Episode 273: Donkey Kong Country 2

In this VERY long overdue spotlight, Karl & Will focus on the incredible soundtrack to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, for the SNES by David Wise! This is truly one of the best and most beloved video game soundtracks of all time. Enjoy!

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - David Wise - Nintendo - SNES - 1995
-K. Rool Returns
-Welcome to Crocodile Isle
-Klomp's Romp (medley with Snakey Chantey)
-Jib Jig
-Lockjaw's Saga
-Boss Bossanova
-Hot-Head Bop
-Mining Melancholy
-Bayou Boogie
-Stickerbush Symphony
-Flight of the Zinger
-Disco Train
-School House Harmony
-Forest Interlude
-Haunted Chase
-In a Snow-Bound Land
-Krook's March
-Token Tango
-Klubba's Reveille
-Crocodile Cacophony
-Cranky's Conga

Episode 272: Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Hiroshi Kawaguchi, also known as "Hiro" was one of Sega's earliest and most prolific video game composers. He has a very unique, raw, energetic style, and his music has truly stood the test of time. Enjoy some amazing VGM!

Turbo OutRun - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Arcade - 1989
-Checker Flag
Hang On - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Arcade - 1985
-Main Theme
Space Harrier - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Arcade - 1985
-Theme, Lake Side Memory
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Arcade/SMS - 1986
-Toy World & Moster World
Out Run - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Arcade - 1986
-Splash Wave, Passing Breeze, Magical Sound Shower, Last Wave
Fantasy Zone - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Arcade - 1986
-Opa-Opa!, Don't Stop, Dreaming Tomorrow
After Burner - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Arcade - 1987
-After Burner
After Burner II - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Arcade - 1987
-Final Take Off (Melody Version)
Power Drift - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Arcade - 1988
-Like the Wind (B Course)
Sword of Vermilion - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Genesis - 1989
-Castle, Erias
GP Rider - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Arcade - 1990
-Time Attack
Rent-A-Hero - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Genesis - 1990
-Everyone, Thank You!
Ninja Burai Densetsu - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Episode 271: Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius

In this episode, Karl & Will spotlight on the soundtrack to a mobile game in the Final Fantasy series that you may not have heard before. But rest assured, Brave Exvius has some of the most masterful orchestral video game music you'll hear anywhere!

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius - Noriyasu Agematsu - Square Enix - Andriod/iOS - 2015
-Great Voyage
-Moment of Recall
-To the Horizon
-Peaceful Village
-Rain in Forest
-The Ancient Life
-The Initiation
-Monument Valley
-Supreme Mission
-Joie de Vivre
-Mirage Palace
-Mystic Ruins
-The Ghostship
-Secrets in Her Eyes
-Celestial Battle
-Triumph of Destiny
-Force and Furious

Episode 270: Show & Tell 22

It's time for another installment of Show & Tell! Karl & Will each bring in their own playlist of tracks that the other hasn't heard. And in Show & Tell fashion, they duke it out in order to decide the track of the week. Enjoy a diverse assortment of great VGM!

Shadow of the Ninja - Iku Mizutani - NES - Stage 5
Arms – Unknown - Switch - Main Theme
Atelier Firis - Kazuki Yanagawa - PS4 - Speedy Broom
Blaster Master Zero – Ippo Yamada, Hiroaki Sano - Switch/3DS - Main Theme
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - Takeru Kanazaki - 3DS - Duma's Ordeal
Super Uno – Toshiyuki Takine - SNES - Title Screen
Yo! Noid - Masakatsu Maekawa - NES - Stages 5 & 6
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – Michael Geyre - Switch - Mind of the Hero
Dynasty Warriors 7 - Haruki Yamada - PS3/Xbox 360 - Entrusted Hope
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – Michael Geyre - Switch - The Danger Zone
Cat Girl Without Salad - Jake Kaufman - PC - BGM: Kawaii Galaxy
Gillette Calvacade of Sports – Mahlon Merrick - The Look Sharp March
Rivals of Aether - flashygoodness - PC - Luna Ascension EX
Super Famista 2 – Namco Sound Team - SNES - Title/Mode Select
The Sexy Brutale - Matt Bonham, Tim Cotterell - PC - Main Theme
Abzû – Austin Wintory - PC/PS4 - To Know, Water
The King of Rally - Yusuke Takahama - SNES - Title Demo
Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Yasuaki Iwata - Switch - Kass's Theme
Spark: The Electric Jester - James Landino - PC - Megaraph Fortress
'96 Zenkoku Koukou Soccer Senshuken – Toshiyuki Takine - SNES - Graduation

Episode 269: The Atelier Series

In this episode, Karl & Will share some incredible music from the very underrated Atelier series! This series was handled by the Gust Sound Team, and features beautiful melodies, expressive live performance, and impecable production. Enjoy!

Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland - Ken Nakagawa - Gust Co. - PS3 - 2009
-Atelier Rorona ~Celtic~
Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland - Daisuke Achiwa, Kazuki Yanagawa - Gust Co. - PS3 - 2011
-A Small Kingdom's Castle Town
-Mountain Of Wind In Bloom
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk - Mutsumi Nomiyama - Gust Co. - PS3 - 2013
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea - Hayato Asano, Kazuki Yanagawa - Gust Co. - PS3 - 2014
-A Warrior's Holiday
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book - Hayato Asano, Daisuke Achiwa - Gust Co. - PS4 - 2015
-Spring East Wind
-Camellia Sazanka
-Scenery of the Town ~ Daytime
-The Bibliophile's Good-Looking Legs
-Thistle Lotus
-Con. Liela Xea
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey - Tatsuya Yano, Kazuki Yanagawa - Gust Co. - PS4 - 2016
-Let Me Cut You...
-Quick Flight
-Determination to Strike
-City of Dreams
-Shooting Star
-Time to Conquer!

Episode 268: Data East

In this episode, the guys focus on music from games released by Data East! This video game company was most prolific in the late 80s and early 90s, and was responsible for many amazing soundtracks. Enjoy an ecclectic mix of great tunes, many of which you may not have heard before!

Wolf Fang - Gamadelic - BGM 1 Arrange
Metal Max - Satishi Kadokura - Battle With the Wanted
High Seas Havoc - Emi Shimizu & Masaaki Iwasaki - Going On an Adventure
Dark Seal - Gamadelic - The New Journey (Ending)
Al Unser Jr's Turbo Racing - Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki, Yuji Suzuki - BGM C
Midnight Resistance - Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida - Flood of Power (BGM 1)
Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend - Masaaki Iwasaki, Taihei Sato, Shogo Sakai - Solitude
Karnov - Azusa Hara, Mihoko Ando - Level Theme
Metal Max 2 - Satoshi Kadokura - Rusted Wilderness
Vapor Trail - Hiroaki Yoshida, Tatsuya Kiuchi - Title Theme (Arranged Version)
Tantei Jinguuji Saburou: Toki no Sugiyuku Mama ni - Gamadelic - Track 1
Congo's Caper - Emi Shimizu - Jungles, Lakes and Hills
The Glory of Heracles II - Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki - Crossing the Sea
Heavy Barrel - Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki, Seiichi Hamada, Yuji Suzuki - Perimeter 2
Side Pocket - Emi Shimizu - Stylin'
Heracles no Eikou: The Snap Story - Masaaki Iwasaki, Hiromichi Nakamoto, Seiichi Hamada - BGM 7
Thunder Zone - Gamadelic - And, Men Became Fish...
Bad Dudes - Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida - Stage 2
Side Pocket GB - Yusuke Takahama - BGM 2
Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend - Masaaki Iwasaki, Taihei Sato, Shogo Sakai - The Fine Draw

Episode 267: Mario & Sonic at the Olympics

In this episode, the guys focus on the Sega series "Mario & Sonic at the Olympics." It may sound like a silly choice, but rest assured, this series has shockingly great music. Both remixes of classic tunes as well as originals. Enjoy some outstanding VGM you probably haven't heard.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games - Sega Digital Studio - Sega - Wii - 2009
-Snowboard Cross
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games - Sega Digital Studio - Sega - Wii - 2011
-Staff Roll
-Uneven Bars
-Dream Spacewalk
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games - Sega Digital Studio - Sega - Wii U - 2013
-Bowser's Galaxy Generator
-Buoy Base Galaxy
-Super Mario World Main Theme
-Sherbet Land
-Slider (Super Mario 64)
-Windy Hill Zone
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Winter Games - Sega Digital Studio - Sega - Wii U/3DS - 2015
-Copacabana Beach
-Rhythmic Gymnastics (Super Bell Hill)
-Beach Volleyball
-Rosalina in the Observatory
-DK Island Swing
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games - Masamichi Amano - Sega - Wii - 2007