This week we take a second look at music composed specifically for world maps in games. We are honored to have a musical guest joining us, Amanda Lepre from the band Descendants of Erdrick! She brings her vast musical knowledge and love of fantasy RPG’s to the conversation. We discuss how important it is for world map music to create the mood, emotionally setting up the player for a new section of the game. We also share our gaming guilty pleasures, each of us judging Pernell. 🙂
Amanda Lepre is a guitarist and vocalist of Descendants of Erdrick. Descendants of Erdrick is progressive-metal band that creates beautiful and epic arrangements of classic RPG video game music.
Amanda Lepre also has a solo project of heavy, progressive, and electronic melodies. You can find her music over at www.amandalepre.com!
World of Ruin – Final Fantasy VI – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu
The New Continent – Thousand Arms – Playstation –
Field Map: Fall – Taikou Risshiden – Super Famicom – Michiru Oshima
Dark World – Link to the Past – SNES – Koji Kondo
Field To Tomorrow – Lunar 2 – Sega CD – Noriyuke Iwadare
No, this isn’t the last episode of the podcast, but with all these ending themes you just might not be so sure. This episode features songs with real emotion, sadness, and even humor. No really, stick around for the bonus round, it gets real funny real fast!
Ending – Mega Man 2 – NES – Takashi Tateishi
Ending – Capcom no Quiz Tonosama no Yabou – Sega CD – Hikoshi Hashimoto
Stay with me forever – Ys book 2 – pc engine cd – Mieko Ishikawa, arranged by Ryo Yonemitsu
We decided to change things up a bit this week and invite on of our Patreon members to join us on the show! Alex brought with him some excellent music from all sorts of games, and the Rhythm and Pixels team selected tracks that would accompany each one. We talk Rayman, Ristar, and Rob reminisces on old days working in a arcade.
Hoodstomper theme – Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc – Playstation 2, Gamecube and Xbox – Plume Leonard, Fred Leonard, Laurent Parisi
Painted Pentathlon – Rayman – Playstation – Remi Gazel
Menu Theme 3 – NBA Live 96 – Genesis – Traz Damji, Steve Royea, Vince Mai
Team Selection – NHL 94 – Sega CD – Michael J Sokyrka
Character Select – Hit The Ice – Turbografx 16 – Hiroshige Tonomura
Select Team – Ice Hockey – NES – Soyo Oka
Gwarhar Lagoon – Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga – Gameboy Advance- Yoko Shimomura
They’re Pretty Tough Should We Be Careful? – Mario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story – Yoko Shimomura
This week Rob and Pernell pick tracks that would be great for your yoga class, spa weekend, or after-work decompression. We’re looking at anything that’s relaxing, atmospheric, and ambient. Please listen responsibly.
The Flutter – Megaman Legends 2 – Playstation – Makoto Tomozawa
Sleeping Village – Dragon Quest 3 – Super Nintendo – Koichi Sugiyama
Overworld – Lunar: the Silver Star – Sega CD – Noriyuki Iwadare, Hiroshi Fujioka, Isao Mizoguchi