04 January 2023

Episode 256: Beyond 16-Bit 9

Well, it turned out to be a back-to-back beyond 16-bit situation after all.  For the second month in a row, Brent, Rob, and Gabe showcase video game music from the fifth generation and above.  Wow, they recorded this one super early in the morning.  In fact, this is the earliest they've ever recorded in the last twelve years, not including late-night post-midnight recordings.  Hey, ever wanted to meet people at a library?  No problem, the Legacy Music Hours gives you plenty of library pick-up lines you can draw from in Episode 256.  Also, Brent tests Rob's and Gabe's geography knowledge at one point, so with what you learn in that segment, you can use to impress your librarian date at dinner (or breakfast).  Full track listing below.

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

n/a - David Javelosa - Sega CD BIOS Version 1 - Sega - Sega CD - 1992

Demon Throttle - Scott Mitchell (ZBW) - Stage 2: Snowlands - Doinksoft/Devolver - Nintendo Switch - 2022

Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku - Michiru Yamane, Youichi Iwata (arr.), Tetsuya Ousono (arr.), Junko Karashima (arr.), Kaoru Okada (arr.) - Master Librarian - Konami - Sega Saturn - 1998

Bass Masters Classic - Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita (Kinuyo Ueda) - Lake Quack - Natsume/THQ - Game Boy Color - 1999

Wheel of Fortune - unknown - Jewelry (Prize Cue 1989) - Imagineering Inc./Sony Imagesoft - Sega CD - 1994

Excitebike: World Rally - Daisuke Shiiba - Canada - Monster Games/Nintendo - WiiWare - 2009

Mario Kart Wii - Asuka Hayazaki, Ryo Nagamatsu - DK Summit - Nintendo - Wii - 2008

Kira Kira Star Night DX - Haruhisa Tanaka (hally) - Yuppy Samba - RIKI/Columbus Circle - Famicom - 2016

Silpheed - Mecano Associates, Fumihito Kasatani, Mariko Satou, Youko Sonoda, Mamoru Ishimoda, Takahiro Nishi, Ari Kamijo, Kenichi Kunishima, Tomoyuki Shimada, Kazuya Takahashi, Akio Matsuda, Hiromi Ohba, Hiroshi Kawai - Hyperspace (Stage 5) -  Game Arts/Sega - Sega CD - 1993

Kero Blaster - Daisuke Amaya - Prothallium (Stage 2 - Greenery Zone) - Studio Pixel/Playism - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo - Tomoko Sano (Sanoppi) - Requiem (Name Entry BGM) - Konami - PC Engine CD-ROM² - 1993

Pokémon Diamond Version - Go Ichinose - Lake - Game Freak/Nintendo - Nintendo DS - 2007

Neo Drift Out: New Technology - unknown - Southern Hemisphere (Stage 4) - Visco/SNK - Neo Geo CD - 1996


  1. At the top of the show...8-bit color allows up to 256 grays or colors.

  2. Great episode, as always! Love the Master Librarian song from SOTN, it also reminded me of this hilarious remix. Tiny bit of context for anyone who's not played the game, the Master Librarian is the shop keep in SOTN, when you select items from his menu Alucard says "I'm interested in this", and when you buy something from him the librarian responds with "heh heh, thank you!". Watch the video, don't just listen to the audio, as some of the jokes are visual. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPsQnsOHflc