Episode 361: TwinBee

In this episode, Karl & Will explore the delightful music of the TwinBee series! A long-running "cute-em-up" series by Konami, the music of these games is incredibly fun and energetic. Enjoy!

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Moero TwinBee: Cinnamon-hakase o Sukue! - Kiyohiro Sada - Konami - FDS - 1986

-Final Power-Up

TwinBee 3: Poko Poko Daimao - Atsushi Fujio, Hidehiro Funauchi, Katsuhiko Suzuki - Konami - Famicom - 1989

-Stage 3

-Stage 5

TwinBee Da!! - Shigeru Fukutake - Konami - Game Boy - 1990

-BGM 2

-BGM 7

Detana!! TwinBee - Mikio Saitou, Seiya Murai - Konami - Arcade - 1991

-Stage 3 (Laputa Fortress in the Sky)

Pop'n TwinBee - Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, Tomoya Tomita - Konami - SNES - 1993

-Village Sky

-Ocean

-Far East Sky

Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures - Kenichi Matsubara, Yukie Morimoto, Saiko Miki - Konami - SNES - 1994

-Twinbee to the Rescue!

-Green Hills ~ Blue Skies

-Sunset Over the Hills

-Distorted Fantasy

TwinBee Yahho! - Akihiro Juichiya, Kazuhiro Senoo - Konami - Saturn/Arcade - 1995

-Stage 1

-Stage 2

-Stage 3

TwinBee RPG - Hiroshi Tamawari - Konami - PS1 - 1998

-Theme of TwinBee RPG

TwinBee Portable - Manabu Namiki - Konami - PSP - 2007

-BGM 03

-BGM 0E

Episode 360: Same But Different

In this episode, Karl & Will explore an interesting situation in video game music. This is where a game, for various reasons, had multiple soundtracks. Whether it was due to differing platforms, technology, or even copyright reasons, this is an interesting look at multiple composers scoring the same stage or setting. Enjoy!

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The Lost Vikings - Charles Deenen - SNES - Factory
The Lost Vikings - Allister Brimble - Amiga - Factory
1943 Kai - Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi - Arcade - Air Battle A
1943 Kai - Hisashi Matsushita, Daisuke Morishima - PC Engine - Original Mode 6
Sonic CD - Naofumi Hataya - Sega CD - Palmtree Panic Present (Japanese)
Sonic CD - Spencer Nilsen & David Young - Sega CD - Palmtree Panic Present (US)
Jurassic Park - Jonathan Dunn - SNES - Triceratops Trot
Jurassic Park - Sam Powell - Genesis - Jungle
Donkey Kong Country 3 - Eveline Fischer - SNES - Cascade Capers
Donkey Kong Country 3 - David Wise - GBA - Cascade Capers
Batman: Return of the Joker - Naoki Kodaka - NES - Stage 1: Gotham in Danger
Batman: Return of the Joker - Manami Matsumae - Game Boy - Stage 1: The Sewers
Aladdin - Donald Griffin - Genesis - Gloomy Tune
Aladdin - Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara - SNES - Cave of Wonders
Sonic 3D Blast - Jun Senoue - Genesis - Green Grove Zone Act 1
Sonic 3D Blast - Richard Jacques - Saturn - Green Grove Zone Act 1
Sonic 3 - SEGA Sound Team - Genesis - Launch Base Zone Act 1
Sonic 3 - Shigeaki Irie, Masaaki Nishizawa - PC - Launch Base Zone Act 1
Flashback - Jean Baudlot, Fabrice Visserot - Genesis - Ending
Flashback - Jean Baudlot, Fabrice Visserot - Sega CD - Ending

Episode 359: Contra

In this long-overdue and rocking episode, Karl & Will explore the awesome music of the Contra series! This music is active, progressive, and undeniably fun. From the NES all the way to the PS3, enjoy some classic Konami VGM!

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Contra - Hidenori Maezawa & Kiyohiro Sada - NES

-Stage 2 (Base 1)

-Stage 1 (Jungle)

-Stage 3 (Waterfall)

-Stage 6 (Energy Zone)

Super C - Hidenori Maezawa - NES

-Stage 1: Lightning and Grenades

-Stage 2: Military Fortress

-Stage 4: Mechanic Factory

-Game Over

Operation C - Hidehiro Funauchi - Game Boy

-Ending

Contra III: The Alien Wars - Miki Higashino, Masanori Adachi, Tappi Iwase - SNES

-Ground Zero

-Cease Fire

Contra: Hard Corps - Hiroshi Kobayashi, Michiru Yamane, Akira Yamaoka, Hirofumi Taniguchi, Aki Hata - Genesis

-The Hard Corps

-The Dawn

Neo Contra - Sota Fujimori - PS2

-Peaceful Chaos

Contra 4 - Jake Kaufman - DS

-Jungle 1

-Waterfall

Contra ReBirth - Manabu Namiki - WiiWare

-Return in Triumph (Ending)

Hard Corps: Uprising - Daisuke Ishiwatari - PS3

-Stage 4: Capital Highway

Contra ReBirth - Manabu Namiki - WiiWare

-Jungle Battle [Stage 1] (From "Contra")

Episode 358: Robots

This week, the guys (joined by Marty and Carlos) explore music from video games with robots! They also celebrate the release of ROBOGIRL 2 by playing a few tracks from it as well. Enjoy some groovy robot music!

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Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi - Wood Man

Burning Force - Yoshinori Kawamoto - Grass Land (Daytime)

Shatterhand - Iku Mizutani, Kouichi Yamanishi - Area A

Choujin Sentai Jetman - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki - Area E

ROBOGIRL 2 (Journey the Stars) - Marty Brueggemann - Power-Up!

Syvalion - Hayato Matsuo - Chapter 1

Mega Man V - Mari Yamaguchi - Napalm Man

JumpingFlash! - Takeo Miratsu - Distant Cosmos

Virtual-On - Kentaro Kobayashi - Earth Light

Zero Divide 2: The Secret Wish - Akihito Ohkawa - Fascination

Gundam the Battle Master 2 - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki - Ball

Super Robot Taisen: Original Generations - Salamander Factory - Burn! Compatible Kaiser

ROBOGIRL 2 (Journey the Stars) - Marty Brueggemann - Lady Andromeda

Super Robot Taisen W - Salamander Factory? - Soul Stranger

Transformers Devastation - Satoshi Igarashi, Tetsuya Shibata - Motormaster

Kirby: Planet Robobot - Hirokazu Ando - Flight of Azure

NieR:Automata - Keiichi Okabe - City Ruins (Shade)

Episode 357: Octopath Traveler Part 2

This week, Karl & Will revisit the incredible soundtrack of last year’s Octopath Traveler! This score is so jam-packed with amazing tracks that the guys couldn’t resist sharing even more music they weren’t able to the first time. Enjoy some top-tier VGM!

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Octopath Traveler - Yasunori Nishiki - Square Enix - Switch - 2018
-Tranquil Days
-Alfyn, the Apothecary
-The Coastlands
-Battle I
-The Cliftlands
-A Sea Breeze Blows
-Cobbleston, Nestled in the Hills
-Determination
-My Quiet Forest Home
-Enveloped in Kindness
-Battle III
-Among Stately Peaks
-Sorrow
-Orewell, Beneath the Crags
-The One They Call the Witch
-Jubilation
-An Ill Omen
-The Frostlands
-Sunshade, City of Pleasures

Episode 356: Show & Tell 27

It's time for another installment of Show & Tell! Karl & Will each bring in their own playlist of tracks that the other hasn't heard. And in Show & Tell fashion, they duke it out in order to decide the track of the week. Enjoy what is possibly the best Show & Tell episode yet!

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Wai Wai World 2 - Kenichi Matsubara - Konami - Famicom - 1991

-Fierce Truck

Rollergames - Atsushi Fujio - Konami - NES - 1990

-Maniacs (Zone 3)

Landstalker - Motoaki Takenouchi - Sega - Genesis - 1992

-Bustling Street

Zaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Koushiki Soft: 200 Mannin no KanKen: Tokoton Kanji Nou - Unknown - IE Institute - DS - 2006

-BGM 1

Etrian Odyssey Nexus - Yuzo Koshiro - Atlus - 3DS - 2019

-Labyrinth 1

Master of Monsters - Hayato Matsuo - SystemSoft - Genesis - 1991

-Yellow Robe

Heart Heat Girls - Yuki Nakayama - Cat's Pro - PC-98 - 1993

-A.C.P.

Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar - Noriko Ishida, Eri Yasuda - Marvelous - DS - 2008

-Love Event 1

Jacob Greenmount - 2017

-Oscar's Chip

Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar - Noriko Ishida, Eri Yasuda - Marvelous - DS - 2008

-Ending Kari

Monster Hunter Generations - Akihiko Narita - Capcom - 3DS - 2015

-Pokke Village

Energy Breaker - Yukio Nakajima - Neverland - SNES - 1996

-Thoughts Unarrived

Future Vision - Laxity - Maniax - 1991

-Syncopated

Momotaro Dengeki - Masakatsu Maekawa - Hudson - Game Boy - 1993

-BGM 13 (Ending?)

Shovel Knight: King of Cards - Jake Kaufman - Yacht Club Games - Switch/PS4/XBox One - 2019

-Joustus (Card Game)

Miitopia - Toshiyuki Sudo, Shinji Ushiroda - Nintendo - 3DS - 2016

-Princess

Owlboy - Jonathan Geer - D-Pad - PC/Switch - 2016

-Vellie (Owlboy Theme)

Zaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Koushiki Soft: 200 Mannin no KanKen: Tokoton Kanji Nou - Unknown - IE Institute - DS - 2006

-BGM 2

Episode 355: Celeste

In this long-overdue episode, Karl & Will explore the atmospheric and emotional soundtrack of 2018's Celeste! The guys discuss why this music has moved so many fans. Enjoy!

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Celeste - Lena Raine - Matt Makes Games - PC/Switch/PS4 - 2018
-Prologue
-First Steps
-Resurrections
-Spirit of Hospitality
-Scattered and Lost
-Golden
-Quiet and Falling
-In the Mirror
-Madeline and Theo
-Reflection
-Confronting Myself
-Little Goth
-Reach for the Summit
-Exhale
-My Dearest Friends
-Heart of the Mountain

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!

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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

-Battle

-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

-Flipside

-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)