Episode 57 – Commodore 64 in the 21st Century

If you’ve been listening to Forever Sound Version for a while, you’ll probably be aware of my love for the Commodore 64. This home computer was one of the most important platforms of the 8-bit era, but its games library isn’t limited to titles released in the 1980s! I’m joined by super special guest Ed Wilson – host of the excellent VGMbassy podcast – to discover some fantastic SID tunes from modern Commodore 64 games such as Planet Golf, Sam’s Journey, and Steel Ranger!

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If you’ve been listening to Forever Sound Version for a while, you’ll probably be aware of my love for the Commodore 64. This home computer was one of the most important platforms of the 8-bit era, but its games library isn’t limited to titles released in the 1980s! I’m joined by super special guest Ed Wilson – host of the excellent VGMbassy podcast – to discover some fantastic SID tunes from modern Commodore 64 games such as Planet Golf, Sam’s Journey, and Steel Ranger!

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Jars’ Revenge (2011, Commodore 64) ‘Subtune 1 (Title)’ by Sascha Zeidler (Linus)

Planet Golf (2017, Commodore 64) ‘Subtune 5 (Earth)’ by Aldo & Gaetano Chiummo

Steel Ranger (2018, Commodore 64) ‘Subtune 7 (Security Tower)’ by Lasse Öörni (Cadaver)

Sam’s Journey (2017, Commodore 64) ‘Subtune 7 (Ice Flowers)’ by Alexander Ney (Taxim)

Super Bread Box (2013, Commodore 64) ‘Subtune 4 (Rocket Silo)’ by Mikkel Hastrup (encore)

Soulless (2012, Commodore 64) ‘Subtune 3 (Introductory Cinematic)’ by Mikkel Hastrup (encore)

Berzerk Redux (2013, Commodore 64) ‘Loader’ by Péter Nagy-Miklós (NecroPolo)

Slipstream (2017, Commodore 64) ‘Subtune 2 (Menu)’ by Ronny Engmann (dalezy)

 

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Episode 56 – Tunes of Doom

It revolutionised the world of PC gaming, and then launched a prolonged assault on the world of console gaming, thrilling players with its blood splattered action and exciting soundtracks… It’s the DOOM series! I am joined by Rob to enjoy some of DOOM’s most striking musical moments, from the rocking MIDI tunes of the 1993 DOS original to the ferocious cutting-edge tracks of the 2016 reboot.

It revolutionised the world of PC gaming, and then launched a prolonged assault on the world of console gaming, thrilling players with its blood splattered action and exciting soundtracks… It’s the DOOM series! I am joined by Rob to enjoy some of DOOM’s most striking musical moments, from the rocking MIDI tunes of the 1993 DOS original to the ferocious cutting-edge tracks of the 2016 reboot.

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DOOM (1993, PC) ‘The Imp’s Song’ by Robert Prince

DOOM (1993, PC) ‘Untitled’ by Robert Prince

DOOM (1993, PC) ‘Deep into the Code’ by Robert Prince

DOOM (1996, SNES) ‘E1M1 – At Doom’s Gate’ by Robert Prince and Paul Webb

DOOM (1996, SNES) ‘E2M2 – The Demons From Adrian’s Pen’ by Robert Prince and Paul Webb

DOOM (1995, Sony Playstation) ‘Main Theme’ by Aubrey Hodges

DOOM (1995, Sony Playstation) ‘Club Doom’ by Aubrey Hodges

DOOM II (1994, PC) ‘Bye Bye American Pie’ by Robert Prince

DOOM 64 (1997, Nintendo 64) ‘Altar of Pain’ by Aubrey Hodges

DOOM³ (2004, PC) ‘Main Theme’ by Chris Vrenna and Clint Walsh

DOOM (2016, Sony Playstation 4) ‘Rip & Tear’ by Mick Gordon

DOOM (2016, Sony Playstation 4) ‘At Doom’s Gate’ by Mick Gordon

 

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Episode 55 – The Sounds of Spindizzy Worlds

Fire up your GERALD, because it’s time to get into a spin… with Spindizzy Worlds! Lock in and discover a wide variety of jams from the Amiga, PC-98, X68000, and SNES versions of this challenging game.

Fire up your GERALD, because it’s time to get into a spin… with Spindizzy Worlds! Lock in and discover a wide variety of jams from the Amiga, PC-98, X68000, and SNES versions of this challenging game.

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Spindizzy Worlds (1990, Commodore Amiga) ‘Title Screen’ by Martin Walker

Spindizzy Worlds (1990, Commodore Amiga) ‘BGM02’ by Martin Walker

Spindizzy Worlds (1991, NEC PC-98) ‘Quadrant 2’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

Spindizzy Worlds (1991, NEC PC-98) ‘Grass Hopper’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, Sharp X68000) ‘Pak Attack’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, Sharp X68000) ‘NICE DAY’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, Sharp X68000) ‘Grass Maze’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, SNES) ‘Level Music 4’ by Akiko Hashimoto and Yoshinori Hirahara

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, SNES) ‘Level Music 9’ by Akiko Hashimoto and Yoshinori Hirahara

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, Sharp X68000) ‘URANUS’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

 

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Episode 54 – VGM Battle! 4

The Forever Sound Version VGM Battle Supreme Champion trophy is up for grabs once again, as John, Ross, and Joseph bring beer, vodka, and some great VGM picks to my living room for a big Saturday afternoon showdown! This time, the rounds are themed: round one is dedicated to chip/tracked music, round two is for redbook/streaming music, and round three is totally free. Let’s do this!

The Forever Sound Version VGM Battle Supreme Champion trophy is up for grabs once again, as John, Ross, and Joseph bring beer, vodka, and some great VGM picks to my living room for a big Saturday afternoon showdown! This time, the rounds are themed: round one is dedicated to chip/tracked music, round two is for redbook/streaming music, and round three is totally free. Let’s do this!

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Sanxion (1986, Commodore 64) ‘Title’ by Rob Hubbard

Revelations: The Demon Slayer (1992, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘BGM #10’ by Iwao Mitsunaga and Hiroyuki Yanada

Money Puzzle Exchanger (1997, SNK Neo Geo) ‘Theme of Exchanger’ by Kennosuke Suemura and Norihiko Togashi

Pokémon Blue/Red (1996, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Bicycle Theme’ by Junichi Masuda

Actraiser (1991, SNES) ‘Filmoa’ by Yuzo Koshiro

G-Police (1997, Sony Playstation) ‘BGM 15’ by Stuart Duffield

Tengai Makyou 2: Manjimaru (1992, NEC PC Engine Super CD-ROM) ‘L Map’ by Joe Hisaishi

Awesomenauts (2012, Sony Playstation 3) ‘Wormhole Surfing’ by SonicPicnic

Furi (2016, PC) ‘6:24’ by Danger

Rhyme Star (1994, NEC PC-98) ‘World 2 -Cave-’ by Takeshi Abo

Nier Automata (2017, Sony Playstation 4) ‘Amusement Park’ by Keiichi Okabe and MONACA

Motorstorm Apocalypse (2011, Sony Playstation 3) ‘Slipstream’ by NOISIA

FTL: Faster Than Light (2012, PC) ‘Space Cruise’ by Ben Prunty

 

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Episode 53 – Exploring the Amiga CD32

Amigaaaaaaa…. CD32?! Yes, as the CD media format began to assert itself on the console market in the early nineties, Commodore was prepared to flex its muscles with a new toy: the powerful Amiga CD32. While this platform’s life was short, it spawned many very interesting redbook audio game soundtracks, so lock in and prepare to party like it’s 1993!

Amigaaaaaaa…. CD32?! Yes, as the CD media format began to assert itself on the console market in the early nineties, Commodore was prepared to flex its muscles with a new toy: the powerful Amiga CD32. While this platform’s life was short, it spawned many very interesting redbook audio game soundtracks, so lock in and prepare to party like it’s 1993!

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Pinball Fantasies (1993, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Menu’ by Olof Gustafsson

Super Stardust (1995, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Ingame 01’ by Nicklas Renqvist and Niko Nyman

Super Stardust (1995, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Ingame 06’ by Nicklas Renqvist and Niko Nyman

Microcosm (1994, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Guardian Theme 3’ by Kevin Collier

Sleepwalker (1993, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Track 2’, composer unknown

Sleepwalker (1993, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Track 4’, composer unknown

The Classic Lotus Trilogy (1994, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘BGM07’ by Neil Biggin

Jetstrike (1994, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Negative G’ by Adam Fothergill

 

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Episode 52 – FSV’s Second Birthday

No cake, no balloons, but eight excellent VGM tunes. It’s Forever Sound Version’s second birthday, so put on a pointy hat and come celebrate with me!

No cake, no balloons, but eight excellent VGM tunes. It’s Forever Sound Version’s second birthday, so put on a pointy hat and come celebrate with me!

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Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (2000, Sony PlayStation) ‘In Game 7’ by Jonathan Colling

Rambo (1988, NES) ‘In-Game Theme’ by Toru Hasebe

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991, SNES) ‘Dark Golden Land’ by Koji Kondo

Burning Rangers (1998, Sega Saturn) ‘We Are Burning Rangers’ by Naofumi Hataya

Dungeon & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Jungle Wander’ by Paul S. Mudra, Frank Klepacki, and Dwight Kenichi Okahara

Theme Hospital (1997, PC) ‘Atlantis’ by Russell Shaw

Cosmic Psycho (1991, Sharp X68000) ‘Neptune’ by BAKI

Metal Slug 5 (2003, SNK Neo Geo) ‘Windy Day’ by Toshikazu Tanaka

 

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Episode 51 – Amiga Showcase

Amigaaaaaaaaah! Born in America, but raised in Europe, the Commodore Amiga is a very important platform in the world of game music, with its vast software library yielding a massive number of great sample-based tunes. This episode, while not pretending to be an exhaustive focus on the machine, features nine of my own personal favourite tracks from Amiga games that I hope you will like too!

Amigaaaaaaaaah! Born in America, but raised in Europe, the Commodore Amiga is a very important platform in the world of game music, with its vast software library yielding a massive number of great sample-based tunes. This episode, while not pretending to be an exhaustive focus on the machine, features nine of my own personal favourite tracks from Amiga games that I hope you will like too!

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Chuck Rock (1991, Commodore Amiga) ‘Main Theme’ by Matthew Simmons

Leander (1991, Commodore Amiga) ‘World 2’ by Tim Wright

Shadow of the Beast II (1990, Commodore Amiga) ‘The Goblin Hideout’ by Tim Wright

Speedball (1988, Commodore Amiga) ‘Main Theme’ by David Whittaker

Switchblade (1989, Commodore Amiga) ‘In-game BGM’ by Ben Daglish

Alien Breed (1991, Commodore Amiga) ‘Menu’ by Allister Brimble

The Chaos Engine (1993, Commodore Amiga) ‘Intro’ by Richard Joseph

Blood Money (1989, Commodore Amiga) ‘In-game Music’ by Ray Norrish

Turrican II: The Final Fight (1991, Commodore Amiga) ‘Turrican II (Intro)’ by Chris Hülsbeck

 

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