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Sound of Play: The shoot-em-up special

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.

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