Episode 29 – FSV’s First Birthday

Forever Sound Version is one year old! To reflect on a solid twelve months of VGM discovery, here’s a retrospective episode featuring some of my favourite tracks from the first 28 episodes, as well as some special guest picks from listeners Zinn and Mister Krüsli Pants. Thank you for supporting the show, and rest assured that there are many, many more episodes to come!

Forever Sound Version is one year old! To reflect on a solid twelve months of VGM discovery, here’s a retrospective episode featuring some of my favourite tracks from the first 28 episodes, as well as some special guest picks from listeners Zinn and Mister Krüsli Pants. Thank you for supporting the show, and rest assured that there are many, many more episodes to come!

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Top Gear Rally (1997, Nintendo 64) ‘Mountain’ composed by Barry Leitch

Hagane: The Final Conflict (1994, SNES) ‘Stage 1-4’ composed by Takahito Abe

Ranger X (1993, Sega Mega Drive) ‘Stage 2-1 (Cave)’ composed by Yoshinobu Hiraiwa

Tempest 2000 (1994, Atari Jaguar) ‘Tracking Depth’ composed by Ian Howe, Alastair Lindsey, Kevin Saville, and Julian Hodgson

Mega-Apocalypse (1987, Commodore 64) ‘Main Theme’ by Rob Hubbard

Colony Wars 2492 (1996, PC) ‘TRACK08’ by Christian Kirsch

Colony Wars 2492 (1996, PC) ‘TRACK18’ by Christian Kirsch

Colony Wars 2492 (1996, PC) ‘TRACK05’ by Christian Kirsch

Colony Wars 2492 (1996, PC) ‘TRACK03’ by Christian Kirsch

Master of Darkness (1993, Sega Master System) ‘Thames River’ composed by Takashi Horiguchi and Yoko Wada

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

Star Cruiser (1989, Sharp X68000) ‘Star Cruiser (Drastic days will come ~ オープニング)’ composed by Toshiya Yamanaka

Colony Wars 2492 Complete OST on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Fw5mhApO6_I
Colony Wars 2492 Gameplay video by MrCruesliPants on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QReLFfdcSZQ

 

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Episode 24 – An Atari 8-bit Family Affair

Turn your POKEY up to 11! It’s time to rock out with some top drawer rippers from the Atari 8-bit family of computers. They may not have been able to set the world alight like the Commodore 64 and NES did in the 1980s, but these machines definitely have a curious place in gaming history, and one that is worth exploring!

Turn your POKEY up to 11! It’s time to rock out with some top drawer rippers from the Atari 8-bit family of computers. They may not have been able to set the world alight like the Commodore 64 and NES did in the 1980s, but these machines definitely have a curious place in gaming history, and one that is worth exploring!

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Hunter (1995, Atari 8-bit family) by Falk Büttner

Jet Set Willy (1987, Atari 8-bit family) by Rob Hubbard

Chimera (1985, Atari 8-bit family) by Rob Hubbard

Ninja Commando (1989, Atari 8-bit family) by Adam Gilmore

Draconus (1988, Atari 8-bit family) by Adam Gilmore

Red Max (1987, Atari 8-bit family) by David Whittaker

Storm (1987, Atari 8-bit family) by David Whittaker

Space Lobsters (1990, Atari 8-bit family) by Richard Munns

Zero Wars (1990, Atari 8-bit family) by Richard Munns

Pacmania (Unreleased, Atari 8-bit family) by Sal Esquivel

 

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Episode 15 – PC Engine Picks / TurboGrafx Tracks

For the first episode of 2017, I address the TurboGrafx-16 and its Japanese counterpart the PC Engine. Lock in and enjoy some great wavetable synth tunes from the first console of the fourth generation of video games!

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For the first episode of 2017, I address the TurboGrafx-16 and its Japanese counterpart the PC Engine. Lock in and enjoy some great wavetable synth tunes from the first console of the fourth generation of video games!

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Sonic Spike (1990, TurboGrafx-16) ‘BGM #1’ composed by Yo Tsuji, Toshio Murai, and Tosiyuki Honma

Ninja Spirit (1990, PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16) ‘Theme from Butsuzo, Theme from Shinobi (Round 1)’ composed by Masahiko Ishida

Ninja Spirit (1990, PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16) ‘Karakuri (Round 4)’ composed by Masahiko Ishida

Battle Lode Runner (1993, PC Engine) ‘BGM #7’ composed by Jin Watanabe

Battle Lode Runner (1993, PC Engine) ‘BGM #9’ composed by Jin Watanabe

Blazing Lazers (1989, PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16) ‘Thunder Blaze [Area 1]’ composed by Masatomo Miyamoto, J.T.S, Masanobu Tsukamoto, Sydon Inoue, Ozono, and Keiji Takeuchi

Blazing Lazers (1989, PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16) ‘Giant Boltek [Area 5]’ composed by Masatomo Miyamoto, J.T.S, Masanobu Tsukamoto, Sydon Inoue, Ozono, and Keiji Takeuchi

King of Casino (1990, PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16) ‘BGM #01’ composed by Hirotoshi Suzuki

King of Casino (1990, PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16) ‘BGM #05’ composed by Hirotoshi Suzuki

Time Cruise (1992, PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16) ‘Credits’ composed by Hiroto Saito and Nozomu Takahashi

 

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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?)

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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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