Blog link: http://videogamegrooves.com/2022/04/24/episode-94-street-fighter-alpha-2-skullgirls

No fighting game soundtrack left unfeatured! At least, that seems to be our motto, but can you blame us? We just can’t pass up these pristine pressings of pugilistic polyphony! This week, Anthony takes us back to class and demonstrates the musical evolution of the Street Fighter series with Street Fighter Alpha 2. We listen to some of the riffs on the classic SF2 themes, and we’re introduced to some new ones that fit seamlessly into the pantheon of music… but what are we left humming? Then we take a jog on the jazzy and jiggly side with Skullgirls, jamming to Michiru Yamane and Vincent Diamante’s homage to the 1940s, while the gameplay recalls Marvel vs Capcom 2. The game’s interesting history and ambitious art and music are front and center for appreciation. We may throw down a few gauntlets in this episode. Ready? Fight!

We press on to discuss the “genre” considerations of listenability and vinyl pressing. Why have fighting games been regularly featured on VGG, and what types of games seem to be missing? We also catch you up on the latest releases and announcements! Could international currency exchange work in your favor this week? Mmmmmaybe.

Outro: “Guy Theme” – Street Fighter 2 Alpha, by Setsuo YamamotoSyun NishigakiTatsuro Suzuki

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Links:
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition Vinyl (Square Enix US) (Square Enix JP)
   https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/725855/chrono-cross-the-radical-dreamers-edition-vinyl
   https://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/SQEX_10936.html
Final Fantasy Chocobo and Friends (Square Enix US)
   https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/725858/chocobo-and-friends-select-tracks-from-the-fantasy-series-compi-vinyl-set
Final Fantasy 9 (Square Enix US)
   https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/726993/final-fantasy-ix-vinyl
Needy Girl Overdose (Frontier Works, Amazon JP)
   https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B09WYJYL5K/

Deathloop (Limited Edition X4LP Boxset) (Laced Records)
   https://www.lacedrecords.co/products/deathloop-original-soundtracklimited-edition-x4lp-boxset
Deathloop (Deluxe Double Vinyl) (Laced Records)
   https://www.lacedrecords.co/collections/vinyl/products/deathloop-original-soundtrack-deluxe-double-vinyl
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (Laced Records)
   https://www.lacedrecords.co/products/tiny-tina-s-wonderlands-limited-edition-deluxe-double-vinyl
Far Cry 6 (Laced Records)
   https://www.lacedrecords.co/products/far-cry-6-limited-edition-deluxe-triple-vinyl
Mercenary Kings (Yetee Records)
   https://theyetee.com/products/mercenary-kings-soundtrack
Streets Of Rage 4: Mr. X Nightmare (Brave Wave)
   https://limitedrungames.com/collections/all-soundtracks/products/streets-of-rage-4-mr-x-nightmare-vinyl-soundtrack
Umurangi Generation (Stumpy Frog Records)
   https://www.stumpyfrog.com/
About That… Paradise Killer B-Sides (Black Screen Records)
   https://blackscreenrecords.com/collections/paradise-killer/products/about-that-paradise-killer-b-sides
Eastward (iam8bit)
Standard: https://www.iam8bit.com/collections/eastward/products/eastward-2xlp-vinyl-soundtrack
Board game: https://www.iam8bit.com/collections/eastward/products/eastward-2xlp-limited-edition-board-game
Unpacking (Limited Run Games)
   https://limitedrungames.com/collections/all-games/products/unpacking-2lp-vinyl-soundtrack
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarök (Lakeshore Records)
   https://www.lakeshorerecordsshop.com/product/assassin-s-creed-valhalla-dawn-of-ragnarok-original-game-soundtrack
Banjo-Kazooie Re-Jiggyed (Respawned Records) (Black Screen Records)
https://respawnedrecords.com/collections/vinyl-releases/products/banjo-kazooie-re-jiggyed
   https://blackscreenrecords.com/collections/soundtracks-vinyl/products/banjo-kazooie-re-jiggyed
Hypnospace Outlaw (Fangamer)
   https://www.fangamer.com/products/hypnospace-outlaw-vinyl-soundtrack
A Hat In Time Vol. 2 (Yetee Records)
   https://theyetee.com/products/a-hat-in-time-dlc-original-soundtrack
Detroit: Become Human Vol. 2 (Quantic Dream) (Limited Run Games)
   https://shop.quanticdream.com/collections/detroit-become-human/products/detroit-become-human-original-soundtrack-volume-2
   https://limitedrungames.com/collections/all-games/products/detroit-become-human-original-soundtrack-volume-2-vinyl
Bomberman I & II (Ship To Shore PhonoCo.)
https://shiptoshoremedia.com/products/Bomberman
Traveler – A Journey Symphony Vinyl (Bandcamp crowdfunding campaign)
    https://austinwintory.bandcamp.com/campaign/traveler-a-journey-symphony
Gabriel Knight – Synths Of The Fathers (arrangement album) (Two Guys Records, Qrates)
   https://qrates.com/projects/26203-synths-of-the-father
Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture (Music On Vinyl)
   https://www.musiconvinyl.com/shop/original-soundtrack/everybody-s-gone-to-the-rapture



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