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Bonus Stage 5

Bonus Stage 5

Now that 2017 has come and gone, Its time to look forward to the many new challenges and obstacles that are in store for us, and with that It’s that time again here at the Retro VGM Revival hour, where you, the fellow listener, have entered another BONUS STAGE.
so let us take a little break from the action and distract ourselves with something to reward your progress thus far.

So sit back and Listen to some amazing tracks to get you excited to take on whatever lies a head.

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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 53: Games Of 2017

STAGE 53: Games Of 2017

2017 Started the New year off with a Bang and it only seemed to get better with each upcoming game release! Nintendo started the year with a re-imagined Zelda and ended it with new Super Mario game. Various other games and franchises returned to widespread acclaim. From a new Resident Evil to the return of a classic-style Sonic the Hedgehog game, there was never a better time to be a gamer.

2017 might have the strongest, most consistent year of quality games in quite long time.

So as a First for the retro VGM revival hour, We will be playing some selected tracks from the various games of 2017.

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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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STAGE 51: Castlevania (Part 3)

STAGE 51: Castlevania (Part 3)

A Dark shadow looms over the land.
Horrid creations of of the living dead , the supernatural and the unexplainable walk amongst us …..Monsters that fill our hearts and minds with sheer terror.

But in this darkness, a hero returns.
A whip-wielding vampire hunter, dedicating his life for a noble cause.

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STAGE 50: Halloween 4

STAGE 50: Halloween 4

Hoodie and jacket season has returned, pop up costume shops are in full force and Halloween trick-or-treating is right around the corner.
With this haunting day of celebration being among us, It’s time for the Retro VGM Revival hour to have its annual Stage Honoring some haunting Video Game Music Tracks. Ranging from sinister first person puzzle games and haunting text adventures to frantic, blood-soaked singleplayer romps, it’s a diverse selection of thrills no matter what you’re in the mood for this 31st of october.

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STAGE 48: Tim Follin

STAGE 48: Tim Follin

While a small number of video game composers go on to achieve great fame thanks to their work in the industry, there are countless others who receive little to no attention at all . One of those often forgotten great video game composers is Tim Follin. A talented individual who’s career has been often hindered by the poor quality of the games he composed music for, so such that despite his considerable talent as a composer, his work is regularly overlooked in favor of other, more well known composers who simply had the good fortune to work on high profile releases.

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STAGE 47: Commodore Amiga

STAGE 47: Commodore Amiga

The Amiga… a computer platform way ahead of everyone else out there. Released on July 23, 1985, the Amiga, released by Commodore International, was a multimedia powerhouse of a computer, offering colorful graphics, a graphic user interface, and four channel stereo sound, at a time when platforms like the IBM PC and Macintosh were only offering very basic graphics and sounds on their platforms; the IBM PC was only really thought of at the time as a business oriented machine, and the Macintosh had sharp graphics but only in black and white. It was a computer that mystified the public and befuddled Commodore, who even themselves didn’t quite know how to really market the damned thing.

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STAGE 46: Metal Gear

STAGE 46: Metal Gear

Konami released the first Metal Gear game on July 13, 1987. Created by Hideo Kojima, the stealth game came out on the MSX2 computer and went on to spawn a successful and beloved franchise.

The game’s distinct use of stealth, rather than gunplay, quickly established it as an important and fun growing genre. Which is why this stage of the retro VGM revival hour is dedicated to METAL GEAR games….

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STAGE 45: Anime/Manga

STAGE 45: Anime/Manga

Video games inspired by anime and manga have been around for quite a long time.

A manga series becoming so popular that an anime series results from it, only to have it made onto a video game seems to be the next logical step.

Why not? I mean Alot of anime is filled with over-the-top action and unique characters that the end result does lend well to a video game adaptation.

So with that, this STAGE of the retro VGM revival
hour is dedicated to video games based on a manga/anime series.

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