Episode #14: Game Music History ~1987~

A look at the state of video game music in 1987. The video is missing a track from Dragon Spirit (Arcade) that was originally included as this would have blocked the podcast in certain countries. The games are roughly in chronological order according to their release dates.

Download Episode #14: Game Music History ~1987~ (150 MB, mp3) here
…or watch it on Youtube

Playlist:

01 “Temple BGM” – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987, Famicom Disk System) by Akito Nakatsuka
02 “Recounting the Journey” – Dragon Quest II (1987, NES) by Koichi Sugiyama
03 “Flame Fortress” – Contra (1987, Arcade) by Kazuki Muraoka
04 “After Metamorphosis BGM” – Wonder Momo (1987, Arcade) by Kimio Yudate
05 “Main Theme” – Jet Set Willy (1987, Atari 800) by Rob Hubbard
06 “Cosmic Air Way” – Darius (1987, Arcade) by Hisayoshi Ogura
07 “Daytime Travel” – The Faery Tale Adventure (1987, Amiga) by David Joiner
08 “Psycho Soldier Theme” – Psycho Soldier (1987, Arcade) by Kaori Shimizu, Eikichi Kawasaki
09 “High Score Theme” – Wizball (1987, Commodore 64) by Martin Galway
10 “The Wastelands” – The Last Ninja (1987, Commodore 64) by Ben Daglish
11 “Sub-Mission” – Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished (1987, PC-8801) by Yuzo Koshiro
12 “Title Screen” – Chronos: A Tapestry of Time (1987, ZX Spectrum 128) by Tim Follin
13 “Slash Fighter” – Life Force (1987, Arcade) by Miki Higashino
14 “For Your Thighs Only” – Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987, MS-DOS) by Al Lowe
15 “Overworld” – Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic (1987, Famicom Disk System) by Koji Kondo
16 “Title Screen (Edit)” – Cataball (1987, Commodore 64) by Mark Cooksey
17 “Opening Theme” – Reviver: The Real-Time Adventure (1987, PC-8801) by Toshiya Yamanaka
18 “Main BGM1” – Arumana no Kiseki (1987, Famicom Disk System) by Kinuyo Yamashita
19 “Main Theme” – Armageddon Man (1987, Commodore 64) by David Whittaker
20 “Bloody Tears” – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (1987, Famicom Disk System) by Kenichi Matsubara
21 “Main Theme” – Pi.R Squared (1987, Commodore 64) by Jason Brooke
22 “Enemy Headquarters” – Double Dragon (1987, Arcade) by Kazunaka Yamane
23 “Ending” – Euphory (1987, Sharp X1 turboZ) by Manabu Saito
24 “Title Screen” – Hyber Blob (1987, Commodore 64) by Steve Barrett
25 “The Evening Voyage” – Falsion (1987, Famicom Disk System) by S.Sakamoto, S.Takenouchi, A.Fujio
26 “In-Game BGM” – Hysteria (1987, Commodore 64) by Fred Gray
27 “Main Theme” – Amegas (1987, Amiga) by Karsten Obarski
28 “AFTER BURNER” – After Burner II (1987, Arcade) by Hiroshi Kawaguchi
29 “Title Screen” – Quedex (1987, Commodore 64) by Matt Gray
30 “Super Sonic Sarring” – Shinra Bansho (1987, PC-8801) by Nobuhito Koise, Shinobu Ogawa
31 “Field 1” – J.J. & Jeff (1987, PC Engine) by Takeaki Kunimoto
32 “Main Theme” – Sidewize (1987, Commodore 64) by Keith Tinman
33 “Name Entry” – Ginga Ninkyouden (1987, Arcade) by Yoshinori Kawamoto
34 “Cut Man” – Mega Man (1987, NES) by Manami Matsumae
35 “Opening Theme” – Final Fantasy (1987, NES) by Nobuo Uematsu
36 “Castle: Let’s Meet Here” – Sorcerian (1987, PC-8801) by Falcom Sound Team J.D.K.
37 “Lassic” – Phantasy Star (1987, Sega Master System) by Tokuhiko Uwabo
38 “Intro” – The Great Giana Sisters (1987, Commodore 64) by Chris Hülsbeck
39  “Departure Again” – Salamander (1987, MSX) by Motoaki Furukawa, Masahiro Ikariko
40 “Epilogue” – Heavy Barrel (1987, Arcade) by Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida

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