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Episode 101: East and West

In the Season 5 premiere, Karl and Will take a look at the two main cultures in gaming and game music: The East (Japan) and the West (U.S. and Europe). The guys take a chronological look through the history of game music, using quintessential examples of the two respective cultures. In doing so, they discuss the differences, similarities, as well as challenging stereotypes. Enjoy!

E101

Super Mario 3D World – Mahito Yakota, Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Iwata – Nintendo – Wii U – 2013
-Hands On Hall
Turrican – Chris Hülsbeck – Rainbow Arts – Commodore 64 – 1990
-Title Theme
Castlevania – Kinuyo Yamashita, Satoe Terashima – Konami – NES – 1986
-Wicked Child
Who Framed Roger Rabbit- David Wise – LJN – NES – 1989
-City Building
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja – Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko – Konami – Super NES – 1991
-Kyoto
Sam & Max Hit the Road – M. Land, C. Bajakian and P. McConnell – Lucasarts – PC – 1993
-Another Idiotic and Baffling Assignment
Mega Man X3 – Kinuyo Yamashita – Capcom – Super NES – 1996
-Zero’s Theme
Earthworm Jim – Tommy Tallarico – Virgin – Genesis – 1994
-New Junk City
Kirby’s Dream Land 3 – Jun Ishikawa – Nintendo – Super NES – 1997
-Ripple Field 1
Sonic 3D Blast – Jun Senoue – Sega – Genesis – 1996
-Green Grove Zone Act 1
Sonic 3D Blast – Richard Jacques – Sega – Saturn – 1996
-Green Grove Zone Act 1
Mickey’s Speedway USA – Ben Cullum – Rareware – N64 – 2000
-New Mexico
Mario Kart 64 – Kenta Nagata – Nintendo – N64 – 1997
-Koopa Troopa Beach
Halo 2 – Marty O’Donnell & Michael Salvatori – Microsoft – Xbox – 2004
-Halo Theme Mjolnir Mix
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Joe Hisaishi – Namco – PS3 – 2010
-Kokoro No Kakera (Japanese Version)
Bastion – Darren Korb – Supergiant – PC – 2011
-Slinger’s Song
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep – Yoko Shimomura – Square Enix – PSP – 2010
-Tears of the Light
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time – Peter McConnell – Sony – PS3 – 2013
-Tavern Tomfoolery
Shenmue – Takenobu Mitsuyoshi – Sega – Dreamcast – 1999
-Antiquity Tree
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – Chad York, Darren Radtke, Mike Peacock – Nintendo – 3DS – 2013
-Evershade Valley
Silent Hill: Homecoming – Akira Yamaoka – Konami – PS3/Xbox 360 – 2009
-Snow Flower
Rayman Legends – Christophe Heral – Ubisoft – Wii U – 2013
-20,000 Lums Under the Sea