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Episode 85 – Dimo’s Quest CD-i Spotlight

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Episode 85 – Dimo’s Quest CD-i Spotlight

While single games have been covered before on XVGM Radio, never before have we went into a soundtrack without hearing it period. Taking a page from our pal Ed Wilson over at The VGMbassy, we’re doing a “Blind Listen” episode where we pick tracks we haven’t heard, and learn about the game as we go along. The end result is a hilarious episode where Mike and Justin try to figure out PCM samples’ origins, listen to a totally radical soundtrack we’ve never heard before, deal with an explosion in the studio…and take a caller request from…Janine?! It’s all on this very exciting episode of XVGM Radio!
Shout out to Ed Wilson for the idea of doing a Blind Listen! Head over to his podcast for more of these: www.theVGMbassy.com
What was your favorite track of the episode? Are you a fan of this soundtrack? Are you gonna hunt down this OST?  Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
Also, 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, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Brad Austin, Nathan Cooper, Dan Laughton, Bedroth and The Autistic Gamer 89. Become a Patron, get cool rewards, and more at http://www.Patreon.com/XVGMRadio
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TRACK LISTING:

(All music by Joris De Man):
Intro – “Dimo’s Quest Theme”
“Dimo’s Life”
“Slow and Annoying”
“The Unknown Level”
“The Hardest Levels”
“That Happy Tune”
“Level of Death”
“Key Power”
“Whisper Dimo”
“The Happy Ending”
“High Scores”

Episode 84 – Yakuza Games w/ Alex From A VGM Journey

Episode 84 – Yakuza Games w/ Alex From A VGM Journey

On XVGM Radio, we generally are pretty knowledgable about the subject matter of both game music and the game series we discuss. But what about when we’re not familiar with a franchise or its tunes? We bring in someone who’s played them all and in this circumstance that would be patron saint of video game music podcasts and leader of his own show, Alex Messenger of A VGM Journey. Together, we discuss Alex’s history with the Yakuza series as Justin and Mike experience the franchise through Alex. From misheard vocal lyrics “Can You Hungry – Just Brillo!” to Mike’s experience growing up listening to whatever his parents played in the car and of course Justin had to jokingly give Mike a hard time about a track! Come along for the trip to Japan as we chat about one of Sega’s newer yet most prominent IPs of the PS2 era and beyond! This…is a journey through the Yakuza franchise’s video game music!
Big thank you to Alex from A VGM Journey for joining us on this show! You can check out his podcast at https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney or other podcatchers!
What was your favorite track of the episode? Are you a fan of the Yakuza series? If not, are you going to check out the franchise?  Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
Also, 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, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Brad Austin, Nathan Cooper, Dan Laughton, Bedroth 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 – Yakuza 3 (PS3 – 2009) “Fly” Hideki Sakamoto, Hiroyoshi Kato, Keisuke Ito
1 – Yakuza (PS2 – 2005) “Funk Goes On” Hidenori Shoji
2 – Yakuza 5 (PS3 – 2012) “Be The Star!!” Mitsuharu Fukuyama
3 – Yakuza 4 (PS3 – 2010) “Funny” Kenichi Tokoi, Yasuhiro Takagi, Mitsuharu Fukuyama, Ryohei Kohno, Chihiro Aoki, Takahiro Kai, Yuichi Kanatani
4 – Yakuza 0 (PS3/PS4 – 2015) “Pledge of Demon” Yuri Fukuda, Chihiro Aoki, Saori Yoshida
5 – Yakuza 5 (PS3 – 2012) “Battle of Pride” Mitsuharu Fukuyama
6 – Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4 – 2017) “Ruthless Octagon” Yuri Fukuda, Chihiro Aoki, Saori Yoshida
7 – Yakuza: Like A Dragon (PS4 – 2020) “Sub Story Battle Theme” Hidenori Shoji
8 – Yakuza 3 (PS3 – 2009) “Clay Doll On The Cradle” Hideki Sakamoto, Hiroyoshi Kato, Keisuke Ito
9 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS4 – 2020) “Overcoming the Dragon” Hidenori Shoji

Episode 83 – Spookyfest 2021

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Episode 83 – Spookyfest 2021

It’s that time of year again! Spooooooooooooookyfest has returned for it’s 2021 festival! Join Mike and Justin (and lots of zombies) for the most ghoulish “live” music event of the year! We’ve picked some really devilish tracks for you to sink your teeth into this Halloween season! From brand new Sega Genesis games to creepy crawly C64 classics, the XVGM Radio guys are making sure your late October festivities are at their most haunting of levels. With plenty of brand new “sponsors” for this event, coupled with some hilarious chats, you’d better check yourself before you Shrek yourself on this shriek of a good time…ONLY on XVGM Radio!
Be sure to also check out this year’s VIP Pass to the episode, which will take place on October 29th’s live show! We’ll have 7 more SPOOOOOOOOOOOOKY tracks that didn’t make the cut for this episode, exclusive to Patreon members!
What was your favorite track of the episode? What did you think of our sppooooooooky good time?  Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
Also, 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, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Brad Austin, Nathan Cooper, Dan Laughton, Bedroth 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 – Super Mario 3D Land (3DS – 2011) “Boo Waltz (Waltz of the Boos-Arranged)” Mahito Yokota (Composer and Arranger), Kōji Kondō (Composer), Asuka Hayazaki, Takeshi Hama (arrangers)
1 – Monster in my Pocket (NES – 1992) “Last Battle at Monster Mountain” Hiroshi Takeyasu, Kozo Nakamura
2 – Friday Night Funkin’ (PC – 2020) “Week 2: Spooky Month – South” KawaiiSprite (Isaac Garcia)
3 – Banjo Tooie (N64 – 2000) “Haunted Zone” Grant Kirkhope (Old King Coal)
4 – Ottos Ottifanten: Baby Brunos Alptraum (GB – 1998) “Ghostphobia” Alberto Jose Gonzales
5 – Patreon Request: Ryan McPherson – Quake (PC – 1996) “Quake Theme” Trent Reznor/NIN
6 – Curse of Illmore Bay (GEN – 2020) “Scare Tonight” Sebastian Abreu
7 – Clock Tower 3 (PS2 – 2002) “A Shadow Creeping Near” Cozy Kubo, Norihito Kudo, Reiji Matsumoto
8 – Scary Monsters (C64 – 1986) “Main Theme” Keith Tinman
9 – Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia (WIN/XB360 – 2007) “MonsterFest” Afshin Toufighian
10 – DK: Jungle Climber (NDS – 2007) “Spooky Woods” Yuuichi Kanno, Yoshikata Hirota, Takashi Kouga

Episode 82 – An Evening with Barry Leitch

Episode 82 – An Evening with Barry Leitch

Barry Leitch is mostly known for his compositions on the Top Gear racing game series, and more recently, Horizon Chase Turbo. But if you dive deep enough, you’ll uncover a wealth of video game music magic from a man who was inspired by the greats of the C64 era. Starting out as a teenager, his earlier creations aren’t as fondly remembered by the composer himself but the journey to how they became what they were is the path that we have taken on this interview. In this episode, Barry tells us all about working with the limitations of retro systems, the time a tiny TV made a massively negative impact on his Utopia SNES port and what it was like to cram big samples into tiny audio chips. He chats about what it was like working with other notable composer Dean Evans and the process he goes through to write music. Mike shares some ridiculous nostalgic memories regarding Gauntlet Legends, Justin shares a tale about his Rush 2 N64 experience and more on this in-depth interview with VGM Legendary composer, Barry Leitch!
What was your favorite track of the episode? What did you think of our interview with Barry?  Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
Also, 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, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Brad Austin, Nathan Cooper, Dan Laughton, Bedroth 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 – Xenophobe (AMI – 1989) “Title Screen”
1- Bonnie’s Bookstore (PC/MAC – 2005) “The Moody Thinker (Level 1)”
2 – Utopia: The Creation Of A Nation (AMI/AST – 1991) “In-Game Music 2 (Vega III)”
3 – Gauntlet Legends (N64 – 1999) “Sumner’s Tower” composed by John Paul
4 – Prophecy:Viking Child (AMI/AST/Lynx/GB/DOS – 1991) “Level 9 – Valhalla”
5 – Spider: The Video Game (PS1 – 1996) “Display Cases Dinosaur Bones”
6 – Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (GBA – 2003) “Bane”
7 – Harlequin (AMI/AST – 1992) “In Game 3”
8 – Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA (N64 – 1998) “Title”
9 – Eek! The Cat (SNES – 1994) “The Zoo” w/ Dean Evans
10 – Gadget Twins (GEN – 1992) “Level 3 – The Lost City”

Episode 81 – Consoles VS Handhelds (Same Song Different System)

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Episode 81 – Consoles VS Handhelds (Same Song Different System)

The difference between consoles and handhelds can be immense…..or….there’s not much of a difference (if we’re talking about redbook audio, at least.) But what happens when we DO compare these two regarding the same composition, but different arrangements? What sacrifices need to be made to make the underpowered consoles stand out? Today on XVGM Radio, Mike and Justin compare several handheld tracks with their console counterparts and determine which they like more…and the answers may shock you. Between Mike’s nerdy ramblings about lyrical differences in Luna’s Boat Song, Justin waxing nostalgic about his mind being blown regarding Lethal Weapon NES’ switching characters method, controversial anti-war songs and plenty of balls jokes to go around, it’s pretty clear these guys are Nutz for VGM!
What was your favorite track of the episode? Do you enjoy these track-comparison episodes? Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
Also, 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, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Brad Austin, Nathan Cooper, Bedroth 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 – Cannon Fodder (GBC – 2000, 3DO – 1994) “War Tune” Richard Joseph (original and GBC), Gavin Robertson (GBC arrangement)
1 – Lethal Weapon (NES/GB – 1993) Track 4/BGM02“” Neil Baldwin
2 – Lunar Silver Star Story Complete / Lunar Silver Star Harmony (PS1 – 1999, PSP – 2010) “Wind Nocturne (Luna’s Boat Song) / Nocturne of the Wind 2009” Noriyuki Iwadare feat. Jennifer Stigile
3 – Mr. Nutz (GB/GBC/GBA/GEN/SNES – 1994) “Track 06/Volcano Underpass” (GB: Raphaël Gesqua (original), Jonathan Dunn (conversion))(GEN: Raphaël Gesqua / Matt Furniss (Arranger)
4 – Patreon Pick: Rage Cage – Mcdonald’s Treasure Land Adventure (GEN – 1993) / Donald No Magical World (SGG – 1994) “Stage 2 – Magical Town” / “BGM 05” Katsuhiko Suzuki ([Music Composer]), Aki Hata (Stage 1: Cave Area and Stage 3: Sunken Ship (Music Composer [uncredited]))
5 – Final Fantasy (NES – 1987, PSP – 2009) “Battle Scene” Nobuo Uematsu
6- Robocop (C64 – 1988, GB – 1990) “Title Theme” Jonathan Dunn

Episode 80: Free Picks 解き放たれた第四 (The Fourth Unleashed)

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Episode 80: Free Picks 解き放たれた第四 (The Fourth Unleashed)

The XVGM Radio guys go WILD…..with their fourth rendition of their Free Picks series of shows! Every 20 episodes, Mike and Justin pick whatever tracks they want to showcase, plus they flip a coin to determine the order of who introduces the episodes and picks the first tracks. How exciting! With a wide assortment of music at their fingertips, Mike blows Justin’s mind with an epic modern Genesis track, Justin revisits a game discussed on the Vanillaware episode while also posing a question about a specific track to the listener, and Janine takes the night off to let the boys do as they please. Strap yourselves in, grab a pair of headphones and crank this one up to 11, it’s Free Picks: The Fourth Unleased (Tokihanata Reta Daishi!)
What was your favorite track of the episode? Do you enjoy these free picks episodes?  Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
Also, 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, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Brad Austin, Nathan Cooper, 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 Mike – El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (360, PS3 – 2011) “Rushed Progress” Masato Kouda, Kento Hasegawa
1 – Xeno Crisis (GEN/SWI/XBONE/PS4 – 2019) “Perimeter (Area 1)” Savaged Regime
2 – Rad Racer (ARC/NES – 1987) “In-Game Tune 2” Nobuo Uematsu
3 – Radia Senki: Reimeihen (The Tower of Radia) (FC – 1991) “Ship” Keiji Yamagishi, Sugito Miyashiro, Kaori Nakabai, Rika Shigeno
4 – Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams (ARC – 1991, TGCD/SX68K – 1993) “Track 17” Kenichi Hirata
5 – Another Bible (GB – 1995) “BGM 05” Manami Matsumae
6 – The Apprentice (CDi – 1994) “Medieval Tower” Joost Egmond
7 – Tiny Toon Adventures: Dizzy’s Candy Quest (GBC – 2001) “BGM 04” Joris De Man
8 – Dragon’s Crown (PS3/PSV – 2013) “Unavoidable Clash” Hitoshi Sakimoto
9 – Speed Racer (Wii/PS2 – 2008) “Zoom” Winifred Phillips
10 – Gradius Deluxe Pack (PS1/SAT – 1996) “G1END.1” Miki Higashino

Episode 79 – The music of Blaster Master

Episode 79 – The music of Blaster Master

The original Blaster Master on the Nintendo Entertainment System was host to plenty of nostalgic memories for those of us who grew up during that era. But there’s a surprising amount of games that have been released for the game-turned-franchise and on this episode, Justin and Mike dive deep into the legacy of the series and how Naoki Kodaka helped shape the roots of what would become an explosive success in the hands of developer Inticreates. Taking you on a trip from the surprising origins of the first official game of the series (which has its history with an entirely different company!) all the way up to chatting about the upcoming Blaster Master Zero 3: the finale of a riveting revisit to the Blaster Master games. Join Mike as he tries to stump Justin with a soundalike from another Sunsoft game. Plus, how the Worlds of Power book fits into all this…wait, what?! Hop in your Sophia tank and let’s get rolling into Episode 79, on XVGM Radio!
What was your favorite track of the episode? Surprised about the origins of Blaster Master?  Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
Also, 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, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Brad Austin, 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 – Blaster Master (NES – 1988) “Intro/Area 1” Naoki Kodaka
1 – RoboWarrior (NES – 1987, MSX – 1988) “Overworld Theme 2” Daisuke Inoue, Takeaki Kunimoto
2 – Blaster Master (NES – 1988) “Boss 2 and 3” Naoki Kodaka
3 – Blaster Master Jr. (GB – 1993) “Bomber King Theme” Shinichi Seya (Arrangement), Daisuke Inoue, Takeaki Kunimoto (Original)
4 – Blaster Master 2 (GEN – 1993) “Stage 6” Sound Images (Tony Williams)
5 – Blaster Master: Enemy Below (GBC – 2000) “Area 3” Akira Suda, Naoki Kodaka (original composer)
6 – Blaster Master: Blasting Again (PS1 – 2000) “Castle of the Plants” Satoshi Asano
7 – Blaster Master: Overdrive (Wii – 2010) “Area 2” Naoki Kodaka (Original), unknown arranger
Patreon Pick: Chris Murray – Blaster Master Zero (3DS/SWI – 2017) “The Underground Adventure Begins” Ippo Yamada, Hiroaki Sano, Aoi Takeda, Kotaro Yamada, Naoki Kodaka (original)
9 – Blaster Master Zero 2 (Win/SWI – 2019) “Connected Chicks” Ippo Yamada, Hiroaki Sano, Aoi Takeda, Kotaro Yamada, Naoki Kodaka
10 – Blaster Master Zero 2 (Win/SWI – 2019) “Battle Blasters” Ippo Yamada, Hiroaki Sano, Aoi Takeda, Kotaro Yamada, Naoki Kodaka

Episode 78 – Super Smash Bros. Music w/ The VGMbassy

Episode 78 – Super Smash Bros. Music w/ The VGMbassy

It’s a teamup of EPIC PROPORTIONS! Mike and Ed of XVGM Radio join forces with VGM Podcast minister and community mastermind, Ed Wilson (current host of The VGMbassy and previously co-host with Mike on PixelTunes Radio) to listen to some truly smash-tastic tunes. The guys pick their favorites from the Super Smash Bros. franchise, songs that recapture their memories of some of their favorite games and rebundles the tunes into incredible arrangements! The jokes soar high on this episode when the innuendo dial gets turned up to 11! Plus, a special 4 minute and change commercial featuring some of VGM Podcasting’s best voices! Don’t miss this episode!
Big thanks to Ed Wilson for joining us for this wacky good time! Check out his podcast, The VGMbassy here: https://thevgmbassy.com/ and his Twitter here: https://twitter.com/thevgmbassy
Arcane Machine is an Industrial and Goth Music Podcast that Ed and Justin run together! Check it out here: https://arcanemachine.net/
Special thanks to all of our commercial guests and podcasters! They are:
Ed – VGMbassy
Rob and Pernell – Rhythm & Pixels https://rhythmandpixels.com/
Drew – Singing Mountain https://singingmountainpod.com/
Alex Messenger – A VGM Journey https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney
Karl and Will – Super Marcato Bros. http://www.supermarcatobros.com/podcast
Hammock – KVGM Radio http://www.kvgmradio.com/
Bryan and Gene – Pixelated Audio https://pixelatedaudio.com/
What was your favorite track of the episode? Got a favorite Smash Bros. memory? What did you think of our Super VGM Podcast Bros. commercial?  Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
Also, 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, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Brad Austin, Dan Laughton, 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 – Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN – 2001) “Opening” Tadashi Ikegami, Shogo Sakai, Takuto Kitsuta
1 – Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii – 2008) “Mute City” Composed by Yumiko Kanki and Naoto Ishida, Arranged by Yasufumi Fukuda
2 – Super Smash Bros. (N64 – 1999) “Hyrule Castle” Arranged by Hirokazu Ando Composed by Koji Kondo
3 – Super Smash Bros Ultimate (SWI – 2018) “Bloody Tears & Monster Dance” Arranged by Michiko Naruke Composed by Kenichi Matsubara
4 – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (SWI – 2018) “Mother 3 Love Theme” Composed and Arranged by Shogo Sakai
5 – Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN – 2001) “Corneria” Arranged by Hirokazu Ando, Composed by Hajime Hirasawa
6 – Super Smash Bros for 3DS & Wii U (3DS/WiiU – 2014) “Norfair” Arranged by Yuzo Koshiro Composed by Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka
7 – Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS (3DS / WiiU – 2014) “Luigi’s Mansion Series Medley” Composed by Kazumi Totaka, arranged/ remixed by Hiroyuki Kawada
8 – Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U (3DS/WiiU – 2014) “Mii Plaza (Mii Channel)” Arranged by Yasunori Mitsuda Composed by Kazumi Totaka
9 – Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN – 2001) “Fire Emblem” Arranged by Shogo Sakai Composed by Yuka Tsujiyoko
Outro: Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN – 2001) “Congo Jungle/DK Rap Alternate Stage Music” Composed by Grant Kirkhope, Arranged by Hirokazu Ando w/ vocals by James W. Norwood Jr.

Episode 77 – Only in PAL

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Episode 77 – Only in PAL

Plenty of video games have only had certain releases in exclusive territories but PAL territories are home to some pretty oddball selections of games; some of which we’ve chosen here to highlight their amazing music. Who let a bunch of Yanks in to chat about PAL exclusives, anyways?! No idea, but you’ll soon forget about all that when you tune in to this episode of XVGM Radio. From chats about what Smurfing as a verb REALLY means, chats about censored European games box art and..being too cute to ball. It’ll all make sense after you give a listen to these PAL exclusives!
What was your favorite track of the episode? Have you played any of these PAL exclusives? Are you from the PAL territories? We love international listeners! Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
Also, 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, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Brad Austin, Dan Laughton, 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 – Noah’s Ark (NES – 1992) “Track 3” Chris Gill, Paul Summers, Link Tomlin (Sound Programming)
1 – Jimmy White’s 2 Cue Ball (GBC – 2000) “BGM 1” Manfred Linzner
2 – Arabian Nights (AMI – 1993) “Le Bateau – Restaurant” Matt Furniss
3 – The Smurfs (NES – 1994) “Act 5: The Flight on a Stork” Alberto Jose Gonzalez
4 – The Trap Door (ACPC/C64/ZXS – 1986) “Main Theme” Don Priestley
5 – Game Over (C64 – 1987) “Main Theme” Martin Galway
6 – Discworld Noir (Win/PS1 – 1999) “Track 28” Paul Weir
7 – Snake Rattle ‘n Roll (MD – 1993) “Level 3 – Razor Ravine” David Wise
8 – Retro Force (PS1 – 1999) “Music 05” Gary McKill
9 – Battle Frenzy/Bloodshot (M-CD/MD – 1994) “Levels 6 & 14” Mike Ash
10 – Gothic II: Night of the Raven (WIN – 2003) “Raven Wraith” Kai Rosenkranz

Episode 76 – The Wonderswan & Wonderswan Color

Episode 76 – The Wonderswan & Wonderswan Color

We’re no strangers to covering obscure stuff on XVGM Radio…but this might be the most obscure thing we’ve chat about: Bandai’s Wonderswan family of handhelds. Going after the Game Boy was a lofty goal, one which made the Wonderswan succumb. But today, we dig up the grave of Bandai’s Wonderswan, the Wonderswan Color and the SwanCrystal, to delve into some video game music that we just can’t put our finger on. Does it sound like Game Boy? Master System? Something else? We talk about the rise and fall of the little Japan-only handheld along with Mike’s confusion over this system and the Neo Geo Pocket, Comparisons to adult film concepts (just how many times Chou Aniki can get stuck in a washing machine, super big bro?!) The legacy of Gunpei Yokoi and his tragic end, plus we get super nerdy about the life and death of the Bandai Wonderswan: All on Episode 76!
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TRACK LISTING:

Intro – Pocket Fighter (WS – 2000) “Beach House/Safrill” Norihiko Togashi (Arrangement), Isao Abe, Yuki Iwai, Setsuo Yamamoto
1 – Chou Aniki – Otoko no Tamafuda (WS – 2000) “BGM #15” Koji Hayama, Shigeki Hayashi
2 – Rockman & Forte Mirai kara no Chōsensha (WS – 1999) “Opening Stage” Toshihiko Horiyama, Naoshi Mizuta, Akari Kaida
3 – Guilty Gear Petit 2 (WSC – 2001) “Feel a Fear (Zato-1)” Takayuki Nakamura
4 – Gunpey EX (WSC – 2000) “Stage Music” Unknown Composer
5 – Wild Card (WSC – 2001) “”BGM03” Kenji Ito
6 – Namco Super Wars (WSC – 2002) “BGM #04” Unknown Composer
7 – Blue Wing Blitz (WSC – 2001) “BGM08” Kumi Tanioka
8 – Patreon Pick – Ryan Mcpherson – Final Fantasy II (WSC – 2001) “Battle Scene A” Nobou Uematsu
9 – SD Gundam: Emotional Jam (WS – 1999) “BGM06” Unknown Composer
10 – Vaitz Blade (WS – 1999) “BGM 27” Nuka Shinji