We are seeing so many great new games recently with a retro-aesthetic, and we love it! Whether it’s pixelized 16-bit style artwork, or classic gameplay mechanics, it’s something that we’re drawn to immediately. The music is no different, borrowing from the sounds of past hardware and putting an original spin on it. We talk about music that makes you anxious, human emotions as power-ups, and Pernell does a food dance. Enjoy!
Final Boss (Omega Model) – 20XX – Steam – Brandon Ellis
Fire – Fight’n Rage – Steam – Gonzalo Varela
Midnight Intruder (Neo Tokyo Stage 6, Night) – Xydonia – PC, Kickstarter – Luke McQueen
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.
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Writhing in Agony, Aren’t you? – Dragon Tail – FM Towns – Tadahiro Nitta
Spread Your Wings – Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories – Playstation 2- Tenpei Sato
A Curious Tale – Secret of Mana – Super Nintendo – Hiroki Kikuta
In a Moment’s Time – Skullgirls – Steam, Playstation 4, Xbox – Michiru Yamane
Gust of Wind – Ys Memories of Celceta – Playstation Vita – Falcom Sound Team jdk
The Poets 2 – Streets of Rage 3 – Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima
What Lies Beyond The Door – Tales of Graces F – Playstation 3 – Motoi Sakuraba
Levels 11 to 20 – Dragon Crystal – Master System – E Fugu
Demyst – Hyper Void – Steam, Playstation 3, Playstation 4 – Kamel Bushnaq
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. And oh my GOD, we’ve got some great music for you!
We are honored to have chiptune composer Masikus joining in on the conversation. Masikus is a drummer, electronic musician, chiptune composer, and all-around great guy! He’s been featured on multiple Chiptunes=Win compilation albums, and has fantastic chiptune inspired music available everywhere great MP3s are sold.