79: Your Favorite 80s Action Movie

Because console video games hit mainstream around the same time that America was watching a lot of B-grade action movies, there’s a more-than-occasional similarity between the way ’80s video games sound and the way those movies sound. It’s a good thing, and this episode is all about VGM that sounds like those movies.

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Track listing:

0:16: Title Theme / Final Fight (Amiga) / Jolyon Meyers (a.k.a. The Judge)
6:12: Pints and Punks / Final Fight 3 / Katsunari Kitajima
8:16: Fight to Survive / Stan Bush
9:58 Dare / Stan Bush
11:26: She’s Got the Power / Stan Bush
12:32: Robot Factory / Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies / Noriyuki Iwadare
14:39: Motherless Children / Ninja Warriors / Hisayoshi Ogura
20:02: Like the Wind / Like the Wind / Elemental Master / Toshiharu Yamanishi
22:09: Forest Fortress / U.N. Squadron / Manami Matsumae
26:01: Volcanic Zone (Exploration) / Popful Mail / Atsushi Shirakawa and Mieko Ishikawa
28:56: Stage 1A / Thunder Force II / Tomomi Ootani
33:19: Joe’s Theme / Fighting Street / Yoshihiro Sakaguchi
35:26: Devilish Influence / Ninja Gaiden / Keiji Yamagishi and Ryuichi Nitta 
36:33: Deep Friendship / Thunder Zone / Gamadelic
38:51: Staff Roll / Phantasy Star IV / Izuho Numata and Masaki Nakagaki
42:48: Whirlwind / Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master / Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama and Masayuki Nagao
46:21: Stage One Theme / Rambo (NES) / Tohru Hasebe and Minki Motoyama
49:14: Knight (Neinhalt’sTheme) / Samurai Shodown II / SNK Sound Team
51:49: A Battle WIth Destiny / Trouble Outsiders / Shiori Ueno
54:55: Pleasure of Tension / Snatcher / Konami Kukeiha Club
56:46: Jungle Juncture / Super Contra (NES) / Composed by Kazuki Muraoka and Motoaki Furukawa, arranged by Hidenori Maezawa
59:00: Japan / Aero Fighters / Naoki Itamura
61:05: Midnight Dancer / Thunder Zone / Gamadelic
63:33: Iron Lips' Theme / Toukon Club / Iku Mizutani 
65:22: Kinryuu-Kan (Stage 1) / Tiger Road (Arcade) / Harumi Fujita and Tamayo Kawamoto
66:40: Jangle Bells / Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) / David Wise
70:33: You Became the Bad Guy! / Streets of Rage / Yuzo Koshiro
73:32: Martha Splatterhead / Combatribes / Kazunaka Yamane
74:55: Return of Fox Hounder / Metal Gear (MSX2) / Iku Mizutani Shigehiro Takenouchi Motoaki Furukawa
76:33: Staff Roll / Street Smart /Toshikazu Tanaka

 
 
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Drew Mackie