Episode 368: The Lufia Series

In this exciting Patreon-suggested episode, Karl & Will explore the music of the Lufia series! The guys discuss how even though this series may not break the mold, it provides tons of super solid and effective VGM. Enjoy!


Lufia & the Fortress of Doom - Yasunori Shiono, Aki Zaitsu - Taito - SNES - 1993

-Battle 2

-The Battle of the Island in the Void


Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Yasunori Shiono - Natsume - SNES - 1995


-Battle 2

-Peace of Mind

-The Earth

-The Prophet


-Final Battle


-The Savior of Those on Earth

Lufia: The Legend Returns - Yasunori Shiono, Akiko Ishibashi, Tomoko Morita - Natsume - Game Boy Color - 2001

-Prologue~ The Decisive Battle

-Town of Albano

-Chivalrous Thief Deckard

-To Doom Island

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals - Yasunori Shiono, Tomoko Morita - Natsume - DS - 2010

-Town of Abundance, Elcid

-Logismos Shrine Underground

Lufia: The Ruins of Lore - Yukio Nakajima, Yasunori Shiono - Taito - GBA - 2002

-Title Screen

Episode 354: Paper Mario

In this episode, Karl & Will explore the music of the Paper Mario series! Featuring music from 4 titles in the series, from the N64 to the 3DS, this playlist is full of zaniness and fun. The guys also discuss how this series stands apart from the mainline Mario series. Enjoy!


Paper Mario - Yuka Tsujiyoko, Taishi Senda - Nintendo - N64 - 2000

-Story of the Stolen Spirits

-Princess in Distress

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door - Yoshito Hirano, Yuka Tsujiyoko - Nintendo - Gamecube - 2004

-Petal Meadows

-Intro Story

-Main Theme


-Lord Crump's Theme

-Twilight Town

-Doopliss Battle

-X-Naut Fortress

-We're Counting on You, Mario!

-Farewell, Rogueport

Super Paper Mario - Naoko Mitome & Chika Sekigawa - Nintendo - Wii - 2007


-The Evil Count Bleck

-The Ultimate Show (Final Battle)

Paper Mario: Sticker Star - Masanobu Matsunaga, Shoh Murakami, Yasuhisa Baba - Nintendo - 3DS - 2012

-Title Screen

-Sling a Thing

-The Enigmansion (Un-Haunted)

Episode 269: The Atelier Series

In this episode, Karl & Will share some incredible music from the very underrated Atelier series! This series was handled by the Gust Sound Team, and features beautiful melodies, expressive live performance, and impecable production. Enjoy!

Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland - Ken Nakagawa - Gust Co. - PS3 - 2009
-Atelier Rorona ~Celtic~
Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland - Daisuke Achiwa, Kazuki Yanagawa - Gust Co. - PS3 - 2011
-A Small Kingdom's Castle Town
-Mountain Of Wind In Bloom
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk - Mutsumi Nomiyama - Gust Co. - PS3 - 2013
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea - Hayato Asano, Kazuki Yanagawa - Gust Co. - PS3 - 2014
-A Warrior's Holiday
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book - Hayato Asano, Daisuke Achiwa - Gust Co. - PS4 - 2015
-Spring East Wind
-Camellia Sazanka
-Scenery of the Town ~ Daytime
-The Bibliophile's Good-Looking Legs
-Thistle Lotus
-Con. Liela Xea
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey - Tatsuya Yano, Kazuki Yanagawa - Gust Co. - PS4 - 2016
-Let Me Cut You...
-Quick Flight
-Determination to Strike
-City of Dreams
-Shooting Star
-Time to Conquer!

Episode 266: NieR

In this episode, Karl & Will dive into the remarkably beautiful score to NieR. This one of a kind RPG soundtrack features expressive and intimate vocals by Emi Evans, and gorgeous melodies by Keiichi Okabe and company. Enjoy some top shelf VGM!

NieR - Keiichi Okabe, Emi Evans - Square Enix - PS3/Xbox 360 - 2010
-Snow in Summer
-Hills of Radiant Winds
-Song of the Ancients / Devola
-The Wretched Automatons
-City of Commerce
-Song of the Ancients / Popla
-The Prestigious Mask
-Temple of the Drifting Sands
-The Ultimate Weapon
-Dispossession / Strings Ver.
-Yonah / Piano Ver.
-The Dark Colossus Destroys All
-Kaine / Salvation
-Dance of the Evanescent
-Emil / Sacrifice
-Ashes of Dreams / New
-This Dream

Episode 211: Undertale

In this long overdue episode, Karl & Will explore the one-of-a-kind soundtrack to last year's Undertale! Composed by Toby Fox, (the game's designer), this score was one of the most talked-about of 2015. The guys discuss what makes it so eclectic, emotional and entirely unique.

Undertale - Toby Fox - tobyfox - PC - 2015
-Once Upon a Time
-Fallen Down (Reprise)
-Enemy Approaching
-Dating Start!
-Spear of Justice
-Stronger Monsters
-Can You Really Call This A Hotel, I Didn't Receive A Mint...
-Oh! One True Love
-It's Raining Somewhere Else
-Song That Might Play When You Fight Sans
-SAVE the World
-Battle Against a True Hero
-Bring It In, Guys!

Episode 207: Terranigma

In this long-awaited episode, Karl & Will explore the gorgeous soundtrack to Terranigma! The guys discuss what makes this one of the most refined and sophisticated SNES scores ever produced. Enjoy!

Terranigma - Miyoko Takaoka & Masanori Hikichi - Enix - Super NES - 1995
-Light and Darkness
-Unforeseen Occurrence
-Light Side Field
-Ever Green
-Fight Against Powerful Enemies
-Call at a Port
-Nomads in a Desert
-The Gaia Stone
-Final Battle
-Return to Mother Earth

Episode 203: Etrian Odyssey

In this long-awaited episode, the guys dive deep into the incredible music of the Etrian Odyssey series! Composed by Yuzo Koshiro, this series combines the best of old and new to create something timeless and appealing. Enjoy!

Etrian Odyssey - Yuzo Koshiro - Atlus - DS - 2007
-Festival of Worship
-The Green Green Woodlands
-The Story of the Hero's Birth Continues
-Battle: Ecstasy
-The Withered Forest
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard - Yuzo Koshiro - Atlus - DS - 2008
-The Wind Doesn't Draw Heroes
-Battlefield: Scarlet Rain
-The Heroes Return
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City - Yuzo Koshiro - Atlus - DS - 2010
-That's the Beginning of the Adventure
-The End of the Raging Waves
-The Blue Sea Temple of Ritual
-Battlefield: Those That Slay and Fall
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan - Yuzo Koshiro - Atlus - 3DS - 2012
-Cerulean Woodlands
-City of Radiant Ruin
-Battlefield: Storm
-The Bliss of the Twilight
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl - Yuzo Koshiro - Atlus - 3DS - 2013
-The Fallen Capital of Shinjuku
Etrian Mystery Dungeon - Yuzo Koshiro - Atlus - 3DS - 2015
-Chalky Woods
-Ever-Scarlet Forest
-Hoist the Sword and Pride in the Heart
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight - Yuzo Koshiro - Atlus - 3DS - 2014
-Forbidden Forest

Episode 202: Mario RPG

This week, the guys explore the music of the Mario RPG games. Starting with the original Super Mario RPG for the SNES, and moving through both the Paper Mario as well as the Mario & Luigi series. Enjoy!

Super Mario RPG - Yoko Shimomura - Nintendo - Super NES - 1996
-Where Am I Going?
-Hello, Happy Kingdom
-Fight Against an Armed Boss
-Still, the Road is Full of Dangers
-Here's Some Weapons
-Sad Song
-Welcome to the Booster Tower
-Let's Do the Fooka-Fooka
-Seeing Dreams Through the Window of the Stars
Paper Mario - Yuka Tsujiyoko, Taishi Senda - Nintendo - N64 - 2000
-Story of the Stolen Spirits
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door - Yoshito Hirano, Yuka Tsujiyoko - Nintendo - Gamecube - 2004
-Story of The Thousand Year Door
-It's Battle Time!
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - Yoko Shimomura - Nintendo - DS - 2005
-The Time Machine
Super Paper Mario - Naoko Mitome & Chika Sekigawa - Nintendo - Wii - 2007
-The Ultimate Show
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - Yoko Shimomura - Nintendo - DS - 2009
-Grasslands, All the Way
-Waltz in the Lake
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Yoko Shimomura - Nintendo - 3DS - 2013
-Victory in the Dream World
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam - Yoko Shimomura - Nintendo - 3DS - 2016
Paper Mario: Sticker Star - Naoko Mitome & Chika Sekigawa - Nintendo - 3DS - 2012
-Sling a Thing