The Embassy has been hustling and bustling in 2020, with new and familiar VGMbassadors passing through from all over the world. As such, this episode is presented in four phases, all acting as kind of a “mini-sode,” all recorded in the same evening with the same people.
PHASE 1: Emily is back in-studio with a selection of music from Pokemon Gold/ Silver to discuss. There’s also a special performance of Azalea Town on kazoo and guitar by Emily and special guest The ReNesance!
PHASE 2: Logan tells us all about the super creeeepy music from Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Nintendo Switch. We dive into the plot a bit, talk about what makes scary music sound so horrifying, and have a DJ party!
PHASE 3: Tim, AKA Twitch streamer and Gamescapes painter The ReNesance takes an in-depth look at the musical intricacies of the Legacy of the Wizard soundtrack on the NES, composed by Yuzo Koshiro and Mieko Ishikawa. Guitar in hand, he demonstrates how each character’s personal theme song illustrates their position and relationship in the game, and just how brilliant this oft-overlooked OST really is.
PHASE 4: Ed wraps up the show with an intense sparkly bow by playing some music from the extremely rare Mario Kart Arcade GP DX soundtrack. If you’re a fan of Mario Kart soundtracks from the past, you don’t want to miss these incredible tunes. Plus, we talk about the effort that goes into playing modern arcade machines on home computers, and why it’s such a rewarding experience.
As if that wasn’t enough, the gang then breaks out into song with multi-part kazoo harmonies on a couple of VGM tunes you’re bound to recognize. It’s an amazing show jam-packed with humor, friendship, and info that you won’t want to miss!
You can check out all of The ReNesance’s art and streams at the links below:
www.youtube.com/c/therenesance – Ren’s YouTube channel
Find Emily’s Twitch streams at twitch.tv/keyglyph
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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Pokémon Gold/Silver for Game Boy Color (1999)
Composed by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose
“Professor Elm’s Laboratory”
Luigi’s Mansion 3 for Nintendo Switch (2019)
Composed by Chad York and Darren Radtke
“King Boo Rooftop”
“Boss DJ Phantasmagloria”
“8F: Paranormal Productions Studio 1: Horror Set”
“3F Hotel Shops (Ghost Theme)”
Legacy of the Wizard for NES (1989)
Composed by Yuzo Koshiro and Mieko Ishikawa
“Main Dungeon Theme”
“Xemn’s Area (Father)”
“Meyna’s Area (Mother)”
“Lyll’s Area (Daughter)”
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX for Arcades (2013)
Composed by Katsurō Tajima, Junichi Nakatsuru, Akitaka Toyama, Hiroshi Okubo,
Hiroyuki Kawada, Ryo Watanabe, Taku Inoue, Eriko Sakurai, Takafumi Sato,
Setsuo Sakamoto and Yoshihito Yano