18: A Most Chilled-Out Fisticuff

Typical fighting music is exactly what you'd want as a soundtrack to two people kicking the crap out of each other, but sometimes composers throw in a random laidback track. This episode is all about these: the inexplicably peaceful or cheerful or otherwise not-super-face-poundy songs that are nonetheless in fighting games, featuring tracks from Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Tekken and more.

Track listing:

0:12: Guile’s Theme / Super Street Fighter II / Yoko Shimomura
3:34: Vanity Paradise / DarkStalkers 3 / Anarchy Takapon (a.k.a. Takayuki Iwai) and Masato Kouda
7:19: Floating on a Harp and Piano Fantasy for Yvonne Lerolle / Fatal Fury 3 / SNK Sound Team
10:32: Banquet of Nature Part II / Samurai Shodown IV / SNK Sound Team
13:01: Moon Flower / Samurai Shodown II / SNK Sound Team
15:41: Almost Frozen / Tekken / Yoshie Arakawa
18:39: King / Tekken 3 / Nobuyoshi Sano
21:27: Dance / Virtua FIghter 3 / Takayuki Nakamura
24:12: Full Moon — Heartful / Garou: Mark of the Wolves / SNK Sound Team
26:19: Ice Place / King of Fighters 2000 / SNK Sound Team
29:01: Kolin’s Theme / Street Fighter V / Junya Nakano
31:55: False Wings / Warzard / Anarchy Takapon
39:24: Beast Girl / Samurai Shodown II / Yasumasa Yamada
37:02: The Sun Also Sets / Waku Waku 7 / Masato Araikawa
40:01: Swamp / Marvel vs. Capcom 2 / Tetsuya Shibata and Mitsuhiko Takano
41:25: Cave / Marvel vs. Capcom 2 / Tetsuya Shibata and Mitsuhiko Takano
43:00: Clock Tower / Marvel vs. Capcom 2 / Tetsuya Shibata and Mitsuhiko Takano
44:36: Morning Field / Tekken 2 / Yoshie Takayanagi and Yoshie Arakawa
48:47: Eagle's Theme / Fighting Street / Yoshihiro Sakaguchi

 
 
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Drew Mackie