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Episode 2 – Toaplan, An Audio History

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Episode 2 – Toaplan, An Audio History

Strap into a Zig and get ready to move for great justice, because Justin and Mike are diving deep into the musical history of the shoot ’em up stalwarts themselves, Toaplan! From the early arcade beginnings to partnerships with some of Japan’s biggest publishers like Taito and Capcom, Toaplan’s composers knew how to create driving grooves and melodies to get gamer’s blood pumping. From debating with callers regarding princess names to discussing the intricacies of Mr. T fornicating with you for free, XVGM Radio’s got you covered!

Track Listing:

Intro – Zero Wing (Genesis – 1989) – “Prologue: Part 1” Tatsuya Uemura, Masahiro Yuge, Toshiaki Tomizawa
1 – Slap Fight (Arcade – 1986) “Areas 41-50” – Masahiro Yuge
2 – Guardian (Arcade – 1986) – “Boss” – Osamu Ohta
3 – Twin Cobra (NES – 1987) “Tsugaru” – Tatsuya Uemura
4 – Truxton (Genesis – 1989) “Hope – Stage 3” – Masahiro Yuge
5 – Zero Wing (Genesis – 1989) “Stage 1: Natols” – Tatsuya Uemura, Masahiro Yuge, Toshiaki Tomizawa
6 – Hellfire (Genesis – 1990) “Stage 6: Last Dance” – Tatsuya Uemura, Masahiro Yuge
7 – Snow Bros. (NES – 1990) “Stage 1” – Osamu Ohta, Tatsuya Uemura, Mikiko Suzuki
8 – Teki Paki (Arcade – 1991) “Quick, Junk, Sequence” – Tomoaki Takanohashi
9 – Vimana (Arcade – 1991) “Space High” – Toshiaki Tomizawa, Tomoaki Takanohashi
10 – Batsugun (Arcade – 1993) “King Bird (Boss 2)” – Yoshitatsu Sakai

Episode 1 – The Evolution of Nintendo Console Music

Episode 1 – The Evolution of Nintendo Console Music

A brand new era of VGM Podcasting has begun! XVGM Radio is YOUR source for video game music (VGM.) Mike and Justin take you on the winding road of Nintendo’s ever changing consoles and their music. Each game showcases a different style of composer and sound hardware. Learn about Justin’s hidden language, and hear Mike cover Super Mario Pearl Jam! All in this inaugural episode of XVGM Radio!

Track Listing:

Intro – Little Nemo – The Dream Master (NES – 1990) “Night Sea” – Junko Tamiya
1 – Adventures of Tom Sawyer (NES – 1989) “Stage 6: Deep in the Cave” – Masa Konishi
2 – Panic Restaurant (NES – 1994) “Stage 1: Appetizer” – Hirohiko Takayama, Kenji Eno
3 – Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (SNES – 1992) “Dark Golden Land” – Koji Kondo
4 – Breath of Fire 2 (SNES – 1995) “Dying Corpse” – Yuko Takehara
5 – Blast Corps (SNES – 1997) “Warning!” – Graeme Norgate
6 – Top Gear Hyper-Bike (SNES – 2000) “Florence Italy” – Christian A. Salyer & Eric Klein
7 – Geist (GCN – 2005) “Escaping Containment” – Michael Reed, Brad Martin
8 – Geometry Wars: Galaxies (Wii – 2007) “Loop 8 Inverse Tempest” – Audioantics
9 – Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (WiiU – 2016) “Synchronization” – Yoshiaki Fujisawa
10 – Splatoon 2 (SWI – 2017) “Blitz It!” – Toru Minegishi & Shiho Fujii