It's a bit of a double header this week - 1. what are your favourite videogame tunes? Which songs and arrangements do you keep coming back to from your favourite games? 2. What events/fayres/fetes did you like at school? What kind of things did you get up to? When it rained, did you have a rainy day box full of games and comics?
Post by mylittleponfarr on Jun 21, 2015 19:45:20 GMT
Hi, guys! The hardest bit of this homework is trying not to go crazy with the video game music! With newer games having incredible orchestral soundtracks, it was almost too tempting to call out all of the 1st party Wii U games, and games like ICO or Halo. PS3's Uncharted series, and of course, Journey's beautiful scores also spring to mind. However, this is an 80's podcast, so I'll restrict it to just three 8/16 bit consoles to keep things short- 1. Bubble bobble. A great game and possibly the catchiest music ever
2. Streets of Rage on Megadrive- a game that had incredible music throughout, but level 1 really stood out
3. Castlevania on NES- I nearly went for the stage 3 theme, but the stage 1 music is just too iconic- in fact, you hay have even caught the updated version in Castlevania 4 on SNES
Aw, sod it, it's relatively new but here's the bloody brilliant end song from Portal.
For the second part of the homework, I have to call out our local school's summer barbecues. During the summer holidays, all the pupils, parents & teachers at our junior school were invited to nosh down on potentially lethal charred burgers, half-cooked sausages and tons of "my mum's" cola, whilst the grown-ups sipped cheap plonk or light ale. The day was supposed to be a way to bring everyone together, but inevitably, with my parents & my teachers in the same place out of hours, small talk could only last so long, and it wouldn't be long before the conversation turned to us kids. Little did we expect that the night would become the equivalent of an unexpected parent/teacher evening. Little did I also know that whilst making my merry way home -carrying a jacket potato wrapped in tinfoil- I'd be the recipient of a major bollocking for not trying hard enough in maths. Great times!
Hi guys for what I can remember of the games I played the music I loved was from sonic during the evergreen zone, especially when you went really fast and the music sped up! Also when you are underwater in the laboratory zone and you start to drown and have to leg it and it turns into a count down. Also, I'd say in Pokemon when another trainer would catch you and you had to fight him the music throughout the fights were great and you really got into it especially when you were losing and it Ampt up the tension. But no matter how bad you lost you were still a better trainer than Ash from the show. Also Metal gear solid when Snake got killed and it went into the 'Snake! snake! Snakkkkeee!!!' Bit. With schools the events I liked was the own clothes day were you didn't have to wear a uniform and could bring a toy or game in cps you'd always find a new game you didn't know about or get to play with your mates games etc. But also a good day was always the Christmas fair I remember one day me and my mates teamed up to make a game called jungle fun where we had a Tarzan cut out and had people throw balls through holes on the cut out to win prizes. That was a fun day and those days were what made school good when you had comic relief or Christmas fairs going on or even book day when books where brought in for you to buy from the school. Anyway have a great show guys and enjoy the memories.
Hello to the ever expanding cast from Back to the Eighties. I haven't been that much of a gamer since my mid teens, but I shall share some of my all time favourites.
The Sega Master System was the first console I owned, and I always enjoyed the music from Pac-mania.
The classic from the Amiga the daddy of all football management games, the intro theme from Sensible World of Soccer. Ever since I first played SWOS in 1995, I have been hooked on football management games.
No surprise to anyone that WWF No Mercy on the N64 is my all time favourite game. It still sits in my N64 set up in my bedroom. All though the menu music is awful, it will always remind us of the good ole days of playing this game.
I may add more if anything else come to mind, but nothing else out of the expected legendary music that will be too obvious to mention comes to mind. Until next time.
I had an Amstrad CPC 464 and to be honest even though I can remember some of the games I played, I can't really remember any of the actual music. I did find a website a while back that is full of gaming music from the C64 if you want to check it out here's the link remix.kwed.org/
As for the 2nd thing the local village holds an annual highland games with all the usual highland games stuff, Men in kilts throwing cabers and stuff. Nowadays unless you actually follow the strongest man on tv you wont know who's who but when I was young we had the likes of Geoff Capes and JÓN PÁLL SIGMARSSON who were the z list celebs of the day.
Chances are you'll either get a flood of nostalgia at the mention of Repton, or not have realised the BBC Micro even HAD games beyond "educational" programmes, or you don't know the BBC even did computers. But I used to play the hell out of the Repton games, even using the screen editor to create copyright-infringing knockoffs like "Super Mario Maze," constantly accompanied by this jolly little earworm that feels a bit out of place to being devoured by monsters or crushed by falling boulders.
Other than that I can only really remember the music of the NES turtles game... With that just the game over sound, the less said about that the better!!!
Nothing that interesting happen most of the time...
We had a "go to School in your pyjamas day"
One lunchtime a kid found a baby tarantula on the inside of a banana skin, that was quite interesting... Until it was rather hastily taken away from us.
On Sports day one year I can remember having a pack of Lucozade energy tablets taken off me... Because it might effect my performance!
When it was raining from memory they just got a few toys and bits and bobs out of the cupboards. Can remember (seeing as I grow up in a rural community) we had a few Britains farm toys (not as many as I had at home!) other than that it was board games, puzzles colouring books etc.
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