Episode 309: Jake Kaufman

In this SUPER FUNKY episode, the guys finally focus on the incredible career of the one and only Jake "virt" Kaufman! Taking one track from 20 different titles in his career, this playlist is a smattering of some of the best VGM composed in the past 16 years. Enjoy!


Choice Nuggets - Jake Kaufman - 2006 - Staring at my Spaceship
Shantae - Jake Kaufman - GBC - 2002 - Sequin Land East ~ Day Travel
Contra 4 - Jake Kaufman - DS - 2007 - Jungle 1
Mighty Flip Champs - Jake Kaufman - DSi - 2009 - World Final
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Jake Kaufman - PC/DSi - 2010 - Burning Town
Thor: God of Thunder - Jake Kaufman - DS - 2011 - Valhalla Awaits
Mighty Milky Way - Jake Kaufman - DSi - 2011 - World 1 (Space)
Bloodrayne: Betrayal - Jake Kaufman - PC/Xbox 360 - 2011 - Dusk Falls (Mix)
Mighty Switch Force! - Jake Kaufman - PC/Wii U/3DS - 2011 - Whoa I'm in Space Cuba
Double Dragon Neon - Jake Kaufman - PC/Xbox 360 - 2012 - City Streets 2 (Mango Tango)
Mighty Switch Force 2 - Jake Kaufman - 3DS/Wii U - 2013 - Rainbow Love Zone
Ultionous: A Tale of Petty Revenge - Jake Kaufman - PC - 2013 - Zone 1
Shovel Knight - Jake Kaufman - Everything - 2014 - Main Theme
Boot Hill Heroes - Jake Kaufman - PC - 2014 - Doc's Theme
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - Jake Kaufman - 3DS/Wii U/PC - 2014 - DO U EVEN WHIP?
Adventures of Pip - Jake Kaufman - PC - 2015 - Sir William (the Ghost Knight)
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows - Jake Kaufman - Everything - 2015 - The Final Note
Supreme League of Patriots - Jake Kaufman - PC - 2015 - Stan's Theme
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Jake Kaufman - PC/PS4/Switch - 2016 - Counterfeit Mermaids
Cat Girl Without Salad - Jake Kaufman - PC - 2016 - BGM Radical Galaxy
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment - Jake Kaufman - Everything - 2016 - Hidden by Night

Episode 308: Lunar: The Silver Star

In this episode, the guys explore the music of the shimmering world of Lunar: The Silver Star! They also compare and contrast the original soundtrack release to the remake which came out 5 years later. Enjoy!


Lunar: The Silver Star - Noriyuki Iwadare - Game Arts - Sega CD - 1992
-Fighting Through the Darkness
-Dark World Theme
-Luna's Song
-Big Boss
Lunar: Silver Star Story - Noriyuki Iwadare - Working Designs - PS1 - 1998
-Wings (Opening Song)
-Silver Light
-Dark World Theme
-The Four Heroes
-Fighting Spirits
-Mourning Bell
-Boss Battle
-Reach for the Front
-Wind Nocturne (The Boat Song)

Bonus Episode: Robogirl (the adventures of)

In this Bonus Episode, Marty shares his brand new chiptune album "ROBOGIRL (the adventures of) in its entirety! Enjoy this rocking and emotional 8-bit soundtrack to an imaginary game!


Listen to and Download ROBOGIRL

-OUR HERO (Title Screen)

Episode 307: Super Kirby Duo

In this adorable and high-energy episode, the guys double up on 2 classic SNES Kirby soundtracks! Super Star and Dream Land 3 both have so much delightful, jazzy, exciting music it's mind-boggling! This episode will surely put a smile on your face!


Kirby Super Star - Jun Ishikawa & Dan Miyakawa - Nintendo - SNES - 1996
-Float Islands
-White Wing Dynablade
-Marshmallow Castle
-Candy Mountain
-Run, Kirby, Run!
-Hilltop Chase
-Grape Garden
-Meta Knight Defeated
-Floating Away
-Gladiator Kirby
Kirby's Dream Land 3 - Jun Ishikawa - Nintendo - SNES - 1997
-Grass Land 1
-Grass Land 2
-Ripple Field 1
-Ripple Field 2
-Sand Canyon 1
-Sand Canyon 3
-Mission Failed

Episode 306: Xenoblade Chronicles

In this long-awaited episode, the guys dive deep into the incredible music of the Xenoblade Chronicles series! The composers of this series have created a diverse musical tone that carries the torch of classic video game music, while also standing on its own. Enjoy some beautiful music!


Xenoblade Chronicles - Manami Kiyota , ACE+, Yoko Shimomura - Nintendo - Wii - 2010
-Satorl, the Shimmering Marsh (Night)
-Main Theme
-Colony 9 (Night)
-Gaur Plains (Day)
-Frontier Village (Day)
-Imperial Capital Agniratha
-Mechanical Rhythm
-Engage the Enemy
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Yasunori Mitsuda, ACE+, Kenji Hiramatsu, Manami Kiyota - Nintendo - Switch - 2017
-Elysium, in the Blue Sky
-Spirit Crucible Elpys
-The Ancient Vessel
-Where We Used to Be
-Kingdom of Uraya (Night)

Episode 305: Even More Modern Chiptunes

This week, the guys check back in with the world of Modern Chiptunes! There is some incredible music being created in this passionate community, and this episode showcases some of the very best of it. WARNING: Extremely good music lies ahead...

  • MovieMovies1 - BotB: Commodore Trilogy - Mushroom Argument
  • potato-tan - Tobu Tobu Girl - The Ascending Adventure
  • Chip Champion - BotB: Summer Chip VII - For Glory or Survival (Boss Theme)
  • Purely Grey - Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 6 - Sunset Bridge
  • Shnabubula - Surfing the Subway
  • JIR-0 - BotB: Winter Chip XIII - Happy Thoughts ~ Let's Start Anew!
  • tenfour - When Northern Lights Go Down
  • chibi-tech - Psycho Somatic Generation - Smugface Mafia
  • petet - BotB: Winter Chip XIII - Pit Fight Fanfare
  • Fearofdark - Exit Plan - Handsome Guy
  • Ricora - Blooming Summer Sky, Flower of Love
  • Joe Swensen - Autumn is With Me - Love at First Fight
  • sen-pi - BotB: Winter Chip XIII - Spooky Girl
  • Purely Grey - Searchlight 005 - Summertime
  • H-Mister - Willpower
  • chibi-tech - Psycho Somatic Generation - Movement Of The Swift Peregrine
  • th4 D34D - BotB: Winter Chip XIII - Descendants of the Dragon Order
  • Joshua Morse - The Waveform Collection - C.S. Bossa (Zackery Wilson Remix)
  • TQ-Jam - Fuchsia Red Sky
  • +TEK - Space Disko

Episode 304: Katamari Damacy

In this episode, the guys spotlight on the wacky and adorable music of the Katamari series! Focusing on Katamari Damacy, We Love Katamari, and Katamari Forever. The composers of this series deftly fused together jazz, lounge, pop and electronic with delicious results. This playlist is guaranteed to make you smile!


Katamari Damacy - Yuu Miyake, Asuka Sakai, Yoshihito Yano, Hideki Tobeta - Namco - PS2 - 2004
-Katamari on the Rocks
-Fugue #7777
-Lonely Rolling Star
-Katamari Stars
-Wanda Wanda
-Que Sera Sera
-Cherry Blossom Color Season
We Love Katamari - Asuka Sakai, Yu Miyake, Hideki Tobeta, Yoshihito Yano - Namco - PS2 - 2005
-Katamari on the Swing
-Overture II
-Tsuyogari Katamari
-Heaven's Rain
-Beautiful Star
Katamari Forever - Yuu Miyake, Asuka Sakai, Yoshihito Yano, Hideki Tobeta - Namco - PS3 - 2009
-Katamari on the Rhodes
-Katamari on the Wings
-Scorching Savanna
-Katamaresort Song
-Katamari On The Funk

Episode 303: Favorites with Carlos

It's time for another installment of Favorites with Friends! This time, Karl & Will welcome longtime friend of the show- the infamous Carlos! He brings in a wonderful playlist of some of his favorite VGM to share and discuss with the guys. Enjoy!


Street Fighter II - Yoko Shimomura - Ryu's Theme
Life Force - Miki Higashino - Meteorolite
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Kenichi Matsubara - The Silence of the Daylight
Jackal - Shinya Sakamoto - Stage 2
Mega Man 3 - Yasuaki Fujita - Shadow Man
Super Castlevania IV - Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudo - Treasure Room
Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Mystic Invasion
Kirby's Dreamland 2 - Hirokazu Ando - Red Canyon
Wave Race 64 - Kazumi Totaka - Castle City
Street Fighter Alpha - Naoshi Mizuta - Chun-Li's Stage
The King of Fighters '97 - Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan - Bloody
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 - Kouta Takahashi - Naked Glow
Star Cruiser - Toshiya Yamanaka - To the Distant Daylight
Guilty Gear XX - Koichi Seiyama/Daisuke Ishiwatari - Blue Water Blue Sky
La-Mulana - Houryu Samejima - Curse of Ocean
Super Hang-On 20th Anniversary Collection - Katsuhiro Hayashi/Koichi Namiki - Outride a Crisis -Mickey Arrange Ver.