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…!

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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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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 33 – RPG Deep Cuts

The RPG genre is an incredibly fertile source of VGM, with sprawling and varied soundtracks to match the lengthy and oftentimes cinematic nature of the games, so it’s about time I made an episode dedicated to it! RPG connoisseur and Forever Sound Version veteran John Baldasera swings by to enjoy some tracks from games such as Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe, and Nier Automata.

The RPG genre is an incredibly fertile source of VGM, with sprawling and varied soundtracks to match the lengthy and oftentimes cinematic nature of the games, so it’s about time I made an episode dedicated to it! RPG connoisseur and Forever Sound Version veteran John Baldasera swings by to enjoy some tracks from games such as Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe, and Nier Automata.

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Ghost Lion (1989, NES) ‘Title Theme’ by Hiroyuki Masuno

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (1997, Sega Saturn) ‘Algon NS Building (Vision Quest)’ by Toshiko Tasaki, Tsukasa Masuko, and Shoji Meguro

Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern (2001, Sega Dreamcast) ‘Danger? Action!’ by Laurent Parisi

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (2004, PC) ‘Path to Libel’ by Hayato Sonoda, Wataru Ishibashi, and Takahide Murayama

Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe (1992, Sega Game Gear) ‘Wilderness’ by Keisuke Tsukahara

Nier Automata (2017, Sony PlayStation 4) ‘City Ruins (Shade)’ by Keiichi Okabe and MONACA, vocals and lyrics by Emi Evans

Death Bringer (1989, Sharp X68000) ‘Last Odyssey (Ending)’ by Shinobu Ogawa and Tenpe Sato

 

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Episode 31 – Classic Action Movies

I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle…! The golden age of action movies gave us a ton of licensed games with a wide variety of styles represented in their soundtracks. Join me as I put on a bullet belt and a pair of sunglasses to check out tracks from titles like Rambo on the NES, Die Hard Trilogy on the Playstation, and Predator 2 on the Amiga!

I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle…! The golden age of action movies gave us a ton of licensed games with a wide variety of styles represented in their soundtracks. Join me as I put on a bullet belt and a pair of sunglasses to check out tracks from titles like Rambo on the NES, Die Hard Trilogy on the Playstation, and Predator 2 on the Amiga!

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Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991, Commodore 64) ‘Intro’ by Jonathan Dunn

Rambo (1988, NES) ‘Title Introduction Theme’ by Toru Hasebe

Rambo (1988, NES) ‘In-Game Theme’ by Toru Hasebe

Universal Soldier (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Stage 4 (Underwater)’ by J. Dave Rogers and Paul Kenny

Die Hard Trilogy (1996, Sony Playstation) ‘Church’ by Stephen Root and Neil Palmer

Die Hard Trilogy (1996, Sony Playstation) ‘Reception’ by Stephen Root and Neil Palmer

The Running Man (1989, Atari ST) ‘Main Theme’, composer unknown

Timecop (1995, SNES) ‘The San Andreas Fault [Stage 2]’ by David Cage

Timecop (1995, SNES) ‘Germany [Stage 4]’ by David Cage

Predator 2 (1991, Commodore Amiga) ‘Main Theme’ by Justin Scharvona

 

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Episode 25 – NBA Jams

It’s time for Forever Sound Version’s first ever sports games focus – and it’s on the NBA! There are no airballs on this episode as we charge through some great tracks from franchises such as Midway’s frenetic arcade-oriented NBA Jam and the EA basketball sims of the ‘Live’ series. Boomshakalaka!

It’s time for Forever Sound Version’s first ever sports games focus – and it’s on the NBA! There are no airballs on this episode as we charge through some great tracks from franchises such as Midway’s frenetic arcade-oriented NBA Jam and the EA basketball sims of the ‘Live’ series. Boomshakalaka!

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NBA Jam Tournament Edition (1995, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Main Theme’ by Jon Hey

NBA Jam Tournament Edition (1995, SNES) ‘End of Game’ by Jon Hey

NBA Jam (1994, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Main Theme’ by Jon Hey

NBA Jam (1994, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘Team Select’ by Jon Hey

NBA Live 95 (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Title Theme’ by Traz Damji and Brian Shaw

NBA Live 95 (1994, SNES) ‘Menu’ by Traz Damji and Brian Shaw

NBA Live 96 (1995, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Title Theme’ by Traz Damji, Steve Royea and Vince Mai

NBA Live 97 (1996, SNES) ‘Title Screen’ by Brian Schmidt

NBA Live 98 (1997, SNES) ‘Crowd’ by Mark Oritz

NBA Live 98 (1997, SNES) ‘Defense!’ by Mark Oritz

NBA 3 on 3 Featuring Kobe Bryant (1999, Nintendo Game Boy Color) ‘BGM2’ by Chris Lamb

NBA in the Zone 2000 (2000, Nintendo Game Boy Color) ‘02’, composer unknown

NBA in the Zone 2000 (2000, Nintendo Game Boy Color) ‘03’, composer unknown

NBA in the Zone 2000 (2000, Nintendo Game Boy Color) ‘11’, composer unknown

NBA in the Zone 2000 (2000, Nintendo Game Boy Color) ‘13’, composer unknown

NBA Showdown (1993, SNES) ‘Title’ by Traz Damji

 

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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 14 – Snow and Ice

For the last episode of 2016, here’s a bunch of wintry VGM tracks for you to enjoy. Whatever you’re up to, be it driving home for Christmas like Chris Rea or lamenting lost love by the fire like George Michael, these tunes are bound to get you ready for the holidays!

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For the last episode of 2016, here’s a bunch of wintry VGM tracks for you to enjoy. Whatever you’re up to, be it driving home for Christmas like Chris Rea or lamenting lost love by the fire like George Michael, these tunes are bound to get you ready for the holidays!

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Mario Lemieux Hockey (1991, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Title Screen’ composed by David Javelosa and Alex Rudis

Donkey Kong Country (1994, Super Nintendo Entertainment System) ‘Ice Cave Chant’ composed by David Wise, Eveline Novakovic, and Robin Beanland

Home Alone (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Outside’ composed by Rolf Weber and Clifford Falls

Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001, Nintendo GameCube) ‘Icicle Mountain’ composed by Shogo Sakai

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Ice Cap Zone’ composed by Brad Buxer, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grigsby III, C. Cirocco Jones (Scirocco), and Michael Jackson (uncredited)

Snow Bros. (Unreleased, Amiga) ‘Title Screen’ composed by Raphaël Gesqua and Jean Baudlot

Cool Boarders (1996, Sony Playstation) ‘Freshy’ composer unknown

 

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