11 January 2012

Episode 63: Flying and Shooting 2

For Episode 63, Brent and Rob return to an old topic: flying shoot 'em up games.  Brent talks about his big childhood crush on Madonna, while Rob reveals a much more unique childhood crush.  Who did little Switchy have a crush on back then?  Listen to the episode and find out!  It also seems as though Brent currently has a big crush on Genesis music.  And even aside from all the crush talk, this episode on flying shooters strangely ends up becoming a pretty romantic episode overall.  You'll see.  Cheers!  Full track listing below.

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

Darius Twin - Norihiro Furukawa (Wiz. Master), Pochi - Padi - Taito - SNES - 1991

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Sand Hell (Stage 4A) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Gunstar Heroes - Norio Hanzawa - Good Night, Baby! - Sega/Treasure - Genesis - 1993

Air Zonk - Daisuke Morishima, Matsukui - Stage 1: Toxy Land - Red Company/Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1992

Battle Ace - unknown - gameplay - Hudson Soft - SuperGrafx - 1989

Earth Defense Force - Tsukasa Tawada, Yasuhiko "Zep" Takashiba (arr.) - Naval Battle - Jaleco - SNES - 1992

Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warship - David Wise - Golden Warship Complete - Rare/Tradewest - NES - 1990

Xexyz - Hirohiko Takayama - Area Music (Armour) - Atlus/Hudson Soft - NES - 1990

Insector X - unknown - Skylight Tune (Round 2: Plateau Area) - Hot-B (dev.)/Sage Creations (pub.)/Taito (licensed by) - Genesis - 1990

Gokujou Parodius! - Shinji Tasaka, Motoaki Furukawa, Kenichi Matsubara, Seiichi Fukami (comp., arr.), Satoko Miyawaki (arr.), Kazuhiro Senoo (arr.), Hideto Inoue (Keroppi Inoue) (arr.), Nobuyuki Akena (arr.) - Farewell Love - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

Forgotten Worlds - Tamayo Kawamoto, Ippo Yamada (arr.) - Round 3 (Dust World 3) - Capcom/Sega - Genesis - 1989

Sky Kid - Junko Ozawa - Sky Kid March with Introduction - Namco/Sunsoft - NES - 1987

Phelios - Yoshinori Kawamoto - Staff Roll - Namco - Genesis - 1990

Star Soldier - Takeaki Kunimoto - Stage Music - Hudson Soft/Taxan - NES - 1989

Axelay - Taro Kudou - Colony - Konami - SNES - 1992


  1. Shooter and RPG music are the best type of video game music, in my opinion. They both make up the majority of my video game music CD collection. I still remember the first time I heard "Morning Music" play, while the Gradius arcade machine warmed up (as a youth) and just being in awe how catchy the tune was. Glad to see you guys revisiting shooter music again (and so soon too).

  2. Brent played the Solar Jetman track from the mix I made! He even faded it out in the same spot. Weird, considering he hasn't listened to it yet.

  3. I`m so glad you guys finally got on the Nerdist Network, keep up the good work!

  4. Just found your podcast (via your MPR interview). Now I have 63 episodes I need to get caught up on.
    Thanks for keeping people informed about the good ol' 16-bit and arcade music days
    -Brian Schmidt

  5. Brent said WHAT?!?! Rob, don't argue with him, just go with it! :)

    It's nice to hear you sing the Mega (Drive) praises. That Genesis sound has a special place in my heart, but this show has just solidified to me how much good stuff there is out there on all the systems. For example, as I write this, in 2014, I just discovered Treasure Hunter G for the SFamicom through Brent playing it on LMH, and man is it good.

    1. Treasure Hunter G - Emperor of Balladry is one of the best!