Episode 24 – An Atari 8-bit Family Affair

Turn your POKEY up to 11! It’s time to rock out with some top drawer rippers from the Atari 8-bit family of computers. They may not have been able to set the world alight like the Commodore 64 and NES did in the 1980s, but these machines definitely have a curious place in gaming history, and one that is worth exploring!

Turn your POKEY up to 11! It’s time to rock out with some top drawer rippers from the Atari 8-bit family of computers. They may not have been able to set the world alight like the Commodore 64 and NES did in the 1980s, but these machines definitely have a curious place in gaming history, and one that is worth exploring!

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Hunter (1995, Atari 8-bit family) by Falk Büttner

Jet Set Willy (1987, Atari 8-bit family) by Rob Hubbard

Chimera (1985, Atari 8-bit family) by Rob Hubbard

Ninja Commando (1989, Atari 8-bit family) by Adam Gilmore

Draconus (1988, Atari 8-bit family) by Adam Gilmore

Red Max (1987, Atari 8-bit family) by David Whittaker

Storm (1987, Atari 8-bit family) by David Whittaker

Space Lobsters (1990, Atari 8-bit family) by Richard Munns

Zero Wars (1990, Atari 8-bit family) by Richard Munns

Pacmania (Unreleased, Atari 8-bit family) by Sal Esquivel

 

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Episode 23 – Sonic the Hedgehog in the 1990s

I’m joined by Chris Machell to cover some top drawer jammers from the Sonic the Hedgehog games of the 1990s! With the enduring popularity of the original 2D Sonic titles in the world of retro gaming, it’s easy to take their soundtracks for granted, so we’ve picked out some superlative individual tracks – including classics and deeper cuts – to demonstrate the scope of what is among Sega’s most important contributions to the world of VGM!

I’m joined by Chris Machell to cover some top drawer jammers from the Sonic the Hedgehog games of the 1990s! With the enduring popularity of the original 2D Sonic titles in the world of retro gaming, it’s easy to take their soundtracks for granted, so we’ve picked out some superlative individual tracks – including classics and deeper cuts – to demonstrate the scope of what is among Sega’s most important contributions to the world of VGM!

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Sonic the Hedgehog (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Title Theme’ by Masato Nakamura

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Green Hill Zone’ by Masato Nakamura

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Spring Yard Zone’ by Masato Nakamura

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Scrap Brain Zone’ by Masato Nakamura

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Chemical Plant Zone’ by Masato Nakamura

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Emerald Hill Zone (2P)’ by Masato Nakamura

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Final Boss’ by Masato Nakamura

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991, Sega Master System) ‘Bridge Zone’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991, Sega Master System) ‘Scrap Brain Zone’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992, Sega Master System) ‘Gimmick Mountain Zone’ by Naofumi Hataya and Masafumi Ogata

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992, Sega Master System) ‘Invincible’ by Naofumi Hataya and Masafumi Ogata

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Hydrocity Zone Act 1’ by Michael Jackson and Brad Buxer

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘IceCap Zone Act 1’ by Brad Buxer

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Final Boss (Big Arms)’ by Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tomonori Sawada, Sachio Ogawa, Masayuki Nagao, and Masanori Hikichi

Sonic & Knuckles (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Title Screen’ by Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Jun Senoue, and Howard Drossin

Sonic & Knuckles (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Flying Battery Zone Act 2’ by Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Jun Senoue, and Howard Drossin

Sonic & Knuckles (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Miniboss’ by Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Jun Senoue, and Howard Drossin

Sonic & Knuckles (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Lava Reef Zone Act 1’ by Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Jun Senoue, and Howard Drossin

Sonic the Hedgehog CD [Japanese / European OST] (1993, Sega Mega CD) ‘Tidal Tempest (Present)’ by Naofumi Hataya and Masafumi Ogata

Sonic the Hedgehog CD [Japanese / European OST] (1993, Sega Mega CD) ‘Wacky Workbench (Bad Future)’ by Naofumi Hataya and Masafumi Ogata

Sonic the Hedgehog CD [North American OST] (1993, Sega Mega CD) ‘Ending’ by Spencer Nilsen, David Young, and Mark Crew

 

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Episode 22 – Rob Hubbard on the Commodore 64

This episode marks the first time that Forever Sound Version focuses on a single composer, and who better to start with than the legendary Rob Hubbard? This British musician has worked across a number of platforms, but his best-loved work arguably lies in his output for the Commodore 64 – lock in and enjoy these searingly brilliant SID chip burners of yesteryear!

This episode marks the first time that Forever Sound Version focuses on a single composer, and who better to start with than the legendary Rob Hubbard? This British musician has worked across a number of platforms, but his best-loved work arguably lies in his output for the Commodore 64 – lock in and enjoy these searingly brilliant SID chip burners of yesteryear!

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Arcade Classics (1987, Commodore 64) ‘Title Screen’ by Rob Hubbard

Delta (1987, Commodore 64) ‘Title Screen’ by Rob Hubbard

Thing on a Spring (1985, Commodore 64) ‘Main Theme’ by Rob Hubbard

Mega-Apocalypse (1987, Commodore 64) ‘Main Theme’ by Rob Hubbard

Action Biker (1985, Commodore 64) ‘BGM’ by Rob Hubbard

International Karate (1986, Commodore 64) ‘Main Theme’ by Rob Hubbard

Commando (1985, Commodore 64) ‘Title Screen’ by Rob Hubbard

Monty on the Run (1985, Commodore 64) ‘Main Theme’ by Rob Hubbard

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

 

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Episode 21 – Game Boy Showcase

It helped raise a generation of gamers, and cemented Nintendo’s status as a force to be reckoned with on the world stage – it’s the Game Boy! Join me as I dig out my blocky old white Game Boy (which I’ve had since 1991!) to deliver a bunch of top drawer jammers from some of my favourite games on this iconic handheld system.

It helped raise a generation of gamers, and cemented Nintendo’s status as a force to be reckoned with on the world stage – it’s the Game Boy! Join me as I dig out my blocky old white Game Boy (which I’ve had since 1991!) to deliver a bunch of top drawer jammers from some of my favourite games on this iconic handheld system.

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Wizards & Warriors Chapter X: Fortress of Fear (1990, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘BGM #01’ by David Wise

Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues (1994, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘BGM #06’ by Jonathan Dunn

Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues (1994, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘BGM #04’ by Jonathan Dunn

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Mysterious Woods’ by Minako Hamano, Kozuo Ishikawa, and Kazumi Totaka

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Tal Tal Mountain Range’ by Minako Hamano, Kozuo Ishikawa, and Kazumi Totaka

Motocross Maniacs (1990, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘BGM #03’ by Michiru Yamane and Tsuyoshi Sekito

Motocross Maniacs (1990, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘BGM #05’ by Michiru Yamane and Tsuyoshi Sekito

Kirby’s Dream Land (1992, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Stage 1 – Green Greens’ by Jun Ishikawa

Kirby’s Dream Land (1992, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Stage 5 – Mt. Dedede’ by Jun Ishikawa

Tetris Blast (1996, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘BGM #03’ by Niwaka‑Zu, Bunbunmaru, Lah++, and Gocky‑7 Alives

Tetris Blast (1996, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘BGM #05’ by Niwaka‑Zu, Bunbunmaru, Lah++, and Gocky‑7 Alives

Donkey Kong Land (1995, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Map’ by Graeme Norgate and David Wise

Donkey Kong Land (1995, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Waterworld’ by Graeme Norgate and David Wise

Super Mario Land (1989, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Ending & Credits’ by Hirokazu Tanaka

 

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Episode 20 – Hotline Miami

I’m joined by my good friend Gareth to address what has to be one of the very finest pairs of video game soundtracks of recent years – Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number! Expect plenty of effervescent electro bangers as we endeavour to articulate our shared love of these gloriously violent indie thrillers…

I’m joined by my good friend Gareth to address what has to be one of the very finest pairs of video game soundtracks of recent years – Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number! Expect plenty of effervescent electro bangers as we endeavour to articulate our shared love of these gloriously violent indie thrillers…

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Hotline Miami (2012, PC) ‘Deep Cover’ by Sun Araw

Hotline Miami (2012, PC) ‘Crystals’ by M|O|O|N

Hotline Miami (2012, PC) ‘Daisuke’ by El Huervo

Hotline Miami (2012, PC) ‘Hotline’ by Jasper Byrne

Hotline Miami (2012, PC) ‘Hydrogen’ by M|O|O|N

Hotline Miami (2012, PC) ‘Knock Knock’ by Scattle

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015, PC) ‘Technoir’ by Perturbator

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015, PC) ‘Blizzard’ by Light Club

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015, PC) ‘Bloodline’ by Scattle

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015, PC) ‘Dust’ by M|O|O|N

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015, PC) ‘Hotline Theme’ by Benny Smiles

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015, PC) ‘NARC’ by Mega Drive

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015, PC) ‘Divide’ by Magna

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015, PC) ‘Decade Dance’ by Jasper Byrne

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015, PC) ‘Ms. Minnie’ by Auto Delta Time

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015, PC) ‘New Wave Hookers’ by Vestron Vulture

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015, PC) ‘Le Perv’ by Carpenter Brut

Hotline Miami (2012, PC) ‘Electric Dreams’ by Perturbator

 

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Episode 19 – Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style

The Wu is coming through, the outcome is critical… Video game podcast swordsman / certified chatterbox John Baldasera swings by the Shaolin Temple (my house) to join me in celebrating the chunky beats of Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style. This PS1 title is a licensed game with a difference – a Wu-Tang Clan fighting game! What’s not to love? While the game itself might not be in the same league as some of the PS1’s other fighting titles, it possesses a truly unique character that is well worth discovering. Killa Beeeeeeeeeezzzzz…

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The Wu is coming through, the outcome is critical… Video game podcast swordsman / certified chatterbox John Baldasera swings by the Shaolin Temple (my house) to join me in celebrating the chunky beats of Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style. This PS1 title is a licensed game with a difference – a Wu-Tang Clan fighting game! What’s not to love? While the game itself might not be in the same league as some of the PS1’s other fighting titles, it possesses a truly unique character that is well worth discovering. Killa Beeeeeeeeeezzzzz…

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Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999, Sony Playstation) ‘Jungle Instrumental #1’

Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999, Sony Playstation) ‘Rumble (Feat. Inspectah Deck, Leatha Face, Method Man)’ by U-God

Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999, Sony Playstation) ‘Shaolin Temple’ by Masta Killa

Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999, Sony Playstation) ‘Back To 36 (Take It Back)’ by Takitha

Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999, Sony Playstation) ‘Instrumental #1’

Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999, Sony Playstation) ‘Instrumental #2’

Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999, Sony Playstation) ‘Jungle Instrumental #2’

Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999, Sony Playstation) ‘Jungle Instrumental #3’

Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999, Sony Playstation) ‘Instrumental #3’

Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999, Sony Playstation) ‘Jungle Instrumental #4’

Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999, Sony Playstation) ‘Wu World Order’ by La The Darkman & RZA

BGM tracks composed by Howard Drossin and Keith Arem

 

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Episode 18 – Tempest 2000 In the Mix!

Jungle massive… lock in and prepare to rave away to a special Forever Sound Version DJ mix put together by yours truly, journeying through the amazing soundtrack of Tempest 2000! This reimagining of the Atari arcade classic Tempest came out in 1994 on the Jaguar – Atari’s attempt at a fifth generation console that never really took off, but at least we get these great, absolutely buzzing tracks. Send it!

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Jungle massive… lock in and prepare to rave away to a special Forever Sound Version DJ mix put together by yours truly, journeying through the amazing soundtrack of Tempest 2000! This reimagining of the Atari arcade classic Tempest came out in 1994 on the Jaguar – Atari’s attempt at a fifth generation console that never really took off, but at least we get these great, absolutely buzzing tracks. Send it!

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Tempest 2000 (1994, Atari Jaguar) ‘Thermal Resolution’ composed by Ian Howe, Alastair Lindsey, Kevin Saville, and Julian Hodgson

Tempest 2000 (1994, Atari Jaguar) ‘Digital Terror’ composed by Ian Howe, Alastair Lindsey, Kevin Saville, and Julian Hodgson

Tempest 2000 (1994, Atari Jaguar) ‘Constructive Demolition’ composed by Ian Howe, Alastair Lindsey, Kevin Saville, and Julian Hodgson

Tempest 2000 (1994, Atari Jaguar) ‘Ease Yourself’ composed by Ian Howe, Alastair Lindsey, Kevin Saville, and Julian Hodgson

Tempest 2000 (1994, Atari Jaguar) ‘Mind’s Eye’ composed by Ian Howe, Alastair Lindsey, Kevin Saville, and Julian Hodgson

Tempest 2000 (1994, Atari Jaguar) ‘T2K’ composed by Ian Howe, Alastair Lindsey, Kevin Saville, and Julian Hodgson

Tempest 2000 (1994, Atari Jaguar) ‘Hyper Prism’ composed by Ian Howe, Alastair Lindsey, Kevin Saville, and Julian Hodgson

Tempest 2000 (1994, Atari Jaguar) ‘Tracking Depth’ composed by Ian Howe, Alastair Lindsey, Kevin Saville, and Julian Hodgson

Tempest 2000 (1994, Atari Jaguar) ‘Ultra Yak’ composed by Ian Howe, Alastair Lindsey, Kevin Saville, and Julian Hodgson

Tempest 2000 (1994, Atari Jaguar) ‘2000 Dub’ composed by Ian Howe, Alastair Lindsey, Kevin Saville, and Julian Hodgson

 

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