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Friday, August 18, 2017

Ep. 79: Tons of Mud


Welcome back to the VGM Jukebox where planes take off on cobblestone runways, robots are plagued with memories of equations, and your hosts eat cereal EVERY day. As usual, we put down the jams that you recommend, providing a non-nasty environment to hear updates about Josh's leg rehabilitation and Emily's strength training. There is a running theme of trench warfare, but that's entirely coincidental, and as long as you watch your step getting into the bar, you'll be safe inside to enjoy some sweet jams and sweet times.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Cobra TriangleGuard the People David Wise
Maniac Mansion Dave's Theme David Govett, David Hayes, George Sanger
Marvel Vs. Capcom III: Fate of Two Worlds Kattlelox IslandHideyuki Fukusawa
Alien 3 Well Done Jeroen Tel
Jazz Jackrabbit 2ColoniusAlexander Brandon
Sassou Shonuen Eiyuuden Coca Cola KidCredits K. Mixa

...and listeners like YOU.

15 comments:

  1. Guys, It's Jazz Jackrabbit 2! Jack Jackrabbit 2 is his cousin!

    I find it funny that Emily confused Jazz with Reader Rabbit! One question, does Reader Rabbit also carry a big gun?

    I'm a bit disappointed that throughout all this talk about rabbit universes and cereal, NOT ONE MENTION OF THE TRIX RABBIT! Silly rabbit!

    I'm really digging the growing love for the Master System! In case you're wondering. The FM Sound Unit was originally an add-on for the console's original Japanese equivalent, the Sega Mark III. When it was redesigned as the Master System in Japan, the Yamaha YM2413 was built into the system. While the FM sound never made west, most games that support it will work with Western releases in conjunction with either a modded Master System or Stone Age Gamer's Power Base Mini FM for Genesis.

    The card slot on the Master System was made for budget games on Sega Cards and peripherals like the SegaScope 3-D glasses. When the Master System II was released (sans card slot), most of the card games were re-released on cartridge.

    I'm happy that Jazz 2 track made it in this episode! Hoping that more people are aware of that great game and maybe pester Epic Games on re-releasing them onto GOG or Steam, just get it back in circulation again! If Bubsy is able to come back, so can Jazz!

    Also, as the youngest child in my family, I can feel Nick's struggle!

    Great episode as always and hope to hear more great music and great tangents next week!

    -Electricboogaloo

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  2. Also, turns out K. Mixa also did the music to Sonic Blast on Game Gear, which is one of my favorite soundtracks on the system!

    https://segaretro.org/Kojiro_Mikusa

    -Electricboogaloo

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  3. The Texas Instruments SN76489A PSG chip used in the Master System has three square wave generators and one noise channel.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments_SN76489

    -Electricboogaloo

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    1. Hey EB, is there a chance you could email us at insertcoin@thevgmjukebox.com? We wanted to contact you about something. Only if you're comfortable with that, though. Thanks!

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    2. Sent an message just now!

      -Electricboogaloo

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  4. Hey, I'd be interested in helping out with that Sound of a Console poster, if anyone wants to collaborate.

    Hey, I also loved that Game Gear track. It reminded me how many good ending tracks there are, but I've previously avoided requesting them. Hhhhhmmmmmm......

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    1. I sense another surge of submissions incoming!

      Ever heard the music to the Game Gear Shining Force games? They're really good! (Although I prefer the SFCD versions a bit better!)

      -Electricboogaloo

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    2. Shining Force CD! They're remakes of the first two Game Gear Shining Force games!

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shining_Force_CD

      -Electricboogaloo

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    3. Sorry, I should have clarified that! For comparisons sake:

      The Game Gear version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QYiWBV0gX8

      The Sega CD version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OSBSjZMCsU

      Enjoy!

      -Electricboogaloo

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    4. Well it obviously wasn't the Super Famicom CD, but Shining Force CD didn't occur to me until after I hit "publish".

      I'll check it out; I've only heard a few tracks from SFCD and I don't remember them well.

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  5. The "Sound of a Console Poster" is a really neat idea! I imagine it would be something like this Fangamer N64 Schematics poster, only focusing on the sound capabilities: https://www.fangamer.com/products/64-schematics

    I'd love to do something like that, but that sort of design sensibility is far outside of my area of artistic expertise.

    Anyway, I really enjoyed that Jazz Jackrabbit 2 track. I've known about the game for a while but never played it or listened to the music. I was never really a PC gamer, so I always appreciate it when a patron requests something from a notable PC game/soundtrack I missed being a "Nintendo Kid." And man, that Coca Cola Kid track was great! I gotta listen to some more of that and Kojiro Mikusa's other work.

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    1. Thanks goemonsama! I'm glad I got to share some cool game music to people who have never heard them before!

      If I suggest another Kojiro Mikusa Game Gear soundtrack, may I recommend Sonic Blast? That one has some really good PSG tracks!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxV5owWu3AI

      -Electricboogaloo

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  6. I had Cobra Triangle as a young NES kid. Those levels where you had to save all the people would stress me out! I never finished the entire game. It was really hard! If I remember correctly, all of the level types repeat after you kill the sea dragon, so I believe I've seen most of what the game has to offer. It's a lot of fun, but man, that game is a tough one.

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  7. I had Cobra Triangle as a young NES kid. Those levels where you had to save all the people would stress me out! I never finished the entire game. It was really hard! If I remember correctly, all of the level types repeat after you kill the sea dragon, so I believe I've seen most of what the game has to offer. It's a lot of fun, but man, that game is a tough one.

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