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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
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:

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

Episode 40 – Free Picks Again 再び

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Episode 40 – Free Picks Again 再び

It’s time for another roll of the dice because XVGM Radio is back for their second round of free picks! We’re choosing songs from all across the VGM spectrum and bringing you a surprising mix of music. From new to old, from licensed games to obscure MAC-Exclusive shooters, to back-to-back mech based games, the VGM we’ve chosen here is going to surprise everyone! Hear Justin talk about an Exclusive Exclusive game (Not a typo!), Hear a possibly familiar voice for PixelTunes Radio listeners, and see if you have THE POWER OF STEVEN! It’s XVGM Radio at its wackiest!
We’d love to hear what you thought about the random songs we picked! 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, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Llama Adam, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, Nick Davis, MixxMaster, 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 – Marathon 2: Durandal (MacOS – 1995) “Theme” Power of Seven (Paul Sebastien)
1 – Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure (GEN – 1993) “Montana Max” Shinji Tasaka, Tsuyoshi Sekito, Hideto Inoue
2 – TinTin on the Moon (C64 – 1989) “Title Screen/Main Theme” Jeroen Tel
3 – Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters (DOS/3DO – 1992/1994) “Star Base Commander” Burke Trieschmann, Dan Nicholson, Riku Nuottajärvi, Eric Berge, Erol Otus, Marc Brown, Aaron J. Grier, Kevin Palivec, Tommy V. Dunbar
4 – Night Slave (PC98 – 1996) “Initial Velocity (Stage 1-A)” PANDA (Yuki Nakayama)
5 – Mobile Suit Gundam F91: Formula Report 0122 (SFC – 1991) “Staff Roll” Norihiko Togashi
6 – Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 (SWI – 2019) “Xavier Institute Part 2” Takahiro Umeda, Masafumi Okubo
7 – A Kingdom for Keflings (XBLA – 2008) “Fall Music” Eric Nunamaker, Mike Nielsen, Alex Hall
8 – Spider (PS1 – 1997) “Conveyors, Circuit Boards, Hard Drives” Barry Leitch
9 – Sorcer Striker (Arcade/SX68K/FM Towns – 1993/94/95) “Rock the Accept (Boss 3)” Akira Takemoto, H. Holon
10 – Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & The Secret Hideout (Switch/PS4/PC – 2019) “Won’t Forget, Can’t Forget.” Hayato Asano (just this track)

Episode 39 – REMIXXX!

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Episode 39 – REMIXXX!

An episode that’s been a year in the making, Justin and Mike finally sit down and pick some of their favorite remixes! From nostalgic classics dating back to the beginnings of OCREMIX, to some more contemporary stuff from labels like Gamechops and even Youtube, this episode is a musical variety the likes of which ONLY XVGM Radio can deliver! Plus, hear the guys stumble onto a hidden treasure trove of a once-thought lost remixer, discussions on Phil Collins…and BUTTS! All on this RE-RE-REMIXXXXX episode of XVGM Radio!

We’d love to hear what you thought about the remixes we picked! 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 favorite remixes or covers 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, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Llama Adam, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, Nick Davis, MixxMaster, Brad Austin, Daniel 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 – Chrono Trigger (1995, SNES) “A World Awaits Chrono”
Original Composer: “A Premonition” & “Chrono Trigger” by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda
Arranger/Remixer: J:/Drive (OCR)

1 – Super Mario Bros 3 (1990, NES) “Battle Rocks”
Original Composer: “Enemy Battle” by Koji Kondo
Arranger: AmIEvil (OCR)

2 – Mega Man 3 (1990, NES) “Gemini Salsa”
Original Composer: “Gemini Man Stage” by Harumi Fujita, Yasuaki Fujita
Arranger/Remixer: MkVaffe (OCR)

Patreon Pick: Chris Murray – Duck Tales (1989, NES) “Moon Theme (Acapella)”
Original Composer: “The moon” by Hiroshige Tonomura
Arranger/Remixer: Max Gleason aka Smooth McGroove (Self)

3 – Detana Twinbee (1991, Sharp X68000) “BUTTS”
Original Composer: “Crossing the Sea of Clouds (Stage 2 BGM)” by Kaori Kinouchi, Masahiro Ikariko, Yuichi “You” Takamine
Arranger: Prozax (OCR)

4 – Pokemon X/Y (2013, NDS) “POKÉHAT REMIX”
Original Composer: “Boutique” by Shota Kageyama, Minako Adachi, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda
Arranger/Remixer: James Landino (GameChops)

5 – Double Dragon 2 (1989, NES/Arcade) “Twin Blood”
Original Composer: “Mission 9- Final Battle 2 (Final Screen)” by Kazunaka Yamane
Arranger/Remixer: Sixto Sounds (AKA Juan Medrano) (OCR)

6 – Final Fantasy 6 (1994, SNES) “Deserted Industry”
Original Composer: “Wild West” by Nobuo Uematsu
Arranger/Remixer: Beatdrop (OCR)

7 – Lost Patrol (1990, Amiga) “In The Air Mix”
Original Composer: “Lost Patrol Theme” Jonathan Dunn, Chris Glaister
Arranger: Makke (Marcus Lagré), Phil Collins (Inspiration) (OCR)

8 – Castlevania 2 (1988, NES) “Tears of Blood”
Original Composer: “Bloody Tears” by Kenichi Matsubara
Arranger/Remixer: Joshua Morse (GameChops)

9 – Final Fantasy VII (1997, PS1) “Antitrust”
Original Composer: “Shinra’s Theme” Nobuo Uematsu
Arranger/Remixer: SubstN
(VGMIX Archive)

10 – Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (1992, Genesis) “Robotnik’s Trippin on Ecstacy”
Original Composer: “Robotnik Battle” by Masato Nakamura
Arranger/Remixer: PxFury (OCR)

Episode 38 – Shakedown: Hawaii with Mat Creamer

Episode 38 – Shakedown: Hawaii with Mat Creamer

Grit your teeth as you plow through innocent bystanders, hold up stores for insurance protection, and burn forests down with your flamethrower…it’s your world in Shakedown Hawaii. The successor to Retro City Rampage had a lot to live up to, and thankfully it doesn’t suffer from sequelitis, as it’s one of the best indie games this year. Take on the role of an aging 1980’s CEO, or his spoiled rotten to the core son, and even a hired mercenary to do the dirty work. All three are at your disposal here as you steal cars, burn down parking lots, and crush anything in your way: including pesky consumer rights! Take on the role of CEO as you figure out the best way to ruin customer’s lives and make cash doing it. Despite the slimy premise, the game is tons of fun and backed by an incredible 80s synthwave soundtrack by Norrin Radd aka Matt Creamer. Matt takes us through the ups and downs he faced getting the official soundtrack released, and answers all the hard-hitting questions all while providing fantastic insight into his compositions.
The XVGM Radio guys are super thankful to VBlank Games and Matt Creamer for hooking us up with some giveaway codes! Exclusive to Patrons, you’ll be able to possibly win either a digital copy of the game (PS4/Switch options only) or the digital soundtrack for free! Multiple chances to win, and all you’ve got to do is share this episode on some form of social media (or just join our Discord) AND most importantly be a Patron tier of $1 or more! Thanks again to Brian Provinciano and Matt Creamer for the codes! You must be signed up by November 30th! We’ll announce the winners on the December 2019 Live Show and will reach out to the winners via Patreon!
Check out Matt Creamer’s tunes and Youtube channel here:
We’d love to hear what you thought about Shakedown Hawaii’s killer soundtrack and our friend Matt Creamer! 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 favorite Norrin Radd/Matt Creamer or Synthwave VGM 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, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Llama Adam, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, Nick Davis, MixxMaster, 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:

Shakedown Hawaii Soundtrack by: Norrin Radd/Matt Creamer
Intro – The CEO’s Return
1 – Beach Cruise
2 – Night Ride
3 – Freeway Escape
4 – Jungle Mercenary (Please Adjust The Tracking)
5 – Flashbacks
6 – Obliterator
7 – Riding Bazooka
8 – Clothes Make The Man
9 – Lobby Line
10 – Island Heist

Episode 37 – SPOOKYFEST 2019

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Episode 37 – SPOOKYFEST 2019

It’s that time once again for…SPOOKYFEST….2019! Yes, Spookyfest has returned to a backyard near us. Every year we host a special Halloween-themed episode of our show, but it’s totally done outdoors like a concert festival! Hear the crowds roar in between songs as Mike and Justin dig up 10 ghoulish tracks, a ghastly outro…and even a Patreon request! Listen to the guys discuss Knuckles’ mode of transportation,debate about Phantom of the Opera’s melodies, and try to figure out if a track is Cukey or Spute. All this, and more on XVGM Radio’s SPOOKYFEST 2019!
We’d love to hear what you thought about SPOOKYFEST 2019! What was your favorite SPOOOOOOKY 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 Halloween related VGM 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, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, 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 – Sonic Adventure 2 (DC/GCN – 2001) “A Ghost’s Pumpkin Soup (Pumpkin Hill Theme)” Fumie Kumatani, Tomoya Ohtani, Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Hunnid P.
1 – The Haunting of Magnolia Manor (PC – 2011) “Frantic Haunting” Big Giant Circles
2 – Blazblue Continuum Shift (Arcade – 2009) “Howling Moon” Daisuke Ishiwatari
3 – Ms. Pac Man’s Maze Madness (DC/N64/PS1/PC/GBA – 2000) “Haunted Halloween” Jon Holland
Patreon Pick- Carlito – Double Dragon Neon (360/PS3 – 2012) “Ghost Forest” Jake Kaufman
4 – Mega Man 7 (SNES – 1995) “Shade Man (Horror Fortress)” Tatsuya Nishimura, Yūko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama, Makoto Tomozawa, Hiroshi Shimada, Noriko Ando, Atsushi Mori, Nariyuki Nobuyama, Ippo Yamada
5 – Taz: Wanted (GCN/PS2/Xbox/PC – 2002) “Taz: Haunted: (Spin)” Nimrod Productions
6 – Puppeteer (PS3 – 2013) “Hallowee Ville” Patrick Doyle
7 – Nanako in Classic Japanese Monster Castle (ACPC/ZX81/ZXS/C64 – 2009) “In Game” Sascha “Linus” Zeidler, Mikael Backlund
8 – Kingdom Hearts 2 (PS2 – 2005) “Spooks of Halloween Town” Yoko Shimomura (Danny Elfman original comp)
9 – Blobcat (PC – 2017) “Halloween” Ben Zimmerman (The Green Piano on Youtube)
10 – Mario Party 2 (N64 – 1999) “Horror Land” Hironao Yamamoto, Shōhei Bandō, Kazuhiko Sawaguchi, Yasunori Mitsuda

Episode 36 – Castlevania Oddities

Episode 36 – Castlevania Oddities

Castlevania music has a special place in our hearts. But what about the wacky, wild world of Castlevania cameos, bizarre ports and side story games and other ‘Vania obscurities? Mike and Justin take the listener on a bumpy hayride past Dracula’s castle, and into his backyard to listen to some of the stranger versions of mainline games in the Castlevania franchise. From mobile to only in the arcade and even multiplayer preferred, the series has certainly had its ups and downs but the tunes have mostly always been the best kind of wall meat: tough to find, yet fully satisfying! So, grab your garlic water and rave sticks and join XVGM Radio as they explore these weird and wacky Castlevania remixes…with a few originals to boot!

***Please note: We caught an error in our information regarding the IIDX Bloody Tears Track during the final hour, so we updated the show notes here and will make a clarification in a future episode.***

Thanks to Vincent Diamonte for chatting with us about Order of Shadows! Please check out his soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/vincentdiamante

We’d love to hear what you thought about this Castlevania oddities episode! What was your favorite vampire-slaying tunes? Do you want to hear MORE Castlevania VGM? 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 Castlevania VGM 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, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, 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: – Castlevania Judgment (Wii – 2009) “Darkness of Fear” Hideki Sakamoto (Director), Yasushi Asada
1 – Pop’n Music 15 ADVENTURE (Arcade – 2007) “Akumajo Dracula Medley -Hybrid Version-” KONAMI Kukeiha Club, Michiru Yamane
2 – Castlevania: The Arcade (Arcade – 2009) “Walking on the Edge” Arranged by: Gō Fujiwara, Masayuki Maruyama, (original by Kinuyo Yamashita, Satoe Terashima, Hidenori Maezawa
3 – Haunted Castle (Arcade – 1988) “Basement Melodies/Stage 5” Kenichi Matsubara, Masahiro Ikariko, “T”
Patreon Pick: Cam Werme – Castlevania (DOS – 1990) “Vampire Killer Ad-Lib and IBM PC Versions” Kris Hatlelid (arranger), (Original by: Kinuyo Yamashita, Satoe Terashima, Hidenori Maezawa)
4 – Castlevania Order of Shadows (Mobile – 2007) “Daring Assault (Roland Mix)” Vincent Diamante
5 – Wai Wai World 2: SOS!! Parsley Castle (FC – 1991) “Bloody Tears” Yūichi Sakakura, Kenichi Matsubara, Satoko Minami
6 – Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (PS3/360 – 2011) “Ruined Castle Corridor” (Original by Michiru Yamane, Takashi Yoshida, Sashiro Hokkai) (Arranged by: Tomoaki Hirono, Norikazu Miura, Atsushi Sato, Nobuyuki Akena, Yasuhisa Ito, Sota Fujimori, Yasuhiro Ichihashi, Toshihisa Furusawa )
7 – Castlevania Judgment (Wii – 2009) “Clock Work” Hideki Sakamoto (Director), Yasushi Asada
8 – Beatmania IIDX 13: DistorteD (PS2 – 2007) “Bloody Tears IIDX Edition” Arranged by DJ Yoshitaka aka Yoshitaka Nishimura, Original by Kenichi Matsubara
9 – Contra Hard Corps (Genesis – 1994) “Simon 1994rd” (Original by Kinuyo Yamashita, Satoe Terashima, Hidenori Maezawa) Michiru Yamane (Remix)
10 – Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-Kun (Kid Dracula) (Famicom – 1990) “Disappearing at Tiffany’s (Stages 5&8)” Shinji Tasaka, Satoko Minami

Episode 35 – Super Nintendo Jams vs. Sega Genesis Grooves (Retro World Expo Live Panel)

Episode 35 – Super Nintendo Jams vs. Sega Genesis Grooves (Retro World Expo Live Panel)

Mike and Justin Hosted their first ever panel together, and they did it at Retro World Expo in Hartford, CT on September 28th, 2019! The guys wanted to do something to attract a big audience, and what better way to do that then to have the ultimate retro battle when it comes to VGM: Super NES versus Sega Genesis! After cultivating a wide range of tunage, the guys got the audience to participate in a cheering contest to determine which song was liked better. The categories of Best comparison, Capabilities, and a favorite from each of the guys for every console.

We’d like to take this time to apologize for the audio snafus. This episode won’t sound like our normal higher quality content, and it’s mostly due to some recording errors. However, we were able to preserve the audio thanks to another format we recorded in, so please excuse the occasional issues which may pop up.

What did you think of the picks? Did you agree with everyone’s voting? What’s your vote?

Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio

We have a Discord Channel! Join us and chat about the show, share different Super NES or Sega Genesis tracks 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, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, 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 iTunes 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:

Mike Intro Pick: SNES – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie “Shopping Center (Stage 1)” Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi

Justin Intro Pick: Genesis – The Lost Vikings (1992) “Prehistoria” – Matt Furniss

Mike – Best comparison:
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior/Championship Edition (1991/1993) – “Guile’s Theme” – Yoko Shimomura, Yoshihiro Sakaguchi, Isao Abe, Tatsuya Nishimura (Arrangement on Genesis: Setsuo Yamamoto, Tadashi Joukagi)

Justin – Best comparison:
Earthworm Jim (1995) “New Junk City” – Mark Miller, Tommy Tallarico

Mike – Capabilities:
SNES – Super Castlevania IV (1991) “Stage 3-3 The Submerged City” Masanori Adachi, Akira Soji, Taro Kudo
Genesis – Ristar (1995) “Ice Scream” Tomoko Sasaki

Justin – Capabilities:
SNES – Actraiser (1990) “Fillmore” – Yuzo Koshiro (Slap Bass & Organs)
Genesis – Alien Soldier (1995) “Runner AD2025” – Norio Hanzawa (drums – alt slap bass)

Mike – A favorite from both systems:
SNES: Final Fantasy V (1992) “The Decisive Battle” – Nobuo Uematsu
Genesis: Streets of Rage 3 (1994) “Cycle 1 (Round 1-2)” – Motohiro Kawashima, Yuzo Koshiro

Justin: A favorite from both systems:
SNES – Gradius 3 (1990) “Dead End Cell” – Kazuki Muraoka, Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Uekō, Yukie Morimoto
Genesis – Battle Mania Daiginjou (1993) “Smoking Head” – Fumito Tamayama, Yasuyuki Hamada, Yoko Kawashima, Shigenori Masuko

Episode 34 – Super Thrash Bros!

Episode 34 – Super Thrash Bros!

To be in a video game music cover band in 2019, there needs to be a gimmick of some sort. Fortunately, Super Thrash Bros. have a rock solid one. These gents combine wacky Smash Bros. themed showmanship and metal medleys with Smash Bros. themed costumes for a combination that can’t be beat! Today on XVGM Radio, Mike and Justin are lounging with Super Thrash Bros. members Eric Germain (Ness; Drums), Ryan Morris (Megaman; Guitar) and Nick Palmisano(Skull Kid; Bass) to listen to the band’s favorite medleys of their own. Then, we’ll compare one portion of the medley to it’s Thrash Bros. counterpart, head to head! Other members of Super Thrash Bros. who weren’t able to join us this time around include Ant Palmisano (Shiek, Guitar), Bryan Carroll (Master Hand), Ed Connolly (Crazy Hand).This versus match is worth every second! Hear Mike get schooled on “progressive punk” aka Thrash, hear all about how this band came together to rock, and…long blonde haired dudes headbanging while wearing Donkey Kong ties?! It’s all on this episode of XVGM Radio!
We’d love to hear what you thought about this episode! What was your favorite comparison? What do you think of Super Thrash Bros.? 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 Dreamcast VGM 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, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, 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 iTunes 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:

All Medleys Performed and Arranged By Super Thrash Bros.

Intro : Kirby Medley
Metroid Medley – Metroid (NES – 1986) “Brinstar” Hirokazu Tanaka
F-Zero Medley – F-Zero X (N64 – 1998) “Mute City” Tarō Bandō, Hajime Wakai,
Mario Medley – Super Mario World (SNES – 1990) “Bowser’s Castle” Kōji Kondō
Mega Man Medley – Mega Man 2 (NES – 1988) “Flash Man” Takashi Tateishi, Manami Matsumae, Yoshihiro Sakaguchi
Pokemon Medley – Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (GB – 1996) “Trainer Battle” Junichi Masuda
Star Fox Medley – Star Fox (SNES – 1993) “Venom Base (Parts 1&3)” Hajime Hirasawa

Episode 33 – Celebrating 20 Years of Sega Dreamcast Music

Episode 33 – Celebrating 20 Years of Sega Dreamcast Music

Everyone join in now: Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Biiirtthhhdaayyyy dear Sega Dreamcast, Happy Birthday to you! The Sega Dreamcast is largely considered to be Sega’s swansong and the final console to focus on arcade-based-ports to home-grown video games. Utilizing the NAOMI hardware, Sega was able to easily port games from the arcade to the console market. Sadly, the Dreamcast was Sega’s final original console, released this day 20 years ago on September 9th, 1999, also known as 9-9-99. It’s been 20 years since the console released in North America with a complete onslaught of titles, so today we thought we’d explore the North American side of the console’s video game music. Justin and Mike have picked tons of fantastic music to take you for a ride throughout this celebration. So, roll down your windows, slick those frosted tips back, grab your chain wallet and put on your jeans with the enormous pant legs. Turn the nu-metal off for a second, hit pause on your VHS of the International Man of Mystery and let’s boogie to some Sega Dreamcast bangers!

After listening to this episode, be sure to check out Rhythm & Pixels Podcast, as we have joined forces with them to do a mass celebration of Dreamcast tunes. Check them out at: https://rhythmandpixels.com/

We’d love to hear what you thought about our Dreamcast selections! What was your favorite track? What songs were missing that you would like to showcase yourself? Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio

We have a Discord Channel! Join us and chat about the show, share Dreamcast VGM you love, or just chit chat with Mike and Justin about tacos! Join for free here: https://discord.gg/zWxDYfn

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TRACK LISTING:

Intro : Sonic Adventure 2 (DC – 2001) “Escape From The City…For City Escape” Fumie Kumatani, Tomoya Ohtani, Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Ted Poley (drums and lyrics), Tony Harnell (vocals)
1 – Trickstyle (DC/PC – 1999) “Japan Race 3” Richard Beddow
2 – Fur Fighters (DC/PS2/PC/IOS – 2000/2001, 2012) “Viggo-A-Gogo” Nelson Everhart, Michael Pummell
3 – Space Channel 5 (DC, 1999/PS2 – 2003) “Spaceport – Introducing Ulala!” Naofumi Hataya, Kenichi Tokoi, Ken Woodman (Mexican Flyer)
4 – ChuChu Rocket (DC/GBA – 1999/2001) “Credits” Tomoya Ohtani
5 – Outtrigger (Arcade 1999/DC – 2001) “You Defeated Me” Fumio Ito
6 – Sega Marine Fishing (DC/Arcade – 2000) “Coral Reef” Unknown Composer
7 – Sword of the Berserk (DC – 2000) “Adhesion to Blood” Susumu Hirasawa
8 – Power Stone 2 (DC/Arcade – 2000) “Extra Stage 2” Tetsuya Shibata
9 -Omikron: The Nomad Soul (DC/PC – 1999/2000) “Fight With Astaroth” Xavier Despas, David Bowie, Reeves Gabriels
10 – Phantasy Star Online (DC – 2001) “Can still see the light ~ENDING THEME~ (Wind Orchestra Version)” Hideaki Kobayashi, Fumie Kumatani
Outro: Skies of Arcadia (DC/GCN – 2000/2003) “Theme of Loneliness” Yutaka Minobe, Tatsuyuki Maeda

Episode 32 – Summer Jamz with KVGM – The Last Wave

Episode 32 – Summer Jamz with KVGM – The Last Wave

Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. But wait…doesn’t this sound familiar? It’s because it’s the opening line in our guest’s mantra for his own show: KVGM Radio! That’s right! XVGM and KVGM our joining stations for a special summer jams(z) episode with KVGM net-jockey, Hammock a.k.a. Brennan. Sit back and relax or pull back the sun roof and drive around town bumping some of the most chillest and illest of summer tunes. From the lighthearted to the funky fresh, these songs will get the head bobbin’ and the drinks flowing. Make ours an Arnold Palmtree.

Special thanks to our pal Brennan for stopping by the show! If you like what you heard today, Hammock does a similar show on KVGM Radio!

Check it out at: https://kvgmradio.blogspot.com/  or just search KVGM Radio on most podcatchers! Also follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kvgmradio

We’d love to hear what you thought about our Summer Jamz picks! What was your favorite track? Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio

We have a Discord Channel! Join us and chat about the show, share VGM 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, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, Brad Austin and The Autistic Gamer 89. Become a Patron, get cool rewards, and more at www.Patreon.com/XVGMRadio

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TRACK LISTING:

Intro : Mahou Shoujo Fancy COCO (PC-98/PS1 – 1996) “ Summer” Ryu Umemoto
1 – Aitakute…Your Smiles in My Heart (PS1 – 2000) “Summer Sea (Event 2)” Shoichiro Hirata, Noboru Sakaue, and Aya Sakuma
2 – Super Mario Sunshine (GCN – 2002) “Sky & Sea” Kōji Kondō, Shinobu Tanaka
3 – Umihara Kawase (SFC – 1994) “Kawanabe Theme” Masahito Nakano, Atsuhiro Motoyama, Shinji Tachikawa
4 – Knuckles’ Chaotix (32X – 1995) ”Door Into Summer” Junko Shiratsu, Mariko Nanba
5 – Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand (GBA – 2003) “Banshee the Deathbringer (Carmilla Fight)” Norihiko Hibino
6 – Star Trader (SX68K – 1989) “Intention to Mystery (Credit Roll)” Hiroya Hatsushiba, Keishi Yoano, Mieko Ishikawa
7 – Mahjong Doukyuusei Special (SAT – 1996) – “Summer Mirage” Akihiro Akamatsu, Fumika Matsumoto
8- Firewatch (PC/PS4/Switch/XBONE – 2016) “Thorofare Hike” Chris Remo
9 – Outrun 2006 Coast to Coast (PS2/Xbox/PSP – 2006) “Passing Breeze” Hiroshi Kawaguchi (Hiro), Yasuhiro Takagi, Fumio Ito