06 February 2013

Episode 119: Movies 2

Video games based on movies is the topic of Episode 119 (as it was for Episode 37), and this time, Brent and Rob are joined by guest Jonah Ray (Nerdist Podcast, Jonah Raydio, Jonah's Arcade).  The "3 ninjas" kick back and talk about movies, Mike Tyson, and more.  This episode is rated R, for Real Good.  Full track listing below.

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

Rambo - Tohru Hasahe, Minki Motoyama - Colonel's Theme - Pack-In-Video/Acclaim - NES - 1988

Jurassic Park - Jonathan Dunn - Level 1 - Ocean - NES - 1993

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters - Masatomo Miyamoto - Story Intro & Mars - Toho/Compile - NES - 1989

Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure - unknown - Ending (Final Concert) - LJN/Rocket Science - NES - 1991

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Ivan Ooze - Natsume/Bandai - SNES - 1995

RoboCop - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Masaaki Iwasaki, Yuji Suzuki - Introduction - Data East - NES - 1989

The Rocketeer - Dave Hayes - BGM 2 - Bandai/Realtime Associates - NES - 1991

Batman Forever - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - Hippodrome Circus - Acclaim/Probe - SNES - 1995

DinoCity - Hiroshi Kimura - Jumbled Jungle - Irem - SNES - 1992

Demolition Man - Orca Games - Submuseum/Staff Roll - Acclaim/Alexandria - Genesis - 1995

Lethal Weapon - Neil Baldwin - Ending & Staff - Ocean/Eurocom - NES - 1993

Lethal Weapon - Dean Evans - Mission 2 & 5 - Ocean - SNES - 1992

3 Ninjas Kick Back - Richard Marvin, Richard Joseph, Jason Page (arr.) - Title Screen & Ending - Psygnosis - Genesis - 1994

Waterworld - Dean Evans - Mission Theme 2 - Ocean - SNES (Europe) - 1995

Ghostbusters - Kazuhiko Nagai (Nav.) - Ending Theme - Sega - Genesis - 1990


  1. Might be secretly up there with the funniest episodes you guys have done yet. And lots of good tracks. Nice work as always.

    Though I do hear all those styles in the Demolition Man track, they also all could've easily been sections from a MASTER OF PUPPETS-era Metallica composition. And also, I do well remember "Trouble" by Shampoo, though I'd forgotten it was from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. The song I associate most closely with that movie would be "Sensurround," They Might Be Giants' original song for the film (and possibly their best post-1995 non-album track).

    Metallica and They Might Be Giants in one comment. BAM.

    Also, the maniacal soloing in Bill & Ted ... speaks for itself. And I would have never guessed the Pet Shop Boys would have scored the videogame version of Waterworld under the pseudonym "Dean Evans."

  2. The Jurassic Park track definitely borrows heavily from Comic Bakery for the Commodore 64, which predates it by 9 years, and in my opinion is the better track!

    Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf29ShkoAiA

  3. It's really weird but I had a dream about legacy music hour last night...

    in the dream you guys made a post on your blog about how the show was now just going to be a part of a larger show you guys were working on and would only be like 30 mins a week and there were going to be comedy bits and more talking and I was all disappointed.

    1. That's a weird dream. I had a dream that Rob and Brent were the spokesmen for KFC.

  4. Wait, can you even beat Mike Tyson in the first round? I never did that. I always thought for some reason that you can't knock him down in the first round.

    Interesting thing about First Blood: Rambo never actually kills anybody, even though several people die.

    I think Death Becomes Her would have made a decent video game. An NWA pinball machine would have been awesome too. Was there a Full House game? Surely there was.

    The Bill and Ted game came out after or very near Bogus Journey, which Steve Vai did a lot of guitar for. Are the songs in the game variations of the different solo motifs he recorded for the movie? That sounded like a Steve Vai guitar solo.

  5. Still one of my fav episodes.

  6. Such a funny episode I laughed a lot. I remember enjoying the other episode that went overboard with Full House too.
    Was also funny that Death Race was mentioned as it is indeed a game. It appeared in the arcade in a very cool cabinet and as an unlicensed game on the NES.