25 February 2011

Episode 17: Puzzle Games

Brent and Rob explore the music of puzzle games across the 8-bit and 16-bit platforms and present an episode of some of the finest music ever composed in the genre.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (the version we played was released)

Puyo Puyo Tsuu - Tsuyoshi Matsushima - Area A - Compile - Mega Drive - 1994

Tetris Attack - Masaya Kuzume - Forest Stage - Nintendo - SNES - 1996

Tetris Attack - Masaya Kuzume - Lunar Stage - Nintendo - SNES - 1996

Hatris - unknown - gameplay - Bullet-Proof Software - NES - 1990

Tetris - Hirokazu Tanaka - Music 3 - Nintendo - NES - 1989

Yoshi - Jun-ichi Masuda - gameplay - Nintendo - NES - 1992

Wario's Woods - Soyo Oka, Shinobu Amayake - Versus Mode - Nintendo - NES - 1994

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - David Javelosa, Masayuki Nagao, Masanobu Tsukamoto - Staff Roll - Compile - Genesis - 1993

Fire 'n Ice - Ryuichi Nitta (Kajiya Shitamachi) - World 3 (Golden Castle) - Tecmo - NES - 1993

Puyo Puyo - Akiyoshi Nagao (Einosuke Nagao), Masanobu Tsukamoto - Memories - Compile - Mega Drive - 1992

The Lost Vikings - Charles Deenan (comp.), Matt Furniss (comp., arr.) - Home - Interplay - Genesis - 1993

Columns - Tokuhiko Uwabo - Atropos - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Zoop - Brian Schmidt, Bob Scumaci, Mark Davis - Uptown Meeting - Viacom New Media - SNES - 1995

KLAX - David O'Riva, Alex Rudis - Giganticus Breathalizer - Tengen - NES - 1990

Columns III: Revenge of Columns - Morihiko Akiyama - Column Dive - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - David Javelosa, Masayuki Nagao, Masanobu Tsukamoto - 2 Player vs. - Compile - Genesis - 1993

Tetris 2 - unknown - gameplay - Nintendo - NES - 1993

Boxy Boy - unknown - Austria Theme - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Lemmings - Tomomi Hatakeyama - Intermission - Sunsoft - SNES - 1992

Tetris Attack - Masaya Kuzume - Credits - Nintendo - SNES - 1996

Puzzle - unknown - Level Music - American Video Entertainment - NES - 1990

4 comments:

  1. Great music! Though I was hoping to hear Marble Madness at some point :\

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  2. Great Episode. My favorite is the 2 Player vs. from Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. I recognize that from Rob's Dance Mix Uno.

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  3. Great to hear music from games I've never played.

    By the way, that Ice Cream truck music that Brent was thinking of was from a game called "Twisted Metal 2". The character's name was "Sweet Tooth". Great PSX game!

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  4. Bizarre of Rob to call Tool an industrial band. They sound nothing like that Klax song at all.

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