If you can SPARE some time for us, we’ve got an episode that will STRIKE you as entertaining and fun! Yes, if you haven’t guessed from the terrible puns, we’re talking about music from bowling games today. John Jekel (aka Mixxmaster) has stopped by the VGMbassy bowling lanes to talk about the sport that he and Ed have been playing for years. They’ve got tunes from living room favorites like Wii Bowling, and some amazing deep cuts from games you may want to avoid. Plus, the guys grade the games in several categories using a “Strike, Spare, or Gutter” scoring system! Lace up those multi-colored rental shoes and have some fun!
A huge thank you to Indira J (The Misadventures of Buddy and Friend, Sacrimony) for the amazing VGMbassy artwork and design, and to Trevin Hughes (aka chiptune composer Jredd) for the podcast theme song!
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1 – “Bowling – Standard Game” from Wii Sports (Wii, 2006) Composed by Kazumi Totaka
2 – “River City” from AMF Bowling Pinbusters! (Wii, 2007) Composed by Mark Pennock
3 – “100 Pin Bowling” from Wii Sports Resort (Wii, 2009) Composed by Ryo Nagamatsu
4 – “Extra Games” from Tiny Toon Adventures: Acme All Stars (Genesis, 1994) Composed by Masanori Oouchi and Seiya Murai
5 – “Main theme” from PBA Bowling Challenge (iOS, Android, 2013) Composed by an Unknown Artist
6 – “Title Screen” from 10 Pin – Champions Alley (PS2, 1996) Composed by an Unknown Artist
7 – “Monkey Bowling” from Super Monkey Ball (GC, 2001) Composed by Hidenori Shoji
8 – “Course 3” from Rocketbowl (PC, Mac, Xbox360, 2004) Composed by Byron Estep, YouTube arrangement by Hector Jaime Ledesma
9 – “Practice” from Super Bowling (SNES, 1992) – Composed by an Unknown Artist
10 – “Ballpolis” from Strike Force Bowling (Xbox, GC, PS2, 2004) Composed by Peter Kerekes
11 -“Title Music” from Championship Bowling (Genesis, 1993) Composed by Nakamichi
12 – “Bowling Music A” from Nester’s Funky Bowling (VB, 1996) Composed by Eric Nunamaker and Brent Lambert
13 – “Penthouse” from AMF Bowling Pinbusters! (DS, 2007) Composed by an Unknown Artist