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
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
Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - NES
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

Episode 155: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

This week on the podcast: The guys finally focus on the fantastic 2014 soundtrack to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze! Karl & Will share 22 of the best tracks from Dave Wise's glorious return to the series. And they discuss how the music balances both carrying the torch of the original SNES games, while also feeling new and fresh. Enjoy!


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – David Wise – Nintendo – Wii U – 2014
-Tropical Freeze
-Canopy Chaos
-Busted Bayou
-Big Top Bop (Boss – Pompy, the Presumptuous)
-Windmill Hills
-Horn Top Hop
-Rodent Ruckus (Rocket Barrel Ride Returns)
-Sawmill Thrill
-Alpine Incline
-Grassland Groove
-Frantic Fields
-Scorch ‘n’ Torch
-Cannon Canyon
-Triple Trouble (Boss – Ba-Boom, the Boisterous)
-Secret Seclusion
-Deep Keep
-Homecoming Hijinx
-Amiss Abyss
-Fruit Factory
-Punch Bowl (Boss – Bashmaster, the Unbreakable)
-Seashore War
-Volcano Dome (Final Boss – Lord Fredrik, the Snowmad King)