Expansion Pack XXI – PA94

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Today’s Expansion Pack tends to lean heavy on the Sharp X68000 (not planned) but that’s not a bad thing. Some amazing tracks selected from the Pixelated Audio team for your listening pleasure. Be sure to let us know your thoughts about the music as well!

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PA Music Disk Vol. 3 – PA93

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Pixelated Audio Music Disk Vol. 3 features the 7th and final music disk from GC-clusterz. Released in December of 1991, this compilation includes both arrangements of video game music AND original tunes made for the PC-8801 series of computers by NEC. Led by GEPPEL, this doujin group only lasted a year (as GC-clusterz) but produced a ton of music in that short span of time. Join in as we take a listen to some of our favorite tracks from this awesome indie music disk.

GC-clusterz Music Disk vol. 7
December 23, 1991 – NEC PC-8801 – SoundBoard II – PMD v3.3


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Cuphead with Kristofer Maddigan and TMR – PA92

Pixelated Audio - Video Game Music podcast and Retro Gaming Cuphead Studio MDHR kristofer maddigan themexicanrunnerCuphead is the first game by the indie studio called StudioMDHR based in Canada, which was created by brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer.

In development since 2010, Cuphead graced the gaming world only last month but is the first of its kind. Now, we’ve seen many action platformers and many boss-battle systems pop up before (no short supply here) but a beautiful art style that is reminiscent of cartoons from the 1930s combined with a killer sound that marks an era, Cuphead is something of its own.

Join us as we chat with the current world record speed runner, The Mexican Runner, about the gameplay. And of course, composer Kristofer Maddigan about his composition.

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Yuurei-kun – PA91

Pixelated Audio - Video Game Music podcast and Retro Gaming yuurei-kun mr ghost msx msx2 manabu saitoIt’s Halloween season and we’re bringing out a soundtrack to one of the most terrifying adorable ghosts around (even makes your ghost emoji look scary). Yuurei-kun (aka Mr. Ghost) is a side-scrolling action game released for the MSX2 and higher compatible machines in 1989  both published and developed by System Sacom. While the soundtrack was written using simple PSG (3 voices), the late Manabu Saito delivered an enjoyable soundtrack that is wonderfully composed and hauntingly catchy. 

A bit of a change from our normal episodes, James is sick this week so Gene taps in to fill the void in this late night recording. We hope you enjoy it!

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Brain Lord – PA90

Pixelated Audio - Video Game Music podcast and Retro Gaming Brain Lord Super NES SNESIn this installment we’re exploring the soundtrack of an overlooked SNES Action-RPG released in 1994, titled: Brain Lord. It was developed by Produce! in conjunction with a sound group called Opus, and published by Enix for the Super Nintendo (or Super Famicom).

Composed by Masanao Akahori, the game has a totally catchy soundtrack and some truly wonderful moments that were clearly inspired by 80’s Pop and Rock. Join in as we take a step into the town of Arcs with Remeer and friends.

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