61: Power Litany (With Special Guest Star My Roommate!!!)

Can you guess how a piece of VGM was supposed to be used in a game you’ve never played? This week, I’m giving you an experiment, and you will decide if it becomes a regular feature on Singing Mountain. I play a little un-winnable, un-loseable game show with my roommate, Glen, in which I play music from video games he doesn’t know and he uses his base knowledge of VGM to guess what kind of scene, setting or genre the composition was supposed to evoke. Play along! And tell me if you’re into this. This was fun to make and I might do more.

Follow Glen on Twitter. Listen to the TV podcast we do together, Gayest Episode Ever. And if you want to listen to the beta version trial run of this game, listen to episode 48.

Track listing:

0:15: Lunar (Fighting Through the Darkness) / Lunar: The Silver Star / Composed by Noriyuki Iwadare, sung by Shiya Almeda 
2:01: Overworld Theme 1 / Lunar: The Silver Star / Noriyuke Iwadare
4:07: Overworld Theme 2 / Lunar: The Silver Star / Noriyuke Iwadare
6:32: Merbia / Lunar: The Silver Star / Noriyuke Iwadare
7:37: Vane / Lunar: The Silver Star / Noriyuke Iwadare
9:01: Underwater Theme / Super Mario Bros. / Koji Kondo
10:36: Battle Theme 1 / Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals / Yasunori Shiono
12:42: Venus Fire (Stage 2 Gorgon) / Thunder Force AC / Unknown Composer
15:09: Little Sweet Cafe / Seiken Densetsu 3 / Hiroki Kikuta
18:14: Shop Theme / River City Ransom / Kazuo Sawa
19:54: Moon Petal / Samurai Shodown 2 / SNK Sound Team
22:01: Controls Menu / Star Fox / Hajime Hirasawa
23:26: Ebon Keep / Secret of Evermore / Jeremy Soule
26:09: Sky Over Gotham City / Batman (Genesis) / Naoki Kodaka
28:07: Title Theme / Famicom Tantei Club Part 2: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo / Kenji Yamamoto
31:51: Determination / Undertale / Toby Fox 
33:45: The Sun Also Sets / Waku Waku 7 / Masato Araikawa
37:18: Paula’s Theme / Earthbound / Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu Tanaka
39:47: Primrose the Dancer / Octopath Traveler / Yasunori Nishiki 
43:13: Step up / Phantasy Star II / Tokuhiko Uwabo
44:34: Bracky News / Phantasy Star II / Tokuhiko Uwabo
47:46: Dreams Dreams / NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams / Tomoko Sasaki, vocals by Robbie Wyckoff and Francis M. Benitez

Drew Mackie