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Episode 371: Gradius

In this very exciting episode, Karl & Will finally spotlight on the wonderful music of the Gradius series! Focusing on the first 7 entries in this beloved Konami shooter series, this music is sure to leave you soaring!

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Gradius - Miki Higashino - Konami - Arcade/NES/TG-16 - 1985

-Challenger 1985

-Beginning

-Stage 4: Free Flyer

Life Force (Salamander) - Miki Higashino, Hidenori Maezawa, Shinya Sakamoto - Konami - Arcade/NES - 1986

-Fly High

-Starfield

-Burn the Wind

-Stage 5: Road to Mystery

Nemesis 2 - Kinuyo Yamashita, Motoaki Furukawa - Konami - MSX - 1987

-A Journey to the Start (Air Battle)

-Don't Leave Me Alone

Gradius II - Shinji Tasaka, Motoaki Furukawa, Kenichi Matsubara - Konami - Arcade - 1988

-Tabidachi

-Burning Heat

-Synthetic Life

Gradius II - Hidenori Maezawa, Yukie Morimoto - Konami - NES - 1988

-Heavy Blow

-Over Heat

-Something Ghostly

Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction - Michiru Yamane, Kazuhiko Uehara - Konami - MSX - 1989

-Close Quarters (Stage 10)

-Give My Heart to You

Gradius III - Kazuki Muraoka, Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko, Yukie Morimoto - Konami - SNES - 1990

-Fire Scramble

-Cosmo Plant

-Accident Road

Gradius: The Interstellar Assault - Yoshiyuki Hagiwara - Konami - Game Boy - 1991

-Pursuance

Episode 361: TwinBee

In this episode, Karl & Will explore the delightful music of the TwinBee series! A long-running "cute-em-up" series by Konami, the music of these games is incredibly fun and energetic. Enjoy!

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Moero TwinBee: Cinnamon-hakase o Sukue! - Kiyohiro Sada - Konami - FDS - 1986

-Final Power-Up

TwinBee 3: Poko Poko Daimao - Atsushi Fujio, Hidehiro Funauchi, Katsuhiko Suzuki - Konami - Famicom - 1989

-Stage 3

-Stage 5

TwinBee Da!! - Shigeru Fukutake - Konami - Game Boy - 1990

-BGM 2

-BGM 7

Detana!! TwinBee - Mikio Saitou, Seiya Murai - Konami - Arcade - 1991

-Stage 3 (Laputa Fortress in the Sky)

Pop'n TwinBee - Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, Tomoya Tomita - Konami - SNES - 1993

-Village Sky

-Ocean

-Far East Sky

Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures - Kenichi Matsubara, Yukie Morimoto, Saiko Miki - Konami - SNES - 1994

-Twinbee to the Rescue!

-Green Hills ~ Blue Skies

-Sunset Over the Hills

-Distorted Fantasy

TwinBee Yahho! - Akihiro Juichiya, Kazuhiro Senoo - Konami - Saturn/Arcade - 1995

-Stage 1

-Stage 2

-Stage 3

TwinBee RPG - Hiroshi Tamawari - Konami - PS1 - 1998

-Theme of TwinBee RPG

TwinBee Portable - Manabu Namiki - Konami - PSP - 2007

-BGM 03

-BGM 0E

Episode 359: Contra

In this long-overdue and rocking episode, Karl & Will explore the awesome music of the Contra series! This music is active, progressive, and undeniably fun. From the NES all the way to the PS3, enjoy some classic Konami VGM!

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Contra - Hidenori Maezawa & Kiyohiro Sada - NES

-Stage 2 (Base 1)

-Stage 1 (Jungle)

-Stage 3 (Waterfall)

-Stage 6 (Energy Zone)

Super C - Hidenori Maezawa - NES

-Stage 1: Lightning and Grenades

-Stage 2: Military Fortress

-Stage 4: Mechanic Factory

-Game Over

Operation C - Hidehiro Funauchi - Game Boy

-Ending

Contra III: The Alien Wars - Miki Higashino, Masanori Adachi, Tappi Iwase - SNES

-Ground Zero

-Cease Fire

Contra: Hard Corps - Hiroshi Kobayashi, Michiru Yamane, Akira Yamaoka, Hirofumi Taniguchi, Aki Hata - Genesis

-The Hard Corps

-The Dawn

Neo Contra - Sota Fujimori - PS2

-Peaceful Chaos

Contra 4 - Jake Kaufman - DS

-Jungle 1

-Waterfall

Contra ReBirth - Manabu Namiki - WiiWare

-Return in Triumph (Ending)

Hard Corps: Uprising - Daisuke Ishiwatari - PS3

-Stage 4: Capital Highway

Contra ReBirth - Manabu Namiki - WiiWare

-Jungle Battle [Stage 1] (From "Contra")

Episode 342: Pocketvania

Just in time for Halloween, Karl & Will explore the fantastic and slightly underrated music of the portable Castlevania games! We're talking all 6 titles released on the GBA and DS. Enjoy some classically modeled yet fresh and fun VGM!

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Castlevania: Circle of the Moon - Sotaro Tojima, Hiroshi Mitsuoka - Konami - GBA - 2001

-Awake

-The Sinking Old Sanctuary

-Clockwork

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance - Soshiro Hokkai - Konami - GBA - 2002

-Successor of Fate (Juste Belmont's Theme)

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - Michiru Yamane - Konami - GBA - 2003

-Prologue ~ Mina's Theme

-The Purgatory Arena

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Masahiko Kimura, Michiru Yamane - Konami - DS - 2005

-Pitch Black Intrusion

-Dracula's Tears

-Into the Dark Night

-Cursed Clock Tower

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - Yuzo Koshiro, Michiru Yamane - Konami - DS - 2006

-Name Entry

-Invitation of a Crazed Moon

-A Small Prayer

-Dance of Sadness

-Crucifix Held Close

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - Michiru Yamane, Yasuhiro Ichihashi - Konami - DS - 2007

-Rhapsody of the Forsaken

-Jaws of a Scorched Earth

-Edge of the Sky

-A Clashing of Waves