Episode 68: Taito Arcade with Bryan


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This week, Ed tags his Impulse Project co-host Bryan into the ring to chat about video game music! The theme of the day is Taito; specifically the history of the company and it’s influential arcade games and soundtracks. Learn about Zuntata, Taito’s in-house band, and find out how a video game company wound up introducing vodka to Japan!  Be sure to check out Bryan’s own VGM podcast at pixelatedaudio.com for lots more game music and fun.

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The Tracklist:

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

INTRO – Bust-A-Move (Neo Geo, 1994) “Let’s Go to  Pao Pao Island”  – Kazuko Umino

1 – The Ninjawarriors (Arcade system, 1988) – “Japanese Smile” – Hisayoshi Ogura

2 – Kuri Kinton (L System, 1988) – “Face-off Hairs II” – Masahiko Takaki, Yasuhisa Watanabe

3 – Gun & Frontier (F2 System, 1990)  – “Desert Mountain Storm (BGM1)” – Hidetoshi Fukumori

4 – Aqua Jack “BGM 3” (Z System, 1990)  – Shizuo Aizawa

5 – The Ninja Kids (F2 System, 1991) – “An Aimed Town” – Norihiro Furukawa, Fumiaki Imaoka, Hiroshige Tonomura, Pinch Punch

6 – PuLiRuLa (F2 System, 1991) – “BGM4, Desert” – Kazuko Umino

7 – Ground Effects/ Super Ground Effects (Taito Z/ F3 Hybrid, 1992) – “Thailand Course” – Unknown

8 – Elevator action returns (Taito F3 System, 1994) – “Blow Up (Final Mission 1)” – Yasuhisa Watanabe

9 – Psychic Force (FX-1A System, 1996) – “Burning Storm” – Hideki Takahagi

10 – Magical Date EX – Sotsugyou Kokuhaku Daisakusen (FX-1A System, 1997) – “Over Drive” – Norihiro Furukawa, Hiroyuki Misawa

11 – Darius (Arcade System, 1986) – “Cosmic Air Way” – Hisayoshi Ogura


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