[029] Dancing Under The Water's Surface

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About: You’ve heard the atmospheric and dangerous underwater music in Episode 6, and as well, the more calming and relaxed underwater music in Episode 17. To round out the trio, this time we are showcasing the more upbeat variations of underwater music that are certain to make you groove.

Artwork: Mega Man 2

00:00 - Underwater [Spanky's Quest SNES]
by Kiyohiro Sada >

02:11 - Hydrocity Zone Act 1 [Sonic The Hedgehog 3]
by Brad Buxer, Cirocco Jones, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grisby, Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Jun Senoue >

04:14 - Underwater [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES]
by Jun Funahashi >

06:05 - Underwater [Toki: Going Ape Spit SEGA]
by Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama, Masayuki Nagao >

08:44 - Underwater [Fantastic Dizzy]
by Matt Gray >

10:17 - Be Nice’n Easy [Ragnarok Online]
by soundTeMP >

12:40 - Aqua Man Stage [Mega Man 8]
by Shusaku Uchiyama >

14:26 - Amiss Abyss [Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze]
by David Wise >

19:00 - Island Zone [Ecco The Dolphin Genesis/Mega Drive]
by Spencer Nilson, Brian Coburn, András Magyari >

20:45 - Aquarium Park Act 1 [Sonic Colors]
by Tomoya Ohtani >

25:08 - Tetyth, The Sunken City [Riviera: The Promised Land]
by Minako Adachi >

27:10 - Aquarius [Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse]
by Hidenori Maesawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, Yoshinori Sasaki >

30:06 - Blitz Off! [Final Fantasy X]
by Masashi Hamauzu >

33:32 - Essential Vitamins [Super Adventure Island]
by Yuzo Koshiro >

36:08 - Tidal Tempest Present [Sonic CD JAP/EU Version]
by Naofumi Hataya, Masafumi Ogata >

38:03 - Bubbleman Stage [Mega Man 2]
by Takashi Tateishi >

39:56 - Aquatic Ruin Zone [Sonic The Hedgehog 2]
by Masato Nakamura >

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[028] Shuffle Time With Noriyuki Iwadare

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About: Our second composer spotlight episode features just a few of the many infectious themes from talented composer Noriyuki Iwadare. Known for his work on the Grandia, Lunar, Langrisser & Phoenix Wright series’ just to name a few, his collection of work contains some of the most immediately catchy hooks, with often a rock, pop or light-jazz style.

00:00 - Fight! Ver. 1 [Grandia II]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

03:47 - Pursuit ~ Lying Coldly [Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

07:00 - Epilogue [Langrisser V]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

09:42 - No Surrender [Langrisser II]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

12:18 - Can’t Go Back [Growlanser]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

13:19 - Pursuit ~ Wanting To Find The Truth [Ace Attorney Investigations 2]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

16:00 - Powerful Enemy! [Radiata Stories]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

17:25 - Combat 1 [Grandia XTREME]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

21:15 - Valmar’s Moon [Grandia II]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

23:10 - Field Towards Tomorrow [Lunar: Eternal Blue]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

25:30 - Nanasaki Ai’s Theme [Amagami]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

28:09 - Have Faith In Yourself [Grandia II]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

30:29 - Apollo Justice ~ I’m Fine [Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

33:10 - Jurian [Growlanser]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

34:27 - Scramble [Langrisser: Hikari no Matsuei PC Engine]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

36:53 - Duel With Gadwin [Grandia]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

40:22 - Good Mood [Amagami]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

42:08 - Reminiscence ~ Departure From Regret [Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

44:22 - A Hot Crash! [Grandia III]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

46:18 - Trials and Tribulations ~ Court Begins [Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

48:34 - One’s Side [Langrisser II]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

50:35 - Combat 4 [Grandia XTREME]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

54:23 - Scarlet Wind [Radiata Stories]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

55:51 - Ernest [Grandia Online]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

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[027] System Stylings

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About: The Wii/Wii U and 3DS Nintendo consoles featured a plethora of amazing background system music that helped in defining the sound of that era of Nintendo. This episode is all about Nintendo System music from those consoles, along with a couple other surprise tracks too.

Artwork: Wii eShop

00:00 - Boot Up Sound [Nintendo GameCube]
by Toru Minegishi >

00:05 - Theme Shop [Nintendo 3DS]
by Unknown >

02:53 - Editing A Mii [Mii Maker, Wii U]
by Unknown >

05:26 - eShop Menu Track 9 [Wii U]
by Unknown >

08:23 - Plaza Music [Mii Channel, Wii]
by Kazumi Totaka >

10:25 - Menu Theme [NES Classic Edition]
by Unknown >

12:02 - Menu [Everybody Votes Channel, Wii]
by Toshiyuki Sudo >

14:14 - Wii Messages [Wii Photo, Wii]
by Kazumi Totaka >

16:17 - Amiibo Settings [Nintendo 3DS]
by Unknown >

17:48 - Voter Data [Everybody Votes Channel, Wii]
by Toshiyuki Sudo >

20:20 - Friend List (Gamepad) [Wii U]
by Unknown >

22:38 - Current Weather (Night) [Forecast Channel, Wii]
by Kazumi Totaka >

25:15 - Parental Controls (TV) [Wii U]
by Unknown >

27:38 - Slideshow (Scenic) [Wii Photo, Wii]
by Kazumi Totaka >

30:07 - Daily Log (TV) [Wii U]
by Unknown >

32:36 - Menu Theme [SNES Classic Edition]
by Unknown >

34:31 - Shop Channel [Wii]
by Kazumi Totaka >

36:29 - eShop Menu Track 3 [Wii U]
by Unknown >

39:08 - Current Weather on Other Location [Wii Forecast, Wii]
by Kazumi Totaka >


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[026] An Oracle Of Winter

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About: We recently entered Winter down here in Australia where this show is produced, and thus we’re going to feature a few of our favourite Winter-themed tracks. Whether you’re in the same season as us, feeling the chill, or looking for a Summertime cool down, we’ve got you covered!

Artwork: I Am Setsuna

00:00 - Winter [Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon]
by Tomoko Morita >

02:07 - Another Winter [Trials Of Mana]
by Hiroki Kikuta >

05:36 - Kingdom of Tantal (Night) [Xenoblade Chronicles 2]
by ACE >

08:17 - The World of Snow [I Am Setsuna]
by Tomoki Miyoshi >

09:59 - The Snowy Peaks of Froenborg [Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

13:01 - Ice Mountain Zone - Act 1 [Sonic Advance]
by Tatsuyuki Maeda, Yutaka Minobe >

15:02 - Winter (The Wind Can Be Still) [Stardew Valley]
by ConcernedApe >

17:50 - Forest Folly [Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze]
by David Wise >

22:36 - Snowpoint City [Pokémon Diamond & Pearl]
by Hitomi Sato >

24:29 - Frozen Hyrule [The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure]
by Koji Kondo, Asuka Ohta >

26:45 - Diamond Dust Zone - Act 2 [Sonic 3D Blast]
by Richard Jacques >

29:51 - Icy Arena (Pikmin Adventure) [Nintendo Land]
by Ryo Nagamatsu >

32:31 - Animal Crossing (Winter) [Mario Kart 8]
by Manaka Kataoka, Shinobu Tanaka >

34:43 - Stage 3 [Chameleon Twist 2]
by Koichi Fujiwara >

36:36 - Sherbet Land (N64) [Super Mario Kart Wii]
by Kenta Nagata, Asuka Ota, Ryo Nagamatsu >

38:02 - White Ice [Bomberman 64]
by Akifumi Tada >

40:36 - White Land I [F-Zero]
by Yumiko Kanki, Naoto Ishida >

42:17 - Silver Mountain [Snowboard Kids]
by Isao Kasai, Tomohiko Sato >

45:04 - Snow Land (Battle) [Dragon Force]
by Tatsuyuki Maeda >

47:42 - The City (Snowing) [Animal Crossing: City Folk]
by Manaka Tominaga, Shiho Fujii, Kazumi Totaka >

49:24 - Winter [Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals]
by Yasunori Shiono >

50:14 - The Frostlands [Octopath Traveller]
by Yasunori Nishiki >

54:01 - Snowy Mt. Valak [Xenoblade Chronicles]
by ACE >

56:40 - A Wish [Secret Of Mana]
by Hiroki Kikuta >

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[025] Fun and Flora

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About: We’ve already done a few Forest theme episodes, often centred around a more mysterious atmosphere, but this time we lean on the more fun and lighthearted side of these locations. These are a collection of more upbeat and quirky forest or nature themes.

Artwork: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

00:00 - Wood [Brandish 2]
by Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa, Hirofumi Matsuoka, Masaru Nakajima, Naoki Kaneda, Takahiro Tsunashima>

02:11 - Mad Forest [Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse]
by Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto >

03:43 - Forest Area [Kirby’s Adventure]
by Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa >

04:40 - Passing Through The Forest [Threads of Fate]
by Junya Nakano >

07:51 - Hidden Forest [The Legend of Legacy]
by Masashi Hamauzu >

10:36 - Forest Land (Overworld 5) [New Super Mario Bros. Wii]
by Shiho Fujii, Ryo Nagamatsu, Kenta Negata >

12:44 - The Forest of Hope [Pikmin]
by Hajime Wakai >

15:32 - DK Island Swing [Donkey Kong Country]
by David Wise >

19:25 - Eterna Forest [Pokémon Diamond & Pearl]
by Hitomi Sato >

20:45 - Eerie Forest [Shadow of the Beast]
by David Whittaker >

24:49 - Level 5 [Tetris CD-i]
by Jim Andron >

29:12 - Forest World [Tetris Attack]
by Masaya Kazume >

31:44 - Jammin’ Jungle [Mega Bomberman]
by Jun Chikuma >

33:18 - Twilight Woods [Adventure Island 2]
by Miyoshi Okuyama >

34:47 - Forest Level [Adventure Island]
by Jun Chikuma >

36:22 - The Jungle Village of Phong Gi [Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

39:36 - Forest Haven [The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker]
by Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi, Hajime Wakai, Kenta Negata >

41:45 - Faron Woods [The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword]
by Hajime Wakai, Mahito Yokota >

45:04 - Korok Forest (Day) [The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild]
by Hajime Wakai >

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[024] Hits You Right In The Feels

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About: Games have told powerful stories for years and these narratives are often uplifted by emotional and poignant theme tracks. Even if you have never heard the songs in this episode during their respective moments, they are sure to make you feel something solely from their music alone.

Artwork: Sniper Wolf Death from MGS by Lap Pun Cheung

00:00 - The Great Warrior [Final Fantasy VII]
by Nobuo Uematsu >

03:13 - Where the Wind and Feathers Return [Radiant Historia]
by Yoko Shimomura >

05:27 - Enclosure [Metal Gear Solid]
by Maki Kirioka, Kazuki Muraoka, Hiroyuki Togo, Takanari Ishiyama, Lee Jeon Myung >

07:35 - Snow’s Theme [Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII]
by Masashi Hamauzu >

10:11 - Sad Theme [Shining Force]
by Masahiko Yoshimura >

11:30 - Sadness [The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages]
by Minako Adachi, Kyohiro Sada >

13:35 - Love [FEZ]
by Disasterpeace >

14:34 - Light Through the Leaves of Love (Symphonic) [Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Illusive Age]
by Koichi Sugiyama >

16:42 - Sacrifice [Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2]
by Manabu Namiki, Noriyuki Kamikura >

17:48 - Reminiscence - Sad Memories [Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

20:40 - All Gone (No Escape) [The Last Of Us]
by Gustavo Santaolalla >

23:33 - The Price of Freedom [Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII]
by Takeharu Ishimoto >

27:04 - Sadness [Lunar: The Silver Star]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

28:23 - Day of Loss [Bravely Second: End Layer]
by Ryo >

32:27 - Requiem [Alundra]
by Kohei Tanaka, Kevin McClintock >

34:16 - Shadow of the Sun [Rogue Galaxy]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

35:26 - Song of Sadness [Grandia II]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

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[023] Dungeons, Temples & Palaces

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About: While many dangers lurk in the various Dungeons, Temples and Palaces during your gaming journeys, there are often incredible background themes to help you slay, search and survive. We take a listen to some of the varied styles found in these tracks.

Artwork: Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals

00:00 - Floor 1 & 2 [The Dark Spire]
by Kenichi Arakawa >

03:18 - Chasing Shirley [Tales of Legendia]
by Go Shiina >

06:25 - The Kalos Power Plant [Pokémon X & Y]
by Shota Kageyama, Minako Adachi, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda >

08:49 - Lanayru Mining Facility [The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword]
by Hajime Waker, Shiho Fujii, Mahito Yokota, Takeshi Hama >

11:46 - Memories of the World [Radiant Historia]
by Yoko Shimomura >

14:48 - Aquarius [Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse]
by Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, Yoshinori Sasaki >

16:45 - Olivine Lighthouse & Silver Cave [Pokémon Gold, Silver & Crystal]
by Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose, Morikazu Aoki >

17:52 - Last Castle [Final Fantasy Mystic Quest]
by Ryuji Sasai, Yasuhiro Kawakami >

20:20 - Ruins [Blue Dragon]
by Nobuo Uematsu >

24:00 - Labyrinth [Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals]
by Yasunori Shiono >

26:38 - Valestine Castle [Ys III: Wanderers From Ys]
by Mieko Ishikawa >

29:40 - Dancing Dragon Dungeon [The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons]
by Minako Adachi, Kyohiro Sada >

31:47 - The Days When My Mother Was There [Persona 5]
by Shoji Meguro >

35:40 - Zauberreich [SaGa Frontier 2]
by Masashi Hamauzu >

37:44 - Palace Theme [Zelda II: The Adventure of Link]
by Akito Nakatsuka >

39:24 - The Shrine of the Lake [Alundra]
by Kohei Tanaka, Kevin McClintock >

41:32 - Beneath the Surface [Octopath Traveller]
by Yasunori Nishiki >

45:04 - Tower of AT [Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia]
by Ken Nakagawa, Daisuke Achiwa, Akira Tsuchiya >

47:26 - Labyrinth IV - Cherry Tree Bridge [Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard]
by Yuzo Koshiro >

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[022] A Proper Introduction

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About: There are countless great video game intros and openings. These tracks are specifically from introductory cutscenes or moments that occur immediately before the Title Menu, or after. These aren’t just simply Title Screen tracks, as there is usually a cutscene or story to accompany these themes.

Artwork: Ninja Gaiden

00:00 - The Legendary Hero [The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker]
by Koji Kondo, Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Toru Minegishi >

03:33 - The Duel + Vow of Revenge [Ninja Gaiden]
by Keiji Yamagishi >

04:40 - Long Distance [The Revenge of Shinobi]
by Yuzo Koshiro >

05:22 - Theme of Adol [Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished]
by Yuzo Koshiro, Mieko Ishikawa >

07:14 - Opening Theme [Wild Arms 2]
by Michiko Naruke >

08:48 - Neverending Adventure (Rush’s Theme) [Dark Chronicle]
by Tomohito Nishiura >
10:28 - Opening [Sword of Vermillion]
by Hiroshi Kawaguchi >

12:26 - Light and Darkness [Terranigma]
by Miyoko Kobayashi >

15:24 - Prologue [Okami]
by Masami Ueda, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Rei Kondoh, Akari Kaida >

16:18 - Opening [Shadow of the Beast]
by David Whittaker >

19:38 - Main Theme [Super Hydlide]
by Shigeru Tomita >

22:11 - Chrono Cross -Scars of Time- [Chrono Cross]
by Yasunori Mitsuda >

24:34 - The Street of Rage [Streets of Rage]
by Yuzo Koshiro>

25:59 - To the End of the Wilderness [Wild Arms]
by Michiko Naruke >

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[021] Coastal Vibes

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About: The coastal beaches await in this episode! We’re talking beach themes, coastal towns and sand-filled getaways. Pull up a beach chair, grab a drink and chill with us awhile.

Artwork: Dark Chronicle

00:00 - Undella Town (Spring, Autumn & Winter) [Pokémon Black & White]
by Shota Kageyama, Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Minako Adachi >

01:02 - Veniccio [Dark Chronicle]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

02:18 - City of Commerce [NieR]
by Keiichi Okabe, Kakeru Ishihama, Keigo Hoashi, Takafumi Nishimura >

04:28 - Beacon [FEZ]
by Disasterpeace >

06:53 - Luca [Final Fantasy X]
by Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Junya Nakano >

09:52 - Coastal Inn [Guardian’s Crusade]
by Tamsoft Sound Team >

12:25 - Port Town [Wild Arms]
by Michiko Naruke >

14:15 - Water Land (Overworld) [New Super Mario Bros. Wii]
by Shiho Fujii, Ryo Nagamatsu, Kenta Nagata >

16:01 - Delfino Plaza [Super Mario Sunshine]
by Koji Kondo, Shinobu Tanaka >

18:54 - Island Tour (Day) [Animal Crossing: New Horizons]
by Yasuaki Iwata, Yumi Takahasi, Shonobu Nagata, Sayako Doi, Masato Ohashi >

20:56 - Corneria, The Waterside Village [3D Dot Game Heroes]
by Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Shoichiro Sakamoto, Teruo Taniguchi, Takahiro Eguchi, Norihiro Hurukawa >

22:24 - Rogueport [Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door]
by Yoshito Hirano, Yuka Tsujiyoko, Saki Haruyama >

24:13 - To The Sea [Legend Of Mana]
by Yoko Shimomura >

26:53 - Noki Bay [Super Mario Sunshine]
by Koji Kondo, Shinobu Tanaka >

30:13 - Costa Del Sol [Final Fantasy VII]
by Nobuo Uematsu >

32:34 - Koopa Beach [Super Mario Kart]
by Soyo Oka >

33:56 - Nontoonyt Island [Leisure Suit Larry III]
by Mike Dana >

35:30 - Guldove (Home World) [Chrono Cross]
by Yasunori Mitsuda >

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[020] Legend Of The Deep Forest - Part II

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About: There are so many incredible forest themes in games, and as such, we’re delivering a follow-up to one of our first few episodes based on mysterious, dark or foggy forest themes.

Artwork: Hiro Isono

00:00 - Forest Kingdom [NieR: Automata]
by Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi & Kuniyuki Takahashi >

04:10 - Phantom Forest [Final Fantasy VI]
by Nobuo Uematsu >

07:25 - The Mystery Forest [Rogue Galaxy]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

09:51 - The Garden Where The Celestite Lies [Radiant Historia]
by Yoko Shimomura >

12:42 - Forest of the Nopon [Xenoblade Chronicles]
by Manami Kiyota >

15:06 - Relic Forest [Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (Originally from Pokémon Colosseum)]
by Tsukasa Tawada >

17:08 - Rainbow Butterfly Woods [Dark Chronicle]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

18:09 - Mystic Forest [Tales of Phantasia]
by Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura & Ryota Furuya >

21:03 - Tarm Ruins & The Lost Woods [The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons]
by Minako Adachi & Kyohiro Sada >

23:26 - Santalune Forest [Pokémon X & Y]
by Shota Kageyama, Minako Adachi, Hitomi Sato & Junichi Masuda >

24:37 - The Green Green Woodlands [Etrian Odyssey]
by Yuzo Koshiro >

26:52 - Forest [The Last Guardian]
by Takeshi Furukawa >

28:51 - A Mysterious Forest [Dawn of Mana]
by Kenji Ito, Tsuyoshi Sekito, Masayoshi Soken & Ryuichi Sakamoto >

31:39 - Agata Forest [Okami]
by Masami Ueda, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Rei Kondoh & Akari Kaida >

34:51 - Cure The Princess [Tenchu: Stealth Assassins]
by Noriyuki Asakura >

38:18 - The Sanctuary of Zi’Tah [Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart]
by Naoshi Mizuta >

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