Episode 339: Menu Music

Today's special is a fresh, heaping helping of video game menu themes! This playlist is chock-full of some of the finest pieces of VGM ever composed. We've got your data selects, we've got your pause menu themes, we've got your main menus. Bon Appétit!

E339.jpg

Perfect Dark - Grant Kirkhope - Menu Theme

Stardew Valley - Eric Barone - Load Game

Gran Turismo 3 - Isamu Ohira - Light Velocity (Dealership Menu)

Star Fox - Hajime Hirasawa - Controls

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - SEGA Sound Team - Data Select

Wii Shop Channel Music - Kazumi Totaka

Dark Souls - Motoi Sakuraba - Souls of Fire (Menu Theme)

Metroid Prime - Kenji Yamamoto - Main Menu

Super Mario 64 - Koji Kondo - File Select

Pebble Beach Golf Links - Shigekazu Kamaki - Menu

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Koji Kondo - Menu Selection

Sim City - Soyo Oka - Menu

Far Cry 5 - Dan Romer - Pause Menu 2

ATP Tour Championship Tennis - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Menu 1 & 3

Sonic Mega Collection - Hideaki Kobayashi - Game Menu

The Last of Us - Gustavo Santaolalla - Main Menu

Wii U eShop Music (Holidays 2015) - Unknown

Super Mario All-Stars - Soyo Oka - Game Select

Persona 4 - Shoji Meguro - A Corner of Memory

The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage - Bandai Namco - Idol Menu

Episode 338: Jikkyou Powerful Pro

Finally, the episode everyone is waiting for…or not. Karl & Will focus on some surprisingly outstanding music from Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu, a series of Baseball games from Konami. The guys play music from 6 series titles released on the PSP. Enjoy some chill, fun & feel-good VGM!

E338.jpg

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 1 - Tomoaki Hirono, Shoichi Tanaka, Masahiko Kimura - Konami - PSP - 2006
-Load the Bases
-Take 1 For the Team
-Pinch Hitter
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 2 - Tomoaki Hirono, Shoichi Tanaka, Masahiko Kimura - Konami - PSP - 2007
-Moonshot
-Road Game
-Put on Your Rally Cap
-Left on Base
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 3 - Tomoaki Hirono, Shoichi Tanaka, Masahiko Kimura - Konami - PSP - 2008
-Pennant Race
-Off-Day
-Spring Training
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 4 - Tomoaki Hirono, Shoichi Tanaka, Masahiko Kimura - Konami - PSP - 2009
-Home Opener
-Extra Innings
-7th Inning Stretch
-Perfect Game!
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012 - Tomoaki Hirono, Shoichi Tanaka, Masahiko Kimura - Konami - PSP - 2012
-Hit for the Cycle
-Scoring Position
-Power Hitter
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 - Tomoaki Hirono, Shoichi Tanaka, Masahiko Kimura - Konami - PSP - 2013
-Bottom of the 9th
-Five and Dive
-Rain Delay

Episode 337: Rayman Legends

In this episode, the guys focus on the phenomenal soundtrack to Rayman Legends! Lead composer Christophe Heral crafted one of the most creative, funny, eclectic and memorable scores of the past 10 years. Enjoy some top tier VGM!

E337.jpg

Rayman Legends - Cristophe Heral, Billy Martin - Ubisoft - Various - 2013

-Breathing Fire! (Album Ver.).

-Main Theme - Babel Tower

-Gallery Map - Teensies in Trouble

-Medieval Forest (Album Ver.)

-Storming the Castle

-Creepy Castle

-Gallery Map - Toad Story

-When the Wind Blows

-Ray and the Beanstalk (Album Ver.)

-Lost in the Clouds

-Fiesta de los Muertos

-Lucha Libre Get Away (Album Ver.)

-Dive Another Day (Album Ver.)

-Strategy & Spying (Album Ver.)

-Hell's Gate (Album Ver.)

-Olympus Maximus - Invaded (Album Ver.)

-Orchestral Chaos

-Grannies World Tour

-20,000 Lums Under the Sea (Album Mix)

-The Spy Who Kicked Me

Episode 336: Bad Music 4

You all asked for it...literally. For the fourth time on the podcast, Karl & Will are punished with some of the worst video game music that was ever composed. This is by far the most requested follow-up topic. The good news is, the music here is so bad that it provides plenty of laughs. Enjoy?

E336.jpg

Roadblasters - Brad Fuller - Track 1 & 4

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle - Chikako Kamatani - Item C

Gaudi: Barcelona no Kaze - Unknown - BGM 15

Cyborg Justice - András Magyari - Level 1 & Intro

Super Conflict: The Mideast - Robert Ridihalgh - Battle

Dirty Harry - Steven Samler & Elliott Delman - Track 10

God Hand - Masafumi Takada, Jun Fukuda - Smoking Roll

Second Samurai - Brian Marshall - Main Theme

Fun House - Unknown - Track 2

Shove It! - Unknown - Main BGM

Shining Wisdom - Motoaki Takenouchi - Introduction

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Crossroads of Time - Novotrade Sound Team - Abandon Ship

Image Fight - Masahiko Ishida - Level 1

Salmon-Pink Max - Unknown - Stage Theme

Mario Kart 7 - Satomi Terui - Rosalina's Ice World

Paperboy 2 - Andy Armer - Training Course

Super Chinese 3 - Akinori Sawa - Track 1

Sonic Adventure DX - Jun Senoue - Believe in Myself (Tails' Theme)

Skull & Crossbones - Don Diekneite, Brad Fuller - Track 11

Episode 335: 8-Bit Lost Treasures

In this episode, the guys present a hand-picked collection of obscure awesome 8-Bit music that you probably haven't heard! Who doesn't like discovering new music? Enjoy these "Lost Treasures."

E335.jpg

Tenchi wo Kurau II - Yasuaki (Bun Bun) Fujita - Famicom - Title Screen
Monster Traveler - Katsuhisa Hattori - Game Boy - BGM 7
Flying Warriors - Akinori Sawa - NES - Tournament
Momotarou Katsugeki - Hudson Sound Team - TurboGrafx-16 - Lava Cave
Nishimura Kyoutarou Mystery: Blue Train Satsujin Jiken - Akihito Hayashi - Famicom - Track 8
The Treasure of Usas - Kazuhiko Uehara, Kinuyo Yamashita - MSX2 - Stage 5
F-1 Sensation - Tomoya Tomita, Jun Chuma - NES - Race Theme 2
Gekitou Power Modeler - Koichi Fujiwara - Game Boy - Opening
Armed Dragon Fantasy Villgust - Yuko Sano, Shinji Amagishi - NES - King's Castle
Kuusou Kagaku Sekai: Gulliver Boy - Kohei Tanaka - TurboGrafx-16 - House Toscani
Power Rangers: Time Force - Iku Mizutani - Game Boy - Megazord Battle
F1 Spirit 3D Special - Masahiro Ikariko - MSX - Title Screen
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa - Atsushi Fujio, Seiichi Fukami, Kouji Murata - Famicom - A Rattle Samba
Cross Wiber - Hiroto Saitoh - TurboGrafx-16 - Chapter 4
Legend of the Double Moon - Motoaki Takenouchi - NES - Main Theme
Yamamura Misa Suspense - Yuko Sano, Yuko Shimokawa - Famicom - Title Screen
New Century GPX Cyber Formula - Yusuke Takahama - Game Boy - BGM 2
Werewolf: The Last Warrior - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yusuke Takahama - NES - No More Heroes Boy
Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Poi Poi - Akihito Hayashi, Shinji Amagishi - Famicom - You Win!

Episode 334: Marcato Radio 13

It's time for another installment of Marcato Radio! Once again, it's another non-stop collection of outstanding video game music. Some you've heard before, and many you have not. How many tracks can YOU recognize? Enjoy!

E334.jpg

Jinmon Yuugi - Akira Sato - PC-98 - BGM4
Ganbare Goemon: Kuru Nara Koi - Junko Karashima - PS1 - Impact Battle 2
Sangokushi III - Minoru Mukaiya - SNES - Ravishing Maiden
BotB Spring Tracks VII - Jimmyoshi - Shoot for the Moon
Yoshi's Woolly World - Tomoya Tomita - Wii U - Across the Fluttering Dunes
Baten Kaitos Origins - Motoi Sakuraba - Gamecube - Le ali del principio
Light Crusader - Aki Hata - Genesis - Title Screen, Boss Defeated
Fighting EX Layer - Shinji Hosoe - PS4 - Garuda Cave Theme
Tengai Makyo Zero - Toshiyuki Sasagawa - SNES - Peaceful Village
Gurumin - Falcom JDK - PSP - Soaring Through Azure Sadness
Assassins Creed Origins - Sarah Schachner - PS4/Xbox One - Main Theme
BotB Spring Tracks VII - petet - Heart of the Matter
Gran Turismo 6 - Akimasa Yamada - PS3 - Lotus in dam
Shin Momotarou Densetsu - Kazuyuki Sekiguchi - SNES - Kaguya, the Princess of the Moon
Cosmic Psycho - Yuki Nakayama - X68000 - Neptune
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - Ryo Nagamatsu - 3DS - Hytopia
Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - SNES - The Birds Fly in the Sky, the Fish Swim in the River
Overcooked 2 - Oliver Wood - Switch - Ravenous Rapids
Tales of the Abyss - Bump of Chicken - PS2 - Karma (Instrumental)
Beatmania IIDX 24 - Nekomata Gekidan - Arcade - AsiaN Distractive

Episode 333: Super Mario Galaxy

In this cosmic episode, Karl & Will dive deep into one of the greatest video game soundtracks of all time: Super Mario Galaxy! The guys discuss why Mahito Yokota's score to this 2007 Wii game is so groundbreaking. Enjoy some of the finest VGM in this galaxy or any other!

E333.jpg

Super Mario Galaxy - Mahito Yokota & Koji Kondo - Nintendo - Wii - 2007
-Overture
-Starbit Festival
-Enter the Galaxy
-Good Egg Galaxy
-Honeyhive Galaxy
-Space Junk Galaxy
-Rosalina's Story Theme
-Battlerock Galaxy
-Beach Bowl Galaxy
-To the Gateway
-Rosalina in the Observatory (2 & 3)
-Buoy Base Galaxy
-Enter Bowser Jr.!
-Gusty Garden Galaxy
-Bowser, Great Koopa King
-Ghostly Galaxy (Waltz of the Boos)
-Melty Molten Galaxy
-Bowser's Galaxy Reactor
-Battle for the Grand Star
-Birth

Episode 332: Listener Show & Tell 7

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!

E332.jpg

(Sean F) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - David Wise - Wing Ding (Outside)
(Phil B) Stunt Race FX – Shinobu Amayake - Aqua Tunnel
(Jass) Kero Blaster - Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya - Stage 3 (OXOX Hotel)
(Mat P) Layton Brothers: Mystery Room - Yuzo Koshiro, Takeshi Arai, Takeshi Yanagawa - Investigating the Crime Scene
(Charles H) Faxanadu - Jun Chikuma - Land of the Dwarves
(Stuart M) LittleBigPlanet PS Vita - Todd Baker - The Big Ride
(Jackson B) Pokémon TCG 2 - Ichiro Shimakura - Duel Vs. Great Rocket
(Elizabeth) Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Yasunori Mitsuda - Theosoir Day (Shadow of the Lowlands)
(Carlos) Night Striker - Masahiko Takaki, Arr. Hisayoshi Ogura - Urban Trail
(Andrew L) TMNT: Turtles In Time - Mariachi Entertainment System - Sewer Surfin (Mariachi Cover)
(Coleman S) Kamiko - Misoka - Kamiko Theme Song
(Chris L) 20XX - Brandon Ellis - Vaculabs [Identity Crisis]
(Wesley M) Onigiri - Takahiro Eguchi - Please Stay A Little Longer
(Chip C) WarioWare Gold - Yasuhisa Baba, Daichi Aoki, Kazuki Komai, etc. - Special Attack!
(Brandon S) Lost Odyssey - Nobuo Uematsu - A Mighty Enemy Appears!
(Jordan G) Final Fantasy X-2 - Noriko Matsueda & Takahito Eguchi - Eternity: Memory of Lightwaves
(Cain S) Rayman - Rémi Gazel - Harmony
(Lee M) Napple Tale - Yoko Kanno - Ball Jar
(Jon E) Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - Takeru Kanazaki - The Heritors of Arcadia
(Andrew V & Michael B) Jak 3 - Josh Mancell - Metalhead Hunt & Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Masayoshi Soken - On Westerly Winds