05 June 2019

Episode 213: Sports 5

Another Sports focus!  Rob also gets some things off his chest in a major way.  Brent and Rob attempt to do sports commentary, but they do it in a unique way (one might say a bad way).  Also look out for a NeverEnding Story sing along and a discussion of “soccer” versus “football” in an English accent.  Full track listing below.

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

Power League II - unknown - Bases Empty - Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1989

Cyberball - Brad Fuller, Hal Canon, Don Diekneite - Ending - Atari Games/Tengen - Genesis - 1990

Ultra League: Moero! Soccer Daikessen!! - Kazuo Sawa - Stage 6 - Tom Create/Yutaka - Super Famicom - 1995

AWS Pro Moves Soccer - Jesper Kyd - Menu Theme - ASCII Entertainment - Genesis - 1993

Exciting Boxing - unknown - gameplay - Human Entertainment/Konami - Famicom - 1987

Pebble Beach Golf Links - Yumi Satake (Yumi Kinoshita), Shigekazu Kamaki - Tea Break - T&E Soft/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Wrestle War - Anupon - Match Select - Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

ATP Tour Championship Tennis - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Sound Test No. 10 - Sims/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Konami Hyper Soccer - unknown - Main BGM - Konami - NES (Europe) - 1992

Super Final Match Tennis - Takamitsu Kajikawa - Staff Roll - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1994

Power League II - unknown - Results - Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1989


  1. The only affiliation Jaleco had with Cyberball was the NES port. Sega ported it in-house under license from Tengen, as far as I can tell. The Genesis music definitely has that first-gen YM2612 Japanese sound, so I wouldn’t be surprised to discover it was Tokuhiko Uwabo or one of Sega’s early in-house composers.

  2. Pebble Beach Golf Links is such a great soundtrack

    I'm surprised at Brent going for Konami as the best game music, I thought he might go Sunsoft!

  3. Another cracking episode boizz!

    Laughed out loud at the bit about "Sonic's fast and everyone else is furious."

    Also, as an Englishman, I loved Brent's English accent. It was well weird but well good.

  4. I was excited by the portion.

    Great episode boys, but I have one (slightly pedantic) correction: soccer/football is known as 'calcio' ('pronounced cal-chio', obviously) in Italy.

  5. This is so random, I was just listening to the TG16 episode and I just saw the news that Konami is releasing a TG16 mini.... https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/06/konami-announces-plug-and-play-turbografx-16-mini/

  6. I saw sports and knew I’d have a boner

  7. The iPad interlude really was an exciting part of the show, but please stick to the dPad Brett.

  8. I have been powerlistening to the whole podcast, and I am discovering that within the "elevator" genre exists a sub-genre I like to call "golf-jam". The games don't need to be golf games (though they are often sports games), but the jams have a triumphant-yet-jazzy, sunny disposition. They say, "we came to play for real, but hey guys, isn't it great we all made it out today?" Sports 2 and Brent's third dance mix have some of the best golf jams, but the podcast is peppered with them. By far my favorite music, period.

  9. Best example- Pebble Beach Golf Links-Hole Overview -Sega Genesis

  10. I've just had a thought regarding Brent's iPad call - was it someone trying to ring the Gangster Party Line? Would be very fitting if so given the episode number, ha!

  11. Brent, your British accent was really impressive.
    Also, sorry for calling you 'Brett' in my comment above.