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Podcast title Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
Website URL https://rhythmandpixels.com
Description Join Rob and Pernell as they listen to great video game music!
Updated Sat, 10 Aug 2019 14:06:36 +0000
Category Games & Hobbies
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Episodes

1. Episode 19-5 Blood
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Description: Our musical theme this week may sound morbid, but we swear we're coming from a good place! The theme is all things blood related! Characters who drink blood, fighting games that draw blood, and hospitals that need blood. That means everything from smooth, sexy jams, to heavy hitting 16-bit classics, to old-school hip-hop!

2. Episode 19-4 Stories for Elevator Music
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Description: This week on the show we play music chosen by our listeners and Patreon members! We enjoy the tunes and read their testimonials. Also, this week's show was recorded over live-stream for our Patreon members, a monthly show just for subscribers :)  We chat with the audience between breaks, and get REAL silly listening to tunes and telling stories! Also on the show, we play "Is this a real Streets of Rage enemy" and Pernell has to guess the fake ones from the real ones! How well can you do?

3. Episode 19-3 Speed Running LIVE at The Philly Podcast Festival!
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Description: This week's show is all about playing fast, being fast, and finishing games fast! It was also recorded live at the Indy Hall in Philadelphia as part of the Philly Podcast festival! Sooooo, there may be a few visual jokes that won't translate well, but it's all part of the live experience! We hope you enjoy the show, because it was a blast to do!

4. Episode 19-2 Don’t Panic!
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Description: This week's show is all about that fast part of the game. You know, THAT part. Where your heart speeds up and suddenly everything you learned flies right out your brain. There are moments in games that make you PANIC, and sometimes it's not the game. Sometimes it's your opponent. (Pernell) And your opponent (Pernell) is somehow better (WAY better) at these puzzle games for some reason! Let's listen!

5. Episode 19-1 Detective Story
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Description: As I walked into the arcade, my senses were assaulted by the stench of quarters and competition. Yeah, that feels right! Smokey offices, late nights, and trench coats. We're on the case! This week's show we listen to, and investigate, detective game music! 

6. Bonus Beats 4: Sega Time Travel Adventure
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Description: Grab your glow-sticks and jump in the rave, we're going on a Sega remix adventure! This special Bonus Beats episode features only classic remixes and arrangements officially released by Sega through compilation albums or as bonus songs on original sound tracks. Club beats and remixes starting from 1989, that's 30 years of Sega music to groove on!

7. Episode 18-10 The One Where We Become The Heroes We Deserve
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Description: Greetings and welcome to another live-streamed episode of great video game music and stupid cold-opens! We left the microphones running a little bit longer, and well there you go. Unfiltered Rob and Pernell, from our studio and into your podcast listening device.  This episode was live streamed in front of a live Patreon subscriber audience! If you would like access to these streams, where you can chat with us during the show, and make fun of my shirt (stop making fun of my shirt), head over to our Patreon page!

8. Episode 18-9 Double Vision with The Legacy Music Hour
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Description: Don’t adjust your podcast! This week on the show we’re joined by VGM experts and podcast veterans Brent and Rob from The Legacy Music Hour! Pernell has double-vision when he sees two Robs! This East-coast-West-coast joint is bound to bring out the competitive nature in your hosts. But instead we find connections, Rob connections, Bob connections, and WILD connections!

9. Episode 18-8 The Dinner Party
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Description: We've been cooking all day, and we can't wait for our guests to arrive. This will be a dinner party to remember! And you will! Because this is dinner party HARD MODE. Pick the right appetizer, eat the correct soup. Or there will be horrible (hilarious) consequences! I mean... this week's show is all about music you can play in the background of your next dinner party! Also this week is the return of "Rob's Trivia Time!" Can you guess the game from the Nintendo Power tagline? Let us know how you did!

10. Episode 18-7 Ringtones
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Description: When we got our first cell phones, the first thing we did was try and get video game music on there! So when your friend calls you up, you hear some nice melodies from Koji Kondo. This episode all about the music we've chosen to be our ringtones over the years. We also hold many victory celebrations for unfortunate life events, and Rob talks way to much about DDR at the beginning. Do you have a favorite video game song or jingle you've used for your phone's ringtone? Let us know!

11. Episode 18-6 Happy VGM Solstice!
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Description: The sun is shining, the days are longer, and video game music is blooming all around us! We listen to golf games, talk Simpsons, and have an all-around good time! This week's show was recorded live for our Patreon members! If you would like to help support the show too, head over to Patreon page :) https://patreon.com/rhythmandpixels

12. Bonus Beats: Cytus Alpha, an Interview with PM Studios
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Description: This week we sit down and talk with the heads of PM Studios, publisher of great music games like Cytus Alpha, Deemo, the DJMAX series, and other great titles like Mercenaries Saga Chronicles and the upcoming Horizon Chase Turbo! We talk about their love of games and music, how they got started in the industry, and who has the most platinum trophies on the PlayStation Network!  Throughout the episode we'll be listening to some of our favorites from their music game series Cytus (now available on the Nintendo Switch) and DJMAX. Enjoy!

13. Episode 18-5 Capcom Chaos
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Description: This episode we think about games produced by Capcom, but maybe influenced by other games. Or ports onto other systems with special arranged soundtracks. It's a chaotic Capcom episode! Pernell plays some heavy guitar riffs, and Rob plays some of the smoothest jazz arrangements he can find. There's something for everyone!

14. Episode 18-4 Games Rob Should Play
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Description: Rob likes video games, but he just doesn't play enough! So as a joke in a previous episode, Pernell thought an entire topic can be made of game suggestions for Rob. I swear this is as meta as we'll ever get on the show :) All the music in today's show is designed to get Rob interested in the game, and all the tracks Rob picked are from games that have been on his mind to play soon. I hope we inspire you to try some new games too!

15. Episode 18-3 Our Favorite Platformers
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Description: This episode we listen to music from our all time favorite platform games! We are out there, collecting coins and rings, just trying to make it in this podcast world. Pernell mastered the double-jump just to reach the 1-Up, while Rob focused all his energy on the super-sonic-spin-dash, just to run head first into spikes! Also, on a very special episode of Everybody Loves Rayman, we learn that Super Meat Boy is racing to save the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise from a terrible movie.

16. Episode 18-2 Your Favorite Games Live!
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Description: This week we focus on the games you love, with all tracks chosen by our Patreon members! We include testimonials for each song, and a dramatic reading from the game's original manual! Mostly! Huge thank you to: Stephen Miller, Ok Impala!, Wicked Sephiroth, Chris Murray, Autistic Gamer 89, Chris Steenerson, Cameron Werme, Stephen Miller, and That Nick Walker!

17. Episode 18-1 Our Favorite Shmups
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Description: Target approaching! Fantastic music and great friends! This week on the show we look at our favorite SHMUP games! This is a chance to listen to our favorite shooter games without all the explosions and gun fire! Rob plays music that covers his introduction into bullet hell games, and Pernell finds some classic chiptune jams!

18. Episode 17-10 Our Favorite Fighting Games
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Description: What sport couldn't be improved by a Spinning Pile Driver? Or maybe just a handful of Dragon Punches? Baseball would certainly be more interesting. This week on the podcast we listen to music from our favorite fighting games! We cover everything from 2D to 3D, from the 90s all the way to today's baddest-brawlers. As a special treat, Rob gets extra nerdy about hip-hop samples! There's a fair amount of rapping in this episode, and this time not from Pernell! Enjoy the show!

19. Episode 17-9 Our Favorite RPGs
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Description: Pernell loves RPG games and starts more than he could ever finish, and Rob likes them okay. And that's okay! All this month we're being a little selfish and only looking at our favorite games within specific genres. Pernell's music gets heavy and stressful at times, while Rob's music picks are jazzy and are designed to keep you cool under pressure. Enjoy the selections!

20. Episode 17-8 The Return of Dragon Patreon Ninja
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Description: Two podcast hosts facing impossible odds, battle the group of ninjas known as The Patreon Dragon. Their only defense? Great music, singing, dancing, and video games!  Our show this week was recorded live for our Patreon members, and features music chosen by our listeners! Special thank you to: Cameron Werme, Chris Steenerson, Mixxmaster, Wicked Sephiroth, Souless Sanctuary, That Nick Walker, Ok Impala!, and Electricboogaloo.

21. Episode 17-7 Noriyuki Iwadare
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Description: Our podcast this week features only music composed by the prolific artist Noriyuki Iwadare! We find some great tracks in this episode, exploring not only his most famous games like Grandia and Langrisser, but also some interesting Japan-only titles on the PlayStation! Things go a little off the rails once we get into 90's-TV-sitcom-mode and Pernell finds his groove. Enjoy the music!

22. Episode 17-6 Villains with Cameron from The Mad Gear!
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Description: Villains are just plain terrible. Sometimes they're trying to end the world, sometimes they're turning woodland creatures into evil robots. But mostly all they want is to bring back swing music in the 90s, big brass bands and all. We have Cameron from The Mad Gear and joining us to sing along with these villainous hits, and think back fondly of all the bad guys who tried to destroy us.

23. Episode 17-5 Magical Adventures with Lame Genie!
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Description: Rob and Pernell travel across strange lands in search of musical adventure! Together they find magical cars, flying robots, and the fastest hedgehog alive. (which is 5 mph, btw). Joining this week for a brief interview/hang-sesh are the rockstar boys from video game music mega group Lame Genie!

24. Episode 17-4 Patreon Tea and Biscuits
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Description: This week's podcast features music so emotional, it drives Pernell into tears and Rob into song. We get serious about our pun-work, and get deep into the funk of the NBA! All tracks featured in the show this week were submissions by members of our Patreon! So we'd like to thank: Chris Schrenstrom, Chris Steenerson, Ok Impala!, Electricboogaloo, Wicked Sephiroth, and Morten Gangso, and That Nick Walker!. Thank you all so much!

25. Episode 17-3 Kingdom Hearts with Key Jay
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Description: Grab your zippers, chains, and Mickey Mouse hats! We are here to celebrate the release of Kingdom Hearts 3 with a super-special episode of Kingdom Hearts music! Superstar musician and Kingdom Hearts expert Key Jay is here to help us make sense of the story and timeline. If you listen closely, you can hear the point where are brains break!

26. Episode 17-2 Disney Games with XVGM Radio
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Description: Disney and video games go together like peanut butter and chocolate. And you've got to love the old-school Capcom disney games, but what about games outside of Capcom? What about games that aren't about specific characters or shows, but just "Princesses" who knows! Rob and Pernell are joined by Mike and Justin from XVGM Radio to take a deep dive into the world of Disney, music, and absolute silliness!

27. Episode 17-1 The Music of Ys with Chris Baines
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Description: It's Monday, and that means only one thing. FALCOM SOUND TEAM + VOLUME FULL BLAST! Be prepared for guitars, rock drums, violins, and the baddest synths of the 90s you've ever heard! The long running Ys series has some of the coolest music ever put to video games, and we're here to share the love, enjoy!

28. Episode 16-10 Cartoons LIVE at Everything Is Awesome!
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Description: This week on the podcast we listen to music from games based on cartoons! Mainly 90s cartoons, about saving the environment, and selling toys. Lots of toys! Rob quizzes Pernell on his video game knowledge, and Pernell goes off on the insane episodes of the Super Mario Bros. super show cartoon!

29. Episode 16-9 King of Patreon Fighters
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Description: Pick your fighters, pick your team! Pick your games, pick your music! This week's episode was streamed live for our Patreon members, featuring music selected our Patreon members! Expect high-energy music, with high-energy hosts! Enjoy!

30. Episode 16-8 Comic Books
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Description: Rob and Pernell are here! We're gonna take you for riiiiide! We look at comic book inspired video games, mainly from Marvel comics, and talk about 90s rappers, arcades, and just about anything but comic books! With great VGM power, comes great VGM responsibility. There are some serious jams throughout the episode, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!

31. Episode 16-7 MagicalTimeBean Magic Time
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Description: Ian Stocker, aka MagicalTimeBean, is a musician/sound designer/developer who was specialized in handheld consoles and is now a solo developer/composer. After completing his first solo project Soulcaster, he created the indie puzzler hits Escape Goat and Escape Goat 2! Check out his YouTube for new music, and his website for information on his games.

32. Episode 16-6 Chill with KVGM Presents The Last Wave
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Description: Can you hear it? The sound of waves are getting nearer, like driving to the beach on a sunny weekend morning. You can just smell the ocean in the air. We're joined by Hammock, host of the smoooth VGM podcast (extra "o" for extra smoothness) KVGM Presents The Last Wave! We talk about smooth jazz, golfing video games, and the life-threatening dangers inherent in archaeology. Enjoy everybody!

33. Episode 16-5 The End of the World
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Description: It's New Year's Eve and we party the only way we know how, great video game music and best friends! Instead of talking about resolutions for the new year, we select our tracks based on the end of the world! Mostly, Rob misunderstood and there's some extra goodies in there. But they're great, trust us! Goodbye Earth! 

34. Episode 16-4 The Big Chill Holiday Show
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Description: Enjoy this wintry mix of music and laughs from the brothers-Rhythm and Pixels! For us, the holidays are all about spending times with your friends and family. So what better way to celebrate than to answer some listener questions! What games are we looking forward to 2019? What IS up with Xmas Nights? Why does Pernell keep singing Dragula by Rob Zombie? (I'm still trying to figure that one out) 

35. Episode 16-3 Underworld Driver
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Description: The theme this week is music and games focused around a single word! Well, since there are 2 hosts it's really 2 words. But then they talk for way too long during the intro of the show and that's many more words! Also, stay tuned in through the episode for a fun word-puzzle game that drives Pernell insane!

36. Episode 16-2 Supernatural with Ed from The VGMbassy
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Description: We care about the important things on this show. Hanging out with friends, listening to music, the family business. So, just so you know, this whole episode revolves around the long-running television drama "Supernatural". We pick music based on its monsters, and nerd-out over our favorite episodes and characters. Yeah, we did that. Joining us on this hell-ride is none other than Ed Wilson from The VGMbassy podcast! Ed has become a great friend of ours, and as it all turns out a huge Supernatural fan! When you're done listening to our show, go check out his great guest-focused VGM podcast!

37. Episode 16-1 Podcastiversary 3!
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Description: We've done it! Three years of podcasts, video game music, and friendship! Let's reflect back on our favorite tracks and episodes of the last year, you may be surprised at what we pick! There's celebratory beverages, behind-the-scenes podcast stories, and fun trivia quizzes which Pernell is way too good at.

38. Episode 15-10 The Lovely Wildcard Justice Attack
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Description: Get in your jumpsuit and climb in your 50 foot tall robot, it's time to save the world! Invaders from another planet are threatening our music, and we must stop them with our only defense! Great video game music with no topic restrictions! 

39. Episode 15-9 Medical Music
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Description: Music is the best medicine, and your favorite podcast-friends are licensed rhythm doctors! We're talking about surgery simulation games, healing items, and romantic visual novels about doctors. Enjoy the music!

40. Episode 15-8 The Geek Trifecta
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Description: This week on the show we listen to music from games based on what we call The Geek Trifecta: Anime, American Comic Books, and Cosplay! We talk about anime conventions of long ago, and anime of long ago. We also have lots to catch up on at the top of the show, so I hope you don't mind a little preamble :)  Enjoy!

41. Episode 15-7 The Arcade Racing Mixtape
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Description: Nothing but catchy pop-tunes and fast soul music in this week's show! It's a solid mixtape to put in your car, and take to the highway at reasonable speeds!  Inspired by famous Japanese drift-racers, Rob and Pernell have left their jobs as podcast hosts to pursue their dreams of becoming the ultimate eurobeat pop-stars! Look out for their latest single: Speed Love of Night Love to Drive Get Your Engine Sexy ~ Speed Mix!

42. Episode 15-6 It Came From Inside The Podcast
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Description: During a time of the year when everyone is putting on masks, turning out the lights, and scaring each other silly, we are here for you! This week we listen to Halloween-themed music suggested from our Patreon members! Our music picks this week come from: Bobby Aarsen, Electricboogaloo, WickedSephiroth, Souless009, David Smith, Daniel Laughton, Henrik Anderson, and OK Imapala!

43. Episode 15-5 Get Nostalgic with Knight of The Round
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Description: This week we listen to games that we all have special memories of. These games may not be our favorites now, but they will always have a special place in our hearts. We talk about when we started appreciating game music, bullet-hell therapy, and why is it that musicians of the HEAVIEST of metal groups are also the chillest! Speaking of which, joining us this week is Final Fantasy metal group Knight of the Round!

44. Episode 15-4 Dragons with Gunblade X
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Description: Dragons have invaded the podcast, and we are the only ones to stop them! Or rather, we are here to tame them! We will ride them, RIDE THEM TO VICTORY! Joining us on this adventure is the video game rock band Gunblade X. Grab your sword, your shield, and be prepared to ROCK.

45. Episode 15-3 Dreams
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Description: Sit down on our couch, close your eyes, and tell us about your dreams. We listen to music from games based on dreams, games about dreams, and music designed to put you in a dream-like state. Also, Pernell is coming after Best Buy, lots of broccoli talk, and music that ranges from chill to insane. 

46. Episode 15-2 Brass Instruments with Mitchel Wong
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Description: We listen to video game music with brass instruments, front and center. This means trombones, saxophones, and trumpets! Expect music from across the game console spectrum, from the SNES to the Sega Saturn, we've got it!

47. Episode 15-1 Patreon Pineapples
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Description: It's time for another live-streamed episode! All music this week has been picked by our lovely Patreon subscribers, thank you! Pizza is a big topic around the R&P office cooler, but our conversation goes all over the place.

48. Episode 14-10 Go To Jail
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Description: Framed for a crime we're 99% sure they didn't commit, Rob and Pernell listen to music on the run. Looking for their arch-nemesis, the criminal that set the police on their trail. And their enemies in their path.

49. Episode 14-9 Football vs Football with Forever Sound Version
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Description: Football! Football! Football! Why do a focus on just one game of football when we can get all the footballs into one episode! We look at games of soccer, American football, and futbol! Helping us out this week is Michael Bridgewater from the excellent video game podcast Forever Sound Version. We are big fans of his show and excited to have him with us again on this sports-themed monster of an episode. Enjoy!

50. Episode 14-8 Patreon Music for Life
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Description: This week's soundtrack is provided by supporters of Patreon! We talk about our favorite Batmen, and take a look at Pernell's professional RPG speed-running career. Throughout the episode, Pernell attempts to complete Ninja Gaiden 2, and Rob distracts him through the power of modern dance.

51. Episode 14-7 Memes
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Description: Likes podcasts. Puts video game music in every episode. In this week's podcast we pick a song that matches a video game meme, so get ready for LOTS of memes! This topic was brought to us from Good Guy Messenger!

52. Episode 14-6 Suspense with Erik Desiderio
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Description: Dark clouds are looming over this podcast, something's happening. Something great and terrible! On this week's episode we listen to moody and suspenseful music, perfect to ramp-up the tension on an otherwise fun and friendly podcast. But of course we can't hold it in, and this episode features more singing and silliness than ever! To help us out this week we're joined by game composer Erik Desiderio (Anshar Online, Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer, Adventure Time VR) Erik is an award-winnner composer for film, TV, and of course, video games! 

53. Episode 14-5 Creative Games with Chris Baines
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Description: Yo Dawg, did you ever play a game and want to make another game inside of that game? We're talking all things creativity and listening to the music that accompanies your game building fun!

54. Episode 14-4 Fish Dance Party
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Description: Rob goes head-first into the fishing game deep end and finds that there is so much more to listen to! Enjoy this short mix-tape of excellent fishing music to cast your week and catch a great day! Oh, and enjoy the stylings of MC Sega Bass Fishing!

55. Episode 14-3 Fishing Music
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Description: Let's listen to music for fish! We're talking about classic fishing video games, and even some mini-games about fishing within other games. SO MANY FISH. No matter what angle we come at it, we find super-chill, jazzy, and always positive music. Special shout-out to listener Wicked Sephiroth for the track suggestions which spawned this whopper of an episode! (pun intended)

56. Episode 14-2 Patreon Pizza Party
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Description: Pizza time! This week we exclusively play music suggested exclusively from members of our Patreon! Exclusive! Rob and Pernell haven't recorded in a little while since they've been travelling so much, so there's lots of silly banter and a (too much) singing! 

57. Episode 14-1 Vacation Tunes
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Description: Whether you love to go camping, or chill-out at the beach, vacation is a time to relax and take your mind off responsibilities for a short time. Rob and Pernell pick tunes perfect for your road-trip, or for sitting in the perfect chair reading a good book!

58. Episode 13-10 Wild Wild West
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Description: Yeeeee-haw! Rob and Pernell ride again! This week it's all about games and music focused on the American Old-West! Don't let the topic full you though, we've pulled some seriously smooth tunes on this one. Enjoy!

59. Episode 13-9 Space is the Place
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Description: That's right. Rob and Pernell are back. And this time it's personal....lly one of the greatest podcast episodes ever recorded... about space inspired video game music! Still with us? Good! Pernell is back from E3 with some fun stories, and Rob has been playing more video games! Like, two of them! Astounding! Enjoy the riiiiiiide!

60. Episode 13-8 Romancing Ed from The VGMbassy
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Description: Turn the lights down low, and put your phone on Do Not Disturb. It's time for slow jams. Romantic grooves. Smooth, and sexy music from video games is the topic for the week! We talk about how to describe the feeling of music, the problem with fan service in video games, and of course, free love-advice from the love gurus: Rhythm and Pixels. Joining this week is Ed from the upcoming VGM podcast, The VGMbassy! Ed is a good friend of ours, and he brings a wealth of video game musical knowledge to the show that is second to none!

61. Episode 13-7: The Search for the Haunted Jukebox with The VGM Jukebox!
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Description: Josh and Keyglyph from The VGM Jukebox podcast have lost their Haunted Jukebox! The only way to find The Haunted Jukebox? With jazz-club inspired video game music! They travel from their Overworld and into Rob and Pernell's listening room! It's a mystery of Scooby-Doo levels, and a cross-over more awesome than when The Flintstones met The Jetsons!  Enjoy this extra long cross-over episode, complete with mystery, personal stories, and EXCELLENT MUSIC.

62. Episode 13-6: Rain
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Description: It's raining outside! That means we need to stay inside all day and play video games! Darn! Rob and Pernell share their favorite rainy-day themed music! Rain used in games as back-drops to set the mood and create a unique atmosphere, so the music is composed accordingly. Pernell shares his thoughts on his panels at Anime Central, and they both discuss the effects of time travel.

63. Episode 13-5 Patreon Salad
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Description: We're on a diet this week, eating nothing but salads! We have no topic this week, just excellent listener-suggested music! We give a preference to our Patreon subscribers, as this recording was streamed live for all of our supporters! We talk about our favorite racing games, Rob mispronounces MANY names, and there's a ton of singing. So much singing! Enjoy the show!

64. Episode 13-4 Infiltration
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Description: This week's topic is all bout sneaking around, breaking and entering, and ... E-Sports??? We talk about summer time at the beach, bank heists, bunny-people, and the greatest professional Korean gamer of all time.

65. Episode 13-3 Hip Hop with 2 Mello
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Description: Jump around, jump around, jump around-yeah! This week we listen to classic hip-hop, and classic hip-hop inspired, video game music! It gets funky, it gets heavy, and then it gets cheesey... oh boy it gets cheesey in places :) We are joined by the talented producer and video game composer, 2 Mello! (2064 Read Only Memories, Celeste) He wanted to jump on our show and talk about the cross-over of video games into hip-hop, and sometimes vice-versa. We talk about the use of samples, old hardware, and our favorite Jet Set Radio characters.

66. Episode 13-2 Pinball Games
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Description: Let's talk pinball, man. PIN BALL MAAAAAAANNNN!! Rob and Pernell listen to great music from video games based on pinball games, or using pinball game mechanics! And hoo-boy there are a lot of them! Pinball is a unique game that combines dexterity and physics with electronics. Moving this game into the digital world means you can add moving characters, RPG elements, and even blue sparks!

67. Episode 13-1 Boys with Bats
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Description: Today on the show Rob and Pernell start their own Major League Podcast team, the Wilmington Chiptuners! Not really though, this week's episode is all about video game characters who carry bats! Or big sticks! Or you know, something like that... we've got all sorts of ideas. We talk about the nostalgia we have for places we used to live, the romance of Tommy Lasord, and how to navigate the spirit world of Weehawken New Jersey.  This week's topic was submitted by listener Wicked Sephiroth! High five!

68. Episode 12-12 12×12
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Description: Join us into the first episode 12 ever recorded, exclusively for world 12. We hit the multiplication tables and talk edutainment video games in this podcast! Do you know what makes educational games more interesting? HEAVY BEATS AND HEAVY SYNTHS. The kids will love it!

69. EpisoDE 12-0xB Glitches
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Description: PODCAST Error 404 Not Found the podcast server cannot find the hosts or vgm you asked for please check therebootingto ensure that the pathrebooting rebooting rebooting L O A D I N G P O D C A S T

70. Episode 12-10 NES Jams!
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Description: t's time to get serious about the square-wave. So let's have the talk... COME ON AND SLAM AND WELCOME TO THE JAM! COME ON AND SLAM IF YOU WANT TO JAM! NES! NES!  Rob and Pernell listen to their favorites from the Nintendo Entertainment System! Things get a little silly, and we ask for silly suggestions from Facebook live on the show, get weird with us!

71. Episode 12-9 Mega Man with The Megas’ Josh Breeding
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Description: Arm your Mega Buster and GET EQUIPPED with excellent game music from the Mega Man series! We hit games ranging from NES all the way through to the PlayStation in search of the best and baddest Mega Man tracks there are! Joining us on this quest is Josh Breeding of the Mega Man inspired rock band The Megas! The Megas cover Mega Man (and more!) music with their own arrangements and inspired lyrics. Going beyond VGM karaoke and giving life and emotion to the Blue Bomber and his robot brothers! 

72. Episode 12-8 Horror Games with Viking Guitar Live
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Description: Viking Guitar are here to answer the big questions. How do you introduce yourself to your favorite band? What arcade games interest bassists more than lead guitarists? How do you win on The Price is Right? Members of the collective Viking Guitar Live are here to talk horror games, horror movies, and great video game music!

73. Episode 12-7 The Wildcard Nebula
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Description: Once again Rob and Pernell fly the starship VGM into the Wildcard Nebula, looking for the hottest video game tracks, and it's tight. Expect slamming heavy metal tunes, killer NES jams, and good friends. Rob talks about his days playing Marvel vs. Capcom 2 back in his arcade days, and Pernell wants to see more exercise-related video games in gyms. The conversation continues, and continues further than usual due to problems with the space-time-continuum in this: The Wildcard Nebula.

74. 12-6 R&P Recommends
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Description: We leave the comfy confines of episode topics and dive head-first into the dangerous waters of video game recommendations! Rob suggests that games that weren't as bad as you might remember, and Pernell talks about forgotten favorites. It's an eclectic episode with a surprising amount of Nintendo DS music!

75. Episode 12-5 Monster Party!
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Description: This episode is all about monsters in video games! Rob thinks it's about games where you play as monsters, and Pernell thinks it's about games where the focus is destroying monsters. Will this misunderstanding finally end their friendship!? Spoiler! Nothing can ruin their friendship. They talk about how to describe music and attempt to find more uses for the word ignorant. 

76. 12-4 Random Battles with Random Battles
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Description: Let me tell you, that walk to the village isn't as safe as you think. Let me tell you, that walk to the village isn't as short as you think. The road is dangerous with RANDOM BATTLES! This week it's all about that random battle music!

77. Episode 12-3 Zelda with Master Sword
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Description: High adventure and HEAVY METAL! We listen to great Zelda game music from all across the generations. Joining us this week is the Zelda-inspired heavy metal group Master Sword! We talk hook-shots, operatic metal, and winding stair-cases. It's dangerous to go alone, listen to this podcast!

78. Episode 12-2 Retro Tributes
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Description: We are seeing so many great new games recently with a retro-aesthetic, and we love it! Whether it's pixelized 16-bit style artwork, or classic gameplay mechanics, it's something that we're drawn to immediately. The music is no different, borrowing from the sounds of past hardware and putting an original spin on it.

79. Episode 12-1 Shmups with Chris Baines Music
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Description: When I think of shmups, I think of grazing bullets, exploding pop-corn, 1CC's, and the STG bible: The Full Extend of the Jam. But let's get into the music! We're joined by VGM rock-MASTER Chris Baines to share our favorite 2D shooter music! He shares his love of all things Gradius, and we get into how there's so many awesome jazz-licks in these games. Wait are you waiting for? ENEMY APPROACHING!

80. Episode 11-10 Shonen Games
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Description: Let's listen to music that can get you powered up! Music that makes you feel like you can save the world even though your just a high school kid with magical powers! We explore the world of Shonen Jump video games and video game cross-overs!

81. Episode 11-9 Rock Music 2
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Description: For those who are about to Rockman, we salute you! This is the podcast's second dive into video game rock music, and this time it's personal. Pernell gives blood just before recording, so you're in for an extra special treat. Rob sings his favorite fighting game moves, and Pernell reminisces about childhood games played in his neighborhood. (it's amazing we survived our childhood)

82. Bonus Beats Vol. 2
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Description: It's the most MagFest'iest time of the year! That means Pernell is travelling and partying with hundreds of music and game enthusiasts, and Rob is all alone! ALL ALONE! So enjoy this super DJ mix of synthwave style remixes and original game tunes!

83. Episode 11-8 FM Synth Madness with Ed
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Description: Grab your keyboards let's celebrate all the great things Yamaha did for classic game consoles and computer systems! We focus strictly on FM synth music composed for games, particularly anything with big chunky bass and funked up keyboard leads!

84. Episode 11-7 Holiday Special!
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Description: This very special episode was recorded in front of a live Facebook studio audience! We listen to great snowy and icy tunes! We talk about Gameboys of Christmas's past! And we goof off with everyone on Facebook during the live stream! So let's have some fun!

85. Episode 11-6 Arabesque Music
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Description: This week we listen to game music used typically in desert stages, often to create the atmosphere of Arabic architecture and landscapes. Stereotypes aside, there are some fantastic melodies and rhythms to be found in these games. So take off your shoes and dive in with us!

86. Episode 11-5 Blue Sky Games
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Description: Happy characters, beautiful scenery, and extra catchy melodies. This is what we mean by "Blue Sky" games. Get ready for a shower of positive energy and good times with some good friends!

87. Episode 11-4 Podcastiversary 2!
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Description: It's been (ITS BEEN) TWO YEARS of the podcast, so it's time for another celebration! But didn't you just celebrate 100 episodes? We did! Who cares! Rob and Pernell pick their top 5 songs of the past year, pop bottles, laugh uncontrollably at Pernell's fake curse-words, and discover that Andore is the Sorting-Hat of the Mad Gear gang. Thanks to a gift from a special listener, things go a little off the rails.

88. Episode 11-3 Food Fight featuring Gonzalo Varela from Fight’N Rage!
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Description: Grab your baguettes and arm yourself with scones! It’s time for a food fight! We tackle music around food-related stages and characters, and it gets messy! We talk about what makes a great salad, the problems with 3D Sonic The Hedgehog games, and why there are so many chefs who become great martial artists. And … Continue reading Episode 11-3 Food Fight featuring Gonzalo Varela from Fight’N Rage!→

89. Episode 11-2 Beat’em Ups 2 with Masikus!
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Description: Brawlers. Beat'em ups. Punchy-kicky men. These are all terms for a popular style of arcade game that brings kids together, and tears families apart. Okay so I'm making some of this stuff up. This is our second look at the popular beat-em-up genre, but this time with no system restrictions.

90. Episode 11-1: Live at Thy Geekdom Con!
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Description: Rob and Pernell leave the safety and protection of their studio so they can present awesome video game music to a crowd of unsuspecting cosplayers! This week is a live a recording from the weekend-long anime/video games/cosplay festival known as Thy Geekdom Con! Pernell brings the crowd-pleasers, but Rob just wants to fight with good-old battle music!

91. Episode 10-10 100th Episode Celebration!
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Description: In the words of Kool & The Gang: Celebrate Podcasts! Okay I know that's not what they said, but it's what they meant. This episode marks 100 episodes of Rhtyhm and Pixels! That's 100 MP3 files of great music, remixes, and friendship. We celebrate by revisiting our favorite topics from each "podcast world", and choosing new tracks! Why did we do this funky episode numbering in the first place? Don't worry about it!

92. Episode 10-9 Fan Favorites
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Description: Well, you've finally done it. You've taken over the show! In this very special episode is powered by you, the listeners! Rob and Pernell play selections submitted to them over the past 2 years of the podcast, and there are some FANTASTIC picks in this one! There's classic, there's new, and there's romantic-ninja-singing. Ya dig?

93. Episode 10-8 Halloween Music
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Description: It's nearly Halloween, so Rob and Pernell get in the mood with some music from spooky and scary video games! That's the plan anyway, Pernell comes up with his own episode theme. Your hosts talk about their favorite horror movies, and crack jokes at their listeners taking part in the live stream!

94. Episode 10-7 Music For Driving
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Description: Deep bass, deep grooves, and mountains of lush synthesizer sounds. This week we look for the perfect driving music, and end up finding the best synthwave ever composed for video games.

95. Episode 10-6 Cave Music
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Description: Join us on a deep-dive exploration of cave related music! Creepy caverns, dangerous dungeons, and um.. uh... murky mines? Pernell's tracks make Rob feel like he's in a chill and romantic underground grotto, hanging with all of his magical friends with none excluded. Keep listening for the Bonus Round part of the show, it's an awesome one this week!

96. Episode 10-5 Rob Hubbard
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Description: Looking for the best C64 music the little computer system has to offer? How about the most ROCKIN Genesis tunes you've ever heard? Then look no further! We do a composer-focused episode devoted to none-other than Rob Hubbard!

97. Episode 10-4 PC RPG Music with WASD
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Description: You! Traveler! Stop there! You may not enter the town of Pernellshire without first collecting some items I require. My family has been attacked by orcs, and I need you to collect 50 squirrel skins. There, off you go! No use standing around. Go on then.

98. Episode 10-3 Metroid
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Description: Welcome to the surface of RNP388. We need your help eliminating the alien threat. You alone can stop the invasion armed with your boom-box full of excellent Metroid music!

99. Episode 10-2 Yoko Shimomura
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Description: Tune in as we focus on the works of composer Yoko Shimomura! She has worked in the business since the 80s with such amazing music ranging from Street Fighter II to Kingdom Hearts. Rob and Pernell share tracks from her amazing career, and share stories of old arcades, and mythical animals.

100. Episode 10-1 World Maps 2 with Amanda Lepre
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Description: This week we take a second look at music composed specifically for world maps in games. We are honored to have a musical guest joining us,  Amanda Lepre from the band Descendants of Erdrick! She brings her vast musical insight and love of fantasy RPG's to the conversation. We discuss how important it is for world map music to create the mood, emotionally setting up the player for a new section of the game. 

101. Episode 9-10 Desert Music
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Description: It's still summer time, so let's get these podcasts heated up! Wait, slow down! It's getting too hot! We throw down our favorite musical selections, competing for "Most Dry", and "Most Dehydrated".

102. Episode 9-9 Montage Music with Cameron from The Mad Gear
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Description: You're training hard, but there isn't enough time to show everyone? That's when you need a montage! We're talking tough-hard-hitting music for boxers to work out to. But we're also talking about fun, harmonica-filled jams for the end of a 90s sitcom. Like Family Matters. What if that actually was Carl Winslow helping out Bruce Willis in Die Hard?

103. Episode 9-8 Wildcard 3
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Description: It's been a long week, so we hit the freestyle button and listen to game tunes with no topic restrictions.

104. Episode 9-7 Final Fantasy with Rare Candy
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Description: This week the super podcast brothers are joined by members from the VGM cover band Rare Candy to talk about all things Final Fantasy! We listen to tracks from nearly every console the series made an appearance. We also end up discussing the finer points of arranging video game tunes for the band, playing Gameboy in long car rides, and what qualities truly make up a "Pernell Track". It was great fun to record, we hope you enjoy it!

105. Episode 9-6 Password and Save Select
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Description: Okay, where did I put that password. Is it in the back of the game's manual? Is it on a post-it note stuck to my Gameboy? Oh there it is, of course! I had it tattooed on Pernell so I would never lose it!

106. Episode 9-5 Ending Themes
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Description: No, this isn't the last episode of the podcast, but with all these ending themes you just might not be so sure. This episode features songs with real emotion, sadness, and even humor. No really, stick around for the bonus round, it gets real funny real fast!

107. Episode 9-4 Games Turned Movies with Mustin!
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Description: We've got an extra special episode for you this week! This one is all about games with movie adaptations. And to make this journey extra special, we're joined by a very special guest, Mustin! Mustin is a long time member of The OneUps band, founder of Bad Dudes, lover of video game music, and all around excellent guy.

108. Episode 9-3 Phoenix Wright 2 with Steel Samurai
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Description: I don't think anyone would OBJECT to hearing more great music from the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney series! This is our second dive into the music from the series, which makes it part 2: this time, it's personal.

109. Episode 9-2 Live @ Too Many Games 2017
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Description: What a weekend! Rob and Pernell present the show to a live audience at Too Many Games! Too Many Games is a 3 day long classic video game convention featuring panels, concerts, and a huge arcade. Enjoy the fun!

110. Episode 9-1 Golf Games
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Description: This week you get a very excited discussion about golf games, from a very sleepy Rob and very excited Pernell. Golf game music is chill, jazzy, cheesy, so many good things! They also discuss the merits of VR, and the musical genius of Arnold Palmer. And I for one welcome our robot golfing overlords...

111. Episode 8-10 Neo Geo
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Description: The Neo Geo is not only known for beautiful 2d sprite artwork, but also amazing music. You know the Neo Geo, you'd see the big red cabinet in the arcades, 4 brightly colored buttons, and often multiple games in the same system. Let's dig in and have some fun!

112. Episode 8-9 Awesome Women
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Description: To celebrate the new movie Wonder Woman, Rob and Pernell focus on games with strong female protagonists. There is lots of jazz, and argument discussion about the Final Fantasy series. We also form the first emo-jug-band, which is way cooler than it sounds.

113. Episode 8-8 Painting with Matt
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Description: This is a nice relaxing episode, one with nothing to worry about. There are no mistakes, only happy VGM accidents. Joining us on the show is Matt Waldron from the Youtube channel Pernell and Matt Play Games! He brings some excellent Splatoon tunes, and great stories about playing Kirby with his daughter.

114. Episode 8-7 Fun with Alex
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Description: We decided to change things up a bit this week and invite on of our Patreon members to join us on the show! Alex brought with him some excellent music from all sorts of games, and the Rhythm and Pixels team selected tracks that would accompany each one. We talk Rayman, Ristar, and Rob reminisces on old days working in a arcade.

115. Episode 8-6 Classical Music
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Description: Brass! Strings! Percussion! This week we listen to music inspired by the classics, though we often find classical pieces adapted for video games. So why not showcase a little bit of both! Also, Rob tries-out for a position at NPR and Pernell has a serious Persona addiction.

116. Episode 8-5 FM Towns
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Description: Rob and Pernell go to town on another popular Japanese computer system, the Fujitsu FM Towns! We’ve got some more excellent FM synth rockers, but more importantly this show is about Quad City DJs and the Miami Sound System. Track list: Intermediate Race – Marble Madness – FM Towns – Brad Fuller, David Wise Beyond … Continue reading Episode 8-5 FM Towns→

117. Episode 8-4 PC-98
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Description: Classic Japanese computer systems? We can do that! This week your hosts go on an adventure into awesome FM synth music and a surprising amount of risque RPGs! The NEC PC-98 series of computers were also the birth-place of Touhou Project, so you know there's going to be some great shmup style tracks too! Let's do this!

118. Episode 8-3: Lounge Music
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Description: We're all danced out, so it's time to hit the lounge. We focus on another musical sub-genre of sorts, the chilled-out jazzy lounge music. It gets a little funky, it gets a little "elevator", but it's all so good.

119. Episode 8-2: Dance Music
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Description: Last night a DJ saved my life with a 1-up! Our next two episodes will "club music" focused, with this episode being dance music. We're talking four-to-the-floor beats, massive sub-woofers, and all the glow-sticks you can eat! We also talk about dancing at weddings (which we love to do) and fall in love with Yuzo Koshiro all over again.

120. Episode 8-1 Zelda-alikes
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Description: This week on the show we focus on something familiar. We want Zelda games, but don't want Zelda games, you know what I mean? These are games similar to the classic "Link To The Past" or "Link's Awakening" styles, but not featuring our iconic hero. Enjoy this week's adventure games that are not Zelda!

121. Episode 7-10 Sad Robots
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Description: This week's topic is listener suggested, because "sad robots" sounds cool. Robots have such a hard time in video games. Often they're tortured, and forced to fight their family, even their own creators.

122. Episode 7-9 Super Sentai Games
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Description: Get together a group of your closest friends, put on your bright-colored spandex suits, and IT'S SUPER SENTAI TIME! We explore the mega-pumped-up music of the classic Japanese kids show that inspired the American after-school kid's shows. Well, we actually go all over the place on this one, but all the tracks are excellent guaranteed!

123. Episode 7-8 Lucky Sevens!
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Description: How do we find such great video game tracks? Is it the luck of the draw? Is it lady-luck? I think it's Pernell's suave and sexy voice that calls out to great music like a siren song.

124. Episode 7-7 Wildcard 2: This Time It’s Personal
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Description: Rob and Pernell throw out their comfortable themed podcast format, and dive into the dangerous world of zero-theme for a second time. But this time, it's personal.

125. Episode 7-6 Saturn Puzzle Games
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Description: Rob and Pernell mine the depths of the Sega Saturn and come out with some solid gold hits! You'll hear some funky bass-lines, wicked drum-fills, and some on-the-spot lyrics! Rhythm and Pixels are blasting off agaaiiiiinnnn!!!!

126. Episode 7-5 Arcade Shmups
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Description: Get those reflexes ready, welcome to Bullet-Hell's Kitchen! This week we dig into the soaring, energetic, and often manic tunes of arcade shoot'em-ups! We look at the old and new, horizontal and vertical, and the cute and insane! We also create a shooter based on Pernell, and Rob becomes an old man battling against impossible odds.

127. Episode 7-4 Squalor
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Description: You thought you could have it all. You bet it all, went all in. AND NOW YOU'RE BUSTED! This week on the show, it's music themes from games where you are flat broke! Or just flattened, or something like that. Rob had a really hard time with this one haha! Enjoy the show!

128. Episode 7-3 Sega Arcade with Forever Sound Version
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Description: DO DOD DOODDOODODODO DAYTONAAAA!!!! Boy do we have a great show for you this week! We take a look at music composed for Sega arcade games throughout the years. We're talking all things Virtua and Golden Axey!

129. Episode 7-2 Video Game Love Story
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Description: Ah February, a time for romance and freezing your butt-off. This week on the show, Rob plays beautiful romantic songs from the Super Nintendo/Famicom. And on the other side of things, Pernell plays tragic and sad tracks to bring us all back to reality

130. Episode 7-1 Decadence
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Description: Rob and Pernell welcome you to podcast World 7 with the richest of video game tracks! We spared no expense in selecting the finest tunes related to money and luxury. Enjoy!

131. Episode 6-10 Pause, Save, and Tutorial
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Description: We got another great topic this week from one of our fantastic listeners! Well, we expanded on it a little, because there were some tracks we really wanted to play on the show :) Our focus is on music outside of the action and drama, and instead on times where you're encouraged to take a moment for yourself.

132. Episode 6-9 Real Time Strategy
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Description: Clear the fog of war and flank the enemy! Click the buttons as fast as you can and prepare for war! This week's listener-suggested topic is RTS games! Unfortunately Rob and Pernell have little experience in the genre, but there is some musical gold!

133. Episode 6-8 Memories
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Description: Rob and Pernell are back together in the studio, and ready to rock this podcast! This week's topic is "Memories", meaning anything that triggers specific memories for us, personal or gaming related. So this one gets a little heavy on the nostalgia. Pernell gets nostalgic for the old east coast Bemani scene, and Rob gets nostalgic for old audio formats.

134. Bonus Beats Vol.1
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Description: Oh no! Pernell is at MAGFest this week and can't record! BUT WAIT! DON'T WORRY! Rob has got your back with a super-hot-chiptune-mixtape! New jams, old favorites, and silly scratches all mixed up together for your enjoyment this week :)

135. Episode 6-7 Michiru Yamane
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Description: Happy new year everyone! Thanks for coming back for another great year of video game music. It means a great deal to us that you're still listening and enjoying the show! This week we do another composer focus, this time on one of Konami's greats, Mihciru Yamane! Enjoy!

136. Episode 6-6 Holiday Music
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Description: Happy holidays everyone! Your podcast-friends here at Rhythm and Pixels celebrate the only way they know how, with great video game music! There's surprises, presents, and Rob's elf application to the North Pole. It's a podcast miracle!

137. Episode 6-5 Junko Ozawa
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Description: This episode is composer-focused, we only play tracks originally composed by Namco alumni Junko Ozawa. Her work ranges from Namco arcade classics like Rolling Thunder and PacMania, all the way to Klonoa for the Playstation. There's old and new classics to be found in this episode, so grab your headphones and get into it!

138. Episode 6-4 Dreamcast RPGs
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Description: This week we focus on the small-ish library of role playing games for the Sega Dreamcast. The Sega Dreamcast is a very special system for both of us. It had some great games, but they were also taking risks with some crazy ones.

139. Episode 6-3 Podcastiversary!
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Description: Happy podcastiversary! Put on your best clothes and grab your party hat, let's celebrate in style! This week we look back at some great episodes, and great music. We each pick our top 5 (but not Pernell) and dance, sing, and talk about superstar-sports-athlete Bo Jackson! Thank you everyone for

140. Episode 6-2 TurboGrafx CD
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Description: The show gets a few upgrades and add-ons this week with our focus on the TurboGrafx CD systems! Last week we looked at classic TurboGrafx 16 music, but this week is music in the classic CD audio format Redbook. It gets a little jazzy, a little funky, and then a little crazy with that Riot Zone track. I'm still not sure what's going on there.

141. Episode 6-1 TurboGrafx 16
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Description: This week we jam out to music from the TurboGrafx 16, also known as the PC Engine in Japan. There are some absolute gems in this week's episode, so get to it!

142. Episode 5-10 Aethernaut
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Description: Welcome to our 50th episode! We have an absolute treat for you this week, we've got special guest Aethernaut joining us to listen and comment on great game music. He helped us out by choosing the topic: Music with emotional gravity.

143. Episode 5-9 Scary Music
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Description: Boo! It's that time of the year to thinking about spooky-scary things. Things like ghosts and goblins, draculas, wolfmen, and mad-mad-mad-mad-scientists! Let Rob and Pernell be your guides into the haunted house of video game music! Happy Halloween everyone!

144. Episode 5-8 Chiptune Spectacular!
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Description: Rob and Pernell take a break from the usual, and get down with some original chiptunes! The focus this week isn't just for original chip-music, that is music made specifically with older hardware. The tracks picked for the show are just excellent tunes created with the classic sounds and hardware as the focal point of the show. There's also a lengthy discussion of Anamanaguchi at the end of the show for some reason. Such a special show deserves a special guest! This week the Super VGM Bros. are joined by R&P All-Star Matt Waldron (Pernell and Matt Play Games).

145. Episode 5-7 Rock Music
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Description: Internet! Are you ready to ROCK! What started as an episode of great guitar riffs, turned into general rock music found in video games. As usual Rob digs into the classic 8 and 16 bit generations, and Pernell shares some of his favorite Falcom Sound Team tunes. Let's jam!

146. Episode 5-6 Sky Stages
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Description: This week your hosts listen to music from sky and air themed stages. These are parts of games that are not entirely about the sky, but these sections are in the clouds. Pernell tries to get his head around the realities of Little Nemo, and Rob channels his inner 90s RnB singer in what might be his favorite track of the year.

147. Episode 5-5 Map Themes
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Description: Are you lost? Not sure where the next is? Let Pernell, THE HUMAN GPS, help you to your next destination! World map, overworld map, all the maps, it's map music. We find that our picks compliment each other in their happiness, friendliness, and then darkness. These maps get dark yo.

148. Episode 5-4 Mega Man Battle Network
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Description: Let's keep the Mega Man love going, let's listen to the music from the GBA series Mega Man Battle Network. Pernell finds his inner Mega Man, and Rob talks about a snare drum for too long. This series is a treasure-trove of excellent music, and it makes this episode a must-listen.

149. Episode 5-3 Mega Man Boss vs Boss Battle!
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Description: Rob and Pernell set aside their friendship and call each other out. It's time to throw-down! Gutsman I choose you! This week we pit Mega Man Robot Master against Robot Master in a battle to the awesome!

150. Episode 5-2 Victory Music
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Description: You did it! This is your time, this is all for you. This is your video game music victory. We listen to great music composed for celebratory sections of games. Not necessarily RPGs, but any game where you have become victorious. We're joined this week again by our good friend Matt Waldron of Pernell and Matt Play Games! He brings some great tunes, and some great discussion. He's a great guy! Check our his show on Youtube!