Episode 3 – Mighty Morphin Chiptunes

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: the premier brightly-coloured roundhouse-kicking zord-summoning crusaders of the mid-nineties. They captured the hearts and minds of many a youngster (myself included, I have to admit) and probably made Saban and Bandai mind-boggling amounts of money with their official Power Rangers toys and games, including video games for the Game Boy, Mega Drive, and SNES. Are these games any good? Some of them are! The soundtracks of said games? Packed with burners – packed! So, lock in and jam on this barrage of thoroughly righteous heavy metal chiptunes until your brain changes shape. After all, as the famous catchphrase goes: it’s time to morph!
(That was the catchphrase, right?)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: the premier brightly-coloured roundhouse-kicking zord-summoning crusaders of the mid-nineties. They captured the hearts and minds of many a youngster (myself included, I have to admit) and probably made Saban and Bandai mind-boggling amounts of money with their official Power Rangers toys and games, including video games for the Game Boy, Mega Drive, and SNES. Are these games any good? Some of them are! The soundtracks of said games? Packed with burners – packed! So, lock in and jam on this barrage of thoroughly righteous heavy metal chiptunes until your brain changes shape. After all, as the famous catchphrase goes: it’s time to morph!

(That was the catchphrase, right?)

Listen:

Download:

https://goo.gl/sKXSnh

 

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994, SNES, Natsume, Bandai) ‘Main Theme’ composed by Iku Mizutani and Kinuyo Yamashita

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994, SNES, Natsume, Bandai) ‘City’ composed by Iku Mizutani and Kinuyo Yamashita

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994, SNES, Natsume, Bandai) ‘Depot’ composed by Iku Mizutani and Kinuyo Yamashita

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994, SNES, Natsume, Bandai) ‘Cave’ composed by Iku Mizutani and Kinuyo Yamashita

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994, Sega Mega Drive, Banpresto, Sega) ‘Minotaur Stage’ composed by Hiroshi Ebihara and Kennosuke Suemura

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994, Sega Mega Drive, Banpresto, Sega) ‘Goldar Stage’ composed by Hiroshi Ebihara and Kennosuke Suemura

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994, Nintendo Game Boy, Tom Create, Bandai) ‘Level 1’ composed by Kinuyo Yamashita

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994, Nintendo Game Boy, Tom Create, Bandai) ‘Level 2’ composed by Kinuyo Yamashita

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994, Nintendo Game Boy, Tom Create, Bandai) ‘Level 5’ composed by Kinuyo Yamashita

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995, SNES, Natsume, Bandai) ‘Shopping Center’ composed by Hiroyuki Iwatsuki and Haruo Ohashi

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995, SNES, Natsume, Bandai) ‘Frozen Mountains’ composed by Hiroyuki Iwatsuki and Haruo Ohashi

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995, SNES, Natsume, Bandai) ‘Boss Battle’ composed by Hiroyuki Iwatsuki and Haruo Ohashi

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995, Sega Mega Drive, Banpresto, Sega) ‘Fight’ composed by Hikoshi Hashimoto

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995, Sega Mega Drive, Banpresto, Sega) ‘Combat’ composed by Hikoshi Hashimoto

 

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Episode 2 – Street Fighter II

The subject of episode 2 requires absolutely no introduction! I am joined by my friend – and co-host of the Pre-Alpha Podcast – John for a review of the soundtrack from one of the most iconic games of all time, Street Fighter II. We cover well-known tunes from the original CPS arcade versions and the SNES ports as well as some deeper cuts from systems such as the Commodore 64 (yes, really) and the Game Boy.

The subject of episode 2 requires absolutely no introduction! I am joined by my friend – and co-host of the Pre-Alpha Podcast – John for a review of the soundtrack from one of the most iconic games of all time, Street Fighter II. We cover well-known tunes from the original CPS arcade versions and the SNES ports as well as some deeper cuts from systems such as the Commodore 64 (yes, really) and the Game Boy.

Listen:

Download:

https://goo.gl/6DaqkG

 

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991, CPS1) ‘Title Theme’ composed by Yoko Shimomura

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991, CPS1) ‘Ryu’s Theme’ composed by Yoko Shimomura

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991, CPS1) ‘Ken’s Theme’ composed by Yoko Shimomura

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (1993, Super Nintendo) ‘E Honda’s Theme’ composed by Isao Abe, Yuki Iwai

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (1994, Super Nintendo) ‘Fei Long’s Theme’ composer unknown

Street Fighter II (1992, Commodore Amiga) ‘Track One’ composed by Dave Lowe

Street Fighter II (1992, Commodore Amiga) ‘Track Six’ composed by Dave Lowe

Street Fighter II (1992, Commodore 64) ‘Track One’ composed by Dave Lowe

Street Fighter II (1992, Commodore 64) ‘Track Three’ composed by Dave Lowe

Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (1993, NEC Turbografx-16 / PC Engine) ‘Zangief’s Theme’ composed by Mari Yamaguchi, Isao Abe

Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (1993, NEC Turbografx-16 / PC Engine) ‘Ryu’s Ending’ composed by Mari Yamaguchi, Isao Abe

Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition (1993, Sega Mega Drive / Genesis) ‘Guile’s Theme’ composed by Tatsuya Nishimura, Tadashi Joukagi

Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition (1993, Sega Mega Drive / Genesis) ‘Vega’s Theme’ composed by Tatsuya Nishimura, Tadashi Joukagi

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (1994, Sega Mega Drive / Genesis) ‘Cammy’s Theme’ composer unknown

Street Fighter II (1997, Sega Master System) ‘Chun Li’s Stage’ composed by Tadashi Joukagi, Setsuo Yamamoto

Street Fighter II (1997, Sega Master System) ‘Dhalsim’s Stage (Unused)’ composed by Tadashi Joukagi, Setsuo Yamamoto

Street Fighter II (1995, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Blanka’s Theme’ composer unknown

Street Fighter II (1995, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Sagat’s Theme’ composer unknown

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (1993, CPS2) ‘Vega’s Ending’ composed by Yoko Shimomura

 

Hear a track I composed using samples lifted from Street Fighter II Turbo on the SNES here:

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Episode 1 – Free Picks

In Forever Sound Version’s maiden voyage I cover tracks from a variety of systems to offer an idea of what’s to come. Chip music versus redbook audio! Eighties versus nineties! Bona fide classics versus some more obscure deep cuts!

In Forever Sound Version’s maiden voyage I cover tracks from a variety of systems to offer an idea of what’s to come. Chip music versus redbook audio! Eighties versus nineties! Bona fide classics versus some more obscure deep cuts!

Listen:

Download:

https://goo.gl/WClRCE

 

Urban Strike (1994, Sega Mega Drive / Genesis) ‘Main Title’ composed by Don Veca

V-Rally (1997, Sony Playstation) ‘African Vibes’ composed by Moby Dick and Cacaouhete

V-Rally (1997, Sony Playstation) ‘Seventies Drive’ composed by Moby Dick and Cacaouhete

Turrican (1990, Commodore Amiga) ‘Shoot or Die’ by Chris Hülsbeck

Killer Instinct (1994, Super Nintendo) ‘Jago’ by Robin Beanland and Graeme Norgate

Killer Instinct (1994, Super Nintendo) ‘Orchid’ by Robin Beanland and Graeme Norgate

Street Hoop (1994, Neo Geo MVS) ‘Just 3 on 3’ by Tatsuya Kiuchi

Street Hoop (1994, Neo Geo MVS) ‘Yo! What’s Up?’ by Tatsuya Kiuchi

Military Madness (1989, NEC TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine) ‘Player’s Victory’ by Jun Chikuma

Military Madness (1989, NEC TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine) ‘Ending’ by Jun Chikuma

Pokémon Red and Blue (1996, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Battle! (Trainer Battle)’ by Junichi Masuda

Pokémon Red and Blue (1996, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘The Sea’ by Junichi Masuda

Delta (1987, Commodore 64) Loader music module by Rob Hubbard, played by Michael

 

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