Episode 61 – Sounds of the Strikes

In the 1990s, the Strike series was like the video games equivalent of a hit action movie franchise, with bad guys seeking world domination, daring missions, and loads of big explosions. I loved these games when I was a kid (and possibly too young to be playing them!) so here is a playlist made up of tunes from their soundtracks playing on many systems including the Sega Mega Drive, SNES, and Sony Playstation!

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Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (1992, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Title Theme’ by Rob Hubbard and Brian Schmidt

Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (1992, SNES) ‘High Five’ by Rob Hubbard and Brian Schmidt

Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (1993, Commodore Amiga) ‘datitle’ by Jason Whitely

Jungle Strike (1993, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Campaign #1 Intro’ by Brian Schmidt

Jungle Strike (1993, SNES) ‘Jungle Strike’ by Neil Biggin

Jungle Strike (1995, Nintendo Game Boy) ‘BGM #02’ by Mark Cooksey

Urban Strike (1994, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Credits’ by Don Veca

Urban Strike (1994, Sega Game Gear) ‘BGM #01’ by Don Veca

Soviet Strike (1996, Sony Playstation) ‘Menu Theme’ by Don Veca and David O’Neal

Nuclear Strike (1999, Nintendo 64) ‘Mission 3’ by Michael Pummell

Nuclear Strike (1997, Sony Playstation) ‘Menu Theme’ by Don Veca and David O’Neal

 

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Episode 58 – Only in Japan: Super Famicom Exclusives

This is the first episode of Forever Sound Version since I returned from my trip to Japan, where I bought my very own Super Famicom. So… here’s an episode dedicated to Japan-only Super Famicom games! There will be RPGs! There will be mechs! Lock in and enjoy some rare tunes from games like Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin as well as some mini masterpieces by VGM legends such as Yoko Shimomura and Nobuo Uematsu.

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Shin Kidō Senki Gundam Wing: Endless Duel (1996, Super Famicom) ‘Airport’ by Hiroyuki Iwatsuki and Haruo Ohashi

Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin (1994, Super Famicom) ‘Battle with Gara’ by Naked Trump

Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin (1994, Super Famicom) ‘Vs. Mode ~ Select Character’ by Naked Trump

Live A Live (1994, Super Famicom) ‘Sound of Shinobi’ by Yoko Shimomura

Dark Law: Meaning of Death (1997, Super Famicom) ‘South Creek Ruins’ by Satoshi Nagano and Michihico Shichi

Seiken Densetsu 3 (1995, Super Famicom) ‘Innocent Sea’ by Hiroki Kikuta

Front Mission: Gun Hazard (1996, Super Famicom) ‘Successful Attack’ by Nobuo Uematsu

Ys V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako Kefin (1995, Super Famicom) ‘Freezing Shadow’ by Mieko Ishikawa, Naoki Kaneda, Satoshi Arai, Atsushi Shirakawa and Masaru Nakajima

Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie (1993, Super Famicom) ‘Moonlight’ by Noboru Yamane

 

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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.

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!

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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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