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United States

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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

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

8/2/2017
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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

7/2/2017
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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


Lunar: The Silver Star with Noriyuki Iwadare – PA82

6/1/2017
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Originally, Lunar: The Silver Star was published by Game Arts for the Sega CD (Mega CD) in Japan in 1992, and the US in 1993 by Working Designs -developed Game Arts, Studio Alex. In 1996, Game Arts completely reworked, and retold the story of Lunar by releasing Lunar: The Silver Star Story for the Sega Saturn… Read More »

Duration: 04:15:34


ExP XIX: 90s PC with Gene – PA81

5/16/2017
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The 90s were a particularly strong era for game audio on all fronts. The console market was thriving by creating a simpler way to play a game on the cheap, but the PC gaming scene continued to deliver unique experiences with many different hardware configurations. Guest, Gene Dreyband, joins us for a look at some 90s PC/AT music that rocked our… Read More »

Duration: 01:25:17


PA Music Disk Vol. 2 – PA80

5/1/2017
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We are back with another Music Disk volume to satisfy the craving for more FM synth! Today we’re featuring some select tunes from a disk title “Firecracker Music Collection vol.A: Comiket 42 Special” composed, arranged, and programmed entirely by CHEMOOL (Takahiro Yonemura). This disk was release for the PC-8801 on August 16th, 1992 and uses PMD v3.3… Read More »

Duration: 00:50:42


Arumana no Kiseki – PA79

4/15/2017
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Arumana no Kiseki (The Miracle of Arumana) is a sidescrolling action game released by Konami in 1987 for the Famicom Disk System. The game bleeds Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Seriously. Gameplay has similar bits and pieces from Castlevania and Bionic Commando but still sets itself apart as a nice little title. More importantly, the music is stellar… Read More »

Duration: 00:39:25


Mitsume ga Tooru with guest Hiroyuki Iwatsuki – PA78

4/1/2017
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Mitsume ga Tooru is a 2D side scrolling action platformer that was developed by Natsume and published by TOMY in Japan for the Famicom in 1992. It might not have made a western appearance, but what’s not to love? The gameplay is simple, accessible, and challenging -but not in a frustrating ‘rage-quit’ way at all. Natsume packed… Read More »

Duration: 01:46:37


Expansion Pack XVIII – PA77

3/15/2017
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In this episode we have a healthy dose of video game music from a variety of different games, systems and composers. Join in as we discuss the music and explore the games in Expansion Pack XVII. Track List: 0:00:00 B: The Prairie – Lucky Luke (GB/GBC) – Alberto José González 0:09:26 J: A Premonition – Styx… Read More »

Duration: 01:21:51


Out Zone with guest Tatsuya Uemura – PA76

3/1/2017
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Toaplan was one of the most well-loved developers in the shooter genre with a number of releases including Tiger-Heli, Twin Cobra, Hellfire, Truxton, and Zero Wing. In 1990, they released a different style of shooter called Out Zone which and is one of the most significant departures from the company’s catalog but still retains all the excitement, difficulty, and attention to… Read More »

Duration: 02:12:02


Expansion Pack XVII – PA75

2/15/2017
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Back with another selection of semi-random VGM tracks from a number of different systems. We’ve been a bit overdue for an Expansion Pack so listen in, join the fun, brush that 3D horse hair, and let us know what you think of the tunes. Track List: 0:00:00 Ultima – Dragon Saber (Arcade) – Shinji Hosoe 0:08:51 BGM… Read More »

Duration: 01:23:35


Alisia Dragoon with Fumihito Kasatani Interview – PA74

2/1/2017
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Want a game that’s obscure but still has it all? Alisia Dragoon on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive is exactly the game you’re looking for. Fun game play, top-notch artwork, and some of the best music the system has to offer. It’s too bad the title didn’t get more recognition back in the day, however, 25 years later we can still fall in… Read More »

Duration: 02:14:16


Bangai-O – PA73

1/15/2017
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When it comes to the Sega Dreamcast there certainly is no shortage of uniquely odd titles. Bangai-O fits the bill. From the moment you start playing, it shatters your expectations into tiny pieces and when you’re done it reassemble them into an unforgettable experience. If somehow you were thinking the Dreamcast version wasn’t enough, we’re… Read More »

Duration: 01:16:06


PA Music Disk Vol. 1 – PA72

1/2/2017
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With the new year we’d like to introduce you to one of the two new show styles that we will be added into the mix. “Pixelated Audio Music Disk Volumes” are a mixture of game music arrangements and original tunes created by the doujin (同人) groups of the late 80s through the 90s and each… Read More »

Duration: 01:12:34


Daze Before Christmas – PA71

12/22/2016
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It’s no surprise that there aren’t many Christmas specific games out on the store shelves. And after looking around we found a few Christmas games and some demo/expansions but nothing we were excited to share. Facing the possibility of not finding a game we felt worth a short holiday episode, we had to dig deep… Read More »

Duration: 00:39:43


Game On: Quadrant (C64) – PA70

12/15/2016
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Today we bring you the tunes from a lesser-known Commodore 64 title called Quadrant composed by Thomas Detert. Quadrant it’s kind of like a Tetris-Plus/Connect Four style puzzle game that was released in October of 1993, published by CP Verlag and developed by X-Ample. While the game might not be all that amazing, it has an… Read More »

Duration: 01:30:53


Neo Turf Masters with Takushi Hiyamuta – PA69

12/1/2016
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One of our favorite golf games ever made. Before they were part of SNK, Nasca proved to the industry that they could hang with the best of em. Neo Turf Masters, being one of their first, showcased arcade golf at its finest which drove the game to becoming one of our favorite sports titles ever… Read More »

Duration: 01:29:47


5 Years of VGMRips – PA68

11/22/2016
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Join us as we celebrate 5 years of VGMRips with many of the people responsible, not only for its maintenance and up keep but its creation. We’ve asked our friends to share a song that has significance to them and to tell us about it in their own words. This led to an episode crammed with beautiful tunes (across… Read More »

Duration: 01:21:56

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