Episode 240: Resident Evil

Just in time for Halloween, the guys, joined by Capcom's Tim Turi, explore the musical world of Resident Evil! Enjoy this collection of eerie, spooky, and sometimes surprisingly beautiful video game music. Happy Halloween!

Resident Evil - Makoto Tomozawa, Koichi Hiroki & Masami Ueda - Capcom - PS1/PC - 1996
-More Rooms, First Floor
Resident Evil 2 - Masami Ueda, Shusaku Uchiyama, Syun Nishigaki - Capcom - PS1/N64/PC - 1998
-Escape From Laboratory, Secure Place, The First Malformation of "G"
Resident Evil 3 - Masami Ueda, Saori Maeda - Capcom - PS1/PC/Dreamcast - 1999
-Free From Fear
Resident Evil: Code Veronica - Takeshi Miura, Hijiri Anze & Sanae Kasahara - Capcom - Dreamcast - 2000
-The Palace of The Insane
Resident Evil Survivor 2 - Makoto Iida - Capcom - Arcade/PS2 - 2002
-Stage 4
Resident Evil (Remake) - Shusaku Uchiyama, Makoto Tomozawa, Misao Senbongi - Capcom - Gamecube - 2002
-Moonlight Sonata
Resident Evil Zero - Seiko Kobuchi - Capcom - Gamecube - 2002
Resident Evil: Dead Aim - Nobuyoshi Sano - Capcom - PS2 - 2003
Resident Evil Outbreak - Akihiko Matsumoto - Capcom - PS2 - 2003
-Main Title Theme
Resident Evil 4 - Misao Senbongi, Shusaku Uchiyama - Capcom - Gamecube - 2005
-The Drive ~ First Contact, Bitores Mendez, Save Theme, Infiltration, Sorrow
Resident Evil 5 - Kota Suzuki, Akihiko Narita - Capcom - PS3/Xbox 360 - 2009
-Wesker Theme (Winds of Madness)
Resident Evil 6 - Akihiko Narita - Capcom - PS3/Xbox 360 - 2012
-Mercenaries Theme
Resident Evil 7 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Capcom - PS4/Xbox One - 2017
-Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Episode 236: Mega Man X (1-3)

In this very rocking episode, the guys focus on the first 3 entries in the Mega Man X series! These SNES scores perfectly encapsulate what was so special about 16-bit era video game music!

Mega Man X - Setsuo Yamamoto, Makoto Tomozawa, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama - Capcom - SNES - 1993
-Opening Stage
-Launch Octopus Stage
-Chill Penguin Stage
-Storm Eagle Stage
-Boomer Kuwanger Stage
-Armored Armadillo Stage
-Spark Mandrill Stage
Mega Man X2 - Yuki Iwai - Capcom - SNES - 1994
-Plot of the X-Hunters
-The Mavericks' Last Stand
-Weather Wizard
-Dangerous Reef
-Volcano's Fury
-Red Alert
-Sinister Gleam
Mega Man X3 - Kinuyo Yamashita - Capcom - SNES - 1995
-Opening Stage
-Gravity Beetle Stage
-Volt Catfish Stage
-Cast Roll
Mega Man X2 - Yuki Iwai - Capcom - SNES - 1994
-Panzer des Drachens (Play Out)

Episode 228: Okami

This week the guys explore the highly acclaimed PS2 soundtrack Okami! This is a long overdue spotlight on a very emotional, nuanced, and revered score! In addition, the guys announce the release of their albums Back in Orbit and Axiom that are both out today!

Okami - Masami Ueda, Rei Kondoh, Hiroshi Yamaguchi - Capcom - PS2 - 2006
-Race with Idaten
-Harami Lake
-Thank Goodness for Kokari
-Kokari's Dilemma
-Susano's Real Power
-Kamiki Festival
-Ryoshima Coast I
-Tsuzurao's Theme
-Kaguya's Departure
-Queen Himiko's Sorrow
-Orca's Theme
-Dragon Palace
- Inside the Water Dragon
-"Reset" ~"Thank You" Version~
-Promises Kept
-Sorrowful Goodbye
-Theme of the Celestials
-Theme of the Moon Tribe
-The Emperor of Eternal Darkness
-The Canine Warriors Theme

Download Karl's album Back in Orbit HERE and Will's album Axiom HERE

Episode 225: Manami Matsumae

Featuring an Exclusive Interview!

In the Season 9 Finale, Karl, Will & Marty spotlight on the career of the legendary Manami Matsumae! The guys were fortunate to have an exclusive interview with the composer behind the music of Mega Man, U.N. Squadron, Mighty No. 9, and many more. Enjoy this insightful look at one of the biggest talents in video game music.

Mega Man - Manami Matsumae - Capcom - NES - 1987
-Elec Man Stage, Cut Man Stage, Fire Man Stage
F-1 Dream - Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi - Capcom - Arcade - 1988
Dynasty Wars - Manami Matsumae - Capcom - Arcade - 1989
-Sishuiguan (Round 2)
U.N. Squadron - Manami Matsumae - Capcom - Arcade/SNES - 1989
-Thunder Cloud ~ Round 2, Front Line Base
Carrier Air Wing - Manami Matsumae - Capcom - Arcade - 1990
-Boss 2, Raid the Dockyard (Mission 4)
Batman: Return of the Joker - Manami Matsumae - Sunsoft - Game Boy - 1992
-Boss Fight
Looney Tunes - Manami Matsumae - Sunsoft - Game Boy - 1992
Adventures of Lolo - Manami Matsumae - HAL - Game Boy - 1994
-Area 1
Derby Stallion - Manami Matsumae - ASCII - PS1 - 1996
-Birth of A Legendary Horse
World 1-2 - Manami Matsumae - Brave Wave - 2013
-One Shot, One Kill
Shovel Knight - Manami Matsumae - Yacht Club Games - Wii U/PS4/Xbox One - 2014
-A Thousand Leagues Below (Iron Whale)
Mighty No. 9 - Manami Matsumae - Comcept - Wii U/PS4/Xbox One - 2016
-Main Theme, Beyond The Watery Vortex
Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions - Manami Matsumae - Sunsoft - Game Boy - 1994
-Boss Music

--Thanks to Matsumae-san for taking the time to talk with us!--

Episode 210: Mega Man 9 & 10

In this electrifying episode, Karl & Will explore the music of Mega Man 9 & 10! These games were love letters to the unforgettable 8-bit joy that was found in the original Mega Man games for the NES. Enjoy some killer VGM!

Mega Man 9 - Ippo Yamada, Ryo Kawakami, Yu Shimoda & Hiroki Isogai - Capcom - Wii/Xbox 360/PS3 - 2008
-Magma Burning
-Opening 1
-Concrete Jungle
-Plug Electric
-Splash Blue
-Hornet Dance
-Overdrive Scramble
-Thunder Tornado
-Flash in the Dark
-Staff Roll
Mega Man 10 - Ippo Yamada, Ryo Kawakami, Yu Shimoda & Hiroki Isogai - Capcom - Wii/Xbox 360/PS3 - 2010
-Desert Commando
-Fireball Strike
-Nitro Rider
-Solar Inferno
-Dr. Wily Stage Boss
-Abandoned Memory
-No Turning Back
-Heart of Enker
-Farewell to Ballade
-King of Blades

Bonus Episode: U.N. Squadron

It's another Bonus Thursday Episode! This time, Karl & Will spotlight on one of their most beloved and nostalgic soundtracks: U.N. Squadron! This wonderful side-scrolling shoot em up was composed by a powerhouse of Mega Man composers, led by Manami Matsumae. Enjoy the best tracks from both the SNES and Arcade versions!


U.N. Squadron – Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi, Mari Yamaguchi – Capcom – SNES/Arcade – 1991
-Front Line Base
-Thunder Cloud ~ Round 2
-Forest Fortress
-Stronghold ~ Boss
-Forest Fortress 2
-Ground Carrier
-The Minks
-Cave ~ Round 6
-The Canyon
-Ascending ~ Round 7
-Marine ~ Round 8
-Armory ~ Round 9
-Ending & Staff Roll
-The End

Episode 142: Breath of Fire

In this long awaited episode, Karl & Will spotlight one of the best Capcom soundtracks for the SNES: Breath of Fire! The guys share 22 tracks from this incredible score, and discuss how it is able to hold up after all these years. Enjoy another fine SNES Marcato Bros. spotlight episode!


Breath of Fire – Yasuaki Fujita, Mari Yamaguchi, Minae Fuji, Yoko Shimomura – Capcom – SNES – 1993
-Beginning of the End
-That Fateful Day
-Breath of Fire
-Town in Despair
-Lively Mood
-A Brave General
-Lands Beyond the Ocean
-Golden City Auria
-Misty Forest
-Bottom of the Ocean
-Ocean Town Prima
-Ancient Village Wisdom
-Gobi’s Transformation
-End of the Journey
-Musical City Tunlan
-Alan and Cerl Forever
-Decisive Battle
-Finale ~ Epilogue to the War
-Great Achievement

Episode 119: Mega Man 2

In this episode, the guys spotlight on the legendary soundtrack to Mega Man 2! Truly one of the greatest video game scores ever created, Karl & Will go in-depth to explore what makes Takashi Tateishi's music so darn captivating, and why it left such an impact on the series, and video game music in general. Also, Marty dissects the Password theme in another Marty's Corner! So sit back and enjoy every single track from this NES classic!


Mega Man 2 -Takashi Tateishi – Capcom – NES – 1988
-Title Screen
-Stage Select
-Game Start
-Metal Man Stage
-Air Man Stage
-Bubble Man Stage
-Quick Man Stage
-Crash Man Stage
-Flash Man Stage
-Heat Man Stage
-Wood Man Stage
-Dr. Wily Stage 1
-Dr. Wily Stage 2
-All Stage Clear
-Staff Roll

Check out the IndieGoGo page for "Fireflower", Marty's video game-inspired musical! Fireflower: An Original Musical Comedy