Episode 323: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

This week, in the second of a two-parter, Karl & Will spotlight on the incredible soundtrack to Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge! Composed by "The Dream Team", this was the most dynamic and interactive Lucasarts adventure game score ever made. Enjoy!

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Michael Land, Clint Bajakian and Peter McConnell - Lucasarts - PC - 1991
-Deep in the Caribbean
-Scabb Island Beach
-Scabb Island Map Theme
-Largo LaGrande
-Woodtick
-The International House of Mojo
-Captain Dread
-Look Behind You: A Three-Headed Monkey
-The Bone Master and Walt
-Booty Bootique
-Stan's Previously Owned Coffins
-Diving for the Mad Monkey
-The Waterfall
-Rum Rogers Jr.
-Governor Marley's Mardi Gras Fish Fry
-Jojo the Monkey
-Rapp Scallion and his Steamin' Weenies
-The Screaming Chair
-The End...?

Episode 322: The Secret of Monkey Island

In this very swashbuckling episode, Karl & Will focus on one of their favorite and most nostalgic video game soundtracks: The Secret of Monkey Island! Composed by Michael Land, this score deftly combined elements of reggae, calypso and classical music into something timeless and wonderful. Enjoy!

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The Secret of Monkey Island - Michael Land - Lucasfilm Games - PC - 1990
-Opening Theme
-Introduction
-Chapter Screen
-The Scumm Bar
-LeChuck's Theme
-Following the Shopkeeper
-Melee Island
-The Voodoo Shop
-Guybrush and Elaine
-Stan's Previously Used Ships
-The Fettucini Brothers
-The Journey
-Monkey Island
-The Cannibal Village
-Ghost Ship Shuffle
-Organ Prelude
-Closing Themes
-Monkey Island Rock Remix

Episode 321: Tim Follin

Featuring an Exclusive Interview!

In this incredibly exciting episode, Karl & Will focus on one of the most legendary figures in video game music: Tim Follin! The guys get a rare chance to sit down and talk with Tim about his career and his unique approach to video game music. This is truly an episode you will not want to miss!

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LED Storm - Tim Follin - Software Creations - ZX Spectrum - 1989
-Title
Silver Surfer - Tim & Geoff Follin - Arcadia Systems - NES - 1990
-BGM 1
Plok - Tim & Geoff Follin - Tradewest - Super NES - 1993
-Beach
Treasure Master - Tim Follin - American Softworks - NES - 1991
-Title Theme
Pictionary - Tim Follin - LJN - NES - 1990
-Drawing Game
Gauntlet III - Tim & Geoff Follin - U.S. Gold - Commodore 64 - 1991
-Title
Time Trax - Tim Follin - Black Pearl - Mega Drive - cancelled
-Stages 4, 6
Starsky & Hutch - Tim Follin - Empire Interactive - PS2 - 2003
-Stick Around 'til 1:00
Solstice - Tim Follin - Software Creations - NES - 1990
-Title

Episode 320: Professor Layton

In this episode, Karl & Will explore the beautiful and unique music of the Professor Layton series! The guys discuss how series composer Tomohito Nishiura carved out a perfect musical tone to fit the inquisitive, calm but emotional nature of these puzzle games.

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Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - DS - 2007
-Theme of Professor Layton
-St. Mystere
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - DS - 2007
-London
-Lost Forest
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - DS - 2008
-The Unwound Future
-Puzzle Battle
-Memories
Professor Layton and the Last Specter - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - DS - 2009
-Theme of the Devil's Flute
-Town of Water ~ Misthallery Day
-Theme of the Last Battle
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - 3DS - 2011
-Miracle Mask Theme
-Puzzles Abound
-Jeab Descole
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - 3DS - 2012
-Opening Theme
-Barroom
-The City at Night
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - 3DS - 2013
-The Azran Legacy
-London Streets Remapped
Layton's Mystery Journey - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - 3DS - 2017
-Main Theme

Episode 319: Deep Cuts

In this episode, Karl & Will present a playlist of music from the biggest and most beloved video game composers. However, these are tracks from titles that are very obscure and in many cases from before these talented people broke big in the industry. Enjoy some amazing music that you may not have heard, from composers you have!

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Motocross Maniacs - Michiru Yamane - Konami - Game Boy - 1989
-BGM 4
Algarna - Yuzo Koshiro - M.N.M. - Sharp X68 - 1991
-Opening
Nazo no Murasame Jō - Koji Kondo - Nintendo - FDS - 1986
-Murasame Jo BGM
F-1 Dream - Yoko Shimomura - Capcom - TG-16 - 1989
-Challenge
Myth: The Fallen Lords - Martin O'Donnell - Bungie - PC - 1997
-The Siege of Madrigal
Square's Tom Sawyer - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Famicom - 1989
-Town
SmartBall - Akira Yamaoka - Sony Imagesoft - SNES - 1994
-Town
Star Ghost - David Wise - Squarehead - Wii U - 2016
-Main Theme
Armored Hunter Gunhound EX - Kinuyo Yamashita - AGM - PC - 2014
-Choose Your Destiny
Pro Moves Soccer - Jesper Kyd - ASCII - Genesis - 1993
-Introduction
Game no Kanzume - Jun Senoue - Sega - Sega CD - 1994
-BGM 2
Son Son II - Manami Matsumae - Capcom - TG-16 - 1989
-Credits
Front Mission: Gun Hazard - Yasunori Mitsuda - Square - Super Famicom - 1996
-Emotion
Fuurai no Shiren GB2 - Koichi Sugiyama - ChunSoft - Game Boy Color - 2000
-Going to Tabigarasu
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Marz - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi - Sega - PS2 - 2003
-Fierce Fight
Radar Mission - Kenji Yamamoto - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1990
-Title Screen
Extreme Assault - Chris Huelsbeck - Blue Byte - PC - 1997
-Intro
Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Jake Kaufman - Warner Bros. - DS - 2010
-Atlantis Exploration
Armored Hunter Gunhound EX - Kinuyo Yamashita - AGM - PC - 2014
-Fields of Artillery

Episode 318: Kingdom Hearts

In this LONG overdue episode, Karl & Will focus on the gorgeous and emotional music of the Kingdom Hearts series. The guys discuss how series composer Yoko Shimomura has created a truly unique and powerful musical tone for these games. Enjoy!

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Kingdom Hearts - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PS2 - 2002
-Dearly Beloved
-Destiny Islands
-Kairi I
Kingdom Hearts II - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PS2 - 2005
-Lazy Afternoons
-The 13th Struggle
-Sinister Sundown
-Fate of the Unknown (Final Mix)
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PS2 - 2007
-Scythe of Petals
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days - Yoko Shimomura - Square - DS - 2009
-Critical Drive
-Musique pour la tristesse de Xion
-Vector to the Heavens
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PSP - 2010
-Tears of the Light
-Peaceful Hearts
-The Silent Forest
-Dark Impetus (Final Mix)
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance - Yoko Shimomura - Square - 3DS - 2012
-One for All
-Distant from You...
-L'Oscurita dell'Ignot
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PSP - 2010
-Dearly Beloved

Bonus Episode: Hero of Legend

In this very exciting Bonus Episode, Karl, Will & Marty share their brand new album "Hero of Legend" in its entirety. This album of original 8-bit music is the first in a 3-part series honoring the legendary music of the Zelda series, particularly that of Koji Kondo. Enjoy this journey into the world of Hyroica! You can download the album by clicking the image below!

01. Prologue (Waterfall)
02. Hyroica Field (Overworld)
03. Wizard’s Tale
04. Dungeon
05. Angel's Song
06. Iona Village
07. Aurelia Sea
08. Skulls & Bones (Graveyard)
09. Cordella Village (Waking Up & Setting Off)
10. Shop
11. Akari Forest (Night)
12. Sword & Shield
13. Courtyard of the Forgotten King
14. Dark Palace
15. The Demon Prince
16. Prince Koji
17. The Hero's Triumph (Ending)

Episode 317: Sick Day

This week, the guys take an emotional and mental "Sick Day" as they relax, put their feet up, and play some of their absolute favorite and most comforting video game music! Enjoy!

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F-Zero - Yumiko Kanki - SNES - Silence
Mario Kart 8 - Atsuko Asahi - Wii U - Title Theme
Super Mario Bros. 2 - Koji Kondo - NES - Ending
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Yoshiaki Kashima - Genesis - Special Stage
Rayman Origins - Christophe Héral - PS3/Xbox 360 - The Lums' Dream
Rockman & Forte - Akari Kaida - Super Famicom - Coldman
Mario Kart: Super Circuit - Kenichi Nishimaki - GBA - Sky Garden
Akumajō Densetsu - Hidenori Maezawa/Jun Funahashi - Famicom - Prelude
Pop'n Music 12 – Dream Line Out - Arcade - Magical Voice Shower
Super Mario 64 - Koji Kondo - N64 - Staff Roll
Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - SNES - Secret of The Forest
The Secret of Monkey Island - Michael Land - PC - Guybrush & Elaine
Star Fox - Hajime Hirasawa - SNES - Main Theme
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Koji Kondo - Lost Woods
Super Mario Odyssey - Naoto Kubo - Switch - Jump Up, Super Star!
Sonic Mega Collection - Hideaki Kobayashi - Gamecube - Intro
Yoshi's Island - Koji Kondo - SNES - Crystal Caves
Super Fantasy Zone - Naoki Kodaka - Genesis - Water Melody
Mighty Switch Force - Jake Kaufman - 3DS - Whoa I'm In Space Cuba