03 May 2017

Episode 188: Nexting Etiquette

In Episode 188, Brent and Rob talk about nexting etiquette, the do’s and don’ts of putting a quarter on an arcade cabinet to signify being next on the game.  They also talk about “Contra dancing” and 1980’s interactions.  There’s also another installment of Prizes From Gabe as well as a new user-submitted VGM Karaoke performance.  At one point, Rob adopts a new console (as seen in the photo), and at another point, the boizz sing about Vanilla Ice.  So nexting etiquette is hardly the subject of this episode -it’s a whole grab bag of stuff, including good video game music.  Full track listing below.



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

Nastar Warrior - Hisayoshi Ogura (......OGR.) - IV: The Big Swords (Ending) - Taito - arcade - 1988

Buggy Run - unknown - Final Lap - Sims/Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1994

Splatterhouse 3 - Eiko Kaneda (Milky Eiko) - Opening Theme - Namco/Now Production - Genesis - 1993

Flying Hero - unknown - Into Building BGM - Aicom/Epic Sony Records - Famicom - 1989

Xerd no Densetsu 2: Xerd!! Gishin no Ryouiki - Fumito Tamayama, Yoko Suzuki, Tinpu Uchibori - Ending - Graphic Research/Vic Tokai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

Flying Hero: Bugyuru no Daibouken - Mitsuhito Tanaka - Under Water ~ Act 4 - Sting/Sofel - Super Famicom - 1992

Earth Defense Force - Tsukasa Tawada, Yasuhiko "Zep" Takashiba (arr.) - Name Entry - Jaleco - SNES - 1992

Uchuu Race: Astro Go! Go! - Yusuke Takahama - Icebaby Planet - Kaze/Meldac - Super Famicom - 1994

Shin Kidou Senshi Gundam Wing: Endless Duel - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Seaside - Natsume - Super Famicom - 1996

Traverse: Starlight & Prairie - Daisuke Tamura - Starlight - Pandora Box/Banpresto - Super Famicom - 1996

Bio-Miracle Bokutte Upa - Kouji Murata (Denden Murata), Seiichi Fukami (Lydian Fukami), Jetbath Fujii, Yuko Kurahashi (Yuko Chan),  Kyohei Sada (Charley Sada), Atsushi Fujio (Sukemaro Fujio) - Digging - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1988

12 comments:

  1. hey you guys talked about my ninja drawing! cool!

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  2. Contra dancing is a folk dance, similar to square dancing. You boobs.

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    1. Well, speaking as a Contra dancer, I dance while playing Contra. The traditional Contra dance garb is camo pants, combat boots, tank top or no shirt at all, and a headband. The Contra dance move is violent hip thrusts to the beat of whatever level you are currently on.

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    2. I have also engaged in Contra dancing, but as it was to a tune from a PlayStation 2 game, it wasn't in the traditional style Greg describes. Instead, upon discovering the Neo Contra track Helicarrier while listening to another VGM podcast (PixelTunes Radio), I immediately launched a solo mosh pit in my laundry room. This more interpretative modern style could be called Neo Contra dancing to differentiate it from the stricter traditional genre.

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    3. Ah yes, I've heard rumor of this Neo Contra dance. All the hip youngsters are doing it. Helicarrier is a great track to thrash to, perfect for the style you describe. I must learn the steps to keep up with the times.

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  3. Great episode guys! I especially loved Chi Guy's VGM Karaoke. Hilarious!

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    1. Thanks! (Chi Guy here) I had hoped to entertain with my first original VGM karaoke, but also to legitimize my position that pineapple is a perfectly acceptable ingredient for pizza. The way I see it, until someone pours their heart and soul into a love song for NOT using that topping, our side wins the debate.

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    2. I don't understand all the hate for pineapple and ham on pizza here in the US. It's a perfectly acceptable ingredient for pizza in Latin America. Down south, we eaters of pineapple on pizza face no negative judgement for our choice of pizza topping.

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  4. Big Swords was on point but the Uchuu Race track was a jam

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  5. I keep hearing all this quarter nexting etiquette but here in the big Apple there isn't much arcades. Only the big chains of Dave and busters, their machines only use the card system. I would like to know what's your etiquette for next when cards are involved.
    Great episode keep up the awesome work.

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  6. God that nexting story had me rolling.

    You guys ever feature music from Turbo Grafx game: Lords of Thunder?

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  7. ice ice baby ice ice ice baby ice ice baby to go....hahahahaha

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