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Episode 353: Favorites with Zach: Xenoblade Edition

It's time for another installment of Favorites with Friends! This time, Karl & Will welcome friend and supporter of the show Zach Walton. Zach decides to change things up and brings in all tracks from Xenoblade X. Enjoy this very unique twist on Favorites with Friends!

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Xenoblade Chronicles X - Hiroyuki Sawano - Monolith - Wii U - 2015

-Requiem

-CODENAME Z

-THEME X

-The Death of an Archaic Age

-GROWTH F.S.K.O.

-Shinpiteki (Mysterious)

-So near, so far

-z15 field

-Z39 comical

-Black Tar

-Uncontrollable

-z37 battle

-NO.EX01

-NLA Shuuhen (Surrounding Area of NLA)

-Yakou Mori (Luminescent Forest)

-Boukyaku Keikoku (Ravine of Lost Memories) **

-Z? field

-Shiro no Tairiku (Land of White)

-Kuro no Tairiku (Land of Black)

-Don't Worry

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

Episode 310: Favorites with Ivan Kaproth-Joslin

It's time for another installment of Favorites with Friends! This time, Karl & Will welcome friend and supporter of the show Ivan Kaproth-Joslin. Ivan brings in a wonderful playlist of some of his favorite VGM to share and discuss with the guys. Enjoy!

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Punch-Out - Kenji Yamamoto - Training
TMNT - Jun Funahashi - Title Screen
Ninja Gaiden - Keiji Yamagishi - Act 1
Bionic Commando - Junko Tamiya - Area 1
Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi - Dr. Wily Stage 1
Mega Man 3 - Bun Bun - Magnet Man
Duck Tales - Hiroshige Tonomura - Moon Stage
DKC - David Wise - Aquatic Ambiance
Mega Man X - Alph Lyla - Spark Mandrill
Zelda: The Wind Waker - Kenta Nagata - Dragon Roost Island
Zelda: The Wind Waker - Hajime Wakai - Molgera
Luigi's Mansion - Kazumi Totaka - Training Theme
Gemini Salsa OC ReMix - MkVaff
Retro Remix Revue Vol. 2 - Gnat Attack Level 1
Vomitron - Double Dragon Medley
Retro Remix Revue Vol. 2 - Gerudo Valley
Smooth McGroove - Super Mario Bros. 2 Overworld

Episode 279: Favorites with Charlie McCarron

This week is another installment of Favorites with Friends! This time, friend/composer/all around great guy Charlie McCarron drops by to share and discuss an assortment of some of his favorite video game music! Enjoy!

Super Mario Land - “Muda Kingdom” - Hirokazu Tanaka
Kirby’s Dreamland - “Castle Lololo” - Jun Ishikawa
Pokemon Red/Blue - “Battle (vs Wild Pokémon)” - Junichi Masuda
Mario Kart 64 - “Koopa Troopa Beach” - Kenta Nagata
Super Mario 64 - “Looping Steps” - Koji Kondo
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - “Zora’s Domain” - Koji Kondo
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - “Forest Temple” - Koji Kondo
Jet Force Gemini - “Sekhmet” - Robin Beanland
Banjo-Tooie - “Cloud Cuckooland” - Grant Kirkhope
Spacestation Silicon Valley - “Fat Bear Mountain” - Stuart Ross
The Sims - “Buy Mode 1” - Jerry Martin and Marc Russo
FEZ - “Progress” - Disasterpeace
Another Day in Dream Land - “Prairie Land 2” - Karl
Hello World - “Chamomile Forest Map” - Will
Hello World - “Jump On In! (Overworld)” - Marty
Atmocopter - "I Feel Purdie (Oh So Purdie)" - Charlie

Episode 260: Favorites with Aidan Clarke

It's time for another installment of Favorites with Friends! This time, Karl & Will welcome longtime friend of the show Aidan Clarke. Aidan brings in a wonderful playlist of some of his favorite VGM to share and discuss with the guys. Enjoy!

Link’s Awakening - Minako Hamano/Kozue Ishikawa - Opening
Gravity Rush 2 - Kohei Tanaka - Fire Bound Lions
Nier - Keiichi Okabe - Kainé (Escape)
Hotline Miami 2 - Carpenter Brut - Roller Mobster
Tr3s Lunas - Mike Oldfield - Misty
Axiom Verge - Thomas Happ - The Axiom
Pokemon Black & White - Shota Kageyama - Accumula Town
Persona 4: The Golden - Shoji Meouro - Shadow World
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle - Chikayo Fukuda - Who Will Judge?
The Last of Us - Gustavo Santaolalla - The Last of Us
Bayonetta 2 - Masami Ueda/Keeley Bumford - Tomorrow Is Mine
The Swapper - Carlo Castellano - Recreation
Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery - Jim Guthrie - Lone Star
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes - Joan Baez - Here’s to You, Nicola and Bart
3D Dot Game Heroes - Shinji Hosoe - Main Theme
Metroid Metal - Stemage - Kraid (Varia Suite version)

Episode 186: Favorites with Emily Reese

It's time for another installment of Favorites with Friends! This time, the guys welcome their buddy Emily Reese, a fellow video game music podcaster who you'll know from her past show Top Score, and her new show, the Joon Media Podcast! Emily brings in a playlist of some of her favorite VGM to share and discuss. Enjoy!

“Clarity” from Ibb & Obb by Kettel
“The Maker’s Theme” from Darksiders II by Jesper Kyd
“Home in Florence” from Assassin’s Creed II by Jesper Kyd
“Imperial Throne” from Skyrim by Jeremy Soule
“Theme of Laura” from Silent Hill 2 by Akira Yamaoka
“The Road of Trials” from Journey by Austin Wintory
"Title Theme" from Metroid by Hip Tanaka
“The Songbird” from BioShock Infinite by Garry Schyman
“Post” from Ibb & Obb by Kettel
“Lonely Rolling Star” from Katamari Damacy
“Science is Fun” from Portal 2 by Mike Morasky
“Liberation (La Muerte de Papo)” from Papo & Yo by Brian D’Oliveira
“Sovereign’s Theme” from Mass Effect 1 by Sam Hulick

-Thanks to Emily Reese for joining us this week!-

Episode 140: Favorites with the Kelly Brothers

It's finally time for a second installment of "Favorites with Friends!" This is a series where the guys bring in a friend of the show, or in this case, two friends, to talk about their favorite video game music. These episodes are a blast, because the conversation is more personal, touching on personal experiences, memories and nostalgia. This time around, the guys welcome their buddies Bryan and Stephen Kelly of Whalesarewhales.com and Train Station at 8! Enjoy!

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – Jeremy Soule – Bethesda – PC – 2002
-Nerevar Rising
Ace Combat 5 – Keiki Kobayashi – Namco – PS2 – 2004
-Briefing 2
Mighty Switch Force 2 – Jake Kaufman – WayForward – 3DS/Wii U – 2013
-Dalmatian Station
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Chris Huelsbeck, Fabian Del Priore – Black Forest – PC – 2012
-Ingame 5 (Machinae Supremacy Version)
Soul Calibur III – Junichi Nakatsuru – Namco – PS2 – 2005
-The Oath
Rochard – Markus “Captain” Kaarlonen – Recoil Games – PC/PS3 – 2011
-Space Debris (Spacesynth Remix)
Thomas Was Alone – David Housden – Curve Studios – PC/PS3/Vita – 2013
-Where Are You?
Sonic Adventure 2 – Jun Senoue – Sega – Dreamcast – 2001
-That’s the Way I Like It
Viva Piñata – Grant Kirkhope – Microsoft – Xbox 360 – 2006
-Oven-Fresh Day
Sonic and the Secret Rings – Kenichi Tokoi – Sega – Wii – 2007
-Unawakening Float
Shadow of the Colossus – Koh Ohtani – Sony – PS2 – 2005
-Counterattack
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Peter McConnell – Blizzard – PC – 2014
-Pull Up a Chair
Sonic Adventure – Jun Senoue – Sega – Dreamcast – 1999
-Azure Blue World
Animal Crossing: Wild World – Kazumi Totaka & Asuka Ota – Nintendo – DS – 2005
-8 PM
-Jet Set Radio Future – Hideki Naganuma – Sega – Xbox – 2002
-Funky Dealer
Sonic 3D Blast – Richard Jacques – Sega – Saturn – 1996
-Rusty Ruin (Act 1)
Kid Icarus Uprising – Motoi Sakuraba – Nintendo – 3DS – 2012
-Solo Menu

-Thanks to Bryan and Stephen for coming on the show!

Episode 115: 'Favorites' with Tim Turi

This episode is the inaugural episode of "Favorites with Friends", a new series on the podcast! In these episodes, a friend of the show comes on and shares a playlist of their personal favorite video game music! In the first installment, we have Tim Turi- a senior associate editor at Game Informer, and an avid fan of VGM. Enjoy this more conversational, personal look at game music!

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Sonic Colors – Kenichi Tokoi, Tomoya Ohtani, Fumie Kumatani – Sega – DS – 2010
-Special Stage
Alien Carnage – Steve Baker & George Stamatiadis – Apogee – PC – 1993
-Mission 2 – Factory Zone 1
Castlevania: Bloodlines – Michiru Yamane – Konami – Genesis – 1994
-Reincarnated Soul
Sonic & Knuckles – SEGA Sound Team – Sega – Genesis – 1994
-Death Egg Zone Act 1
Nintendoland – Hajime Wakai & Ryo Nagamatsu – Nintendo – Wii U – 2012
-Main Plaza
Super Meat Boy – Danny Baonowsky – Team Meat – Xbox 360 – 2010
-The Battle of Lil’ Slugger
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse – Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto – Konami – Famicom – 1989
-Prelude
Final Fantasy XII – Nobuo Uematsu – Square Enix – PS2 – 2006
-Final Fantasy Theme
Ninja Gaiden – Keiji Yamagishi & Ryuchi Nitta – Tecmo – NES – 1988
-Act 4 – Part 2
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Harry Gregson Williams – Kojima Productions – PS3 – 2008
-Metal Gear Saga
Super Mario World – Koji Kondo – Nintendo – SNES – 1990
-Castle
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – Power Glove – Ubisoft – X360/PS3 – 2013
-Blood Dragon Theme
Golden Axe – Tohru Nakabayashi & Y. “Dolphin” Takada – Sega – Genesis – 1989
-Battlefield
Silent Hill 2 – Akira Yamaoka – Konami – PS2 – 2001
-Promise (Reprise)
Asura’s Wrath – Chikayo Fukuda – CyberConnect 2 – X360/PS3 – 2012
-In Your Belief (Ethnic Version)
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins – Kazumi Totaka – Nintendo – Game Boy – 1992
-Athletic Theme
Doom – Bobby Prince – iD – PC – 1993
-Episode 1: Mission 1

Special thanks to Tim Turi for joining us on this episode!