What we aim to bring you with Sound of Play is a diverse sample of some of our favourite pieces from the many air-punching, spine-tingling, tear-jerking and grin-inducing videogame soundtracks we’ve heard over the years. Since we’ve hit another tenth Sound of Play, Leon and Michiel are taking a special look back at the music of the shoot-em-up (shmup) genre. We’re vertically and horizontally scrolling through history.
What we aim to bring you with Sound of Play is a diverse sample of some of our favourite pieces from the many air-punching, spine-tingling, tear-jerking and grin-inducing videogame soundtracks we’ve heard over the years.
Track listing for this show is as follows:
1: Challenger (Stage 1) by Miki Higashino – Gradius, 1985
2: Planet Ratis by Miki Higashino/Hidenori Maezawa/Shinya Sakamoto/Satoe Terashima/Atsushi Fujio – Salamander / Life Force, 1986
3: Galactic Dancing (Waltz) / (Tango) by Hiroyuki Kawada – Galaga ’88, 1987
4: Round 1 by Shinji Hosoe – Ordyne, 1987
5: Legrous by Tatsuya Uemura/Toshiaki Tomisawa/Masahiro Yuge – Zero Wing, 1991
6: Ready to Go ~ Captain Lancer by Tatsuya Uemura – Hellfire, 1990
7: Front Line Base by Manami Matsumae – Area 88, 1991
8: Paradise Planet by Hiroshi Kimura – R-Type Leo, 1992
9: Meadow’s Edge 1 by Chris Huelsbeck – Apidya, 1992
10: Lightning Strikes Again by Toshiharu Yamanishi/Takeshi Yoshida/Naosuke Arai – Thunder Force IV, 1992
11: Skim the Surface of the Sea by Yoshitatsu Sakai – Batsugun, 1993
12: Vision by Tamayo Kawamoto – Layer Section, 1995
13: Fly to the Leaden Sky by Manabu Namiki – Battle Garegga
14: Street by Kenichiro Fukui – Einhänder, 1997
15: Ruin by Hitoshi Sakimoto – Radiant Silvergun, 1998
16: Opening by Hitoshi Sakimoto – Gradius V, 2004
17: Last Boss by Manabu Namiki/Kimihiro Abe/Ryu Umemoto – Mushihimesama Futari, 2006
18: Dividing Road of Fate by Manabu Namiki/Azusa Chiba/Yoshimi Kudo – DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu, 2008
19: Don’t Look Back (New Order Mode Version) by Shinji Hosoe – Under Defeat HD, 2012
Sound of Play: 140 was edited by Ryan Hamann (@InsrtCoins)
Remember, it’s not just about what we like, so venture over to our forum at caneandrinse.com and put forward your own suggestions so that we might include them in future shows.