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

Episode 328: Show & Tell 25

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 awesome VGM!

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Splatoon 2 - Toru Minegishi, Ryo Nagamatsu - Nintendo - Switch - 2018
-Undertow
Fighting EX Layer - Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Takayuki Aihara - Arika - PS4 - 2018
-Elevated Railway
Adventures of Lolo - Hideki Kanazashi – HAL - NES - 1989        
-Stage Theme 1
Trouble Outsiders - Shiori Ueno - Petit - PC-98 - 1996
-A Battle with Destiny
Adventure Island - Jun Chikuma - Sunsoft - NES - 1986
-Area 1 Round 1
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 2 - Tomoaki Hirono, Shoichi Tanaka - Konami - PSP - 2007
-BGM 3
Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentou Denetsu – Maki Tanimoto & Norituki Iwadare – Falcom - Mega Drive - 1991
-Track 14
After-School Boy - Konami Kukeiha Club - Konami - DS - 2008
-G-Men '75
Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de – Keroppi Inoue, Noriko Takahashi - Konami - Super Famicom - 1996
-Pro Wrestling
Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness - Yoko Kanno - Koei - TurboGrafx CD - 1991
-Beacon
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Hideki Sakamoto - Nintendo - Switch - 2018
-Main Theme
Tancla - Spring Tracks VII - 2018
-Ceramic Ivy
Secret of the Stars – Tukushi Sasaki - Tecmo - SNES - 1993
-Aqutallion Overworld
Fairy Tail: Portable Guild - Yasuharu Takanashi - Konami - PSP - 2010
-Boss 1
Bomberman Max: Red Challenger – Unknown Composer – Hudson - Game Boy - 2000
-Pitch Menu Select
The Alliance Alive - Masashi Hamauzu - Atlus - 3DS - 2017
-Ignition
River King: Mystic Valley - Unknown Composer - Rising Star - DS - 2008
-Title Theme
Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis - Yasunori Mitsuda - Square - PS4 - 2017
-Main Theme

Episode 327: Final Fantasy 8 & 9

In this very exciting episode, Karl & Will present a dual spotlight on two incredible scores from a beloved series: Final Fantasy 8 & 9! The guys discuss the elements that Nobuo Uematsu brought to these scores to make them so captivating, eclectic and emotional. Enjoy!

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Final Fantasy VIII - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Playstation - 1999
-Waltz for the Moon
-Liberi Fatali
-Balamb Garden
-Don't be Afraid
-Julia
-Succession of Witches
-The Castle
-The Successor
-Ending Theme (edit)
-My Mind
Final Fantasy IX - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Playstation - 2000
-The Place I'll Return to Someday
-Memories Erased by a Storm
-Vamo' Alla Flamenco
-A Song From Her Memory  (mix with The Layers of Harmony)
-Esto Gaza
-Aboard the Hilda Garde
-Terra
-You Are Not Alone
-Behind the Door

Episode 326: The Video Game Music Sound

In this exciting Season 14 Premiere, Karl & Will explore the many elements that coalesce to make up the classic and unmistakable video game music sound. Enjoy this unique look at what separates VGM as an art form!

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Kirby: Planet Robobot - Hirokazu Ando - Lively Street (Town Area)
Super Mario Bros. 2 - Koji Kondo - Overworld
Castlevania - Kinuyo Yamashita & Satoe Terashima - Wicked Child
Street Fighter II - Yoko Shimomura - Guile's Theme
Actraiser - Yuzo Koshiro - Fillmoa
Plucky Montage (Intermezzo, Wind Scene, New Sunlight)
Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II - Mieko Ishikawa & Atsushi Shirakawa - Field
Rudra No Hihou - Ryuji Sasai - Earth Bound
Mega Man X - Alph Lyla - Boomer Kuwanger Stage
4-3-2-1 Montage (Green Hill Zone, Opening Demo, Run, Jump, Throw, Ilia's Theme)
Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Secret of the Forest
Final Fantasy VI - Nobuo Uematsu - Battle Theme
Yoshi's Island - Koji Kondo - Final Boss
Star Fox Assault - Yoshie Arakawa & Yoshinori Kawamoto - Katina
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius - Noriyasu Agematsu - Monument Valley
Ys Seven - Falcom Sound Team JDK - Vacant Interference
Zan 3 Spirits - Motoi Sakuraba - Ending

Episode 324: Original Showcase 13

It's time for another installment of Original Showcase! These episodes, done once a season, are when the guys share their own original music they have composed for various projects and albums. Enjoy an eclectic mix of music by the Super Marcato Bros!

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Karl Brueggemann - Growler
Will Brueggemann - Husband Ensured - End Titles
Karl Brueggemann - High Flyer - High Flyer
Will Brueggemann - Antigone - Antigone and Ismene
Karl Brueggemann - Spring Tracks VII - Exothermia
Super Marcato Bros. - Hero of Legend - Hyroica Field (Overworld)
Super Marcato Bros. - Hero of Legend - Aurelia Sea
Super Marcato Bros. - Hero of Legend - Sword & Shield
Super Marcato Bros. - In Days of Old - Secret of the Jade Amulet
Super Marcato Bros. - In Days of Old - Battle on the Mountain
Will Brueggemann - UMD Discovery Long Theme
Karl Brueggemann - High Flyer - Equinesis
Marty Brueggemann - Robogirl (The Adventures of) - LADY V
Will Brueggemann - Husband Ensured - Joyce Takes Action
Karl Brueggemann - Spring Tracks VII - Facing Your Formidable Fate
Super Marcato Bros. - Unstable Scientific - Forest Theme
Will Brueggemann - Dr. Acula's Malevolent Manor - Epilogue
Karl Brueggemann - Winter Chip XIII - Walk the Walk
Will Brueggemann - Send You On