Episode 108: Isometric Jamz

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It’s time to look at video game music from a whole new perspective! In today’s episode, Mike and Ed select their tracks exclusively from games that use an isometric viewpoint.  Prepare your ears for tunes spanning the history of the video game industry, with some well-known titles mixed in with a few that may surprise you!

Thanks to Jay Jorgenson, Ben Dishman, and Josh Battin for submitting PixelChat questions. Send YOUR questions for us to answer at pixeltunesradio@gmail.com!

Thanks also to Internetakias1 on YouTube for the Clarification Corner segment!

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The Tracklist:

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

1 – Last Ninja 2 (C64, 1988) – “Central Park” – Matt Gray

2 – Biker Mice From Mars (SNES, 1994) – “Fortress” – Nobuyuki Akena, Hideto Inoue

3 – Lunar Knights (DS, 2007) – “Guild Hideout” – Hiroe Noguchi, Masashi Watanabe, Masanori Akita, Akihiro Honda, Shuichi Kobori, Nobuko Toda, Yuichi Tsuchiya, Yasuhiro Ichihashi, Tsutomu Watanabe, Tomoharu Nakano, Rie Yamatani, Yutaka Shimoyama, Rie Nakano, Hideyuki Suzuki, Kazuki Muraoka

4 – Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis, 1996) – “Rusty Ruin Zone Act 1” – Tatsuyuki Maeda, Jun Senoue, Masaru Setsumaru, Seirō Okamoto

5 – Assault Android Cactus (PS4, Xbox1, PC, Linux, Mac, 2015) – “Cactus” – Jeff van Dyck

6 – Snake, Rattle & Roll (NES, 1990) – “Levels 5 and 8” – David Wise

7 – Solstice (NES, 1990) – “Ending” – Tim Follin

8 – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES, 1996) – “Rose Town” – Yoko Shimomura

9 – Pac-Mania (Arcade, 1987) – “Pac Man’s Park” – Junko Ozawa, Yoshito Tomuro, Yuriko Keino

10 – Battle Chasers: Nightwar (PS4, 2017) – “Mana Surge” Clark Powell, Jesper Kyd

11 – Bastion (PC, 2011) – “Twisted Streets” – Darren Korb

12 – Front Mission (SNES, 1995) – “Take the offensive” – Yoko Shimomura, Noriko Matsueda

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One Response to Episode 108: Isometric Jamz

  1. Nathan Daniels says:

    Hey guys! Great episode as per usual. Very innovative theme. I had my own list of iso-hopefuls, but I wouldn’t claim that any of them deserved recognition over the tracks you picked.

    I’m totally with Mike on the Snake, Rattle, N’ Roll; I only played it as a rental with a friend, but it formed lasting memories. And Ed, you had me scouring Wikipedia because I would have sworn Pac Mania was a 16-bit game(Of course, you are right). My own list would have included an Equinox track(podcast propriety be damned), Landstalker, Warrior of Rome II, Paperboy, and Dark Savior. I know there are more I’d include, but none are coming to mind. In any case, great job, guys!

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