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Episode 76 – The Wonderswan & Wonderswan Color

Episode 76 – The Wonderswan & Wonderswan Color

We’re no strangers to covering obscure stuff on XVGM Radio…but this might be the most obscure thing we’ve chat about: Bandai’s Wonderswan family of handhelds. Going after the Game Boy was a lofty goal, one which made the Wonderswan succumb. But today, we dig up the grave of Bandai’s Wonderswan, the Wonderswan Color and the SwanCrystal, to delve into some video game music that we just can’t put our finger on. Does it sound like Game Boy? Master System? Something else? We talk about the rise and fall of the little Japan-only handheld along with Mike’s confusion over this system and the Neo Geo Pocket, Comparisons to adult film concepts (just how many times Chou Aniki can get stuck in a washing machine, super big bro?!) The legacy of Gunpei Yokoi and his tragic end, plus we get super nerdy about the life and death of the Bandai Wonderswan: All on Episode 76!
What was your favorite track of the episode? Have you played any Wonderswan handhelds? Have you played any of these games and if not, are you going to seek them out and their soundtracks? 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:

Intro – Pocket Fighter (WS – 2000) “Beach House/Safrill” Norihiko Togashi (Arrangement), Isao Abe, Yuki Iwai, Setsuo Yamamoto
1 – Chou Aniki – Otoko no Tamafuda (WS – 2000) “BGM #15” Koji Hayama, Shigeki Hayashi
2 – Rockman & Forte Mirai kara no Chōsensha (WS – 1999) “Opening Stage” Toshihiko Horiyama, Naoshi Mizuta, Akari Kaida
3 – Guilty Gear Petit 2 (WSC – 2001) “Feel a Fear (Zato-1)” Takayuki Nakamura
4 – Gunpey EX (WSC – 2000) “Stage Music” Unknown Composer
5 – Wild Card (WSC – 2001) “”BGM03” Kenji Ito
6 – Namco Super Wars (WSC – 2002) “BGM #04” Unknown Composer
7 – Blue Wing Blitz (WSC – 2001) “BGM08” Kumi Tanioka
8 – Patreon Pick – Ryan Mcpherson – Final Fantasy II (WSC – 2001) “Battle Scene A” Nobou Uematsu
9 – SD Gundam: Emotional Jam (WS – 1999) “BGM06” Unknown Composer
10 – Vaitz Blade (WS – 1999) “BGM 27” Nuka Shinji

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 74 – Spy Games

Episode 74 – Spy Games

What do didgeridoos, surf rock and discussions on bellbottoms have in common? Well, they’re all featured bits of conversation taking place in Episode 74 of XVGM Radio, where the XVGM guys are chatting about spy and espionage games and their video game music! Listen to Mike and Justin get super nostalgic for the Get Smart TV series, the debate about two different types of listeners in regards to the Jazzpunk track that Justin picked and of course, a deep dive into the allure of spy and espionage games and their music!
Special thanks to Brian Siecienski for voicing a role in our commercial this episode! Check out his new toy-based business venture here: https://www.ebay.com/str/blueberrycatcollectibles
What was your favorite track of the episode? Do you have a favorite Spy/Espionage game or experience? Have you played any of these games and if not, are you going to seek them out and their soundtracks? 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:

Intro – Sly Spy: Secret Agent (1989, ARC) “Stage 4 and 7” Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida
1 – Jazzpunk (PC – 2014, PS4 – 2016) “Cyberpunk Chase” Luis Hernandez
2 – Spy VS Spy (GBC, 1999) “BGM 04/Rocket Ship Stage” Unknown Composer
3 – Patreon Request: Chris Hart – No One Lives Forever (PC – 2000, Mac – 2002) “Main Title” Guy Whitmore
4 – Goldeneye 007 (N64, 1997) “Silo” Grant Kirkhope, Graeme Norgate, Robin Beanland
5 – Alpha Protocol (PC/PS3/XB360 – 2010) “Ambush” Jason Graves, Rod Abernathy
6 – Perfect Dark Zero (360, 2005) “Rooftops Escape” David Clynick
7 – The Operative: No One Lives Forever 2 (PC – 2002, Mac – 2003) “Main Menu” Nathan Grigg, Guy Whitmore
8 – Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2, 2004) “Surfing Guitar / 147.08” Harry Gregson-Williams, Norihiko Hibino, Shuichi Kobori, Nobuko Toda
9 – Spy Hunter (NES – 1987) “Track 9” Henry Nicola Mancini, Naoki Kodaka
10 – Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (XBOX/PS2/GCN/PC – 2004) “Jungle Suspicion” Guy Dubuc, Marc Lessart, Jack Wall

Episode 73 – Zelda Handhelds

Episode 73 – Zelda Handhelds

The Legend of Zelda is perhaps most famous for being one of the flagship franchises on Nintendo consoles, expanding into the third dimension and consistently innovating as time has marched on. However, the franchise has also had its fair share of exploration on handhelds beginning with Link’s Awakening and continues to this day on the console/handheld hybrid Nintendo Switch with the remake all these years later. Today on XVGM Radio, we explore the vast history of the Legend of Zelda on handhelds and dive deep into their soundtracks all while sharing our own memories of playing them. From Mike and Justin’s shared dislike of Tingle to Mike’s sad story about his grandmother and even our patron pick gets a little deep! Draw your Master Sword, grab some headphones and get ready for some amazing music on Episode 73 of XVGM Radio!
What was your favorite track of the episode? Do you have a favorite Zelda handheld game or experience? Have you played any of these games and if not, are you going to seek them out and their soundtracks? 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:

Intro – The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC – 2001) “Title Screen” Kyōko Nakamura, Minako Adachi
1 – Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBC – 2001) “Level 4: Skull Dungeon” Kyōko Nakamura, Minako Adachi
2 – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (remake) (Switch – 2019) “Nightmare’s Boss Battle” Ryo Nagamatsu, (Original by Minako Hamano, Kozue Ishikawa, Kazumi Totaka)
3 – The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS – 2009) “Overworld Adventures” Tōru Minegishi, Manaka Tominaga, Asuka Ohta, Kōji Kondō
4 – Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland (NDS – 2006) “BGM 127” Masanori Adachi
5 – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (GB – 1993, GBC – 1998) “Mabe Village” Minako Hamano, Kozue Ishikawa, Kazumi Totaka
6 – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords (GBA – 2002) “Sea of Trees” Yūko Takehara
7 – Patreon Pick: Dan Laughton – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (GB – 1993, GBC – 1998) “Face Shrine” Minako Hamano, Kozue Ishikawa, Kazumi Totaka
8 – The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (NDS – 2007) “The Great Sea” Kenta Nagata, Tōru Minegishi
9 – The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds (3DS, 2013) “Princess Hilda Appears” Ryo Nagamatsu, Koji Kondo (LttP Originals)
10 – The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA – 2004) “Minish Woods” Mitsuhiko Takano

Episode 72 – Vanillaware w/ Pragmatik

Episode 72 – Vanillaware w/ Pragmatik

The story of Vanillaware, an Osaka-based Japanese game developer, is one that could’ve been showcased in failure. The company’s first game almost shut down the company, but they later would regroup and continue working on video games, putting out some of the most original and interesting titles on more recent generations of consoles. Today, we sit down with Pragmatik, a Youtube game reviewer and super-fan of Vanillaware who shares some in depth information on games like Muramasa The Demon Blade, Odin Sphere and Dragon’s Crown. Musically, there’s a lot to dive into here, so grab your best swords and sorcery gear (and maybe a mech or two) and jump into the music of Basiscape (Vanillaware’s go-to composer crew featuring Hitoshi Sakimoto and more.) Join Mike, Justin and Joey (Pragmatik) as they dive intro the controversy behind the ladies of Dragon’s Crown, Mike’s fury towards Odin Sphere’s inventory system on the PS2 and…Justin audibly spots a shamisen?! SHOCK AND AWE! All on this episode of XVGM Radio!
Big thank you to Joey aka Pragmatik for joining us on this episode! Please check out his channel here.
What was your favorite track of the episode? Did you enjoy hearing from our guest, Joey? Have you played any of these games and if not, are you going to seek them out and their soundtracks? 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, Bedroth, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, MixxMaster, 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:

Intro – Odin Sphere (PS2 – 2007, PS3 – 2011) “The Mysterious Pooka Village” Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, Kimihiro Abe, Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Manabu Namiki
1 – 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4 – 2020) “ISOLEUCINE” Hitoshi Sakimoto, Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Yoshimi Kudo, Rikako Watanabe, Yukinori Kikuchi
2 – Kumatanchi (NDS – 2008) “BGM05” Kimihiro Abe, Mitsuhiro Kaneda
3 – Dragon’s Crown Pro (PS3/Vita – 2013, PS4 – 2018) “A Decision Has To Be Made” Hitoshi Sakimoto
4 – Odin Sphere (PS2 – 2007, PS3 – 2011 , PS4/Vita – 2016) “Battle In The Labyrinth 2” Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, Kimihiro Abe, Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Manabu Namiki
5 – Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii – 2009, Vita – 2013) “Poor Meal” Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Kimihiro Abe, Noriyuki Kamikura, Azusa Chiba, Yoshimi Kudo
6 – Grand Knight’s History (PSP – 2011) “Tension” Masaharu Iwata (this track), Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Yoshimi Kudo, Noriyuki Kamikura
7 – GrimGrimoire (PS2 – 2007) “BOOK OF DAYS” – Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Kimihiro Abe, Noriyuki Kamikura
8 – Odin Sphere (PS2 – 2007, PS3 – 2011,PS4/Vita – 2016) “Victory” Basiscape (Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, Kimihiro Abe, Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Manabu Namiki)
9 – Fantasy Earth Zero (PC, 2006 JP/2010 US) “Track 18” Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, Manabu Namiki, Kenichi Koyano

Episode 71 – Card and Board Games 2

Episode 71 – Card and Board Games 2

Going all the way back to Episode 3 where they covered Board and Card Game based titles, Mike and Justin are back at it, revisiting the theme but adding in some new twists and turns. This time around, they’re focusing on featuring video games that are board/card games utilizing gaming’s top franchises. From conversations about how Eddie from Mega Man dials a phone, to Speed: The Movie: The Card Game and of course, what the DS in every DS game REALLY stands for. Hint: It’s not Dice Suckers…you’ll certainly roll high with episode 71 of XVGM Radio!
What was your favorite track of the episode? Would you like to see a Board and Card Games 3, and if so, should we tackle it from another different angle or more of the same? 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, Llama Adam, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, MixxMaster, 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:

Intro -Mario Party 2 (N64 – 1999) “Space Land” Hironao Yamamoto, Shōhei Bandō, Kazuhiko Sawaguchi, Yasunori Mitsuda
1 – Slay The Spire (SWI, PS4, XBONE, WIN, MAC,IOS 2017) “Exordium” Clark Aboud
2 – Clubhouse games: 51 Worldwide classics (Switch – 2020) “BGM Toy Sports Toy” Masayoshi Ishi, Toshiki Aida
3 – Wily & Right no Rockboard (That’s Paradise!) (FC, 1993) “Cold Island” Yuki Iwai
4 – Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (PS4/XB1/WIN – 2017) “Northern Realms” P.T. Adamczyk, Mikołaj Stroiński, Marcin Przybyłowicz
5 – Super Battleship (SNES/GEN 1993) “Title Screen” Christopher Barker
6 – Dungeons & Dragons – Warriors of the Eternal Sun (GEN – 1992) “Jungle Combat” Paul S. Mudra, Frank Klepacki, Dwight Kenichi Okahara
7- Sonic Shuffle (DC, 2000) “Space Encounter” Hidenobu Otsuki, Ryo Fukuda, Takeo Suzuki, Yoshitaka Hirota, Kazumi Mitome
8 – Patreon Pick: Jordan and Anson Davis – Itadaki Street DS (DS, 2007) “Hello Happy Kingdom (Arranged) / Tutorial” Yoko Shimomura (original), Koichi Sugiyama (arranged)
9 – Battleship/Connect Four/Sorry!/Trouble (DS, 2007) “Sorry! In Game Music” Mark Cooksey
10 – Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (WiiU – 2015) “Board Game Event (Opposite Day)” Unknown Composer

Episode 70 – Paradise Killer w/ Composer Barry” Epoch” Topping

Episode 70 – Paradise Killer w/ Composer Barry” Epoch” Topping

Every now and then a game comes out that features a soundtrack that puts the fire back in our VGM lovin’ hearts. Paradise Killer is exactly that kind of OST. The XVGM Radio guys are joined by Barry “Epoch” Topping, the composer of (what Mike considers) the best VGM soundtrack of 2020. From the vocal-infused, saxophone wailing on the intro theme “Paradise (Stay Forever)”to the mix of genre-hopping across the70s and 80s (and even a little bit of the 90s), this soundtrack features an eclectic mix of music. From City Pop/Future Funk and Vaporwave influences, to straight up New Jack Swing and 80s Dance, and down to synthwave and easy listening, these tunes got it all! Hear Barry’s story about how he transitioned from wedding band player to VGM composer, his video game influences, listen to Mike and Justin talk about the game in-depth with some interesting reveals about the game and it’s soundtrack directly from the composer himself! All on this episode of XVGM Radio! Don’t miss out on this one!

Big thank you to Barry Topping for joining us for this episode! Please consider checking out the soundtrack and Barry’s Bandcamp in the links below:

Soundtrack: https://kaizengameworks.bandcamp.com/album/paradise-killer-original-soundtrack

Barry’s Bandcamp: https://nostoppingepoch.bandcamp.com/music

What was your favorite track of the episode? Are you planning on picking up the game or the soundtrack or maybe both? 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, Llama Adam, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, MixxMaster, 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:

Intro – Paradise (Stay Forever)
1 – Breeze With U
2 – House of Bliss
3 – Headlights on the Shore
>4 – Midori Eyes
5 – 8th Street Rose
6 – Lady Blue
7 – The Plateau
8 – The Lemegeton Bop
9 – The Sarcophagus
10 – To the Heart

Episode 69 – Sexy Games

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Episode 69 – Sexy Games


It’s time to dim the lights, snuggle up with your favorite person and…put on some VGM?! In a post-Valentine’s Day delight, Mike and Justin have set up a playlist of games involving sexy characters and their equally sexy songs. The music choices here range from smooth jazz, sultry salsa, hard rockin’ and hip-hoppin’! Listen to discussions about hot dogs running from hungry girls, Mike getting his Beethoven tracks mixed up, plus a special call in from a certain grumpy gamer! All on this sensual, seductive episode of XVGM Radio!
Big thank you to Heather Pascale for the commercial voiceover!
What was your favorite track of the episode? Any sexy tracks you’d like to suggest to us to use? 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, Llama Adam, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, Nick Davis, Ryan McPherson, Marques Stewart, MixxMaster, Brad Austin, Dan Laughton, Matthew Hannola, 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 – Feel the Magic XY/XX (DS, 2004) “Love Scene” Mariko Nanba
1 – PaRappa the Rapper 2 (PS2, 2002) “Romantic Love” Masaya Matsuura, Yoshihisa Suzuki, Naoto Sugai, Ryo Watanabe, John Simpson III (as Parappa), Ryu Watabe (as Chop Chop Master Onion)
2 – Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator (Steam – 2017, NSwitch – 2019) “Synth Cult” Jesse Cale
3 – Sexy Parodius (ARC/PS1/SAT – 1996) “Am I Sexy? (Sexy Adult Boss BGM)” Kiyohiko Yamane, Hideyuki Akutsu (AKT), Takayuki Fujii (Takabou), Hiroe Noguchi
4 – Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail (PC – 1996, Mac – 1997) “Tasty Tenor” Frank Zottoli (Piano), Kim Hutchcroft (Woodwinds), Tom Warrington (Bass), Claudio Slon (Drums), Mark Seibert (Guitar & Synthesizers & Percussion), Al Lowe (Soprano Sax), Steve Conrad (Trombone)
5 – Hot Dogs/Hot Girls (Hot Dog King) (WIN, 2007) “El Paso Hotgal” Mick Gordon
6 – Rumble Roses (PS2, 2004) “I’m Too Virtuous!” Akira Yamaoka
7 – Mighty Switch Force (3DS, 2011) “Love You Love You Love” Jake Kaufman
8 – Steam Heart’s (PC-98 – 1994, PCE-CD – 1996, SAT – 1998) “Final Boss” Takahiro Yonemura
9 – Possessioner (PC-98, 1994) “Alisa, Violated By Machine” Hiroaki Sano, Masahiro Kajihara
10 – Lollipop Chainsaw (XB360/PS3 – 2012) “Viking Zombies Sail on Lightning Seas” Jimmy Urine (from MSI), Akira Yamaoka

Episode 68 – Anime Game Music w/ G to the Next Level

Episode 68 – Anime Game Music w/ G to the Next Level

What happens when video games and anime collide? You get video games based on anime, of course! Mike and Justin are joined by fellow-anime lover and Sega mega fan, George aka G To The Next Level, where the guys really hit it off celebrating video games based on anime and their stellar music. Diving deep into their own nostalgic memories of how they got interested in anime, the guys bring full attention to the jungle beats of Astro Boy, the creepiness of Mystic Defender and the smooth jazzy Sailor Moon vibes. Plus, George and Justin get super nerdy over Evangelion, Mike questions his sexuality after fawning over Shin from U.N. Squadron as a youth, and the guys pick their favorite Sailor Scout, all on this english-dubbed episode of XVGM Radio!
What was your favorite track of the episode? Are you an anime fan? Would you like to see George come back for a future episode or sequel to this episode? There’s plenty more anime-based games to cover! Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
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TRACK LISTING:

Intro – Ghost in the Shell (PS1, 1997) “MISSION 03 – Boss – Firecracker” Takkyu Ishino, Derrick May, Mijk Van Dijk, Advent, Westbam, Joey Beltram, Brother From Another Planet, BCJ, Scan X, Dave Angel, Hardfloor
1 – Mystic Defender “Kuja-Ku-Oh/Spirit Warrior/Peacock King” (GEN, 1989) “Round 1” Chikako Kamatani
2 – Neon Genesis Evangelion (N64, 1999) “Cruel Angel’s Thesis” Hidetoshi Satō (Orig. Composer), Jun Enoki (Arranger)
3 – Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreshi Wa Nice Body (SFC, 1993) “Crazy Woods” Kinuyo Yamashita
4 – Astro Boy: Omega Factor (GBA, 2003) – “Track 3” Norio Hanzawa, Tsuyoshi Kaneko
5 – Magic Knight Rayearth (SAT, 1995/8) “CLEF” Hisanori Ōshiro
6 – U.N Squadron (SNES, 1991) “Enemy AirForce” Toshio Kajino, Mari Yamaguchi, Yasushi Ikeda
7 – Yu Yu Hakusho Makyou Tōitsusen (MD, 1994) – “Sub-Space 2” Satoshi Murata, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Aki Hata, Norio Hanzawa
8 – Lupin III – Pandora no Isan (FC, 1987) “Track 4” Unknown
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9 – Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (GEN/SNES, 1993) “Stage 1-1 (Street)” Aki Hata

Episode 67 – No Nostalgia Fighters

Episode 67 – No Nostalgia Fighters

HADOKEN! GET OVER HERE! C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER! All of these are sounds of the arcade and fighting game scene in general. But what about the fighting games that we didn’t play to death? On this episode of XVGM Radio, we dive into the music from fighting games to which we have zero nostalgia. From heavy discussions about balls..er…ballz, Alice Deejay comparisons, to the surprising lack of memories from giants like Sega, SNK and Konami, this is an episode full of monster tunes of an eclectic nature. New Jack Swing, 90s techno, jazz and funk are all represented. Get ready for a VGM tournament of which these two hosts haven’t attended as our No Nostalgia series continues with No Nostalgia Fighting Games!
What was your favorite track of the episode? Do you wanna slap Mike and Justin for not being big into SNK and Tekken? Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
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TRACK LISTING:

Intro – Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors (ARC/NG/NGCD/SAT 1995, PS1, 1996) “Here We Go! (Character Select)” Masato Araikawa, Takayuki Sasaki, Atsushi Mihiro
1 – Art of Fighting (Ryuuko No Ken) (SNES, 1993 GEN/NGCD 1994, NG/ARC, 1992) “Mr. Big” Seisuke Ito
2 – The King of Fighters ‘96 (ARC/NG/NGCD/SAT-1996, GB/PS1-1997) “Trash Head (Goenitz Theme)” Akihiro Uchida, Hideki Asanaka, Kazuhiro Nishida
3 – Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All Stars (Wii, 2010) “Orbital Ring Systems Cargo Bay” Yasumasa Kitagawa, Kota Suzuki, Akihiko Narita, Reo Uratani
4 – Samurai Shodown (ARC/NG-1993, GB/SGG/GEN/NGCD/3DO/SNES-1994, FMT-1995) “Tokyo Kabuki Theater” Hiroo Ikeda
5 – Battle Arena Toshinden (GB, 1996) “Eiji’s Theme” Yasuhiro Nakano (original), Dota Ando
6 – Ballz: The Director’s Cut (3DO, 1995) “Boss” Kurt Harland Larson, Ted Hommel, Brendan McCarthy, Aaron Winett
7 – Virtua Fighter 2 (ARC 1994, SAT, 1995, GEN, 1996) “Akira’s Theme/Ride the Tiger” Takayuki Nakamura, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Youichi Ueda, Akiko Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Kouchi
8 – Garou: Mark Of The Wolves (ARC-1999, NG,2000, DC, 2001) “Ninja or Monkey (Hokutomaru)” Akihiro Uchida, Masato Horiuchi, Yasuhiro Naka
9 – TMNT: Tournament Fighters (NES/SNES/GEN, 1993) “Track 4” Junichiro Kaneda, Ayako Nishigaki
10 – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (ARC-2011, PS3/XB360-2012) “Tulip Festival (Netherlands)” Akitaka Tohyama, Nobuyoshi Sano, Keiichi Okabe, Rio Hamamoto, Taku Inoue, and Go Shiina