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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
-Overworld
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
-Title
Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - NES
-Athletic
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 199: 1994

This week, the guys take a look at one of the most seminal years in video game music: 1994. This year saw the release of some of the biggest and most beloved soundtracks of all time! Enjoy this incredible collection of VGM.

Wario Land - Ryoji Yoshitomi, Kozue Ishikawa - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1994
-Train Stage
Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Square - Super NES - 1994
-Memories of Green
Castlevania: Bloodlines - Michiru Yamane - Konami - Genesis - 1994
-The Sinking Old Sanctuary
Mega Man 6 - Yuko Takehara - Capcom - NES - 1994
-Wind Man
Super Metroid - Kenji Yamamoto - Nintendo - Super NES - 1994
-Brinstar Overgrown with Vegetation
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Iku Mizutani & Kinuyo Yamashita - Bandai - Super NES - 1994
-City
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer, Cirocco Jones, Masayuki Nagao - Sega - Genesis - 1994
-Hydrocity Zone Act 2
Wing Commander III - George Oldziey - Origin - PC - 1994
-Opening
Kirby's Dream Course - Hirokazu Ando - Nintendo - Super NES - 1994
-Title Theme
Shining Force II - Motoaki Takenouchi - Sega - Genesis - 1994
-Ending
Wario's Woods - Soyo Oka - Nintendo - NES - 1994
-Go!
Donkey Kong Country - David Wise - Nintendo - Super NES - 1994
-Life in the Mines
Sub-Terrania - Jesper Kyd - Scavenger - Genesis - 1994
-Complete (End Sequence)
Mega Man X - Capcom Sound Team - Capcom - Super NES - 1994
-Boomer Kuwanger Stage
Final Fantasy VI - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Super NES - 1994
-Battle Theme
The Lion King - Hans Zimmer - Virgin - Genesis - 1994
-This Land
Super Bomberman 2 - Yasuhiko Fukuda - Hudson - Super NES - 1994
-Battle 3
Live a Live - Yoko Shimomura - Square - Super NES - 1994
-Captain Square
Crusader of Centy - Motokazu Shinoda, Noriyuki Iwadare - Sega - Genesis - 1994
-Rafflesia Training Grounds
Jazz Jackrabbit - Robert Allen - Epic - PC - 1994
-Episode 6, Planet 2 (Crysilis)

Episode 176: 1991

In this exciting Season 8 Premiere, Karl & Will focus on one year in video game music history, and arguably the most seminal year there ever was: 1991. The guys discuss why this particular year really changed video game music forever. Enjoy the very best music of 1991, from the Genesis, NES, SNES, Game Boy and PC!

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Batman: Return of the Joker – Naoki Kodaka – Sunsoft – NES – 1991
-Deserted Tunnel
Pilotwings – Koji Kondo – Nintendo – Super NES – 1991
-Helicopter
Sunset Riders – Motoaki Furukawa – Konami – Arcade – 1991
-Stage 1
Streets of Rage – Yuzo Koshiro – Sega – Genesis – 1991
-Keep the Groovin’
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – Koji Kondo – Nintendo – Super NES – 1991
-Kakariko Village
Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge – Hidehiro Funauchi – Konami – Game Boy – 1991
-New Messiah (Crystal Castle)
Jewel Master – Motoaki Takenouchi – Sega – Genesis – 1991
-Jewel Master
M.C. Kids – Charles Deenen – Virgin – NES – 1991
-Stage 2
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior – Yoko Shimomura – Capcom – Arcade – 1991
-Ryu’s Theme
Actraiser – Yuzo Koshiro – Enix – Super NES – 1991
-The Beast Appears
Super Mario World – Koji Kondo – Nintendo – Super NES – 1991
-Athletic
Sonic the Hedgehog – Masato Nakamura – Sega – Genesis – 1991
-Spring Yard Zone
Monkey Island II: LeChuck’s Revenge – Michael Land – Lucasarts – PC – 1991
-Woodtick (Medley)
Sword of Vermilion – Hiroshi Kawaguchi – Sega – Genesis – 1991
-Castle
Shatterhand – Iku Mizutani – Jaleco – NES – 1991
-Area B
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja – Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko – Konami – Super NES – 1991
-King Ryukyu’s Secret
Final Fantasy Adventure – Kenji Ito – Square – Game Boy – 1991
-Endless Battlefield
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys – Mieko Ishikawa – Falcom – Genesis – 1991
-Introduction!!
F-Zero – Yumiko Kanki – Nintendo – Super NES – 1991
-Big Blue

Episode 145: Greatest Hits 2014

To celebrate the New Year, as they do every year, Karl & Will look back on the best music they've shared on the podcast in 2014. This is the cream of the crop! If you're a new listener, this episode serves as a crash course in the past year of the Super Marcato Bros. VGM Podcast. Enjoy this 20 track playlist of amazing video game music. Here's to 2015!

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Sonic Lost World – Tomoya Ohtani, Takahito Eguchi, Naofumi Hataya – Sega – Wii U/3DS – 2013
-Wonder World
Super Mario 3D World – Koji Kondo – Nintendo – Wii U – 2013
-Athletic
Transistor – Darren Korb – Supergiant Games – PC/PS4 – 2014
-Coasting
NieR – Keiichi Okabe (vocals by Emi Evans) – Square – PS2 – 2010
-Grandma
Mighty No. 9 – Manami Matsumae – Inti Creates – PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC/Etc.
-Main Theme
Rayman Legends – Christophe Héral – Ubisoft – Wii U/PS3/Xbox 360 – 2013
-Storming the Castle
Tengami – David Wise – Nyamyam – Mobile – 2014
-The Awakening
Mario Kart 8 – Shiho Fuji, Atsuko Asahi, Ryo Nagamatsu, Yasuaki Iwata – Nintendo – Wii U – 2014
-Title Screen
Brandish VT – Falcom Sound Team JDK – Falcom – PC-98 – 1996
-Black Field
Mighty Switch Force – Jake Kaufman – Wayforward – Wii U/3DS – 2011
-Whoa I’m in Space Cuba
Gravity Rush – Kohei Tanaka – Sony – Playstation Vita – 2012
-Resistance and Extermination
Time Twist – Hajime Hirasawa – Nintendo – Famicom Disk System – 1991
-Track 15
Medal of Honor – Michael Giacchino – EA – Playstation – 1999
-Medal of Honor
Shovel Knight – Jake Kaufman – Yacht Club Games – Wii U/3DS – 2014
-Strike the Earth! (Plains of Passage)
Fire Emblem Awakening – Hiroki Morishita – Nintendo – 3DS – 2013
-Id ~ Serenity
Tempest – Amiga – 2000
-Acidjazzed Evening
Breath of Fire – Alph Lyla – Capcom – SNES – 1993
-Challenge
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2 – Minako Adachi – Atlus – GBA – 2004
-On To Battle
Bastion – Darren Korb – Supergiant Games – PC/iOS – 2011
-Setting Sail, Coming Home
Final Fantasy V – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – Super Famicom – 1992
-Dear Friends