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Episode 93 – X-Men Game Music w/ Carlos from Heroes Three

Episode 93 – X-Men Game Music w/ Carlos from Heroes Three

Marvel Comics’ X-Men series is a franchise that means a lot to millions all over the planet. In the 90s, it was the pinnacle of X-citing, engaging storytelling coupled with a major media boost thanks to the comics, collectible cards, Saturday morning cartoons and of course, video games. On today’s episode of XVGM Radio, Mike and Justin invite fellow X-Men fan Carlos from the Heroes Three Podcast to share some nostalgic memories on how the gaming experiences featuring the mighty Mutants changed their lives forever. Choosing from mostly the 90s era of X-related games and their music, the boys dish the dirt on 10 awesome songs from that era. Listen to tales of Mike piddling around with ZSNES’ emulator to make music remixes of Cyclops’ theme. Hear how the X-Men changed Carlos’ life when it came to becoming an artist. Revel in Justin’s tale on how his appreciation for Genesis music has flipped the switch. They share their favorite X-heroes, open up about their pre-pubescent love of Psylocke and try to figure out what’s up with people who are anti-Capcom guitar tones. The guys discuss the deeper meanings of the X-Men metaphor and how it relates to real life in this personal, fulfilling episode that features songs you love AND some you might discover for the first time!
Big thank you to Carlos from The Heroes Three Podcast! Follow him on Twitter and check out his podcast!
Heroes Three Podcast Site
Carlos’ Twitter
What’d you think of our X-Men episode? Favorite track? Who are YOUR Top 5 Favorite X-characters?  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, Rayjkayj, Llama Adam, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Bedroth, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Scott Brackett, and Brad Austin. 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 – X-Men (ARC – 1992) “Here Comes the Hero” Seichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, Ayako Nishigaki
1 – Marvel Super Heroes (ARC – 1995) – “Wolverine Stage” Takayuki Iwai, Yuki Iwai, Tatsuro Suzuki
2 – X-Men (GEN – 1993) “Final Boss” Fletcher Beasley
3 – X-Men Mutant Apocalypse (SNES – 1994) “Theme of Cyclops” Setsuo Yamamoto
4 – The Uncanny X-Men (NES – 1989) – “Level 3 – Search and Destroy the Robofactory” Unknown Composer
5 – Patreon Pick: RayjCayj – X-Men: Children of the Atom (ARC – 1994, SAT -1995, DOS – 1997, PS1 – 1998) “Moon Night – Psylocke’s Theme” – Shun Nishigaki
6 – X2: Wolverine’s Revenge (GBA – 2003) “Boss” Shin’en (Manfred Linzner)
7 – Spider-Man and the X-Men (SNES – 1992) – “Gambit” Geoff Follin, Tim Follin
8 – X-Men vs. Street Fighter (ARC – 1996) “Magneto Stage” Yuki Iwai, Yūko Takehara
9 – X-Men Mutant Wars (GBC – 2000) “Sewers” Kazuo Sawa

Episode 92 – Nicole Marie T Composer Interview

Episode 92 – Nicole Marie T Composer Interview

Indie composers of video games are leading the way with their creativity, ingenuity and hunger to create the next wave of classics. One such composer is Nicole Marie T, who we had the pleasure of interviewing. From her love and appreciation of Sega to her evolution into a Sony fan, Nicole’s video game upbringing shines through her music as she churns out tons of tunes that we showcased in this interview. From hearing about her reaction to seeing her name in the credits of her first game to her excitement over orchestral tunes, you’ll get to hear a prime example of the next generation of VGM composers in this very episode. Justin and Mike are stoked for you to hear the sounds of Ghoulboy, Robozarro and beyond in this composer interview!
What did you think of Nicole’s tunes?
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, Rayjkayj, Llama Adam, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Bedroth, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Scott Brackett, and Brad Austin. 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 -Ghoulboy: Dark Sword of Goblin (SWI/Steam/PS4/XBONE/Mobile/IOS/VITA – 2017) “Song 1”
1 – Robozarro (SWI/Steam/PS4/XBONE – 2019) “Processing Plant (Main Boss)”
2 – Robozarro (SWI/Steam/PS4/XBONE – 2019) “Construction Area (Mini Boss)”
3 – Mina and Michi (SWI/Steam/PS4/XBONE – 2020) “Juliano Song 3”
4 – Mina and Michi (SWI/Steam/PS4/XBONE – 2020) “Song 5”
5 – Ghoulboy: Dark Sword of Goblin (SWI/Steam/PS4/XBONE/Mobile/IOS/VITA – 2017) “Song 5”
6 – Ghoulboy: Dark Sword of Goblin (SWI/Steam/PS4/XBONE/Mobile/IOS/VITA – 2017) “Song 10”
7 – Ghoulboy: Dark Sword of Goblin (SWI/Steam/PS4/XBONE/Mobile/IOS/Vita – 2017) “Song 2”
8 -Nevergrind Online (SWI/Steam/PS4/XBONE, 2022 ) “Boss Theme”
9 -Nevergrind Online (SWI/Steam/PS4/XBONE, 2022 ) “Combat Theme 1”
10 – Around the Clock at Bikini Bottom (PC – 2021) “Doodle Patrick Boss Theme

Episode 89 – The Best & Worst of Gems Driver Songs (w/ specia guest Dya)

Episode 89 – The Best & Worst of Gems Driver Songs (w/ specia guest Dya)

The Sega Genesis GEMS Driver is often considered one of the worst drivers created for video game music. However, we are optimists when it comes to most chips, so today, we’re taking a deep look into the GEMS driver. Who created it, why it was important to Western composers, the benefits of it and the downfalls. Justin and Mike aim to examine the good AND bad parts of it, to unearth some game music that you might not have known about. Aaron Hickman of the Genesis Gems podcast is also known as chiptune and VGM composer DYA. He joins us on this episode to help explain some of the nitty gritty details regarding GEMS and the Sega sound in general. From bad Sylvester Stallone impressions, to Mike absolutely losing it whenever Captain Salty is discussed….to a surprise phone call from someone claiming to be Tommy Tallarico, this episode of XVGM Radio has it all!
Big thank you to our special guest, Dya aka Aaron Hickman, for joining us on this exciting look at the GEMS driver. Check out his podcast and VGM/chiptunes here: https://dyamusic.bandcamp.com/
Genesis Gems Podcast
Special thanks to Patreon member Scott Mcelhone for his Patreon pick this episode! What was your favorite track? Your least favorite? Have we changed your opinion on GEMS?  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 – Prime Time NFL Starring Deion Sanders (GEN – 1996) “Season Tunes” Andy Armer
1 – Dragon’s Revenge (aka Dragon’s Fury 2) (GEN – 1993) “Main BGM” Earl Vickers
2 – Comix Zone (GEN – 1995) “Ending Theme” Howard Drossin
3 – X-Men 2: The Clone Wars (GEN – 1995) “The Clone Wars” Kurt Harland Larson, Neuromantic Productions, Jim Hedges, Mark Miller
4 – Earthworm Jim (GEN – 1995) “New Junk City” Tommy Tallarico / Mark Miller
5 – Richard Scarry’s Busytown (GEN – 1994) “Captain Salty” András Magyari
6 – ToeJam & Earl (GEN – 1991) “Rapmaster Rocket Racket” John Baker, Mark Miller (Direction)
7 – Demolition Man (GEN – 1995) “Pipe Maze” Nathan Grigg
8 – Patreon Pick – Scott Mcelhone: Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (GEN – 1994) “Aviary” Sam Powell
9 – Sylvester & Tweety: Cagey Capers (GEN – 1994) “Hyde and Shriek” Nathan Grigg

Episode 88 – April Fools!

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Episode 88 – April Fools!

It should be pretty obvious if you’ve heard the show before that Mike and Justin LOVE comedy. So on this episode, which just so happens to release on April Fools for no specific reason, the guys get deeply personal and share never before heard stories before. Listen to some wacky tunes about sunflowers, finding secrets, slippery little things that taste so good all the time, all while learning about Mike’s porn music career, Justin’s pet rock collection and his unofficial name change, Mike’s shocking political affiliation, Justin’s composer obsession and many more secrets revealed! This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

Big thanks to the following podcasts for no specific reason whatsoever:
Ed Wilson (The VGMbassy) https://thevgmbassy.com/
Alex Messenger (A VGM Journey) https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney
Bedroth (VGMVGM Podcast) https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/episodes/Episode-66-Cuphead-With-Lemon-Boy-e1fuji3
Rob and Pernell (Rhythm & Pixels) https://rhythmandpixels.com/

What was your favorite track of the episode? Favorite new factoids that are totally true about Mike and Justin? 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, RayjKayj, Nathan Cooper, Llama Adam, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart and Brad Austin. 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: Pa Rappa the Rapper 2 (PS2 – 2001) “Noodles Can’t Be Beat” Masaya Matsuura, Yoshihisa Suzuki, Naoto Sugai, Ryo Watanabe
1 – StarCraft: Brood Wars (PC/Mac – 1998) “Radio Free Zerg” Tracy W. Bush, Jason Hayes, Glenn Stafford
2 – Bust-A-Groove (PS1 – 1998) “I Love Hamburgers (Hamm’s Theme)” Hiroshi Kobayashi
3 – Battleblock Theater (360 – 2013) “Secret Area” Will Stamper
4 – Buck Bumble (N64 – 1998) “Title” Justin Scharvona, M.C. Cisco (vocals)
5 – Spider Man 2 (PS2 – 2004) “MX Finiculi (Pizza Theme)” Luigi Denza (composer), Lolita Ritmanis, Larry Rench (Orchestrations)
6 – Total Distortion (PC/MAC – 1995) “You Are Dead” Kent Carmical, Joe Sparks
7 – Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3/XB360 – 2011) “Crazy Chocobo” Shootie HG
8 – Plants VS Zombies “Zombies On Your Lawn” (PS3/ 360 – 2011) Laura Shigihara
9 – Ballz (SNES/GEN – 1994) “Title Screen, Menus, Winner!” Neuromantic Productions, Mark Miller, Jason Scher
10 – Final Fight Streetwise (PS2 – 2006) “Superfly Teenage Girls” (w Mike as Justin and Justin as Mike) Brad Fotsch, Stymie & the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra

Episode 87 – Super Nintendo: ORCHESTRATED with Orchestral Fantasy

Episode 87 – Super Nintendo: ORCHESTRATED with Orchestral Fantasy

The Super Nintendo is known for having some of the most lush compositions in 16 bit history. But have you ever wondered what these tracks would sound like with real instruments? Our guest today is Andrew Thompson who runs a musical project where he answers that very question and the results are EPIC! Mike and Justin sit down with Andrew to discuss and compare his orchestrated versions with real instrumentation, while mostly staying faithful to the original compositions. If you’re a fan of JRPGs on the SNES, this is NOT an episode to miss!
***There were some connection issues regarding the first two breaks so we apologize in advance for the static-sounding voice on Andrew. After numerous trial and error, we decided to record separately and combine the breaks after the problem could not be solved. Thanks for understanding.***
We’d like to thank Andrew for being on the show. Please check out his content on both Youtube and Soundcloud as well as the latest album,
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OrchestralFantasy/videos
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/andrewt81
Beyond Fantasy Album: https://open.spotify.com/album/1RRCELKYi5sMU62joCGcqs
What was your favorite track of the episode? What’d you think of our guest and his renditions of classic SNES tracks?  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 – Final Fantasy VI (SNES – 1994) “Dancing Mad Part 1” Nobuo Uematsu
1 – ActRaiser (SNES – 1990) “The World Tree (All Over the World)” Yuzo Koshiro
2 – Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES – 1992) “Ending Credits” Koji Kondo
3 – Secret of Mana (SNES – 1993) “The Second Truth from the Left” Hiroki Kikuta
4 – Final Fantasy V (SFC – 1992) “The Decisive Battle” Nobuo Uematsu

Episode 86 – Dances with Nikos!

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Episode 86 – Dances with Nikos!

It’s that time of year again! NikoTengoku joins us for his third return as the unofficial “third host” of the show…and he’s ready TO DANCE! We let Niko pick the theme this time around and he wanted to get down! We’ve all picked a variety of dance tracks to listen to from all walks of dance music. From almost gabber-like songs, to borderline industrial, progressive trance and more! You’ll be ready to get outta your seat and join us on the dance floor in no time! Prepare for an insane amount of Alzadick jokes, stories about Mike’s dad hating VGM and much more!
Big thanks to NikoTengoku for joining us again for this annual visit! Go check out his Twitch and Youtube where he remains dedicated to both live streaming games and VGM!
https://www.youtube.com/Nikos8BitStereo
https://www.twitch.tv/nikotengoku
What was your favorite track of the episode? Did we manage to get you out of your seat and dance? Were you tired of Alzadick jokes?  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 – Streets of Rage 4 (Switch/PS4/XBOne/PC – 2020) “An Exhibition (Full Version)” Olivier Deriviere
1 – Super Drift Out (SFC – 1995) “Title Theme” Kenji Yamazaki
2 – Summer Carnival ‘92 RECCA (FC – 1992) “ELM-39” Nobuyuki Shioda
3 – Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Game (PS3/XB360 – 2010) “Twin Dragons” Anamanaguchi
4 – Zaxxon’s Motherbase 2000 (32X – 1995) “Stage 6 Boss” Masashi Yoneda, Naoshi Kunisawa
5 – Conker’s Bad Fur Day (N64 – 2001) “Rock Solid” Robin Beanland
6 – MvC Infinite (PS4/XBOne/Win – 2017) “Mega Man X” Eishi Segawa
7 – Dolucky no Puzzle Tour ’94 (SFC – 1994) “Final Battle” Hideyuki Shimono, Akihito Okawa
8 – Contra: Shattered Soldier (PS2 – 2002) “Battle Train” Sota Fujimori, Akira Yamaoka
9 – Beatmania IIDX 7th style (ARC – 2002) “Burning Heat! (Full Option Mix)” Mr.T (Tomoyuki Uchida) with Motoaki Furukawa

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 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 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
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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 75 – Adventure Island vs. Wonder Boy (feat. Rhythm & Pixels)

Episode 75 – Adventure Island vs. Wonder Boy (feat. Rhythm & Pixels)

In an epic battle for Justin’s soul, Mike and Justin teamed up with Rhythm & Pixels to discuss the wild, wacky world of Adventure Island and Wonder Boy games and their funky fresh music! From heavy metal chiptune boss bangers to Dorabian Night arabic themes (yes, you read that right), the guys showcased some absolutely killer tunes this time around! From hilarious chats about Rob being an 80 year old unknown Japanese VGM composer (I gotchu-chan!) to creating a fake VGM band called Master Wiggins, Rhythm & Pixels plus XVGM Radio ALWAYS is a chaotic sea of fun and information and in this case, you get to learn about the backstory of how Adventure Island ripped off Wonder Boy. How did the series come full circle in the end? Why is Pernell so obsessed with Turbo Grafx? Does Justin’s Soul ever get claimed? Is Rob running composer conspiracies?! Find out on this action-packed episode of XVGM Radio…and make sure to grab enough fruit along the way!
Big thank you to Rob and Pernell for joining us on this really fun episode. Rhythm & Pixels is an awesome VGM Podcast that you can check out here: https://rhythmandpixels.com/ Links to all their social media are in there too!
Also, check out their VGM 24/7 stream of tunes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOyCDPwEiOw
Special thank you to Ed Wilson from The VGMbassy for voicing our announcer in this episode’s commercial! Check out his equally awesome VGM Podcast here: https://thevgmbassy.com/
What was your favorite track of the episode? Do you have a preference of Adventure Island or Wonder Boy games and their music and does that line up together or do you like one more than the other? Have you played any of these games and if not, are you going to seek them out and their soundtracks? What did you think of our guests? Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
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TRACK LISTING:

Intros – Adventure Island (NES – 1986) “Wild Plains” Jun Chikuma
– Wonder Boy (SMS – 1986) “Main Round” Ryuichi Nishizawa
1 – Super Adventure Island II (SNES – 1992) “On The Open Seas” Akihiro Akamatsu, Sachiko Oita, Shinji Nakaya
2 – Wonder Boy Returns/Remix (PC/PS4/SWI – 2019) “Boss Theme” Ryuichi Nishizawa arranged by Jong-bum Choi, Sukgil.Ham (Spotworks)
3 – New Adventure Island (TG-16 – 1992) “Stage 2-3” Keiji Sakata
4 – Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom (Switch/PS4/XB1 – 2018) “Green Fields” Keiki Kobayashi, Shinichi Sakamoto, Yuzo Koshiro, Keiki Kobayashi, Takeshi Yanagawa, Cédric Joder, Michiru Yamane, Motoi Sakuraba, Matt Creamer (16 Bit Track), Tee Lopes
5 – Adventure Island 3 (NES – 1992) “Boss Battle” Miyoshi Okuyama, Hirohiko Takayama, Gattuchan
6 – Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap (SMS – 1989) “The Danger Zone” Shinichi Sakamoto
7 – Adventure Island: The Beginning (Wii – 2009) “Track 3” Yoshitaka Hirota
8 – Monster World IV (GEN – 1994) “Arabesque Court in Dream” Jin Watanabe