80s

Episode 224: 1988

For the second-to-last episode of the season, Karl & Will explore the year 1988 in video game music! This was an enormously important year, which saw the release of some of the most classic 8-bit and Arcade soundtracks. Enjoy this trip back to the 80s!

Ninja Gaiden - Keiji Yamagishi & Ryuichi Nitta - NES
-Pushing Onward
Final Fantasy II - Nobou Uematsu - Famicom
-Village Theme
Blaster Master - Naoki Kodaka - NES
-Area 1
Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Tamayo Kawamoto - Arcade
-Stage 2: The Village of Decay
Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi - NES
-Metal Man Stage
Gradius II - Shinji Tasaka, Motoaki Furukawa, Kenichi Matsubara - NES
-Burning Heat (Stage 1)
Super Dodge Ball - Kazuo Sawa - NES
-U.S.S.R. Theme
Galaxy Force - Katsuhiro Hayashi & Koichi Namiki - Arcade
-Alone Fighter
Super Mario Bros. 2 - Koji Kondo - NES
-Overworld
Bionic Commando - Junko Tamiya - NES
-Processing Plants
Snatcher - Masahiro Ikariko & Mutsuhiko Izumi - MSX2
-Theme of Snatcher (Part 2)
Power Drift - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Arcade
-Like The Wind (B Course)
Dragon Quest 3 - Koichi Sugiyama - Famicom
-Ending Theme
Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter - Yuzo Koshiro - PC-88
-To Make the End of Battle
LED Storm - Tim Follin - ZX Spectrum
-Title
Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - NES
-Athletic
Super Contra - Kazuki Muraoka & Motoaki Furukawa - Arcade
-Area 2
Bad Dudes - Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida - NES
-Stage 2
Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally - Soyo Oka - FDS
-Title Theme
The Scheme - Yuzo Koshiro - PC-88
-Challenging Tomorrow