22 August 2012

Episode 95: Title Screen Music 2

Title screen music is the focus of Episode 95, as it was on Episode 29.  But this time, Brent and Rob play a Populous composer guessing game and another game called "Fun with Skitchin'."  Finally, "Skitchin'" and "Jaleco" face off in an all out, no-holds-barred battle leaving Brent and Rob hot for Matt "Furnace."  Full track listing below.

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

High Seas Havoc - Emi Shimizu, Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa) - Havoc's Theme - Data East - Genesis - 1993

Battle Squadron - Ron Klaren, Rob Hubbard (arr.) - Title Theme - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1990

Populous - Rob Hubbard, Kazuo Sawa, Dave Hanlon, Les Edgar - Main Theme - Bullfrog/Infinity/Acclaim - SNES - 1991

Batman: Return of the Joker - Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya - Opening (Main Theme) - Sunsoft - NES - 1991

Musya: The Classic Japanese Tale of Horror - Seiko Asukagawa - Title (Part 2) - SETA - SNES - 1992

Gokujou Parodius! - Seiichi Fukami (Prophet Fukami), Satoko Miyawaki (M.Puddin' Satoko), Kazuhiro Senoo (Sitar Senoo), Hideto Inoue (Keroppi Inoue) (arr.), Nobuyuki Akena (arr.) - Show Time in the Parodius (Title) - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

GT Racing - unknown - Title Screen - Lenar/Imagineer - Super Famicom - 1996

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

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode - Michiharu Hasuya - Title Screen - Vic Tokai - NES - 1988

Skitchin' - Jeff van Dyck - Title Screen (With Voice) - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

Hudson's Adventure Island - Jun Chikuma - Title Screen - Hudson Soft - NES - 1988

Romancing SaGa 2 - Kenji Ito - Opening Title - Square - Super Famicom - 1993

Predator 2 - Matt Furniss - Title Theme - Teeny Weeny Games/Arena - Genesis - 1992

Moon Crystal - Tsukasa Tawada - Prologue (Part 3) - Hect - Famicom - 1992

Gunstar Heroes - Norio Hanzawa - Legend of the Gunstars - Treasure - Genesis - 1993


  1. That Skitchin track has some tuning issues. The guitar is out of tune with the other voices. It is especially noticeable when the synth lead comes in.

  2. I had to look up the different members of the band Japan to see if any of the Populous composers were in the band. If you've heard the album Tin Drum, it sounds like it could have been on that album (to me) or even the Dali's Car stuff.

    The high volume of quality jokes in this episode really had me in SKitches.

  3. I was a little disappointed that the Turbografx-16 and Master System were left out of this episode. The tracks picked out were excellent as always, but lately these two systems always seem to be excluded. There are some great gems on those systems.

    By the way, the name of that anime the Running Man short was on is Neo Tokyo.

  4. That Populous track was fantastic. I was totally perplexed by the sound of it. It almost reminded me of some sort of Norwegian black metal song, all it was missing was blast beats and corpse paint. Great episode, I am closing in on being totally caught up with your catalog.

  5. You know, whatever software you're using to play the SNES tracks really makes them sound terrible. You've commented on SNES music's samples being "muffled". But that Romancing SaGa 2 track sounded SO different to what I'm used to that I had to compare it to the actual song: https://youtu.be/lJMwa1Z6vwA?t=7m27s

    Way better.

  6. Hey there dudes, just a minor heads-up; on your listing of the Musya track, "Title" is typed out "TItle," with an uppercase "I." Super dumb and minor lol but the editor in me wanted to bring it up.