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Episode 15 - Truth and Tranquility (Silent Hill 2 pt 2)

This game does a great job of using music as symbolism.

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Episode 13 - Coming Home (Bastion pt 4)

Mother, I'm Here and Setting Sail, Coming Home really are two of the best songs on this entire soundtrack, despite (or perhaps, because of) their limited instrumentation.

 

Tracklist for this episode:

Mother, I'm Here (Zulf's Theme)
Pale Watchers
Bottom Feeders
From Wharf to Wilds
Setting Sail, Coming Home
Pantheon

Episode 10 - Composer Vs Song Writer (Bastion pt1)

Welcome back to a brand new game for Arcade Beat! Today we're covering one of the most celebrated indie games of the last 5 years: Bastion. With its unique visual style and storytelling, it makes the perfect game to jump into a more modern look at video game music.

Tracklist for this episode:

Get Used to It
A Proper Story
In Case of Trouble
Bynn the Breaker
The Sole Regret

Episode 09 - Prog Rock (Final Fantasy 4 Part 2)

Sorry for the late post, but it's time to wrap up our discussion on the Final Fantasy IV soundtrack! 

Tracklist:

Cry in Sorrow
Find Your Way (FF8)
Mt. Ordeals
Golbez Clad in The Dark
Hey Cid!
Mystic Mysidia
Porom and Palom
The Dreadful Fight / Battle with the Four Fiends
The Airship
Land of Dwarves
Dancing Calcobrina
Another Moon
Within the Giant
Giott the Great King
Zeromus

Episode 08 - Defining a Series (Final Fantasy 4 pt1)

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It's time to kick off our discussion on Final Fantasy 4! This game was incredibly influential for the RPG genre as a whole. It helped shape the future of the Final Fantasy series, not just from a gameplay perspective, but from an sound perspective as well.

Tracklist:

Prelude
Red Wings
Theme of Love
Prologue
FF XII Main Theme
Main Theme
Fight 1
Fanfare
Chocobo-Chocobo
Into the Darkness
Fight 2
Rydia

Episode 07 - Because I Love You (Earthbound pt3)

Welcome back to the third and final part of our discussion on Earthbound! There are so many songs in this soundtrack and even though we only covered around 1/4 of them it still went longer than usual. 

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An image of Giygas that as been edited to show the image of a fetus in the negative space of his sprite.

The following tracks are discussed in this episode:

Zombie Paper
Threed Free At last
Super Dry Dance
The Metropolis of Fourside
Summers, Eternal Tourist Trap
Kraken of the Sea
Megaton Walk
Eight Melodies
Pokey Means Business
Because I Love You

Episode 06 - Battle Music (Earthbound pt2)

Welcome back to the second part of our Earthbound discussion! 

 

A list of enemies in Earthbound by what song plays when fighting them.

A list of enemies in Earthbound by what song plays when fighting them.

Saturn Village

Saturn Village

Mr. Saturn

Mr. Saturn

Dungeon Man

Dungeon Man

Tracks discussed in this episode:

Battle Against A Weak Opponent
Battle Against A Weird Opponent
Battle Against A Mobile Opponent
Franky
Battle Against An Unsettling Opponent
Sanctuary Guardian
A Flash Of Memory
Boy Meets Girl
Happy Happy Is Blue
Runaway Five - The Daily Show
Winters White
Hi Hi Hi

Episode 05 - Pollyanna (Earthbound pt1)

Welcome to our next game: Earthbound! This wonderfully quirky game featured one of the most unique soundtracks of the Super Nintendo era.

A list of enemies in Earthbound by the song that plays when fighting them.

A list of enemies in Earthbound by the song that plays when fighting them.

The following tracks are discussed in this episode:

Opening Credits
your Name, Please
Pokey
Otherworldly Foe
Onett
Home Sweet Home
Buy Somethin Will Ya
Enjoy Your Stay

Episode 03 - Teddybear's Picnic (Banjo-Kazooie pt1)

Hey everybody, I'm super excited to post another episode of Arcade Beat! This time we're sitting down with the wonderfully whimsical Banjo-Kazooie. Banjo-Kazooie was composed by the extremely talented Grant Kirkhope, the man who single handedly wrote the soundtrack to 90s video gaming. I hope your enjoy our discussion on this amazing game! 

 

Tracks discussed in this episode:

Opening

Spiral Mountain

Grunty's Lair

Mumbo's Mountain

Treasure Trove Cove

Clanker's Cavern

Bubblegloop Swamp