Manfred Linzner’s music has provided an upbeat, danceable backdrop to to many awesome games over the years. The German-born composer not only wrote music for incredible titles like Nanostray and Iridion II, but he programmed and produced the games as well! On today’s show, Cam Werme joins Ed with a selection of incredible Linzner-penned tunes, and they explore his career with Shin’en and their quality shmup and racing titles.
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1 – “Kids! (Sky 1)” from Giana Worlds (Windows, 1999)
2 – “BGM 1” from Jimmy White’s Cue Ball (GBC, 2000)
3 – “World Trade Center” from Spider-Man 2: The Sinister Six (GBC, 2001)
4 – “Dogfight Above The Pacific Ocean” from Iridion 3-D (GBA, 2001)
5 – “Welcome To FILA Decathlon” from FILA Decathlon (GBA, 2002)
6 – “Credits” from Frogger Advance: The Great Quest (GBA, 2002)
7 – “Good To Feel” from Iridion II (GBA, 2003)
8 – “Title/Map/Credits” from Action Man: Robot Attak (GBA, 2004)
9 – “Sekai Outpost” from Nanostray (NDS, 2005)
10 – “Alpine Trust” from FAST Racing Neo (Wii-U, 2015)
11 – “Hyperlucky” and “Plastic Dove” from the Coda Demo (Amiga, 2019)