The short-lived Sega Dreamcast had an excellent library which included some great vertical and horizontal shmups! Enjoy this mixtape from one of our earliest episodes with great classic Sega composers! Continue reading Mixtape 1-2 Dreamcast Shmups
Let’s listen to music that can get you powered up! Music that makes you feel like you can save the world even though your just a high school kid with magical powers! We explore the world of Shonen Jump video games and video game cross-overs! Continue reading Episode 11-10 Shonen Games
For those who are about to Rockman, we salute you! This is the podcast’s second dive into video game rock music, and this time it’s personal. Pernell gives blood just before recording, so you’re in for an extra special treat. Rob sings his favorite fighting game moves, and Pernell reminisces about childhood games played in his neighborhood. (it’s amazing we survived our childhood) Continue reading Episode 11-9 Rock Music 2
It’s the most MagFest’iest time of the year! That means Pernell is travelling and partying with hundreds of music and game enthusiasts, and Rob is all alone! ALL ALONE! So enjoy this super DJ mix of synthwave style remixes and original game tunes! Continue reading Bonus Beats Vol. 2
This very special episode was recorded in front of a live Facebook studio audience! We listen to great snowy and icy tunes! We talk about Gameboys of Christmas’s past! And we goof off with everyone on Facebook during the live stream! So let’s have some fun! Continue reading Episode 11-7 Holiday Special!
It’s been (ITS BEEN) TWO YEARS of the podcast, so it’s time for another celebration! But didn’t you just celebrate 100 episodes? We did! Who cares!
Rob and Pernell pick their top 5 songs of the past year, pop bottles, laugh uncontrollably at Pernell’s fake curse-words, and discover that Andore is the Sorting-Hat of the Mad Gear gang. Thanks to a gift from a special listener, things go a little off the rails. Continue reading Episode 11-4 Podcastiversary 2!
Brawlers. Beat’em ups. Punchy-kicky men. These are all terms for a popular style of arcade game that brings kids together, and tears families apart. Okay so I’m making some of this stuff up. This is our second look at the popular beat-em-up genre, but this time with no system restrictions. Continue reading Episode 11-2 Beat’em Ups 2 with Masikus!
Well, you’ve finally done it. You’ve taken over the show! In this very special episode is powered by you, the listeners! Rob and Pernell play selections submitted to them over the past 2 years of the podcast, and there are some FANTASTIC picks in this one! There’s classic, there’s new, and there’s romantic-ninja-singing. Ya dig? Continue reading Episode 10-9 Fan Favorites
It’s nearly Halloween, so Rob and Pernell get in the mood with some music from spooky and scary video games! That’s the plan anyway, Pernell comes up with his own episode theme. Your hosts talk about their favorite horror movies, and crack jokes at their listeners taking part in the live stream! Continue reading Episode 10-8 Halloween Music
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. Continue reading Episode 10-1 World Maps 2 with Amanda Lepre
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”. Continue reading Episode 9-10 Desert Music
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? Continue reading Episode 9-9 Montage Music with Cameron from The Mad Gear
It’s been a long week, so we hit the freestyle button and listen to game tunes with no topic restrictions. Continue reading Episode 9-8 Wildcard 3
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! Continue reading Episode 9-6 Password and Save Select
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! Continue reading Episode 9-5 Ending Themes
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. Continue reading Episode 8-9 Awesome Women
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. Continue reading Episode 8-7 Fun with Alex
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!!!! Continue reading Episode 7-6 Saturn Puzzle Games
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! Continue reading Episode 7-3 Sega Arcade with Forever Sound Version
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. Continue reading Episode 6-4 Dreamcast RPGs