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Episode 19 – No-Nostolgia Classics

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Episode 19 – No-Nostolgia Classics

Most video game music podcasts focus on bringing the nostalgia on hot and heavy. Normally, we partake in this ideology. After all, video games and specific VGM tracks are home to some of our warmest memories from childhood and on. Today, we’ll be diving into the unknown as we explore games we’re told are classics, and yet…we have little to no experience with the games or their soundtracks! Mike and Justin listen to tracks they may not necessarily agree on, compare one of the picks to the Duck Tales theme song and try to figure out what’s on an Aleste Salad (hint: It’s Extra Musha.) All on this extra-exploratory, no-nostalgia classics episode of XVGM Radio!
Huge thank you to our Patrons who help donate to the show! We’re so grateful for each and every one of you! Thanks to: Alex Messenger, Cam Werme, Chris Meyers, Scott McElhone, Chris Murray, Kung Fu Carlito, Peter Panda, Mixxmaster and The Autistic Gamer 89.Want to pick a track for a future episode? Head over to our Patreon page and find out more details! www.patreon.com/XVGMRadio
Join our Facebook group to hear and see more about this episode, as well as chat with us about previous episodes, and other VGM and video game related goodness! www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMRadio
Our social media is another great way to stay in touch with us! Our Twitter and Instagram handle is @XVGMRadio , please follow us! You can also join our Discord for free: https://discord.gg/zWxDYfn
Also, you can email your thoughts or suggestions to: XVGMRadio@gmail.com or let us know via a review/rating on iTunes!
TRACK LISTING:
Intro: Burning Rangers (SAT – 1998) “Burning Hearts (Burning ANGEL) – Japanese Version” Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (vocals), Naofumi Hataya, Fumie Kumatani, Masaru Setsumaru
1 – Secret of Mana (SNES – 1993) “The Little Sprite” Hiroki Kikuta
2 – Phantasy Star II (GEN – 1990) “Exciting Town”  Tokuhiko Uwabo
3 – M.U.S.H.A. (GEN – 1990) “Armed Armor” Toshiaki Sakoda
4 – Earthbound (SNES – 1995) “Battle Against Belch” Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka
5 – Final Fantasy 2 (IV) (SNES – 1991) “Overworld Theme” Nobuo Uematsu
6 – River City Ransom (NES – 1989) “Mid Boss(A Tougher Fight)” Kazuo Sawa
7 – Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (G -, 1995) “Coo The Owl”  Tadashi Ikegami, Hirokazu Ando
8 – Jumping Flash! (PS1 – 1995) “World 4-3 (Boss Turtle Machine)”  Takeo Miratsu
9 – New Adventure Island (TG16 – 1992) “Icy Forest (Stage 3-3)” Keiji Sakata
10 – Legend of Zelda: OoT (N64 – 1998) “Gerudo Valley”  Kōji Kondō

Episode 18 – Beat em ups!

Episode 18 – Beat em ups!

Back in the 80s and 90s, the Beat ‘Em Up began to evolve into one of the most celebrated (and imitated) genres of all time. However, what was always constantly refreshing were the tunes that arcade and console Beat ‘Em Ups were pumping out, while the quarters were being pumped in. Today on XVGM Radio, Justin and Mike explore the vast musical genres of Beat ‘Em Ups; Get ready to defeat the baddest of foes while these dudes take you through the illest of brawler tracks. From Mega Drive exclusives, to games that never left the arcade, the XVGM boys will have you howling with laughter when they try to figure out who pooped on the lawn. Wait, what?! Close your eyes, slip those headphones on, grab some quarters and get ready to lose yourself to the sound of the Beat ‘Em Up.
Special thanks to Jay Dubious of Dubious Gaming for voicing the “Punk” character during the commercial break! Check his channel out at:
https://www.youtube.com/user/DubiousGamingOnline
Thank you to Kung Fu Carlito for his Patreon pick this episode! We thank the following Patrons: Alex Messenger, Scott McElhone, Cam Werme, Chris Murray, Kung Fu Carlito, Chris Myers, Peter Panda, The Autistic Gamer 89, Mixxmaster. Want to pick a track for a future episode? Head over to our Patreon page and find out more details! www.patreon.com/XVGMRadio
Join our Facebook group to hear and see more about this episode, as well as chat with us about previous episodes, and other VGM and video game related goodness! www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMRadio
Our social media is another great way to stay in touch with us! Our Twitter and Instagram handle is @XVGMRadio , please follow us! You can also join our Discord for free: https://discord.gg/zWxDYfn
Also, you can email your thoughts or suggestions to: XVGMRadio@gmail.com or let us know via a review/rating on iTunes!

TRACK LISTING:

Intro: Streets of Rage (GEN – 1991) “Title Theme” Yuzo Koshiro
1 – Batman Returns (SNES – 1993) “Prologue” – Jun Funahashi, Harumi Uekō, Kazuhiko Uehara, Danny Elfman (Original Movie Soundtrack)
2 – Water Margin: The Tales of Clouds and Winds (Shui Hu Feng Yun Zhuan) (SMD – 1996) “Stage 6” Hanmin Liao
3 – Alien vs Predator (SNES – 1993) “City” Tenpei Sato, Hisayoshi Ogura (As Mr. Ogura)
4 – Patreon Pick: Kung Fu Carlito – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project (NES – 1991) “Mechanical Walkin’ (Scene 6 – Technodrome)” Kozo Nakamura, Tomoya Tomita, Yuichi Sakakura
5 – Spikeout: Battle Street (XBOX – 2005) “Cryin’ Out Loud! (Diesel Town 2)” Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso
6 – God Hand (PS2 – 2006) “Battery Size D” Masafumi Takada, Jun Fukuda
7 – Final Fight (SNES – 1990) – “Toilet Gang (Stage 4-Part 2)” Toshio Kajino (arranger), Harumi Fujita, Yasuaki Fujita, Manami Matsumae, Yoshihiro Sakaguchi, Yoko Shimomura, Hiromitsu Takaoka, Junko Tamiya
8 – Cadillacs & Dinosaurs (Arcade – 1993) “The Four Heroes (Stage 1-1)” Isao Abe, Shun Nishigaki, Ryo Mizutsuki
9 – Phantom Breaker BattleGrounds Overdrive – (XB360/PC/PS4/Vita/Switch – 2015-2018) “Stage 0 – Akihabara FM Synth DLC Version” Takeshi Abo
10 – Viewtiful Joe (GCN – 2003) “Blue the Justice (Captain Blue’s Music)” Masakazu Sugimori, Masami Ueda
11 – Metamorphic Force (Arcade – 1993) “Stage 3 (Frozen Land)” Mutsuhiko Izumi, Mariko Egawa