11 July 2012

Episode 89: Pro Wrestling Games

The main event for Episode 89 is Pro Wrestling Games.  Brent and Rob body slam their way through the myriad of wrestling video games released during the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  So piledrive your ears in to this no-holds-barred music and get ready to RUMBLE!  Full track listing below.

Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

The Main Event - unknown - Wrestler Select Music - Konami - arcade - 1988

WWF WrestleMania Challenge - David Wise - Andre the Giant - Rare/LJN - NES - 1990

Toukon Club - Iku Mizutani - Menu - Natsume/Jaleco - Famicom - 1992

Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden - T. Saito, Garheu - gameplay - Human Entertainment - Mega Drive - 1992

WCW World Championship Wrestling - Kenji Yoshida - 1 Player Tag Team Match - Nichibutsu/FCI - NES - 1990

WCW World Championship Wrestling - Kenji Yoshida - Unknown Theme B - Nichibutsu/FCI - NES - 1990

WWF WrestleMania Challenge - David Wise - Player 2 - Rare/LJN - NES - 1990

Tag Team Wrestling - unknown - Main BGM - SAS Sakata/Data East - NES - 1986

Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Chou Senshi in Tokyo Dome - Yusuke Takahama - Title Screen - Varie - Super Famicom - 1993

WWF Superstars - David Wise - Title/In-Game Music - Rare/LJN - Game Boy - 1991

JWP Joshi Pro Wrestling: Pure Wrestle Queens - unknown - gameplay - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1994

Natsume Championship Wrestling - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita - Theme of Kenta Kobashi - Natsume - SNES - 1994

Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special - Masamichi Yamazaki, Chiyomaru Shikura, Yukie Sugawara, Shintaro Jyocha - gameplay - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1994

Super Fire Pro Wrestling 2 - Hiroya Niwayama, Masamichi Yamazaki, Hironori Tanaka, Tetsuji Ohtani, Hiroshi Suzuki - Theme of Victory Musashi & Great Shiba - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1992

Tecmo World Wrestling - Keiji Yamagishi, Mayuko Okamura, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Mitsuhito Tanaka - Ending - Tecmo - NES - 1990


  1. I sort of think that song that sounds like Michael Jackson sounds like one of the songs from Captain EO

    Also dumb trivia: Tag Team Wrestling is where the Homestar Runner people got Strong Bad's name. The other team is called The Strong Bads.

    Surprisingly good songs on wrestling games!

    1. Figured out after the recording that it was Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough. But then, listening to the actual song, it only kind of sounds like it.

    2. Thought after I posted that comment that it may be Wanna Be Startin Something from Thriller.

      I'm embarrassingly into Michael Jackson :-/

  2. I'm pretty sure that the music stops suddenly in Wrestlemania Challenge so that the opponent's music can play, but I could be wrong.

    That Tag Team wrestling track needs to be tuned. Very sour, even for someone who enjoys slightly out of tune stuff.

  3. I was kinda surprised not to hear the main ("in the ring") theme from Pro Wrestling on the NES. It's basic, but it's iconic! Otherwise, good show as always!


  4. Good old Art Of Noise:

  5. Making my way through the Legacy catalogue, once again.
    Just wanted to say, that Shin Nippon soundtrack makes you feel so good.
    A couple hits on there.

  6. If you guys like wrestling soundtracks from videogames, check us out! You will love it! soundcloud.com/nestunes

  7. LOL, listener from the Dominican Republic here!!... Rob did a comment and mentioned Dominican :P