Sunday, September 15, 2019

Episode 051: Tandy is Dandy, but Liquor is Quicker

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

The who does the what?? Podcast necromancy this week as we come back atcha with a history-focused journey into the Tandy 1000.

Enjoy!

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - Zeliard - World of Ice - Tandy 1000 - Fumihito Kasatani Nobuyuki Aoshima
2 - 4D Boxing - Title Screen - Tandy 1000 - Brian Plank, Kris Hatlelid, & Michael J. Sokyrka
3 - 4D Boxing - Title Won - Tandy 1000 - Brian Plank, Kris Hatlelid, & Michael J. Sokyrka
4 - (Demo) Tandy 64 - A Dog in my Doorstep - Tandy 1000 - Uctumi
5 - Lemmings - Tim 1 - Tandy 1000 - Brian Johnston, Tim Wright, & Tony Williams
6 - Lemmings - Shadow of the Beast Opening - Tandy 1000 - David Whittaker, (arr.) Tim Wright
7 - The Cycles - Intro - Tandy 1000 - Kris Hatlelid
8 - Budokan: The Martial Spirit - Intro - Tandy 1000 - Rob Hubbard

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Episode 050: A Brief History of VGM Podcasts

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

We made it to 50, guys. And they said it wouldn't last. This is a bit self-referential for the VGM podcast crowd, but hey, that's who the show is for in the first place.

Enjoy!

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - Mighty Milky Way - World 1 (Space) - NDS - Jake Kaufman
2 - Combo Critters - Planet Jawbreaker - Android, iOS - MAXO
3 - Game and Watch Gallery 2 - Chef - Gameboy - Noriko Nishizaka, Saburo Sasaki, Yoko Mizuta
4 - Lagrange Point - City of Birthday - FC - Akio Dobashi, Noriyuki Takahashi
5 - Thunder Force IV - Omake 5 - Genesis/MD - Toshiharu Yamanishi, Takeshi Yoshida
6 - Dirt Dash - City - Arcade - Ayako Saso, Hiroto Sasaki, Nobuyoshi Sano, Shinji Hosoe Takayuki, and Aihara Yuri Misumi
7 - Mega Man 10 - Solar Inferno (Solar Man Stage) - Xbox 360, Wii, PS3 - Bun Bun (aka Yasuaki Fujita)
8 - Type:Rider - Pixel - PC, Android, iOS, PS4, Vita - Guillaume Lenost, Julien Joubert
9 - Super Adventure Island - Blue Blue Moon - SNES - Yuzo Koshiro
10 - Mega Man Network Transmission - Zero Gravity Area (StarMan.EXE's Stage) - GCN - Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Yousuke Yasui
11 - Rent-a-Hero - Everyone, Thank You! - Genesis/MD - Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Episode 049: Space Jams 2: Journey to the Center of the Podcastverse

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

After a bit of a hiatus, i'm back with a VGMJB-styled "dissertation" episode (skits and music), packed with plenty of familiar voices in the VGM podcast community.

Hopefully you enjoy the slight change of pace. Regular episodes return next time (and it's already in the works).

Sit back, relax, and cruise along with the flowing, groovin' Space Jams.

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - Same Game Another Character - Unknown Song - SNES - Naoaki Ikehata, JOEDOWN, Hiromichi Furuya, Kazuhiko Sawaguchi
2 - Aqua Rush - Temple (Attract Mode & Stages 3-4) - Arcade - Satoru Kosaki, Akitaka Tohyama, Yoshihito Yano
3 - Bubba 'n' Stix - The Spaceport - Genesis - Martin Iveson, Nathan McCree
4 - Phantasy Star Online - Prenotion - Dreamcast - Hideaki Kobayashi
5 - Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo (YU-NO) - Other World 1 - PC-9801 - Ryu Umemoto
6 - Shatter - Menu Music (Glass Halls) - PC - Module (Jeramiah Ross)
7 - The Shinri Game 2: Magical Trip - 11 In-game BGM 9 - SNES - Kenji Yamazaki
8 - Alcahest - Free Space / Edge of the World - SNES - Jun Ishikawa
9 - FTL - Space Cruise (Title) - PC - Ben Prunty
10 - Star Cruiser - Ending - Genesis - Toshiya Yamanaka
11 - Mario Paint - Mysterious - SNES - Hirokazu Tanaka, Ryoji Yoshitomi, Kazumi Totaka

Friday, August 3, 2018

Episode 048: VGMJBye

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

WHO LET THE DIAD OUT OF HIS CAGE? RUN! HE'S PODCASTIN' AGAIN!

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - Ganbare! Golf Boys - Away Back - TG-16 - Atsuhiro Motoyama
2 - Power Strike II - Cyber Road (Boss) - Game Gear - PSG Factory
3 - Fuzzy's World of Miniature Space Golf - Astro Angles - PC/AT - Unknown
4 - Kirby: Triple Deluxe - Bouncing Boss Battle - 3DS - Hirokazu Ando Jun Ishikawa
5 - Mario Golf - Koopa Cup - N64 - Motoi Sakuraba
6 - Air Zonk - Stage 5-3 (Boss Galore) - TG-16 - Daisuke Morishima and Hisashi Matsushita
7 - Super Bowling - Golf Bowl - SNES - Unknown
8 - Chrono Trigger - Last Battle - SNES - Yasunori Mitsuda, Nobuo Uematsu
9 - Golf Daisuke! O.B. Club - Office Course - SNES - Unknown
10 - Grounseed - Dynamic (Great Boss) - PC-98 - Ryu Takami & Ryu Umemoto

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Episode 047: Story Time with Diad

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

Important show updates today. But also some nice tunesies.

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



 And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - Undertale - Dating Start! - PC - Toby Fox
2 - Undertale - Another Medium - PC - Toby Fox
3 - Chrono Trigger - Frog Theme - SNES - Yatsunori Mitsuda & Nobuo Uematsu
4 - Super Mario RPG - Beware the Forest's Mushrooms - SNES - Yoko Shimomura
5 - Secret of Mana - A Curious Tale - SNES - Hiroki Kikuta
6 - Mega Man 3 - Shadow Man - NES - Yasuaki Fujita
7 - Mega Man 5 - Charge Man - NES - Mari Yamaguchi
8 - Phantasy Star Online - Pioneer 2 - Dreamcast - Hideaki Kobayashi
9 - Warcraft II - Human 2 - PC - Glenn Stafford
10 - Snowboard Kids - Board Shop - N64 - Tomohiko Sato & Isao Kasai

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mixtape 003: The Diad is an April Fool

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

My family was stricken with sweeping illness, my wife has a week-long business trip, and my parents are in town to visit. All this combined into a perfect storm and left us with a mixtape episode.

The jams are still smooth and cool, but the Diad is lacking. Hope you can enjoy it anyway!

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - Winning Run - Theme from Winning Run - Arcade - Hiroyuki Kawada
2 - Foxy 2 - Ending 2 - PC-98 - Manabu Kunieda, Yuki Ushimaru, and/or Yasuhiro Taguchi
3 - Konami Hyper Soccer - Music 1 - NES - Atsushi Fujio (?)
4 - Cray-5 - Title Theme - ZX Spectrum - Wyz Augustoruiz (“WYZ”)
5 - Vixen 357 - Track 48 - Genesis - Opus Studio Inc. (credited as GOBLIN SOUND)
6 - Rall III - Pinch - PC-98 - Ryu Umemoto
7 - Metal Eye - Mei Faye's Theme A - X68000 - Manabu Kunieda, Hiroaki Sano, and/or Witch (Tsuyoshi Fukutomi, Go Oami, Youichi Shimizu, Masaki Sugou)
8 - Frederik Pohl's Gateway - Track 37 (Unknown 2) - PC - Glen R. Dahlgren, Arfing Dog, Michael Lindner
9 - Battle Grand Prix - Race Theme 4 - SNES - Yusuke Takahama, Nobuyuki Shioda
10 - Twintris - We’re the Devils - Amiga - Tor Gausen

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Episode 046: Everybody Salsa!

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



The links I promised:

Interview with Harumi Fujita









And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - Clockwork Knight 2 - Salsa de Pepperouchau Fiesta de los Amigos - Saturn - Hirofumi Murasaki
2 - Mega Man 3 - Gemini Man - NES / FC - "Harumi Fujita (credited as ""Mrs. Tarumi)"
3 - StarTropics - Cave - NES / FC - Yoshio Hirai
4 - The Incredible Machine 3 - Salsa - PC - In Drive
5 - The Sims 2 - Dance the Dawn - PC - Kirk Casey
6 - Animal Crossing - K.K. Salsa - Nintendo 64 - Kazumi Totaka Kenta Nagata Toru Minegishi Shinobu Tanaka
7 - Party Quiz Mega Q - Salsa de MQ - Genesis / MD - Hirofumi Murasaki
8 - Aerobiz - Latin America - Genesis / MD - Taku Iwasaki
9 - Zelda Link's Awakening - Player Select ZELDA - Game Boy - Minako Hamano Kozue Ishikawa
10 - OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast - Radiation - Xbox / PlayStation 2 - Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Fumio Ito, Richard Jacques

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Episode 045: Presentin’ Year 2: Electric Boogaloo

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

Bah!... Bah!... Bah!... Bah!...
Bah!... zoom zoom
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On Stoe, On Stoe
On On On On On... Stoe

Welcome to Year 2: Electric Boogaloo.

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - Laser Invasion - Aerial Combat Mode - NES - Shigeru Fukutake
2 - The Adventures of Kid Kleets - Title - SNES - Matt Furniss
3 - "Genesis - Dawn of a New Day" - Title Theme - ZX Spectrum - Wyz Augustoruiz
4 - Blue Almanac - Bipartite Planet Sharil Daril - Genesis / Mega Drive - Ken Suzuki Noriyuki Iwadare Yoshiaki Kubotera Hiroshi Fujioka Isao Mizoguchi
5 - Donkey Kong Land - Kremlantis - Gameboy - David Wise Graeme Norgate
6 - Donkey Kong Land 2 - Hornet Hole - Gameboy - Grant Kirkhope (arr)
7 - Spindizzy II - Nice Day - X68000 - Toshiya Yamanaka, Tetsuya Nakano
8 - Einhänder - Earthlight - PSX - Kenichiro Fukui

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Episode 044: 1-Year Anniversary!

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

The night seemed to fade into blossoming dawn
The sun shone anew but the dance lingered on
Could we but recall that sweet moment sublime
We'd find that our love is unaltered by time

It's the first anniversary "year end review" episode! Thank you to everyone for giving the show a chance, I hope you all find more of what you love in 2018.

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



 And the track list below:

NOPE.

Listen to the episode, bub. I live a spoiler-free lifestyle.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Episode 043: Hot Like

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

We're back to normal this week. Hope you all keep me in your heart as your very special valentine. My gift to you is beautiful VGM.

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



Here are some resources I used for the episode:

And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - F.I.R.E. - Title - ZX Spectrum - Frantisek Fuka
2 - King of Kings - Title - FC - Hirohiko Takayama
3 - Erika to Satoru no Yume Bouken - Field Map - FC - Hirohiko Takayama
4 - Foresight Dolly - Track 30 - PC-98 - Tadashi Sawashita
5 - Doomsday Warrior - Daisy ~ Dancing Plant - SNES - Junta
6 - Doomsday Warrior - P-Lumb ~ Fatty Bomber - SNES - Junta
7 - Twilight Princess - Zora's Domain - Gamecube - Toru Minegishi, Asuka Ota & Koji Kondo
8 - Mega Turrican - Ending Theme - Genesis - Chris Huelsbeck

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Episode 042: A Periodic Guest


Welcome to The Diad Presents!

Well this is certainly different... Strap in for a less-informative, more goofy episode of the Diad Presents with a very special guest.

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



And as promised, here are some examples of my WWF No Mercy Mods:

Here are some "AKI-style" mods of a couple familiar wrestlers:






















And here is a "Hi res" version of another wrestler:


And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - Kirby Superstars - The Great Cave Offensive - SNES - Jun Ishikawa
2 - Rhythm Heaven Fever - Ringside - Wii - TSUNKU♂ Masami Yone Shinji Ushiroda Asuka Ito
3 - Quizzes and Dragons - The Flatfields - Arcade - Isao Abe
4 - Quizzes and Dragons - Beast Mountain - Arcade - Isao Abe
5 - Fire Pro Wrestling D - Menu Theme - Dreamcast - Unknown
6 - Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour - Coin Attack - Game Cube - Motoi Sakuraba
7 - Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball - Game Theme Player ?? - NES / FC - Unknown

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Gaiden 001: Live on Tape from Washi Con 2018!

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

This episode was made to "broadcast" at a panel during Washi Con 2018. The format is pretty close to typical episodes, but it is a whole lot longer than normal.

Another special thanks to all the folks at Washi Con for the invite! Enjoy!

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:


And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
Disney Block
1 - Mickey Mousecapade - The Woods - NES - Takeaki Kunimoto
2 - Little Mermaid - Prologue Theme - NES - Yasuaki Fujita
3 - Aladdin - The Desert - Genesis - Donald Griffin Tommy Tallarico
4 - Kingdom Hearts - Destiny Islands - PS2 - Yoko Shimomura
Saturday Morning Cartoon Block
5 - The Smurfs Nightmare - The Mysterious Planet - Game Boy - Alberto Jose Gonzalez
6 - Ducktales 2 - Bermuda - Game Boy - Yoshihiru Sakaguchi (arr.)
7 - Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - Zone F - NES - Harumi Fujita
8 - Darkwing Duck - Wolfduck Stage - NES - Yasuaki Fujita
Anime Block
9 - Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu - Battling Gravity - SNES - Unknown
10 - Uchuu no Kishi: Tekkaman Blade - BGM 1 - Game Boy - Norihiko Togashi
11 - Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars - Les Vagas - Wii / Arcade - Yasumasa Kitagawa, Kota Suzuki, Akihiko Narita, Reo Uratani
12 - Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World - Dragon Ball Party - PS2 - Hironobu Kageyama
TMNT Block
13 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project - Scene 3 - NES - Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita & Kozo Nakamura
14 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade) - Scene 02 Stage 02 - Arcade - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino & Kozo Nakamura
15 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time - Neon Night Riders - SNES - Mutsuhiko Izumi & Kozo Nakamura
16 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions - Training Room - DOS (Roland MT-32) - Mike Sokyrka, Chris Hatlelid, Brian Plank & Dan Scott

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Episode 041: Games of the Year

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

Happy New Year! I totally forgot to mention that on the show...

Also, I had some bad info while I was putting together the episode. What I thought was "Unused Track 3" is actually called "After the Battle" and appears in game. I'm guessing it's a staff roll or credits track.

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



I wanted to link to all the magazine scans I used, but I'm worried about legal repercussions of doing so. If you are so inclined, you can find them on your own!
And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - Wonder Dog - Track 04 - Sega CD - Martin Iveson
2 - Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge - Title - ZX Spectrum - Jonathan Dunn
3 - Starglider - Title - ZX Spectrum - Dave Lowe
4 - Metroid Prime - Menu Select Theme - Gamecube - Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma
5 - Double Dragon - After the Battle - Arcade - Kazunaka Yamane
6 - Ghouls n’ Ghosts - Ending - Arcade - Tamayo Kawamoto
7 - Final Fantasy VIII - The Man with the Machine Gun - Playstation - Nobuo Uematsu
8 - Final Fantasy VII - J-E-N-O-V-A - Playstation - Nobuo Uematsu

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Episode 040: Legend of Zelda

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

Hey! Listen! It's the Legend of Zelda.

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:



Some references I used:
                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - The Legend of Zelda - Title - FDS - Koji Kondo
                    2 - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Title - FDS - Koji Kondo
                    3 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Triforce Chamber - SNES - Koji Kondo
                    4 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Lost Woods - SNES - Koji Kondo
                    5 - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Mt. Tamaranch Tal Tal Heights - Game Boy - Minako Hamano & Kozue Ishikawa
                    6 - The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons - Tarm Ruins - GBC - Kiyohiro Sada & Minako Adachi
                    7 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Windmill Hut - N64 - Koji Kondo
                    8 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Sheik’s Theme - N64 - Koji Kondo
                    9 - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Milk Bar - N64 - Koji Kondo
                    10 - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Dragon Roost Island - Gamecube - Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Toru Minegishi & Koji Kondo

                    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

                    Episode 039: Ritualistic Podcasting

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    A bit loosey goosey this week. Let's see if anyone notices...

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:


                    Some references I used:
                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Harakiri - Opening (OPN) - PC-8801 - Mecano Associates
                    2 - Olmang Jolmang Paradise - Ending (IBM PC AT) - PC - D.A.C. Myung-Jin Ahn Seung-Hwan Ro
                    3 - Shin Nekketsu Kouha Kunio Tachi no Banka - Unused Song 1 - SNES - Hitoshi Yamane Kazunaka Yamane (?)
                    4 - Spirou - Metro - Game Boy - Alberto Jose Gonzalez
                    5 - Spirou - Mountain - Game Boy - Alberto Jose Gonzalez
                    6 - Vixen 357 - Staff Roll - Genesis - Opus Studio Inc. (credited as GOBLIN SOUND)

                    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

                    Episode 038: These Aren’t Even Video Games

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    Further emphasizing that this is a video game music podcast that has nothing to do with video game music...

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    Some links I used or mentioned are listed below:

                    http://www.ign.com/articles/2007/02/08/japans-nintendo-power-shuts-down
                    http://www.nesworld.com/snes-nintendopowercart.php
                    http://blog.gg8.se/wordpress/2013/02/25/gameboy-project-week-8-the-white-nintendo-power-official-flash-cartridge-a-tale-of-reverse-engineering-sweat-and-tears/
                    http://web.csulb.edu/~wmartinz/rssc/content/MS_77.html  
                    https://64dd.org/
                    http://www.ign.com/articles/2001/02/10/everything-about-the-64dd
                    http://www.sega-16.com/2004/12/sega-channel-the-first-real-dowloadable-content/

                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Nintendo Power Japanese Cartridge - Main Menu - Game Boy Color - Unknown
                    2 - Game Boy Camera - Livin’ in Your Town - Game Boy - "Hirokazu ""Hip"" Tanaka"
                    3 - Randnet DD - The Randnet Server - N64 DD - Unknown
                    4 - Satellaview BS-X - Error Screen - SFC - Unknown
                    5 - Satellaview BS-X - Download 3 - SFC - Unknown
                    6 - Sega CD Console Startup (Model 1) - Sega CD Console Startup (Model 1) - Sega CD - Unknown
                    7 - Sega Channel - Intro - Genesis / MD - Unknown
                    8 - Nintendo eShop Music - September 2013 - Wii - Toru Minegishi (?)

                    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

                    Episode 037: Short Skirt Long Amiga

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    Mix it up with both hands. Some unusual faces in the console choices this week. Let's do it.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    Some links (and a picture) I used or mentioned are listed below:

                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Nighthunter - Track 3 - C64 - Jeroen Tel
                    2 - Super Gussun Oyoyo 2 - The Toughest Puzzles - SNES - K. Yamazaki
                    3 - Mario Golf 64 - Replay Mode - N64 - Motoi Sakuraba
                    4 - Assault Course - Title Theme - ZX Spectrum - Andy Severn or Gerrard Gourley (“Sonic Graffiti”)
                    5 - Rainbow Cotton - Town of Flowers (Permagon) - Dreamcast - Kenichi Hirata
                    6 - 1869 - Music 12 - PC - Hannes Seifert
                    7 - Cannon Fodder - Menu - Amiga - Richard Joseph, Jon Hare

                    Wednesday, November 22, 2017

                    Episode 036: Dungeons & Dragons II


                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    When last we left our heroes...

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:


                    As I mentioned, I made use of several articles, some of which are listed below:

                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Pool of Radiance - New Phlan - PC-98 - David Warhol
                    2 - Heroes of the Lance - Gameplay - SMS - Unknown
                    3 - Heroes of the Lance - Ending - MSX - Seiji Toda
                    4 - Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom - Battle Theme 4: Ship - Arcade - "Oyaji (Isao Abe), Anarchy ""Takapon"" (Takayuki Iwai), OK Production (Hideki Okugawa)"
                    5 - Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara - Moment to Decide / Time of Determination - Arcade - Masato Koda
                    6 - DragonStrike - Mission Theme 1 - NES - Paul Mudra
                    7 - DragonStrike - Ending 2 - X68000 - Paul Mudra
                    8 - Order of the Griffon - "03 - Karameikos" - TG-16 / PCE - Frank Klepacki
                    9 - Slayer - Dungeon Theme 3 (Alternate) - 3DO - Unknown

                    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

                    Episode 035: Dungeons & Dragons

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    You find yourself sitting at a well-worn table in a tavern called "The Meddlesome Metroid." The drinks are weak, and the serving staff hasn't a full set of teeth between them. It's your kind of place.

                    You stare into your mug of yellow water and ponder your next adventure. A pixelated figure approaches and taps you on the shoulder. "Fancy a podcast?" he asks...

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    As I mentioned, I made use of several articles, some of which are listed below:
                    And the wonderful Matt Colville and his YouTube channel here.


                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Pool of Radiance - Diogene Cave - NES / FC - David Warhol
                    2 - Curse of the Azure Bonds - Dungeon 3 - PC-98 - Takeshi Yasuda (?)
                    3 - Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun - Azcan Wander - Genesis / MD - Paul Mudra, Frank Klepacki, Dwight Okahara
                    4 - Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun - Lavapit Combat - Genesis / MD - Paul Mudra, Frank Klepacki, Dwight Okahara
                    5 - Eye of the Beholder - Dungeon 8 - Sega CD - Yuzo Koshiro & Motohiro Kawashima
                    6 - Eye of the Beholder - Track 6 - PC-98 - Yuzo Koshiro
                    7 - Eye of the Beholder - Danger Lurks Ahead - SNES - Tatsuya Nishimura
                    8 - Pool of Radiance - Intro - Amiga - Wally Beben

                    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

                    Episode 034: Podcast Writers Strike

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    cough cough,
                    fizz fizz,
                    oh what a relief it is!
                    A podcast!

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:

                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Dinosaur - Exciting Shop - FM-Towns - Mieko Ishikawa and/or Masaaki Kawai
                    2 - Mission: Impossible - “Syrinx Temple” - NES / FC - Jun Funahashi & Yoshiyuki Hagiwara
                    3 - Mission: Impossible - “Switzerland 02” - NES / FC - Jun Funahashi & Yoshiyuki Hagiwara
                    4 - Papo & Yo - A Strange New World - PC - Brian D'Oliveira
                    5 - Wolfchild - Wolfship - Genesis / MD - Martin Iveson
                    6 - Seima Juuden: Beasts & Blades - Amusement Park - SNES / SFC - Tsukasa Masuko & Abusan
                    7 - A Prehistoric Tale - Main Theme - Amiga - Jochen Hippel

                    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

                    Mixtape 002: Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    I am still not recovered, so I had to convert this episode into a mixtape. A little more info at the top of the show. Hopefully back to normal next week...

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:


                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Alisia Dragoon - Evil Priest - Genesis / MD - Mecano Associates (Fumihito Kasatani, Nobuyuki Aoshima, Mamoru Ishimoda, Yoko Sonoda & Mariko Sato)
                    2 - Waterworld - Attack 1 - SNES - Dean Evans
                    3 - Grounseed (OPNA) - Maze of Spirits - PC-9801 - Ryu Takami & Ryu Umemoto
                    4 - Secret of Mana - Ceremony - SNES - Hiroki Kikuta
                    5 - Diablo - Tristam - PC - Matt Uelmen
                    6 - Nosferatu - Creature of the Night - SNES - Masanao Akahori
                    7 - Addams Family Values - Blizzard - SNES - Keith Tinman
                    8 - Gone Home - See You Soon - PC - Chris Remo
                    9 - Portal 2 - FrankenTurrets - PC - Mike Morasky

                    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

                    Episode 033: Jad the Taff

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    My throat hurts! I'm groggy! And Tired! Enjoy the show!

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:




                    And the track list is below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - "Dragon Slayer - Eiyuu Densetsu II" - UNUSED ENDING 2 - Genesis / MD - Mieko Ishikawa & Atsushi Shirakawa
                    2 - New Eitango Target 1900 DS - Counter-Strike - NDS - Yousuke Yasui
                    3 - ChoRenSha 68K - Justice of Galaxy - Sharp X68000 - Ruzarin Kashiwagi
                    4 - Elevator Action Returns - Blow Up - Arcade - Yasuhisa Watanabe (Yack)
                    5 - M.C. Kids - Level Theme 2 - NES - Charles Deenen
                    6 - Realms of Arkania: Star Trail (DOS) - Lowagen - PC - Guido Henkel and/or Horst Weidle

                    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

                    Episode 032: I’m O-Kei, You’re O-Kei

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    A lot of Japanese PC offerings this week, a few tangents, and a couple exclamation points. What more do you need to know?

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    Some resources I relied on, and the links I discussed on the show can be found here:

                    The Picture of the K-Car:



                    And the track list is below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Verytex - Ruined Area - Genesis / MD - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata & Yoshio Furukawa
                    2 - "Base Wars - Cyber Stadium Series" - Parts Shop - NES / FC - Shigemasa Matsuo & Tomoko Sumiyama
                    3 - Sol-Feace - Enemy's Arsenal (Mission 2) - Sharp X68000 - Motoi Sakuraba
                    4 - Rusty - Queen in the Dark Knight - PC-98 - Masahiro Kajihara, Kenichi Arakawa, Ryu Takami
                    5 - Mobile Suit Gundam: A Year of War - """ZION02""" - PC-98 - Toyo Kusanagi, and/or Ryu Umemoto
                    6 - Earth Defense Force - Stage 4 - Arcade - Tsukasa Tawada & Yasuhiko Takashiba
                    7 - Kat's Run: Zen-Nippon K Car Senshuken - Street Race 5 - SNES / SFC - Yusuke Takahama, Satoshi Nagano & Michihiko Shihchi
                    8 - Battle Squadron: The Destruction of the Barrax Empire! - High Score - Amiga - Ron Klaren

                    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

                    Episode 031: Local on the 8s

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    This week we get back to the typical show format. The forecast calls for thunderous beats, a sprinkling of jazzy jams, and gale force .. um... talking from me, your host.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:


                    And the track list is below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Eschatos - Stellar Light - Xbox 360 - Yousuke Yasui
                    2 - Moero!! Pro Yakyuu Rookies - BGM 06 - WonderSwan - ?
                    3 - Sky Chasers - World 3 ~ Snow - iOS / Android - MAXO (Max Coburn)
                    4 - Combo Critters - Veggi - iOS / Android - MAXO (Max Coburn)
                    5 - Madou Monogatari 1 - Floors 1-10 - Genesis / MD - Masanobu Tsukamoto
                    6 - Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (Roland MT-32) - Adult Television - PC - Al Lowe
                    7 - Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (Roland MT-32) - The Disco - PC - Al Lowe
                    8 - Namco Museum Vol. 5 - Pac-Mania Game Room Theme - PSX - Hitosu Itaki (?)

                    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

                    Episode 030: Gunpei Yokoi Part II - WonderSwan

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    This week features part two of a two-part spectacular! Get your WonderSwan on.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:


                    Some of the sources I relied on are here:
                    And the track list is below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Raku Jongg - Track 15 - WonderSwan - ?
                    2 - Engacho! - Ending Theme - WonderSwan - Suguru Yamaguchi
                    3 - "Gekitou! Crash Gear Turbo - Gear Champion League" - BGM 02 - WonderSwan - ?
                    4 - "Rockman EXE - N1 Battle" - PET Configuration - WonderSwan - Yusuke Beppu
                    5 - "Rockman EXE - N1 Battle" - Navi Clash! (Regular Battle) - WonderSwan - Yusuke Beppu
                    6 - Pocket Fighter - BGM 05 - WonderSwan - Satoshi Ise & Norihiko Togashi
                    7 - Pocket Fighter - BGM 11 - WonderSwan - Satoshi Ise & Norihiko Togashi
                    8 - "Star Hearts - Hoshi to Daichi no Shisha" - BGM 16 - WonderSwan - Yusuke Beppu & Shigenori Masuko
                    9 - "Medarot - Perfect Edition Kabuto Version" - BGM 02 - WonderSwan - ?

                    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

                    Episode 029: Gunpei Yokoi Part I - Game Boy

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    This week features part one of a two-part spectacular! Get your Game Boy on.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    Some of the sources I relied on are here:
                    And the track list is below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Ottifanten - Der Zoo Music - Game Boy - Stello Doussis
                    2 - Drymouth - Billy’s Theme - Game Boy - Jake Kaufman
                    3 - Tintin: Le Temple du Soleil - Area 1-2 Music - Game Boy - Alberto Gonzalez
                    4 - Trip World - World 3 (Part 1) - Game Boy - """Phase Out"" (Masayuki Iwata, Tsutomu Ishida & Atsushi Mihiro)"
                    5 - Turok 2: Seeds of Evil - Mountain Stage - Game Boy - Alberto Gonzalez
                    6 - International Superstar Soccer - Title Theme - Game Boy - Akira Yamaoka (?)
                    7 - Gradius: the interstellar assault - Staff Roll - Game Boy - Yoshiyuki Hagiwara

                    Thursday, September 21, 2017

                    Episode 028: Blasphemin’ Blasphemers

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    We're a bit late this week, but we made it. No time to type a bunch of gobblydeegook, we've got to get to the music!

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Dungeon Explorer - Town - PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 - Tsukasa Masuko
                    2 - Zico Soccer - Locker Room - SNES - Akira Takemoto
                    3 - Shadow of the Beast - Eerie Forests - TurboGrafx-CD - David Whittaker
                    4 - Final Fantasy - Prelude - MSX2 - Nobuo Uematsu
                    5 - Nova: Miirareta Shitai - Track 7 - FM Towns - Nakayama Yuki (PANDA)
                    6 - BreakThru! - Title Theme - Game Boy - Paul Mogg & Joseph White
                    7 - Stormlord - Loader Music - C64 - Jeroen Tel

                    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

                    Hurricane Irma and DPVGM

                    Hey everyone. If you're reading this, no show this week. Hurricane Irma ate it. Listen to my short description of where I'm at.

                    This was recorded last week, so the timeline is a little off

                    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

                    Episode 027: Sing Sing Sing

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    Depending on Hurricane Irma, this may be the last show for a little bit. Let's hope not!

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:


                    The picture of the excellent depiction of Shredder is here:




                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Double Dragon Neon - "City Streets 2 (Mango Tango - Neon Jungle)" - PSN/XBLA - Jake Kaufman (vocals by Jessie Seely)
                    2 - Katamari Damacy - Que Sera Sera - PS2 - Asuka Sakai & Natsuki Isaki (vocals by Charles Kosei)
                    3 - Jet Set Radio - Funky Radio - Dreamcast - B.B. Rights
                    4 - Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon - I Am Impact! - N64 - Shigeru Araki, Kato Yusuke, Saiko Miki & Yasumasa Kitagawa
                    5 - Thimbleweed Park - No Quarter - PC/XBO/PS4 - Steve Kirk
                    6 - Bust a Groove - Natural Playboy (Hiro’s Song) - PSX - Tomoki Ishizuka (vocals by Kaleb James)
                    7 - Pizza Power - Turtles in Time - Arcade - Bob Bejan & Godfrey Nelson
                    8 - Sky High - Daytona USA - Sega Saturn - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

                    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

                    Episode 026: Link Travel Agency

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    We're back (a dinosaur story). Diad makes lemonade out of lemons, when there isn't quite enough time to rock.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:
                    The Link picture I mentioned is here:



                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Illusion Blaze - Opening - IBM PC - D.A.C. (Seung-Hwan Ro, Myung-Jin Ahn)
                    2 - Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally - Wind Commander - FDS - Hideki Kanazashi, Soyo Oka & Hiroaki Suga
                    3 - Akiko Gold - Meeting Akiko! - PC-98 - Yoshihito Hata
                    4 - Twinkle Tale - Stage 7 - Genesis / MD - Hiroshi Nishikawa
                    5 - Tobal No. 1 - Shinto Shrine - PSX - Masashi Hamauzu
                    6 - "Wai Wai World 2 - SOS!! Paseri Jou" - TwinBee Stage Theme - NES - Yuichi Sakakura, Satoko Minami & Kenichi Matsubara
                    7 - Captain Planet and the Planeteers - Title Screen - Amiga - Anthony Crowther

                    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

                    Mixtape 001: Vacation

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    Vacation
                    All I ever wanted
                    Vacation
                    Had to get away

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:


                    And the track list below:


                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Wurm - Act 4 : Ziggy - NES - Unknown
                    2 - Pop'n Music GB - Monde Des Songe - GBC - (Sound Design): Takeshi Iwakiri, Sōtarō Tojima, Kōzō Nakamura, Tomoaki Hirono & Hajime Takai
                    3 - Ufo Senshi Yohko Chan - Episode 2 BGM 1 - Arcade - Unknown
                    4 - R-TYPE LEO - Ending - Arcade - Aiai & Hiroshi Kimura
                    5 - Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Frantic Aerobics - PC - Mitch Murder
                    6 - The Ninja Warriors - Skyscraper - SNES - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki & N. Tate
                    7 - Captain Tsubasa 3: Koutei no Chousen - Pre-Match 1 - SNES - Shake Keijin
                    8 - Dune Spice Opera - Dune Theme - MS-DOS - Stéphane Picq & Philippe Ulrich
                    9 - Spindizzy II - Oily Way - X68000 - Toshiya Yamanaka

                    10 - The Unfinished Swan - The Unfinished Swan - PS3 - Joel Corelitz

                    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

                    Episode 025: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    A brief history lesson on a familiar Japanese word, a criticism of a popular TV show, and your weekly does of hot, hot fire VGM jams.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:


                    The Japanese writing I mentioned: くノ一 (pronounced ku, no and ichi), Kanji for “woman” = 女.

                    The episode of the Gaming Historian I mentioned:




                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Mutant Mudds - World 4-1 - NDS - Troupe Gammage
                    2 - Kirishima Shinryoushitsu no Gogo - KG10 - PC-98 - USK Soundware
                    3 - Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Whirlwind - Genesis / MD - Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama, & Masayuki Nagao
                    4 - KGB - Burokrat - IBM PC - Stéphane Picq
                    5 - Dungeon Master - Scorpions! - SNES - Tsukasa Tawada, Hikoshi Hashimoto
                    6 - Little Samson - Gamm's Theme - NES / FC - Yoshiji Yokoyama & Yukie Marikawa
                    7 - Pinball Dreams - Title - Amiga - Olof Gustafsson

                    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

                    Episode 024: Asterix

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    Deep in the heart of France the blood of a Gaul runs.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:


                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    0 - Asterix (1993) - Infogrames Fanfare - SNES / SFC - Frederic Mentzen
                    1 - Asterix and the Magic Cauldron - Track 4 - C64 - Neil Brennan
                    2 - Asterix (1992) - Rescue the Indian Princess - Arcade - Matsuhiko Izumi, Mariko Egawa, Michiru Yamane, Junya Nakano & A. Hashimoto
                    3 - Asterix (1993) - Rome - Game Boy - Alberto Jose Gonzalez
                    4 - Asterix (1993) - Pirate Ship - SNES / SFC - Frederic Mentzen
                    5 - Asterix (1993) - Credits - NES / FC - Alberto Jose Gonzalez
                    6 - Asterix and the Secret Mission - Surfing - SMS - "Katsuhiro ""Funky K.H"" Hayashi"
                    7 - As Aventuras da TV Colosso - Title - SMS - "Katsuhiro ""Funky K.H"" Hayashi"
                    8 - Asterix (1991) - Credits - SMS - Takayuki Nakamura
                    9 - Asterix: Caesar's Challenge - Magic Carpet Mini Game - CD-i / PC -
                    10 - Asterix and the Secret Mission - Title Screen - SMS - Nathan McCree
                    11 - Asterix and the Great Rescue - Continue - Genesis / Mega Drive - Nathan McCree
                    12 - Asterix: The Gallic War - Aquae Calidae - PSX - Doug Boyes and Dave Boardman under the psuedonym 2dB.

                    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

                    Episode 023: Hugo Girl

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    From space pilots to legendary kings, we rock each and every one of you.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:


                    The link to the article I reference is here.

                     And this is "The" round table:




                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Galaxy Force - Take Back - Arcade - Katsuhiro Hayashi
                    2 - Efera & Jiliora: The Emblem From Darkness - In Game Music 1 - PC-Engine CD - Shōji Honda (music) & Shintarō Ashizawa (arr.)
                    3 - PLIS - In-Game BGM 1 - C64 - Stello Doussis
                    4 - ShockWave - Electric Revenge / Red Sector Theme - Amiga - Matthew Simmonds
                    5 - Knights of the Round - Desperate Fight - SNES - Isao Abe
                    6 - Hugo 2 - Title Screen - Game Boy - Alberto Jose Gonzalez
                    7 - Metropolis Street Racer - It Doesn't Really Matter - Dreamcast - Richard Jacques & TJ Davis (vocals)

                    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

                    Episode 022: Virtual Boy

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    (see below for updates. Apologies if this screws up the feed!)

                    This week we explore the forgotten corners of Nintendo's history. The Virtual Boy may have been a financial flop, but it is musically rich!

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    ***UPDATE***

                    In the original post for this episode, I neglected to include the links to the two websites I discuss on the show. Here they are:


                    And the track list below:


                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Galactic Pinball - Moon Man Fandango - Virtual Boy - Kenji Yamamoto & Masaru Tajima
                    2 - Golf - Menu - Virtual Boy - Ken Kojima
                    3 - Jack Bros. - Temple of Nightmare - Virtual Boy - Hiroyuki Yanada
                    4 - Panic Bomber - Desert of Desolation (World 3) - Virtual Boy - Shinichi Sakamoto & Jun Chikuma
                    5 - Waterworld - In-Game BGM - Virtual Boy - Jonathan Dunn
                    6 - Virtual League Baseball - Menu - Virtual Boy - Mari Komatsu
                    7 - Mario's Tennis - Singles 1 - Virtual Boy - Hitoshi Fukushima, & Morihito Iwamoto

                    8 - Telroboxer - Staff Roll - Virtual Boy - Katsuya Yamano

                    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

                    Episode 021: Neo Retro Games

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    This week we are going back in time all the way to the future. It's a 10-track-stravaganza!

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:

                    Here is the link to the YouTube video I referenced on the show:

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvx4xXhZMrU



                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Shovel Knight - Strike the Earth! (Plains of Passage) - PC - virt
                    2 - La-Mulana - Curse of Iron Pipe / Spring Sky - PC - Houryu Samejima
                    3 - Retro City Rampage - Half Steppin’ - PC - Freaky DNA
                    4 - Retro City Rampage - Battaglia Dietro La Cascata B - PC - Norrin Radd
                    5 - Retro City Rampage - Not Nate - PC - virt
                    6 - Spark the Electric Jester - Smog City Sewers - PC - Michael Staple
                    7 - Alwa’s Awakening - Forsaken Valley - PC - Robert Kreese
                    8 - Alwa’s Awakening - Vicar (Boss) - PC - Prof. Sakamoto
                    9 - Pixel Noir - Bare Knuckle Bruisin’ - PC - Kunal Majmudar
                    10 - Timespinner - "Desolate Lake (“Timespinner early tracks - Desolate Lake”)" - PC - Jeff Ball

                    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

                    Episode 020: Just Guy Things

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!



                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    Frederic Motte's bandcamp link to the soundtrack is: https://elmobo.bandcamp.com/album/fury-of-the-furries-ost-dos-adlib

                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Final Fight 2 - Fret Street Beat-Beat - SNES - Yasuaki Fujita (Bun Bun), Mari Yamaguchi, Yuki Satomura, Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Kadota & Tatsuya Nishimura
                    2 - Summer Carnival '93 - "Nexzr special music - Stage 3" - PC Engine CD-Rom² - Yasushi Wada, Tatsuya Watanabe, Katsuya Yoneda
                    3 - Fury Of The Furries - The Mountain 2 - MS-DOS (AdLib) - "Frederic ""Elmobo"" Motte, fka Moby"
                    4 - Shinra Banshou - The Universe (Opening) - PC-88 - Nobuhito Koise
                    5 - World Class Baseball - Edit Mode - TurboGrafx-16 - Unknown
                    6 - Duel Succession - Someday, Surely - PC-98 - Masaki Sasaki

                    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

                    Episode 019: Vikings!

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    Sorry for the delayed post this week. I was traveling and Alan was not in the studio for the holiday weekend. As I said on twitter, sorry I ruined your morning commute!

                    This week is all* about vikings!

                    *and anything else I can tie to vikings.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    Here is the trailer I mention:



                    And here is one of my own personal pictures - mobile phone quality!



                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Prophecy I: The Viking child - The Village / Level 1 - Amiga - Barry Leitch
                    2 - Erik the Viking - New Dawn (Erik the Viking’s Theme) - NES / FC - Neil Baldwin
                    3 - Lost Vikings - Factory Beat - SNES / SFC - Charles Deenen
                    4 - Lost Vikings 2 - Dark Ages - SNES / SFC - Glenn Stafford
                    5 - Myth: History in the Making / Conan: The Mysteries of Time - Title Theme - C64 - Jeroen Tel
                    6 - Spike in Transylvania - intro number 35 - Amiga - WOTW (“Warrior of the Wind”) / Supplex (Group)
                    7 - Heimdall - Track 4 - Sega CD - Martin Iveson
                    8 - Viking Squad - Cathedral - Playstation 4 - A Shell in the Pit

                    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

                    Episode 018: Begin the Beguine

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    This week we go old school. Actually, we kinda do. Like 1930's old school. Check it out!

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    Also, the Uproxx article on terrible Superman games I referenced during the episode can be found: here


                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - "Coronado - Ship Battle" - NES - Tim Follin
                    1B -  - Begin the Beguine -  - Artie Shaw
                    2 - Magical Tetris Challenge - Minnie Battle - N64 - Masato Kouda
                    3 - Star Cruiser - Sirius System - X68000 - Toshiya Yamanaka
                    4 - Superman - Stage 2 - Genesis / MD - Kenji Yamazaki, Junichi Ueda & Hiroshi Tsukamoto
                    5 - "Xak - The Art of Visual Stage" - Battle Field - MSX2 - Tadahiro Nitta and Ryuji Sasai
                    6 - Desire - Reflector (YM-2608,1995ver) - PC-98 - Ryu Umemoto

                    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

                    Episode 017: Sweet 16B

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    This week, if you don't buy me a second super expensive convertible, I'm going to throw another huge tantrum. Also, I want a second giant party and you have to invite Ashley H. and Ashley P. I'm even more super serious about this. Totes.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:





                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Cyber Police ESWAT - BGM 1 - Arcade - Yasuhiro Kawakami
                    2 - Ryu Kyu - Round 11-20 - Arcade - Nasu Kazumi
                    3 - Excite League - Japan Series - Arcade - Possibly Yasuhiro Kawakami
                    4 - Heavyweight Champ - Level Select - Arcade - Katsuhiro Hayashi
                    5 - Altered Beast - Name Entry - Arcade - Tohru Nakabayashi
                    6 - "Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair" - Flower Garden - Arcade - Shinichi Sakamoto
                    7 - Tough Turf - Stage 8 (Final Battle) - Arcade - Shinichi Seya

                    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

                    Episode 016: Sweet Sixteen

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    This week, if you don't buy me a super expensive convertible, I'm going to throw a huge tantrum. Also, I want a giant party and you have to invite Chris H. and Chris P. I'm super serious about this. Totes.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:




                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Burning Angels - Title - TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine - Hiroshi Nishikwa & Makiko Itou
                    2 - Mizubaku Daibouken - Let's get on! We're friends!! - TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine - Kazuko Umino
                    3 - J J & Jeff - Field 3 - TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine - Takeaki Kunimoto
                    4 - Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu II - Immovable Fossil - PC Engine Super CD-ROM² - Atsushi Shirakaw, Hirofumi Matsuoka, Masaru Najakima, Meiko Ishikawa, Naoki Kaneda, Satoshi Arai & Takahiro Tsunashima
                    5 - Shin Megami Tensei - Shop - PC Engine Super CD-ROM² - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Naoko Mikami & Tsukasa Masuko
                    6 - Timeball - Labyrinth - TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine - Masakatsu Maekawa
                    7 - Magical Chase - Variations on a Ra Melody (taken from “Magical Chase Original Soundtrack” CD) / ラ一族の戦慄に夜変奏曲 Ra ichizoku no senritsu ni yoru hensoukyoko - TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine - Masaharu Iwata and Hitoshi Sakimoto (??)

                    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

                    Episode 015: Come Correct

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    I'm playing catch-up, and making headway. I had the extra time to correct myself this week, and even got some work done on the next episode.

                    Everything is coming up Milhouse!


                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:




                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Metal Max - Battle Theme - FC - Satoshi Kadokura
                    2 - Thunder Dragon 2 - Fly to Live I - Arcade - Manabu Namiki
                    3 - Pinky Ponky - In the Elevator of the Department Store... - X68000 - Ohshima
                    4 - Mega Man 5 - Stone Man - NES/FC - Mari Yamaguchi
                    5 - Mega Man 5 - Wave Man - NES/FC - Mari Yamaguchi
                    6 - Zanac X Zanac - Snowfield Story - Playstation - Masatomo Miyamoto, Katsumi Tanaka (remix)

                    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

                    Episode 014: Ignorance is Bliss


                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    No real preamble this week, let's just get right to it.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:




                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes - Boss Theme - Mega Drive - Mieko Ishikawa & Masaaki Kawai (Falcom Sound Team JDK)
                    2 - Rune Worth: Kokui no Kikoushi - Zanoba Fortress - PC-88 - Kazunori Hasegama & Shigeru Tomita
                    3 - Energy Breaker - Wind that Whips the Wildernes - SNES - Yukio Nakajima
                    4 - Lam-Mal / Ranmaru - Track 7 (R_7) - X68000 - BAKI and/or Ryu Takami, Arranged by Akiragumi (Akira Sato, BAKI, Ryu Takami)
                    5 - Wild Guns - Last Roundup / Final Fight (Part One) - SNES - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki & Haruo Ohashi
                    6 - Megablast - Round 1 - Arcade - Yasuhisa Watanabe

                    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

                    Episode 013: Go Down Gambling

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    First, a correction. Between the time I recorded the episode and posted the finished mp3 file, I discovered that I had misstated the composer information for Casino Kid II. Originally, I read that the soundtrack was composed by Toshio Murai, but the actual end game credits list the composers only as “EIM Ltd.”

                    "EIM" stands for "Entertainment Imagination and Magnificence," and after some further research, it seems that the likely composers are actually Kenji Eno and Michiya Hirasawa. I'm still not certain, but I feel more comfortable listing them instead of Murai.

                    The show can be downloaded here, or streamed here:



                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Casino Kid II - Track 7 - NES/FC - Kenji Eno, Michiya Hirasawa (?)
                    2 - Casino Kid II - Track 8 - NES/FC - Kenji Eno, Michiya Hirasawa (?)
                    3 - Vegas Stakes (GB) - Track 6 (The 2020) - Game Boy - Manami Matsumae
                    4 - Vegas Stakes (SNES) - The 2020 - SNES/SFC - Kimitaka Matsumae
                    5 - Vegas Stakes (SNES) - Golden Paradise - SNES/SFC - Kimitaka Matsumae
                    6 - Poker Face Paul - Monte Carlo - Game Gear - Mark Cooksey
                    7 - Caesars Palace - Title - Genesis/MD - Tommy Tallrico & Steve Henefin
                    8 - Parlor! Mini: Pachinko Jikki Simulation Game - Story 1 - SNES - Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura

                    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

                    Episode 012: Triple Threat Match

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    We are crammin' in the music this week. Might as well start now!

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    As for the links mentioned during the show:

                    The OSW Review website: http://oswreview.com/

                    The Jackie Chan mini-doc:




                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - "Kirby 64 - The Crystal Shards" - Shiver Star - N64 - Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando
                    2 - "Kirby 64 - The Crystal Shards" - Music 002 - N64 - Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando
                    3 - Muscle Bomber (The Body Explosion) / Saturday Night Slam Masters - Sydney - Arcade - Masaki Izutani, Toshio Kajino
                    4 - Tenryu Genichiro no Pro Wrestling Revolution / HammerLock Wrestling - "Theme of ""Ace Wakata”" - SNES/SFC - Unknown
                    5 - Natsume Championship Wrestling - Players Select - SNES/SFC - Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita, Hiroyuki Iwatsuki
                    6 - City Hunter - Escape from Hell - PC-Engine - Unknown
                    7 - Dragon Warrior III - Heavenly Flight / Ramia’s Flight - NES/FC - Koichi Sugiyama
                    8 - Final Fantasy VII - Crazy Motorcycle Chase - Playstation - Nobuo Uematsu

                    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

                    Episode 011: Lineal Equations

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    Apologies for the shorter-than-average show this week, to find out why, check out the show.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:




                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Street Jam - BGM 5 - Arcade - Yasuyuki Suzuki
                    2 - Street Jam - BGM 1 - Arcade - Yasuyuki Suzuki
                    3 - Takeda Shingen - BGM 7 - TurboGrafx-16 - Unknown
                    4 - Xenon - Title Theme - PC-98 - Ryu Umemoto
                    5 - Solar Invasion - Title Theme - ZX Spectrum - Tim Follin
                    6 - Phelios - Staff Roll - Genesis - Yoshinori Kawamoto

                    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

                    Episode 010: Puppy Dog Tails

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    This week I give myself a report card. A little self-evaluation never hurt anyone.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:




                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Magical Drop III - KI-MA-GU-RE (The Moon) - Neo Geo - Per official soundtrack release: MARO (Hiroaki Yoshida), Koremasa (Masaaki Iwasaki), Misutake (Tatsuya Kiuchi), SIN
                    2 - Life Force / Salamander - Starfield - NES/FC - Atsushi Fujio (NES) Hidenori Maezawa Miki Higashino (AC) Satoe Terashima Shinya Sakamoto
                    3 - Jinmon Yuugi - JIN_01V - PC-98 - MUSE (composing unit)
                    4 - McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Magical Moon (Part 2) - Genesis/MD - Aki Hata and/or Katsuhiko Suzuki
                    5 - Panorama Cotton - Tea Time - Genesis/MD - Kenichi Hirata
                    6 - Turrican II: The Final Fight - Intro - Amiga - Chris Hülsbeck

                    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

                    Episode 009: Block the Wind, I’m Gonna Roast This Bone

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    Here is the famous Dendy elephant:



                    Here is the link to the YouTube video I referenced on the show:

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvx4xXhZMrU




                    And the track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Tower of Heaven (天国の塔) - Indignant Divinity - Flash - Flashygoodness
                    2 - Klik & Play - COND3 - PC - Mel Croucher
                    3 - The Sword of Lxsor - Wayward Energy - Sharp X68000 - Karuchan
                    4 - Earthworm Jim 2 (Super Game) - Anything but Tangerines - Dendy - Victor Chen, Ren Youngming
                    5 - Solvalou - Reminiscences (Character's Data section) - LaserDisc - Hiroyuki Kawada

                    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

                    Episode 008: Living in the Fridge

                    Welcome to The Diad Presents!

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    Here are the novel covers I mentioned on the show:







                    And here is the eBay listing for the fridge full of games:
                    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Refrigerator-full-of-Super-Nintendo-Jurassic-Park-games-/191586916547?nma=true&si=oge7ekCBR%252FrwiuYCMW5xxkDlRiY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


                    Track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - The Hybrid Front - Scarab of Glory No. 1 - Genesis / Mega Drive - Naofumi Hataya, Junko Shiratsu, Sachio Ogawa
                    2 - Jurassic Park - Triceratops Trot - SNES - Jonathan Dunn
                    3 - Genocide 2: Master of the Dark Communion - Forestal Foreteller - FM Towns - Hideyuki Shimono and/or Naoyuki Kimura
                    4 - Miami Chase - "Menu Theme (Dolby Headphone Version - Kuokka77)" - Amiga - Jimmy Fredriksson and Allister Brimble
                    5 - Youkai Douchuuki - Onigashima - TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine - Hiroyuki Kawada (Arcade) / Unknown (TG16)

                    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

                    Episode 007: Word is Bond

                    Welcome back to The Diad Presents!

                    This week, prepare to banter with Ms. Moneypenny.

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    Track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - GoldenEye 007 - Main Theme - N64 - Graeme Norgate Grant Kirkhope Robin Beanland
                     - GoldenEye 007 - Q Watch v2.01 Beta - N64 - Graeme Norgate Grant Kirkhope Robin Beanland
                    2 - Operation Stealth - BGM 10 - Amiga - Jean Baudlot
                    3 - The Spy Who Loved Me - Main Theme - Amiga - Matt Furniss
                    4 - James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod - Main Theme / Codename: RoboCod - SNES - Richard Joseph
                    5 - Live and Let Die - Main Theme - Atari ST - Mark Cooksey
                    6 - James Bond: The Duel - Caveman Rock - Genesis/Mega Drive - Matt Furniss

                    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

                    Episode 006: Identity Crisis

                    Welcome back to The Diad Presents!

                    This week, will the real Mogensen please stand up?

                    The show can be downloaded here,

                    or streamed here:



                    Track list below:

                    # - Game - Track - System - Composer
                    1 - Dark Lord (ダークロード) - Village of Evil God - NES/FC - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yuji Suzuki, Yusuke Takahama and Seiji Momo
                    2 - Super Aleste - Rock Downfall - SNES/SFC - "Keiji Takeuchi, Akiyoshi ""Einosuke"" Nagao and Katsumi Tanaka"
                    3 - Puzzled - Music Theme IV - Game Boy Color - Thomas Mogensen
                    4 - Pilot Wings 64 - Results - N64 - Dan Hess
                    5 - Snatcher - Pleasure of Tension - Sega CD - Konami Kukeiha Club