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
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!
I Hate Tha Sun – Radirgy – Dreamcast – Daisuke Nagata
24/7 – Radirgy – Dreamcast – Kou Hayashi
Step of Battle – Bangai-O – Dreamcast – Toshiya Yamanaka, Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa
Mazin Core – Bangai-O – Dreamcast – Toshiya Yamanaka, Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa
Stage 1 – Xydonia – PC – Dario Fantini
The Beautiful Love of a Brother and Sister – Bangai-O – Dreamcast – Toshiya Yamanaka, Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa