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Retro VGM Selects: Art of Fighting – The Definitive Soundtrack

Retro VGM Selects: Art of Fighting – The Definitive Soundtrack

Developed and published by SNK for their Neo Geo arcade platform on September 24, 1992, Art of Fighting began a new series of fighting games for the company, who has already established their path with the release of Fatal Fury one year prior. Art of Fighting was set as a prequel to that series; taking place in the fictional city of South Town, the game saw protagonists Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia, friends and rivals who are practitioners of the Sakazaki family’s Kyokugen Karate fighting school, undertake a dangerous quest through the crime ridden town to find and rescue Ryo’s younger sister Yuri from the dangerous mob boss, Mr. Big, and to also find out what happened to their father, Takuma. What set the original Art of Fighting apart from other fighting games was its presentation: massive sprites, a strong cinematic soundtrack, a story mode where only Ryo and Robert were playable characters, and its cinematic presentation of its storyline, with characters that had more developed personalities, unique fighting styles, and cutscenes that advanced the story, were a far cry from Capcom’s Street Fighter II, which was also released in 1991.

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STAGE 52: Boss Battles 3: WHERE THE WILD BOSSES ARE!

STAGE 52: Boss Battles 3: WHERE THE WILD BOSSES ARE!

What would a video game themed show be without boss battles? You’ve made your way through plenty of stages so far, but now it’s time to battle more bosses than ever before! We’ve got some of the nastiest, most powerful bosses lined up for you to take down before you can proceed to the next stage, so get ready to take ’em all out!

Make sure you’ve saved your progress, stocked up on plenty of Energy Tanks, potions,weapons, and everything you need, because we’re about to go on an epic rumble with some of the deadliest bosses you’ll ever encounter!

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The Day We Met Our AMIGA!!

The Day We Met Our AMIGA!!

Today is July 23, 2017.

32 years ago today, a computer was released that was unlike anything else released before it. It was the true wave of the future; a multimedia powerhouse that literally blew the competition out of the water. The Macintosh may have started a revolution in 1984, but in 1985, this computer would be the one that took everything the Macintosh did and just simply, putting it mildly, fucking RUN with it. Continue reading →

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Episode 100: It’s our 100th Episode EXTRAVIGANZA!!!!

Episode 100: It’s our 100th Episode EXTRAVIGANZA!!!!

In this episode: Your hosts talk about why the heck we do this silly thing, and why we’ve done so for 100 episodes. We
also have special guests from three of our favorite podcasts coming in to share what makes “nostalgia” such an interesting thing.

It’s a love-a-thon for all thing retro, old school, nostalgic and amazing! Continue reading →

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STAGE 44: Big In Japan

STAGE 44: Big In Japan

Despite the variety of games that have come across the American shores for various video game consoles over the years, there are still a variety of games that could not make the perilous voyage across the sea to the US or even Europe for that matter.

whatever the reasons may be, there are a multitude of games from various consoles that have yet to be experienced in our lifetimes. so with that, this STAGE of the retro VGM revival is dedicated to tracks from various games that many have not heard of.

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STAGE 7: BOSS MUSIC

STAGE 7: BOSS MUSIC

You’ve made it though all the obstacles this stage has thrown at you, but now your skill are going to be taken to the ultimate test as you take on the stage boss! You you think you have what it takes to overcome the odds and come out victorious?

This Particular STAGE is all about BOSS MUSIC, so lets hope you have Plenty of Energy Tanks stored, because this will be a fight to the finish!

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