28 March 2012

Episode 74: Asiatic Music

Brent and Rob focus on 8-bit and 16-bit era video game music with an Asiatic/oriental sounding influence and in doing so, they discuss Eastern philosophy, chopsticks, and Street Fighter II.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

The Revenge of Shinobi - Yuzo Koshiro - China Town - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Sangokushi Retsuden: Ransei no Eiyuutachi - unknown - China Unified - TOSE/Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Super Mario Land - Hirokazu Tanaka - Chai Kingdom - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1989

Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - The Birds Fly in the Sky, the Fish Swim in the River - Square - Super Famicom - 1994

Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition - Yoko Shimomura - E. Honda - Capcom - Genesis - 1993

Samurai Shodown - Yasuo Yamate (Tate Norio), Masahiko Hataya (Papaya), Hiroo Ikeda (arr.) - Tokyo Kabuki Theater - Takara/SNK - SNES - 1994

The Ninja Warriors - Hisayoshi Ogura - Up Stairs (Name Register) - Taito - PC Engine - 1989

The Legend of the Mystical Ninja - Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko - Oedo (Kid Ying's House/Goemon's House) - Konami - SNES - 1992

Battle Golfer Yui - Naka-chan 3-sai, Kenta-kun. Yada!, Maru-chan wa omotta, Kyoporiran - Theme Dibot - Santos/Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Shinobi - Yasuhiro Kawakami - Stage - Sega - Sega Master System - 1988

Avenging Spirit - Takahiro Ogata - Stage 1 - Jaleco - Game Boy - 1992

Super Ninja Boy - Eiji Miyabi (Neon Kidd) - Peaceful Chinaland - Culture Brain - SNES - 1993

The Legend of Kage - Hisayoshi Ogura - Name Register (Fog Princess Theme) "Feast" - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1985

Brutal: Paws of Fury - Doug Brandon - Bridge in the Mountains - Eurocom/Cybersoft - SNES - 1994

Street Fighter II Turbo - Yoko Shimomura - E. Honda's Ending - Capcom - SNES - 1993

4 comments:

  1. That Sangokushi Retsuden track was very cool. I like the full sound it has. I particularly like the part that sounds like 32nd notes running up and down, it's a nice touch for a song that is otherwise kind of slow-paced.

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    1. If you liked that track, you should check out the Sangokushi Retsuden track Rob played on Episode 41. It's even better!

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  2. Wow, relistening to this episode and especially the Sangokushi Retsuden track made me realize what a great job Daisuke Tanabe did with his (?) intro song for the Diggin' in the Carts series. Soo much similarity!

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  3. Great focus idea. The main theme from KiKi KaiKai has a specifically Japanese vibe. For those interested I suggest giving it a listen.

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