Category Archives: Episodes

pixelated audio episodes

Lunar: The Silver Star with Noriyuki Iwadare – PA82

Originally, Lunar: The Silver Star was published by Game Arts for the Sega CD (Mega CD) in Japan in 1992, and the US in 1993 by Working Designs  -developed Game Arts, Studio Alex. In 1996, Game Arts completely reworked, and retold the story of Lunar by releasing Lunar: The Silver Star Story for the Sega Saturn… Read More »

ExP XIX: 90s PC with Gene – PA81

The 90s were a particularly strong era for game audio on all fronts. The console market was thriving by creating a simpler way to play a game on the cheap, but the PC gaming scene continued to deliver unique experiences with many different hardware configurations. Guest, Gene Dreyband, joins us for a look at some 90s PC/AT music that rocked our… Read More »

PA Music Disk Vol. 2 – PA80

We are back with another Music Disk volume to satisfy the craving for more FM synth! Today we’re featuring some select tunes from a disk title “Firecracker Music Collection vol.A: Comiket 42 Special” composed, arranged, and programmed entirely by CHEMOOL (Takahiro Yonemura). This disk was release for the PC-8801 on August 16th, 1992 and uses PMD v3.3… Read More »

Arumana no Kiseki – PA79

Arumana no Kiseki  (The Miracle of Arumana) is a sidescrolling action game released by Konami in 1987 for the Famicom Disk System. The game bleeds Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Seriously. Gameplay has similar bits and pieces from Castlevania and Bionic Commando but still sets itself apart as a nice little title. More importantly, the music is stellar… Read More »

Mitsume ga Tooru with guest Hiroyuki Iwatsuki – PA78

Mitsume ga Tooru might not have made a western appearance, but what’s not to love? The gameplay is simple, accessible, and challenging – but not in a frustrating ‘rage-quit’ way, we loved it. Honestly, the soundtrack is awesome and going to be a lot of fun to listen to together with you. Composer, Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, makes an… Read More »