Episode 63 – Same Song, Different System
Comparing and analyzing differences is often done on XVGM Radio, but when it comes to the Same Song, Different System episodes, it’s on a whole other level! Today, Mike and Justin are doing a deep dive into the world of retro gaming video game music in a special free picks episode, but unlike most free picks that happen every 20th episode, we’re doing a comparison to other ports and versions of these songs! Mike attempts to serenade Justin with his best (or in this case, worst) Judy Kuhn vocal impressions, the guys chat about foreign 7-Up mascots, and discuss the highs and lows of songs that get arranged elsewhere. Welcome to XVGM Radio’s 63rd episode!
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Intro – Mega Man 4 (NES, 1991) “Skull Man” Minae Fujii, Yasuaki Fujita
Mega Man III (GB, 1992) “Skull Man” Kouji Murata
1 – Ninja Gaiden III: Ancient Ship of Doom (NES, 1991) “Weapons Lab” Sugito Miyashiro, Kaori Nakabai, Rika Shigeno
Ninja Gaiden Trilogy (SNES, 1995) “Laboratory” Original (Sugito Miyashiro, Kaori Nakabai, Rika Shigeno) unknown arranger
2 – Power Strike/Aleste (SMS, 1988) “The Devastation” Takayuki Hirono
Power Strike/Aleste (MSX, 1988) “The Devastation” Takeshi Santō, Shin-kun
3 – Cool Spot (Amiga, 1993) “BGM05” Andrew Barnabas (arranger), Tommy Tallarico
Cool Spot (GB, 1994) “BGM4” Mark Cooksey (arranger), Tommy Tallarico
4 – Last Ninja (aka Ninja Remix) (AMI, 1990) “Title Screen/The Inner Sanctum” Jochen Hippel
Last Ninja (aka Ninja Remix) (AST, 1990) “Title Screen/The Inner Sanctum” Jochen Hippel
5 – Pocahontas (SGB, 1996) “Colors of the Wind” Alan Menken, Mark Ortiz, John Prince
Pocahontas (GEN, 1996) “Colors of the Wind” Patrick J. Collins, Alan Menken
6 – Arch Rivals (NES, 1990) “Track 2/Title Screen” David Wise (Arranger), Dan Forden
Arch Rivals (SGG, 1992) “Track 2/Title Screen” Mark Cooksey(Arranger), Dan Forden