Episode 40: Beat ‘Em Ups with Kung-Fu Carlito

Fighting game fanatic and cohost of the Heroes 3 Podcast, Carlos, joins Ed for a look at the music of games in the beat ’em ups genre.

It’s a long time coming, but Ed has finally gotten around to punching out one of his favorite genres: Beat ’em ups. Fighting game fanatic and cohost of the Heroes 3 Podcast, Carlos, is the perfect man for the job – Together this tag-team of ruffians skulk down alleys infested with gutter punks, xenomorphs, wind-up toys, and… bears? It’s a wild ride filled with Asian action film trivia, terrific music, and some games you certainly need to check out!

You can find Carlos on the Asian action cinema-focused Heroes Three Podcast, right here: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/


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The Tracklist:

1 – “War in the Underpass Pt.1” from Aliens vs Predator (Arcade, 1994) Composed by Hideki Okugawa

2 – “Vicious Stmptom (Boss 1)” from Vendetta (Crime Fighters 2) (Arcade, 1991) Composed by Hideaki Shikama and Michiru Yamane

3 – “BGM 5, Depleted Town” from PuLiRuLa (Arcade, 1991) Composed by Kazuko Umino

4 – “Oh Deer” from Fist of Awesome (PC, Ouya, 2013) Composed by Brendan Ratliff (aka Syphus)

5 – “The Hunt” from River City Girls (PC, Switch, PS4, XBone, 2019) Composed and performed by Megan McDuffee

6 – “Rock Club” from Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game (Xbox 360, PS3, 2010) Composed by Anamanaguchi

7 – “Rise and Fall, Light and Dark (Theme) (Stage 1, 3)” from Dark Seal ( Arcade, 1990) Composed by Hiroaki Yoshida ”Maro”, Tatsuya Kiuchi, and Kenji Mori

8 – “Training Boss 1-2 – Garo (SX-D07RR)” from Heavy Nova (Genesis, 1991) Composed by Studio River Kids, T. Iijima, and Shaka

9 – “Power Worship” from Hokuto Musou aka Fist of the North Star Ken’s Rage (PS3, Xbox360, 2010) Composed by Haruki Yamada

10 – “The Alley” from Ultraverse Prime (Sega CD, 1994) Composed by Tim Follin and Geoff Follin

11 – “Forest” aka Mission 3 from Double Dragon (Famicom/NES, 1988) Composed by Kazunaka Yamane

12 – “Very No” from Ane-san (PCE-CD, 1995) Composed by Koji Hayama

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