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Episode 139: Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka

In this legendary episode, the guys close out Nintendo Month '14 in style, by dedicating an entire episode to the career of Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka! From his early days on NES launch games, to pushing the boundaries of 8-bit music, to his innovations on the Game Boy, and continuing his ingenuity on the SNES; this man has left a giant mark on the world of video games, music and culture. Long live Nintendo!

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Balloon Fight – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – NES – 1985
-Main Theme
Duck Hunt – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – NES – 1985
-Duck Hunt Medley
Wrecking Crew – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – NES – 1985
-Stage Theme
Gyromite – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – NES – 1985
-Game A BGM
Metroid – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – NES – 1986
-Title, Brinstar, Ending
Kid Icarus – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – NES – 1986
-Underworld, Overworld, Ending & Credits
Famicom Wars – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – Famicom – 1988
-Mission BGM Type B
Super Mario Land – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – Game Boy – 1989
-Birabuto Kingdom, Muda Kingdom, Rocket Ship Ride
Tetris – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – Game Boy – 1990
-Type A
Mother – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – Famicom – 1989
-Pollyanna
Knight Move – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – Famicom Disk System – 1989
-BGM 3
Dr. Mario – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – NES – 1990
-Fever
Earthbound – Hirokazu “Hip Tanaka” – Nintendo – Super NES – 1994
-Snowman
Pokémon Pinball – Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka – Nintendo – Game Boy – 1999
-Catch’em & Evolution Mode in Blue Field
Super Marcato Bros. – Harmony of Heroes – 2014
-Full of Hot Air (Balloon Fight)