Episode #39: Game Music History ~1990~

A double-length episode featuring game music from 1990. This was the year the SNES was released in Japan, the Amiga reached its peak in Europe, and the MT-32 became the go-to device for many PC soundtracks. The playlist is supposed to reflect the very diverse gaming market of that era and is ordered roughly by release date.

Download Episode #39: Game Music History ~1990~ (156 MB, mp3) here
…or watch it on Youtube

Playlist:

01 “BGM #08” – Grandi Florum: Mischief of Iveris (1990, X68000) by Koji Niikura, Yasushi Tomita
02 “BGM 1” – Racing Hero (1990, Arcade) by Hikoshi Hashimoto
03 “Innertube Thrash” – Ski or Die (1990, MS-DOS) by Rob Hubbard
04 “Ma-Da-Ra” – Moryo Senki Madara (1990, NES) by Konami Kuheiha Club
05 “Island of Pirate” – Parodius Da! (1990, Arcade) by Kazuki Muraoka
06 “Title Music” – Slimyer (1990, X68000) by Toshimitsu Kawano
07 “Kasuga” – SD Snatcher (1990, MSX2) by Konami Kukeiha Club
08 “Intro” – Turrican (1990, Commodore 64) by Stefan Hartwig
09 “Final Take a Chance” – Thunder Force III (1990, Mega Drive) by Toshiharu Yamanishi
10 “Thunder Plains” – Turrican (1990, Amiga) by Chris Hülsbeck
11 “Into The Super Battle” – Super Star Soldier (1990, PC Engine) by Keita Hoshi, Nozomi Nakahashi
12 “Loading Screen” – Flimbo’s Quest (1990, Commodore 64) by Reyn Ouwehand
13 “Title Theme” – Journey to Silius (1990, NES) by Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya
14 “Battle with Ghosts” – Silent Möbius Case: Titanic (1990, PC-9801) by Masahiro Kajihara
15 “Battle Theme” – Last Armageddon (1990, PC Engine CD) by Hiroharu Hayama
16 “Title Screen” – Gordian Tomb (1990, Commodore 64) by Thomas Detert
17 “In-Game BGM” – Venom Wing (1990, Amiga) by Ramon Braumuller
18 “Confronted! The Shogun Gospel” – Xak II: Rising of the Redmoon (1990, PC-8801) by Ryuji Sasai, Tadahiro Nitta
19 “Final Round” – Space Invaders 90 (1990, Mega Drive) by Noriyuki Iwadare (?)
20 “Crystal World” – Wings of Death (1990, Atari ST) by Jochen Hippel
21 “The Battle of Valis Part 1” – Valis III (1990, PC Engine CD) by Hisao Inoue, Jun Hasabe, Shingo Murakami
22 “Stage 3: The Forest” – Prophecy I: The Viking Child (1990, Amiga) by Barry Leitch
23 “Deep in the Caribbean…” – The Secret of Monkey Island (1990, MS-DOS) by Michael Land
24 “Electric Revenge” – ShockWave (1990, Amiga) by Matthew Simmonds
25 “Main Theme” – Bubble Ghost (1990, Gameboy) by Hitoshi Sakimoto
26 “World Theme 1” – Silver Surfer (1990, NES) by Tim Follin, Geoff Follin
27 “Oasis” – King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder (1990, MS-DOS) by Mark Seibert, Ken Allen
28 “Main Theme” – Oxyd (1990, Atari ST) by Jürgen Piscol
29 “Ending” – Super Mario World (1990, SNES) by Koji Kondo
30 “Asteroids” – Awesome (1990, Amiga) by Tim Wright
31 “Credits” – Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom (1990, FM Towns) by Kohei Tanaka
32 “Information” – Cyber Block Metal Orange (1990, PC-8801) by Masaharu Iwata
33 “Bonus Stage” – Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (1990, Mega Drive) by Keisuke Tsukahara
34 “Sound File MI04” – Span of Dream (1990, PC-9801) by Yoshinobu Hiraiwa, Motoi Sakuraba
35 “Fungal Land” – Dragon Saber: After Story of Dragon Spirit (1990, Arcade) by Shinji Hosoe
36 “Peaceful World” – Actraiser (1990, SNES) by Yuzo Koshiro
37 “Fullmetal Fighter” – M.U.S.H.A. (1990, Mega Drive) by Toshiaki Sakoda

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