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Episode 6 – PS1

Episode 6 – PS1

U R NOT READY….er… E (some of you will see it and get it)…..but you will be after listening to these blasts from the 32-bit past! The first Sony Playstation (Also known as the PSOne or PS1,) had some of the greatest games to have been released during its generation, and with those stellar titles came music that would capture our hearts and engage our senses into overload. Mike and Justin help you return to the mid to late 90s with 10 tracks full of well known as well as obscure PS1 video game music to help you relive the days of turning your systems upside down when the discs read error popped up.

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Track Listing:

Intro – Pa Rappa the Rapper (1996) “Chop Chop Master Onion Rap” – Izumi Amano (music director)Tuttle & Dynamo – Electronic group, Yorihisa Suzuki, Kiyoshi Yoshida, Shige Kawagoe, Chris Parks, Ryu Watabe (aka Ryu)
1 – Future Cop L.A.P.D. (1998) “LAX Spaceport” – Dave O’ Neal
2 – Ghost in the Shell (1997) “Firecracker” – Mijk Van Dijk
3 – Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman (1999) “Invincible Career” – Atsunori Namba, Yoshichika Shimamura
4 – Castlevania SOTN (1997) – “Tragic Prince” – Michiru Yamane
5 – MegaMan X4 (1997) “Jet Stingray” – Toshihiko Horiyama
6 – Crash Bandicoot 2 (1997) – “Crash Dash, Crash Crush, Unbearable Levels” – Mutato Muzika (Mark Mothersbaugh, Josh Mancell)
7 – The Granstream Saga (1997) “Spirit Ruins” – Masanori Hikichi, Miyoko Takaoka, Takako Ochiai, Kohei Tanaka (animation music)
8 – Resident Evil 2 (1998) “Credit of Whole Staff” – Masami Ueda
9 – Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (1998) “Last Waltz” – Tenpei Sato
10 – Chocobo Racing (1999) – “Mysidia Sky Garden” (FFV Flying Dragon Theme) -(Original track- Nobuo Uematsu) Arrangement by Kenji ito.

Episode 5 – An Evening with Coda

Episode 5 – An Evening with Coda

On today’s episode, XVGM Radio ventures into unknown indie territory when we interview video game music and chiptune composer stalwart artist, Coda. We’ve hand picked some truly amazing tunes from his blossoming career and hear about his progressive rock interests, how his appreciation and friendship with Jake Kaufman inspires him, and try to figure out how many deli meats can fit into a cockpit. Wait, what?! Strap yourselves in and get ready to appreciate some truly fantastic compositions from CODA.

Special thanks to Scarlet Moon Productions for the interview opportunity! Check them out at: http://scarletmoon.com/

Please visit CODA’s Official Bandcamp and website:
https://coda.s3m.us/ -Website
https://bc.s3m.us/ – Bandcamp

Omega Strike Soundtrack courtesy of Scarlet Moon productions: https://scarletmoonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/omega-strike-original-sound-version

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Track Listing:

Intro Track: Omega Strike (2017, Steam, 2018-PS4, coming soon to XBOX One): “Omega Strike Title Track”
1- Grave Danger (Steam, PS4,Switch 2018) – “Last Stop (Stage 1-A)”
2 -Omega Strike – “Resistance Caverns”
3 – VideoBall (PS4, Steam, 2016) – “Jam”
4 – Stardash (2011, IOS, Android, Remastered 2018) – “Tricky”
5 – Alter Ego: Dreamwalker (2013, Windows, Linux, Mobile, Android) – “Strollback (World 2)”
6 – Stardash – “Temple”
7 – VideoBall – “Rock”
8 – Grave Danger – “Dangerous Enemy”
9 – Alter Ego: Dreamwalker – “Clockout (World 3)”
10 – Omega Strike – “Omega Citadel”

Episode 4 – Guilty Gear

Episode 4 – Guilty Gear

HEAVEN or HELL?! LET’S ROCK! And rock we shall, with some blazingly metal tracks from Daisuke Ishiwatari and crew! On this episode, Justin and Mike bang their heads to some truly delicious heavy metal jams from the Guilty Gear series. Learn about the XVGM boys’ history with this fighting game franchise, why Baiken is Mike’s waifu and why it’s actually called Grillty Grizzle…or is it Grillty Grear? Eh…They can’t all be gems. So crank that volume, and grab your gasoline-powered swords, this is the blistering sound of Guilty Gear!
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Track Listing:

Intro: Guilty Gear X2 (PS2/XBOX – 2002) – “Feedback” Daisuke Ishiwatari
1 – Guilty Gear -(PS1 – 1998) “Pride & Glory” Takahiro Uematsu, Takuya Moritou (Chip’s Theme only), Hatsuaki Takami (only this game).
2 – Guilty Gear X2 -(PS2/xbox – 2002) “Awe of She (Dizzy’s Theme)” Koichi Seiyama, Daisuke Ishiwatari
3 – Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- (PC/PS3/PS4 – 2016) “Safe Intoxication” Norichika Sato, Daisuke Ishiwatari
4 – Guilty Gear X2 (PS2, XBOX)- “Blue Water, Blue Sky (May’s Theme)” Koichi Seiyama, Daisuke Ishiwatari
5 – Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus (PS2 – 2008) “Keep in Gates” Daisuke Ishiwatari
6 – Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN (Consoles – 2014) “The Lily of Steel (Millia’s Theme)” Norichika Sato, Daisuke Ishiwatari
7 – Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN (Consoles – 2014) “Jack-a-Dandy (Slayer’s Theme)” Norichika Sato, Daisuke Ishiwatari.
8 – Guilty Gear Judgment (PSP – 2006) “stage 1-4 and 2-4” Osamu Aoki, Nao Ogawa (guitars on this and Dust Strikers), Kennosuke Suimura.
9 – Guilty Gear Isuka (Arcade – 2003) “Push a Bush” Daisuke Ishiwatari
10 – Guilty Gear Xrd: REVELATOR 2 (PC/PS3/PS4 – 2017) “Rokumon (Baiken’s Theme)” Norichika Sato, Daisuke Ishiwatari.

Episode 3 – Board & Card Game Video Game

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Episode 3 – Board & Card Game Video Game

Uno! Yahtzee! Bingo! You sunk my battleship! Board and card games have a long history of fun for the whole family. When it comes to board and card-based video games, there’s been a plethora of choices to play. Today, Mike and Justin roll the dice on 10 tracks from these type of games that range from easy listening to progressive rock, all while sharing stories about their experiences with each version, both video game and original. What are YOUR favorite tracks from this episode? Make sure to let us know via email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or facebook.com/groups/xvgmradio

Track Listing:

Intro – Monopoly (Wii – 2008), “Deco Board” – Ian Livingstone.
1 – Pictionary (NES – 1990) “Mini Game 2” – Tim Follin
2 – Uno (XB1/PS4 – 2017) “Wonderful” – Wang Yang
3 – Risk: The Game of Global Domination (PS1 – 1997 ) “North America Theme” – Unknown Composer
4 – Hero Quest (NES – Unreleased) “Title Theme” Neil Baldwin
5 – Magic: The Gathering (PC – 1997) “Red Castle” – Rolland J. Rizzo
6 – Othello World (Based on Reversi, later called Othello by Mattel) (SNES- 1992 ) “Sky Castle Game” – Kimitaka Matsumae, Manami Matsumae
7 – Battleship (NES – 1993) “Title Screen” – Mark Knight
8 – Clue (SNES – 1992) “Elementary” – Unknown Composer
9 – Scrabble (PC – 1999) “Blue Waltz”-Jim Crew
10 – Carcassonne (XB360 – 2007) “Main Theme” – SomaTone Interactive Studios

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