On this bonus episode of The VGMbassy, Ed takes to the stage at Retroworld Expo 2018 in Hartford CT! He’s joined by his pals from the Rhythm & Pixels VGM podcast, Rob and Pernell, and VGMbassador Cam Werme. The theme of this year’s panel is “East Meets West,” in which the guys play selections from each of the major 8 and 16 bit consoles, talk a little about each sound chip, and compare how Japanese and Western composers traditionally used each one. We had a great crowd come out to watch us, and there’s plenty of humor and interesting factoids to listen to!
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1 – “Name Entry” from Quattro Sports: BMX Simulator (NES, 1993) Composed by Gavin Raeburn
2 – “Automobile Processing Plant (Maniacs)” from RollerGames (NES, 1990) Composed by Atsushi Fujio
3 – “Title Theme” from NBA Live ’96 (Genesis, 1995) Composed by Traz Damji, Steve Royea, and Vince Mai
4 – “Stage 6: Twin Sunset” from Advanced Busterhawk Gleylancer (Genesis, 1992) Composed by Masanori Hikichi, Noriyuki Iwadare, Yoshiaki Kubotera, and Isao Mizoguchi
5 – “Beach” from Plok! (SNES, 1993) Composed by Tim and Geoff Follin
6 – “Natural Cavern” from Brain Lord (SNES, 1994) Composed by Masano Akahori
7 – “Mission Briefing” from Falcom (TG-16, 1992) Composed by Paul Mogg
8 – “Main Theme” from Devil’s Crush (TG-16, 1990) Composed by Toshiaki Sakoda