Episode 336: Bad Music 4

You all asked for it...literally. For the fourth time on the podcast, Karl & Will are punished with some of the worst video game music that was ever composed. This is by far the most requested follow-up topic. The good news is, the music here is so bad that it provides plenty of laughs. Enjoy?

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Roadblasters - Brad Fuller - Track 1 & 4

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle - Chikako Kamatani - Item C

Gaudi: Barcelona no Kaze - Unknown - BGM 15

Cyborg Justice - András Magyari - Level 1 & Intro

Super Conflict: The Mideast - Robert Ridihalgh - Battle

Dirty Harry - Steven Samler & Elliott Delman - Track 10

God Hand - Masafumi Takada, Jun Fukuda - Smoking Roll

Second Samurai - Brian Marshall - Main Theme

Fun House - Unknown - Track 2

Shove It! - Unknown - Main BGM

Shining Wisdom - Motoaki Takenouchi - Introduction

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Crossroads of Time - Novotrade Sound Team - Abandon Ship

Image Fight - Masahiko Ishida - Level 1

Salmon-Pink Max - Unknown - Stage Theme

Mario Kart 7 - Satomi Terui - Rosalina's Ice World

Paperboy 2 - Andy Armer - Training Course

Super Chinese 3 - Akinori Sawa - Track 1

Sonic Adventure DX - Jun Senoue - Believe in Myself (Tails' Theme)

Skull & Crossbones - Don Diekneite, Brad Fuller - Track 11

Episode 335: 8-Bit Lost Treasures

In this episode, the guys present a hand-picked collection of obscure awesome 8-Bit music that you probably haven't heard! Who doesn't like discovering new music? Enjoy these "Lost Treasures."

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Tenchi wo Kurau II - Yasuaki (Bun Bun) Fujita - Famicom - Title Screen
Monster Traveler - Katsuhisa Hattori - Game Boy - BGM 7
Flying Warriors - Akinori Sawa - NES - Tournament
Momotarou Katsugeki - Hudson Sound Team - TurboGrafx-16 - Lava Cave
Nishimura Kyoutarou Mystery: Blue Train Satsujin Jiken - Akihito Hayashi - Famicom - Track 8
The Treasure of Usas - Kazuhiko Uehara, Kinuyo Yamashita - MSX2 - Stage 5
F-1 Sensation - Tomoya Tomita, Jun Chuma - NES - Race Theme 2
Gekitou Power Modeler - Koichi Fujiwara - Game Boy - Opening
Armed Dragon Fantasy Villgust - Yuko Sano, Shinji Amagishi - NES - King's Castle
Kuusou Kagaku Sekai: Gulliver Boy - Kohei Tanaka - TurboGrafx-16 - House Toscani
Power Rangers: Time Force - Iku Mizutani - Game Boy - Megazord Battle
F1 Spirit 3D Special - Masahiro Ikariko - MSX - Title Screen
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa - Atsushi Fujio, Seiichi Fukami, Kouji Murata - Famicom - A Rattle Samba
Cross Wiber - Hiroto Saitoh - TurboGrafx-16 - Chapter 4
Legend of the Double Moon - Motoaki Takenouchi - NES - Main Theme
Yamamura Misa Suspense - Yuko Sano, Yuko Shimokawa - Famicom - Title Screen
New Century GPX Cyber Formula - Yusuke Takahama - Game Boy - BGM 2
Werewolf: The Last Warrior - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yusuke Takahama - NES - No More Heroes Boy
Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Poi Poi - Akihito Hayashi, Shinji Amagishi - Famicom - You Win!

Episode 334: Marcato Radio 13

It's time for another installment of Marcato Radio! Once again, it's another non-stop collection of outstanding video game music. Some you've heard before, and many you have not. How many tracks can YOU recognize? Enjoy!

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Jinmon Yuugi - Akira Sato - PC-98 - BGM4
Ganbare Goemon: Kuru Nara Koi - Junko Karashima - PS1 - Impact Battle 2
Sangokushi III - Minoru Mukaiya - SNES - Ravishing Maiden
BotB Spring Tracks VII - Jimmyoshi - Shoot for the Moon
Yoshi's Woolly World - Tomoya Tomita - Wii U - Across the Fluttering Dunes
Baten Kaitos Origins - Motoi Sakuraba - Gamecube - Le ali del principio
Light Crusader - Aki Hata - Genesis - Title Screen, Boss Defeated
Fighting EX Layer - Shinji Hosoe - PS4 - Garuda Cave Theme
Tengai Makyo Zero - Toshiyuki Sasagawa - SNES - Peaceful Village
Gurumin - Falcom JDK - PSP - Soaring Through Azure Sadness
Assassins Creed Origins - Sarah Schachner - PS4/Xbox One - Main Theme
BotB Spring Tracks VII - petet - Heart of the Matter
Gran Turismo 6 - Akimasa Yamada - PS3 - Lotus in dam
Shin Momotarou Densetsu - Kazuyuki Sekiguchi - SNES - Kaguya, the Princess of the Moon
Cosmic Psycho - Yuki Nakayama - X68000 - Neptune
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - Ryo Nagamatsu - 3DS - Hytopia
Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - SNES - The Birds Fly in the Sky, the Fish Swim in the River
Overcooked 2 - Oliver Wood - Switch - Ravenous Rapids
Tales of the Abyss - Bump of Chicken - PS2 - Karma (Instrumental)
Beatmania IIDX 24 - Nekomata Gekidan - Arcade - AsiaN Distractive

Episode 333: Super Mario Galaxy

In this cosmic episode, Karl & Will dive deep into one of the greatest video game soundtracks of all time: Super Mario Galaxy! The guys discuss why Mahito Yokota's score to this 2007 Wii game is so groundbreaking. Enjoy some of the finest VGM in this galaxy or any other!

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Super Mario Galaxy - Mahito Yokota & Koji Kondo - Nintendo - Wii - 2007
-Overture
-Starbit Festival
-Enter the Galaxy
-Good Egg Galaxy
-Honeyhive Galaxy
-Space Junk Galaxy
-Rosalina's Story Theme
-Battlerock Galaxy
-Beach Bowl Galaxy
-To the Gateway
-Rosalina in the Observatory (2 & 3)
-Buoy Base Galaxy
-Enter Bowser Jr.!
-Gusty Garden Galaxy
-Bowser, Great Koopa King
-Ghostly Galaxy (Waltz of the Boos)
-Melty Molten Galaxy
-Bowser's Galaxy Reactor
-Battle for the Grand Star
-Birth

Episode 332: Listener Show & Tell 7

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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(Sean F) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - David Wise - Wing Ding (Outside)
(Phil B) Stunt Race FX – Shinobu Amayake - Aqua Tunnel
(Jass) Kero Blaster - Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya - Stage 3 (OXOX Hotel)
(Mat P) Layton Brothers: Mystery Room - Yuzo Koshiro, Takeshi Arai, Takeshi Yanagawa - Investigating the Crime Scene
(Charles H) Faxanadu - Jun Chikuma - Land of the Dwarves
(Stuart M) LittleBigPlanet PS Vita - Todd Baker - The Big Ride
(Jackson B) Pokémon TCG 2 - Ichiro Shimakura - Duel Vs. Great Rocket
(Elizabeth) Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Yasunori Mitsuda - Theosoir Day (Shadow of the Lowlands)
(Carlos) Night Striker - Masahiko Takaki, Arr. Hisayoshi Ogura - Urban Trail
(Andrew L) TMNT: Turtles In Time - Mariachi Entertainment System - Sewer Surfin (Mariachi Cover)
(Coleman S) Kamiko - Misoka - Kamiko Theme Song
(Chris L) 20XX - Brandon Ellis - Vaculabs [Identity Crisis]
(Wesley M) Onigiri - Takahiro Eguchi - Please Stay A Little Longer
(Chip C) WarioWare Gold - Yasuhisa Baba, Daichi Aoki, Kazuki Komai, etc. - Special Attack!
(Brandon S) Lost Odyssey - Nobuo Uematsu - A Mighty Enemy Appears!
(Jordan G) Final Fantasy X-2 - Noriko Matsueda & Takahito Eguchi - Eternity: Memory of Lightwaves
(Cain S) Rayman - Rémi Gazel - Harmony
(Lee M) Napple Tale - Yoko Kanno - Ball Jar
(Jon E) Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - Takeru Kanazaki - The Heritors of Arcadia
(Andrew V & Michael B) Jak 3 - Josh Mancell - Metalhead Hunt & Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Masayoshi Soken - On Westerly Winds

Episode 331: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

In this bodacious episode, Karl & Will finally dive into the TMNT series! The guys share and discuss why the music to these beloved and classic video games is more fun than pretty much anything else. Cowabunga!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Jun Funahashi - NES
-Title Screen, Overworld, Subterranean Cavern
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino, Kozo Nakamura - Arcade
-Fire! (Scene 1, Stage 1)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game - Kozo Nakamura, Yasuhiko Manno - NES
-Downtown (Scene 2, Stage 1), Battle of T.M.N.T. (Scene 5, Stage 1)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan - Tomoko Nishikawa, Michiru Yamane - Game Boy
-Stage 3 (Highway)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4: Turtles in Time - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko - SNES
-Big Apple, 3 A.M., Alleycat Blues
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Kozo Nakamura - Arcade
-Sewer Surfin', Neon Night Riders
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers - Yuko Kurahashi, Tsuyoshi Sekito - Game Boy
-Dead End (Act 5-1)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita, Kozo Nakamura - NES
-Scene 1, Scene 6: Boss Shredder, Scene 7 (Part 1)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist - Masahiro Ikariko, You Takamine - Genesis
-Turtle Swing, The Gauntlet
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters - Kazuhiko Uehara, Hideto Inoue, Harumi Ueko - SNES
-Safe Cracker
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus - Masanori Akita & Yuichi Tsuchiya - PS2
-Peblak Alley
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze - Jake Kaufman - Xbox 360
-Warehouse

Episode 330: Ports

In this very unique episode, Karl & Will explore what happens when video game music created on one system is ported to another! Enjoy this more technical and comparative look at the challenges of recreating music with different means.

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Street Fighter II - Yoko Shimomura - Various
-Guile's Theme (Montage)
Sunset Riders - Motoaki Furukawa - Genesis
-Stage 1
Sunset Riders - Motoaki Furukawa - SNES
-Stage 1
Ys II - Yuzo Koshiro - PC-88
-Ice Ridge of Noltia
Ys II - Yuzo Koshiro - NES
-Ice Ridge of Noltia
Darkwing Duck - Yasuaki (Bun Bun) Fujita - NES
-Quackerjack's Bridge
Darkwing Duck - Bun Bun, Junko Tamiya - Game Boy
-Quackerjack's Bridge
Earthworm Jim - Tommy Tallarico - Various
-New Junk City (Montage)
Rockman & Forte - T. Horiyama, N. Mizuta, A. Kaida - GBA
-Cold Man
Rockman & Forte - T. Horiyama, N. Mizuta, A. Kaida - SNES
-Cold Man
Sonic 3 & Knuckles - SEGA Sound Team - Genesis
-Flying Battery Zone Act 1
Sonic 3 & Knuckles - SEGA Sound Team - PC
-Flying Battery Zone Act 1
Sonic Colors - Tomoya Ohtani - Wii
-Aquarium Park Act 1
Sonic Colors - Tomoya Ohtani - DS
-Aquarium Park Act 1
The Smurfs - Alberto Gonzalez - Various
-The Forest (Montage)
Outrunners - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi - Arcade
-Niagara Falls
Outrunners - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi - Genesis
-Niagara Falls
Command & Conquer - Frank Klepacki - N64
-Just Do it Up
Command & Conquer - Frank Klepacki - PS1
-Just Do it Up
Castlevania 3 - H. Maezawa, J. Funahashi- Various
-Beginning (Montage)
Mickey Mania - M. Furniss, A. Blythe, M. Joustra, M. Giacchino - Genesis
-Captain Pete
Mickey Mania - M. Furniss, A. Blythe, M. Joustra, M. Giacchino - SNES
-Captain Pete
Yoshi's Island - Koji Kondo - SNES
-Flower Garden
Yoshi's Island - Koji Kondo - GBA
-Flower Garden
Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi (Arr. Kinuyo Yamashita) - Various
-Flash Man Stage (Montage)
Gradius II - S. Tasaka, M. Furukawa - Arcade
-Burning Heat
Gradius II - Hidenori Maezawa, Yukie Morimoto - NES
-Burning Heat
Dragon Quest 2 - Koichi Sugiyama - MSX
-Joyous Song
Dragon Quest 2 - Koichi Sugiyama - NES
-Joyous Song
Metroid - Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka - Various
-Credits (Montage)

Episode 329: Octopath Traveler

On this very exciting episode, Karl & Will spotlight on the score to the game everyone's talking about: Octopath Traveler! The guys gush over this masterpiece of a score, and discuss what makes it the most impressive they've heard in quite awhile. Enjoy!

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Octopath Traveler - Yasunori Nishiki - Square Enix - Switch - 2018
-Tressa, the Merchant
-Octopath Traveler Main Theme
-Ophilia, the Cleric
-Cyrus, the Scholar
-Olberic, the Warrior
-Primrose, the Dancer
-Therion, the Thief
-The Flatlands
-Beneath the Surface
-Decisive Battle I
-Grandport, Center of Commerce
-Battle II
-Oasis in the Sparkling Sands
-Bonds of Friendship
-Victors Hollow, Jewel of the Forest
-Decisive Battle II
-Forbidding Corridors
-They Who Govern Reason
-Ending Theme