fanfare

Episode 201: Five Finger Fanfare

For the Season 9 Premiere, Karl & Will explore a very common and specific melodic technique that is used at great length in video games. Listen to this unique episode to discover what the guys have coined the "Five Finger Fanfare."

Final Fantasy V - Nobou Uematsu - Square - Super Famicom - 1992
-Dear Friends
Ys 1: Ancient Ys Vanished - Yuzo Koshiro - Falcom - PC-88 - 1987
-First Step Towards Wars
Super Mario RPG - Yoko Shimomura - Super NES - 1996
-Beware the Forest's Mushrooms
Xenoblade Chronicles - Tomori Kudo, Hiroyo Yamanaka - Nintendo - Wii - 2010
-The Gaur Plains (Night)
Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Yasunori Shiono - Natsume - Super NES - 1995
-Parting
Kirby Air Ride - Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando, Shogo Sakai & Tadashi Ikegami - Nintendo - Gamecube - 2003
-Celestial Valley
Famicom Tantei Club 2: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo - Kenji Yamamoto - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1998
-Sunset
Final Fantasy IX - Nobou Uematsu - Square - PS1 - 2000
-The Place I'll Return to Someday
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - Keiki Kobayashi - Nintendo - Wii U - 2014
-Menu Theme
Silpheed - Masakuni Mitsuhashi - Sierra - PC - 1988
-The Legend of Silpheed
Donkey Kong Country 2 - David Wise - Nintendo - Super NES - 1995
-Forest Interlude
ATP Tour Championship Tennis - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Sega - Genesis - 1994
-Try Again Next Year!
Nobita to Mittsu no Seireiseki - Unknown - Epoch - Nintendo 64 - 1997
-Moon Stage
Final Fantasy VI - Nobou Uematsu - Square - Super NES - 1994
-Kefka
Riviera: The Promised Land - Minako Adachi - Atlus - Game Boy Advance - 2002
-Lacrima Castle
Touhou 6: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil - Jun'ya Ota - Team Shanghai Alice - PC - 2002
-Hong Meiling's Theme
Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Square - Super NES - 1995
-Battle 2
Rudra no Hihou - Ryuji Sasai - Square - Super Famicom - 1996
-Whistle Down the Wind
Sonicesque, Vol. IV - Karl Brueggemann - 2014
-Arctic Wasteland