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) - gameplay - 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

16 February 2011

Episode 16: Horror Games

For Episode 16, Brent and Rob focus on horror games. Sometimes, the music isn't even necessarily spooky or frightful, but all of it comes from games within the horror genre and of course, and it's all from the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  Full track listing below.



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

Friday the 13th - Hirohiko Takayama - gameplay - LJN - NES - 1988

Castlevania - Kinuyo Yamashita - Wicked Child (Stage 3) - Konami - NES - 1987

The Immortal - Rob Hubbard, Michael Bartlow - Dream - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Kenichi Matsubara - Bloody Tears - Konami - NES - 1988

Castlevania: Bloodlines - Michiru Yamane - Mysterious Curse (Password) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, Hidenori Maezawa - Beginning - Konami - NES - 1990

Castlevania: Bloodlines - Michiru Yamane - The Vampire's Stomach (Final Boss) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Maniac Mansion - Dave Govett - Bernard - Jaleco/LucasArts - NES - 1990

Splatterhouse - Katsuro Tajima - Evil Cross & Nightmares (Stage 4) - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti - Anna Puruna - gameplay - Namco - Famicom - 1989

Splatterhouse - Katsuro Tajima - Hell-Chaos - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Castlevania: Bloodlines - Michiru Yamane - The Sinking Old Sanctuary (Stage 2) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Ghostbusters - Kazuhiko Nagai (Nav.) - 2nd Case: Apartment - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Castlevania: Dracula X - Tomoya Tomita, Masanari Iwata, Harumi Ueko, Masahiko Kimura - Op.13 (Stage 5 Other Side BGM) - Konami - SNES - 1995

Bram Stoker's Dracula - Matt Furniss - Stage 2-3 - Sony Imagesoft - Genesis - 1993

Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Tamayo Kawamoto - The Crystal Forest (Level 4) - Capcom - Genesis - 1989

Bram Stoker's Dracula - Matt Furniss - Boss Theme 2 - Sony Imagesoft - Genesis - 1993

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Mari Yamaguchi - Ghoul's Stomach (Stage 4) - Capcom - SNES - 1991

Bram Stoker's Dracula - Matt Furniss - Stage 3-4 - Sony Imagesoft - Genesis - 1993

Musya: The Classic Japanese Tale of Horror - Seiko Asukagawa - Tengumura Cavern - SETA - SNES - 1992

10 February 2011

Episode 15: A Romantic Mood

Brent and Rob present a special Valentine's Day episode featuring the best romantic/hot/lovey-dovey music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  These tracks are perfect to set the mood for you and your special someone.  Full track listing below.




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

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Rosa's Theme - Square - SNES - 1991

Coach K College Basketball - Jeff van Dyck - Menu 2 - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1995

Kirby's Adventure - Hirokazu Ando - Starry Sky - HAL Laboratory - NES - 1993

Side Pocket - Emi Shimizu - Dinner For Two - Data East - Genesis - 1992

Sonic the Hedgehog - Masato Nakamura - Star Light Zone - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - Mieko Ishikawa - Morning of the Journey - Riot - Genesis - 1991

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Koji Kondo - Princess Zelda's Rescue - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend - Seiji Momoi, Shogo Sakai, Arma - Until Tomorrow - Data East - Genesis - 1995

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Opening - Capcom - NES - 1990

Streets of Rage 2 - Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima - Good Ending - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Hudson's Adventure Island - Jun Chikuma - Cliffs & Rocks - Hudson Soft - NES - 1988

Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition - Yoko Shimomura - Guile's Ending - Capcom - Genesis - 1993

Star Fox - Hajime Hirasawa - Game Clear Demonstration - Nintendo - SNES -1993

Out Run - Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Shinichiro Sato (arr.) - Magical Sound Shower - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Mari Yamaguchi - Ending (part 1) - Capcom - SNES - 1991

Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend - Seiji Momoi, Shogo Sakai, Arma - Set Me Free - Data East - Genesis - 1995

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Corridors of Time - Square - SNES - 1995

Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition - Yoko Shimomura - Ken's Ending (part 1) - Capcom - Genesis - 1993

Alcahest - Jun Ishikawa - Title Screen - Square - Super Famicom - 1993

Streets of Rage - Yuzo Koshiro - Good Ending - Sega - Genesis - 1991

02 February 2011

Episode 14: Sports

Brent and Rob knock one out of the park in this episode which focuses on sports games.  The hosts go into overtime and present their favorite tracks (and field) from the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  Brent shares a track from NBA Jam that is particularly moving to him while Rob focuses almost solely on Electronic Arts titles.  Full track listing below.
 


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

John Madden Football - Rob Hubbard - Title Theme - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1990

Slalom - David Wise - Level Music - Rare - NES - 1987

Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs - Rob Hubbard - Title Screen - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

Double Dribble - Miki Higashino - Half-Time Show - Konami - NES - 1987

NHL Hockey - Rob Hubbard - Opening Theme - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

NBA Jam - Jon Hey - Title Screen - Acclaim - SNES - 1994

Skate or Die! - Rob Hubbard - Intro - Electronic Arts - NES - 1987

Mega Man Soccer - Oka, Tomi, Norihiko Togashi (Noririn) - Dust Man - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Coach K College Basketball - Jeff van Dyck - Title Theme - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1995

Cyber Stadium Series: Base Wars - Shigemasa Matsuo (Magnum), Tomoko Sumiyama (Uh Pah) - Ending - Ultra Games - NES - 1991

FIFA International Soccer - Jeff van Dyck - BGM 3 - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

Super Soccer - Hiroya Niwayama, Hironori Tanaka, Masamichi Yamazaki, Tetsuji Ohtani - Menu - Human Entertainment - SNES - 1992

Super Spike V'Ball - Kazunaka Yamane - Brazil - Technos - NES - 1990

Side Pocket - Fox Productions - Come On Over - Iguana Entertainment - SNES - 1993

Blades of Steel - Shinya Sakamoto, Kazuki Muraoka, Atsushi Fujio, Kyouhei Sada - Skating Into The Ring - Konami - NES - 1988

Track & Field II - unknown - Hang Gliding - Konami - NES - 1989

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! - Kenji Yamamoto, Akito Nakatsuka, Yukio Kaneoka - Training - Nintendo - NES - 1987

Super Tennis - Yoshi - Tournament Standings - Tokyo Shoseki - SNES - 1991

Wimbledon Championship Tennis - Crush-X - Sound Number 88 - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Kirby's Dream Course - Hirokazu Ando - Jigsaw Plains - HAL Laboratory - 1995

Shigesato Itoi's No. 1 Bass Fishing - Tadashi Ikegami - Rest House - HAL Laboratory - Super Famicom - 1997