04 September 2013

Episode 149: Horse Racing and Fishing Games

Horses and fish are the focus of Episode 149.  That is, horse racing games and fishing games, two marginalized types of video games, though more popular in Japan.  Two topics, one episode.  Brent and Rob do a lot of horse talking, a bit of fish talking, and Rob does a little bit of sleep talking.  Break it down.  Full track listing below.

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

Classic Road II: Real Kouma Simulation - Hayato Matsuo, Hitoshi Sakimoto (prog.) - Summer - Opera House/Victor - Super Famicom - 1995

Battle Jockey - Hiroshi Ebihara, Kennosuke Suemura - Race Theme 2 - Virgin Games/Nova Games - Super Famicom - 1994

Classic Road - Hayato Matsuo, Hitoshi Sakimoto (prog.) - Opening - Opera House/Victor - Super Famicom - 1993

Jumpin' Derby - Nobuyuki Shioda - New Horse - KID/Naxat Soft - Super Famicom - 1996

GI King! Sanbiki no Yosouya - unknown - Hear Prediction - Vic Tokai/Graphic Research - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

Keiba Eight Special 2 - Kazunaka Yamane - Mode Select - C-Lab/Imagineer - Super Famicom - 1994

Gamble Hourouki - unknown - Horse Racing - Vap - Super Famicom - 1996

Derby Jockey: Kishou e no Michi - Fumito Tamayama (Batsunen Tamashikabane), Shigenori Masuko (Geeshii Kohmasu), Yoko Kawashima (Yoko Suzuki) (Hime Suzuki), Yoshio Akimoto (Ackey) - Jockey School - Asmik/Graphic Research - Super Famicom - 1994

Grander Musashi RV - Mi-chan Sutajio - Fishing - TOSE/Bandai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1998

King Salmon: The Big Catch - Masaharu Iwata, Hitoshi Sakimoto (prog.) - TItle Theme - Vic Tokai/Sage's Creation - Genesis - 1993

The Blue Marlin - unknown - Fish Got Away - Hot-B - NES - 1992

The Black Bass - unknown - gameplay - Hot-B/Another - Famicom - 1987

Super Black Bass 3 - Tsukushi Sasaki, Michiya Hirasawa - Hit! - Starfish - Super Famicom - 1995

The Black Bass - unknown - Fishing - Hot-B/Another - NES - 1989

Tsuri Tarou - Katsuhiro Hayashi (?) - Fishing for Pale Chub - Pack-In-Video - Super Famicom - 1994

The Blue Marlin - unknown - Title Part 2 - Hot-B - NES - 1992

Pocket Bass Fishing - unknown - gameplay - Bottom Up - Game Boy (Japan) - 1998


  1. I really liked GI King! Sanbiki no Yosouya. Do you think that's the same game as G1 King! 3-Hitsu no Yosouya, as seen on GameFAQs: http://www.gamefaqs.com/gameboy/569597-g1-king-3-hitsu-no-yosouya

    1. Yeah, that's the game, but GameFAQs has the title a little wrong. The 3 is correct (three is "san" in Japanese), but the "hitsu" should be a "biki". At least, that's what the box and title screen say (also notice that the box/title screen don't use the numerical 3, but the word for three (san)).

  2. "Classic Road II: Real Kouma Simulation" - Reminded me tremendously of "Ogre Battle - March of the Black Queen" (one of my all time favorites)

  3. Another great show. Lots of Bass. Good luck with the live recording! Should be a lot of fun.

  4. OH God.. I completely lost it at the Pony Birthing.

  5. One of the funniest episodes yet. I don't know why but I was very moved by that Fish Got Away track. Such a somber and thoughtful little song. I love it

  6. Last week, Michael had asked if there were any horse racing games that also had fishing in it. I know of one such game that has both. It was the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the N64. There were a couple of quests that involved racing a horse in order to win that horse to ride in the game and one where you had to catch different sizes of fish in order to win certain prizes including a Golden Scale. I know you guys don't play a whole lot of games beyond the 16-bit era but this is one of the must haves if you haven't played it already.

  7. that contact high was definitely worth the one fifty i paid for it.

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  9. How could I find the soundtrack for Classic Road II? I really like it!