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 insight 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.
It’s still summer time, so let’s get these podcasts heated up! Wait, slow down! It’s getting too hot! We throw down our favorite musical selections, competing for “Most Dry”, and “Most Dehydrated”.
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 boxers to work out to. 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?
It’s been a long week, so we hit the freestyle button and listen to game tunes with no topic restrictions.
Okay, where did I put that password. Is it in the back of the game’s manual? Is it on a post-it note stuck to my Gameboy? Oh there it is, of course! I had it tattooed on Pernell so I would never lose it!
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!
To celebrate the new movie Wonder Woman, Rob and Pernell focus on games with strong female protagonists. There is lots of jazz, and argument discussion about the Final Fantasy series. We also form the first emo-jug-band, which is way cooler than it sounds.
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.
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!!!!
DO DOD DOODDOODODODO DAYTONAAAA!!!! Boy do we have a great show for you this week! We take a look at music composed for Sega arcade games throughout the years. We’re talking all things Virtua and Golden Axey!
This week we focus on the small-ish library of role playing games for the Sega Dreamcast. The Sega Dreamcast is a very special system for both of us. It had some great games, but they were also taking risks with some crazy ones.
Sometimes you float, sometimes you swim, but usually you just die instantly! This week on the podcast we listen to great music used in video game water levels. Our selections range from chill to heavy rock, but still all sound watery!
Grab your swimsuit and goggles, the Rhythm and Pixels are going into the VGM deep end!
Round 2-1 Splashdown! – Ristar – Genesis – Tomoko Sasaki
Seaside Theme – Dragons Curse – Turbografx 16 – Shinichi Sakamoto
Save the Dam! – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – NES – Keizo Nakamura
Swimming Against The Stream – Rayman Origins – Xbox 360 – Christophe Heral
Aquatic Ambiance – Donkey Kong Country – SNES – David Wise
Dive Man – Mega Man 4 – NES – Kouji Murata
Promise of Redemption – The Megas
Hydrocity Zone Remix – Plasma3Music
Koopa Beach – Super Mario Kart – SNES – Soya Oka
Rob and Pernell listen to great music from RPG titles on the Sega Genesis.
We celebrate the holidays with music from snow and ice levels. There are cool keyboard solos and festive bells throughout the tracks to get you in the holiday spirit. So […]