Episode 97 – Super Famicom Japan Exclusives w/ NIKOTENGOKU

New Year! New Episode! Starting off 2023, our 5th year as a podcast, we’re joined once again by our good pal, NikoTengoku! The Super Famicom (or as we know it outside of Japan, the Super NES) is host to a COLOSSAL list of excellent game soundtracks, but the Japan exclusive stuff usually gets overlooked. Niko helps us pick 10 awesome tracks that we know you’re gonna love, along with a very, VERY silly episode as per usual with Niko. We poke fun of certain game title names and songs, get a visit from not one but TWO legacy PixelTunes Radio characters, AND officially “knight” Niko as our 3rd co-host! Though his role will remain as a guest contributor to the show, we’re always excited to be joined by Niko and he always brings the funny and engaging discussions to XVGM Radio!

Big thanks to NikoTengoku for guesting on the episode! As always, check out his stuff here:
Niko’s8BitStereo: https://www.youtube.com/@Nikos8BitStereo

8Beats: https://8beats.co/residents/nikotengoku

NikoTengoku: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXcivGPk4XlEU-Tq7CgMx7A

Also special shout out and thanks to Ed Wilson from TheVGMbassy for his commercial assistance! Check out his excellent VGM podcast here: TheVGMbassy.com

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Intro (Niko) – Dynami Tracer (SFC – 1996) “Title” Nobuo Uemetsu
1 – Mahjong Hishouden: Naki no Ryuu (SFC – 1992) “Battle Theme 1” IGS Sound Team
2 – Donald Duck no Mahô no Bôshi (SFC – 1995) “Forest of Angles” Takahisa Hirano, Takeshi Miura
3 – Shin Kido Senki (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing): Endless Duel (SFC – 1996) “Versus Screen” Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi
4 – Kyouraku Sanyou Toyomaru Okumura Daiichi Maruhon Parlor Parlor! 4 CR (SFC – 1995) “Menu” Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura
5 – Magic Knight Rayearth (SFC – 1995) “Mashin Battle” Daisuke Tamura
6 – Star Ocean (SFC – 1996) “Dancin’ Sword” Motoi Sakuraba
7 – Last Bible 3 (SFC – 1995) “Battle with Alec” Hiroyuki Yanada
8 – Umihara Kawase (SFC – 1994) “Keiryu Theme” Masahito Nakano, Atsuhiro Motoyama, Shinji Tachikawa
9 – ‘96 Zenkoku Koukou Soccer Senshuken (SFC – 1996) “Staff Roll” Toshiyuki Takine, Gocky in Bose

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