Episode 320: Professor Layton

In this episode, Karl & Will explore the beautiful and unique music of the Professor Layton series! The guys discuss how series composer Tomohito Nishiura carved out a perfect musical tone to fit the inquisitive, calm but emotional nature of these puzzle games.

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Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - DS - 2007
-Theme of Professor Layton
-St. Mystere
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - DS - 2007
-London
-Lost Forest
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - DS - 2008
-The Unwound Future
-Puzzle Battle
-Memories
Professor Layton and the Last Specter - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - DS - 2009
-Theme of the Devil's Flute
-Town of Water ~ Misthallery Day
-Theme of the Last Battle
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - 3DS - 2011
-Miracle Mask Theme
-Puzzles Abound
-Jeab Descole
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - 3DS - 2012
-Opening Theme
-Barroom
-The City at Night
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - 3DS - 2013
-The Azran Legacy
-London Streets Remapped
Layton's Mystery Journey - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - 3DS - 2017
-Main Theme

Episode 319: Deep Cuts

In this episode, Karl & Will present a playlist of music from the biggest and most beloved video game composers. However, these are tracks from titles that are very obscure and in many cases from before these talented people broke big in the industry. Enjoy some amazing music that you may not have heard, from composers you have!

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Motocross Maniacs - Michiru Yamane - Konami - Game Boy - 1989
-BGM 4
Algarna - Yuzo Koshiro - M.N.M. - Sharp X68 - 1991
-Opening
Nazo no Murasame Jō - Koji Kondo - Nintendo - FDS - 1986
-Murasame Jo BGM
F-1 Dream - Yoko Shimomura - Capcom - TG-16 - 1989
-Challenge
Myth: The Fallen Lords - Martin O'Donnell - Bungie - PC - 1997
-The Siege of Madrigal
Square's Tom Sawyer - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Famicom - 1989
-Town
SmartBall - Akira Yamaoka - Sony Imagesoft - SNES - 1994
-Town
Star Ghost - David Wise - Squarehead - Wii U - 2016
-Main Theme
Armored Hunter Gunhound EX - Kinuyo Yamashita - AGM - PC - 2014
-Choose Your Destiny
Pro Moves Soccer - Jesper Kyd - ASCII - Genesis - 1993
-Introduction
Game no Kanzume - Jun Senoue - Sega - Sega CD - 1994
-BGM 2
Son Son II - Manami Matsumae - Capcom - TG-16 - 1989
-Credits
Front Mission: Gun Hazard - Yasunori Mitsuda - Square - Super Famicom - 1996
-Emotion
Fuurai no Shiren GB2 - Koichi Sugiyama - ChunSoft - Game Boy Color - 2000
-Going to Tabigarasu
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Marz - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi - Sega - PS2 - 2003
-Fierce Fight
Radar Mission - Kenji Yamamoto - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1990
-Title Screen
Extreme Assault - Chris Huelsbeck - Blue Byte - PC - 1997
-Intro
Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Jake Kaufman - Warner Bros. - DS - 2010
-Atlantis Exploration
Armored Hunter Gunhound EX - Kinuyo Yamashita - AGM - PC - 2014
-Fields of Artillery

Episode 318: Kingdom Hearts

In this LONG overdue episode, Karl & Will focus on the gorgeous and emotional music of the Kingdom Hearts series. The guys discuss how series composer Yoko Shimomura has created a truly unique and powerful musical tone for these games. Enjoy!

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Kingdom Hearts - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PS2 - 2002
-Dearly Beloved
-Destiny Islands
-Kairi I
Kingdom Hearts II - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PS2 - 2005
-Lazy Afternoons
-The 13th Struggle
-Sinister Sundown
-Fate of the Unknown (Final Mix)
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PS2 - 2007
-Scythe of Petals
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days - Yoko Shimomura - Square - DS - 2009
-Critical Drive
-Musique pour la tristesse de Xion
-Vector to the Heavens
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PSP - 2010
-Tears of the Light
-Peaceful Hearts
-The Silent Forest
-Dark Impetus (Final Mix)
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance - Yoko Shimomura - Square - 3DS - 2012
-One for All
-Distant from You...
-L'Oscurita dell'Ignot
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PSP - 2010
-Dearly Beloved

Bonus Episode: Hero of Legend

In this very exciting Bonus Episode, Karl, Will & Marty share their brand new album "Hero of Legend" in its entirety. This album of original 8-bit music is the first in a 3-part series honoring the legendary music of the Zelda series, particularly that of Koji Kondo. Enjoy this journey into the world of Hyroica! You can download the album by clicking the image below!

01. Prologue (Waterfall)
02. Hyroica Field (Overworld)
03. Wizard’s Tale
04. Dungeon
05. Angel's Song
06. Iona Village
07. Aurelia Sea
08. Skulls & Bones (Graveyard)
09. Cordella Village (Waking Up & Setting Off)
10. Shop
11. Akari Forest (Night)
12. Sword & Shield
13. Courtyard of the Forgotten King
14. Dark Palace
15. The Demon Prince
16. Prince Koji
17. The Hero's Triumph (Ending)

Episode 317: Sick Day

This week, the guys take an emotional and mental "Sick Day" as they relax, put their feet up, and play some of their absolute favorite and most comforting video game music! Enjoy!

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F-Zero - Yumiko Kanki - SNES - Silence
Mario Kart 8 - Atsuko Asahi - Wii U - Title Theme
Super Mario Bros. 2 - Koji Kondo - NES - Ending
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Yoshiaki Kashima - Genesis - Special Stage
Rayman Origins - Christophe Héral - PS3/Xbox 360 - The Lums' Dream
Rockman & Forte - Akari Kaida - Super Famicom - Coldman
Mario Kart: Super Circuit - Kenichi Nishimaki - GBA - Sky Garden
Akumajō Densetsu - Hidenori Maezawa/Jun Funahashi - Famicom - Prelude
Pop'n Music 12 – Dream Line Out - Arcade - Magical Voice Shower
Super Mario 64 - Koji Kondo - N64 - Staff Roll
Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - SNES - Secret of The Forest
The Secret of Monkey Island - Michael Land - PC - Guybrush & Elaine
Star Fox - Hajime Hirasawa - SNES - Main Theme
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Koji Kondo - Lost Woods
Super Mario Odyssey - Naoto Kubo - Switch - Jump Up, Super Star!
Sonic Mega Collection - Hideaki Kobayashi - Gamecube - Intro
Yoshi's Island - Koji Kondo - SNES - Crystal Caves
Super Fantasy Zone - Naoki Kodaka - Genesis - Water Melody
Mighty Switch Force - Jake Kaufman - 3DS - Whoa I'm In Space Cuba

Episode 316: Reeeemix! 5

It's time once again to play nothing but outstanding video game remixes! This is an incredibly popular and active community of video game music that the guys like to check-in with every season or two. Most of these tracks are by amateur remixers. Enjoy some awesome music!

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Kirby's Dream Band - Singles - Wave Race 64 Medley
Brandon Strader, halc - Kirby Super Star "Kirb Your Enthusiasm" OC ReMix
CarboHydroM & Friends - Mario Kart 8 - Mount Wario
MyNewSoundtrack - Best 8-Bit Hits (Volume 1) - Dragon Roost Island (8-bit Remix)
Kyle Landry - Chrono Trigger - 600 AD (Solo Piano)
halc - Secret of Mana: Resonance of the Pure Land - Sunny with a Chance of Thunder
insaneintherain feat. Gabe N. & Chris A. - Mii Channel Theme (Jazz Cover)
Prince of Darkness - DoD Dance Party Month - Super Skeet Fighter Turbo Alphamale IV
Super Guitar Bros - Ocarina of Time - Song of Storms
The Consouls - Consouls 1-1 - EP - Shy Guy Beach (From "Mario Kart Super Circuit")
WillRock - DuckTales "Apollo Duck" OC ReMix
Mr. Dooves - Undertale - Ruins (Acapella)
SEGA Sound Team - Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Games - Staff Credits (Super Mario 64)
MyNewSoundtrack - Undertale Remixes - Megalovania (Mega Man X Remix)
New Japan BGM Philharmonic Orchestra - Shin Onigashima Medley (Excerpt)
Flexstyle, XPRTNovice - Super Mario 3D World "Caravan Bowser" OC ReMix
The Consouls - Consouls 3-2 - EP - Super Smash Bros. Melee Main Theme
ACE - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - Fortress Boss (Super Mario World)
NoTuX - Donkey Kong Country 3 "Chasing Waterfalls" OC ReMix

Episode 315: Listener Show & Tell 6

It's time for another installment of Listener Show & Tell! These very special episodes consist purely of tracks submitted by the wonderful listeners of the SMBVGMP! Enjoy an eclectic mix of great VGM both old & new!

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(Mark G) Batman Returns - Stage 2: Shreck's Department Store
(Simon L) Flinthook - Walking the Planks
(Geoff R) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - The Ark
(Josh B) Bomberman Hero - Zip
(Steve V) LocoRoco - Yellow's Theme
(Alex M) Prey - Everything Is Going to Be Okay
(Preston C) Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony - Beautiful Lie
(Michael W) Dragon Warrior Monsters - Terry's World
(Phil B) RiME - The Island
(Steven L) Sonic Spinball - Toxic Caves
(Sean F) Evil Genius - Menu 2
(Greg R) Far Cry 5 - We Will Rise Again
(Luigi B) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Hyrule Castle
(Chip C) Gyruss - Prologue Theme
(Patchpen) Professor Layton and the Unwound Future - Puzzle Battle
(Joan B) Baten Kaitos - To the End of the Journey of Glittering Stars
(Moonie) Omega Quintet - Melody of Hidamari
(Zach W) Blue Reflection - Omake
(Stuart M) Stronghold - Sad Times
(Jack B) Donkey Kong Country Returns - Poppin' Planks

Episode 314: Sonic Mania

In this SUPER GROOVY episode, the guys are delighted to explore the soundtrack to Sonic Mania by Tee Lopes! Good friends Stephen & Bryan Kelly of the OverClocked Podcast join the fun as well! A whole lot of fun was had in fact. Enjoy!

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Sonic Mania - Tee Lopes - Sega - Switch/PS4/Xbox One - 2017
-Hydrocity Zone Act 2
-Comfort Zone
-Danger on the Dance Floor (Mini-Boss)
-Chemical Plant Zone Act 1
-Chemical Plant Zone Act 2
-Lights, Camera, Action! (Studiopolis Zone Act 1)
-Flying Battery Zone Act 1
-Flying Battery Zone Act 2
-Ruby Delusions (Eggman Boss 1)
-Tabloid Jargon (Press Garden Zone Act 1)
-Stardust Speedway Zone Act 1
-Skyway Octane (Mirage Saloon Zone Act 1 ST Mix)
-Rogues Gallery (Mirage Saloon Zone Act 2)
-Oil Ocean Zone Act 1
-Dimension Heist (Special Stage)
-Lava Reef Zone Act 1
-Built to Rule (Titanic Monarch Zone Act 1)
-Ruby Illusions (Final Boss)
-Super Sonic
-Staff Roll