Episode 111 – Modern Retro Game Music

Many of today’s indie and AA developers know their retro. That’s why there’s an abundance of amazing games available for modern platforms which channel the games of our pasts. Thankfully, game composers of the current era haven’t forgotten the roots of VGM either, as the amount of modern games which rely on catchy melodies, punchy drums and FM tones is alive and well. On today’s XVGM Radio, Justin and Mike uncover some of their favorite game music styled like the 8-bit and 16-bit tunes that raised them. Tons of interesting conversation about Justin wearing diapers, wax nostalgic Strong Bad references (20XD6!)
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Intro – Venture Kid (SWI/WIN/IOS – 2016) “Title Theme” Matt Creamer
1 – The Messenger (SWI – 2018) “Fire & Earth (Elemental Skylands)” Rainbow Dragon Eyes
2 – Phantom Breaker Battlegrounds (360/VITA/SWI/PS4/XBONE – 2013) “Costly Wish (FM Version)” Takeshi Abo
3 – Patreon Pick – RayjKayj – World of Horror (PC – 2023) “School Combat” Sebastian Zybowski (ArcOfDream), Joseph Bailey
4 – Panzer Paladin (SWI/PC – 2020) “USA (Classic)” Patrice Bourgeault
5 – 20XX (PC – 2014) “Pseudocode” Brandon Ellis (credited as Cityfires)
6 – La-Mulana EX (Wii – 2011) “Mr. Explorer” Takumi Naramura, Houyru Samejima
7 – Crawl (PC – 2014) “Curses” Alex Yoder
8 – Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 (SWI/XBONE/PS4/WIN – 2020) “Roaring Cascade” Ippo Yamada, Hiroaki Sano, Takumi Sato, Ryo Yoshinaga, Yusuke Sakai, Hiroyuki Sato, Masahiro Aoki, Takuya Tsuda
9 – Ex-Zodiac (PC – 2022) “Data Harrier” +TEK
10 – Steel Assault (SWI/WIN/XBONE/PS4 – 2021) “Into The Fray” Joseph Bailey, Luca Della Regina

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