MUSHA Aleste with Toshiaki Sakoda – PA57

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In the world of retro gaming there is no shortage of shoot ’em ups. It’s hard not to fall in love with their intense gameplay, flashy sprites, and insane music. Today we return to Compile, a company that had shoot’em ups down to an art form and with Musha Aleste, we feel they hit the perfect balance of look, control and sound. Join us as we dissect one of the best top down shooters of the entire 16-bit era with composer Toshiaki Sakoda as our guest towards the end of the show.

Track List:
0:00:02 Theme of Musha Aleste
0:07:53 Fullmetal Fighter
0:10:47 Galvanic Gear
0:16:48 Divine Devise
0:22:29 Noh Specter
0:26:52 Offensive Overdrive
0:32:13 Aggressive Attack
0:41:57 Stratospheric Struggle
0:43:04 Alpha Wave
0:50:29 Armed Armor
0:56:49 For the Love of…
1:06:42 For the Love of… Rearranged by Toshiaki Sakoda

Musha Aleste/M.U.S.H.A (Sega Genesis, 1990) Composed by Toshiaki Sakoda
Toshiaki Sakoda English translation read by Pete McEvoy

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2 thoughts on “MUSHA Aleste with Toshiaki Sakoda – PA57

  1. David Hughes

    Extraordinary stuff. I can’t believe I found something like this. I’ve been obsessed with this soundtrack since I first heard it 8 years old playing through this game. You guys have done an amazing job; listened with relish. Thank you.

    1. bmosley Post author

      Thanks David, glad you enjoyed the show! This was kind of our first Japanese composer interview so was a bit of learning process to make it work but Sakoda-san had some great stuff to say and we had a lot of fun talking about the soundtrack. Hope you check out some of our other shows too!


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