02 October 2019

Episode 217: Best Of Year In Review 8

Rob joins Brent in person for another exciting episode of the boizz sharing their top ten favorite tracks they discovered in roughly the last year.  Gabe also gets in on the action and shares his top three.  Lots of Rambo talk on this one (not that that’s spoiling anything), but more importantly, a major, major insight is made regarding the music to Sonic the Hedgehog, which you don’t wanna miss.  Great music, great talking, great episode.  Partial track listing below.

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

Double Dragon - Kazunaka Yamane - Mission 1 - Technos/Tradewest - NES - 1988


  1. Nice podcast full of knowledge! (joking about the above spam comment that may get deleted)

  2. GUYS. It's Rambo II: First Blood Part 3: Revenge of Columns.

  3. Great episode, lots of good tracks! Love having Rob F and Brent in the same room

    What was the name of the Goemon gameboy (?) game that Brent beat a few eps ago?

    1. The Goemon game he played was for Super Famicom and was called Soreyuke Ebisumaru Karakuri: Meiro Kieta Goemon no Nazo. But he also played a Game Boy game called Mole Mania. Both are puzzle games.

  4. You asked what "obvious" or commonly known music you haven't played yet. I'd say there's a lot of amazing music from Mega Man X and Mega Man 2 that haven't been played.

  5. Hey Brent,
    Don't know if you'll see this but I wanted to say it was awesome getting to meet you at the Columbus show!

    That set was totally Bonk!

  6. Yo! Can you guys make a Patreon please? Its too hard to manage monthly donations to you via paypal. Like, i wanna increase my amount because you’ve are putting out amazing work and climbing my podcast ladder, but Patreon would be a lot easier because i am already on there. Thank you for the funny, serious, wonderful work. My spouse and kids are sick of video game music, but i’ll never stop listening as long as I have you curating my playlist.

  7. I would guess that the most obvious eligible VGM you haven't played (and haven't specified as too obvious) is the famous Final Fantasy prelude with the ascending and descending arpeggios. And I don't know how obvious they are, but you've played all of the melodic tracks from Metroid and Kid Icarus without playing their ending/credits music.

  8. Great set great ep! I don't think tracks from any of the R-Type games have been played on the podcast. I would say the most iconic ost of the R-Type series is probably the first game. Imho all the R-Type games have awesome music. The Master System version of R-Type has both PSG and FM synth.

  9. Rob is on to something with Sonic bring released before SMB3. :)