Let me tell you, that walk to the village isn't as safe as you think. Let me tell you, that walk to the village isn't as short as you think. The road is dangerous with RANDOM BATTLES! This week it's all about that random battle music!
High adventure and HEAVY METAL! We listen to great Zelda game music from all across the generations. Joining us this week is the Zelda-inspired heavy metal group Master Sword! We talk hook-shots, operatic metal, and winding stair-cases. It's dangerous to go alone, listen to this podcast!
We are seeing so many great new games recently with a retro-aesthetic, and we love it! Whether it's pixelized 16-bit style artwork, or classic gameplay mechanics, it's something that we're drawn to immediately. The music is no different, borrowing from the sounds of past hardware and putting an original spin on it.
When I think of shmups, I think of grazing bullets, exploding pop-corn, 1CC's, and the STG bible: The Full Extend of the Jam. But let's get into the music! We're joined by VGM rock-MASTER Chris Baines to share our favorite 2D shooter music! He shares his love of all things Gradius, and we get into how there's so many awesome jazz-licks in these games. Wait are you waiting for? ENEMY APPROACHING!
The short-lived Sega Dreamcast had an excellent library which included some great vertical and horizontal shmups! Enjoy this mixtape from one of our earliest episodes with great classic Sega composers!
Let's listen to music that can get you powered up! Music that makes you feel like you can save the world even though your just a high school kid with magical powers! We explore the world of Shonen Jump video games and video game cross-overs!
For those who are about to Rockman, we salute you! This is the podcast's second dive into video game rock music, and this time it's personal. Pernell gives blood just before recording, so you're in for an extra special treat. Rob sings his favorite fighting game moves, and Pernell reminisces about childhood games played in his neighborhood. (it's amazing we survived our childhood)
It's the most MagFest'iest time of the year! That means Pernell is travelling and partying with hundreds of music and game enthusiasts, and Rob is all alone! ALL ALONE! So enjoy this super DJ mix of synthwave style remixes and original game tunes!
Grab your keyboards let's celebrate all the great things Yamaha did for classic game consoles and computer systems! We focus strictly on FM synth music composed for games, particularly anything with big chunky bass and funked up keyboard leads!
This very special episode was recorded in front of a live Facebook studio audience! We listen to great snowy and icy tunes! We talk about Gameboys of Christmas's past! And we goof off with everyone on Facebook during the live stream! So let's have some fun!
This week we listen to game music used typically in desert stages, often to create the atmosphere of Arabic architecture and landscapes. Stereotypes aside, there are some fantastic melodies and rhythms to be found in these games. So take off your shoes and dive in with us!
It's been (ITS BEEN) TWO YEARS of the podcast, so it's time for another celebration! But didn't you just celebrate 100 episodes? We did! Who cares! Rob and Pernell pick their top 5 songs of the past year, pop bottles, laugh uncontrollably at Pernell's fake curse-words, and discover that Andore is the Sorting-Hat of the Mad Gear gang. Thanks to a gift from a special listener, things go a little off the rails.
Brawlers. Beat'em ups. Punchy-kicky men. These are all terms for a popular style of arcade game that brings kids together, and tears families apart. Okay so I'm making some of this stuff up. This is our second look at the popular beat-em-up genre, but this time with no system restrictions.
Rob and Pernell leave the safety and protection of their studio so they can present awesome video game music to a crowd of unsuspecting cosplayers! This week is a live a recording from the weekend-long anime/video games/cosplay festival known as Thy Geekdom Con! Pernell brings the crowd-pleasers, but Rob just wants to fight with good-old battle music!