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Pixelated Audio is a bi-weekly podcast and official podcast of VGMrips.net that focuses on video game music & retro games that span across multiple platforms in an attempt to bring music, history, awareness and some of the gaming culture to people that share a similar passion. The primary goal is to have fun, talk about old games, sit back and enjoy the magical sound shower.

Pixelated Audio is a bi-weekly podcast and official podcast of VGMrips.net that focuses on video game music & retro games that span across multiple platforms in an attempt to bring music, history, awareness and some of the gaming culture to people that share a similar passion. The primary goal is to have fun, talk about old games, sit back and enjoy the magical sound shower.
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Pixelated Audio is a bi-weekly podcast and official podcast of VGMrips.net that focuses on video game music & retro games that span across multiple platforms in an attempt to bring music, history, awareness and some of the gaming culture to people that share a similar passion. The primary goal is to have fun, talk about old games, sit back and enjoy the magical sound shower.

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English


Episodes

LIVE: MAGWest 2 Panel – PA102

9/19/2018
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Another year, another MAGWest, the West Coast Music and Gaming Festival (MAGFest) in Santa Clara, California (August 10-12, 2018). This time we’re joined by a whole slew of performers from this year and last year as they talk about their childhood gaming experiences and some of the ways that gaming and VGM shaped their lives as… Read More »

Duration:01:40:40

Staff Roll: Manabu Saito – PA101

8/30/2018
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We begin a new chapter of Pixelated Audio with our first solo show, and our first tribute episode, this time honoring Manabu Saito. Saito was a prolific composer for System Sacom from 1987 to 1991, composing and arranging the music for over 15 games. You may have heard his music in Yuurei-kun on Episode 91,… Read More »

Duration:01:48:36

Crash Bandicoot with Josh Mancell – PA100

7/26/2018
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The original Crash Bandicoot games were developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Crash answers the question of “What would Donkey Kong Country be like in 3D?” The first Crash title debuted in September of 1996 on the Sony PlayStation and became an almost instant success, spawning numerous sequels and additions over the years. Although… Read More »

Duration:02:13:12

The Adventures of Little Ralph – PA99

6/4/2018
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The Adventures of Little Ralph, developed by NEW Corporation is a 2D platformer released only in Japan for the Sony Playstation on June of 1999. Like Ralph, there’s a big game in this unassuming package. With its tight controls, engaging scoring mechanics, and a polished 1v1 fighting mini-game engine, this is one you’re bound to keep coming… Read More »

Duration:01:44:46

Neural Gear with Keishi Yonao – PA98

5/4/2018
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Neural Gear, developed by Fill in Cafe and published by Cross Media Soft, is a 3rd person rail shooter (riding in the light of Space Harrier) released strictly for the Sharp X68000 on November of 1990. While the game doesn’t win any awards in the visual department it makes up for it in audio. Composed… Read More »

Duration:02:12:49

Big Bang Pro Wrestling – PA97

4/2/2018
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SNK produced some of the best titles to grace the arcades but also covered the spectrum in genre and variety. Only twice in the company’s history did they attempt to produce a wrestling game and Big Bang Pro Wrestling released in 2000 for the Neo Geo Pocket Color was out of this world. Taking lots… Read More »

Duration:01:42:43

Tetris DS – PA96

3/1/2018
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After a short break, we’re back! Starting off 2018 with a new episode featuring the music of Tetris DS on the Nintendo DS. In 2006, Nintendo did classic puzzle enthusiasts a solid by not only chalking the game full their 8bit all-stars, but also producing a phenomenal Tetris title with loads of new content. Join in… Read More »

Duration:01:05:06

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap with guests Shinichi Sakamoto, Michael Geyre, Omar Cornut, and Romain Gauthier – PA95

12/15/2017
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WonderBoy III: The Dragon’s Trap is a special game for a lot of people in a lot of ways. Today we will explore all the different paths to find its hidden gameplay and musical treasures. Much like the game, with its colorful cast of playable characters, we will not be alone on this journey of… Read More »

Duration:01:43:35

Expansion Pack XXI – PA94

12/1/2017
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Today’s Expansion Pack tends to lean heavy on the Sharp X68000 (not planned) but that’s not a bad thing. Some amazing tracks selected from the Pixelated Audio team for your listening pleasure. Be sure to let us know your thoughts about the music as well! Track List: Victory is Imminent – Lord Monarch (FM Towns)… Read More »

Duration:00:50:59

PA Music Disk Vol. 3 – PA93

11/15/2017
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Pixelated Audio Music Disk Vol. 3 features the 7th and final music disk from GC-clusterz. Released in December of 1991, this compilation includes both arrangements of video game music AND original tunes made for the PC-8801 series of computers by NEC. Led by GEPPEL, this doujin group only lasted a year (as GC-clusterz) but produced a… Read More »

Duration:00:48:25

Cuphead with Kristofer Maddigan and TMR – PA92

10/31/2017
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Cuphead is the first game by the indie studio called StudioMDHR based in Canada, which was created by brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer. In development since 2010, Cuphead graced the gaming world only last month but is the first of its kind. Now, we’ve seen many action platformers and many boss-battle systems pop up before… Read More »

Duration:02:36:45

Yuurei-kun – PA91

10/16/2017
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It’s Halloween season and we’re bringing out a soundtrack to one of the most terrifying adorable ghosts around (even makes your ghost emoji look scary). Yuurei-kun (aka Mr. Ghost) is a side-scrolling action game released for the MSX2 and higher compatible machines in 1989 both published and developed by System Sacom. While the soundtrack was written using… Read More »

Duration:00:47:14

Brain Lord – PA90

10/2/2017
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In this installment we’re exploring the soundtrack of an overlooked SNES Action-RPG released in 1994, titled: Brain Lord. It was developed by Produce! in conjunction with a sound group called Opus, and published by Enix for the Super Nintendo (or Super Famicom). Composed by Masanao Akahori, the game has a totally catchy soundtrack and some truly wonderful… Read More »

Duration:01:53:50

ExP XX: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive with Gene – PA89

9/15/2017
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Riding on the heels of our last episode (MAGWest Panel), Gene co-hosts with us once again for a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive themed Expansion Pack. We’ve got a lot of great music and hopefully some new stuff that you might have missed! Track List: 0:00:00 “Lively Town” (Shining Force II) Motoaki Takenouchi 0:08:25 “Thought of the Holy”… Read More »

Duration:02:24:56

LIVE: MAGWest Panel with guests Inverse Phase and Extent of the Jam – PA88

9/1/2017
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MAGWest was the first West Coast MAGFest event in Santa Clara, California (August 25th-27th) and we were stoked to be invited to do a panel this year. The topic we landed on was the sound system of the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and how the two sound chips (Sega PSG/YM2612) complemented each other for a rich… Read More »

Duration:01:56:42

Starfire with guest Takeshi Abo – PA87

8/15/2017
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Heading back to the YM2608 for a look (and listen) at a game called Starfire for the PC-9801. A system exclusive, 1st person action RPG, released on October 14th of 1994; developed and published by a small company called StarCraft Inc. It’s an interesting game that, even though a Japanese only title, borrows heavily from… Read More »

Duration:01:36:03

Dragon Fighter – PA86

8/1/2017
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The third Natsume NES/Famicom spotlight on the show features music from another strong composer. Dragon Fighter is a side scrolling action platformer, released for the Famicom in Japan in 1990, developed by Natsume and published by Towa Chiki. In 1992 the game was brought to the North American audience by a company called SOFEL Corp. Using… Read More »

Duration:01:13:12

Self Reflection: 3 Years of PA – PA85

7/16/2017
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We’re taking a break… Don’t worry, just this week. :) In this episode, we got together for a bit to listen to how we started (episode 1) that was released just over 3 years ago now. We talk a little about the show, how we’ve changed, the way it’s produced, and the other additions as… Read More »

Duration:01:09:49

Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade – PA84

7/1/2017
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In this installment of Pixelated Audio, we’re heading back to the Game Boy featuring a soundtrack from a Japanese-only title called Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade, developed by Sun L and published by Yutaka in 1992. This game is based off the short lived anime by Tatsunoko Production and Sotsu Agency. The game is a blast and… Read More »

Duration:01:38:47

BlaZeon – PA83

6/15/2017
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BlaZeon is a horizontal shooter, developed by A.I Co and published by Atlus in 1992 for the arcade. Originally a Japanese only release, Atlus ported the game to the SNES for Japan AND the US shortly after (in the same year, 1992) The music (composed by Tsukasa Masuko) is totally pumpin’ and deserves a listen.… Read More »

Duration:01:30:01