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.

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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 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 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 49 – LucasArts Mix

LucasArts is a hugely important name in the world of point-and-click adventure games, with an abundance of classic titles under its belt. I didn’t know a ton about these games until recently, so I invited super special guest Robert Hunter back to Forever Sound Version HQ to play some great musical picks from titles like The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Grim Fandango!

LucasArts is a hugely important name in the world of point-and-click adventure games, with an abundance of classic titles under its belt. I didn’t know a ton about these games until recently, so I invited super special guest Robert Hunter back to Forever Sound Version HQ to play some great musical picks from titles like The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Grim Fandango!

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The Secret of Monkey Island (1990, PC) ‘Introduction’ by Michael Land and Patrick Mundy

Maniac Mansion (1990, NES) ‘Edison Family Theme’ by David Warhol

Day of the Tentacle: Remastered (2016, PC) ‘Back to the Mansion’ by Clint Bajakian, Peter McConnell and Michael Land

Full Throttle (1995, PC) ‘On the Edge of the End’ by The Gone Jackals

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (1990, FM Towns) ‘Inda Glop Oda Krell’ by Matthew Alan Kane

Grim Fandango Remastered (2015, PC) ‘Casino Cavalera’ by Peter McConnell

Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993, PC) ‘Carnival of the Odd’ by Clint Bajakian, Michael Land and Peter McConnell

The Dig (1995, PC) ‘The Monument’ by Michael Land

 

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Episode 46 – Real-Time Strategies

At last! A guest appears on Forever Sound Version once again! Ross visits my house to jam on some diverse and often quite breathtaking compositions from Real-Time Strategy titles. So, plug in your mouse, and please go and see a doctor about those corrugated ankles…

At last! A guest appears on Forever Sound Version once again! Ross visits my house to jam on some diverse and often quite breathtaking compositions from Real-Time Strategy titles. So, plug in your mouse, and please go and see a doctor about those corrugated ankles…

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Mega-Lo-Mania (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Main BGM’ by Richard Joseph, Michael Burdett and Matt Furniss

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010, PC) ‘Heaven’s Devils’ by Cris Velasco, Derek Duke, Glenn Stafford, Neal Acree, Russell Brower and Sascha Dikiciyan.

Age of Empires (1997, PC) ‘Gamelan’ by David Rippy and Stephen Rippy

FireFly Studios’ Stronghold (2001, PC) ‘Stix & Stones Medley’ by Robert L. Euvino

Syndicate (1995, Sega Mega CD) ‘Track 3’ by Russell Shaw

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

Command & Conquer (1995, PC) ‘Industrial One’ by Frank Klepacki

 

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Episode 34 – Spooky Scary Special

This week, ‘Scary’ Michael is joined by ‘Spooky’ Rob to bring you a very special Halloween-themed episode! In true Forever Sound Version fashion we’ll be enjoying tracks from classic games including Resident Evil and Super Mario World as well as some sounds from rarer titles like Countdown Vampires. Happy Halloween!

This week, ‘Scary’ Michael is joined by ‘Spooky’ Rob to bring you a very special Halloween-themed episode! In true Forever Sound Version fashion we’ll be enjoying tracks from classic games including Resident Evil and Super Mario World as well as some sounds from rarer titles like Countdown Vampires. Happy Halloween!

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Ghosts ‘n Goblins (1999, Nintendo Game Boy Color) ‘BGM #02’ by Jeremy Mika

Resident Evil (1996, Sony PlayStation) ‘First Floor Mansion’ by Makoto Tomozawa, Akari Kaida, and Masami Ueda

Resident Evil (1996, Sony PlayStation) ‘Save Room’ by Makoto Tomozawa, Akari Kaida, and Masami Ueda

Super Mario World (1990, Super Nintendo Entertainment System) ‘Haunted House’ by Koji Kondo

Super Mario World (1990, Super Nintendo Entertainment System) ‘Fortress’ by Koji Kondo

Friday the 13th (1989, Nintendo Entertainment System) ‘Crystal Lake Camp Map’ by Hirohiko Takayama

Splatterhouse 3 (1993, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Stage 1’ by Eiko Kaneda

Splatterhouse 3 (1993, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Ending (Jennifer + David Dead)’ by Eiko Kaneda

The Last Door (2013, PC) ‘Angels Protect This House’ by Carlos Viola

Countdown Vampires (1999, Sony PlayStation) ‘Horrible Panic!’ by Kenichi Kamio

Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (1990, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Stage 1 – 2’ by Shigenori Kamiya

 

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Episode 32 – Rocking the Roland MT-32

The Roland MT-32 was a powerful pre-General MIDI sound module for PC that offered game composers a ton of different voices to make music with. Lock in and enjoy some of my picks from DOS game soundtracks played on the MT-32, and humour my musings on Black Sabbath’s unsung hero, management simulation games, and BBC Ceefax!

The Roland MT-32 was a powerful pre-General MIDI sound module for PC that offered game composers a ton of different voices to make music with. Lock in and enjoy some of my picks from DOS game soundtracks played on the MT-32, and humour my musings on Black Sabbath’s unsung hero, management simulation games, and BBC Ceefax!

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Nova 9: The Return of Gir Draxon (1991, DOS) ‘Title’ by Dale Cooper and Christopher Stevens

Sim City 2000 (1993, DOS) ‘Dancing Megalopolis – Credits’ by Sue Kasper

Sim City 2000 (1993, DOS) ‘Work Work Work!’ by Sue Kasper

Waxworks (1992, DOS) ‘Egypt Theme’ by Jezz Woodroffe

Waxworks (1992, DOS) ‘Vladimir Battle’ by Jezz Woodroffe

Fire Hawk: Thexder The Second Contact (1990, DOS) ‘Mission 1’ by Hiromi Ohba and Masahiko Yoshimura, Roland MT-32 music adapted by Rob Atesalp

Fire Hawk: Thexder The Second Contact (1990, DOS) ‘Mission 7’ by Hiromi Ohba and Masahiko Yoshimura, Roland MT-32 music adapted by Rob Atesalp

Transport Tycoon Deluxe (1995, DOS) ‘Cruise Control’ by John Broomhall

Transport Tycoon Deluxe (1995, DOS) ‘Funk Central’ by John Broomhall

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (1992, DOS) ‘Introduction’ by David Govett and George Alistair Sanger

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (1992, DOS) ‘Combat’ by David Govett and George Alistair Sanger

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993, DOS) ‘Wolfgang Ritter’ by Robert Holmes

 

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