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110 minutes | 11 days ago
HG101 with Xerxes – PA147
On today’s episode we’re joined by Rob aka Xerxes of Hardcore Gaming 101’s “Top 47k Games” podcast. We talk about his background, how the podcast is made, the excellent resource Hardcore Gaming 101, along with our usual jovial banter. Rob brings us a selection of fantastic deep cuts of early to mid 90s Japanese VGM… Read More » The post HG101 with Xerxes – PA147 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
64 minutes | a month ago
Heart Heat Girls – PA146
Heart Heat Girls is a lightly adult-oriented Japanese adventure game released for the PC-98 in December of 1993 by the company Panda House under their Cat’s Pro label. Heart Heat Girls or H.H.G. is set in a futuristic world where humans and androids are at war. A specialized police force known as ACP (“Anti Criminal-cyborg… Read More » The post Heart Heat Girls – PA146 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Expansion Pack XXVII – PA145
It’s been a while since our last expansion pack, and the first of 2021. It’s a relaxed show with a selection of 6 deep cuts but the music is great as always. Correction: The name of the writer was actually Miyazawa Kenji not Ihatovo. Track List: 0:00:00 Tobituki-hime – Stage 3 – MAGICAL AMBER – (PC)… Read More » The post Expansion Pack XXVII – PA145 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
97 minutes | 3 months ago
Bonus Stage with Josh – PA144
Today we’re joined by guitarist Josh of the VGM band The Runaway Four. Together we talk about his band and their music, as well as Bonus Stage, a very important project that came into being last year in April right in the midst of lockdowns. Bonus Stage is a monthly online series of live video… Read More » The post Bonus Stage with Josh – PA144 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
82 minutes | 3 months ago
Splice with Dain Saint – PA143
In June of 2012, Cipher Prime Studios released Splice, a puzzle game about organizing cells into increasingly complex patterns. It’s a game that requires concentration and it’s also a bit about tampering with nature. Splice can be purchased on a number of platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, PS3 and PS4 but no matter where… Read More » The post Splice with Dain Saint – PA143 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
84 minutes | 4 months ago
Home Alone – PA141
30 years later the film Home Alone remains a holiday classic. The games, not so much. The success of the first two films spawned a spate of 13 cheap cash-in from 1991 to 1993 across just about every mainstream game system. Co-hosting alongside us, friends and longtime listeners Norm and UtopiaNemo join in what could be… Read More » The post Home Alone – PA141 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
40 minutes | 4 months ago
Satellaview – PA140
In the last installment we talked about Treasure Conflix, and today we’re talking about the platform itself, the Nintendo Satellaview. The Satellaview was created as a partnership between the broadcasting company St.GIGA and Nintendo’s R&D2 Division, the team responsible for the original Super Famicom. It was released as an add-on in 1995 and was a… Read More » The post Satellaview - PA140 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
37 minutes | 5 months ago
Treasure Conflix – PA139
In early 1996, Squaresoft released Treasure Conflix and three other exclusive titles for the Satellaview Broadcast Satellite system, an add-on for the Super Famicom. The soundtrack was written by longtime composer Junya Nakano. The game is an aerial combat and RPG hybrid where you split your time between fighting other airships in real time and… Read More » The post Treasure Conflix - PA139 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
19 minutes | 5 months ago
Aworg: Hero in the Sky – PA138
The most interesting thing about Aworg: Hero in the Sky is that it was released on Sega Meganet, an early online service and precursor to the Sega Channel. Released in 1991 by Sega, Aworg is a short and fairly unremarkable action game where you traverse a maze in a robotic suit that can fly around,… Read More » The post Aworg: Hero in the Sky - PA138 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
1500DS Spirits: Igo – PA137
Nothing beats Go on the go, and that’s exactly what you get with 1500DS Spirits Volume 10: Igo! Game developer and cosmetics company Tasuke put out a number of these budget titles for the DS and DSiWare around 2007-2008, consisting mostly of board and card games. They’re similar to the more well known D3… Read More » The post 1500DS Spirits: Igo - PA137 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
WonderBorg – PA136
In the late 90s, programmable robot toys were becoming popular and WonderBorg was no exception. Released by Bandai in 2000 for the WonderSwan and later for the PC, WonderBorg was a kit that included a programmable beetle robot and a application called Robot Works which allowed you to send basic commands to it. The WonderBorg… Read More » The post WonderBorg - PA136 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
91 minutes | 7 months ago
Waterworld – PA135
In 1995, the movie Waterworld was released and the real world was changed forever. As we pass the 25th anniversary, we attempt to rehabilitate the reputation of a perfectly competent mid 90s action film and then “dive” into the music of the many licensed cash-in games that followed the film’s release. The bulk of the… Read More » The post Waterworld – PA135 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
97 minutes | 8 months ago
Aqua Kitty with Electric Cafe – PA134
Aqua Kitty is an indie game success story. Developed by Tikipod and initially released in 2012 as a Playstation Mobile game, it saw continued releases with new features and improvements up to its most recent release on Switch in 2018, and it remains a blast to play today. We’re very lucky to be joined by… Read More » The post Aqua Kitty with Electric Cafe - PA134 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
49 minutes | 8 months ago
Hover Racing – PA133
In 1996, Sony opened the floodgates to indie console game development on the Playstation 1 through their Net Yaroze platform. Over the next several years, short games and demos of all kinds were created and distributed with game magazines on demo discs, including the focus of today’s episode. Hover Racing was created by a small… Read More » The post Hover Racing - PA133 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
61 minutes | 9 months ago
Airport CEO with Sinephony – PA132
We’re joined once again by Swedish audio production team Sinephony, this time listening to the mellow jams from the 2017 game Airport CEO. The game is a tycoon and management sim from Swedish game developer Apoapsis Studios where you act as CEO of your own airport, in the tradition of games like Transport Tycoon and Sim Coaster. Airport… Read More » The post Airport CEO with Sinephony - PA132 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
75 minutes | 9 months ago
198X with Sinephony – PA131
Today we’re joined by Swedish audio production studio Sinephony to talk about the 2019 indie game 198X from Swedish game developer Hi-Bit Studios. The game is a love letter to gaming in the 80s where you play through 5 different games (beat-em-up, shmup, racing, action platformer, and RPG) merged with cinematic storytelling. It started as… Read More » The post 198X with Sinephony - PA131 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
64 minutes | 10 months ago
Expansion Pack XXVI: 6 Years – PA130
Pixelated Audio is 6 years old! A lot has changed over that time, but the one constant is our love for game music of all kinds. Our theme today is a bit silly; games that are the 6th in a series (or at least have the number 6 in the title). We stretch the theme… Read More » The post Expansion Pack XXVI: 6 Years - PA130 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
92 minutes | 10 months ago
KGB / Conspiracy – PA129
KGB or Conspiracy is a 1992 game developed by Cryo Interactive Entertainment and published by Virgin Games for DOS and Amiga. KGB is a 1st person point and click adventure where you play as Maksim Rukov, an agent transferred to Department P and ordered to investigate possible corruption in the KGB after a former agent… Read More » The post KGB / Conspiracy – PA129 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
61 minutes | a year ago
Psycho World – PA128
Today we’re covering Psycho World, released for the MSX in 1988 and localized as Psychic World for the Sega Master System and Game Gear in 1991. The original MSX release was developed and published by Hertz, a short-lived Japanese game developer that also worked on number of ports with their final game being Vay for… Read More » The post Psycho World - PA128 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
114 minutes | a year ago
Early Game Music with They Create Worlds – PA127
We once again return to the earliest days of game sound and music and trace the evolution from 1977 through 1984 in this historically focused episode. We go from the arcade boom, to early home consoles and computers, to the video game crash, and end just before the rise of the NES. The show is… Read More » The post Early Game Music with They Create Worlds - PA127 first appeared on Pixelated Audio.
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