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

Episode 266: NieR

In this episode, Karl & Will dive into the remarkably beautiful score to NieR. This one of a kind RPG soundtrack features expressive and intimate vocals by Emi Evans, and gorgeous melodies by Keiichi Okabe and company. Enjoy some top shelf VGM!

NieR - Keiichi Okabe, Emi Evans - Square Enix - PS3/Xbox 360 - 2010
-Snow in Summer
-Hills of Radiant Winds
-Song of the Ancients / Devola
-The Wretched Automatons
-City of Commerce
-Song of the Ancients / Popla
-The Prestigious Mask
-Temple of the Drifting Sands
-The Ultimate Weapon
-Dispossession / Strings Ver.
-Yonah / Piano Ver.
-The Dark Colossus Destroys All
-Kaine / Salvation
-Dance of the Evanescent
-Emil / Sacrifice
-Ashes of Dreams / New
-This Dream

Episode 265: The Mother Series

In this long-overdue episode, Karl & Will spotlight on the 3 entries in the beloved Mother series! The guys discuss what makes the music to this series of Nintendo RPGs so wonderfully weird and unique. Enjoy some incredible VGM!

Mother - Hirokazu Tanaka, Keiichi Suzuki - Nintendo - Famicom - 1989
-A Ghastly Site
-Pollyanna (I Believe in You)
-Yucca Desert
Earthbound - Hirokazu Tanaka, Keiichi Suzuki - Nintendo - Super NES - 1994
-Opening Credits
-Your Name, Please
-Enjoy Your Stay
-Happy-Happy is Blue
-The Metropolis of Fourside
-Smiles and Tears
Mother 3 - Shogo Sakai - Nintendo - GBA - 2006
-Love Theme/Mom's Hometown
-To Sunshine Forest
-Fight With Mecha-Drago
-Monkey's Delivery Service
-Unfounded Revenge
-Porky's Porkies
-New Pork Bossa

Episode 264: Listener Show & Tell 5

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!

Peter T - Midnight Resistance - BGM 2 - Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida - Genesis
Alex M - Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure - Banson's Aria - Gene Rozenberg - DS
Luigi B - Xenoblade Chronicles - Main Theme - Yoko Shimomura - Wii
John F - La-Mulana - Mr. Explorer - Takumi Naramura - PC
Connor G - The Binding of Isaac - Sacrificial - Danny Baranowsky - PC
Josh T - How tall does your philodendron grow? - jterlecki
Phil B - Civilization 5 - The Dream of Flight - Christopher Tin - PC
Stuart M - Secret of Evermore - Corridors of Silence - Jeremy Soule - SNES
Javier M - George Foreman's KO Boxing - Track 4 - Marshall Parker - Master System
Mathew D - Project Octopath Traveller - Main Theme - Unknown - Switch
Harrison S - Pokemon Sun & Moon - Aether President Lusamine Battle - Minako Adachi, Go Ichinose - 3DS
Jordan P - Wild Arms - Hope - Michiko Naruke - PS1
Luca C - Spanky's Quest - Boss - Kiyohiro Sada - SNES
Simon L - Palamedes - Stage 1 - Kiyohiro Sada - NES
Kjetil B - Drift Stage Vol. 1 - Main Theme - Myrone
Sean B - Bravely Default - His Name Is? - Revo - 3DS
Carlos - GB Memory Cartridge - Menu - Unknown - Game Boy
Steve V - Virginia - Main Titles - Lyndon Holland - PC
Brendan G - Freedom Wars - Jerusalem - Kemmei Adachi - Vita
Charles H - Castlevania: Lament of Innocence - Leon's Theme - Michiru Yamane - PS2

Bonus Episode: Askr

In this exciting Bonus Episode, the guys share their brand new soundtrack to the mythological sidescroller Askr, and discuss the making of each track as well. Enjoy! Additionally, you can listen to and download the soundtrack HERE

Askr - Super Marcato Bros. - 2017
-Title Theme
-Stage Select
-Hades Underworld
-Hades Boss Fight
-Stage Clear
-Mini Boss Fight
-Poseidon Boss Fight
-Game Over
-R'lyeh Stage (Hidden Area)
-Cthulhu Boss Fight (Hidden Boss)
-Arcadia Forest
-Pan Boss Fight
-A New Evil Rises
-Mount Olympus
-Zeus Boss Fight
-Frozen Yggdrasil
-Ymir the Ice Giant (Final Boss)
-Ending Theme

Episode 263: Yooka-Laylee Part 2 (with David Wise)

Featuring an Exclusive Interview!

In this very exciting second part, Karl & Will continue their spotlight on the music of Yooka Laylee! For week two, the guys focus on the tracks composed by David Wise, and a few by Steve Burke. The guys also unveil their exclusive conversation with David as well!

Yooka-Laylee - David Wise - Playtonic - PS4/Xbox One/PC/Switch - 2017
-Minecart Theme World 2
-Armed and Dangerous
-Minecart Theme World 1
-Tropic Trials
-Minecart Theme World 3
-Track Attack
-Up 'N' Nova (Steve Burke)
-Glaciators (Steve Burke)
-Minecart Theme World 5
Snake Pass - David Wise - Sumo - PS4/Xbox One/Switch - 2017
-Sog-Gee's Realm (Water World)-

--Thanks to David Wise for taking the time to talk with us!--

Episode 262: Yooka-Laylee Part 1 (with Grant Kirkhope)

Featuring an Exclusive Interview!

In this very exciting episode, Karl & Will begin their first in a two-week spotlight on the brand new Playtonic game Yooka Laylee! For week one, the guys focus on the tracks composed by Grant Kirkhope, and also get to chat with Grant as well!

Yooka-Laylee - Grant Kirkhope - Playtonic - PS4/Xbox One/PC/Switch - 2017
-Main Theme
-Shipwreck Creek
-Hivory Towers
-Frosty Fray
-World 4
-World 2
-Temple Theme
-World 5

--Thanks to Grant Kirkhope for taking the time to talk with us!--