22: Night Fight in Facepunch City

The Streets of Rage series had one of the best soundtracks ever, and that music helped define the early '90s era of muscled vigilantes walking city streets and punching bad guys. This episode celebrates Yuzo Koshiro's incredible compositions for those games while also looking at other titles that get at a similar sound: a city at night, glowing with neon, riddled with crime and in great need of a face-punching.

Track listing:

0:07: Title Theme / Streets of Rage / Yuzo Koshiro
1:39: In the Bar II / Streets of Rage 2 / Yuzo Koshiro
4:50: Go Straight II / Streets of Rage 2 / Yuzo Koshiro
7:26: Moon Beach / Streets of Rage / Yuzo Koshiro
10:03: Beat Ambience / Streets of Rage 3 / Yuzo Koshiro
14:15: Title Screen / Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Genesis) / Kazunaka Yamane
16:04: Blue Moon Factory (Oh Oh Big Mix) / Art of Fighting 2 / Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan
18:17: Industrial Area / Final Fight / Yasuaki Fujita
22:13: Daddy Mulk / NInja Warriors / Hisayoshi Ogura
26:52: Urban Noise / Parasite Eve / Yoko Shimomura
28:30: BGM 2 / Shinobi (arcade) / Yasuhiro Kawakami
30:53: Planet 8 / Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight / Junko Tamiya
33:42: Final Area / Shatterhand / Iku Mizutani and Hiroyuki Iwatsuki
35:37: Act 2, Part 2 / Ninja Gaiden / Keiji Yamagishi and Ryuichi Nitta
40:11: Stage 4 / Mad Stalker: Full Metal Force / Keishi Yonao
44:37: Battle in the Dense Forest / Contra (arcade) / Kazuki Muraoka
46:49: The Wild Desire / Two Crude Dudes / Azusa Hara
50:52: U.S.A. / Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone (Genesis) / Akira Inoue and Takaro Nozaki
52:23: For Metro City / Final Fight 3 / Katsunari Kitajima
56:11: Dilapidated Town / Streets of Rage / Yuzo Koshiro
59:34: Character Select / Streets of Rage / Yuzo Koshiro
62:03: Slow Moon / Street of Rage 2 / Yuzo Koshiro

 
 
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Drew Mackie