Episode 381: Favorites with Joseffa Brueggemann

In this very special episode, Karl's wife Joseffa comes on the podcast to share a playlist of her favorite video game music! Enjoy a very unique and fun Favorites with Friends episode featuring the newest Brueggemann!


Zelda: Majora's Mask - Koji Kondo - Clock Town Day 1

Myst - Robyn Miller - Main Theme

The Sims - Jerry Martin & Marc Russo - Buy Mode 1

RuneScape - Ian Taylor - Scape Main

Donkey Kong 64 - Grant Kirkhope - DK Isle

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody - Marvelous Sound Team - Spring Theme

Kirby's Epic Yarn - Tomoya Tomita - Flower Fields

Mario Kart Wii - Asuka Ohta, Ryo Nagamatsu - Moo Moo Meadows

Zelda: Skyward Sword - Shiho Fujii - Skyloft

Gitaroo Man - Sadayoshi Okamoto, Yosuke Sato - The Legendary Theme

Outrunners - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi - France

Super Mario Galaxy - Koji Kondo - Rosalina in the Observatory 3

Overcooked - Christian Marsac - Main Theme

Stardew Valley - Eric Barone - Stardew Valley Overture

Rayman Legends - Christophe Héral - Gallery Map: Teensies in Trouble

Super Mario Odyssey - Naoto Kubo - Fossil Falls

Octopath Traveler - Yasunori Nishiki - Battle II

Silver Surfer - Tim & Geoff Follin - Stage Theme 2

Episode 380: Marcato Radio 17

It's time for another installment of Marcato Radio! Once again, it's another non-stop collection of outstanding video game music. Some you've heard before, and many you have not. This Marcato Radio is special, in that the playlist was chosen entirely by the marcato Discord! Enjoy!


Bra Bra, Final Fantasy Brass de Bravo 2 – "Kefka’s Theme" (Final Fantasy VI arrangement by Siena Wind Orchestra)

Granblue Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Evergreen Wind

Ardy Lightfoot - Akiko Hashimoto - Island Ruins

Pyre - Darren Korb - Knights of the Sea

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers - Masayoshi Soken - Unwound

Ninja Warriors Again - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki - City Center

The Bard's Tale IV – Ged Grimes and Eilidh Cormack - Cha D’ Fhuair Mi’n Cadal

Cadence of Hyrule - Danny Baranowsky - Gerudo Valley (Combat)

Alisia Dragoon - Fumihito Kasatani, Nobuyuki Aoshima - Stage 4

World of Final Fantasy - Masashi Hamauzu - World of Nine Wood Hills

Robogirl 2 - Marty Brueggemann - Captain Kiki

Hollow Knight - Christopher Larkin - Greenpath

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Undersea Palace

Tokyo Twilight Busters - Wolf Team - BGM 1

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair - Masafumi Takada - Homicide

Contra Force - Kenichi Matsubara - Stage 1

Far Cry 4 - Cliff Martinez - Unfamiliar Paths

Xenosaga III - Yuki Kajiura - Hepatica (KOS-MOS)

Final Fantasy XIV - Masayoshi Soken - Civilizations / Rak’tika Greatwood

Episode 379: DS Deep Cuts

In this episode, Karl & Will showcase some outstanding DS music from quite obscure games! Many of these tracks are from games which were released only in Japan. Enjoy some pretty, relaxing, feel-good VGM from unsung sources!


Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazar - Noriko Ishida, Eri Yasuda - Spring

To Love-Ru: Waku Waku! Rinkan Gakkou-hen - Unknown - BGM Title

Black Jack: Hi no Tori Hen - Tsuyoshi Kaneko - I'm Save

1000 Cooking Recipes from Elle à Table - Kazumi Totaka - Kitchen Bossa

Zaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Koushiki Soft: 200 Mannin no Kanken: Tokoton Kanji Nou - Unknown - BGM 01

Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokuretsu - Dai Murai, Akito Matsuda - BGM 06

Major DS: Dream Baseball - Unknown - BGM 10

River King: Mystic Valley - Unknown - BGM 21

Zettai Onkan Otoda Master - Unknown - BGM 20

Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazar - Noriko Ishida, Eri Yasuda - Love Event 1

Style Savvy - Asuka Ito, Toshiyuki Sudo - BGM 04

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch - Unknown - Track 1

San-X Land: Theme Park de Asobou - Unknown - BGM Title

Zaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Koushiki Soft: 200 Mannin no Kanken: Tokoton Kanji Nou - Unknown - BGM 03

To Love-Ru: Waku Waku! Rinkan Gakkou-hen - Unknown - BGM ADV 13

Zettai Karen Children DS - Unknown - BGM 08

Umihara Kawase Shun: Second Edition Kanzenban - Unknown - BGM 03

Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazar - Noriko Ishida, Eri Yasuda - Ending Kari

Dungeon of Windaria - Unknown - Track 1

Shikaku Kentei DS - Unknown - Track 4

Episode 378: Genesis Pool Jazz

In this episode, Karl & Will focus on a quite niche but outstanding subset of VGM: Sega Genesis Pool Games! Focusing on 3 jazzy titles: Side Pocket, Kiss Shot and Minnesota Fats! Enjoy some of the most underrated and authentic jazz from the 16-bit era!


Side Pocket - Emi Shimizu, Masaaki Iwasaki - Data East - Genesis - 1992


-Las Vegas

-Ace in the Hole

-Dinner for Two



-California Lemonade

-Playin' it Cool!

Kiss Shot - Naofumi Hataya, Hiroshi Kubota - Sega - Mega Drive - 1992

-Nineball Game

-Win Theme

-Lose Theme

-Ending Theme

Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend - M. Iwasaki, T. Sato, S. Momoi, S. Sakai - Data East - Genesis - 1995

-Movin' On Up


-Until Tomorrow

-Set Me Free

-The Fine Draw

-Head Over Heels

-The Crooked Cue

-Take Me Away

Episode 377: Final Fantasy XIII-2

In this episode, Karl & Will spotlight on the beautiful and eclectic score to Final Fantasy XIII-2! The music to this Final Fantasy sequel is both emotional and surprising. Enjoy a diverse collection of VGM from 3 composers at the top of their game!


Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Naoshi Mizuta, Masashi Hamauzu & Mitsuto Suzuki - Square Enix - PS3 - 2011

-New Bodhum

-The Promise (from XIII)

-A Wish

-Paragidm Shift

-Full Speed Ahead

-Historia Crux

-An Arrow Through Time

-Etro's Champion

-Unseen Intruder (Instrumental)



-Academia Theme

-Plains of Eternity

-Village And Void

-Warrior Goddess

-Labyrinth of Chaos

-Noel's Theme

-The Future

Episode 376: Dorian

For the Season 16 Premiere, Karl & Will explore one of the strongest and most identifiable musical building blocks in video game music: the Dorian mode! This special scale can evoke surprise, wonder, excitement, or spirituality. Enjoy this exploration of what some of the best VGM has in common!


Rudra no Hihou - Ryuji Sasai - The Quest for Rudra's Mines

RuneScape 3 - James Hannigan - Village Dance

Super Mario RPG - Yoko Shimomura - Beware the Forest's Mushrooms

Shovel Knight - Jake Kaufman - Main Theme

Metroid Prime - Kenji Yamamoto - Hall of the Elders

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Koji Kondo - Dark World

Street Fighter 2010 - Junko Tamiya - Wetland

Halo: Combat Evolved - Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori - Main Theme

Rudra no Hihou - Ryuji Sasai - Earth Bound

Ys V - Falcom Sound Team J.D.K. - Stormy Town

Rockman & Forte - Naoshi Mizuta - Museum

Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - Ahead On Our Way

Octopath Traveler - Yasunori Nishiki - A Settlement in the Red Bluffs

Ys II - Mieko Ishikawa - Subterranean Canal

Shatterhand - Iku Mizutani, Kouichi Yamanishi - Area B

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Toru Minegishi, Koji Kondo - Queen Rutela's Theme

Yoshi's Island - Koji Kondo - Underground

Pilotwings - Soyo Oka - Light Plane

Bonus Episode: Marcato Radio 16

It's time for another installment of Marcato Radio! Once again, it's another non-stop collection of outstanding video game music. Some you've heard before, and many you have not. Enjoy!


H_Mister - Winter Chip XIV - Burning

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Falcome JDK - Gens D' Armes

petet - Spring Tracks VIII - Naiad's Lament

Final Fantasy Dimensions - Naoshi Mizuta - Face Your Fears

Voodoo Vince - Steve Kirk - Sarchophogus Hustle

H_Mister and nu11 - Spring Tracks VIII - Suppressed Feelings

Stella Glow - Yasunori Mitsuda - Title Screen

HHG Heart Heat Girls - Yuki Nakayama - BGM 22

kfaraday - Winter Chip XIV - 1003 Racing Miku

JonKaruzu - Winter Chip XIV - Mighty to Decoder

One Piece: World Seeker - Kohei Tanaka - Main Theme

Energy Breaker - Yukio Nakajima - The Prayer Bells Do Not Toll

STAFFcirc - Spring Tracks VIII - A Mechanical Receptacle, Fifty Shards of a Glowing Heart

Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers - Richard Michael - Frankenmouse Theme

tothejazz - Spring Tracks VIII - Lil' Whoop

Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy - Kohei Tanaka - Love Theme

petet - Winter Chip XIV - Frostlight Festival

Mary Skelter: Nightmares - Yoh Ohyama - Metalic Bow Fight

Jredd - Spring Tracks VII - Moon Glider

Episode 375: Takashi Tateishi

Featuring an Exclusive Interview!

In this incredibly exciting episode, Karl, Will & Marty explore the video game career of Takashi Tateishi! The guys discuss Tateishi's iconic music to Mega Man 2, as well as a smattering of his other stellar VGM work. And if that weren't exciting enough, the guys finally unveil their unforgettable interview with Tateishi-san from MAGFest this past January. Enjoy a historic episode of the SMBVGMP!


Mega Man 2 - Capcom - NES - Metal Man (Cover by MET)

Mad Gear - Capcom - Arcade - Million Valley (Stage 6)

F-1 Dream - Capcom - Arcade - F-3000 Final Race 2

Mega Man 2 - Capcom - NES - Air Man

Cocoron - Takeru - Famicom - Stage Theme III

Mega Man 2 - Capcom - NES - Flash Man

Sidearms Hyperdyne - Capcom - PC Engine - Round 1

Mad Gear - Capcom - Arcade - Capital (Stage 1)

Mad Gear - Capcom - Arcade - Net Wood Forest (Stage 2)

Mega Man 2 - Capcom - NES - Dr. Wily Stage 1

Cocoron - Takeru - Famicom - Character Select Map Theme

Cocoron - Takeru - Famicom - Stage Theme V

Willow - Capcom - Arcade - Stage 1

Mighty No. 9 - Inti Creates - PS4/Xbox One - Desolate Highway

U.N. Squadron - Capcom - SNES - Forest Fortress 1

-Special thanks to Alex Aniel, Mia Uchida and Travis Anderson for making this episode possible!-