Episode 106: 4th Anniversary w/ Ryu and Snake

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PixelTunes is officially 4 years old! Woohoo! Ed makes his return to the show and celebrates with Mike and special guest Ryu Hayabusa. Ryu’s picked some excellent VGM to share with the guys today, and things get VERY interesting as the episode progresses. Listen in for some wacky antics and lots of the great VGM that PTR is famous for!

Thanks to Chris Murray, Scott Mcelhone, Ariel Schneider, Henrik Andersson, and Dan Bisciglia for submitting PixelChat questions. Send YOUR questions for us to answer at pixeltunesradio@gmail.com!

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title (System, Year) – Track Title – Composer(s)

1 – Dragon Skills (Wii U, 2016) – “World 3 – Graveyard” – Simon Osterhold (Sim Productions)

2 – Pizza Pop! (FC, 1992) – “Stage 3 – Motorcycle Ride” – Junya Kozakai

3 – Ninja Battle Heroes (3DS, 2014) – “BGM01” – Unknown

4 – Goemon Mononoke Sugoroku (N64, 1999) “Party Time” – Hajime Takai, Tomoaki Hirono

5 – Guardian War (3DO, 1994) – “Shop” – Yasufumi Fukuda, Yukiharu Urita

6 – Lupin Sensei: Pandora no Isan (FC,1987 ) – “Stage 1 – Mansion” – Haruhisa Udagawa, Kumi Hanaoka

7 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES, 1989 ) – “Airport/Overworld 2” – Jun Funahashi

8 – Metal Gear (MSX2, 1987) – Red Alert” – Iku Mizutani

9 – Tomb Raider: Legend (GCN, PS2, Xbox, 2006) – “Bolivia 4B” – Troels Brun Folmann

10 – Winback (N64, PS2, 1999) – “Multiplayer 2” – Kaori Nakabai, Keiji yamagishi, Tsutomu Hirasawa

11 – Daytona Championship USA (Arcade, 2017) – “Let’s Go Away [New Version]” – Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

12 – Savage (Amiga,1989) – “Savage Remix” – Kevin Collier

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Episode 105: SNES Deep Cuts

 

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Uncovering unique tracks has always been a PixelTunes Radio staple, but on episode 105, we’re down-right hole punchy! Mike is joined by our guest co-host once again, Justin, as they go round robin on tracks with the always knowledgeable VGM aficionado himself, Niko AKA The Wii Guy! Listen on as the guys get weird and wonky with Looney Tunes, discuss the finer methods of cheese and pickle based weaponry, and baste themselves in the longest track to date on PixelTunes history! With tons of humor and information about the Super NES sound hardware, along with some truly deep cuts, this is one you won’t want to miss!

Thanks to Justin for subbing for Ed again, and as always, our guest Niko AKA The WiiGuy! Check out his channels!

WiiGuys 8BitStereo
GamingGoingGoneLive!

Thanks to our PixelChat submitters: Jeff Leppard, John Jekel, Ariel Schneider, Joe Dunbar, Henrik Andersson, and Niko AKA The WiiGuy! Send your questions to: pixeltunesradio@gmail.com

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title (System, Year) – Track Title – Composer(s)
All tracks this episode are from the SNES

1 – The Green Lantern (Unreleased) – “Hi Score” – Dean Evans

2 – Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions (1993) “20,000 Martians Under the Sea” – Jim Hedges

3 – Imperium (1992) “Base of the Sea” – Tenpei Sato, Tatsuya Sato, Hiroki Uematsu

4 – Stone Protectors (1994) – “Main Theme” – Steve Duckworth

5 – Alien vs. Predator (1993) – “Space Port” – Tenpei Sato, Hisayoshi Ogura

6 -Rudra no Hihou (Treasure of the Rudras) (1996) – “Battle for the Fields” – Ryuji Sasai

7 – Rendering Ranger: R2 (1995) – “Stage 7” – Stefan Kramer, Jesper Olsen

8 – Super Star Wars (1992) – “Jawa Sandcrawler” – John Williams, Paul Webb

9 – Hebereke’s Popoitto (1995) – “Stages 3 & 5” – Noriaki Urata, Kazuo Nii, Hiroshi Tsukamoto

10 – Utopia: The Creation Of A Nation (1993) – “Alpha Ceti” – Barry Leitch

11 – Gradius III (1991) – “Aqua Illusion” – Kazuki Muraoka, Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko, Yukie Morimoto

12 – The Great Battle IV – (1994) – “Floating World Martom (Fourth Stage)” – Norihiko Togashi

 

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Episode 104: Wario

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Aside from Bowser and Wart, Mario didn’t really have an arch nemesis…that is until Wario appeared. Since his 1992 debut as the antagonist in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Wario’s anti-hero brand has continued to evolve over time. From his own Wario Land and Warioware Inc. series, to puzzle games, party and sports titles, Wario has embraced change across an almost 30 year reign. Hidden in this episode are 12 treasure troves of tracks that are sure to make sure you DON’T have a rotten day! Join Mike and Ed’s fill in co-host Justin as they share music from some of Nintendo’s most celebrated composers.

Thanks to Alex Messenger, Chris Murray, Key Glyph, and Matt Crawford for their Wario-themed PixelChat Questions! Send us YOUR questions at PixelTunesRadio@gmail.com

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title (System, Year) – Track Title – Composer(s)

1 – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB, 1992) – “Wario Castle” – Kazumi Totaka

2 – Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (GB, 1994) – “Ending”- Kozue Ishikawa, Ryōji Yoshitomi

3 – Wario’s Woods (NES, 1994) – “Round Clear” – Shinobu Amayake, Soyo Oka

4 – Wario Blast feat. Bomberman (GB, 1994) – “World 3” – Yasuhiko Fukuda

5 – Virtual Boy Wario Land (VB, 1995) – “Credits” – Kazumi Totaka

6 – Wario Land 2 (GBC, 1998) – “End Assessment” – Kozue Ishikawa

7 – Wario Land 3 (GBC, 2000) – “Out of the Woods (Day)” – Kozue Ishikawa, Ryoji Yoshitomi

8 – Wario Land 4 (GBA, 2001) – “Hall of Hieroglyphs”- Ryōji Yoshitomi

9 – Wario World (GCN, 2003) – “Greenhorn Forest” – Norio Hanzawa, Minako Hamano

10 – Wario: Master of Disguise (DS, 2007) – “Terrormisu Battle” – Kenji Hikita

11 – Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii, 2008) – “The Pirate Shop” – Tomoya Tomita

12 – Game & Wario (Wii U, 2013) – “Jimmy Lovin’” – Yasuhisa Baba, Masanobu Matsunaga, Takeru Kanazaki, Hiroki Morishita, Shoh Murakami, Yoshito Sekigawa

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Episode 103: John Baker, ToeJam, Earl, and More

 

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Prepare for the funky fresh style of John Baker, as Mike and previous guest co-host Brian interview the ToeJam & Earl legend himself! They also explore some other games in his catalog, and ask some hard hitting questions about the GEMS driver. The answers are not what you’d expect! We also hear tracks with lots of variety from Baker’s post-TJ&E days. This is definitely one you don’t want to miss!

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title (System, Year) – Track Title

All Music Composed by John Baker

1 – ToeJam & Earl (Genesis, 1991) “Rapmaster Rocket Racket”

2 – ToeJam & Earl (Genesis, 1991) “Funkotronic Beat”

3 – ToeJam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron (Genesis, 1993) “Lewanda’s Love”

4 – ToeJam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron (Genesis, 1993) “Funk Down Under”

5 – Gex: Enter The Gecko (PS1, 1998) “Kung Fu Theatre, pt. 2”

6 – Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (PSX, N64, 1999) “Holiday Broadcasting (Totally Scrooged)”

7 – Farmville (Facebook Web, 2009) “Haunted Hollow”

8 – Mafia Wars Shakedown (iOS, 2011) “Main Theme”

9 – Battlestone (Mobile, 2013) “Main Theme”

 

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Episode 102: Final Fight with Cam Chiles

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On today’s episode, Ed and Mike team up with special guest Cam Chiles to celebrate the Final Fight game series (and horribly mispronounce Mike Haggar’s last name in the process!) Final Fight was a collection of beat ’em up titles from Capcom, and featured music by some of their most talented and prolific composers. Join them as they crank out jams by Junko Tamiya, Setsuo Yamamoto, T’s Music, and more!

Thanks to Cameron Mount for submitting a PixelChat question. Send YOUR questions for us to answer at pixeltunesradio@gmail.com!

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title (System, Year) – Track Title – Composer(s)

1 – Final Fight (SNES, 1991) – “Big Katana Boss” –  Junko Tamiya, Toshio Kajino

2 – Final Fight 2 (SNES, 1993) – “Sleep Junk Down” – Yasuaki Fujita, Mari Yamaguchi, Yuki Iwai, Setsuo Yamamoto, Yūko Takehara, Tatsuya Nishimura

3 – (Cam) Saturday Night Slam Masters (Arcade, 1993) – “Mike Haggar” – Masaki Izutani, Toshio Kajino, Syun Nishigaki, Ryo Mizutsuki, Nobuhiro Ōuchi

4 – Mighty Final Fight (NES, 1993) – “Round 4 (Factory)” – Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara

5 – Final Fight CD (Sega CD, 1993) – “West Side Andore Cage Fight and Stage Ending” – T’s Music

6 – Final Fight 3 (SNES, 1995) – “For Metro City” – Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara

7 – Final Fight 3 – (SNES, 1995) – “Law & Disorder” – Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara

8 – Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Arcade, 1996) – “Guy’s Theme” – Syun Nishigaki, Setsuo Yamamoto, Tatsuro Suzuki, Isao Abe, Yuko Takehara, Naoaki Iwami, Naoshi Mizuta

9 – Final Fight Revenge (Saturn, 2000) – “Damnd’s Theme” – Jim Wallace

10 – Final Fight One (GBA, 2001) – “Double Andore” – Seiko Kobuchi, Toshio Kajino

11 – Final Fight Streetwise (PS2, 2006) – “Bar Fight” – DJ D-Fault (Brad Fotch,) Raymond Herrera, Kristian Habenicht

12 – Ultra Street Fighter IV (Arcade, PS3, PC, X360, 2009) – “Cody’s Theme” – Hideyuki Fukasawa

Bonus Outro: The Mad Gear: Go Right and Fight! (PC, 2017) – “Act IV: I Dig Your Whig” – Adam Ford (Lead Composer), Cam Werme (Drum Tracking)

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Episode 101: Super Free Picks: Turbo Edition

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Ed and Mike start out the “Second Century” of PixelTunes Radio with a fantastic batch of free-pick music. As is usually the case with these shows, there’s a little bit of something for everyone, from speedy metal to groovy FM synth. Enjoy!

Thanks to Joe Dunbar, Alex Messenger, and Scott Mcelhone for submitting PixelChat questions. Send YOUR questions for us to answer at pixeltunesradio@gmail.com!

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title (System, Year) – Track Title – Composer(s)

1 – Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (NES, 2010) – “Area 1” – Sivak

2 – Dial Q wo Mawase! (Genesis, 1992) – “Match Tune” – Unknown

3 – Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice (3DS, 2016) – “Scallywag Reef’ – Richard Jacques

4 – A Hat in Time (PC, 2017) – “Mafia Town (Scooter)” – Pascal Michael Stiefel

5 – Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (PS4/PC/Vita, 2017) – “Deadly Temptation” – Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga

6 – Ku2 [Serious Mode] (X68000, 1993) – “Stage 1” – Unknown

7 – Xak: The Art of Visual Stage (SFC, 1993) – “Battlefield” – Ryuiji Sasai, Tadahiro Nitta, arr. by Hiroshi Amagi

8 – Dirt Dash (Arcade, 1995) – “City” – Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Hiroto Sasaki, Nobuyoshi Sano, Takayuki Aihara, Yuri Misumi

9 – De Blob (Wii, 2008) – “Revolutionary” – John Guscott

10 – Drinky & Smokey (X68000, 1994) – “Smokey Blues” – Naboru Matsuoka

11 – Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage (XBOX 360/PS3, 2010) – “The Seven Scars”- Masayoshi Sasaki, Haruki Yamada

12 – Waterworld (Genesis, 1995 unreleased) – “Shop 2” – Unknown

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Episode 100: The 100th Episode Special Event!

 

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Mike and Ed celebrate 100 episodes of PixelTunes Radio in this very special podcast featuring guest appearances, all-time favorite VGM tracks, and directors’ commentary on memorable skits. Learn what goes on behind-the-scenes during PTR production, and celebrate with the guys as they venture into the 100’s and beyond!

We want to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported us and listened to us over the years. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Thanks to Chris Murray, The Diad, Cameron Mount, John Jekel, Dan Bisciglia, and Key Glyph for submitting PixelChat questions. Send YOUR questions for us to answer at pixeltunesradio@gmail.com!

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title (System, Year) – Track Title – Composer(s)

1 – Power Drift (Arcade, 1988) – “Like the Wind (B Course)” – Hiroshi Kawaguchi
From Episode 9: Racing Trax

2 – Soldier Blade (TG16) – “Operation 1” – Keita Hoshi, Makiko Tanifuji
From Episode 84: Turbo Grafx 16/PC Engine

3 – The Scheme (PC-88, 1988) – “I’ll Save you all my Justice” – Yuzo Koshiro
From Episode 15: Composer Selection #1: Yuzo Koshiro

Commercial Break: Poison Pumps (Episode 2: Beat ’em Ups)

4 – Power Rangers Time Force (GBC, 2001) – “Level 4: Fable City (Future)” Iku Mizutani
From Episode 71: Iku Mizutani – The Man Behind the Music 

5 – Crypt of the Necrodancer (PC, 2015) – “Crypteque” – Danny Baranowski
From Episode 50: Free Picks 2: Hyper Fighting Edition!

6 – Global Gladiators (Genesis, 1993) – “Title Screen” – Tommy Tallarico
From Episode 1: Composer Showcase

Commercial Break: Game Bro (Episode 11: Totally Game Boy!)

7 – Cybattler (Arcade, 1993) – “Interception (Mission 1)” – Pao, U. Masaaki, Y. Tsugumi, Kikki
From Episode 48: Jaleco Jamz!

8 – Psychic Force (Arcade/PSX, 1996) – “Burning Storm” –Hideki Takahagi
From Episode 68: Taito Arcade with Bryan of Pixelated Audio

9 – Genocide2: Master of the Dark Communion (X68000, 1991) – “Shock ‘72” – Hideyuki Shimono, Naoyuki Kimura
From Episode 24: Sharp X68000 Console Spotlight

Commercial Break: Iggy’s Balls (Episode 35: N64 Nvasion)

10 – Silent Mobius Case Titanic (X68000, 1991) – “Battle with Ghosts”  – Masahiro Kajihara
From Episode 60: Free Picks Gaiden

11 – Dangun Feveron [Fever S.O.S] (Arcade, 1998) – “Dancing Bomber” – Ryuichi Yabuki, Nanpei Masawa
From Episode 7: Shmup Trax

12 – Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (SNES) – “Stickerbush Symphony” – David Wise
From Episode 23: David Wise

Commercial Break: Real World Midgar (Episode 54)

 

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