Episode 42 – Rallying Ragers

Rallying is a motorsport that has always fascinated me, which I think is largely down to titles such as V-Rally and Colin McRae Rally, a pair of first-rate driving sims from the fifth generation of video games. It turns out that rallying games often have some excellent, inventive music, so lock in and enjoy these rocking and raving gems from the 1990s!

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Rallying is a motorsport that has always fascinated me, which I think is largely down to titles such as V-Rally and Colin McRae Rally, a pair of first-rate driving sims from the fifth generation of video games. It turns out that rallying games often have some excellent, inventive music, so lock in and enjoy these rocking and raving gems from the 1990s!

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V-Rally: Championship Edition (1998, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Car Selection’ by Alberto José González

V-Rally: 97 Championship Edition (1997, Sony PlayStation) ‘Rockin’ Engine’ by Moby Dick and Cacaouhete

Network Q RAC Rally Championship (1996, PC) ‘Menu Audio’ by Darren Ithell and Dave Sullivan

Network Q RAC Rally Championship (1996, PC) ‘Four on the Floor’ by Darren Ithell and Dave Sullivan

Top Gear Rally (1997, Nintendo 64) ‘Jungle’ by Barry Leitch

Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (2000, Sony PlayStation) ‘In Game 4’ by Jonathan Colling

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

Sega Rally Championship (1995, Sega Saturn) ‘My Dear Friend, Rally’ by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, lyrics written by Kenneth Ibrahim and Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Sega Rally Championship (1995, Sega Saturn) ‘Game Over Yeah!’ by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

 

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Episode 41 – Get a Load of This

Back in the Commodore 64’s heyday, the lengthy tape loading times meant that computer games enthusiasts needed something to nod their heads and tap their feet to as their screens flickered with raster bars and intro screens. Thus, the ‘loader’ track was born! Join me as I check out some SID chip jams from games old and new (three tracks on the playlist are from games released this decade!) along with some loading tunes from the Sharp X68000, Amiga, and Atari ST.

Back in the Commodore 64’s heyday, the lengthy tape loading times meant that computer games enthusiasts needed something to nod their heads and tap their feet to as their screens flickered with raster bars and intro screens. Thus, the ‘loader’ track was born! Join me as I check out some SID chip jams from games old and new (three tracks on the playlist are from games released this decade!) along with some loading tunes from the Sharp X68000, Amiga, and Atari ST.

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Salamander (1988, Sharp X68000) ‘Loading’ by Yoshiaki Hatano and Miki Higashino

Que-Dex (1987, Commodore 64) ‘Loading Sequence: Timed Out’ by Matt Gray

Hessian (2016, Commodore 64) ‘Hessian Loader’ by Lasse Öörni and Péter Nagy-Miklós

Darkness (2014, Commodore 64) ‘Darkness Loader’ by Linus (Sascha Zeidler)

The Vice Squad (2013, Commodore 64) ‘Sinister Conflicts (Vice Squad Loader)’ by Richard Bayliss

The Killing Game Show (1990, Commodore Amiga) ‘Loading Tune’ by Ray Norrish

Zombi (1990, Atari ST) ‘Loading Music’ by David Whittaker

Namachuukei 68 (1988, Sharp X68000) ‘Loader’ by Yuji Takenouchi

Mario Bros. (1987, Commodore 64) ‘Ocean Loader 2’ by Martin Galway

 

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Episode 40 – CD Audio Trailblazers

Everyone knows about the Sony Playstation and Sega Saturn, but what about those other CD-based video game systems? In this episode I take a deep dive into the world of early Redbook audio VGM, covering platforms such as the FM Towns, PC Engine CD, Sega CD, 3DO, and Neo Geo CD!

Everyone knows about the Sony Playstation and Sega Saturn, but what about those other CD-based video game systems? In this episode I take a deep dive into the world of early Redbook audio VGM, covering platforms such as the FM Towns, PC Engine CD, Sega CD, 3DO, and Neo Geo CD!

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Shadow of the Beast (1991, FM Towns) ‘Opening’ by Chris Howlett and Ian Henderson

Super Street Fighter II (1994, FM Towns) ‘Dee Jay’s Theme’ by Shun Nishigaki and Isao Abe

Popful Mail (1994, PC Engine CD) ‘Volcanic Zone (Exploration)’ by Falcom Sound Team

Gate of Thunder (1992, PC Engine Super CD-ROM) ‘Stage 6’ by M. Takeda, K Yamaoka, T. Nagami, and N. Wada

Lunar: The Silver Star (1992, Sega CD) ‘Battle Theme’ by Noriyuki Iwadare, Hiroshi Fujioka, and Isao Mizoguchi

The Terminator (1993, Sega CD) ‘Taking to the Air’ by Tommy Tallarico

Ballz: The Director’s Cut (1995, 3DO) ‘Crusher’ by Kurt Harland, Ted Hommel, Brendan McCarthy, and Aaron Winett

Starfighter 3000 (1996, 3DO) ‘Death By Stereo’, composer unknown

Pulstar (1995, SNK Neo Geo CD) ‘Back Alive’ by Harumi Fujita

 

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Episode 39 – D&D: Warriors of the Eternal Sun

It’s the first episode of 2018 – let’s go an adventure! In this episode I get stuck into the rocking tracks of Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun, a Sega Mega Drive exclusive from 1992. Expect crunching drum beats and raging riffs, and watch out for that red dragon…

It’s the first episode of 2018 – let’s go an adventure! In this episode I get stuck into the rocking tracks of Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun, a Sega Mega Drive exclusive from 1992. Expect crunching drum beats and raging riffs, and watch out for that red dragon…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Episode 38 – Surfin’ the Meganet

For the final episode of 2017 I dip into something a bit unusual – games released via Sega’s Meganet service, a means of downloading Mega Drive software via a dial-up connection that was available in Japan in the early nineties! Thank you for checking out Forever Sound Version in 2017, and here’s to a rocking 2018!

For the final episode of 2017 I dip into something a bit unusual – games released via Sega’s Meganet service, a means of downloading Mega Drive software via a dial-up connection that was available in Japan in the early nineties! Thank you for checking out Forever Sound Version in 2017, and here’s to a rocking 2018!

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Mega Anser (1990, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Title Theme’, composer unknown

Sonic Eraser (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Puzzle Mode’ by Masaru Setsumaru

Ikasuze! Ai no Doki Doki Penguin Land MD (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Ingame’ by Keisuke Tsukahara

Phantasy Star II Text Adventures (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Rolf – Exploration’, composer unknown

Phantasy Star II Text Adventures (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Rudo – Action’, composer unknown

Kiss Shot (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Title Screen’ by Naofumi Hataya and Hiroshi Kubota

Kiss Shot (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Nineball Game’ by Naofumi Hataya and Hiroshi Kubota

Putter Golf (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Title Screen, BGM 2’ by E. Fugu

Putter Golf (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘BGM 1’ by E. Fugu

Hyper Marbles (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘BGM 1’ by Masafumi Ogata and Tohru Nakabayashi

Hyper Marbles (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘BGM 4’ by Masafumi Ogata and Tohru Nakabayashi

Paddle Fighter (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Ending’ by T’s Music

 

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Episode 37 – VGM Battle! 3

You wanted the best; you got… the third instalment of Forever Sound Version’s VGM battle series! For this special extra-long episode I’m joined by John, Michael T, and Joseph for a good old Saturday afternoon listening party in my living room. Who will be the Supreme Champion this time around?

You wanted the best; you got… the third instalment of Forever Sound Version’s VGM battle series! For this special extra-long episode I’m joined by John, Michael T, and Joseph for a good old Saturday afternoon listening party in my living room. Who will be the Supreme Champion this time around?

SPOILERS: A complete score card can be downloaded here!

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Hessian (2016, Commodore 64) ‘Courtyard (Pink Cadillac Blood)’ by Lasse Öörni

Little Big Adventure 2 (Twinsen’s Odyssey) (1997, PC) ‘LBA’s Theme’ by Philippe Vachey

Super Meat Boy (2010, PC) ‘Forest Funk’ by Danny Baranowsky

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002, PC) ‘Blackrock & Roll’ by Tracy W. Bush, Derek Duke, Jason Hayes, and Glenn Stafford

Ys: Book I & II (1989, TurboGrafx CD) ‘Palace’ originally composed by Yuzo Kosiho, arranged for TurboGrafx CD by Ryo Yonemitsu

Xenoblade Chronicles (2012, Nintendo Wii) ‘Gaur Plains’ by ACE+

Spelunky (2009, PC) ‘Mines A’ by George Buzinkai

Castlevania (1986, NES) ‘Wicked Child’ by Kinuyo Yamashita

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

Yakuza 0 (2017, Sony PlayStation 4) ‘Heart Break Mermaid’ by Yuri Fukuda, Chihiro Aoki, and Saori Yoshida

World of Warcraft (2004, PC) ‘Stormwind Theme’ by Jason Hayes, Tracy W. Bush, Derek Duke, and Glenn Stafford

Gran Turismo 2 (1999, Sony PlayStation) ‘The Drift of Air Version 2’ by Isamu Ohira

 

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Episode 36 – Fighting Fire with Water

Fire is dangerous and should be treated with respect! In this episode I cover tracks composed for firefighting games – a very interesting niche theme in the world of video games that has inspired a lot of imagination and creativity. Feel the heat… of the fire…!

Fire is dangerous and should be treated with respect! In this episode I cover tracks composed for firefighting games – a very interesting niche theme in the world of video games that has inspired a lot of imagination and creativity. Feel the heat… of the fire…!

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Fahrenheit (1995, Sega 32X CD) ‘Feel the Heat’ by Lou Nadeau

The Firemen (1994, SNES) ‘Raging Fire’ by Hideto Maeda, Konomi Ito, Hironori Tanaka and Hiroyuki Naka

The Firemen (1994, SNES) ‘Last Resort’ by Hideto Maeda, Konomi Ito, Hironori Tanaka and Hiroyuki Naka

Real Heroes: Firefighter (2009, Nintendo Wii) ‘34 2’ by Bret Johnson

Real Heroes: Firefighter (2009, Nintendo Wii) ‘bond 1’ by Bret Johnson

Rosco McQueen (1998, Sony PlayStation) ‘Auto’ by Paul Hodgson

Rosco McQueen (1998, Sony PlayStation) ‘Leisure’ by Paul Hodgson

Rosco McQueen (1998, Sony PlayStation) ‘Credits’ by Paul Hodgson

The Ignition Factor (1994, SNES) ‘Toxic Mine Shaft’ by Takahiro Ogata and Saika Chan

The Ignition Factor (1994, SNES) ‘Ready to Save Lives’ by Takahiro Ogata and Saika Chan

Burning Rangers (1997, Sega Saturn) ‘Soothing Heat’ by Naofumi Hataya, Fumie Kumatani and Masaru Setsumaru

Burning Rangers (1997, Sega Saturn) ‘Angels With Burning Hearts’ by Naofumi Hataya

Fahrenheit (1995, Sega 32X CD) ‘Feel the Heat’ by Lou Nadeau

 

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