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Friday, April 20, 2018

Ep. 106: The Light of a Different Sun

How do you become a good person? No, not in real life-- in video games of course! Join us for a very important discussion of unnecessarily ethical choices that Josh & Emily have been making in their current games. They also talk about the freedom of video game composers, simulations of simulations, and Pokemon. Yes, unfortunately, they talk a lot about those things of which all must be caught... but they also play some great tunes recommended by you, THE PATRONS. We are closing out the zone this week, which means we're finally about to find out what these Pointless Jewels really do. So don't just sit on the edge of your seat, add this episode of the VGM JUKEBOX to your collection today!


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Pokémon Trading Card Game Club Master Duel Ichiro Shimakura
Monster Hunter Main Theme Masato Kouda, Tetsuya Shibata
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor System [MENU] Kazuo Hanzawa
Skullmonkeys The Lil Bonus Room Terry Scott Taylor

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Ep 105: Carousel Elements

We're back in the dungeon! I think... Or some kind of sweet prison? Join us as we do some more collecting in the Pointless Jewel Zone. We'll hear about Emily's new digs, Josh's favorite new podcast, and the end of our podcast in July. How was that for a segue? Yes, this is sad news, but, we're not finished yet, and as happily often happens, we get some great contributions from our patrons: a banjo rendition of Big Event Golf from Bad Dude Shane, and a VGM Karaoke from ZaCH! You have made this podcast a reality and our hearts are forever changed, so come on in and get comfy again in this episode of the VGM JUKEBOX!


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Birdie King 3 Gameplay Unknown
Aero the Acro-Bat 2 Introduction (Part 2) ~ Act Clear ~ Performer’s Dungeon (Act 2) Rick Fox

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Ep. 104: An Eternal Feeling

Welcome to the Pointless Jewel Zone, where patron Carlos has taken over all the music recommendations for the entire Act 1! Through his selections, we learn about Russian massages, Ferraris towing dump trucks, and the cultural association between vampires and pianos. If these tracks seem especially well-curated, it shouldn't come as a surprise; Carlos beat the Mixxmaster Quizxx after all! So let's do it Carlito's way, as we go in-depth with this very special patron. Who knows, maybe you'll learn something about yourself, and even earn your degree, on this week's VGM JUKEBOX!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
OutRun 2 Passing Breeze Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Keisuke Tsukahara (arr.), Fumio Ito (arr.), Yasuhiro Takagi (arr.), Naoyuki Machida (arr.), Shinichi Goto (arr.), Tomoya Koga (arr.)
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Demitri’s Theme (Romania) Takayuki Iwai, Hideki Okugawa
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Machine Tower of Eneomaios Michiru Yamane
The Incredible Crash Dummies Level 2 Geoff Follin, Tim Follin
Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory Chi!! Chi!! Chi!! Chi!! (Hon Fu's Theme) Masahiko Hataya
Spindizzy II Eternal Move Toshiya Yamanaka, Tetsuya Nakano

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, March 30, 2018

VGMJB Memories: Dedications

Hey remember that time when you guys almost made us cry like a hundred times? Well that episode is back, but now it's just the music and the dedications for you to reflect on and enjoy. Take a bite of this doubly nostalgic episode as we ponder just who exactly is cutting those onions. Or are they just bananas?

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This episode was made possible by:
GameTrack TitleComposer(s)
Mii ChannelMii Channel MusicKazumi Totaka
Wiz n' LizTitle ThemeMatt Furniss
Moto RoaderRunning From HomeGoblin Sound
Super Mario Bros.CastleKoji Kondo
WarioWare Twisted!Wario De MamboKenichi Nishimaki, Masanobu Matsunaga, Yasuhisa Baba
Katamari DamacyKatamari☆StarsHideki Tobeta

...and listeners like YOU.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

KBOS II

Well heroes, you've managed to find your way back to KeyGlyph's domain despite her lair's unlisted address -- and this time you're demanding a faceoff! Our resident boss may not understand exactly what you're trying to prove, but she does think she sees a spark in your soul that could amplify your powers to legendary proportions... if they're pushed to the limit. Will she help you unlock some incredible new ability, or will she just smash you into a smoking crater for the game over? There's only one way to find out. Equip your best gear, look deep inside your heart, and face your KBOS destiny!

DISCLAIMER: The opening includes a minor swear. Make sure your kids understand final bosses aren't good role models.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Phantasy Star IV Ooze Izuho Numata, Masaki Nakagaki
Last Bible III Last Battle Hiroyuki Yanada
X-Kaliber 2097 Welcome to My Mind (Final Boss Version) Psykosonic
Heavy Nova Training Boss 1-1 Shaka, Studio River Kids, T. Iijima
Trinea The Final Battle Hiroe Kazuyasu, Koji Abe, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Mitsuru Takashi, Senkyokukun, Sugar, "E", DJ Jun
The Combatribes The Final Battle Kazunaka Yamane
Gimmick! Identity Believer (Boss Theme 2) Masashi Kageyama
Ecco: The Tides of Time Tube of Medusa Andy Armer DMP, Attila Dobos, David Javelosa, András Magyari
Rocket Knight Adventures Stage 7 Masanori Oouchi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masanori Adachi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane
Ghost Chaser Densei Perfect Girulian Noboru Yamane
Devilish: The Next Possession Final Boss Hitoshi Sakimoto
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Final Boss Brad Buxer, Cirocco Jones, Geoff Grace, Michael Jackson, Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tomonori Sawada, Jun Senoue
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Zero-Two Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando
Pulseman Amabilis Junichi Masuda
Contra: Hard Corps Locked & Loaded Hiroshi Kobayashi, Akira Souji, Kenji Miyaoka, Michiru Yamane, Akira Yamaoka, Hirofumi Taniguchi

...and adventurers like YOU.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ep 103: Closer to the Original

It's the third and final act of Uncertain Breeze, and it's time to ask just who this breeze is and where it is he is going. Along the way, we play even more great tunes. Josh shares memories of hanging out in arcades and Sega's presence in them. Emily talks about her time in a Bonus Level where her character could actually receive damage. So unfair! They also talk about whether mechs are cooler than real-life F14 Tomcats, parental console conversations, and things that are sad and creepy at the same time. We hope you'll join us on this episode and see how the breeze speaks to you!


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Psychosis 4th Cause Atsuhiro Motoyama
Battleclash Game Over Yuka Tsujiyoko
After Burner II Super Stripe Hiroshi Kawaguchi
3D Fantasy Zone II Frozen Party Tokuhiko Uwabo, Manabu Namiki (arr.)

...and listeners like YOU.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Ep 102: Adjusted Lore

It's the Uncertain Breeze Dungeon and Josh and Emily are finding their own music recommendations in the midst of a precarious situation. Emily finds a hidden musical gem in an otherwise terrible experience, Josh reveals his physical music moment, and we get a very special visit from the baby Hakama who comes bearing an excellent VGM Karaoke. Special thanks goes out to Ed Wilson of PixelTunes Radio for ripping the music for today's episode. These jams are rare! And we would be remiss not to thank you, dear patron for following along. So what are we standing here for? Let's go!

Note: When Josh says BIRDIE TRY, he meant to say BIRDIE KING.


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Zelda: the Wand of
Gamelon
Sakado Main Theme Tony Trippi, William Havlicek
Big Event Golf Gameplay Music Unknown

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Ep. 101: Working the Problem

Aloha from Uncertain Breeze Zone, Act I. Here, an almost imperceptible current of air guides us to our recommendations. Along the way we find out about all the things that Emily has never heard of: things like counter tiles, Blue Apron, and being cold in California. And Josh still has a lot to learn too, like how to move your body in the 90's. Along the way we talk about Emily's move, Josh's plans, and the times in their lives when they had a physical reaction to music. So, umm... What are you doing over there? Submit to the wind and join us on this week's episode.


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Fortified Zone Zone 3 Tsukasa Tawada
Einhänder Dawn Kenichiro Fukui
Pop’n Music 11, Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA Tino’s White Horse Morning Blue Dragon (Jun Wakita)
Sonic Mania Blossom Haze (Press Garden Act 2) Tee Lopes
Final Fantasy IX You’re Not Alone Nobuo Uematsu
Doki Doki Literature Club Sayo-Nara Dan Salvato

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Thesis Defense: KJNG with JT

Join patron JT as he defends his dissertation by taking us on an excursion to an alternate world, a better world, where the radio airwaves are filled with the sounds of mahjong VGM. We proudly present you with KJNG (K-jong) radio. Through the magic and beauty of mahjong, KJNG mends broken hearts and heals wayward souls. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wish this was a real radio station. If JT can't convince you that mahjong VGM is the best music on the planet, then perhaps one of the many other personalities in his head will. Along the way you'll meet a lonely vampire who laughs at his own jokes, a wizened old sensei who follows the way of mahjong, and an excited Rastafarian who loves that 8-bit reggae sound. Plus, many of your favorite characters from the jukebox bar will be there, like Haju, Carrot Man, and even Hakama. Slap your tiles down on the table and get ready for a mahjong experience you'll never forget!


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Delicious! Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire Title Screen Zoo Corporation
Saikousoku Shikou Shougi Mahjong Title Screen Varie Sound Team
Family Mahjong 2: Shanghai Heno Michi #24 Namco/Nichibutsu Sound Team
Mahjong Princess Go! Go! GG03 Hitoshi Sakimoto (?)
Kyodai Mahjongg Endless Miguel Samiez
Waku Waku Mahjong Panic! 2 B06 Kazumichi Moegi
Street Fighter 2 Start Battle Yoko Shimomura, Isao Abe, Syun Nishigaki
Ide Yousuke Meijin- Jissen Mahjong 2 Track 9 Norihiko Tagashi
Mahjong Fantasia BGM2 Yasuo Itou, Keishi Yanao
Mahjong Fantasia MF08 Yasuo Itou, Keishi Yanao
Mahjong Master Opening Demo Shuichro Ishii, Hideo Irimajiri
Simple DS Mahjong BGM05 Unknown
Shin 4 Nin Uchi Mahjong: Yakuman Tengoku Track 2 Shigero Miyamoto, Masahiro Tobita
Kou Rate Ura Mahjong Retsuden Mukoubuchi - Goburei, Shuuryou desu ne Track 0003 Pi Arts Sound Team
Honkaku Mahjong Tetsuman Mahjong Theme 2 Syscom Sound Team
Wai Wai Mahjong: Yukai no Jantomi-tachi BGM 02 Unknown
Gionbana Game 2 Kenji Yoshida
Nichibutsu Mahjong 3- Mahjong G Men Track 4 Nihon Bussan sound team
Mahjong on the Beach Track 10 Home Data sound team
Mahjong Gokuu Tenjiku Title Screen Chat Noir sound team
Mahjong Yuuenchi Boss BGM 2 Yui Isshiki
Superlite 2500: Custom Mahjong Track 05 Success sound team
Mahjong Clinic Zoukangou BGM 3 Yui Isshiki
Shodankurai Nintei Shodan Pro Mahjong Playing Mahjong Eurhythm, Kenichi Fujii
Mahjong Gokuu Tenjiku Mahjong Game (Neutral) Tomomi Hatakeyama
Zootto Mahjong! Big Four Kenji Okuda, Yuichi Ozaki
Honkaku 4 Pro Mahjong Tetsuman Special 9G_08 Chat Noir sound team
Yuujin Janjuu Gakuen Conversation Varie Sound Team
Minna No Mahjong BGM #05 MTO
Where Everybody Knows Your Name Cheers Theme (8-bit) Gary Portnoy, Judy Hart Angelo, Human Daikon (arr.)
Front Mission Bar Noriko Matsueda
Super Mahjong 2 Great!! First Rank! Masakatsu Maekawa
Deadly Premonition Life is Beautiful (Whistle Theme) Riyou Kinugasa, Takuya Kobayashi, Hiromi Mizutani

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Ep. 100: Hunderd

Josh and Emily are almost out of the Breakable Mist Zone, but there's one more act to go! Will they make it to the exit in time? Do blood stained ice shards form a beautiful crystal when stacked? Are they even doing this right? Tune in for the answers to these and many more questions, including: Why do hockey players fight? What is the Dreamcast Sound? And does it really matter? Also... one more thing... Josh wants to start a book club, but he didn't say the right name for the author. The name is Ian Bogost and the book is called "Play Anything," if you want to follow along. Anyways... get over here. It's the VGM Jukebox.


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
The Immortal Battle (I Forbid You to Come Any Closer) Rob Hubbard
Metropolis Street Racer It Doesn’t Really Matter Richard Jacques, T. J. Davis (vocals)
Snoopy Concert Daylight Forest Dave Brubeck, Hirokazu Tanaka, Minako Hamano
Sonic Mania Lights, Camera, Action! (Studiopolis Zone Act 1) Tee Lopes

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Ep. 99: Mount Rushmore

Josh and Emily are in the Breakable Mist Dungeon to play a couple tunes of their own choosing. This is a very important episode for VGM historians, as Josh presents new publications in his field, revising the legend of Yumi Kinoshita. Meanwhile, Emily shares her analysis of earfeel and melody. Special thanks is due to Brent Weinbach of the Legacy Music Hour and to the VGM Podcast Fans Facebook group for spearheading our latest research. Also, a big thank-you to St. John for stopping by with Hakama to take the art of VGM Karoake to new levels of intensity and intrigue. Feel free to take notes on this one as there may be a quiz at the end of the semester, here on the VGM JUKEBOX.


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Hamsterz LifeToy Box Cage   Shinsuke Kudou, Shin Nakajima, Yumi Satake
Battle Bull Stages 37 - 47 Takayuki Suzuki

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Ep. 98: The Sega Nintendo

Josh and Emily are in a whole new zone! They traverse this delicate landscape with some great listener-recommended tunes playing in their headphones (they must have some really long headphone cords). Join them as they recount days sifting through garbage, feeling like you are the video game character, and playing the Sega Nintendo. Plus, J&E discuss their experiences with the latest additions to their game libraries. Animite is still at the rest stop, but we're at the party with the most crushable dude. You're welcome to join us, so come on in!


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
TaleSpin The Clouds Minae Fuji
Bravely Default He of the Name Revo
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!! Candy Kingdom Overworld Jake Kaufman
Deadly Premonition Life is Beautiful (Whistle Theme) Riyou Kinugasa, Takuya Kobayashi, Hiromi Mizutani
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Item C Chikako Kamatani
Godzilla: Monster of Monsters Main Theme / Planet X Masatomo Miyamoto

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Thesis Defense: WSXY with The Diad

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND FACULTY: Please tune into Haju University's campus radio station to attend this month's thesis defense, presented by your fellow student Theodore Diad! Listen along as he thoughtfully interviews Glen Bellisario, a private investigator whose assignments always, inexplicably, turn sexy. If you weren't convinced that Japanese adult visual novels from the 80s and 90s had amazing music, this might be the proof you need!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Trouble Outsiders OS_03 (Track 3) Shiori Ueno
Dial Q o Mawase! Match Tune Unknown
Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ju no Shita De Theme of Mira Keroppi Inoue, Noriko Takahashi
Twilight Seara Ryu Umemoto, Ryu Takami
Kimi Dake ni Ai o... No Regrets BAKI
Chatty Unknown 3 Manabu Saito
Mahou Shoujo Fancy COCO Ending Ryu Umemoto

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Ep. 97: Part Of My Spa

Josh and Emily have defeated the dungeon and are back in the bar to listen to take listener recommendations. Josh says, thank you, you're welcome, and he's sorry. Emily is considering whether or not new car smell is spa-worthy. We learn about Rob Nichol's old job, Emily's new games, and Josh gives a call to action for a Spa Bonus Zone. Will Emily scare her friends? Will Josh ever speak again? Find out here on the VGM Jukebox!


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Golvellius: Valley of Doom Overworld 5 Masatomo Miyamoto, Takeshi Santō, Shin‑kun, Pazu
Daytona USA 2 Slingshot Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Fumio Ito, Ryoichi Hasegawa (lyrics)
Metroid: Samus Returns Surface of SR388 Ryoji Yoshitomi, Daisuke Matsuoka (arr.)
Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean Mysterioso (Overworld Theme) Naoki Kodaka

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ep. 96: Twisted Frequencies

Josh and Emily are in the January Zone dungeon! How will they get out? Probably by playing a couple sweet tunes and talking about the Beatles, The legacy of the Legacy Music Hour, Memes about VGM, and a what new games they're playing. This is a new mid-month format, so we hope you enjoy it as we make our way back to the bar and all of our patron recommendations in time for next week.


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Gods Main Theme John Foxx, Richard Joseph (arr.)
Birdie TryOcean Breeze Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida, Tatsuya Kiuchi, and/or Hitomi Komatsu

...and listeners like YOU.


Friday, January 5, 2018

Ep. 95: Chill Even Harder

Do you ever feel that as a fan of VGM, you are growing ever closer to your childhood dreams? Well, get ready for another parade from the past as we meet a band who gives themselves haircuts between song sections, a student of Definitely Darryl, and a dad who has figured out the absolute best way to militarize his children against the Axis powers. In addition to that, you will notice the beginnings of a slight change in format that VGMJB will be experiencing in the new year, so keep your ears peeled for the details. But hey, your ears will already be peeled, won't they? This is the VGM Jukebox, after all!


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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Faxanadu Password, Death Jun Chikuma
Undertale Snowdin Town Toby Fox
Keio Flying Squadron Level 1 Tsukasa Tawada
Command & Conquer: Red Alert Hell March Frank Klepacki
A Dinosaur's Tale Cecilia's Apartment Kim Jensen

...and listeners like YOU.

EXTRA CREDIT: Emily's music box arrangement of Mega Man 9's Flash in the Dark.