When we got our first cell phones, the first thing we did was try and get video game music on there! So when your friend calls you up, you hear some nice melodies from Koji Kondo. This episode all about the music we’ve chosen to be our ringtones over the years. We also hold many victory celebrations for unfortunate life events, and Rob talks way to much about DDR at the beginning.
Do you have a favorite video game song or jingle you’ve used for your phone’s ringtone? Let us know!
Congratulation Everybody – Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney – Nintendo DS – Masakazu Sugimori and arranged for the DS remake by Akemi Kimura
It’s Monday, and that means only one thing. FALCOM SOUND TEAM + VOLUME FULL BLAST! Be prepared for guitars, rock drums, violins, and the baddest synths of the 90s you’ve ever heard! The long running Ys series has some of the coolest music ever put to video games, and we’re here to share the love, enjoy!
Musician, gamer, and cat-lover Chris Baines returns to gush over every drum fill, piano counter-melody, and bass guitar solo. He is a great guy, good friend, and okay Magical Drop player, and a bad-ass multi-instrumentalist. Check out his work here!
Vacant Interference (Boss Theme) – Ys VII – PSP – Falcom Sound Team JDK
Ys 3: Wanderers From Ys – Be Careful! – TurboGrafx CD – Mieko Ishikawa
Sunshine Coastline – Ys VIII – Takahiro Unisuga (Falcom Sound Team jdk)
Tower of Guidance ~ A Kiss for Eldeel – Ys: Memories of Celceta – PlayStation Vita – Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Saki Momiyama, Tomokatsu Hagiuda
Let’s talk pinball, man. PIN BALL MAAAAAAANNNN!! Rob and Pernell listen to great music from video games based on pinball games, or using pinball game mechanics! And hoo-boy there are a lot of them! Pinball is a unique game that combines dexterity and physics with electronics. Moving this game into the digital world means you can add moving characters, RPG elements, and even blue sparks!
Showerboard – Dino Land – Sega Genesis – Ichiro Hada
Cold and Bold – Odama – Gamecube – Don’t Panic
Dementia – Virtual Pinball – Sega Genesis – Mark Miller
Options Menu – Sonic Spinball – Sega Genesis – Howard Drossin, Brian Coburn, Barry Blum
Main Stage BGM 1 – Time Cruise II – PC Engine – Hiroto Saitou
Viking Guitar are here to answer the big questions. How do you introduce yourself to your favorite band? What arcade games interest bassists more than lead guitarists? How do you win on The Price is Right? Members of the collective Viking Guitar Live are here to talk horror games, horror movies, and great video game music!
Also, the bonus round this week breaks out of the podcast and into a live rock show! Because, you know, technical reasons and stuff! Enjoy the kind-of-unorthodox episode!
Hey! We had so much fun with the members of Viking Guitar, that we did a “bonus” episode with them the week prior! Head over to our Patreon page for the bonus interview and song!
Stage Theme Weird Kids on the Block – Zombies Ate My Neighbors – Super Nintendo – Joe McDermott
Music in racing games can be jazzy, funky, or hard hitting rock’n’roll. In all cases, it’s designed to move you, so you can get moving on the race track! Or the Koopa Beach, or wherever else you’re trying to go fast! This was also the first episode to feature our good friend Matt! Hi Matt!
Night Cruise – Shutoku Battle 2 – Super Famicom – BPS Sound Team
Shout In The Dark – Moto Roader – Turbo Grafx 16 – Unknown
Silence – F-Zero – Super Nintendo – Yumiko Kanki, Naoto Ishida
Cairodrome – Wipeout – Playstation – Cold Storage/Tim Wright
The Ride – Ridge Racer Type 4 – Playstation – Namco Sound Team
Dolphin Shoals – Mario Kart 8 – Wii U – Atsuko Asahi, Shiho Fujii, Ryo Nagamatsu, Kenta Nagata, Yasuaki Iwata
Blaster – Super Off-Road – Super Nintendo – Tim Follin, Geoff Follin