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 55 – The Sounds of Spindizzy Worlds

Fire up your GERALD, because it’s time to get into a spin… with Spindizzy Worlds! Lock in and discover a wide variety of jams from the Amiga, PC-98, X68000, and SNES versions of this challenging game.

Fire up your GERALD, because it’s time to get into a spin… with Spindizzy Worlds! Lock in and discover a wide variety of jams from the Amiga, PC-98, X68000, and SNES versions of this challenging game.

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Spindizzy Worlds (1990, Commodore Amiga) ‘Title Screen’ by Martin Walker

Spindizzy Worlds (1990, Commodore Amiga) ‘BGM02’ by Martin Walker

Spindizzy Worlds (1991, NEC PC-98) ‘Quadrant 2’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

Spindizzy Worlds (1991, NEC PC-98) ‘Grass Hopper’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, Sharp X68000) ‘Pak Attack’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, Sharp X68000) ‘NICE DAY’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, Sharp X68000) ‘Grass Maze’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, SNES) ‘Level Music 4’ by Akiko Hashimoto and Yoshinori Hirahara

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, SNES) ‘Level Music 9’ by Akiko Hashimoto and Yoshinori Hirahara

Spindizzy Worlds (1992, Sharp X68000) ‘URANUS’ by Toshiya Yamanaka and Tetsuya Nakano

 

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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!

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 35 – SNES Spectacular

The early to mid-nineties was what I consider to be the golden age of console gaming, with Nintendo’s sleek grey wonder, the SNES, leading the way creatively and commercially in tandem with the Sega Mega Drive. Lock in and enjoy some great sample-based VGM picks – the system’s sound really is as good as you remember! Many thanks to the Diad from The Diad Presents: A VGM Podcast for contributing a pick and some commentary to this show.

The early to mid-nineties was what I consider to be the golden age of console gaming, with Nintendo’s sleek grey wonder, the SNES, leading the way creatively and commercially in tandem with the Sega Mega Drive. Lock in and enjoy some great sample-based VGM picks – the system’s sound really is as good as you remember! Many thanks to the Diad from The Diad Presents: A VGM Podcast for contributing a pick and some commentary to this show.

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David Crane’s Amazing Tennis (1992, SNES) ‘Main Theme’ by Mark Van Hecke

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991, SNES) ‘Majestic Castle’ by Koji Kondo

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991, SNES) ‘Dark Golden Land’ by Koji Kondo

Pilotwings (1990, SNES) ‘Choose Aircraft’ by Koji Kondo and Soyo Oka

Pilotwings (1990, SNES) ‘Rocketbelt’ by Koji Kondo and Soyo Oka

Chrono Trigger (1995, SNES) ‘Secret of the Forest’ by Yasunori Mitsuda

Super Bomberman (1993, SNES) ‘Level 3’ by Jun Chikuma

Super Bomberman (1993, SNES) ‘Level 4’ by Jun Chikuma

Alien 3 (1993, SNES) ‘Collect, Deliver, and Seal’ by Steve Collett

Hagane – The Final Conflict (1994, SNES) ‘Stage 2-2’ by Takahito Abe

Hagane – The Final Conflict (1994, SNES) ‘Stage 5-2’ by Takahito Abe

Mechwarrior 3050 (1995, SNES) ‘Ridderkerk’ by Brian Schmidt

Mechwarrior 3050 (1995, SNES) ‘Game Over’ by Brian Schmidt

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991, SNES) ‘Staff Roll’ by Koji Kondo

 

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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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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:

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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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