Month: February 2019

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/24/19)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/24/19)

Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. It’s the smooth crash of the Last Wave on KVGM with your host, Hammock, bringing you thirty minutes of the best video game jams(z) from all your favorite composers and consoles, each and every week from our beachside studio in sunny Aqua City. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

Need a soundtrack for that Sunday morning stroll around your local IKEA? The Last Wave is here…for you. This week, we discover Pebble Beach on the 3DO, Yellow Magic Orchestra-influenced tracks, and the power of the Dragon Shadow Spell. What does it do? More importantly, what doesn’t it do? Also, there’s a loose theme of “customization” that threads everything together, be it robots, cars, clothes, etc.

 
Playlist

Calm – Junichi Nakatsuru
(Ridge Racer 7, Sony PlayStation 3)

City – Motoaki Takenouchi
(Granhistoria, Super Famicom)

Dressing Up – Kengo Sakurai
(Shining Force Feather, Nintendo DS)

Robo Station Theme – Shinji Hosoe
(Custom Robo, Nintendo 64)

Town 3 – Satoshi Kadokura
(Metal Max, Famicom)

Within the Ship – Takashi Okamoto
(Dragon Shadow Spell, Sony PlayStation 2)

Escape ~ Ending – Hideki Okugawa
(Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, Arcade)

Options – Akihito Suita and Mitsuto Suzuki
(Kidou Senshi V-Gundam, Super Famicom)

Special Request

Main Menu – Yumi Kinoshita
(Pebble Beach Golf Links, 3DO)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/17/19)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/17/19)

Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. It’s the smooth crash of the Last Wave on KVGM with your host, Hammock, bringing you thirty minutes of the best video game jams(z) from all your favorite composers and consoles, each and every week from our beachside studio in sunny Aqua City. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

1980’s buddy cop movies, island nations with unlimited lemonade supplies, monster fighters, and swanky swanks – everything you could ever ask for in half an hour. Happy belated Valentine’s Day, lovers and loveless. Happy Sunday Funday.

 
Playlist

Dark Line –  Satoshi Bandoh
(Gran Turismo 5, Sony PlayStation 3)

Shop – Tsukasa Masuko
(Magical Starsign, Nintendo DS)

Outride a Crisis – Shigeru Ohwada
(Super Hang-On, MSX)

Day Dream – Kenichi Hirata, Youta Kitagami, Hiromi Fuwa, and Mitsuhiro Arisaka
(Ongaku Tsukuru Kanadeeruu, Super Famicom)

Concrete Cave – Masato Kouda
(Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Arcade)

Sea Breeze – Norihiko Hibino
(Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Sony PlayStation 2)

Ending – Jeroan Tel, Tim Wright and Martin Iveson
(Agony, Amiga)

Staff Roll – Masaharu Iwata
(Conquest of the Crystal Palace, Nintendo)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/10/19)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/10/19)

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Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. It’s the smooth crash of the Last Wave on KVGM with your host, Hammock, bringing you thirty minutes of the best video game jams(z) from all your favorite composers and consoles, each and every week from our beachside studio in sunny Aqua City. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

This week, we check in on the rising stock prices for detective, fishing, and golf game genres, as well as show appreciation for the “slow burn” when it comes to delivering a video game jam. If we’ve learned one thing on this journey so far, it’s that you can’t really mess up a beach level theme…or can you, if you’ve never been to a beach??? And what is the deal with the birds at Blooper Bay? Find out…on the Last Wave.

 
Playlist

Jody Summer – Hidenori Shoji
(F-Zero GX, Nintendo GameCube)

Farm – Akari Kaida
(Breath of Fire III, Sony PlayStation)

Beach Theme – Taro Bando
(Mole Mania, Game Boy)

Steam City – Momoi Haruko
(Tanteibu: The Detective Club – Angou to Misshitsu to Kaijin to, Sony PlayStation Portable)

Radio 4 – Hikoshi Hashimoto
(Umitsuri Meijin: Suzuki-hen, Super Famicom)

Blooper Bay 2 – Motoi Sakuraba
(Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Nintendo GameCube)

Bonus Level – Julian Soule
(Lode Runner 3-D, Nintendo 64)

Your Name is… – Yasunori Mitsuda
(Tobal No. 1, Sony PlayStation)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/3/19)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/3/19)

Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. It’s the smooth crash of the Last Wave on KVGM with your host, Hammock, bringing you thirty minutes of the best video game jams(z) from all your favorite composers and consoles, each and every week from our beachside studio in sunny Aqua City. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

It’s February and half the country is freezing but the Last Wave is here to provide you warmth and comfort. It’s like a sweater with all your favorite colors, knitted with love. This week, we return to the theme of demonology and smooth music, we wonder how could the internet possibly get any better, and we ask the question: what’s your dream monster?

 
Playlist

Devil Forest – Hiroyuki Yanada
(Last Bible 3, Super Famicom)

BGM – Yasuhiro Kawasaki, Tarojiro, and Akira Kurita
(Kuro no Juusan, Sony PlayStation)

Olivia – Masakatsu Maekawa
(Blodia, PC-Engine)

Photograph in Twilight – Atsuhiro Motoyama
(Battle Bakraid, Arcade)

Moon Night 1 – MARI
(Daiya no Kuni no Alice: Wonderful Wonder World, Sony PlayStation Portable)

You Are the Heavy Nova – Shaka, Studio River Kids, and T. Iijima
(Heavy Nova, Sega Genesis)

Namcot Sports News – Hiromi Shibano
(Super Oozumou: Nessen Ou Ichiban, Super Famicom)

Staff Roll – Hayato Matsuo
(Master of Monsters: Neo Generations, Sega Saturn)

Special Request

Lofty Castle – Stewart Copeland
(Spyro the Dragon, Sony PlayStation)