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Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast

Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast

By bedroth & Shootkapow
Bedroth and Shootkapow take a parent/kid road trip through the wide world of VGM. Songs can come directly from games, be covers or remixes, or even just be inspired by existing VGM, but they always follow one rule: everything must be very good music!

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VGMVGM art by Naomi Rubin! Support out her work at patreon.com/naomirubin and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com!

Drawn Portraits by Carlos Leon-Roman. Check him out at Instagram.com/kf_carlito

Pixelart by Ben "The Diad" Dishman. Check him out @TheDiad on Twitter!
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Episode 3-10: Marvel vs. Capcom, Part 2 with Darryl and Carlos
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we continue our exploration of the wonderful soundtracks from the Marvel vs. Capcom series with Kung Fu Carlito, Darryl "The Last Rican" Bowers, and friend of the show ProfJeff! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Games Featured in this Episode: X-Men vs. Street Fighter (XvSF) – Capcom – Arcade/Saturn/PS1 – 1996 – Yuki Iwai & Yuko Takehara Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (MvSF) – Capcom – Arcade/Saturn/PS1 – 1997 – Yuki Iwai & Yuko Kadota Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (MvC) – Capcom – Arcade/Dreamcast/PS1 – 1998 – Masato Kuoda & Yuko Takehara Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (MvC2) – Capcom/Backbone Entertainment – Arcade/Dreamcast/PS2/Xbox – 2000 – Tetsuya Shibata & Mitsuhiko Takano Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (MvC3) – Capcom/Eighting – PS3/Xbox 360 – 2011 – Hideyuki Fukasawa Round 1: Spider-Man’s Theme (MvSF) vs. Cammy's Theme (XvSF) Round 2: Apocalypse’s Theme (MvSF) vs. Sakura's Theme (MvSF) Round 3: War Machine’s Theme (MvC) vs. Captain Commando’s Theme (MvC) Round 4: Shuma Gorath’s Theme (MvSF) vs. Clock Tower Stage (MvC2) Round 5: Cyclops’s Theme (XvSF) vs. Staff Roll (MvC) Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Sprintcade Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:12:60
July 13, 2021
Episode 3-9: Marvel vs. Capcom Part 1 with Carlos & Darryl
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we shake things up as we are joined (via pre-recorded testimonial) by two very special guests (and Patrons), Kung Fu Carlito and Darryl "The Last Rican" Bowers. These two epic comic-book-and-VGM fans go head to head in the quintessential best-of-both-worlds Marvel vs. Capcom series. Tune in next time for Part 2! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Games Featured in this Episode: X-Men vs. Street Fighter (XvSF) – Capcom – Arcade/Saturn/PS1 – 1996 – Yuki Iwai & Yuko Takehara Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (MvSF) – Capcom – Arcade/Saturn/PS1 – 1997 – Yuki Iwai & Yuko Kadota Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (MvC) – Capcom – Arcade/Dreamcast/PS1 – 1998 – Masato Kuoda & Yuko Takehara Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (MvC2) – Capcom/Backbone Entertainment – Arcade/Dreamcast/PS2/Xbox – 2000 – Tetsuya Shibata & Mitsuhiko Takano Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (MvC3) – Capcom/Eighting – PS3/Xbox 360 – 2011 – Hideyuki Fukasawa Round 1: Gambit’s Theme (XvSF) vs. Network Mode (MvC2) (unused) Round 2: Rogue’s Theme (XvSF) vs. Ryu’s Theme (MvSF) Round 3: Cyclops’s Theme (MvSF) vs. Ken’s Theme (XvSF) Round 4: Spider-Man’s Theme (MvC) vs. Swamp Stage (Funk arr. Lord Bif) (MvC2) Swamp Stage Funk Arrangement W/ Guests by Lord Bif: https://youtu.be/9mRPZb_DPp4 Round 5: Super Skrull’s Theme (MvC3) vs. Captain Commando’s Theme (MvC) Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:27:42
June 21, 2021
Episode 3-8: VGMVGM Grab Bag 1
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we bring you a handful of random tunes. The only commonality here is that everything follows our #1 rule: Everything is Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content below! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Las Vegas - Top Gear - Barry Leitch (1992, SNES, Gremlin Graphics/Kemco) Barry's Bandcamp: https://barryleitch.bandcamp.com/ Mechanical Rhythm - Xenoblade Chronicles DE - ACE+ (Tomori Kudo, CHiCO, and Kenji Hiramatsu) (2020, Switch, Monolith Soft/Nintendo) Koopa Troopa Beach - Mario Sports Mix - Masayoshi Soken & Kumi Tanioka (2010, Wii, Square Enix/Nintendo) Crisp Climb Castle - Bowser's Fury - Koji Kondo, Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi (2021, Switch, Nintendo) Main Theme - Fairy Fencer F - Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Tsutomu Narita for Earthbound Papas (2013, PS3, Compile Heart) Main Theme (Chibi Robo) - Super Smash Flash 2 - Hirofumi Taniguchi/Alex Mourey (chernabogue) (2005/2011, Bandai/Nintendo/McLeodGaming) chernabogue's Bandcamp: https://chernabogue.bandcamp.com/ Indignant Divinity - Tower of Heaven - flashygoodness (2009, Windows, Askiisoft) flashy's Bandcamp: https://flashygoodness.bandcamp.com/ Battle (Sinis Trio) - Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Takuto Kitsuta, Kinta Sato, Shinobu Amayake (2008, DS, Creatures, Inc./Nintendo/The Pokemon Company) Blitz It! by the Chirpy Chips - Splatoon 2 - Shiho Fujii (2017, Switch, Nintendo) Route 205 (Daytime) - Pokemon Diamond/Pearl - Hitomi Sato (2006, DS, Game Freak/Nintendo/The Pokemon Company) Orbital Ring Systems Cargo Bay - Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars - Yoshinori Ono (2008, Arcade/Wii, Eighting/Capcom) 2-Player Vs. - Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - Masanori Hikichi/Masayuki Nagao (1993, Genesis/Game Gear, Compile/Sega) Beyond the Speed of - Sonic Runners - Tomoya Ohtani (2015, Mobile, Sonic Team/Sega) At the End of Time - Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda (1995, SNES, Square) Blooper: Sunny Side Up - Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - Grant Kirkhope (2017, Switch, Ubisoft/Nintendo) Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:32:25
June 8, 2021
Episode 3-7: The Music of the Pikmin Series
Greetings, Gamers! This week, Shootkapow takes us on a tour through the quirky, often delightful world of the Pikmin series and its music, composed by Nintendo stalwart Hajime Wakai. The entire playlist has been curated by Shoot this time, and you’ll learn more about the titular quirky little plant/animal soldier/friends and their world than you ever realized you wanted to know! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: The composer for both Pikmin and Pikmin 2 is Hajime Wakai. Pikmin 3's soundtrack was composed and arranged by Wakai along with Asuka Hayazaki and Atsuko Asahi. Pikmin – GameCube, 2001 (Re-released as part of Wii’s New Play Control! series in 2009) 2:49 - Title Theme 10:20 - Impact Site 19:16 - Today’s Results 24:13 - Forest of Hope Pikmin 2 – GameCube, 2004 (Re-released as part of Wii’s New Play Control! series in 2009) 33:02 - Title Theme 35:47 - World Map 40:05 - Valley of Repose 46:57 - Boss Theme 56:05 - Perplexing Pool 1:04:35 - The Water Wraith is Coming 1:07:32 - Wistful Wild Pikmin 3 – Wii U, 2013 (Re-released with bonus content as Pikmin 3 Deluxe on Switch in 2020) 1:15:31 - Garden of Hope 1:21:17 - Tropical Wilds 1:29:52 - One More Blooper Reel – Bulblax Kingdom – Pikmin 2 Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:48:46
May 25, 2021
Episode 3-6: Catlandia Bloopers and Commentary with Ryan Steel
Listen as Bedroth, Shootkapow, and special guest, composer Ryan Steel, discuss a super-wide variety of topics as they listen to the songs from Episode 3-6 of the podcast. Trigger warning: there is some discussion about American/Canadian political/economic topics (specifically healthcare and military spending) between 24:31 and 26:35. If that’s not your jam, skip it, and enjoy our chatter about composition, sound design, the pronunciation of our names, learning from failure, game jams, and, of course, the reality of the Flat Earth, among many other topics! In case it's not obvious, if you haven't listened to Episode 3-6, you should really pause and go check it out first! Here's a link: https://youtu.be/WNI7qKQq-P4 Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Catlandia: Crisis at Fort Pawprint was developed and published by Polar Tabby Interactive for mobile and Steam in February 2020. Tracklist: Title Theme Cats at the Fort | Pawprint Nights The Darkness in the Trees Bites and Scratches Howdy, From the Farm! | Sleepy Boy A Spark in the Air Build It Up A Fight in the Yard Twilight Gravel The World Is Flat Hammered Concrete Catlandia Trailer Theme Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:21:14
May 19, 2021
Episode 3-6: Catlandia: Crisis at Fort Pawprint with Ryan Steel
Greetings, Gamers! Coming off of our cat-stravaganza with Dusk last week, we are excited to finally bring you our interview with Ryan Steel, VGMVGM patron and composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort Pawprint! This is just such a diverse, well-made soundtrack, and we had a blast talking about it! Ryan is a Sound Designer and Music Composer from Canada. Playing video games were some of his earliest memories, and he grew up loving the music, learning a variety of instruments growing up and trying to play all those sweet VGM tunes on them. When he moved out to the farm he decided to stop playing in metal bands and started writing video game music because everything he was writing already fit the bill. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Catlandia: Crisis at Fort Pawprint was developed and published by Polar Tabby Interactive for mobile and Steam in February 2020. Tracklist: Opening - Title Theme 25:33 - Cats at the Fort | Pawprint Nights 37:56 - The Darkness in the Trees 46:40 - Bites and Scratches 53:37 - Howdy, From the Farm! | Sleepy Boy 1:05:47 - A Spark in the Air 1:16:10 - Build It Up 1:23:58 - A Fight in the Yard 1:29:16 - Twilight Gravel 1:37:11 - The World Is Flat 1:43:45 - Hammered Concrete Closing - Catlandia Trailer Theme Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:04:04
May 18, 2021
Episode 3-5: Feline Fine with Dusklight
Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to a special episode of Very Good Meowsic…er…Music. This week, Bedroth is joined by Dusklight once again, as Shootkapow takes a brief hiatus to focus on some end-of-year stuff (although you might hear him a couple of times if you stick around until the end! Dusk has 2 kitties at home, who you can see on the YouTube video for this episode, so she and Bedroth will be discussing some of the best music they could find from feline-centric games. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! World 03 - Purrs in Heaven – Pau Damià Riera (2020, Switch, Pixel Bones Studio/EnjoyUp Games) Haretree – Legend of Kay – Jake Kaufman (2005, PS2, Neon Studios/Capcom) Theo - Bright Paw - Will Bedford (2020, Switch/Mobile/Windows, Radical Forge/Rogue Games) Mount Magmeow - Bowser's Fury - Koji Kondo, Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi (2021, Switch, Nintendo) A Kitten More Evil Than You Could Possibly Imagine - Cat Quest – Brian Havey, aka zminusone (2017, Multiplatform, The Gentlebros/Pqube) PowerPro Baseball Collab Battle Music – The Battle Cats – unknown composer, possibly Shigeru Araki or Tomoaki Hirono (2014, Mobile, PONOS Corporation) Creamy Cove - Aqua Kitty – Mark Day, aka Electric Café (2014, Multiplatform, Electric Café/TIKIPOD) Fans: (Voltz Supreme) Tracks 21 & 33 - Doraemon - Nobita no Shin Makai Daibouken – unknown composer (2007, DS, Global Entertainment/Sega) (The Last Rican) Stage One – Black Panther – unknown composer (1987, Arcade, Konami) (Skeletroy) Final Boss: Cutscene (Ready to Fight!) – Ninja Kat/Kyatto Ninden Teyandee/Samurai Pizza Cats – Ryuichi Nitta (1991, Famicom, Tecmo) Ferra Lunar Canyon Main – Whisker Squadron – Chel Wong (In Development, Windows, Flippfly) Calling (Witching Woods Night) – Calico – John Smith, aka Slide20XX (2020, Multiplatform, Peachy Keen Games) Time Square – Blinx the Time Sweeper – Mariko Nanba, Keiichi Sugiyama (2002, Xbox, Artoon/Microsoft) Nostalgia Cutscene – Cattails - Tormod Garvin (2017, Switch/PC/Falcon Development) Claws and Effect – Catlateral Damage – Brandon Ellis, aka cityfires (2013, Windows/Linux/Mac, Chris Chung/Fire Hose Games) Mystic theme - Cattails - Tormod Garvin (2017, Switch/PC/Falcon Development) Blue Rose Ruin – Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Kettei-Ban – Zeami (2011, Wii, BANDAI NAMCO) Meow Meow Lullaby Remix - Petz: Catz 2 – Nada Surf (2007, DS/PS, Ubisoft) The soundtrack was composed by Jake Kaufman, but this song was written for the game and performed by Alt Rock group Nada Surf Thanks to our patrons: Alex, Darryl, Troy, Ryan, Carlos, Forrest, and Nathan! Check out links to their work on the YouTube video! Thanks to Naomi Rubin, Carlos Leon-Roman, and Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our artwork! Thanks to Skeletroy for our theme song!
01:38:21
May 11, 2021
Episode 3-4: The VGM Hype Train of Hype Cool VGM
All aboard, Gamers! The time is finally here – after one extra week of waiting (while listening to some excellent Train Tracks brought to you by your fellow listeners), the VGM Hype Train of Hype Cool VGM is finally ready to leave the station! We’ve got 14 cool tracks (plus our intro and blooper reel track) for your listening pleasure, so let’s keep to good times rollin’ down the track! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! (Play In) Wreck Train - Wario Land - Shake It! - Tomoya Tomita, Minako Hamano (2008, Wii, Good-Feel/Nintendo) 4:35 - Bury My Sheel at Wounded Knee (Genesis Cover by Chiptuned Raijin) - TMNT: Turtles in Time - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Kozo Nakamura (1991, Arcade, Konami) Raijin's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChiptunedRaijin 8:58 - Charge Man - Mega Man 5 - Mari Yamaguchi (1992, NES, Capcom) 13:47 - Stage 6 (Capital Railway Theme) - Hard Corps: Uprising - Daisuke Ishiwatari (2011, PS3/360, Arc System Works/Konami) 19:13 - Derailed Express - Wario Land: Shake It! - Tomoya Tomita, Minako Hamano (2008, Wii, Good-Feel/Nintendo) 22:52 - Chaser - Densha De D: Climax Stage - Fran Dyer (2012, Windows, Jinushilppa) Fran's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdwardMess/featured 26:36 - Toy Tracks - Kirby's Epic Yarn - Tomoya Tomita (2010, Wii, Good-Feel/HAL/Nintendo) 30:34 - Sonic 06 Radical Train Modern - Sonic ATS (After the Sequel) - Tomoya Ohtani, arr. Falk (2013, Windows, LakeFeperd/Felipe Daneluz) Check out the site and download the game: https://sites.google.com/site/sonicbtsbooth/ 34:56 - Sunset Express - Paper Mario: Color Splash - Takeru Kanazaki, Shigemitsu Goto, Fumihiro Isobe (2016, Wii U, Intelligent Systems/Nintendo) 40:10 - Rush Hour- A Hat in Time (Nyakuza Metro) - Pascal Michael Stiefel (2017, Windows/PS4/XB1, Gears for Breakfast/Humble Bundle) Stiefel on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3FU61shb6MdX8NLBnBauTI 44:19 - Loud Locomotive (Train Area 2) - Kirby Planet Robobot - Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa (2016, 3DS, HAL/Nintendo) 48:14 - Union Station Alternative (London Stage) - Street Fighter V - Masahiro Aoki, Hideyuki Fukasawa, Keiki Kobayashi, Takatsugu Wakabayashi, Zac Zinger (2016, Windows/PS4, Dimps/Capcom) 53:09 - The Bullet Bill Express - Super Mario 3D World - Koji Kondo, Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi (2013, Wii U, Nintendo) 59:29 - Rydeen (Main BGM) - Super Locomotive - Yukihiro Takahashi (1982, Arcade, Sega) 1:04:27 - A Railway in Our Village! - Mother 3 - Shogo Sakai (2006, GBA, HAL/Nintendo) (Blooper) Stage 2 (Train Ride) - McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Katsuhiko Suzuki (1993, Genesis, Treasure/Sega) Patrons: Alex Messenger The Last Rican Ryan Steel Skeletroy Kung Fu Carlito Forrest Shamlian The Mysterious Nathan Artists: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:20:39
April 26, 2021
Episode 3-4 Bonus: Listener Train Tracks
Greetings, Gamers! We’re taking things a little out of order this week. Some more crazy happenings in the Bedroth household have postponed the regular episode for a week, but never fear! We asked, and you answered the call! We’ve got 14 super-cool train tracks recommended by our loyal listeners, and we can’t wait for all of you to hear them. Each song/set of songs below is filed under the name of the listener who recommended it. Extra special thanks to all of you! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! The Last Rican Red Eye 2 - Lost Planet 2 - Marika Suzuki, Akiyuki Morimoto (2010, PS3/360, Capcom) - originally released for BlackBerry by Beeline Interactive Ryan Converted Missile Train/The Train Is About to Explode! - Goldeneye 007 - Grant Kirkhope, Robin Beanland, Graeme Norgate (1997, N64, Rare/Nintendo) Skeletroy Thunderstorm (Stage 2-1) from Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos - Ryuichi Nitta, Mayuko Okamura (1990, NES, Tecmo) Greased Lightning/Trucks & Trains (Stages 2 & 5) - Bad Dudes vs DragonNinja (cover by the Mad Gear from the album Symphony of the Fight) - Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida (1988, Arcade, Data East) Buy it on The Mad Gear’s Bandcamp! ProfJeff Stage 2-2 - Rocket Knight Adventures - Michiru Yamane, Aki Hata (1993, Genesis, Konami) Military Train - Rapid Reload/Gunner’s Heaven - Kazuhiko Toyama (1995, PS1, Media Vision/Sony) Forrest Time Limit - Viewtiful Joe - Masakazu Sugimori, Masami Ueda (2003, GameCube/PS2, Capcom) Western Land - Mario Party 2 - Hironao Yamamoto, Sohei Bando, Kazuhiko Sawaguchi (1999, N64, Hudson Soft/Nintendo) Welcome to Station Square - Sonic Adventure - Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani, Masaru Setsumaru (1998, Dreamcast/GC/Windows/360/PS3, Sonic Team/Sega) Voltz Supreme - check out his website! Underground (Sarah in the Subway) - Virtua Fighter 3 - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Fumio Ito, Hidenori Syoji, Takayuki Nakamura (1996, Arcade, Sega - Ported to Dreamcast in 1998) Mystery Train - Final Fantasy VI - Nobuo Uematsu (1994, SNES, Square) Train Graveyard - Final Fantasy VII Remake - Masashi Hamauzu (2020, PS4, Square Enix) Forrest & Voltz Subway - Mortal Kombat 3 - Dan Forden (1995, Arcade, Midway) Patchpen Overworld Adventure/Full Steam Ahead - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks - Toru Minegishi, Manaka Tominaga, Asuka Ota, Koji Kondo (2009, DS, Nintendo) Patrons: Alex Messenger of A VGM Journey podcast Skeletroy of YouTube Thrash Remixes Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia Kung Fu Carlito of the Heroes Three podcast The Last Rican of VGM Fight Club and Senpai’s Playlist podcasts Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp on YouTube The Mysterious Nathan Artists: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:07:38
April 21, 2021
Episode 3-3: Rivals, Rogues, and Frenemies, Part II
Greetings, Gamers! Welcome to our first ever sequel episode: Rivals, Rogues, and Frenemies, Part II! The first time we heard from the likes of Proto Man, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Skyward Sword’s Groose. Who will be on the roster this time? Join us, and find out! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: X vs Zero – Naoto Tanaka – Mega Man X5 (PlayStation, 2000, Capcom) Mothiva’s Grand Stand! – Tristan Alric – Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Windows 2019, Switch/PS4/XB1 2020, Moonsprout Games/DANGEN Entertainment) Battle! Rival – Junichi Masuda – Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver (DS, 2009, Game Freak/Nintendo) The Only Thing I Know For Real – Logan Mader & Jamie Christopherson, vocals by Tyson Yen – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3/360/PC, 2013, PlatinumGames/Konami) Revali, Ace Archer & Aviator – Kumi Tanioka, Reo Uratani, Ryotaro Yagi, Haruki Yamada – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Switch, 2020, Omega Force/Nintendo) Cafeteria (Raphael's Stage) – Kazuhiko Uehara, Hideto Inoue, Harumi Ueko – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (SNES, 1993, Konami) Magalor the Wayfarer (Lor Starcutter) – Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa – Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Wii, 2011, Hal Laboratory/Nintendo) Knuckles Theme Special Remix – Tee Lopes, feat. Jun Senoue, originally by the Sonic 3 & Knuckles sound team – Sonic Mania Adventures (2018, YouTube, SEGA) Together with Shauna – Shota Kageyama – (HoopsandHipHop Remix) – Pokemon X & Y (3DS, 2013, Game Freak/Nintendo) The Loner, Falco Lombardi (Reorchestrated) – Hajime Wakai, arr. Literal Orchestra – Star Fox Command (DS, 2006, Q–Games/Nintendo) Felix’s Battle Theme – Motoi Sakuraba – Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Game Boy Advance, 2002, Camelot Software/Nintendo) Bury the Light Dynamic Montage – Casey Edwards feat. Victor Borba, arr. Case Tech279 and RK) – Devil May Cry 5 (PS4/XBox1/PC, 2019, Capcom) Mid-Boss Mayhem – Grant Kirkhope – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch, 2017, Ubisoft/Nintendo) Bass's Theme/Theme of Forte – Makoto Tomozawa – Mega Man 7 (SNES, 1995, Capcom) and Shusaku Uchiyama – Mega Man 8 – (PS1/Saturn, 1996, Capcom) Blooper Reel: Customization – flashygoodness – Rivals of Aether (Windows/XB1 2017; Switch 2020, Developed and Published by Dan Fornace) Patrons: Alex Messenger The Last Rican Ryan Steele Skeletroy Kung Fu Carlito Forrest Shamlian The Mysterious Nathan Artists: Naomi Rubin Carlos Leon-Roman Ben "The Diad" Dishman Skeletroy
01:47:44
April 6, 2021
Episode 3-2, Part 2: The Drums of War (RPG Battles)
Greetings, Gamers! Here we are at Part II of our RPG Battle Themes episode: The Drums of War! Get ready for even more fighting-taking-turns goodness, and let us know about any of your favorite themes that were left off the list! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Battle 2 - Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV (SNES, 1991, Square) FIGHT!!: Version 3 - Noriyuki Iwadare - Grandia II (Dreamcast, 2000, Game Arts) Battle! Strong Wild Pokemon - Junichi Masuda - Pokemon Black/White (DS, 2010, Nintendo/The Pokemon Company/Game Freak) The Drums of War: Ikusamanui - Takahiro Yonemura - Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (Windows/PS2/PSP, 2002, Leaf/Sting) (Utawa reru mono means "what is sung") Isaac's Battle Theme (Remix) - Motoi Sakuraba, arr. Ema 194 Alvarado - Super Smash Flash 2 (PC, 2007, McLeod Gaming) Rise or Fall - Tokuhiko Uwabo - Phantasy Star II (Genesis/Mega Drive, 1989, SEGA) Fatalize - Motoi Sakuraba - Tales of Symphgonia (GameCube/PS2, 2003, Namco) Battle 1 - Masahiro Andoh - Arc the Lad III (PlayStation, 1999, Sony/ARC Entertainment) Boss Battle 2 - Yasunori Mitsuda - Chrono Trigger (SNES, 1995, Square) An Obstacle in Our Path - ACE+ - Xenoblade Chronicles Original/Definitive Edition (Wii/Switch, 2010/2020, Monolith Soft/Nintendo Blooper Reel: Franky – Keiichi Suzuki & Hirokazu Tanaka - Earthbound (SNES, 1994, HAL Laboratory/Ape Inc./Nintendo) Thanks to Naomi Rubin, Carlos Leon-Roman, and Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our show's artwork, and to Skeletroy for our theme song - including the amazing rendition he did for this two-part special!
01:08:48
March 30, 2021
Episode 3-2, Part 1: Let the Battles Begin! (RPG Battle Themes)
Greetings, Gamers! This time around, we ended up splitting our playlist into two episodes, because this topic – RPG Battle Themes – is just too big to narrow down to 14 tracks! This week, Shootkapow and I each bring you 5 tracks (out of a total of 10 we each picked) from tactical, turn-based, or adventure-style role playing games. There are some classics here, as well as some more obscure picks, but as always, everything is Very Good Music! Bear with us – I actually decided partway through this episode to split the tracks up instead of going for one full-sized, 20-song extravaganza. We hope you enjoy the format and the rare opportunity for some back-to-back episodes! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Let the Battles Begin - Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation, 1997, Square) Slay the Snake! - Kazumi Totaka - Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru/For the Frog the Bell Tolls (Game Boy, 1992, Nintendo/Intelligent Systems) For Achieve! - Motoi Sakuraba - Star Ocean (Super Famicom, 1996, Enix/tri-Ace) Assault - Naoki Kodaka - Albert Odyssey Gaiden: Legend of Eldean (Saturn, 1996, Sunsoft) Regular Battle 1 - Revo (Yasuo Kamanaka) - Bravely Default II (Switch, 2021, Square Enix/Claytechworks) Battle: Navi Clash! - Yusuke Beppu - Rockman.EXE N1 Battle/Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Game Boy Advance/WonderSwan Color, 2003, Capcom/Inti Creates) Fight! (original and 8-bit) - Takeru Kanazaki, Shigemitsu Goto, Fumihiro Isobe - Paper Mario: Color Splash (Wii U, 2016, Nintendo/Intelligent Systems) Battlefield: Storm - Yuzo Koshiro - Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS, 2012, Atlus) Dangerous Guys - Shogo Sakai - Mother 3 (Game Boy Advance, 2006, Nintendo/Hal Laboratory) GONG: Version Alpha III - Michiaki Watanabe, Koji Hayama, Naofumi Tsuruyama, Takuya Hanaoka, Takahiro Kamikawa, Yasufumi Fukuda, JAM Project - Super Robot Taisen Alpha 3: To the End of the Galaxy (PS2, 2005, Banpresto) Blooper Reel: Battle Against a Clueless Foe - Shane Mesa, Dani Person, Nick Elward - Oddity (PC, in development, fan game) Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA And thanks to our newest patron, Nathan! Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:13:34
March 23, 2021
Episode 3-1: Level 3 Unlocked!
Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to Level 3! To kick our third season (and 2nd year, wow!), we've selected tunes from the 3rd level/area/stage of some of our favorite games, along with a few others we've never played! As usual when it's not a spotlight episode, we're featuring a wide range of publishers, platforms, and eras in gaming, but as always, everything follows our number one rule: It's all Very Good Music! While a couple of tracks from some of our MVPs are notably absent (no Flowers of Antimony from Shovel Knight or Threed from Earthbound???), Shootkapow and I are very proud of this list we've put together. We've also included links in the YouTube video description to the Bandcamp pages of some of our featured artists, so be sure to check them out! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Studiopolis Zone, Act 1 - Tee Lopes - Sonic Mania (MultiPlatform, 2017, SEGA) Castelia City - Pokemon Black/White - Shota Kageyama (DS, 2010, Nintendo/Pokemon Company) Reach the Control Room! - Hideto Maeda, Konomi Ito, Hironori Tanaka, Hiroyuki Naka  - The Firemen (Super Famicom/SNES (Europe only), Human Entertainment, 1994) Underground Conduit - Batman - Naoki Kodaka (NES, 1989, Sunsoft) Waterfall of Bloodshed - Kazuki Muraoka, arr. Hidehiro Funauchi - Operation C (Game Boy, 1991, Konami) Watery Graves (Slow) - Plants vs. Zombies - Laura Shigihara (PC, 2009,PopCap Games) The Cave - Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudo - Super Castlevania IV (SNES, 1991, Konami) Polargeist - DJVI - Geometry Dash (iOS/Android, 2013, RobTab Games) Let's Live in a Lovely Cemetery - ZUN, arr. Eru - IKUSAAAAAAAN! (originally from Touhou 13: Ten Desires) (PC, 2016, Yuyusansan) Flower Fields - Tomoya Tomita - Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii, 2010, Nintendo/Good-Feel) Stage 3 - Masaharu Iwata, Hitoshi Sakimoto - Revolter (PC-88, 1988, A.S.C. Group) Waterfall - Toby Fox - Undertale (MultiPlatform, 2015, Self-published by Toby Fox) Foulwater Falls - Tomoya Tomita - Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii, 2008,Nintendo/Good-Feel) Koopa Troopa Beach - Kenta Nagata - Mario Kart 64 (N64, 1996, Nintendo) Blooper Reel: The Mixing Room - Jake Kaufman - M&M's: Minis Madness (Game Boy Color, 2000, Majesco) Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA Thanks also to our newest patron, Nathan! Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:40:56
March 9, 2021
Episode 3-1 Trailer
Greetings, Gamers! Dues to some unforeseen circumstances, Bedroth wasn't able to get the episode edited in time for today's premier, so we're pushing things back 1 week. Don't worry - you'll still get your full season's worth! To tide you over until the episode proper drops next week, we've given you a taste of all 14 tracks we'll be featuring. Can you guess which games they come from? Do you know the songs so well that you can spot them within a few seconds?  Check out the YouTube video and let us know in the comments, shout out your guesses @Shootkapow on Twitter, or email Bedroth at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com! We'll see you next week!
04:14
March 2, 2021
Episode 2-13, Part 2: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3 with Skeletroy
For this special two-part finale, the hosts are joined by the original Thrash Canadian, Skeletroy, to discuss the fantastic music of Mega Mans X and X3. Why did we skip X2? Why did we split up the playlists this way? How did we decide which mavericks should go head-to-head? Find the answers to these and other questions you never thought to ask in Episode 2-13: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Mega Man X was developed and published by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and released on December 17th, 1993. Except where noted below, the soundtrack was composed by Setsuo Yamamoto. Mega Man X3 was developed by Capcom and Minakuchi Engineering and published by Capcom in Japan and North America. It was released for the SNES on December 1st, 1995. The full soundtrack was composed by Kinuyo Yamashita. Playlist: Play-in - X1 Dr. Light Theme / X2 Dr. Cain's Lab Sting Chameleon / Tunnel Rhino Chill Penguin (comp. Yuki Iwai) / Blizzard Buffalo Launch Octopus / Blast Hornet Boomer Kuwanger (comp. Yuko Takehara) / Neon Tiger Flame Mammoth / Toxic Seahorse Storm Eagle (comp. Makoto Tomozawa) / Crush Crawfish Spark Mandrill (comp. Makoto Tomozawa) / Gravity Beetle Armored Armadillo / Volt Catfish MMX Credit Roll / X3 Staff Roll Play-out - MMX Casting Theme Skeletroy's Mega Man X Thrash Remixes on YouTube by searching "Skeletroy Mega Man X" or visiting the Very Good Music VGM Podcast channel playlists page!
01:36:57
February 16, 2021
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 5: What the World Needs Now
Greetings Gamers, and Happy February 14th! Not everyone celebrates Valentine's Day (or even Love Day from Animal Crossing), but there is one thing we all like to celebrate around here: Very Good Music! Brief Disclaimer - this episode was put together fairly quickly and doesn't have quite the level of rigorous research that I like to put into most. Please let us know of any mistakes in the comments so we don't misinform anyone! Join us for this special bonus episode where we listen to 13 great songs with "Love" in the title. This one is for all of you, gamers - we love you!! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Finally, you can check out our special under-music for this episode, "The Sandy Beach of Ganbo - Relaxing Synth Remix" from Voltz Supreme's album Synth VGM Remixes Vol.3 - Underwater and Slightly Moist Themes Part 2 on YouTube and purchase the album by searching "Voltz Supreme distrokid". Playlist: Octopus, I Love You - Octodad - Dalmatian Rex & the Eigentones (In the original student version of Octodad the developers had been able to use Dalmatian Rex and the Eigentones’ indie pop song, “Octopus I Love You" for the end credits as well as for the promotional video.( The Sandy Beach of Gumbo/Ganbo (Love Theme) - Grandia - Noriyuki Iwadare Love You Love You Love - Mighty Switch Force - Jake "Virt" Kaufman Oh! One True Love - Undertale - Toby Fox Love Theme - Cattails - Tormod Garvin Love Theme - Fantasy Life - Nobuo Uematsu Love Theme - Mother 3 - Shogo Sakai Theme of Love (Rosa's Theme) - Final Fantasy IV - Nobuo Uematsu Ai no Uta (Love's Song) - Pikmin - Hajime Wakai (?), performed by Strawberry Flower Too Full With Love - Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - Mieko Ishikawa Love Grows - Final Fantasy VIII - Nobuo Uematsu Dearly Beloved - Kingdom Hearts - Yoko Shimomura I Want Love (Studio Mix) - Silent Hill 3 - Akira Yamaoka, lyrics by Joe Romersa, performed by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (This version appears on the official soundtrack, but not in the game) Blooper Reel – Monkey’s Love Song – Mother 3 – Shogo Sakai
56:24
February 14, 2021
Episode 2-13, Part 1: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3 with Skeletroy
For this special two-part finale, the hosts are joined by the original Thrash Canadian, Skeletroy, to discuss the fantastic music of Mega Mans X and X3. Why did we skip X2? Why did we split up the playlists this way? How did we decide which mavericks should go head-to-head? Find the answers to these and other questions you never thought to ask in Episode 2-13: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Mega Man X was developed and published by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and released on December 17th, 1993. Except where noted below, the soundtrack was composed by Setsuo Yamamoto. Mega Man X3 was developed by Capcom and Minakuchi Engineering and published by Capcom in Japan and North America. It was released for the SNES on December 1st, 1995. The full soundtrack was composed by Kinuyo Yamashita. Playlist: Intro Jingle: SNES Capcom Logo Title & Opening Stage Zero (X1 Zero's Entrance/Theme and X3 Zero's Theme) Stage/Boss Select (X1 Boss Select originally composed by Takashi Tateishi) Boss Battle/Victory/Weapon Get Vile (X1 Boss Battle 2 and X3 Vile's Theme) X1 Sigma Stage 1 and X3 Doppler Stage 1 X1 Sigma Battle 1 and X3 Sigma Battle 2 Password (X1 password theme by Toshihiko Horiyama) Ending Theme Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:57:29
February 9, 2021
Episode 2-12: Link, He Come to Town!
Greetings, Gamers! This week, the hosts take another virtual road trip through the wide world of VGM...but this time, they are making stops in what are probably some very familiar places: Hyrule, Termina, Koholint Island, and other various locales from the Legend of Zelda series! Join us as we travel through one of Bedroth's favorite Nintendo worlds and listen to some of our very favorite video game tunes. Who knows? We might leave the road entirely to travel the sea, fly through the sky, or even take a trip through time itself! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Opening Track – "Zelda" Joe Pleiman of the band Rabbit Joint from their self–titled album Rabbit Joint, 1998 Town BGM – Akito Nakatsuka – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Famicom Disk System, 1987 Clock Town, Day 1 – Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask – Nintendo 64, 2000 Market – Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time – Nintendo 64, 1998 Skyloft – Shiho Fujii, arr. Garret Williamson – Super Smash Flash 2 (originally from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword) – Web–based Fan Game, 2007 Medley: Mabe Village – Kozue Ishikawa – The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening – Game Boy, 1993 Horon Village – Minako Adachi & Kyohiro Sada – The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons – Game Boy Color, 2001 (Developed by Capcom) Lynna Village (Past) – Minako Adachi & Kyohiro Sada – The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages – Game Boy Color, 2001 (Developed by Capcom) Outset Island – Toru Minegishi, Hajime Wakai, Kenta Nagata, Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker – GameCube, 2002 Village – Ryo Nagamatsu – The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – 3DS, 2015 Village of the Blue Maiden – Koji Kondo, arr. Asuka Hayazaki (nee Ohta) – The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures – GameCube, 2004 Ordon Village – Toru Minegishi – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – Wii/GameCube, 2006 Rito Village (Night) – Kenta Nagata, arr. Yasuaki Iwata – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Wii U/Switch, 2017 Tarrey Town – Yasuaki Iwata – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Wii U/Switch, 2017 Mercay Island – Kenta Nagata & Toru Minegishi – The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass – DS, 2007 Mabe Village – Kozue Ishikawa, arr. Ryo Nagamatsu – The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening – Switch, 2019 Play out: Animal Village – Kozue Ishikawa – The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening – Game Boy, 1993 and Animal Village – Kozue Ishikawa, arr. Ryo Nagamatsu – The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening – Switch, 2019 Patron Info: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey podcast Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steele, composer of Catlandia and other games Carlos's Leon-Roman, host of the Heroes Three podcast The Last Rican, host of the Senpai’s Playlist and VGM Fight Club podcasts Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp. on YouTube Artist Info: Naomi Rubin, artist, moonsproutstation.com – patreon.com/naomirubin Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:44:21
January 26, 2021
Episode 2-11: Platformers with ProfJeff!
Greetings, Gamers, and Happy New Year! This week, the hosts are joined by Apparently-Regular-Episode-Eleven-Cohost ProfJeff! The trio has an absolute blast discussing some of what might be considered lower-tier platformers. Or at least 2D side-scrollers. We play it a little fast and loose. But just like always, you can rest assured in the fact that everything we’re playing is Very Good Music! Note - we usually try to keep this show G-rated. This one gets solidly PG in a few places - notably in our discussions about Donk and Tembo and after our Spelunky discussion. For anyone who is sensitive to mild cursing or innuendo, discretion is advised. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkpow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: 3:58 - Stage 1-1 (Kingdom of Zebulos) – Rocket Knight Adventures - Masanori Oouchi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane, Masanori Adachi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, and Akira Yamaoka – Genesis, 1993 14:14 - Time Castle - Socket/Time Dominator - Fumito Tamayama, Yoko Suzuki, and Shigenori Masuko - Genesis, 1993 20:42 - Forsaken City (Sever the Skyline Mix) - Celeste - Max Coburn/Maxo - Multiplatform, 2018 27:10 - Main Title – Donk! Samurai Duck! – Music by Tim Ericson, title music by Fate! - Amiga/Amiga CD32, 1994 36:23 - Stage 1: Battle of Shell City - TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT - Hideaki Kuroda - PC/PS4/XBone, 2015 42:28 - Goblin Sword - Ancient Castle Theme - Andrew Riley - iOS, 2014/Switch, 2020 48:07 - Jurassic Beach – Ecco the Dolphin – Spencer Nilsen, Brian Coburn, and Andras Magyari – Genesis, 1992 59:37 - The Concrete Pathway (The Toxic Wasteland)/Stage 2-1 - Kid Chaos - Pipe Smoker's Cough - Daniel Davies / Rob Fenn - Amiga/Amiga CD32, 1994 1:07:35 - Boss 1 (Olmec Fight) - Spelunky (Remake) - Eirik Suhrke - Multiplatform, 2013 1:17:18 - The Young Descendent of Tepes – Touhou Luna Nights – original compositions by ZUN, arrangements possibly by peposoft, according to Steam - Windows, Xbone, Switch, 2018 1:28:23 - The Sorceress - Reknum - Sinesita/Ines Miras - Switch/PS4, 1/31/2020 1:36:07 - Meltdown 2 - Cave Story+ - Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya arranged by Danny "dannyB" Baranowsky - Multiplatform, 2011 1:40:34 - Sunset Heights (Stage 6) – Spark the Electric Jester – Funk Fiction/Materia Collective – Windows, 2017 1:51:59 - Graveyard - Sleepwalker - Barry Leitch - Windows, C64, Amiga/CD32, Atari ST, 1993; later ported to DOS and adapted for SNES under the Eek! The Cat license 2:10:54 - C.H.A.D.'s Broken Wind/Chapter 2, The Hospital (Dark World) - Super Meat Boy - Danny Baranowsky - Multiplatform, 2010 Blooper Reel: Scab or Die (Night on Bald Mountain) - The End is Nigh - Modest Mussorgsky/Ridiculon - Multiplatform, 2017 Patrons: Alex “The Messenger” Messenger of the A VGM Journey podcast Skeletroy of YouTube’s SNES Thrash Remixes Ryan Steel, Composer (Catlandia) Carlos's Leon-Roman of the Heroes Three podcast The Last Rican of the VGM Fight Club and Senpai’s Playlist podcasts Forrest Shamlian of YouTube’s Castle Corp and BombShow! Show Artists: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:14:42
January 12, 2021
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 4: Interview with Artist Naomi Rubin
In this very special bonus episode, the hosts are joined by the artist who designed their awesome cover art: Naomi Rubin! We had a blast digging into Naomi’s process for coming up with the VGMVGM design, and in talking about some of her influences. Of course, there’s still plenty of Very Good Music, as the trio listens to three songs, each representing one of the stars of the art itself: Sans, Zelda, and Proto Man! No playlist this week. Naomi is the star of this show, and we want to keep the music a bit of a surprise. More than ever, we would love for you to check out the accompanying video on YouTube, where you can get an exclusive look at some of Naomi’s in-process artwork! Finally…we have a Discord now! Come join us and talk about the music here: https://discord.com/invite/qpbXPdCf2N That’s all for now. We’ll see you in one week for Episode 2-11: Platformers with ProfJeff! Musical artists featured: Toby Fox, Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Fujita, Hideki Sakamoto, and Kenta Nagata Links Naomi mentioned: Pueblo Unido PDX - https://www.pueblounidopdx.org/ Pueblo Unido is a non-profit organization that supports Portland metro community members in the fight against deportation Ava’s Demon by Michelle Czajkowsk - https://www.avasdemon.com/ Helvetica by J. N. Wiedle - http://helvetica.jnwiedle.com/ Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:30:53
January 5, 2021
Episode 2-10: Very, Very Good Music (2020 Podcast Year in Review)
Here it is, gamers...our 10 best favorite most memorable(?) tracks from the podcast in 2020. Yeah, the only real rhyme or reason to this is that these are the tracks we picked when we HAD to pick 10 tracks for our end-of-year special. Take from that what you will! Either way, we had a blast. We even get to open up with a few picks from our wonderful patrons! Thanks for a great year, and let's all hope that 2021 holds many great things for us all! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkpow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! No track list, to maintain the mystery. If you really want one, it's available on the YouTube video!
02:14:07
December 29, 2020
Episode 2-9: A Holly Jolly Podcast
Sleigh bells ring...are you listening? Yes, you are...to another batch of winter vgm! Join the hosts for another episode, this one exploring the less icy, snowy side of the season and exploring the jollier, more festive kind of music we all associate with this time of year. In fact, see if you can count how many times Bedroth says "festive" in this episode! This episode also features a lot of bonus music in between the main tracks. Check the show notes for information about those songs, and check out our accompanying YouTube playlist to hear the songs without our inane chatter on top of them. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkpow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Jingle Bells - Santa Claus no Takarabako (FDS, 1987) - Composer Unknown 3:25 - Snow (Super Mario World) - Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch, 2019) - Koji Kondo Loading 'Arsys Christmas Song' - Knight Arms: The Hyblid Framer (Sharp X68000, 1989) - Toshiya Yamanaka 8:00 - Magical Snow Day - Sonic Runners (Mobile, 2015) - Tomoya Ohtani Sadistic Xmas/Arctic Dream (Finland) - Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Multiplatform, 2011) - Keiichi Okabe 15:52 - Mt. Slide - Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii, 2010) - Tomoya Tomita Cozy Cabin - Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii, 2010) - Tomoya Tomita 21:52 - Monsters, Inc. Scream Team (aka Scare Island in Europe) - Arctic Pursuit (PS1, 2001) - T. Sohet and P. Roger 26:39 - Mount Wario - Mario Kart 8 (Wii-U, 2015) - Ryo Nagamatsu God Rest Ye, Deadly Gentlemen - Rise of the Triad (DOS, 1994) - Robert Prince, Lee Jackson 32:52 - Merry Mountain - Mario Kart Tour (Mobile, 2019) - Composer Unknown, possibly Kenta Nagata or Ryo Nagamatsu 36:37 - A Little Light Snowfall - Yoshi's Wolly World (Wii-U/3DS, 2015) - Tomoya Tomita Penguin Iceberg: Snow Court Song - Mario Tennis Open (3DS, 2012) - Motoi Sakuraba 43:49 - Yeti Caves - Spelunky (Multiplatform, Originally Windows, 2008, Remake 2013) - George Buzinkai, Jonathan Perry, and Eirik Suhrke (remake only) Sasquatch's Stage - Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (Arcade/PS1/PS2, 1994) - Takayuki Iwai, Hideki Okugawa 47:10 - Mammoth Glacier - Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii, 2007) - Takashi Kouga 50:57 - Alpine Peak - Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii, 2007) - Takashi Kouga Jangle Bells - Donkey Kong Country 3 (SNES, 1996) - Eveline Novakovic (née Fischer) 55:50 – Penguin Slide - Wii Fit (Wii, 2007) - Toru Minigishi Christmas Party - LovePlus (DS, 2009) - Composer Unknown 1:00:08 - Snowfield (Stage 1) - Gradius Gaiden (PS1, 1997) - Norikazu Miura 1:04:59 - Don't Freeze - Mario Party 9 (Wii, 2012) - Toshiki Aida, Ryosuke Asami Blizzard of Balls - The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Windows, 2013) - Sam Beddoes 1:16:35 - Winter Star Festival - Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Multiplatform, 2008 | Expansion in 2019) - Akihiko Narita Blooper Reel: Remix II Stage 7 (Mario Winter Theme Remix) - NES Remix 2 (Wii-U, 2014) - Koji Kondo/Toshiyuki Sudo
01:20:27
December 15, 2020
Episode 2-8: In the Land of Ice and Snow
It's beginning to look a lot like...well, winter! And you know what that means in VGM Podcast Land: a special, winter-themed episode! We wanted to start this tradition off with a bang, so Bedroth cooked up something wildly involved and time-consuming to bring you some wintry VGM you're unlikely to have heard before on other VGM winter specials. In fact, the hosts worked so hard to find you some bangin' good tracks to welcome in the season, there were too many to fit into one episode! You'll learn more about that as you listen to this, our first of TWO winter-themed shows. This episode, which we're calling "In the Land of Ice and Snow" features themes that fit the darker, more emotional side of the season. If it gets a little heavy for you, tune in in ONE WEEK to hear the 2nd show, which will be a lot more festive. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkpow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Track List: A Song of Ice and Snow - Heroes of Mana (DS, 2007) - Yoko Shimomura Iceberg - Kirbys Dream Land 3 (SNES, 1997) - Jun Ishikawa and Hirokazu Ando Northpole - Jett Rocket (WiiWare, 2010) - composer unknown  Shackled Snowhorn - Super Smash Flash 2 (PC, 2007) - David Wise, arr. Auraka Auraka's Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/757MJas7q02YAHamq8ZDZE Glacius - Killer Instinct (Arcade, 1994) - Robin Beanland, Graeme Norgate Frostfall - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC/PS3/360, 2011 | Frostfall Mod 2016) - Jeremy Soule Winter Night - Brave Dwarves 2 (Windows, 2002) - Valery Belozertsev, aka Butch Ice Mountain - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (DS/Wii, 2009) - Kumi Tanioka Stillsnow - Octopath Traveler (Switch, 2018) - Yasunori Nishiki Frozen Heel - Tales of Graces (PS3, 2009) - Motoi Sakuraba Blizzard - Addams Family Values (Genesis/SNES, 1995) - Keith Tinman Old Ferrum Town (Winter) - Pokken Tournament (Wii-U, 2015) - Hiroki Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Kawada, Rio Hamamoto, Taku Inoue, Eriko Sakurai, Yoshinori Hirai, Takafumi Sato, Mitsuhiro Kitadani, Yu Sugimoto, and/or Shota Kageyama Snow Sound - Touhou Arranged (originally from the album Fairy Queen, 2010) - Song by Itou Ken, aka NAGI☆ and Akagami, performd by Maika and FELT Snow Sound lyrics: https://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Lyrics:_Snow_Sound Freezington - Pokemon Sword & Shield: The Crown Tundra (Switch, 2019 | DLC 2020) - Go Ichinose, Minako Adachi, and/or Junichi Masuda Blooper Reel - Snow Field - Contra (NES, 1988) - Hidenori Maezawa and Kiyohiro Sada
01:35:01
December 8, 2020
Episode 2-7: Pokemon! with the Last Rican and Pernell
Welcome to our first ever Patron-requested episode! Our wonderful patron, Daryll "The Last Rican" Bowers, host of the VGM Fight Club podcast, has brought along a good friend, Pernell of the Rhythm and Pixels podcast! It's an extra-long podcast host extravaganza as we discuss a series that is very close to three of our hearts: Pokemon!    Enjoy a diverse selection of tunes from three veterans and one noob (yours truly) as we explore a small part of the history of this world-famous, long-running franchise. The Last Rican has also brought along some quiz questions to try to stump Pernell and Shootkapow. See how many you can answer as you follow us on our journey through the various Pokemon regions!  Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Special thanks to Naomi Rubin for our amazing new cover art! Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you!   Play-in – The Last Rican Theme by Shootkapow  3:29 - Pokemon Blue/Red - Junichi Masuda - Nintendo/Game Freak - Game Boy - 1996 cover by jesterdist   9:34 - Route 120 - Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire - Go Ichinose, Morikazu Aoki, Junichi Masuda - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - Game Boy Advance - 2002   24:37 - Skyarrow Bridge - Pokemon Black/White - Shota Kageyama, Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Minako Adachi - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - DS - 2010    42:14 - Main Menu - Pokemon Duel - Shota Kageyama - The Pokemon Company/Heroz - Android/iOS - 2016    56:29 - Hi Score Screen - Pokemon Pinball - Go Ichinose - Nintendo/Jupiter, HAL Laboratory - Game Boy Color - 1999    1:08:08 - Elite 4 Battle - Pokemon Black/White - Shota Kageyama, Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Minako Adachi - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - DS - 2010    1:16:01 - Dialga’s Fight to the Finish! - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time and Darkness - Arata Iiyoshi, Hideki Sakamoto, Keisuke Ito, Ryoma Nakamura, Kenichi Saito - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Chunsoft - DS - 2007    1:29:08 - Great Paradise - Learn With Pokemon: Typing Adventure - Azusa Chiba, Masaharu Iwata, Kimihiro Abe, Music Supervisor Hitoshi Sakimoto - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Genius Sonority - DS - 2011     1:40:22 - Battle vs Red Theme - Pokemon Soul Silver/Heart Gold - Go Ichinose, Shota Kageyama, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Takuto Kitsuta - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - DS - 2009    1:57:32 - Koga's Theme - Pokemon Puzzle League - John Siegler, Marry Corallo, Louis Cortelezzi, Ken Cumminos, Neil Jason, Michael Whalen, Ralph Schucketit, Brian Steckler, and Lawrence Schwedler - Nintendo/Nintendo Software Technology - N64 - 2000    2:15:22 - Battle! Rival Hugh - Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 - Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Teruo Taniguchi - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - DS - 2012    2:34:00 - Dragon’s Nest - Pokken Tournament - Hiroki Hashimoto - Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokemon Company - Arcade/Wii-U/Switch - 2015    2:49:17 - Legendary Pokemon Theme - Pokemon Diamond/Pearl - Go Ichinose, Junichi Masuda, Hitomi Sato, Morikazu Aoki - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - DS - 2006   3:16:18 - Phenac City - Pokemon Colosseum - Tsukasa Tawada - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Genius Sonority - GameCube - 2003
03:21:02
December 1, 2020
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 3: A Tribute to VGM Podcasters, Part 2
Guests: Alex "The Messenger" Messenger, electricboogaloo, Daniel "Muddle Madness" Perkey, Cam Werme, and Darryl "The Last Rican" Bowers; special thanks to the VGM podcasters who lent their voices to the special message!) BGMania (Bryan) 5:52 - Arthas, My Son– World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Neal Acree, Jason Hayes – Blizzard – Windows – 2008 The WaveBack Podcast (Kris & Matt) 14:18 - Magnet Man – Rockman III – Yasuaki "Bun Bun" Fujita – Capcom – NES – 1990 15:39 - Main Theme: 50 Players Left – Tetris 99 – Teruo Taniguchi – Nintendo – Switch – 2019 The VGM Lounge (Derek & Matt 21:22 - Swivel – Trials of Mana Remake – Hiroki Kikuta – Square Enix – Switch/Windows/PS4 – 2020 22:41 - Demon Lord Ninetails Extermination – Okami – Rei Kondoh – Capcom – PS2/Wii – 2006 Pixelated Audio (Bryan, James, & Gene) 30:37 - You're Not Alone – Final Fatasy IX – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – PS1 – 2001 32:52 - Tower 5 – Spanky's Quest (Game Boy) – Hiroyuki Itwatsuki – Taito – Game Boy – 1991 34:15 - A Curious Happening – Secret of Mana – Hiroki Kikuta – Square – SNES – 1993 KVGM The Last Wave (Hammock) 36:48- Dream of the Shore Near Another World – Chrono Cross – Yasunori Mitsuda - Square – PS1 – 1999 Game That Tune (John H., Johnny, David, & Jesse) 48:00 - The Oracle – Secret of Mana – Hiroki Kikuta – Square – SNES – 1993 49:42 - Launch Base Zone – Sonic the Hedgehog 3 – Brad Buxer, Cirocco Jones, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grigsby, Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Jun Senoue, Michael Jackson – Sega – Genesis – 1994 50:47 - Lightning Battle – Kid Icarus Uprising – Motoi Sakuraba – Nintendo – 3DS – 2012 55:48 - Stage 4 – Sky Shark – Tim Follin – Romstar – NES – 1989 XVGM Radio (Mike & Justin) 1:12:56 - Tifa's Theme – Final Fantasy VII – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – PS1 – 1997 1:15:31 - Rock is Sponge – Rez – Keiichi Sugiyama – Sega – Dreamcast – 2001 The VGMBassy (Ed) 1:25:54 - Jurassic Dope – Contra Hard Corps – Hiroshi Kobayashi – Konami – Genesis – 1994 Rhythm and Pixels (Rob & Pernell) 1:38:11 - Happy Birthday! – Gimmick – Masashi Kageyama – Sunsoft – NES – 1992 1:40:30 - Holders of Power – Ys I & II – Ryo Yonemitsu – Hudson Soft – TurboGrafx–CD – 1989 A VGM Journey (The Messenger) 1:54:53 - Special Message – Under-music includes Oil Panic from Game & Watch Gallery (from Sound Test Lee), Song of Elune from World of Warcraft (from BGMania Bryan), Last Wave from Outrun (from KVGM Hammock), and Ripples on the Water and The Melting Pot from Super Marcato Bros. Will Brueggemann’s AXIOM. 2:04:49 - Ransacked – Wolfenstein: The New Order – Mick Gordon – Bethesda Softworks – Windows/PS3/XB360 – 2014 For links to all the shows, check out the video on YouTube! Special thanks to our patrons, Alex Messenger, Skeletroy, Carlos Leon-Roman, and The Last Rican! Special thanks to Naomi Rubin for the new VGMVGM logo! Check out her work on Patreon and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com! Thanks also to Carlos Leon-Roman and Ben "The Diad" Dishman for additional show artwork!
02:09:54
November 25, 2020
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 3: A Tribute to VGM Podcasters, Part 1
Guests: Chris "Steen" Steenerson, Chris "justapunk" Murray, Forrest Shamlian, Carlos "Kung Fu Carlito" Leon-Roman, Alex "The Messenger" Messenger, and Nathan "UtopiaNemo" Daniels Play–in: Blaster Master – Naoki Kodaka – Area 1 – Sunsoft – NES – 1988 The Legacy Music Hour (Brent & Rob) 16:14 - Title Screen – Rambo – Tohru Hasahe, Minki Motoyama – Acclaim/Pack–In–Video – NES – 1988 17:49 - The Sky Line (Stage 3A) – Thunder Force IV – Toshiharu Yamanishi – Technosoft/Sega – Genesis – 1992 The VGM Jukebox (Josh & keyglyph) 26:22 - Bar – Front Mission – Yoko Shimomura, Noriko Matsueda – Square – SFC – 1995 30:15 - Lonely Rolling Star – Katamari Damacy – Music and lyrics by Yoshihito Yano, Vocals by Saki Kabata – Namco – PS2 – 2004 Singing Mountain (Drew) 37:37 - Schala's Theme – Chrono Trigger – Yasunori Mitsuda – Square – SNES – 1995 Voltz Supreme’s Synth VGM Dream Stream Machine 43:12 - Serendipity – Final Fantasy XIII–2 – Naoshi Mizuta – Square Enix – PS3/XB360 – 2011 Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast (Karl & Will) 1:04:35 - Yummy – Mighty Switch Force – Jake Kaufman – Wayforward – 3DS – 2011 1:06:34 - Artificial Intelligence Bomb – naruto (Kazuhiko Naruse) – Mungyodance 3: The Third Rave – VULPvibe Entertainment – Online – 2008 An Evening at the Roost/Train Station at 8/ The OCR Podcast (Bryan & Stephen) 1:18:23 - 8:00 PM – Animal Crossing Wild World – Kazumi Totaka, Asuka Ohta – Nintendo – DS – 2005 1:19:59 - Azure Blue World – Sonic Adventure – Jun Senoue – Sega – Dreamcast – 1998 Rock Out With Your Cart Out (Jason) Under-Music: The Boy Who Had Wings – Ys III: Wanderers from Ys – Falcom Sound Team JDK – Super Nintendo – 1991 1:28:27 - Prologue Peak/Nadir's Whale – Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean – Motoi Sakuraba – Namco – Gamecube – 2003 Forever Sound Version (Michael) 1:36:28 - Round 2–1 – Gynoug (Wings of Wor) – Noriyuki Iwadare – NCS/DreamWorks/Sega – Genesis – 1991 The Sound Test (Lee) 1:42:06 - Bayou Boogie – Donkey Kong Country 2 – David Wise – Nintendo – SNES – 1995 The Diad Presents: A VGM Podcast (The Diad) 2:00:12 - Elevator of the Department Store – Pinky Ponky – Taguchi Yasuhiro – Elf Co., Ltd. – Sharp X68K, MSX, PC–88, PC–98 – 1990 VGMPire (Brett) 2:18:35 - To Faraway Times – Chrono Trigger – Yasunori Mitsuda – Square – SNES – 1995 For links to all the shows, check out the video on YouTube! Special thanks to our patrons, Alex Messenger, Skeletroy, Carlos Leon-Roman, and The Last Rican! Special thanks to Naomi Rubin for the new VGMVGM logo! Check out her work on Patreon and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com! Thanks also to Carlos Leon-Roman and Ben "The Diad" Dishman for additional show artwork!
02:22:57
November 24, 2020
Episode 2-6: This Isn't Even My Final Form!
We've all been there. That one rogue you keep fighting just won't stop coming back, or that boss you think you've finally beaten still has one more form you have to destroy. It's annoying. Unless it's amazing. What's also amazing is when composers go above and beyond and compose a theme for each boss's fight or phase. This episode - an idea of Shootkapow's, chosen by YOU, the listeners - is a celebration of these themes. As always, we'd love to hear from you! @Shootkapow on Twitter, via e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on anchor.fm/vgmvgm, on patron.com/vgmvgm, or by searching the name of our show on YouTube and leaving us a comment! Thanks as always to our lovely patrons: The Last Rican, Kung Fu Carlito, Skeletroy, and The Messenger! 2:50 - Hollow Knight - Dung Defender - Christopher Larkin - Team Cherry, Modern Platforms, 2017 11:38 - Hollow Knight (Grim Troupe DLC) - Grimm & Nightmare King - Christopher Larkin - Team Cherry, Modern Platforms, 2017 20:16 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - Shredder Battle & Super Shredder Battle - Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita, Kozo Nakamura - Konami, NES, 1991 26:01 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Calamity Ganon Phase 1 & Dark Beast Ganon Battle - Calamity Ganon Battle by Yasuaki Iwata, Dark Beast Ganon by Manaka Kataoka w/Koji Kondo, Sound Direction by Hajime Wakai - Nintendo, Wii-U/Switch, 2017 38:42 - Super Mario RPG - Fight Against Smithy & Fight Against Smithy, Who Likes Transforming - Yoko Shimomura - Square/Nintendo, SNES, 1996 52:52 - Henry Stickmin Collection - The Conclusive Battle & Bizarre Funk - Puffballs United & Tommy Robin (aka Ockeroid) - Intersloth, Steam, 2020 1:01:11 - Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes - Theme of Onslaught I & II - Masato Kouda & Yuko Takehara - Capcom, Arcade/PS3/Dreamcast/360, 1998 1:04:57 - Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Bowser, Almighty Koopa King & Final Bowser Battle - Bowser, Almighty Koopa King by Mahito Yokota, Final Bowser Battle by Ryo Nagamatsu - Nintendo, Wii, 2010 1:12:43 - Freedom Planet - Final Boss Phase 1 & 2 - Leila "Woofle" Wilson, Stephen DiDuro (game's developer), Shane "Blue Warrior" Ellis - GalaxyTrail/Marvelous/XSeed, Computers/Wii-U/PS4/Switch, 2014 1:19:42 - Pokemon Sword & Shield - Battle! (Hop) and Final Battle! (Hop) - Minako Adachi, Go Ichinose, Keita Okamoto - Game Freak/The Pokemon Company/Nintendo, Switch, 2019 1:31:09 - A Hat in Time - You Are All Bad Guys! Part 2 & 3 - Pascal Michael Stiefel (aka Plasma3Music) - Gears for Breakfast/Humble Bundle, Modern Platforms, 2017 1:47:14 - Hollow Knight (Hidden Dreams DLC) - White Defender - Christopher Larkin - Team Cherry, Modern Platforms, 2017 Blooper Reel Music - The Schemer (Tinker Knight Theme) & The Destroyer (Tinker Tank Theme) - Shovel Knight - Jake Kaufman
01:52:25
November 17, 2020
Episode 2-5: An Undertale With Dusklight!
Greetings, gamers. I decided to drop this one a day early, since at least my American listeners may be a little bit distracted on November 3rd, and who knows where we'll be come Wednesday morning? I hope you enjoy this little bit of escapism. We love you all! This week, the guys are once again joined by Dusklight, who will be taking us on a musical tour of her favorite game: Undertale! If you've heard podcasts on this subject before, you'll probably recognize some of the tunes we're playing; however, you'll be hearing about the game's characters and high points of the pacifist, neutral, and genocide stories from the perspective of a very enthusiastic fan, along with her favorite musical points along the way. If you haven't played the game and plan to some day, BEWARE: HERE BE SPOILERS!! This game's story is best experienced first-hand. Just be sure to come back and check out the episode when you're done. ;) Special thanks as always to our patrons: Alex Messenger of A VGM Journey, The Last Rican of VGM Fight Club, Skeletroy of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube, and Carlos Leon-Roman of the Heroes Three Podcast. Thanks also to Skeletroy for our theme song and th Carlos and Ben "The Diad" Dishman for the show's artwork! Links to our patrons work is in the show notes. You can be one of our patrons too, and get access to cool perks like seasonal topic polls, a special patrons-only request section of the show, and even a chance to guest on the podcast or pick out a whole playlist! You can also contact us at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com or @Shootkapow on Twitter! All of the music in Undertale was composed by Toby Fox, who was also the game's principal creator. It was first released online in 2015 and has since been ported to multiple systems. The under-dialogue music in this episode also features remixes and coves by some of the best YouTube artists composing and performing today. We'll be releasing a special follow-up bonus playlist this Friday, November 6th, so be sure to check that out for links to all of the creators' social media and download pages! Playlist: Undertale (Remix by [RetroSpecter]) Your Best Friend (Cover by String Player Gamer) Ruins (Remix by Bulby) Heartache (Cover by insaneintherain) Snowy (Remix by Beats by J) Bonetrousle (Remix by MyNewSoundtrack) Waterfall (Remix by by Malcolm Robinson) Spear of Justice/Battle Against a True Hero (Cover by GaMetal) Another Medium by (Cover by RichaadEB Ft. The8BitDrummer) Death by Glamour (Cover by Smooth McGroove) Here We Are (Remix by Asosmo) Megalovania by (Remix by Rohan Adiyodi/New Smash Bros Arr by Toby Fox) Bergentrucking/ASGORE (Cover by Lame Genie) Hopes and Dreams/Save the World (Remix by NyxTheShield Ft. Gatopaint)
01:55:32
November 2, 2020
Episode 2-4: Halloween 2020 - Nightmare Fuel!
Episode 2-4: Halloween Special 2020: Nightmare Fuel Kirby games are renowned for their charm, their clever use of power-ups, and their accessibility to gamers of all ages. They are also well-know for their nightmarish final bosses, many of whom have multiple forms, each scarier than the last. An evil wizard who wants to fill Dream Land with nightmares? A warrior so strong he was sealed away for the safety of the multiverse? A Destroyer of Worlds created from the combination of all chaos and possibilities? We've got them all and more in this, our very first Halloween Special! And, as always, there's a scary amount of very good music to be heard! Special thanks to our patrons, whose work you can find linked below the track list: Carlos of the Heroes Three podcast, Skeletroy of the SNES Thrash Remix channel on Youtube, The Last Rican of the VGM Fight Club podcast, and Alex "The Messenger" Messenger, host of A VGM Journey. You too can join our Patreon to help us make the podcast the best that it can be and have a direct influence on the show's content by visiting patreon.com/vgmvgm! As always, you can reach out to us by e-mail (verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com), Twitter (@Shootkapow), or in the comments section of our Youtube videos. Nightmare Appears/Nightmare Wizard - Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land - Originally Hirokazu Ando - GBA - HAL/Nintendo - 2002 Vs. Marx - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate -Originally Jun Ishikawa - SNES - HAL/Nintendo - 1996 (Smash arrangement supervised by Yasunori Mitsuda - Switch - Sora Ltd./BANDAI NAMCO/ Nintendo - 2018) 02 Battle - Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - Jun Ishikawa - N64 - HAL/Nintendo - 2000 Dark Mind Final Battle - Kirby & the Amazing Mirror - Hironobu Inagaki, Atsuyoshi Isemura - GBA - HAL/Nintendo - 2004 Drawcia Sorcoress - Kirby: Canvas Curse - Jun Ishikawa or Tadashi Ikegami - DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2005 Dark Meta Knight Battle - Kirby & the Amazing Mirror - Hironobu Inagaki, Atsuyoshi Isemura - GBA - HAL/Nintendo - 2004 Galacta Knight - Kirby's Return to Dream Land - Jun Ishikawa - Wii - HAL/Nintendo - 2011 C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Magolor Soul) - Kirby's Return to Dram Land - Hirokazu Ando - Wii - HAL/Nintendo - 2011 Vs. Squashini - Kirby's Epic Yarn - Tomoya Tomita - Wii - Good-Feel/HAL/Nintendo - 2010 Bad Nightmare - Kirby Mass Attack - Shogo Sakai - DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2011 Final Boss - Kirby Mass Attack - Shogo Sakai - DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2011 The Final Battle (vs. Dark Crafter) - Kirby and the Rainbow Curse - Shogo Sakai - Wii-U - HAL/Nintendo - 2015 Fatal Blooms in Moonlight (Moonstruck Blossom) - Kirby Triple Deluxe - Hirokazu Ando - 3DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2014 The World to Win - Kirby Triple Deluxe - Hirokazu Ando - 3DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2014 Mind in a Program - Kirby: Planet Robobot - Hirokazo Ando & Jun Ishikawa - 3DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2015 Super Nova - Kirby: Planet Robobot - Hirokazo Ando & Jun Ishikawa - 3DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2015 Void Termina Battle (Flying Phase) - Kirby Star Allies - Hirokazo Ando - Jun Ishikawa -Switch - HAL/Nintendo - 2018 Artwork by Ben Dishman (@TheDiad) and Carlos Leon-Roman. Theme song by Skeletroy Patron links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/
01:53:20
October 20, 2020
Episode 2-3 - A Very Good Musical Journey with The Messenger: Ninjas! (or is it just Ninja?)
This week, the boys are joined by fellow podcaster and top-tier VGM fan, Alex "The Messenger Messenger! We showcase a few of our favorite songs from the game bearing his nickname, as well as a wide variety of games featuring those mysterious shadow-warriors of yore: ninjas! Or is it just ninja? Well, either way, you can be sure of one thing: you're in for some very good music! As always, we'd like to thank our amazing patrons, The Last Rican, Carlos, Skeletroy, and The Messenger himself!. You can see links to their work at the end of the playlist on YouTube, along with links to the work of some of the artists we're featuring. Thanks also to Skeletroy for our theme song and for the bmper music under our special guest, Ed Wil--er--Ryu Hayabusa! And thanks to Carlos and to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our show's artwork! Support us at patron.com/vgmvgm; e-mail us at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com; find Shootkapow online @Shootkapow on Twitter; visit our YouTube page for links to all the places you can find us online! :43 - Play-in - The Messenger - Ninja's Respite (Ninja Village) - Devolver Digital - Windows/Switch/PS4/XB1 - 2018 - Rainbowdragoneyes 7:06 - Spyro: Year of the Dragon - Fireworks Factory - Sony - PS1 - 2000 - Stewart Copeland 12:10 - Kirby’s Return to Dream Land - Ninja Dojo - Nintendo - Wii - 2011 - Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa 18:12 - Mysical Ninja Starring Goemon - Kompira Mountain - Konami - N64 - 1997 - Shigeru Araki, Yusuke Kato, Saiko Miki, Yasumasa Kitagawa 23:42 - Mortal Kombat - The Courtyard - Midway - Arcade (and lots of ports) - 1992 - Dan Forden 31:13 - The Messenger - Phantom of Yore - Devolver Digital - Windows/Switch/PS4/XB1 - 2018 - Rainbowdragoneyes 37:25 - ARMS - Ninjara Theme - Nintendo - Switch - 2017 - Atsuko Asahi, Yasuaki Iwata 45:04 - Ninja Baseball Bat Man - Seattle (Stage 1) - Irem America Corporation - Arcade - 1993 - Hayashi Sho, Jitta 51:40 - Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - The Ninja Take a Stand! - Bandai Namco - Windows/Switch/PS4/XB1 - 2016 - Chikayo Fukuda 56:34 - (Ryu Hyabusa Talks Ninjutsu) - Ninja Gaiden - Devilish Influence (Japanese mix) - Skeletroy 59:51 - Shadow of the Ninja - Stage 5 - Natsume (Taito in Europe) - NES - 1990 - Iku Mizutani, Kouichi Yamanishi 1:05:08 - Killer Instinct - The Tiger Warrior - Microsoft - Windows/XB1 - 2013 - Mick Gordon 1:15:05 - TMNT IV: Turtles in Time - Sewer Surfin’ - Konami - Arcade (1991)/SNES (1992) - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Kozo Nakamura 1:22:52 - The Messenger - The Frozen Light (Glacial Peak) Rock Cover by Lame Genie - Devolver Digital - Windows/Switch/PS4/XB1 - 2018 - Rainbowdragoneyes 1:33:38 - Ninjabread Man - Track 1 - Data Design Interactive - PS2/Windows (2005), Wii (2007) - Composer unknown 1:35:08 - Blooper Reel - Little Ninja Bros - Title Screen and Town of Yokan - Culture Brain - NES - 1989 - Akinori Sawa
01:38:28
October 6, 2020
Episode 2-2: Five Finger Fanfare
Greetings, gamers, and welcome to episode 2-2! On this episode, we dive into a topic first popularized by the Super Marcato Bros, Karl and Will Bruegeman, on their own VGM podcast: a compositional technique called the Five-Finger Fanfare. Also included in the show is a clip from their 201st episode, which aired on January 31st, 2016. This was an exciting and challenging episode to put together, and the track list is the result of many months of making mental notes each time we'd come across this sound in the wild. It's not exactly something you can type into a search bar! Regardless, everything fits our Number One Rule: Everything is very good music! Special thanks to our Patreon patrons, Alex “The Messenger” Messenger of A VGM Journey, The Last Rican, Skeletroy, and Carlos from the Heroes Three Podcast! If you’d like to support us on Patreon, go to www.patreon.com/vgmvgm. Thanks also to Carlos and to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our show's artwork, and to Skeletroy for the Very Good Theme Song! Check the notes below the track list for links to our patrons' projects, as well as those of some of today's featured artists! :45 - Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes - High and Tight - Konami - 3DS - 2016 - Unknown composer 12:51 - Mega Man X3 - Gravity Beetle - Capcom - SNES/PS1/Saturn - 1995 - Kinuyo Yamashita 17:49 - FNaF World - Fazbear Hills/Choppy's Woods - Scott Cawthon - Windows - 2016 - Leon Riski 22:01 - Chrono Trigger - Secret of the Forest - Square - SNES - 1995 - Yasunori Mitsuda 27:22 - Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Remake) - Giant Apple Runaway - Sega - PS3/360/Widows/Smartphone - 2013 - Grant Kirkhope 30:51 - Banjo-Tooie - Mr. Patch, Strange Wobbly Inflatable Thing - Rare - N64 - 2000 - Grant Kirkhope 35:53 - Psycho World - Stage 8 - Sega - 1988 - Kenji Yamazaki/Yuko Yamazaki - Originally released in Japan for the MSX2 in 1988, later released as Psychic World on the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear worldwide in 1991 42:04 - Pokemon Snap - Stone Valley - Nintendo/HAL - N64 - 1999 - Ikuko Mimuri 47:21 - Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling 2: 3-4 Budoukan - Theme of Jumbo Tsuruta – Natsume/Masaya - Super Famicom - 1995 - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita d Haruo Ohashi 54:15 - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Hazy Pass - Nintendo/Spike Chunsoft - 3DS - 2012 - Keisuke Ito/Yasuhiro Kawagoe 1:00:24 - Mega Man Unlimited - An Unbreakable Will (Occupied Wily Fortress Stage 2) - MegaPhilX - online - 2013 - Kevin Phetsomphou (symfonikev) 1:05:54 - Kirby Planet Robobot - Susie, Executive Assistant - Nintendo/Hal - 3DS - 2016 - Hirokazu Ando/Jun Ishikawa 1:12:52 - Bad Apple - Touhou Project 4: Lotus Land Story - Jun'ya "ZUN" Ota - Team Shanghai Alice - 1998. Cover by RichaadEB and Cristina Vee. Links in the show notes. 1:26:48 - Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance - Clash - Nintendo - GameCube - 2005 - Naoko Mitome Artists: Leon Riskin: https://www.ionicsmusic.com/about-me-cxrg Kevin Phetsomphou (symfonikev): https://soundcloud.com/Kevvviiinnn ZUN (Japanese blog): http://kourindou.exblog.jp/ RichaadEB: https://www.youtube.com/user/RichaadEB Cristina Vee: https://www.cristinavee.com/ Patrons: The Messenger: https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney Skeletroy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Carlos: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/
01:30:42
September 22, 2020
Episode 2-1: Side Stories and Spin Offs
Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to Season 2! For this episode, Shootkapow starts things out with a bang with his choice for us to focus on side games and spin-offs! Enjoy some of the best VGM you've never heard, along with a few true classics, as we take a few detours dowm the alternate paths charted by video game heroes like Mega Man Mario, and.......Ken Masters? Thanks to our Patreon patrons, whose support will help to make this show better and ever! Alex, "The Messenger" Messenger of A VGM Journey podcast, The Last Rican, Skeletroy (who also composed our new Very Good Theme Song), and Carlos Leon-Roman, who not only made some of the cool artwork for our show, but is the host of his own podcast, Heroes Three, with his friends Michael and Marty! Check out links to their work in the show notes! Speaking of our patrons, our very first patron poll to help decide on some of our episode topics for the season is up on Patreon.com/vgmvgm...and the first one is open to everyone! Go check it out! As always, you can also contact us directly with requests or suggestions. each out on Twitter @Shootkapow or send us an e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com. Find us on YouTube just by searching VGM Podcast and check the About section for links to all the places you can find us. Finally, Pixelart for the show by Ben "The Diad" Dishman. Check him out on Twitter @TheDiad, and check out the latest episode of his podcast, The Diad Presents: A VGM Podcast! Intro - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team - Sky Tower - Arata Iiyoshi - Chunsoft/Nintendo - GBA -2005 7:03 - The Misadventures of Tron Bonne - Red Head Kobun To The Rescue! - Toshihiko Horiyama - Capcom - PlayStation 1999/2000 13:00 - Pokemon Colosseum - Miror B’s Retro Groove - Tsukasa Tawada - Genius Sonority/Nintendo - Gamecube - 2003 18:47 - Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - City Lights (Planet Theme 3) - Junko Tamiya - Capcom - NES - 1990 22:58 - Kirby Fighters Deluxe - Coo’s Forest - Hirokazu Ando/Jun Ishikawa - HAL/Nintendo - 3DS - 2014 27:59 - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest - Battle 3 - Ryuji Sasai and Yasuhiro Kawakami - Square - SNES - 1992/1993 (look up this link for interesting tidbits about the OST - not sure who composed this because of the description here: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_USA_-_Mystic_Quest_Sound_Collections) 33:27 - Super Mario RPG - Armed Boss - Yoko Shimomura - Nintendo/Square - SNES - 1996 38:51 - Akumajou Special - Boku Dracula-kun - Stage 01 (Castle) - Konami Kukeiha Club (Satoko Miyawaki and Shinji Tasaka) - Famicom - Konami - 1990, Japan only, finally released outside Japan as part of the Castlevania Anniversary Collection which was released digitally on May 16, 2019 in all regions, with an official English localization as Kid Dracula. 44:57 - Mario Kart Wii - Koopa Cape - Ryo Nagamatsu - Nintendo - Wii - 2008 49:00 - Umbrella Corps - 2nd to None - Kota Suzuki, Akihiko Narita, Azusa Kato, Yasumasa Kitagawa - Capcom - Windows/PS4 - 2016 54:20 - Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - Lava Forge - Grant Kirkhope - Ubisoft - Switch - 2017 1:00:42 - Mega Man Soccer - Wood Field - Toshio Okamoto, Norihiko Togashi, Kenichi Tomizawa - SunL/Capcom - SNES - 1994 1:04:59 -Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Oddity Cave - Keisuke Ito - The Pokemon Company/Nintendo Switch - 2020 1:18:53 - Kirby's Block Ball - Stage 10 - Sukezo Ouyama, Ryoue Takagi - Game Boy - Developed by HAL and published by Nintendo in 1995 Patron Links: The Messenger’s Podcast: https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney Skeletroy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Carlos’s Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/
01:22:15
September 8, 2020
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 2: A Tribute to the Power Pros
On June 20th, 2020, an era came to an end. After 200 episodes, the Power Pros podcast closed its doors…at least for the time being. However, on their next-to-last episode, the Pros did something I’d been bugging host “The Hoff” Chris Hoffman to do for months: an episode dedicated to 10 of each of their favorite video game soundtracks. I was so impressed with the Pros’ picks and the heartfelt way they discussed each game that I just had to build our second bonus episode around those very same games. And you, gamers, are in for a treat. Along with Pete and Hoff, I recommend that everyone check out these full soundtracks. It's easier than ever these days to listen to game soundtracks, so get out there and enjoy some Very Good Music! Track list: Intro - Shark Flower - from the 2013 album Thirteen Orphans - Andy Myers, AKA Stenobot (the Power Pros theme song) 13:12 - Actraiser - Ending - Yuzo Koshiro - d.Quintet/p.Enix/SNES, 1990 17:18 - Contra - Base - Kazuki Muraoka/arr Hidenori Maezawa, Kiyohiro Sada - Konami/Arcade, 1987/NES, 1988 21:20 - Chrono Trigger - Ayla's Theme - Yasuonori Mitsuda - Square/SNES, 1995 24:51 - F-Zero X - The Long Distance of Murder (Red Canyon) - Taro Bando, Hajime Wakai - Nintendo/N64, 1998 28:15 - Double Dragon - Opening Level - Kazunaka Yamane - Technos Japan/Taito/Arcade, 1987/NES, 1988 32:11 - Metroid Prime - Tallon Overworld (remix of NES Brinstar) - Hirokazu Tanaka/arr Kinji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - Retro Studios/Nintendo/GameCube, 2002 38:21 - Ducktales - Himalayas - Hiroshige Tonomura - Capcom/NES, 1989/90 41:32 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Black Mist - Koji Kondo - Nintendo/SNES, 1991/92 45:36 - Final Fantasy VI - Epitaph - Nobuo Uematsu - Square/SNES/1994 50:30 - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Grandma's theme - Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Toru Minegishi, Koji Kondo - Nintendo/GameCube, 2002/03 54:35 - Gradius III - Continue Theme - Miki Higashino - Konami/Arcade, 1989/SNES, 1990/91 57:39 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley - Koji Kondo - Nintendo/N64, 1998 1:01:25 - Legend of the Mystical Ninja/Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyushutsu Emaki - Town of Yamato - Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko - Konami/SNES, 1991/92 1:04:38 - Punch Out!! - Minor Circuit - Yukio Kaneoka, Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto/arr Mike Peacock, Darren Radtke, Chad York - Next Level Games/Nintendo/Wii, 2009 1:07:36 - Mega Man II - Dr. Wily Stage 2 - Takashi Tateishi - Capcom/NES, 1988 1:10:28 - Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme - Yoko Shimomura - Capcom/Multi-Platform, 1991 1:13:57 - Ninja Gaiden – Prison of the Dead (Act 5 Part 1) - Keiji Yamagishi, Ryuichi Nitta - Tecmo/Arcade, 1988/NES, 1988/89 1:17:16 - Super Mario Bros. 2 - Battle Against Wart - Koji Kondo - Nintendo/NES, 1988 1:20:26 - Super Castlevania IV - Dracula Battle - Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudo - Konami/SNES, 1991 1:32:50 - Super Mario World - Ending - Koji Kondo - Nintendo/SNES, 1990/91 Look for our next episode to drop on Tuesday, September 8th, and new episodes to come every other Tuesday following! Shout out @Shootkapow on Twitter or e-mail us at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/vgmvgm Like and subscribe on YouTube!
01:34:27
September 2, 2020
Episode 12: Mega Man 2 vs. Mega Man 3 - Part 2
Time for Part 2. On with the show!! If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, or ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! Check out the "About" page on YouTube for links to all the ways you can contact us or listen to our show, as well as original music by Bedroth and music and sprite work by @Shootkapow! Shout out to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our awesome pixel portraits! Check out his work @TheDiad on Twitter! Thanks also to Kung Fu Carlito for the awesome caricatures of Bedroth and Shootkapow featured on our YouTube channel! Check out his work at Instagram.com/kf_carlito! Don’t forget to check out our brand new Patreon at www.patreon.com/vgmvgm!!! Stage Selects Boss Selects RM 5 - Gemini Man vs. Heat Man (winner art by CrystalRomuko) RM 6 - Needle Man vs. Quick Man (winner art by pain-v) RM 7 - Top Man vs. Air Man (winner art by Capcom) RM 8 - Spark Man vs. Flash Man (winner art by SessK0) Wily Intros Wily Stage 2 (MM3) vs. Wily Stage 1 (MM2) Ending Theme (MM3) vs. Staff Roll (MM2) Thanks so much for enjoying this season with us. We’ll see you right back here in September!
01:24:11
August 8, 2020
Episode 12: Mega Man 2 vs. Mega Man 3 - Part 1
This is it. Welcome to Part 1 of our Epic Two-Part Mega Man 2 vs. Mega Man 3 Season 1 Finale! ™ Seriously, though, we can thank all of you enough for tuning in to our first season. It’s been a blast, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds. Special thanks to those who took the time to fill out the poll! If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, or ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! Check out the "About" page on YouTube for links to all the ways you can contact us or listen to our show, as well as original music by Bedroth and music and sprite work by @Shootkapow! Shout out to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our awesome pixel portraits! Check out his work @TheDiad on Twitter! Thanks also to Kung Fu Carlito for the awesome caricatures of Bedroth and Shootkapow featured on our YouTube channel! Check out his work at Instagram.com/kf_carlito! That’s enough talking from us. Let’s hear those poll results and let the great music speak for itself. Regardless of who wins the contest, they’re both great games, and they’re chock full of VERY GOOD MUSIC!!!!!! As the guys discuss the tracks, enjoy the accompanying music from Mega Man: The Wily Wars for Sega Genesis! Intro/Opening (MM2) vs. Opening/Title (MM3) Crash Man vs. Hard Man Metal Man vs. Magnet Man Password Themes Wood Man vs. Shadow Man Boss Themes Weapon Get Themes Bubble Man vs. Snake Man Epilogue (MM2) vs. Proto Man Theme (MM3) Blooper Reel (featuring unused music from The Wily Wars)
01:07:21
August 1, 2020
Episode 11: Religious EXP with ProfJeff
In this episode, the guys are joined by one of Bedroth’s longtime friends, Religious Studies Scholar ProfJeff, for a fun discussion about how religious themes have manifested themselves in over the gaming years in a lot of Very Good - and surprisingly diverse - Music! If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, or ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! Check out the "About" page on YouTube for links to all the ways you can contact us or listen to our show, as well as original music by Bedroth and music and sprite work by @Shootkapow! Shout out to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our awesome pixel portraits! Check out his work @TheDiad on Twitter! Thanks also to Kung Fu Carlito for the awesome caricatures featured on our YouTube channel! Check out his work at Instagram.com/kf_carlito! Play-In - Temple of Time - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - N64, Nintendo, 1998 - Koji Kondo 2:12 - Mystic Ruin - Sonic Adventure - Dreamcast, d-Sonic Team, p-Sega, 1998 - Fumie Kumatani, other composers include Jun Senoue (Lead) and Kenichi Tokoi 11:14 - Arcana - Shrine for the Worship of Chaos - SNES, HAL Laboratory, 1992 - Jun Ishikawa and Hirokazu Ando 18:21 - Forest Prayer Sanctuary - Mother 3 - Game Boy Advance, d-HAL Laboratory, p-Nintendo, 2006 - Shogo Sakai 24:00 - What the Heck - Earthworm Jim - Genesis/SNES, d-Shiny Entertainment, p-Playmates/Virgin/Takara, 1994 - Tommy Tallarico 30:33 - Mysterious Chapel - Rusty - PC-98/Epson PC/DOS, C-Lab, 1993 - Masahiro Kajihara, Kenichi Arakawa, Ryu Takami 37:44 - Requiem of the Gods - Castlevania : Symphony of the Night - Multi-Platform, Konami, 1997 - Michiru Yamane 43:59 - Duress (Sheol) - The Binding of Isaac (Rebirth) - Multi-Platform, Nicalis, 2014 - Ridiculon (Matthias Bossi & Jon Evans) 51:53 - The Dawn Will Come - Dragon Age Inquisition - Multi-Platform, d-BioWare, p-Electronic Arts, 2014 - Trevor Morris 57:51 - Ballad of the Goddess - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Wii, Nintendo, 2011 - Hajime Wakai 1:08:27 - The Only Thing They Fear Is You - DOOM Eternal - - Multi-Platform, d-id Software, p-Bethesda Softworks, 2020 - Mick Gordon 1:17:11 - Beat the Angel - Tales of Symphonia - GameCube/PS2, Namco, 2003 - Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, Takeshi Ara 1:22:11 - God's Shrine - Soul Blazer - SNES, d-Quintet, p-Enix, 1992 - Yukihide Takekawa 1:23:43 - Sacrifices - Actraiser - SNES, d-Quintet, p-Enix, 1990 - Yuzo Koshiro 1:29:20 - Water Temple (Riverside - Normal) - Triforce Heroes - 3DS, Nintendo, 2015 - Ryo Nagamatsu 1:34:46 - Resting Grounds - Hollow Knight - Multi-Platform, Team Cherry, 2017 - Christopher Larkin 1:44:39 - One Winged Angel - Final Fantasy VII - PS1, Square, 1997 - Nobuo Uematsu 1:46:49 - Blooper Reel - Level Theme - Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land - Multi-Platform, d-Color Dreams, p-Wisdom Tree, 1990 - arr. Vance Kozik (from “Father Abraham” by Petrus Antonius Laurentius Kantner) Remember to check out BGMania #137 - The Sacred and Divine at LevelDownGames.com! Here are links to the YouTube videos we reference in the show: Game Theory: Chrono Trigger Retells the Bible?? Watch Mojo: Top 10 Fictional Religions in Video Games Brentalfloss: One-Winged Angel: DECODED Unofficial1998: One-Winged Angel English Translation Tune in next week for part 1 of our epic 2-part season finale featuring the awesome music from Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3!
01:49:34
July 18, 2020
Bedroth: Adding My Voice
You can find a good network of charities and other places to donate in support of Black lives in the description of the associated YouTube Video. Love is active. Tolerance is passive. Background music from Mortal Kombat 11, "Showdown" and "Rise" composed by Wilbert Roget, II. Rise performed by Mega Ran, Super Square, and A_Rival
05:36
July 11, 2020
Episode 10: VGM-ternational with Ed Wilson
You set foot on foreign soil. Only this land isn't ruled by any country or government. In this land we celebrate music. In this land we celebrate games. In this land we celebrate those who compose video game music. Welcome to Very Good Music's special Episode 10 crossover with The VGMBassy! Join the guys and VGM Podcast veteran Ed Wilson as they explore the work of composers from around the world! You're sure to hear something new, as well as an old favorite or two, but as always, everything we play will be Very Good Music! Even if it has very little, if anything, to do with the U.S. Independence Day... If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, or ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! Check out the "About" page on YouTube for links to all the ways you can contact us or listen to our show, as well as original music by Bedroth and music and sprite work by @Shootkapow! Help our audience grow by rating and reviewing us on your podcatcher of choice, especially Apple Podcasts! 2 minutes of your time will really help us out and help this podcast reach more people! Shout out to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our awesome pixel portraits! Check out his work @TheDiad on Twitter! Support the artists on Bandcamp or their personal websites, and be sure to check out Ed's work at thevgmbassy.com! Play In - Rayman Origins: The Lums’ Dream - 2011 - CHRISTOPHE HERAL - Ubisoft (Montpellier, Occitanie, France) 11:47 - Sleeping Dogs: Exit, Pursued by Motorcycles - 2012 - JEFF TYMOSCHUK - United Front Games (Manitoba, Canada) 21:11 - Super Mario Bros.: Underwater - 1985 - KOJI KONDO - Nintendo (Nagoya, Aichi, Japan) 25:56 - Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands: Enemies of the Djinn - 2010 - PENKA KAUNEVA - Ubisoft (Sofia, Bulgaria) 38:09 - Rad Rogers: Artifacting  - 2018 - ANDREW HULSHULT - Slipgate Studios, THQ Nordic  (Dallas, Texas, USA) 47:15 - Chrono Trigger: Memories of Green - 1995 - YASUNORI MITSUDA - Square (Tokuyama, Yamaguchi, Japan) 56:10 - The Elder Scrolls Online: Three Hearts as One - 2014 - MALUKAH (JUDITH DE LOS SANTOS) - Bethesda Softworks (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) 1:04:02 - Horizon Chase Turbo: Vyper - 2018 - BARRY LEITCH - Aquiris Game Studio S.A. (Scotland) 1:16:42 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Mad Monster Mansion - 1998/2018 - GRANT KIRKHOPE/MICHIKO NARUKE - Rare/Nintendo/Bandai Namco - (Edinburgh, Scotland/Chiba Prefecture, Kanto, Japan) 1:25:41 - The Last Express: Pursuit - 1997 - ELIA CMIRAL - Smoking Car Productions (Czechoslovakia) 1:35:36 - The Lost Vikings:  Factory Beat: - 1993 - CHARLES DEENAN - Silicon & Synapse, Interplay (Denmark) 1:47:44 - Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story: Tough Guy Alert! - 2009 - YOKO SHIMOMURA - AlphaDream (Hyōgo Prefecture, Honshu, Japan) 1:56:40 - Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan: Forest of Torment - 2016 - JEAN-YVES BASSANGA, JAMES THORLEY - Kiro'o Games (Cameroon, Africa/Manchester, UK) 2:04:42 - Bionic Commando Rearmed: Heat Wave - 2008 - SIMON VIKLUND - GRIN, Capcom (Sweden) 2:19:40 - Play Out - Caveman Boy: Ice-Age Approaches- 2020 - VOLTZ SUPREME - noblemon (Australia - from the coastal town of Wollongong, an hour south of Sydney) Blooper Reel - Angry Birds Theme - 2009 - ARI PULKKINEN - Rovio Entertainment (Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland) Links to the Episode 12 Surveys!! Part 1: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R72MZG9 Part 2: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RWWJNCQ  If these aren't easy for you to use, just visit the video on YouTube or send us an e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com and we'll send them to you!
02:25:24
July 4, 2020
Episode 9: Shootkapow's Favorites from Bedroth's Favorites
Welcome to part 2 of a our special 2-episode series for the month of June! Flipping things around, in this episode, we'll hear Shootkapow's picks from some of Bedroth's favorite games! As always, you can rest assured that all of the selections will follow our one big rule: everything has to be Very Good Music! If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, or ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! Check out the "About" page on YouTube for links to all the ways you can contact us or listen to our show, as well as original music by Bedroth and music and sprite work by @Shootkapow! Shout out to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our awesome pixel portraits! Check out his work @TheDiad on Twitter! Top of Show Music - Mega Man X - 1993 - Toshihiko Horiyama - SNES - Capcom (also composed by Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, and Makoto Tomozawa) Zelda Intro 5:13 5:32 - Dark World - Link to the Past - 1991 - Koji Kondo - SNES - Nintendo 12:37 - Butter Building - Kirby’s Adventure - 1993 - Hirokazo Ando/Jun Ishikawa - HAL - NES 19:54 - The Ancient Pyramid - Donkey Kong - GB - 1994 - Taisuke Araki - Game Boy - Nintendo 26:54 - Bamboo Boogaloo - The Messenger - 2018 - Rainbowdragoneyes - Switch/PS4/Xbox One - Sabotage Studio/Devolver Digital 33:30 - Storm Eagle - Mega Man X - 1993 - Makoto Tomozawa - SNES - Capcom (also composed by Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, and Toshihiko Horiyama) 40:36 - Stone Valley - Pokemon Snap - 1999 - Ikuko Mimuri - N64 - HAL 46:12 - Forest Maze - Super Mario RPG - 1996 - Yoko Shimomora - SNES - Nintendo 54:10 - Game Theme - The Adventure of Lolo - 1989 - Hideki Kanazashi - HAL - NES 59:25 - Yarrow - Steamworld Dig 2 - 2017 - El Huervo (Niklas Åkerblad) - Switch/PS4/Xbox One - Image & Form 1:06:24 - Hiding the Secrets - Doom - 1993 - Robert Prince - DOS - id Software 1:14:48 - In the Halls of the Usurper - Shovel Knight - 2014 - Jake Kaufman - Multiplatform - Yacht Club Games 1:25:19 - Galaxy (99 Players) - Tetris 99 - 2019 - Teruo Taniguchi, Takahiro Eguchi, Fumihisa Tanaka, Ayako Saso, and Shinji Hosoe - Switch - Nintendo 1:32:06 - Boss Battle - Turtles in Time - 1991 - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Kazuhiko Uehara, and Harumi Ueko - SNES/Arcade - Konami 1:38:26 - Angel Island Zone: Act 2 - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - 1994 - Brad Buxer, Cirocco Jones, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grigsby, Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Jun Senoue, and purportedly, Michael Jackson - Genesis/Mega Drive - Sega 1:48:47 - Staff Roll - Super Mario 64 - 1996 - Koji Kondo - N64 - Nintendo Bumper Music - Oak's Lab - Pokemon Snap - 1999 - Ikuko Mimuri - N64 - HAL Links to the Episode 12 Surveys!! Part 1: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R72MZG9 Part 2: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RWWJNCQ If these aren't easy for you to use, just visit the video on YouTube or send us an e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com and we'll send them to you!
01:54:43
June 20, 2020
Episode 8: Bedroth's Favorites from Shootkapow's Favorites
Welcome to part 1 of a very special 2-episode series for the month of June! We've heard all the feedback about how much you love hearing us talk about games and VGM from our own perspectives, so we though it would be fun to mix it up a little. In this episode, we'll be discussing some of Bedroth's favorite tunes from some of Shootkapow's favorite games! Next week, we'll switch places. Either way, you can rest assured that all of the selections will follow our one big rule: everything has to be Very Good Music! Make sure to read the description below for links to some of the fun stuff we mention in the episode. If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, or ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! Check out the "About" page on YouTube for links to all the ways you can contact us or listen to our show, as well as original music by bedroth and music and sprite work by @Shootkapow! Shout out to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our awesome pixel portraits! Check out his work @TheDiad on Twitter! Play-in - Lifelight - Super Smash Bros Ultimate - Hideki Sakamoto 0:47 - World of Dark - Smash Ultimate - Sakamoto - Bandai Namco/Nintendo - 2018 7:17 - Underground Caves of the Moon- Mario Odyssey - Naoto Kubo (also composed by Shiho Fujii and Koji Kondo) - Nintendo - 2017 Gusty Cascade Garden by ProKobe 15:40 - Purified Dragon - Breath of the Wild - Manaka Kataoka and Yasuaki Iwata, and Hajime Wakai, and arrangements of works by Koji Kondo. Nintendo - 2017 22:24 - Dung Defender - Hollow Knight - Christopher Larkin - Team Cherry - 2017 34:15 - Must Dash - Kirby Triple Deluxe - Jun Ishikawa (also composed by Hirokazu Ando) - HAL Laboratory/Nintendo - 2014 41:29 - Garden of Hope (Sunset) - Pikmin 3 - Hajime Wakai - Nintendo - 2013 48:46 - Rival Battle - Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 - Go Ichinose - Game Freak/Nintendo - 2012 57:10 - Puzzle Plank Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Ryo Nagamatsu (also composed by Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo) - Nintendo - 2010 1:01:53 - Wet Hands - Minecraft - c418 (Daniel Rosenfield) - Mojang - 2009 (later purchased by Microsoft 1:11:31 - Mr. Batty Twist - Mother 3 - Shogo Sakai - HAL Laboratory/Nintendo - 2006 1:24:51 - Revival - Tales of Symphonia - Motoi Sakuraba and Shenji Tamura - Bandai Namco - 2003 (Thanks, Derek and Ryan!) 1:32:32 - Gelato Beach - Super Mario Sunshine - Koji Kondo - Nintendo - 2002 1:39:10 - Yearnings of Wind - Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda (also composed by Nobuo Uematsu) - Square Enix - 1995 1:48:14 - Boy Meets Girl - Earthbound - Hirokazu Tanaka and Keiichi Suzuki, and Hiroshi Kanazu - HAL Laboratories/Nintendo - 1994 2:00:32 - Flash Man (MMX Style) - Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi, arr. by MyNewSoundtrack - Capcom - 1988 MNS on YouTube Bandcamp Blooper Reel - Cat (Minecraft, c418) / Duel Zone/Polygon Zone (Super Smash Flash 2, Hirokazu Ando, arr. Chernabog) Links to the Episode 12 Surveys!! Part 1 Part 2 If these aren't easy for you to use, just visit the video on YouTube or send us an e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com and we'll send them to you!
02:06:15
June 6, 2020
Bonus Episode - Shootkapow Shoots the Breeze - Pikmin
Greetings, Gamers! So, as it turns out, Episode 8 was so long that I had to cut some good-sized chunks of it out. The content was still fun, and it featured chatter from Shootkapow, so I wanted to share it anyway. Thanks loads to Kung Fu Carlito for his excellent artwork! Check his stuff out on Instagram here. https://www.instagram.com/kf_carlito/ Don't forget - Episode 8 drops this coming Saturday, June 6th at 7:00 AM! It's going to be a good one, so don't miss it! Don't forget to check out the "About" page on our YouTube channel for links to all the places you can download the show, as well as some of our other creative output! Until next time, play very good games, be very good people, and keep listening to Very Good Music!
08:14
June 2, 2020
Bonus Episode - Shootkapow Shoots the Breeze - Hollow Knight
Greetings, Gamers! So, as it turns out, Episode 8 was so long that I had to cut some good-sized chunks of it out. The content was still fun, and it featured chatter from Shootkapow, so I wanted to share it anyway. Look out for part 2 airing some time next week! Thanks loads to Kung Fu Carlito for his excellent artwork! Check his stuff out on Instagram here. https://www.instagram.com/kf_carlito/ Finally, don't forget to check out the "About" page on our YouTube channel for links to all the places you can download the show, as well as some of our other creative output! Until next time, play very good games, be very good people, and keep listening to Very Good Music!
02:25
May 30, 2020
Episode 7: Sword Songs
Coming off of last week's episode featuring songs picked by Bedroth, this episode is Shootkapow's, who picked not only the topic, but all of the songs - each coming from a game that promintently features sword-swinging characters! Inspired by the "too many swords" jokes about Smash Bros, Shootkapow takes us on another ride through the wide world of VGM across multiple console generations. We hope you like Zelda, Fire Emblem, and RPG's, folks! As always, of course, it all follows our one big rule: everything has to be Very Good Music! Thanks to our listeners, Dan Laughton, UtopiaNemo, Voltz Supreme, and RJ Garcia, for our lightning round picks! As always, if you have any comments, questions, or requests, please send them to verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, or leave a comment on YouTube!  Shout out to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for his help with the awesome pixel art for our show! Check out his stuff @TheDiad! Opener - The Legend of Zelda & The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Developed and published by Nintendo for the NES and SNES, respectively, and composed by Koji Kondo 0:29 - Frog's  Theme - Chrono Trigger  - Yasunori Mitsuda 6:07 - Swordplay Showdown (Day) - Wii Sports Resort - Ryo Nagamatsu 12:22 - Divine Decree (Reprise) - Fire Emblem Warriors - Arranged by Hiroki Morishita (Originally from Rei Kondoh's score for Fire Emblem Awakening) 18:13 - Battle Theme - Final Fantasy IV - Nobuo Uemats 20:00 - Route 6 - Pokemon X and Y - Junichi Masuda 30:25 - Underworld - Super Smash Bros Brawl - arranged by Shogo Sakai (originaly from Hirokazu Tanaka's "Underworld" from Kid Icarus, re-used by Motoi Sakuraba for Kid Icarus Uprising) 35:08 - Battle Theme - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Kenji Hiramatsu (also composed by Yasunori Mitsuda and ACE) 39:12 - Full Force - Tales of Symphonia - Motoi Sakuraba and Shenji Tamura 45:17 - Hyrule Field - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - Koji Kondo 49:39 - Clash - Fire Emblem Path of Radiance - Naoko Mitome 56:00 - Fire Emblem - Super Smash Bros Melee - arranged by Shogo Sakai (source tracks originally composed by Hirokazu Tanaka for Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light)  1:00:06 - Blinded By Light - Final Fantasy XIII - Masashi Hamauzu (requested by Voltz Supreme) 1:03:01 - Sword Saint - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Yuka Kitomura (requested by Dan Laughton) 1:07:27 - Io and Suraga - Kenseiden - George Bruns and Terry Gilkessen (requested by UtopiaNemo) 1:10:14 - You Will Know Our Names - Xenoblade Chronicles - ACE+ (Tomori Kudo, Hiroyo "CHiCO Yamanaka, and Kenji Hiramatsu) (requested by RJ Garcia) 1:12:24 - Road Taken (Roar) - Fire Emblem Warriors - arranged by Takeru Kanazaki (Originally from Rei Kondoh's score for Fire Emblem Fates) 1:16:29 - Temple - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link -Akito Nakatsuka  1:27:48 - Talus Battle - The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild - Hajime Wakai (also composed by Manaka Kataoka and Yasuaki Iwata, and featuring arrangements of works by Koji Kondo) Blooper Reel - Shooting Gallery from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Koji Kondo)
01:33:16
May 23, 2020
Episode 6 Blooper Reel
There was too much silliness on this episode to combine it with another one. Enjoy the blooper reel, gamers!
03:04
May 13, 2020
Episode 6: Your Horoscope For Today
Oh, you guys. This episode. In what started as a gimmick and evolved into something much more, bedroth and Shootkapow explore VGM inspired by the signs of the Zodiac. Running the gamut from retro to modern, from chip to orchestra, this episode is jam-packed with some wildly diverse VGM. Of course, it all follows our one big rule: everything has to be Very Good Music! As always, if you have any comments, questions, or requests, please send them to verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, or leave a comment on YouTube! If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, or ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! Check out the "About" page on YouTube for links to Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc., and original music by bedroth and Shootkapow! Check out the links below for info about some of the games and artists featured in this episode, and support them on Bandcamp! Shout out to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for his help with the awesome pixel art for our show! Check out his stuff @TheDiad on Twitter! Play-in: Your Horoscope For Today - Running With Scissors, Track 8 - June 29th, 1999 - "Weird Al" Yankovic -Listen to the full original song and check out all of Al's amazing work here: https://youtu.be/Wg_4b-1aWKg 0:42 - Main Menu - Saint Seiya Senki (Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle in the West)- PlayStation 3, p-Bandai Namco, d-Shueisha, Dimps, 2011 - Yoshitaka Hirota 9:08 - Taurus Demon - Dark Souls - Multi-Platform, p-Namco, d-FromSoftware, 2011 - Motoi Sakuraba 14:25 - Libra of Souls - Soulcalibur VI - PS4/Xbox 1/Windows, Bandai Namco, 2018 - Junichi Nakatsuru 22:15 - Artblock - Sagittarius - PC (itch.io), George Prosser, 2015 - Jan123 -Check out Jan123's work: https://opengameart.org/content/artblock -Download and play Sagittarius: https://gprosser.itch.io/sagittarius 27:39 - Gemini Man - Mega Man: the Wily Wars - Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, p-Capcom, d-Minakuchi Engineering, 1994 - Kinuyo Yamashita 36:17 - Leo's Theme - Red Earth (WarZard in Japan) - Arcade, Capcom, 1996 - Takayuki Iwai with additional help by Ryoji Yamamoto and Wataru Hachisako 42:45 - Aquarius - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - NES, Konami, 1989 - Konami Kukeiha Club (Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, and Yukie Morimoto) 48:03 - Power Plant (Sparkling Scorpio Stage) - Mega Man X: Corrupted - PC, JKB Games, currently in development - Dominic Ninmark -Dominic's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/NitroFlasher/about -Official Mega Man X: Corrupted Site: https://www.megamanxcorrupted.com/ -Fan Wiki: https://megamanfanon.fandom.com/wiki/Mega_Man_X:_Corrupted 54:47 - Tropic of Capricorn - Risk of Rain - Windows, p-Chucklefish, d-Hopoo Games, 2014 (since ported to multiple platforms) - Chris Christodoulou -Chris's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/AstronautDown/about 1:01:49 - Theme of Virgo - Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land - PS2, p-Atlus, d-Racjin, 2001 - Satoshi Iwasaki, Isao Kasai, Makoto Suehiro, and Kenji Tani 1:09:50 - The Song of Aries - Idola: Phantasy Star Saga - Android/iOS, Sega, 2018 - Kenichi Tokoi 1:16:09 - Murasakioukai ~Pisces~ - Mugen Souls Z - PS3/PC, Idea Factory, 2013 - Kenji Kaneko (game also composed by Tenpei Satou) 1:24:38 - Ophiuchus - Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland - PS3, Gust Co. Ltd., 2010 - Ken Nakagawa (game also composed by Kazuki Yanagawa) 1:35:00 - Feeding the Ducks - That Dragon, Cancer - PC/iOS, Numinous Games, 2016 - Jon Hillman
01:39:06
May 9, 2020
A Very Special Quarantimes Bonus Episode
Greetings, Gamers, and thanks so much for making this Very Bonus Episode of VGMVGM possible! This Quarantimes Special is jam-packed with songs from games that you all thought would be good to have during a quarantine, or games that have been a source of distraction or relief during this unprecedented struggle. It also includes one pick each from Shootkapow, Dusklight, Lemon Boy, and me. This show is dedicated to the VGM podcasters who've inspired me: Ed Wilson, Alex Messenger, The Diad, Mibri, Steen, keyglyph, Rob & Pernell, Voltz, Derek & Matt, Mike & Justin, Bryan and Gene, Karl & Will, Bryan & Frank, Kris & Matt, Lee, Hammock, and the guys from GTT, The Bard's Barter, and all the other great shows that have brought me so much joy and inspiration over the years - and to the countless fans with whom I'm happy to share this community, including but certainly not limited to, Dan, Nathan, Carlos, Matthew, Steven & Bryan (Texas, Man!), Forrest, Brandon, Karl, Sean, techiegeek, Cam, Ryan, Todd, Bruce Irons, Soulless Sanctuary, Modal Module, Muddle Madness, and Electric Boogaloo. Also, shout out to my two favorite VGM cover bands: The Mad Gear and Lame Genie!  And, finally, this episode is also to my cohost, son, and buddy, Shootkapow; my loving kids and long-suffering wife; and my two best friends, ProfJeff and Neverender. Without all of you, this show would not be a thing. I also want to shout out Hoff and Pete (the Power Pros), and Dean "The Vest Lord" DeFalco and the guys from the Geekade community who helped me out when I was starting out. Intro - Doodle God - (Lemon Boy's pick) Original Sin - Divinity: Original Sin - Kirill Pokrovsky (techiegeek's pick) Intermission Final - NHL Hockey - Rob Hubbard (The Messenger's pick) https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney Main Theme - Don't Starve - Vince de Vera and Jason Garner (Forrest's pick) Mantis Lords - Hollow Knight - Christopher Larkin (Shootkapow's Pick) https://christopherlarkin.bandcamp.com/ Blue Skies and a Battle (Rain) - Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Takeru Kanazaki, Hiroki Morishita, and Rei Kondoh (Inspector Spector's pick) Somewhere in the Woods (Short Hike) - A Short Hike - Mark Sparling (UtopiaNemo's pick) https://marksparling.bandcamp.com/ Prison Labor - Persona 5 Royal - Shoji Meguro (Pernell's first pick) https://rhythmandpixels.com/ From Nibiru (Anu, Ancient Chaos Boss) - La-Mulana 2 - Takumi Nakamura (Pernells' 2nd pick) Faith, Steel, and Gunpowder - Total War Warhammer II - Richard Beddow et al (ProfJeff's pick) Swivel - Trials of Mana (remake) - Hiroki Kikuta (for Derek from the VGM Lounge) https://newgameplusderek.wixsite.com/newgamepluspresents 6PM (Sunny) - Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Kazumi Totaka et al (Steven Kelly's pick) https://stephenkelly.bandcamp.com/ It's Raining Somewhere Else - Undertale - Toby Fox (Dusklight's pick) https://tobyfox.bandcamp.com/ Cider Time - Dustforce - Lifeformed (aka Terance Lee, from the album Fastfall) (Donnie Smalls's pick) https://voltzsupreme.bandcamp.com/ Summer (Tropicala) - Stardew Valley - Eric Barone (ake ConcernedApe) (bedroth's pick) https://concernedape.bandcamp.com/ Silent Guardians - Hyrule Warriors - Masato Koike, Yuki Matsumura (Ed Wilson's pick) https://thevgmbassy.com/
01:49:20
May 6, 2020
Very Good Music: Episode 6 Preview
Enjoy this taste of the music from the episode dropping next Saturday, May 9th! This one is intentionally a little mysterious. Send us a comment with your predictions about what the topic will be - or if the topic is too obvious, how about predicting some of the songs we might play, or identifying the songs in this video? You can e-mail your comments to verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com or check out the preview video on YouTube and drop a comment there! Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe! We'll see you next week!
03:39
May 2, 2020
A Very Special Announcement!
Greetings, Gamers!  We have  a quick question for you regarding the future of the YouTube channel, but more presently, we are going to be releasing a bonus episode next week! We'll be recording this Sunday, and we'd love to hear from you.    Details are in the audio, but the TLDR is that we'd like to hear from you about games that are perfect for when you're shut up in the house for long periods of time. You can e-mail us a testimonial at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, or comment below, or @Shootkapow on Twitter, or you can even leave us a voicemail at our home on Anchor by clicking this link!  https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message We'll fill in the gaps to make the episode worthwhile for all of you, but we wouldn't mind filling the entire episode with picks from y'all. You have been a wonderful source of support and encouragement, and we love making this show for you twice every month.  Until next time, play very good games, be very good people, and keep listening to Very Good Music! Music for this episode - "Dr. Mario - Burning Up" by Dj Redlight comes from OC Remix.org. https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01547 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1MiOtBupJc
02:32
April 30, 2020
Episode 5: Getting a Life with Dusklight
Episode 5 – Getting a Life with Dusklight In this episode, bedroth and Shootkapow are joined by a special guest, Dusklight, who brings with her our theme for this week: the soundtrack to her favorite game, Fantasy Life. Fantasy Life is an adventure RPG/life sim developed by Level 5 and published worldwide by Nintendo in 2014 for the 3DS (originally published by Level 5 in Japan in 2012). The game was composed in its entirety by Nobuo Uematsu. We hope you enjoy this wide range of very good music from our first soundtrack showcase. The names of these songs are varied depending on what source you use. The names below are from the official soundtrack, according to VGMDB, except for track 8, Divine Power, which is from the game's DLC. If we referred to the song by a different name in the recording, the name we mentioned is in parentheses. As always, if you have any comments, questions, or requests, please send them to verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, or leavea comment below! If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, and if you're watching on YouTube, ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! Check out our channel's "About" page for details and links to the sites where you can subscribe to our podcast to take it on the go, as well as original music by bedroth and Shootkapow! Play-in: Opening Theme 8:52 - Fierce Battle 11:36 - Royal Capital of Castel 15:59 - Tortuga Archipelago Theme 20:06 - Elderwood 26:21 - Job Tune 5 31:45 - Tranquil Scenery (Idyllic landscape) 37:58 - Divine Power 42:00 - Mount Snowpeak Theme 49:55 - Intrigue Theme (Let's go carefree) 55:05 - Hope Theme (Theme of Hope) 59:07 - In a Pinch (The Pinch) 1:03:11 - Circle of Love (Mercenary Celebration Song) - Vocals, Chorus: Yoichi Ichinose / Lyrics: Akihito Toda / Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Mandolin: Tomori Kudo (ACE) 1:11:48 - Return (Feedback) 1:14:08 - Blooper Reel Music: Terra Nimbus Theme (Sky Island)
01:16:38
April 25, 2020
Episode 4: You Win! Perfect! Flawless Victory!
Welcome to Episode 4 of Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast! We are your hosts, bedroth and Shootkapow, a father/son duo who love music and video games and especially music IN video games! In this episode, we take turns playing very good songs from the parts of games where you're celebrating a win - and believe it or not, they don't all come from RPG's! Once again, the songs all follow our One Big Rule: everything has to be Very Good Music! We hope you enjoy the show. If you have any comments, questions, or requests, please send them to verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, or leave a comment below! If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, and if you're watching on YouTube, ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! We're currently planning to release every other Saturday, but check back here for news and updates. Special shout-out to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for his awesome pixel art, now gracing our podcast logo and YouTube channel. Check him out at www.twitter.com/thediad! Play In: Super Mario RPG – Victory – Yoko Shimomura / Victory Over Culex – Nobuo Uematsu – Nintendo/dev Square – 1996 - SNES 5:19 - Dr. Mario – Vs Victory – Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka – Nintendo – 1990 - NES 7:40 - Persona 5 - Victory - Shoji Meguro - Atlus - 2016 - PS3/PS4 13:08 - Doom – Intermission from Doom – Robert Prince – id Software – 1993 - PC 17:09 - Mega Man 3 - Weapon Get - Bun-Bun (Yasuaki Fujita) & Harumi Fujita - Capcom - 1990 - NES 21:23 - Marvel vs Capcom 3 - Victory – Hideyuki Fukasawa – Capcom – 2011 - Arcade 25:10 - Star Ocean: The Second Story - Strike your Mind - Motoi Sakuraba - Square -1999 - PS3 27:17 - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness - Mission Reward – Arata Iiyoshi, Hideki Sakamoto, Keisuke Ito, Ryoma Nakamura, Kenichi Saito – Nintendo/The Pokemon Company – 2007 - DS 31:22 - Pokemon Black/White - Victory! Gym Leader - Junichi Masuda - Nintendo/Game Freak - 2010 - DS 33:31 - Listener Lightning Round, Part 1, featuring picks from listeners Electric Boogaloo, Arker33, techiegeek, and Alex “The Messenger” Messenger 39:11 - Grandia 2 – You Won’t Be Able to Kill Me Just Like That! – Noriyuki Iwadare – Game Arts/Enix/Ubisof – 2000 – Dreamcast, PS2, PC 41:13 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Ness/Lucas Victory and Results - Hideki Sakamoto/Hirokazu Tanaka - Nintendo/Bandai Namco -2019 - Switch 43:11 - Octopath Traveler – Victory Fanfare – Yasunori Nishiki – Square Enix – 2018 – Switch/PC 46:14 - Chrono Trigger - Fanfare 1 - Yasunori Mitsuda - Square - 1995 - SNES 46:46 - Victory (Summer's Cry/A Gift of Spring)/Lucca's Theme - Chrono Cross - Yasunori Mitsuda - Square - 1999 - Playstation 49:07 - Tales of Symphonia - Won the Battle - Motoi Sakuraba - Namco -2003 - Gamecube/PS2 51:35 - Listener Lightning Round, Part 2 featuring picks from listeners middlegray, Neverender, Dan Laughton, and UtopiaNemo 1:01:45 - Tales of the Abyss – Victory Theme – Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, Motoo Fujiwara – Namco Bandai – 2005 – PS2/3DS Listener Links: Arker33: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ-DBhX8iDhtfIZOUAgdPew The Messenger: https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney middlegray: https://www.twitch.tv/middlegray Dan Laughton: https://thevillagepersonspodcast.com/ Is this your first VGM podcast? Do you want more? Check out www.vgmpodcasts.com! Until next time, be very good people, play very good games, and keep listening to very good music! We'll see you next time!
01:05:49
April 11, 2020
Episode 3: Rivals, Rogues, and Frenemies
Ep. 3 Rivals, Rogues, and Frenemies: Welcome to Episode 3 of Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast! We are your hosts, bedroth and Shootkapow, a father/son duo who love music and video games and especially music IN video games! This episode is all about those characters in games that you love - or love to hate! Rivals have been around as long as there have been heroes to compete against, or develop a complicated relationship with. From the obscure to the more-beloved-than-the-hero, here are very good themes based on some of our favorite video game rivals! This one includes a special bonus segment featuring picks from our earliest listeners and good friends from podcast fandom. We're both big fans of lots of other great VGM podcasts, and if we mention them on the show, you should really check them out! No time stamps for the fan-picks-lightning-round. We don't want to spoil the surprises! We hope you enjoy the show. If you have any comments, questions, or requests, please send them to verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, or leave a comment below! If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, and ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! We're currently planning to release every other Saturday, but check back here for news and updates. Reflexez's original Protoman Theme [Blues] video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQdzH2T2nYg 0:57 - The Rival - Shovel Knight - (PC/3DS/Wii U) - 2014 - Jake Kaufman (Virt) [art by arkalpha] 7:02 - Battle with Kratos - Tales of Symphonia (GameCube/PS2) - 2003 - Motoi Sakuraba [art by by Alex Deza Duenas] 16:47 - Kay Faraday, the Great Truth Burglar - Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS) - 2009 - Noriyuki Iwadare and Yasuko Yamada [art by Hikaru Musume-Sama] 21:57 - Meta Knight’s Revenge - Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS) - 2008 - Jun Ishikawa [art by by ScepterDPinoy] 28:10 - Noontide - Guilty Gear XX (Arcade/PS2) - 2002 - Daisuke Ishiwatari and Koichi Seiyama [art by Dwelian] 33:04 - Battle with Magus - Chrono Trigger (SNES) - 1995 - Yasunori Mitsuda [art by ObstinateMelon] 38:56 - The Chosen One - Shadow the Hedgehog (Multi-Platform) - 2005 - Tomoya Ohtani [art by Akron117] 45:28 - Rival Theme/Final Battle (Champion) - Pokemon Red/Blue (Game Boy) - 1996 - Junichi Masuda [art by EndBlack] 51:02 - Theme of Riku - Kingdom Hearts (PS2) - 2002 - Yoko Shimomura [art by kuchinawa] 54:47 - Ken’s Theme Remix - Super Smash Bros for Wii U - 2014 - Yoko Shimomura/Ryo Hamamoto [art by GENZOMAN] 1:02:11 - Powerful Rivals - Dragon Ball Z: SuperSonic Warriors (GBA) - 2004 - Kennosuke Suemura [art by chibimaronchan] 1:07:25 - Theme of Dark Pit - Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) - 2012 - Motoi Sakuraba [art by TheMetalicDarkSonic] 1:11:17 - Groose's Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) - 2011 - Hajime Wakai, Shiho Fujii, Mahito Yokota, Takeshi Hama [art by LethargicDuality] 1:17:19 - Star Wolf - Star Fox Zero (Wii U) - 2016 - Rei Kondoh [art by SupaCrikeyDave] 1:22:26 - We Are the Three Bonne Siblings - Mega Man Legends (PlayStation) - 1997 - Makoto Tomozawa [art by SweetLittleCavities] 1:27:38 - Listener Picks Lightning Round 1:40:51 Protoman Theme [Blues] - Mega Man 3 (NES) - 1990 - Yasuaki Fujita (Bun Bun) and Harumi Fujita (remix by Reflexez) [art by MegaRyan104]
01:45:18
March 28, 2020
Episode 2: Dude, We Haven't Played These Games!
Welcome to Episode 2 of Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast! We are your hosts, bedroth and Shootkapow, a father/son duo who love music and video games and especially music IN video games! In this episode, we take turns playing very good songs from soundtracks to games that we have yet to play - at least, the one who brought the song has yet to play the game. Once again, the songs span many generations, genres, and platforms, but they all follow our One Big Rule: everything has to be Very Good Music! We hope you enjoy the show. If you have any comments, questions, or requests, please send them to verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, or leave a comment below! If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, and if you're watching on YouTube, ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! We're currently planning to release every other Saturday, but check back here for news and updates. Is this your first VGM podcast? Do you want more? Check out www.vgmpodcasts.com! Check out Mike Levy's work at https://www.youtube.com/user/Dongled Chernabogue's original SSF2 - Battle Theme (Final Fantasy 1) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1FdvNtYn4k Intro - DYHPTG Theme by Retro Shred (Consider supporting Retro Shred on Twitch.tv/RetroShredMusic) 0:15 - Pressing Pursuit- Cornered - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (GBA) - 2001 - Masakazu Sugimori and Akemi Kimura 7:15 - Blood on the Cobblestones - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Multi-Platform) - 2015 - Mikolaj Stroinski and Marcin Przybylowicz 10:42 - Battle Theme: Final Fantasy Remix (PC) - Super Smash Flash 2 - 1987/2011 - Nobuo Uematsu/Alex Mourey (Chernabogue) 15:38 - Lace (Multi-Platform) - Hollow Knight: Silk Song - 2020 - Christopher Larkin 18:50 - Break the Targets - Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube) - 2001 - Hirokazu Ando 24:15 - Aurum Island - Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) - 2012 - Yuzo Koshiro*  29:45 - You Will Know Our Names - Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) - 2010 - ACE+ (Tomori Kudo, Hiroyo "CHiCO" Yamanaka, and Kenji Hiramatsu) 35:08 - Timbre of the City - The Last Story (Wii) - 2011 - Nobuo Uematsu 39:53 - Fódlan Winds - Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) - 2019 - Rei Kondoh 48:22 - Death Volcano - Chrono Cross (PS1) - 1999 - Yasunori Mitsuda 53:23 - Title Theme/Map/N. Sanity Beach - Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy (PS4) - 2017 - Josh Mancell 56:17 - Boss Boss Boss (Monster) - Katana Zero (Multi-Platform) - 2019 - Bill Kiley and LudoWic 1:01:20 - Last Surprise - Persona 5 (PS3/PS4) - 2016 - Shoji Meguro 1:07:09 - Field Theme 1 - Ring Fit Adventure (Switch) - 2019 - Shinji Ushiroda, Maasa Miyoshi, Shiho Fujii, Asuka Hayazaki 1:13:55 - Corneria - Star Fox (SNES) - 1993 - Hajime Hirasawa 1:20:35 - Millennium Anthem (.Hsm Version) - Hypnospace Outlaw (PC) - 2019 - Jay Tholen *We're pretty sure this is Koshiro's work based on the anaylsis at http://www.vgmonline.net/kidicarusuprising/ but this game had a litany of great coposers, also including Norikuki Iwadare, Yasunori Mitsuda, and Motoi Sakuraba, among others.
01:23:58
March 14, 2020
Episode 1: Insert Coin, Press Start!
Episode 1: Insert Coin, Press Start! Welcome to the inaugural episode of Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast! We are your hosts, bedroth and Shootkapow, a father/son duo who love music and video games and especially music IN video games! This episode is an exploration of title screen music we love from games that one or both of us have played, running the gamut from the Game Boy all the way up to the Switch! We hope you enjoy the show. If you have any comments, questions, or requests, please send them to verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, or leave a comment below! You can also leave us an audio testimonial at https://anchor.fm/undefined/message! If you like what you hear, please rate, review, and subscribe, and if you’re watching on YouTube, ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! We're currently planning to release every other Saturday, but check back here for news and updates. Is this your first VGM podcast? Do you want more? Check out http://www.vgmpodcasts.com! 0:15 Title Screen - Tetris (Game Boy) - 1989 - Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka 6:05- Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U/Switch) - 2017 - Hajime Wakai 11:42 MONOX - Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U) - 2015 - Hiroyuki Sawano 17:04 Chrono Trigger - Chrono Trigger (SNES) - 1995 - Yasunori Mitsuda 23:28 Title Theme - Uniracers (SNES) - 1994 - Colin Anderson 29:39 Main Theme - Hollow Knight (PC) - 2017 - Christopher Larkin 33:52 Main Theme - Shovel Knight (PC/3DS/Wii U) - 2014 - Jake Kaufman (Virt) 39:22 Cave Story Theme - Cave Story (PC) - 2004 - Daisuke Amaya (Pixel) 44:56 Title Theme - Journey to Silius (NES) - 1990 - Naoki Kodaka 49:27- Intro - Mega Man 3 (NES) - 1990 - Yasuaki Fujita (Bun Bun) and Harumi Fujita 54:23 Title Screen - Pokemon Shield (Switch) - 2019 - Minako Adachi and Go Ichinose 1:02:44 Title - (Earthbound) SNES - Hirokazu Tanaka and Keiichi Suzuki 1:06:48 Title - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GameCube) - 2002 - Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Toru Minegishi, and Koji Kondo 1:14:17 Main Title - Tetris & Dr. Mario (SNES) - 1994 - Kazumi Totaka
01:15:38
March 11, 2020
Podcast Trailer
Welcome Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast! We are your hosts, bedroth and Shootkapow, a father/son duo who love music and video games and especially music IN video games! Join us as we travel together through the wide world of VGM across multiple genres, platforms, and console generations. Of course, it all follows our one big rule: everything has to be Very Good Music! If you like what you hear, please like, comment, and subscribe, and ring that bell to be notified when our next episode comes out! We're currently planning to release every other Saturday, but check back here for news and updates. If you have any comments, questions, or requests, please send them to verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, or leave a comment on YouTube! Check out the "About" page on YouTube for links to Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, our home on Anchor, and original music by bedroth and music and sprite work by @Shootkapow!   We're both big fans of lots of other great VGM podcasts, and if we mention them on the show, you should really check them out at www.vgmpodcasts.com!  Shout out to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for his help with the awesome pixel art for our show! Check out his stuff @TheDiad!
01:29
March 11, 2020