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Episode 318: Kingdom Hearts

In this LONG overdue episode, Karl & Will focus on the gorgeous and emotional music of the Kingdom Hearts series. The guys discuss how series composer Yoko Shimomura has created a truly unique and powerful musical tone for these games. Enjoy!


Kingdom Hearts - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PS2 - 2002
-Dearly Beloved
-Destiny Islands
-Kairi I
Kingdom Hearts II - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PS2 - 2005
-Lazy Afternoons
-The 13th Struggle
-Sinister Sundown
-Fate of the Unknown (Final Mix)
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PS2 - 2007
-Scythe of Petals
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days - Yoko Shimomura - Square - DS - 2009
-Critical Drive
-Musique pour la tristesse de Xion
-Vector to the Heavens
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PSP - 2010
-Tears of the Light
-Peaceful Hearts
-The Silent Forest
-Dark Impetus (Final Mix)
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance - Yoko Shimomura - Square - 3DS - 2012
-One for All
-Distant from You...
-L'Oscurita dell'Ignot
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - Yoko Shimomura - Square - PSP - 2010
-Dearly Beloved

Bonus Episode: Street Fighter II: Ultimate Edition

In this BONUS episode, the guys unveil an exciting project that Karl has been working on in secret for the past few months: Street Fighter II: Ultimate Edition! Completely remixed, re-arranged and remastered from the raw Arcade, SNES, and Genesis sound files, this is Street Fighter II but better than you've ever heard!

Street Fighter II: Ultimate Edition
-Title Theme
-Player Select
-Guile's Theme
-Ken's Theme
-Chun Li's Theme
-Ryu's Theme
-Vega's Theme
-Balrog's Theme
-Dhalsim's Theme
-Zangief's Theme
-Blanka's Theme
-E. Honda's Theme
-Sagat's Theme
-M. Bison's Theme
-Ending (Ryu)
-Staff Roll

Listen to and Download Street Fighter II: Ultimate Here

Episode 102: Street Fighter

In this gut-punching episode, the guys take an in-depth look at Capcom's long running fighting series: Street Fighter! With a special focus on Street Fighter II, and the music of Yoko Shimomura. As well as a diverse selection from numerous other entries in this legendary series. Enjoy!


Fighting Street – Yoshihiro Sakaguchi – Capcom – TurboGrafx-CD – 1988
-Eagle Stage
Street Fighter 2010 – Junko Tamiya – Capcom – NES – 1990
-Alleyway (Planet 1-1), Underwater (Planet 4-2), Spaceway (Planet 5-2)
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior – Yoko Shimomura, Isao Abe – Capcom – Arcade – 1991
-Chun Li’s Stage
Street Fighter II Turbo – Yoko Shimomura – Capcom – SNES – 1993
-Blanka’s Stage
Super Street Fighter II – Yoko Shimomura, Isao Abe – Capcom – SNES – 1994
-Ryu’s Stage, Ken’s Stage, Cammy’s Stage, Staff Roll
Super Street Fighter II Turbo – Yoko Shimomura – Capcom – PC – 1994
-Dhalsim’s Stage, M. Bison’s Stage
Street Fighter II Special Championship Edition – Yoko Shimomura – Capcom – Genesis – 1993
-Opening Theme, Guile’s Stage, Vega’s Stage, Balrog’s Stage
Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior’s Dream – Naoshi Mizuta – Capcom – Arcade – 1995
-Credits Roll 1
X-Men Vs. Street Fighter – Yuki Iwai & Yuko Takehara – Capcom – Arcade – 1996
-Gambit’s Stage
Street Fighter Alpha 2 – Naoshi Mizuta – Capcom – Arcade – 1996
-Staff Roll 1
Street Fighter EX2 – Takayuki Aihara, Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso – Capcom – Playstation – 1998
-Garnet Sky
Street Fighter IV – Hideyuki Fukasawa – Capcom – PS3/Xbox 360 – 2009
-Theme of Sakura