30 June 2012

Track Listing: Brent Weinbach VGM Dance Mix Vol. 1

Here is the track list (game titles only) for Brent's VGM Dance Mix Vol. 1...

Blaster Master
Little Nemo: The Dream Master
Mega Man 3
Secret of Mana
F-Zero
Super Spike V'Ball
Castlevania
Life Force
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
Rockman and Forte
Puyo Puyo Tsuu
Goonies II
Gradius III
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Castlevania II
DuckTales
Super Mario Kart

To listen to the dance mix, you can find the original post here:

Brent Weinbach VGM Dance Mix Vol. 1

27 June 2012

Episode 87: Kazuo Hanzawa

The work of composer Kazuo Hanzawa aka Norio Hanzawa is the focus of Episode 87.  Originally a Konami employ, Kazuo moved on to work for the company Treasure.  With an extremely progressive and unique approach, Hanzawa took video game music to a whole other level with games like Gunstar Heroes and Alien Soldier.  Check out this incredible music from a very overlooked composer.  Full track listing below.



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

Quarth - Kazuo Hanzawa - BGM 1 - Konami - Famicom - 1990

The Simpsons - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Stage 2: Krustyland (Panic!) - Konami - arcade - 1991

Bucky O'Hare - Kazuo Hanzawa (Star Hanzawa) - Stage 8 - Konami - arcade - 1992

Gunstar Heroes - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Choose a Path - Treasure - Genesis - 1993

Alien Soldier - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Oblivious Past - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1995

Castlevania: The Adventure - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa), Shigeru Fukutake, Hidehiro Funauchi - Evil Devil (Final Boss Part 2) - Konami - Game Boy - 1989

Rollergames - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa), Katsuhiko Suzuki, Atsushi Fujio, Shigemasa Matsuo - Final Showdown (Last Boss) - Ultra Games - NES - 1990

Dynamite Headdy - Kazuo Hanzawa (NON), Katsuhiko Suzuki, Yasuko, Koji Yamada, Aki Hata - Schumacher Fly - Treasure - Genesis - 1994

Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen - T.K.O. (Kazuo Hanzawa, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Satoshi Murata) - Devilish Forest BGM - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1994

Alien Soldier - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Runner/AD2025 - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1995

Alien Soldier - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Slap-Up - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1995

Gunstar Heroes - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Last Party on the Moon - Treasure - Genesis - 1993

Alien Soldier - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Flashback - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1995

Bucky O'Hare - Kazuo Hanzawa (Star Hanzawa) - High Score Name Entry - Konami - arcade - 1992

20 June 2012

Episode 86: Outer Space

Brent and Rob go where no man has gone before: outer space.  That is, they focus on space related games and space levels for Episode 86.  And truth be told, other men (and women) have gone there before them, but not in this particular way, sharing music from games like Over Horizon and Target Earth.  Full track listing below.



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

Target Earth - Takayuki Suzuki - Surprise - NCS/DreamWorks - Genesis - 1990

Snoopy Concert - Vince Guaraldi, Minako Hamano (arr.) - First Beagle on the Moon (Rain, Rain Go Away) - Mitsui Fudosan/Pax Softonica/Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1995

To The Earth - unknown - Intro Cutscene - Nintendo - NES - 1989

Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - Captain of the Shooting Stars! - Square - Super Famicom - 1994

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Echoes From the Past - Andrew Edlen - Codis Nu VI (First Visit) - MicroProse - Genesis - 1994

X - Kazumi Totaka - Mission 1 and 3 - Nintendo - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992

Star Fox - Hajime Hirasawa - Meteor - Nintendo - SNES -1993

Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warship - David Wise - Cyber Zone 2 - Rare/Tradewest - NES - 1990

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Crossroads of Time - Attila Dobos, Attila Heger, Gabor Kis, AndrĂ¡s Magyari, Steve Zuckermann - Hot Pursuit - Novotrade International/Playmates - Genesis - 1995

Star Ocean - Motoi Sakuraba - What Should Be - tri-Ace/Enix - Super Famicom - 1996

Space Shuttle Project - Scott Marshall - Title Screen - Absolute Entertainment - NES - 1991

Rocket Knight Adventures - Masanori Oouchi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masanori Adachi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane - Stage 6 - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Over Horizon - Masaharu Iwata (Rezon) - Stage 5 - Hot-B/Pixel - Famicom - 1991

Axelay - Taro Kudou - Cosmos - Konami - SNES - 1992

SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Illusion (Stage 6, 7) - Sega - arcade - 1987

13 June 2012

Episode 85: Ending Music 2

Brent and Rob say goodbye in this episode, many times, in fact, because Episode 85 is all about Ending Music -and their second time with this topic at that (see Episode 19).  Things get sentimental listening to these tracks, so brace yourself and maybe even get a box of tissues.  And don't worry, the boys will be back next week.  Full track listing below.



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

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

CrossFire - unknown - Ending - AI/Kyugo Boueki - Genesis - 1991

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - Yusuke Takahama - Ending - KID/Capcom - NES - 1992

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Light of Silence (Hard Ending) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Zombie Nation - Norio Nakagata, Takane Ohkubo - Love & Peace - Kaze/Meldac - NES - 1991

Earnest Evans - Motoi Sakuraba - Ending Theme - Wolf Team/Renovation - Genesis - 1992

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Junko Tamiya - Ending - Capcom - NES - 1990

Hagane: The Final Conflict - Takahito Abe - Credits - Red Company/Hudson Soft - SNES - 1994

Destiny of an Emperor - Hiroshige Tonomura (Perorin Tonomura) - Ending - Capcom - NES - 1990

Mega Man 6 - Yuko Takehara - Ending Part 10 - Capcom - NES - 1994

Strider - Harumi Fujita - Credits - Capcom - NES - 1989

El Viento - Motoi Sakuraba - Staff Roll - Wolf Team/Renovation - Genesis - 1992

Mercs - Yoshiaki Kashima (Milpo) - Original Mode: Staff Roll - Capcom - Genesis - 1991

Batman - Naoki Kodaka - Ending Theme - Sunsoft - Genesis - 1990

Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Tamayo Kawamoto - Ending - Capcom - Genesis - 1989

06 June 2012

Episode 84: Capcom

Popular game company Capcom is the focus of Episode 84.  So many games, so much music, where does one start?  Founded relatively late in the video game world (1983), Capcom certainly had a hefty roster of female composers, more so than any other company at the time, and so this episode is almost a celebration of women in video game music as well a company focus.  Brent and Rob explore a lot of the more obscure Capcom titles, but throw in a couple Mega Man tracks for good measure.  Also, even though no DuckTales music is played on this episode, the long-standing mystery of its composer is finally uncovered!  Full track listing below.



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

Section-Z - Tamayo Kawamoto, Kumi Yamaga (Yamachan), Kuwachan - Area 1 - Capcom - NES - 1987

Mega Man 5 - Mari Yamaguchi - Charge Man - Capcom - NES - 1992

Chiki Chiki Boys - Hiromitsu Takaoka (Hifumi), Junichi Ueda (Junchan) (arr.) - MD Original Tune/Unused Arcade Music - Capcom - Genesis - 1993

Marusa no Onna - Tamayo Kawamoto - Low Tention~Hi Position (Tax Office BGM) - Capcom - Famicom - 1989

Mercs - Manami Matsumae (M. Gotoh), Yoshiaki Kashima (Milpo) (arr.) - Arcade Mode: Staff Roll - Capcom - Genesis - 1991

Wily & Right no RockBoard: That's Paradise - Yuki Iwai (Yuki Satomura) - Megalopolis - Capcom - Famicom - 1993

Destiny of an Emperor - Hiroshige Tonomura (Perorin Tonomura) - Battle - Capcom - NES - 1990

Knights of the Round - Isao Abe - Expedition - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Captain Commando - Masaki Izutani (T. Yomage) - Enemy's Space Ship (Stage 8) - Capcom - SNES - 1995

Mercs - Manami Matsumae (M. Gotoh), Yoshiaki Kashima (Milpo) (arr.) - Arcade Mode: Ranking - Capcom - Genesis - 1991

Gargoyle's Quest II - Yuki Iwai (Yuki Satomura) - Desert Sittem - Capcom - NES - 1992

Mighty Final Fight - Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara - Bay Area (Round 5) - Capcom - NES - 1993

Legendary Wings - Tamayo Kawamoto, Manami Matsumae (arr.), Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (arr.) - Area 5 - Capcom - NES - 1988

Magic Sword - Manami Matsumae (M. Gotoh) - Macabre Funk - Capcom - SNES - 1992

Capcom Quiz: Hatena? no Daibouken - Yoshihiro Sakaguchi, Yoko Shimomura - Slum Alleyway (Final Fight) - Capcom - Game Boy (Japan) - 1990

Chiki Chiki Boys - Hiromitsu Takaoka (Hifumi), Junichi Ueda (Junchan) (arr.) - Round 4-1 - Capcom - Genesis - 1993

Marusa no Onna - Tamayo Kawamoto - Don't You Say Good-Bye (Ending Theme) - Capcom - Famicom - 1989

Mega Man 3 - Harumi Fujita - Needle Man - Capcom - NES - 1990

Ghosts 'n Goblins - Ayako Mori - Stage 1 and 2 - Capcom - NES - 1986