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mode8 #52: Yoko Shimomura!

by Tyler Rhine


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In honor of composer Yoko Shimomura receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC last week, this episode is all about her intensive work throughout soundtracks.

Composer Yoko Shimomura and Game Designer Fawzi Mesmar Honored at GDCA 2024 | News | GDC | Game Developers Conference
Yoko Shimomura, composer for games such as Kingdom Hearts, Super Mario RPG, Street Fighter II, and Final Fantasy XV, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award—and Fawzi Mesmar, who has worked at major game companies for over 20 years in the industry and is an active mentor, author, public speaker and more, will receive the Ambassador Award.

Youtube Playlist!

Traverse Town // Kingdom Hearts 1
Scala ad Aelum // KH3
Title Theme // Legend of Mana
Tango Appassionata // Legend of Mana
Canvern of Remembrance // KH1.5 HD ReMIX
Take The Offensive // Front Mission
Main Theme // Xenoblade Chronicles
Wave of Darkness I // KH3
Bumpsy Plains DX// Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Guile's Theme // Super Street Fighter II
Beware the Forest's Mushrooms // Super Mario RPG (SNES)
Fun Adventure, Cheerful Adventure // Super Mario RPG (Switch remaster)
Rowdy Rumble // KH3
Shiva // Streets of Rage 4
Up For The Challenge // Final Fantasy XV
Vs. Riku-Ansem // KH1