Episode 109: BATMAN

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Ever dance to VGM in the pale moonlight? Mike and Ed heed the call of the Bat-Signal and swing into action with a utility belt full of awesome tunes! Join them as they explore the history of the Dark Knight, delve into both obscure and classic Batman games, and spin some incredible music from Naoki Kodaka, Barry Leitch, Jake Kaufman, and more!

Thanks to Dan Bisciglia, Ben Dishman, and Joe Dunbar 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 – Batman, the Caped Crusader (C64, 1988) – “In-Game Theme” – Fred Gray

2 – Batman: The Movie (ZX Spectrum, 1989) – “Stage 5 – The Cathedral” – Matthew Cannon

3 – Batman (Amiga, 1989) – “Title Screen” – Matthew Cannon, Jonathan Dunn

4 – Batman: The Video Game (NES, 1990) – “Stage 1 and 5” – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara

5 – Batman (TG-16, 1990) “Stage 4” – Nobuyuki Hara

6 – Batman: Return of the Joker (NES, 1991) – “Stages 1+6” – Nobuyuki Hara, Naoki Kodaka, Shinichi Seya

7 – Batman Returns (Sega CD, 1992) – “Act 2, Driving Stages 1-5, & Driving Acts Intro” – Spencer Nilsen

8 – Batman: The Animated Series (GB, 1993) – “Mr. Freeze Level” – Yoshiyuki Hagiwara, Yuko Kurahashi

9 – Adventures of Batman & Robin (SNES, 1994) – “Joker’s Funhouse” – Jun Funahashi, Masanari Iwata, Masahiko Kimura, Kayo Fujitani, Harumi Uekō, Masahiro Ikariko, Kazuhiko Uehara

10 – Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (PS1, N64, 2000) – “Stage 1” – Unknown

11 – Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (GBA, 2003) – “Clayface” – Barry Leitch

12 – Batman: The Brave and the Bold (DS, 2010) – “Catwoman Boss Level” – Jake Kaufman

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One Response to Episode 109: BATMAN

  1. Utopianemo says:

    Nice, guys! A lot of tracks that were totally new to me, as well as a lot of new games. And so many good tunes! I would have liked to have heard something from Konami’s Batman Returns for SNES, and Genesis’ Batman, but I totally understand why you made the choices you did, and I can’t say that I think either of those choices trumped anything y’all selected.

    I also liked your answers to “Which four persons in gaming you’d like to talk to”. Trip Hawkins was a good choice. I’d like to talk to Shaun Hollingworth, and ask him how he got samples on the Genesis to sound so damn good.

    Oh, and the Batman skit was hilarious…..although I’d say Mike’s lower register makes him a more prime candidate for a Keaton or Bale-voiced Batman. But I also liked your dialogue about how Batman embraces/embodies both camp and grit. It reminded me of a friend’s impassioned plea that Roger Moore’s Bond was as legit as Connery’s. He was wrong, of course, but you guys may have something going.

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