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Rhythm Encounter 89 – The Road SNES Traveled

Rhythm Encounter 089 The Road SNES Traveled

Look out, you podcasters! It’s an extended ROBERT FROST REFERENCE. But at least it describes this episode.

Several games in an afternoon,
And sorry I could not play them all
And be one gamer, long I paused
And stared one down, to start it soon
Noting its lauded soundtrack’s call;

Then took the other, music less represented
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it’s novel and less frequently mentioned;
As for inspiring podcast discourse
Both are worthy, one a less familiar refrain,

This quandary before our panel lay
Each panelist with the SNES catalogue in full display
Oh, keep Chrono and FFVI for another day!
Yet knowing how each episode has its life,
We step boldly onward without looking back.

We’ll be fielding questions with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Yes, there is excellent music that is not here, and we–
We’re taking the road SNES traveled by,
And for this episode, that has made all the difference.

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Hilary Andreff, Michael Sollosi, Greg Delmage; Edited by Jono Logan

Links for this episode

Tracklist

0:06:13 – Title Theme (Charles Deenen) – J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I
0:08:32 – Be Absentminded (Motoi Sakuraba) – Tales of Phantasia OST
0:29:45 – Theme of Onett (Keiichi Suzuki) – EarthBound OST
0:32:18 – Still, the Road is Full of Dangers (Yoko Shimomura) – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars OST
0:51:02 – Powell (Hiroki Kikuta) – Trials of Mana OST
0:55:13 – Underground Castle (or The Mines) (Yukihide Takekawa) – Soul Blazer OST
1:14:54 – Impregnable Defense (Masaharu Iwata) – Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen OST
1:17:16 – For the Savior (Yasunori Shiono) – Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals OST
1:42:35 – Greg’s bonus track!

Album Links

Estpolis Denki II (Lufia II)

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I

Mother 2: Giygas’ Counterattack (EarthBound)

All Sounds of OgreBattle

Seiken Densetsu 3 Original Sound Version (Trials of Mana)

Soul Blader (Soul Blazer)

Super Mario RPG Original Sound Version

Tales of Phantasia Original Soundtrack Complete Version

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Hilary Andreff

Hilary Andreff

Officially, Hilary focuses on proofreading and QA here at RPGFan and has been with the team since early 2017. You can also find her on the occasional podcast, doing a music review, or helping make a news post once in a while. Unofficially, she responds immediately to any talk of a Quintet game or the Shadow Hearts series and is known for pushing RPGFan's graphic adventure coverage. She may be one of the most likely staff members to make a friendship speech.

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