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Pixel Beat is a video game music playlist-style podcast featuring music from both old and new games. Each episode features a collection of tracks based on an idea, theme or genre. The show will become a collection of great video game music playlists that allow the music to shine on its own.

Pixel Beat Michael Villalon

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Pixel Beat is a video game music playlist-style podcast featuring music from both old and new games. Each episode features a collection of tracks based on an idea, theme or genre. The show will become a collection of great video game music playlists that allow the music to shine on its own.

    [037] PlayStation and Xbox Launch Lineup Sounds

    [037] PlayStation and Xbox Launch Lineup Sounds

    About: With the recent release of two brand new consoles, ushering in a new age of gaming, we take a listen to a few themes from launch games that were released on both the PlayStation and Xbox line of consoles. These include the PlayStation 1 through 4, and the Xbox, Xbox 360 & Xbox One.

    00:00 - Track 09 [FantaVision (EU)]
    by Tim Croft >

    03:30 - Coolman Rosso [Street Fighter EX3]
    by Shinji Hosoe >

    06:38 - Mystery Beat [Fuzion Frenzy]
    by Rob Lord >

    07:59 - 1985 Chemical Plant [Timesplitters]
    by Graeme Norgate >

    11:44 - Betilla The Fairy’s Theme [Rayman]
    by Rémi Gazel, Didier Lord, Stéphane Bellanger >

    13:03 - Transitory Quietness [Eternal Ring]
    by Keiichiro Segawa, Yuji Kanda, Tsukasa Saitoh >

    16:56 - Sunbeams Streaming Through Leaves On The Hill [Evergrace]
    by Kota Hoshino >

    18:39 - Ortho’s Theme [Kameo]
    by Steve Burke >

    22:53 - Sympathy For Red [Killzone Shadow Fall]
    by Tyler Bates, Lorn >

    25:33 - Wave Ocean ~ The Water’s Edge [Sonic The Hedgehog 2006 (Australia Launch)]
    by Mario Nanba, Tomoya Ohtani >

    29:00 - Datacore Demolition - Camspy [Perfect Dark Zero]
    by David Clynick >

    31:33 - Whiz Drop [Armored Core 2]
    by Tsukasa Saitoh >

    34:47 - Death Valley [Cel Damage]
    by David Whittaker >

    37:29 - Track 14 [Genji: Days of the Blade]
    by Yasuharu Takanashi >

    39:30 - Shooting Stars [FantaVision (NA)]
    by Ashif Hakik >

    42:41 - Expositor [FantaVision (JAP)]
    by Soichi Terada >

    46:14 - Summers Theme Light [Ryse: Son of Rome]
    by Borislac Slavov, Tilman Sillescu, Peter Antovski >

    47:43 - Eiji Shinjo [Battle Arena Toshinden]
    by Yasuhiro Nakano, Makoto Mukai, Fumio Tanabe >

    50:53 - Rock Anthem For Saving The World [Halo: Combat Evolved]
    by Martin O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori >

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    [036] Travelling Through The Red Bluffs

    [036] Travelling Through The Red Bluffs

    About: These themes personify the steep inclines and narrow pathways of imposing and dangerous areas. You’ll find these upbeat themes as you travel along precarious heights.

    Artwork: Octopath Traveller

    00:00 - Tal Tal Heights [The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening 2019]
    by Kazue Ishikawa, Ryo Nagamatsu >

    02:23 - A Settlement In The Red Bluffs [Octopath Traveller]
    by Yasunori Nishiki >

    04:47 - Towering Mountain [Lufia II: Rise Of The Sinistrals]
    by Yasunori Shiono >

    08:16 - To The North Mountain [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    10:04 - Mt. Ordeals [Final Fantasy IV]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    11:53 - The Way To The Top [Final Fantasy III]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    12:48 - The Mountain [The Smurfs Game Boy]
    by Alberto Jose Gonzales >

    15:20 - Red Canyon (Stage) [Kirby’s Dreamland 2]
    by Hirokazu Ando >

    17:29 - Biscrow Volcano [3D Dot Game Heroes]
    by Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Yousuke Yasui, Shoichiro Sakamoto, Teruo Taniguchi, Takahiro Eguchi, Norihiro Hurukawa >

    18:48 - Different Roads [Trials of Mana]
    by Hiroki Kikuta >

    21:12 - The Cliftlands [Octopath Traveller]
    by Yasunori Nishiki >

    24:09 - The Highlands [Octopath Traveller]
    by Yasunori Nishiki >

    28:27 - To The Stars [Pyre]
    by Darren Korb >

    32:22 - Memory Of Running [Legend Of Mana]
    by Yoko Shimomura >

    34:22 - Distant Mountain [Suikoden]
    by Hiroshi Tamawari, Mayuko Kageshita, Miki Higashino, Setsu Taniguchi, Tappi Iwase >

    36:33 - Inn Town Ageel ~ Cursed Land [Grandia II]
    by Noriyuki Iwadare >

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    [035] Opening Stages from the Game Boy and Game Boy Color

    [035] Opening Stages from the Game Boy and Game Boy Color

    About: Similarly to our first episode, this one features first stage themes, but from Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles. First stage themes are essentially introductions into a games world, and these are some from a collection of Nintendo releases.

    Artwork: Super Mario Land

    00:00 - Ground BGM [Super Mario Land]
    by Hirokazu Tanaka >

    01:18 - Free Flyer~Challenger 1985 (Stage 1) [Nemesis]
    by Michiru Yamane, Tomoya Tomita >

    02:17 - Stages 1, 4, 7, 10 [Heiankyo Alien]
    by Norio Nakagata >

    03:34 - General Slaughter (Level 1) [Battletoads Game Boy]
    by David Wise >

    06:05 - Mountain Forest [Turok: Battle of the Bionosaurs]
    by Alberto Jose Gonzales >

    09:56 - World 1 [Trip World]
    by Tsutomu Ishida, Masayuki Iwata, Atsushi Mihiro >

    11:58 - Battle of the Holy (Stage 1 BGM) [Castlevania: The Adventure]
    by Shigeru Fukutake, Norio Hanzawa, Hidehiro Funauchi >

    13:48 - Area 1 [Bionic Commando]
    by Koji Murata >

    16:01 - Level 1 [RoboCop Game Boy]
    by Jonathan Dunn >

    20:00 - Level Music [RoboCop 2]
    by Jonathan Dunn >

    23:09 - Stage 1 [The Adventures of Star Saver]
    by Unknown >

    26:05 - Green Greens [Kirby’s Dream Land]
    by Jun Ishikawa >

    28:01 - Chapter 1 (Silver Hills, Present Day) [Power Rangers: Time Force]
    by Iku Mizutani >

    29:52 - Stage 1 [Aerostar]
    by Dot Ando >

    31:26 - Stage 1 [Chikyū Kaihō Gun ZAS]
    by Yumi Satake, Shigekazu Kamaki >

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    [034] A Classic Final Fantasy Story

    [034] A Classic Final Fantasy Story

    About: We’re trying something a little different with this episode! We’ll be taking you on a journey through the first six games in the Final Fantasy series, however, we’ve organised them in such a way that hopefully it will feel as though you are experiencing an entire Final Fantasy-like journey from beginning to end through a selection of carefully chosen theme tracks, with a few sound effects thrown in along the way.

    00:00 - Prelude [Final Fantasy IV]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    01:28 - Opening [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    05:54 - Awakening [Final Fantasy VI]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    07:33 - Kids Run Through The City Corner [Final Fantasy VI]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    10:13 - Four Hearts [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    11:52 - Into The Darkness [Final Fantasy IV]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    13:36 - Battle Theme [Final Fantasy VI]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    15:26 - Victory [Final Fantasy]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    16:01 - The Rebel Army [Final Fantasy II]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    17:12 - Eternal Wind [Final Fantasy III]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    19:13 - Mt Gulg [Final Fantasy]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    20:17 - Battle 2 [Final Fantasy III]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    21:50 - Sorrow And Loss [Final Fantasy IV]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    23:48 - My Home Town [Final Fantasy III]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    25:28 - Good Night [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    25:34 - Chocobo [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    26:40 - Cursed Lands [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    28:29 - Join The Party [Final Fantasy II]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    28:34 - Tower Of The Magi [Final Fantasy II]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    29:47 - Battle To The Death [Final Fantasy VI]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    32:03 - Catastrophe [Final Fantasy VI]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    34:29 - A New World [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    36:37 - The Day After [Final Fantasy VI]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    38:48 - Within The Giant [Final Fantasy IV]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    41:05 - Sorrows Of Parting [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    43:26 - The Decisive Battle [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    47:35 - Victory [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    48:13 - Spreading Grand Wings [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    49:55 - The Dark Crystals [Final Fantasy III]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    51:35 - The Gestahl Empire [Final Fantasy VI]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    53:11 - The Emperor’s Rebirth [Final Fantasy II]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    53:28 - Final Battle [Final Fantasy V]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    56:32 - Fanfare [Final Fantasy II]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

    56:38 - End Theme [Final Fantasy]
    by Nobuo Uematsu >

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    [033] Solitary Start Screens

    [033] Solitary Start Screens

    About: That initial start screen for many games is a defining moment in its lasting remembrance. These songs are all representative of more solitary, solemn or softer openings that are found in a number of great games, both new and old.

    Artwork : Kingdom Hearts II

    00:00 - Somnus (Instrumental) [Final Fantasy XV]
    by Yoko Shimomura >

    02:27 - Angel’s Fear [Secret of Mana]
    by Hiroki Kikuta >

    04:00 - Theme of Bloodstained [Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night]
    by Michiru Yamane, Keisuke Ito, Ryusuke Fujioka >

    06:57 - Garden of God [Chrono Cross]
    by Yasunori Mitsuda >

    09:36 - Departure [Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals]
    by Yasunori Shiono >

    12:20 - Menu Theme [Secret of Evermore]
    by Jeremy Soule >

    14:30 - Title Theme [SimCity SNES]
    by Soyo Oka >

    15:30 - Lacrimosa of Dana [YS VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana]
    by Falcom Sound Team >

    17:16 - Main Menu [AI: The Somnium]
    by Keisuke Ito >

    20:10 - Eternity ~Memories of Light and Waves~ [Final Fantasy X-2]
    by Noriko Matsueda, Takahito Eguchi >

    22:41 - Title Screen [Yoshi’s Woolly World]
    by Tomoya Tomita >

    24:53 - Main Theme [Xenoblade Chronicles]
    by Yoko Shimomura >

    28:27 - Dearly Beloved [Kingdom Hearts 2]
    by Yoko Shimomura >

    32:35 - A Deus (Title Screen Version) [Grandia II]
    by Noriyuki Iwadare >

    35:10 - Where We Used To Be [Xenoblade Chronicles 2]
    by Yasunori Mitsuda >

    38:12 - Where Angels Fear To Tread [Trials of Mana]
    by Hiroki Kikuta >

    40:54 - Title Theme [Ecco: The Tides of Time]
    by Attila Dobos, András Magyari, David Javelosa, Andy Armer

    43:12 - Radiant Historia [Radiant Historia]
    by Yoko Shimomura >

    46:33 - Echoes [Fire Emblem: Echoes - Shadows of Valentia]
    by Takeru Kanazaki, Yasuhisa Baba, Takafumi Wada, Sho Murakami >

    48:34 - Legend [FEZ]
    by Disasterpeace >

    49:47 - Title Screen [The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]
    by Koji Kondo >

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    [032] An Oracle Of Spring

    [032] An Oracle Of Spring

    About: As we have just entered Spring here in the Southern Hemisphere, we are delivering yet another seasonal episode featuring some of our favourite Spring-themed tracks. From blooming flowers, to the light touches of warmth, these songs will invoke a sense of new life and natural joy.

    Artwork: Kirby’s Epic Yarn

    00:00 - Morning Sunlight [Chrono Trigger]
    by Yasunori Mitsuda >

    00:53 - Spring [Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals]
    by Yasunori Shiono >

    01:56 - Brand New Spring Is Coming [TalesWeaver]
    by ESTi >

    04:09 - March of the Dreadnoughts [Final Fantasy XIII]
    by Masashi Hamauzu >

    06:34 - Route 19 (Spring/Summer) [Pokémon Black 2 & White 2]
    by Hitomi Sato >

    08:00 - Animal Crossing ~ Spring [Mario Kart 8]
    by Manaka Kataoka, Kenta Nagata >

    10:05 - Spring (Wild Horseradish Jam) [Stardew Valley]
    by ConcernedApe >

    14:01 - Springtime Breeze [Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam]
    by Yoko Shimomura >

    16:54 - Spring Radiance [Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]
    by Satoshi Murayama >

    20:12 - Spring (The Valley Comes Alive) [Stardew Valley]
    by ConernedApe >

    24:28 - Azalea Town/Blackthorn City [Pokémon Gold & Silver]
    by Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose >

    26:19 - Flower World [Tetris Attack]
    by Masaya Kuzume, Yuka Tsujiyoko >

    28:58 - Spring Wind Skylark [Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book]
    by Hayato Asano >

    31:25 - Spring (Pikmin Adventure) [Nintendo Land]
    by Ryo Nagamatsu >

    33:20 - Route 4 (Spring) [Pokémon Black & White]
    by Junichi Masuda >

    34:42 - Spring [Harvest Moon: Back to Nature]
    by Miyuki Homareda >

    36:27 - Outset Island [The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker]
    by Kenta Nagata, Hajime Waker, Toru Minegishi, Koji Kondo >

    38:31 - Grass Land [Kirby’s Epic Yarn]
    by Tomoya Tomita >

    39:52 - Invitation Flower ~ Spring [Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk]
    by Kazuki Yanagawa >

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