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Episode 95 – PS2/PSP VGM Memories

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Episode 95 – PS2/PSP VGM Memories

It’s well known that Sony’s Playstation 2 dominated sales during the 6th generation of gaming. However, this was also during the era where Sony attempted to take on the task of toppling Nintendo’s handheld juggernaut abilities. Enter the Sony Playstation Portable, Sony’s first major foray into the handheld market. Many games from the PS2 were given handheld versions on the PSP and while this is an interesting discussion point, the guys at XVGM Radio decided to just bask in the glory of the 6th generation, Sony style. Today’s episode is an exploration into some PS2 and PSP games with the occasional example of crossover. Mike threatens to discuss Castlevania until he turns blue, all while we learn about Justin’s price point on Amazon. From racist Mega Man boss discussions to feeling inadequate thanks to a royal pain in the butt, today’s a great way to break open some Thanksgiving Day leftovers and enjoy some PS2/PSP nostalgia discussion!

What’d you think of this exploration into the Playstation 2 and Playstation Portable? Favorite track? Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMr…

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

Special thanks to Cam Werme for his Patron pick, and of course, thanks to all of our wonderful Patrons: Alex Messenger, Cam Werme, Chris Murray, Chris Myers, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Rayjkayj, Llama Adam, Kung Fu Carlito, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, Scott Brackett, and Brad Austin. Become a Patron, get cool rewards, and more at http://www.Patreon.com/XVGMRadio

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TRACK LISTING:

Intro – Katamari Damacy (PS2 – 2004) “Fugue #7777” Asuka Sakai
1 – Mega Man Powered Up (PSP – 2006) “Time Man Stage” Toshihiko Horiyama
2 – Ys VI: The Ark of Nepishtim (PS2/PSP – 2005/2006) “Release of the Far West Ocean” Hayato Sonoda, Wataru Ishibashi
3 – Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (PS2 – 2003) “Pagoda of the Misty Moon” Michiru Yamane
4 – Puzzle Guzzle (PSP – 2008) “Track 7” JoJoGa
5 – LocoRoco (PSP – 2006) “doda doda ~The Snow Has Fallen – LocoRoco Red & Pink​Version~” Nobuyuki Shimizu, Kemmei Adachi
6 – Nightshade (PS2 – 2003) “Skyscraper Tokyo” Fumie Kumatani, Tomonori Sawada, Keiichi Sugiyama, Yutaka Minobe
7 – Patreon Pick: Cam Werme – Maximo VS Army of Zin (PS2 – 2003) “The First Strike!” Tommy Tallarico
8 -Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles (PSP – 2007) “Demon Seed (Arranged)” Michiru Yamane, Masanori Akita, Yuichi Tsuchiya, Akihiro Honda, Yasuhiro Ichihashi, (Original by Yoshinori Sasaki, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, Hidenori Maezawa)
9 – Bleach: Heat the Soul (PSP – 2005) “Stage 4” Basiscape Co., Ltd.
10 – Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies (PS2 – 2001) “Operation” Katsuro Tajima, Keiki Kobayashi, Hiroshi Okubo, Tetsukazu Nakanishi

Episode 94 – SpooOOookyfest 2022

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Episode 94 – SpooOOookyfest 2022

It’s that spooooooooooky time of year again! Celebrate Halloween with the video game music podcast hostesses with the mostestes….that’s a word. Justin and Mike host Spookyfest each year and now that they’re back to their normal outdoor festival activity, you’re in for a fright of a good time! From discussions of Peanuts characters becoming VGM composers to the nostalgia-dripping remembrance of Count Duckula’s airtime, the boils scare no expense as they share their love of spooky game tunes. Mike digs up the bones of his rare appreciation for industrial music and Justin learning that….GASP…he was replaced with a ROBOT?! It’s a howling romp of a VGM festival that we hope you’ll enjoy…PERMANENTLY! MUWAHAHAH!
What’d you think of this year’s Halloween episode? Enjoy the sponsors? Favorite track? What was your favorite track? 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, 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 – Frankenstein: The Monster Returns (NES – 1990) “Stage 1” Linus, Cha♡Cha
1 – Ghoul Panic (PS1/ARC – 1999) “Challenge Stage 8” Manabu Namiki/Unknown Composer
2 – The Mummy (GB – 2000) “BGM #03” Junko Karashima
3 – Illbleed (DC – 2001) “A Losing Battle” Yukinori Kikuchi
4 – Count Duckula in No Sax Please – We’re Egyptian (C64 – 1989) “Main Theme” Unknown Composer
5 – Patreon Pick: Alex Messenger – Super Meat Boy (XB360 – 2010) “C.H.A.D.’s Broken Wind (Ch 2 Dark World)” Danny Baranowsky
6 – Cuphead (XBOne – 2017) “The Mausoleum” Kristofer Maddigan
7 – Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion (Steam – 2014) “A Smile Beneath Your Skin” Akuma Kira
8 – Friday the 13th (NES – 1989) “Track 02” Hirohiko Takayama
9 -Evil Tonight (SWI/Steam – 2021) “Haven” Peter Jones
10 – Aliens (ARC – 1990) “Stages 5-1 & 5-2” Masanori Adachi

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 91 – Masters of VGM

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Episode 91 – Masters of VGM

If you had to pick four legendary composers that best represents you…as well as all of video game music, who would you pick? Well, that’s the question that our pal Bedroth from VGMVGM (Very Good Music Video Game Music) Podcast asked the community of VGM podcasters…and we broke the rules and picked a bonus one, because we’re rule breakers. Yeah, that’s right. Your boys from XVGM Radio are here to break down all the barriers. All jokes aside though, Mike and Justin pick their heaviest of hitters in their VGM opinions. From discussions on the impressive echo of Iku Mizutani’s NES bangers, to the sentimental tears Justin shed over Final Fantasy 9’s ending, XVGM Radio takes you through some of their favorite composers and the tracks they feel best represent them. Get ready to climb VGM mountain and see the masters of video game music!
Thanks so much to Bedroth and everyone who helped make this June 2022 event a reality. You can check out the other podcasts participating at MastersofVGM.com
Who are YOUR four Masters of VGM?  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 – Super Mario Bros. (NES – 1985) “Super Mario Bros. Overworld Theme” Koji Kondo
1 – Final Fantasy IX (PS1 – 2000) “Melodies of Life” Nobuo Uematsu (Emiko Shiratori – Vocals)
2 – Shatterhand (NES – 1991) “BGM 5” Iku Mizutani
3 – Doctor Mario (NES – 1990) “Fever” Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka
4 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1/SAT – 1997) “Wandering Souls” Michiru Yamane
5 -ActRaiser Renaissance (SWI/PC – 2021) “Alcaleone (SFC ver)” Yuzo Koshiro
6 – Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (SNES – 1995) “Lockjaw’s Saga” David Wise
7 -DDR 5th Mix (Arc – 2001) “Dynamite Rave (Long ver.)” Naoki Maeda (Val TiaTia & Brenda Burch – Vocals)
8 -Shantae: Half Genie Hero (WiiU/PS4/XBONE/SWI/VITA/WIN – 2016) “Tassle Town” Jake Kaufman

Episode 90 – Nostalgic Themes

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Episode 90 – Nostalgic Themes

Nostalgia can be a powerful thing. Growing up in the 80s and 90s, there was plenty of stuff Mike and Justin reflected on in this episode from their youth. Though as always when they pick a topic, sometimes they approach the idea differently for fun results. Episode 90 is a perfect representation of this method of madness. Listen to the guys wax nostalgia when talking about retro television, cartoons and how the theme songs converted to video games. They also go over the composers on the original theme songs and their thoughts on comparing them. Mike gets goofy with the best anime ever (courtesy of the internet meme about Corey in the House), Justin shares his take on Dragon Ball Z’s music, Mike talks about college drinking games involving Power Rangers, and the guys collectively discuss sick days with Bob Barker, all on this memory-filled episode of XVGM Radio!
Big thank you to Candice of Candi’s Game Shrine for reprising her Jill Valentine role in this episode’s commercial! Check out her youtube and twitter here:
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/c/CandisClassicGameShrine
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Candi_CGS
Special thanks to Patreon members Jordan and Anson Davis for their Patreon pick this episode! What was your favorite track? Your least favorite? What theme songs are YOU nostalgic for?  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, 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 – Tiny Toon Adventures – Buster Busts Loose (SNES – 1992) “Theme of Tiny Toon Adventures” Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Bruce Broughton (original)
1 – Batman The Animated Series (GB – 1993) “Title” Yoshiyuki Hagiwara, Yuko Kurahashi (Music Image) Danny Elfman (original)
2 – Aaahh! Real Monsters (GEN – 1995) “Title, Score” Greg Turner, Eric Swanson, Drew Neumann (original)
3 – Choujin Sentai Jetman (FC – 1991) “Title Screen” Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Hironobu Kageyama (original)
4 – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (GB – 1994) “Title Screen & Boss Theme” Ron Wasserman (orig comp) Keisuke Nishino
5 – Zillion (SMS – 1987) “Pure Stone (Title Theme)” Tokuhiko Uwabo, Jun Irie(original)
6 – Dragon Ball Z – Supersonic Warriors (GBA – 2004) “Cha-La Head-Cha-La (Short)” Studio PJ Co. Ltd Hironobu Kageyama (original)
7 – Patreon Pick – Jordan/Anson Davis – The Price is Right (APL2 – 1990) “The Price is Right Theme” Wayne K. Hoy, Kevin Kruse (Programmers), Edd Kalehoff (original)
8 – Stone Protectors (SNES – 1994) “Main Theme” Steve Duckworth, Steve Zuckerman (original)
9 – Cory in the House (DS – 2008) “Main Theme” Chris Alan Lee and Scott Clausen (original composer) David Jaeden Conley (arranger)
10 – Disney’s Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 (NES – 1993) “Title” Mark Mueller (Orig Comp), Jeff Pescetto (TV version), The JETS (extended version), Sachiko Oita, Akihiro Akamatsu, Minae Fujii

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
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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
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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