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11: Moonlight Drive

| December 7, 2017
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What does a nighttime drive through the city sound like? Here are thirty video games that attempt to answer that question. Starting with the theme to Toad’s Turnpike from Mario Kart 64, this episode explores a lesser-known type of video game music: “chill metropolis” or “skyscraper nocturne” or whatever else you want to call it. Featuring titles from Sega, Nintendo, Capcom, Square and more.

Track listing:
0:07: Intro / Takashi Tateishi / Mega Man 2
1:30: Crash Man / Takashi Tateishi / Mega Man 2
3:14: Toad’s Turnpike / Kenta Nagata / Mario Kart 64
4:56: Big Blue / Yumiko Kanki and Naoto Ishida / F-Zero
6:56: Glittertown / Tomoya Tomita and Minako Hamano / Wario Land: Shake It!
8:29: Vanilla Lake / Soyo Oka / Super Mario Kart Beta
9:35; Pyoro Part Three / Ryoji Yoshitomi and Kyoko Miyamoto / WarioWare: Mega Microgame$
12:42: Fetus of God / Takayuki Iwai and Masato Kouda / DarkStalkers 3: Jedah’s Damnation
14:37: Moonlight / Hideki Okugawa / Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
16:01: Subway Park / Capcom Team / Final Fight
17:29: Scala / Capcom Team / Street Fighter Alpha 3
18:48: Boomer Kuwanger / Yuko Takehara / Mega Man X
21:26: Spring Yard Zone / Masato Nakamura / Sonic the Hedgehog
22:13: Star Light Zone / Masato Nakamura / Sonic the Hedgehog
23:05: Keep the Groovin’ / Masato Nakamura / Streets of Rage /
26:24: Mellow Groove / John Baker / ToeJam & Earl
28:00 Planet Freon / Tomoko Sasaki / Ristar
29:23: Cylic’s Stage / Hikoshi Hashimoto / Cosmic Carnage
30:34: Beyond the Galaxy / Koichi Namiki / Galaxy Force II
32:04: Wolf / Takayuki Nakamura / Virtua Fighter
36:15: Under Her Control / Nobuo Uematsu / Final Fantasy VIII
37:37: Ending / Jean Baudlot and Fabrice Visserot / Flashback
39:22: Area H / Fujii Minae, Saito Minae, Akihiro Akamatsu and Sachiko Oita / Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2
40:24: Warth / Ippo Takeuchi and M. “Gaki-Chan” Nakagaki / Phantasy Star 4
42:90: Act 4, Part 2 / Keiji Yamagishi and Ryuichi Nitta / Ninja Gaiden
43:18: Ruins of Lab 16 / Yasunori Mitsuda / Chrono Trigger
44:13: Remains of the Factory / Yasunori Mitsuda / Chrono Trigger
47:44: Last Wave / Hiroshi_Kawaguchi / Outrun
49:03: Sunset Coastline / Nobuo Uematsu / Rad Racer
50:02: BGM 1 / Hikoshi Hashimoto / Racing Hero
51:13: Track 1 + Track 2 + Track 6 / Takami Asano / Chase HQ
53:26: Track 1 / Barry Leitch / Top Gear
57:19: Oppressed People / Nobuo Uematsu / Final Fantasy VII
59:09: Drifting Away / Ryoji Yoshitomi and Kyoko Miyamoto / WarioWare: Mega Microgame$ /