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Episode 63 – Same Song, Different System

Episode 63 – Same Song, Different System

Comparing and analyzing differences is often done on XVGM Radio, but when it comes to the Same Song, Different System episodes, it’s on a whole other level! Today, Mike and Justin are doing a deep dive into the world of retro gaming video game music in a special free picks episode, but unlike most free picks that happen every 20th episode, we’re doing a comparison to other ports and versions of these songs! Mike attempts to serenade Justin with his best (or in this case, worst) Judy Kuhn vocal impressions, the guys chat about foreign 7-Up mascots, and discuss the highs and lows of songs that get arranged elsewhere. Welcome to XVGM Radio’s 63rd episode!
Commercials and Janine take a break this episode due to the format, but they’ll be back on Episode 65! What did YOU think of the versions of the songs we played? Do you disagree with Mike and Justin’s opinions? Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
We have a Discord Channel! Join us and chat about the show, share a random or obscure VGM song you love, or just chit chat with Mike and Justin about tacos! Join for free here: https://discord.gg/zWxDYfn
Thanks to all of our wonderful Patrons: Alex Messenger, Cam Werme, Chris Murray, Chris Myers, Chris Hart, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Llama Adam, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, MixxMaster, Jason SuperJES Dos, Brad Austin, Muddle MADness, Dan Laughton, Matthew Hannola, Jeremy Rutz and The Autistic Gamer 89. Become a Patron, get cool rewards, and more at http://www.Patreon.com/XVGMRadio
Our Twitter and Instagram are great ways to interact with us! Find us on there under our handle @XVGMRadio
If you’re an Apple Podcasts listener, please consider leaving a rating and a review to let us know how we’re doing! It also helps with getting the show to show up when others are searching for VGM!
TRACK LISTING:
Intro – Mega Man 4 (NES, 1991) “Skull Man” Minae Fujii, Yasuaki Fujita
Mega Man III (GB, 1992) “Skull Man” Kouji Murata
1 – Ninja Gaiden III: Ancient Ship of Doom (NES, 1991) “Weapons Lab” Sugito Miyashiro, Kaori Nakabai, Rika Shigeno
Ninja Gaiden Trilogy (SNES, 1995) “Laboratory” Original (Sugito Miyashiro, Kaori Nakabai, Rika Shigeno) unknown arranger
2 – Power Strike/Aleste (SMS, 1988) “The Devastation” Takayuki Hirono
Power Strike/Aleste (MSX, 1988) “The Devastation” Takeshi Santō, Shin-kun
3 – Cool Spot (Amiga, 1993) “BGM05” Andrew Barnabas (arranger), Tommy Tallarico
Cool Spot (GB, 1994) “BGM4” Mark Cooksey (arranger), Tommy Tallarico
4 – Ninja Remix (AMI, 1990) “Title Screen/The Inner Sanctum” Jochen Hippel
Ninja Remix (AST, 1990) “Title Screen/The Inner Sanctum” Jochen Hippel
5 –  Pocahontas (SGB, 1996) “Colors of the Wind” Alan Menken, Mark Ortiz, John Prince
Pocohantas (GEN, 1996) “Colors of the Wind” Patrick J. Collins, Alan Menken
6 – Arch Rivals (NES, 1990) “Track 2/Title Screen” David Wise (Arranger), Dan Forden
Arch Rivals (SGG, 1992) “Track 2/Title Screen”  Mark Cooksey(Arranger), Dan Forden

Episode 62 – The Music of Crash Bandicoot

Episode 62 – The Music of Crash Bandicoot

Crash Bandicoot games are often praised for their tight gameplay, innovative level designs, fun characters, and brilliant graphics…but the music, as usual, is the real all-star attraction on this week’s episode as the XVGM Radio gents journey to the Wumpa Islands, and beyond! Mike hits on some crates wedged in between TNT, as he risks playing some truly oddball tunes whereas Justin plays it safe and platforms with ease on some of the most iconic Crash tunes heard in the series! Grab some wumpa fruit to snack on as you learn about some games you might’ve shrugged off because they weren’t the holy PS1 trinity, as Mike and Justin have some truly nostalgic and nutty fun with the music of Crash Bandicoot!
Big time thank you to Heather Pasquale for voicing Tawna and TefiTafi for voicing Coco! Check out her art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tefitafi/?igshid=ppj5cx90hiki
We’d love to hear what you thought about our Crashtastic Spectacular show! Did you have a favorite tune? Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
We have a Discord Channel! Join us and chat about the show, share a random or obscure VGM song you love, or just chit chat with Mike and Justin about tacos! Join for free here: https://discord.gg/zWxDYfn
Big thank you to Scotty McElhone for his Patreon pick this time around! Also, thanks to all of our wonderful Patrons: Alex Messenger, Cam Werme, Chris Murray, Chris Myers, Chris Hart, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Llama Adam, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, MixxMaster, Jason SuperJES Dos, Brad Austin, Muddle MADness, Dan Laughton, Matthew Hannola, Jeremy Rutz and The Autistic Gamer 89. Become a Patron, get cool rewards, and more at http://www.Patreon.com/XVGMRadio
Our Twitter and Instagram are great ways to interact with us! Find us on there under our handle @XVGMRadio
If you’re an Apple Podcasts listener, please consider leaving a rating and a review to let us know how we’re doing! It also helps with getting the show to show up when others are searching for VGM!
Track Listing:
Intro – Crash Bandicoot (PS1, 1996) “Map Theme/Title Screen” Mutato Muzika  (Mark Mothersbaugh, Josh Mancell)
1 – Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS1, 1998) “Pirates and Waverunners”  Mutato Muzika  (Mark Mothersbaugh , Josh Mancell)
2- Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure (GBA, 2002) “Frostbite Cavern” Manfred Linzner, Todd Masten
3 – N. Sane Trilogy: Crash 3 (PS4, 2017 – XBOne/Switch/PC, 2018) “Tiny Tiger” VV Audio Team (Arrangement), Mutato Muzika (Original)
4 – Crash Bandicoot 2 (Cortex Strikes Back) (PS1, 1997) “The Eel Deal, Sewer or Later, Hangin’ Out” Mutato Muzika  (Mark Mothersbaugh , Josh Mancell)
5 – Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto’s Rampage (GBA, 2004) “Tanks for the Memories” Manfred Linzner
6 – Crash Mind over Mutant (Wii, PS2, 360, PSP, 2008) “Subterranean Bandicoot” Marc Beril
Patreon Pick: Scotty McElhone – Crash of the Titans (GBA, DS, PSP, PS2, 360, Wii, 2007) “Neo’s Complex” Mark Yeend, Tom Miller
7 – Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath Of Cortex (PS2, 2001 – GCN/XB, 2002) “Wizards and Lizards” Swallow Studios, Andy Blythe, Marten Joustra
8 – Crash Bandicoot: Twinsanity (PS2/XBOX, 2004) “Cavern Catastrophe” Spiralmouth
9 – Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (PS4, 2020) “Booty Calls” Walter Mair
10 – Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced (GBA, 2003) “Prints of Persia” Manfred Linzner