We’ve done it! Three years of podcasts, video game music, and friendship! Let’s reflect back on our favorite tracks and episodes of the last year, you may be surprised at what we pick! There’s celebratory beverages, behind-the-scenes podcast stories, and fun trivia quizzes which Pernell is way too good at.
This episode was recorded in a live stream, which you can watch here unedited! (ALL HAIL THE METRONOME)
When I think of shmups, I think of grazing bullets, exploding pop-corn, 1CC’s, and the STG bible: The Full Extend of the Jam. But let’s get into the music! We’re joined by VGM rock-MASTER Chris Baines to share our favorite 2D shooter music! He shares his love of all things Gradius, and we get into how there’s so many awesome jazz-licks in these games. Wait are you waiting for? ENEMY APPROACHING!
Do not MISS! Check out Chris Baines Music! Creative adaptations and arrangements of classic VGM with the highest standard of quality!
Go by Chris’s newest solo project, TofuMakoToro! And go to his YouTube page for regular tunes and medleys!
Stage 1 – Super R-Type – Super Nintendo – Yasuhiro Kawakami, Takushi Hiyamuta, Hiroshi Kimura
You’re training hard, but there isn’t enough time to show everyone? That’s when you need a montage! We’re talking tough-hard-hitting music for pumping iron. But we’re also talking about fun, harmonica-filled jams for the end of a 90s sitcom. Like Family Matters. What if that actually was Carl Winslow helping out Bruce Willis in Die Hard? We ask the tough questions.
Joining us on the show is Cameron from the video game cover band The Mad Gear! Cameron brings his wealth of game and music knowledge to the table and pushes it to the limit!
Check out their awesome music video, The World Warrior! It rules!
Final Boss Music – Double Dragon II: The Revenge – NES – Kazunaka Yamane
Road to Toronto – Brain Lord – Super Nintendo – Masanao Akahori
Gust of Wind – Ys: Memories of Celceta – Playstation Vita – Falcom Sound Team jdk
Stage 1 Asteroid Field – Gley Lancer – Sega Mega Drive- Masanori Hikichi, Noriyuke Iwadare, Yoshiaki Kubotera, Isao Mizoguchi
Ending 2 – Puyo Pop Fever – Playstation 2, Dreamcast – Hideki Abe
The One Star – The World Ends With You – Nintendo DS – Takeharu Ishimoto feat. Cameron Strother
Rob and Pernell mine the depths of the Sega Saturn and come out with some solid gold hits! You’ll hear some funky bass-lines, wicked drum-fills, and some on-the-spot lyrics! Rhythm and Pixels are blasting off agaaiiiiinnnn!!!!
Also! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for future Bonus Beats live streams every Thursday night 🙂 Chiptunes and remixes mixed live just for you!
Arcade Mode (In Game Music) – Cleopatra Fortune (Shinin Queen) – Sega Saturn – Zuntata
Stage 3 Arcade – Baku Baku Animal – Sega Saturn – Tetsuya Kawachi
Strong Opponent (Stages 4 and 5) – Monster Slider – Sega Saturn – Unknown