Tune in as we focus on the works of composer Yoko Shimomura! She has worked in the business since the 80s with such amazing music ranging from Street Fighter II to Kingdom Hearts. Rob and Pernell share tracks from her amazing career, and share stories of old arcades, and mythical animals.
This episode is the first of our monthly Patreon-only live streams! We setup a camera in the studio and allow our Patreon members to watch us record the episode live! It was a blast to do and we can’t wait to do it again next month! 🙂 If you would like to be a part of these exclusives, head over to our Patreon page!
Hard Long (Stages 2 and 9) – The King of Dragons – Arcade – Yoko Shimomura
Majestic Fire – Pop’n Music 13 Carnival – Arcade – Yoko Shimomura
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!
This week we get goofy and listen to music composed for password screens and save select screens. Password functions are typically in older game systems that didn’t commonly support full game saves, so many of our tracks are from the classic 8bit and 16bit eras. We also included “save select” music to help cover more ground 🙂 Enjoy the tunes!
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.
Hoodstomper theme – Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc – Playstation 2, Gamecube and Xbox – Plume Leonard, Fred Leonard, Laurent Parisi
Painted Pentathlon – Rayman – Playstation – Remi Gazel
Menu Theme 3 – NBA Live 96 – Genesis – Traz Damji, Steve Royea, Vince Mai
Team Selection – NHL 94 – Sega CD – Michael J Sokyrka
Character Select – Hit The Ice – Turbografx 16 – Hiroshige Tonomura
Select Team – Ice Hockey – NES – Soyo Oka
Gwarhar Lagoon – Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga – Gameboy Advance- Yoko Shimomura
They’re Pretty Tough Should We Be Careful? – Mario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story – Yoko Shimomura
Welcome to our 50th episode! We have an absolute treat for you this week, we’ve got special guest Aethernaut joining us to listen and comment on great game music. He helped us out by choosing the topic: Music with emotional gravity. This was a great inspiration for choosing tracks, we found some good stuff for you! There’s also a special Bonus Round section of the show, where we showcase some of Aethernaut’s own tracks!
Aethernaut is a musician with a love for chip sounds and a passion for video games. He takes inspiration from his favorite video game tunes and turns out some amazing tracks. Check out his music here!
You did it! This is your time, this is all for you. This is your video game music victory. We listen to great music composed for celebratory sections of games. Not necessarily RPGs, but any game where you have become victorious.
We’re joined this week again by our good friend Matt Waldron of Pernell and Matt Play Games! He brings some great tunes, and some great discussion. He’s a great guy! Check our his show on Youtube!
Attraction Tour: Winner Crowned – Nintendo Land – Wii U- Ryo Nagamatsu
Stage Clear – Military Madness – TurboGrafx 16 – Jun Chikuma
Winners – Lunar: The Silver Star – Sega Saturn – Noriyuki Iwadare
The End of The Battle – Shadow of the Colossus – Playstation 2 – Kow Otani