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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Episode 99-2: Retroworld Expo VGM Panel 2017!

 

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In this bonus episode, Mike and Ed share the live audio from their VGM panel at Retroworld Expo 2017! Joining them are Rob and Pernell from Rhythm & Pixels, and Emily from The VGM Jukebox (with Josh there in spirit,) as they participate in a contest to see who can play the spOoOOOoOOkiest track of the show! The audience voted and a winner was chosen… did YOUR favorite host win? Listen in to find out!

Special thanks to Cam Werme for being an amazing MC and judge!

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Episode 99 Part 1: SpookyTunes 4

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It’s a bonafide Halloween party! On the evening before Retroworld Expo 2017, the PTR boys gathered VGM fans from far and wide: Emily from the VGM Jukebox, Pernell from Rhythm & Pixels, and frequent PTR guest hosts Cam Werme and Todd Mason all in one room to record a VERY special episode of SpookyTunes 4.  Join the party and listen to some of the creepiest tracks to ever hit your podcast feed!

Also, stay tuned next week when PTR unleashes the LIVE AUDIO from their panel at Retroworld Expo!

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

Check out Emily’s VGM Podcast: The VGM Jukebox

Find Pernell’s VGM Podcast at: Rhythm & Pixels

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The Tracklist:

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

1 – The 7th Guest (PC, 1993)- “Music Box (Puzzles)” – George Sanger

2 – Ecco the Dolphin: The Tides of Time (Genesis, 1994) – “Moray Abyss” – Attila Dobos, András Magyari, Andy Armer, David Javelosa

3  – Wild Arms 2 (PS1, 1999) – “Pinch Type 1” – Michiko Naruke

4 – Brave Fencer Musashi (PS1, 1998) – “Somnolent Forest” – Tsuyoshi Sekito

5 – Ontamarama (NDS, 2007) – “Trance Macabre” – Toshikazu Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Kimihiro Abe, Noriyuki Kamikura

6 – Treasure Buster (iOS, 2016) – “Tomb of Sentient Ooze” – Matt Creamer (Norrin_Rad)

 

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Episode 98: Amazing Openings with Cam Werme

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Last time Ed and Mike had Cam Werme on the show, they all showed off some of their favorite ending tunes. So when it came time for him to return, they figured why not flip the script and play some opening themes? Join the VGM-crazy trio as they share a bunch of their favorite pre-gameplay melodies, ranging from the cinematic, to the rockin’, to the downright goofy!

Check out Cameron’s VGM covers with previous PTR guest host Cameron Chiles over at Camicom on YouTube!

Thanks to Dan Bisciglia and Bryan Mosley 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)

Episode Intro – Dragon Quest VI (SFC, 1995) – “Overture” – Koichi Sugiyama

1 – F1-ROC II: Race of Champions (SNES, 1993) – “Title” – Masanao Akahori, Hiro Nakayama

2 – Kingsley’s Adventure (PS1, 1999) – “Menu” – Alistair Lindsay

3 – Ninja Warriors (SNES) – “Opening+Title Theme” – Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, N. Tate

4 – Alundra (PSX, 1997) – “Alundra” – Kohei Tanaka

5 – Star Trader (X68000, 1991) – “Title” – Mieko Ishikawa, arranged by Keishi Yonao

6 – Donkey Kong Country (SNES, 1994) “Theme” – David Wise

7 – Alien 3 (NES, 1993) – “Title Theme” – Jeroen Tel

8 – Buck Bumble (N64, 1998) “Buck Bumble Theme” – Justin Scharvona

9 – Contra: Shattered Soldier (PS2, 2002) – “Venus” – Sota Fujimori, Akira Yamaoka

10 – Dark Cloud 2: Dark Chronicle (PS2, 2002) – “Never-ending Adventure (Rush’s Theme)” – Tomohito Nishiura

11 – Patchwork Heroes (PSP, 2010) “Holding 1,000,000 Tons of Bravery” – Hideki Sakamoto

12 – Arcus Odyssey (Genesis, 1991) – “Opening” – Motoi Sakuraba

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Episode 97: The Music of Ys – Volume I

 

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Nihon Falcom’s Ys series follows the adventures of Adol Christin as he battles the forces of evil across countless lands. As fantastic as the games are, the music (in typical Falcom fashion) is famous across the world for it’s amazing music. Meiko Ishikawa and Yuzo Koshiro joined forces when the series was young to delight the ears of gamers everywhere, and the soundtrack quality hasn’t faltered since. Join the PTR guys as they pick some prime examples of Ys music from the first four games in the series, from a vast variety of consoles and soundchips!

Thanks to Niko the WiiGuy, Chris Murray, and The Diad for submitting PixelChat questions. Send YOUR questions for us to answer at pixeltunesradio@gmail.com!

Special thanks to Dan Kelly for the Nick Carney musical jingle!!

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The Tracklist:

Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished (1987)
Composed by Yuzo Koshiro, Mieko Ishikawa, Masaya Hashimoto, and Takahito Abe
TG-CD Arrangement: Ryo Yonemitsu

1 – “The Morning Grow” – (PC-88, 1987)

2 – Tower of the Shadow of Death” – (TG-CD, 1990)

3 – “First Step Towards Wars” – (SMS, 1988)

Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter (1988)
Composed by Yuzo Koshiro, Mieko Ishikawa, and Hideya Nagata
TG-CD Arrangement: Ryo Yonemitsu

4 – ”To Make The End of Battle” (FC, 1988)

5 – “Moat of Burnedbless” (TG-CD, 1990)

6 – “Palace of Solomon” (TG-CD, 1990)

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (1989)
Composed by Mieko Ishikawa
TG-CD Arrangement: Ryo Yonemitsu and Keita Hoshi
SNES Arrangement: Michiharu Hasuya, Masaaki Harada, and Osamu Kasai
Genesis/ MD Arrangement: Yoshiaki Kubotera and Noriyuki Iwadare

7 – “Trading Town of Redmont” (TGCD, 1991)

8 – “Welcome!” – (SNES,1992)

9 – “Ruins of Ilverns” (Genesis, 1991)

Ys IV: Dawn of Ys (1993)
Composed by Atsushi Shirakawa, Naoki Kaneda, Takahiro Tsunashima, and Masaru Nakajima

10 – “A Great Ordeal”- (PC Engine CD, 1993)

Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (1993)
Composed by Yoshiaki Kubodera, Masanori Hikichi, Miyoko Takaoka, Naoyuki Ito, Tomohiro Endo, and Hiroo Tengenji

11 – “Minea Port” (SFC, 1993)

12 – “Field” – (SFC, 1993)

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Episode 96: Follin Back in Time II

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One year after exploring composer Tim Follin’s early works on episode 69, Mike and Ed are back with the long-awaited followup! In this show, they explore the latter half of his career, featuring music from the NES, SNES, and beyond. You’ll hear some old favorites, and maybe some material you weren’t aware even existed! Join us as we fall for Follin all over again!

Thanks to Cam Werme and Wicked Sephiroth 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)

Intro – Pictionary (NES, 1990) – “Main Theme” – Tim Follin

1 – Target: Renegade (NES, 1988) – “Downtown” – Tim Follin

2 – Sky Shark (NES, 1989) – “Stage 2” – Tim Follin

3 – Pictionary: The Game of Video Quick Draw (NES, 1990) – “Mini Game 2” – Tim Follin

4 – Silver Surfer (NES, 1990) – “World Theme 1” – Tim and Geoff Follin

5 – Spider-Man/X-Men Arcade’s Revenge (SNES, 1992) – “Cyclops Stages” – Tim and Geoff Follin

6 – Rock N’ Roll Racing (SNES, 1993) – “Highway Star” – Deep Purple, arranged by Time Follin

7 – Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (SNES, 1994) – “Play Ball!” – Tim Follin,  Geoff Follin, Chris Jojo, Paul Tonge, Matthew Cannon

8 – Ultraverse Prime – (Sega CD, 1994) – “Theme Song” – Tim and Geoff Follin

9 – Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (DC, PS2, 2000) – “Credits” – Tim Follin, Attila Heger

10 – Starsky & Hutch (GC, Xbox, PS2, 2003) – “Funk 5” – Tim Follin, Dave Sullivan, Matthew J. Costello

11 – Future Tactics: The Uprising (GC, Xbox, PS2, 2004) – “Enemy Attack II” – Tim Follin

12 – Lemmings (PSP, PS2, 2006) – “Earth Tunnels 2” – Tim Follin

Bonus! – Moto-X (SNES, Unreleased) – “Title Theme” – Tim Follin

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