Episode 12 – Edutainment with Cam Chiles

Cam Chiles of VGM cover band The Mad Gear shares music from edutainment games of the 90’s and beyond!

You’re out of bed early. Your teeth are brushed. Your hair is combed. Your backpack is packed and ready to go. You’re standing at the bus stop before the sun is even up. Why? Because today is your turn on the SCHOOL COMPUTER! On this episode, VGMbassador Cam Chiles (drummer and ringleader of VGM cover band The Mad Gear) shares some fond memories and fun music of the edutainment games he played as a kid, and Ed brings a few of his own along too. It’s a great trip down memory lane for anyone that had a couple of old PCs in the back of their classroom, and you may discover some interesting history behind the composers of these games!

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The Tracklist:

1 – “Title” from Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego? (Amiga, 1990) Composed by Tom Rettig

2 – “Intro” from Castle of Dr. Brain (MS-DOS, 1991) Composed by Mark Seibert, Ken Allen, Robert Atesalp and Christopher Braymen

3 – “Landing” from Island of Dr. Brain (MS-DOS, 1992) Composed by Robert Atesalp

4 – “BGM 2” from Mario Paint (SNES, 1992) Composed by Hirokazu Tanaka, Ryōji Yoshitomi, and Kazumi Totaka

5 – “Argentina and Brazil” from Mario is Missing (SNES, 1992) Composed by Sam Powell and Rob Wallace

6 – “Title/ Building Select” from Super Solvers: Gizmos & Gadgets! (PC, 1993) Composed by Alan Nu

7 – “Aircraft Race 1” from Super Solvers: Gizmos & Gadgets! (PC, 1993) Composed by Alan Nu

8 – “Title Screen” from Mario’s Time Machine (SNES, 1993) Composed by Mark Knight

9 – “Title” from Eagle Eye Mysteries (MS-DOS, 1993) Composed by Rob Wallace

10 – “Bonus Round” from Math Blaster Episode One: In Search of Spot (SNES, 1994) Composed by Mark Cooksey

11 – “Cave” from Treasure Cove (Enhanced) (MS-DOS, 1994) by an Unknown Composer

12 – “Progressive” from The Incredible Machine 3 (Win95, 1995) Composed by Tim Clarke and Christopher Stevens

13 – “Exotic” from Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand (PC, 2002) Composed by Kevin Manthei and Kevin Riepl

14 – “Ranking” from Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day (DS, 2005) Composed by Minako Hamano and Akito Nakatsuka

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3 thoughts on “Episode 12 – Edutainment with Cam Chiles

  1. Really fun episode and I totally agree that edutainment games seem to be a bit overlooked in the podcast-verse. I wouldn’t mind another episode or three like this one!

  2. I have to thank you cause this made me find the name of an old game that I have almost forgotten. treasure mountain! P

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