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!

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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!

Listen:

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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 48 – Back to Back with the Diad

Here’s something special, a free picks episode in which I team up with one of my VGM podcasting heroes – the Diad! Join us as we crank the ‘tude up to 11 and jam on some deep cuts from adult visual novels, isometric adventure games, street basketball simulations, and bizarre movie tie-ins!

Here’s something special, a free picks episode in which I team up with one of my VGM podcasting heroes – the Diad! Join us as we crank the ‘tude up to 11 and jam on some deep cuts from adult visual novels, isometric adventure games, street basketball simulations, and bizarre movie tie-ins!

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

Street Fighter: The Movie (1995, Sega Saturn) ‘Cammy’, composer unknown

Chimera (1985, Commodore 64) ‘Main Theme’ by Rob Hubbard

Trance Sector (2012, Commodore 64) ‘Track 5’ by Richard Bayliss

Jammit (1994, SNES) ‘You Don’t Mess With Da Judge!’ by Dominique Wildiez and Dwight Stone

Urban Strike (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Campaign 6 – Las Vegas Briefing’ by Don Veca

Crusader: No Remorse (1995, PC) ‘Dimension 2012’ by Daniel Gardopée and Andrew G. Sega

A Prehistoric Tale (1990, Commodore Amiga) ‘Main Theme’ by Jochen Hippel

 

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Episode 47 – Streets of Rage Slamdown

I’ve been looking forward to this one! Chris jumps into the Forever Sound Version guest seat for the first time since his appearance on my Sonic the Hedgehog focus episode to jam on some truly top-notch tracks from the Streets of Rage series. If you have somehow managed to stumble upon this podcast without having heard the work of the matchless VGM composer Yuzo Koshiro, here is the perfect opportunity for you to put that right!

I’ve been looking forward to this one! Chris jumps into the Forever Sound Version guest seat for the first time since his appearance on my Sonic the Hedgehog focus episode to jam on some truly top-notch tracks from the Streets of Rage series. If you have somehow managed to stumble upon this podcast without having heard the work of the matchless VGM composer Yuzo Koshiro, here is the perfect opportunity for you to put that right!

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Streets of Rage (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘The Street of Rage (Title Screen)’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Fighting in the Street’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Moon Beach’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Beatnik on the Ship’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage (1992, Sega Game Gear) ‘Keep the Groovin’’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage 2 (1993, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Go Straight’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage 2 (1993, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Dreamer’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage 2 (1993, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Alien Power’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage 2 (1993, Sega Master System) ‘SOR Super Mix’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage 3 (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Beat Ambience’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage 3 (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘The Poets II’ by Motohiro Kawashima

Streets of Rage 3 (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Happy Paradise’ by Yuzo Koshiro

Streets of Rage Remake (2006, PC) ‘Dub Slash’, original version from Streets of Rage 3 by Motohiro Kawashima

 

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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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