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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Episode 95: Remixes & Covers

 

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Ed and Mike color a bit outside their usual lines today, bringing you a selection of VGM covers and remixes! Some tracks are classic tunes from well-known remixers and VGM cover bands, while others might be completely knew to you. Enjoy this selection of amazing head-banging and danceable tunes!

Thanks to Daniel Laughton and J.R. Smith for submitting PixelChat questions. Send YOUR questions for us to answer at pixeltunesradio@gmail.com!

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title – Track Title – Remixer – Composer(s)

Intro – Mega Man 2 – “Quick Man” – Project X – Composed by Tateshi Tateishi

Project X’s Bandcamp

1 – Super Mario Bros. 2 – “Super Buck Jazz” – Estradasphere – Composed by Koji Kondo

Estradasphere’s Official Facebook Page

2 – Smurf’s Nightmare – “Hidden Around” – ErichWK – Composed by Alberto Jose Gonzalez

ErichWK’s Bandcamp 

3 – Guilty Gear X2 – “Momentary Life (Baiken’s Theme)” – S.S.H. – Composed by Daisuke Ishiwatari

SSH’s VGMdb Page

4 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – “Killer Seaweed” – bLiNd – Composed by Jun Funahashi

bLiNd’s Bandcamp

5 – Mega Man X4 – “Stage Select/Stage Start” – DJ MetaZero – Composed by Toshihiko Horiyama

DJ MetaZero’s OCRemix Page

6 – Mega Man 2 – “Bubble Man (Soap and Water Mix)” – AE (A_Rival) – Composed by Takeshi Tateishi

A_Rival’s Bandcamp

7 – Star Fox – “Godspeed” – The Wingless – Composed by Hajime Hirasawa

The Wingless’s Homepage

8 – Mother 3 – “The Attic’s a Dungeon (80s Synth Remix)” – MyNewSoundtrack – Composed by Shogo Sakai

MyNewSoundtrack’s Bandcamp

9 – Metroid – “Ridley’s Theme” – Metroid Metal – Composed by Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka

Metroid Metal’s Homepage

10 – Castlevania 2 – “Vampire Snap 2 (Vampire Killer)” – Joshua Morse – Composed by Kenichi Matsubara, Satoe Terashima, Kouji Murata

Joshua Morse’s Bandcamp

11 – Final Fantasy VII – “Antitrust” – SubstN – Composed by Nobuo Uematsu

12 – Punch Out!! – “Little Mac’s Confession” – Game Over – Composed by Yukio Kaneoka, Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto

Game Over’s Homepage

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Episode 94: Target Shooting Games

 

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It’s number 94 with a bang! This time around, Mike and Ed pick music that shot straight to the top of their VGM charts… from target shooting games! Join the guys as they discuss Virtua Cop, House of the Dead, Time Crisis, and more!

Thanks to Rob Nichols, Jana Höning, and UtopiaNemo 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 – House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii, 2009) – “Scream Train” – PitStop Productions (John Sanderson, Nadeem Daya)

2 – Missile Ground Zero (ZX Spectrum, 1989) – “Title Music” -Tim Follin

3 – Time Crisis 3 (Arcade, PS2, 2003) – “Rescue Stage 2” – Takeshi Miura, Sanae Kasahara, Kaoru Okada, Takuya Yokota

4 – Body Count (Genesis, 1994) – “Stage 1” – Steve Collet

5 – Virtua Cop 3 (Arcade, 2003) – “Hard Mission Section 1: Sewers (BGM 10)” – Sachio Ogawa, Seiichi Hamada, Hideaki Miyamoto, Shinichi Goto, Yasuhiro Takagi, Tatsutoshi Narita

6 – Elemental Gearbolt (PS1, 1998) – “Thunder” Kei Wakakusa

7 – Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii, 2007) “The Epileptic Express C” – Masafumi Takada, Jun Fukuda

8 – Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles (Wii, 2009) – “Theme of Alexia Type 1” – Shusaku Uchiyama, Takeshi Miura, Yoshihisa Hirano

9 – Bazooka Blitzkrieg (SNES, 1992) – “Hunting for Robots” – Uchu-Jin

10 – Rambo 3 (SMS, 1990) – “Levels 2 and 5” – Composer Unknown

11 – Ghost Squad (Wii, Arcade, 2007) – “BGM 40” -Tatsutoshi Narita, Yasuhiro Takagi

12 – Freedom Force (NES, 1988) – “Stage 4: Town” – Naoki Kodaka

 

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Episode 93: A Chat with Norrin_Radd

 

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Today, Matt Creamer, AKA Norrin_Radd, joins Mike and Ed as guest host! The Retro City Rampage and Treasure Buster composer talks about his music writing process, the hardships of making NES music for indie games, and his immense respect for fellow composer Jake Kaufman. Matt also brings a selection of his favorite VGM to share with us, while the PTR boys spin some of their favorite Norrin_Radd jams. Fans of chiptunes will NOT want to miss this one!

Visit Matt’s site for his music and YouTube videos at MattCreamerAudio.com

Thanks to all of the listeners who wrote in with questions for today’s guest! 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 – Contra (NES, 1988) – “Alien’s Lair” – Hidenori Maezawa, Kiyohiro Sada, Kazuki Muraoka

2 – Retro City Rampage (Multiplatform, 2012) – “Joy Ride” – Matt Creamer/ Norrin_Radd

3 – Shadow of the Colossus (PS2, 2005) – “The Farthest Land” – Kow Otani

4 – Swap Heroes (iOS, 2014) – “Stage 4: Lost Sands” – Matt Creamer/ Norrin_Radd

5 – Contra III (SNES, 1992) – “The Streets of Neo City” – Miki Higashino, Masanori Adachi, Tappi Iwase

6 – Venture Kid (iOS, Android, 2016) – “Level 4: Volcano” – Matt Creamer/ Norrin_Radd

7 – Twisted Metal (PS1, 1995) – “Rooftop Battle” – Chuck E. Myers, Tom Hopkins, Lance Lenhart

8 – Slayin (iOS, 2013) – “In Game Theme” – Matt Creamer/ Norrin_Radd

9 – Warsong (Genesis, 1991) – “Friendly Fight (Player Phase 1)” – Hiroshi Fujioka, Noriyuki Iwadare, Isao Mizoguchi

10 – Treasure Buster (iOS, 2016) – “Stage 1: SlamDancer” – Matt Creamer/ Norrin_Radd

11 – LA Noire (PS3, X360, 2011) – “Main Theme” – Andrew Hale, Simon Hale

12 – Match Land (iOS, Android, 2017) – “In Game Music” – Matt Creamer/ Norrin_Radd

 

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