Episode 53 – Exploring the Amiga CD32

Amigaaaaaaa…. CD32?! Yes, as the CD media format began to assert itself on the console market in the early nineties, Commodore was prepared to flex its muscles with a new toy: the powerful Amiga CD32. While this platform’s life was short, it spawned many very interesting redbook audio game soundtracks, so lock in and prepare to party like it’s 1993!

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Amigaaaaaaa…. CD32?! Yes, as the CD media format began to assert itself on the console market in the early nineties, Commodore was prepared to flex its muscles with a new toy: the powerful Amiga CD32. While this platform’s life was short, it spawned many very interesting redbook audio game soundtracks, so lock in and prepare to party like it’s 1993!

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Pinball Fantasies (1993, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Menu’ by Olof Gustafsson

Super Stardust (1995, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Ingame 01’ by Nicklas Renqvist and Niko Nyman

Super Stardust (1995, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Ingame 06’ by Nicklas Renqvist and Niko Nyman

Microcosm (1994, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Guardian Theme 3’ by Kevin Collier

Sleepwalker (1993, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Track 2’, composer unknown

Sleepwalker (1993, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Track 4’, composer unknown

The Classic Lotus Trilogy (1994, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘BGM07’ by Neil Biggin

Jetstrike (1994, Commodore Amiga CD32) ‘Negative G’ by Adam Fothergill

 

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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 51 – Amiga Showcase

Amigaaaaaaaaah! Born in America, but raised in Europe, the Commodore Amiga is a very important platform in the world of game music, with its vast software library yielding a massive number of great sample-based tunes. This episode, while not pretending to be an exhaustive focus on the machine, features nine of my own personal favourite tracks from Amiga games that I hope you will like too!

Amigaaaaaaaaah! Born in America, but raised in Europe, the Commodore Amiga is a very important platform in the world of game music, with its vast software library yielding a massive number of great sample-based tunes. This episode, while not pretending to be an exhaustive focus on the machine, features nine of my own personal favourite tracks from Amiga games that I hope you will like too!

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Chuck Rock (1991, Commodore Amiga) ‘Main Theme’ by Matthew Simmons

Leander (1991, Commodore Amiga) ‘World 2’ by Tim Wright

Shadow of the Beast II (1990, Commodore Amiga) ‘The Goblin Hideout’ by Tim Wright

Speedball (1988, Commodore Amiga) ‘Main Theme’ by David Whittaker

Switchblade (1989, Commodore Amiga) ‘In-game BGM’ by Ben Daglish

Alien Breed (1991, Commodore Amiga) ‘Menu’ by Allister Brimble

The Chaos Engine (1993, Commodore Amiga) ‘Intro’ by Richard Joseph

Blood Money (1989, Commodore Amiga) ‘In-game Music’ by Ray Norrish

Turrican II: The Final Fight (1991, Commodore Amiga) ‘Turrican II (Intro)’ by Chris Hülsbeck

 

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Episode 50 – The Sound of Neo Kobe City: A Snatcher Special

Hideo Kojima may be known best as the brains behind the legendary Konami series Metal Gear, but he had other things going on in the late eighties… In this episode I discover Snatcher, a post-apocalyptic detective adventure game that boasts some highly evocative music across its various versions!

Hideo Kojima may be known best as the brains behind the legendary Konami series Metal Gear, but he had other things going on in the late eighties… In this episode I discover Snatcher, a post-apocalyptic detective adventure game that boasts some highly evocative music across its various versions!

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Snatcher (1988, NEC PC-88) ‘Theme of Snatcher (Part 1)’ by Masahiro Ikariko

Snatcher (1988, NEC PC-88) ‘Follow Up the Scent’ by Masahiro Ikariko

Snatcher (1988, NEC PC-88) ‘Endless Pursuer’ by Masahiro Ikariko

Snatcher (1988, NEC PC-88) ‘AD 2042 Neo Kobe City’ by Masahiro Ikariko

Snatcher (1988, MSX) ‘The Entrance to Hell (Indoor)’ by Masahiro Ikariko and Izumi Mutsuhiko

Snatcher (1988, MSX) ‘Restoration’ by Masahiro Ikariko and Izumi Mutsuhiko

Snatcher (1992, NEC PC Engine Super CD-ROM) ‘Theme of Junker’ by Motoaki Furukawa, Kazuki Muraoka, Masahiro Ikariko, Seiichi Fukami and Mutsuhiko Izumi

Snatcher (1992, NEC PC Engine Super CD-ROM) ‘Criminal Omen’ by Motoaki Furukawa, Kazuki Muraoka, Masahiro Ikariko, Seiichi Fukami and Mutsuhiko Izumi

Snatcher (1992, NEC PC Engine Super CD-ROM) ‘Pleasure of Tension’ by Motoaki Furukawa, Kazuki Muraoka, Masahiro Ikariko, Seiichi Fukami and Mutsuhiko Izumi

Snatcher (1994, Sega Mega CD) ‘One Night in Neo Kobe City’ by Konami Kukeiha Club

Snatcher (1994, Sega Mega CD) ‘Joy Division’ by Konami Kukeiha Club

Snatcher (1994, Sega Mega CD) ‘Tears Stained Eyes’ by Konami Kukeiha Club

 

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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 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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