Category Archives: Game Chops

ROM Hack Round Up: Sega Genesis Fan Translated Shooters

Shooters have been a staple of home consoles and arcades since the beginning of gaming. The Genesis has its share of good shooters, and there are a few especially excellent ones that didn’t come out in North America. While shooters usually aren’t heavy on dialogue or plot, these two deserved a translation as they have more plot than the standard shooter. They also really show off some of the graphical capabilities of the Sega Genesis. Check them out!

Battle Mania Daiginjou

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Battle Mania Daiginjou is the sequel to Battle Mania – released in North America as Trouble Shooter. Both games are run-and-gun shooters that have heavier story elements than most shooter games. Trouble Shooter was a great game but Battle Mania Daiginjou benefits from continuing the oringal’s plot and balancing out the speed and difficulty compared to the first. The game has both horizontal and vertical shooter levels and really pushes the limits of what the Sega Genesis can do with graphics and music. The soundtrack is one of the heaviest chugging rock soudntracks on the Genesis.  Its impressive how they coaxed metal guitar sounds out of simple FM synthesis.

Gley Lancer

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Although this later game out o Wii virtual console in English, you can enjoy the original Sega Genesis ROM and the excellent Manga style cutscenes and story. The game is pretty standard side-scrolling shooter like Gradius but with the ability to shoot in all directions and with its own power-ups and unique environments. It may be a standard style of side-scrolling shooter, but it is a quality game. The music is decent and keeps you engaged in the action.

The backgrounds are gorgeous too. The story deals with the Earth repelling an attack from an unknown alien race. When a high-ranking general is captured, his 16-year old daughter hijacks the prototype “Gley Lancer” starship to rescue him. Both games have nuanced innovations for their genres and are great to play on an emulator.

Weekly Roundup: Breath of the Wild, Tokyo Elvis, Overwatch – Victory

This week in honor of the release of the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch, we have prepared a special remix of the soundtrack theme! Trap remix and video by CG5, mastered by Dj CUTMAN.

GameChops Spotlight: CG5 and Dj CUTMAN – Victory (An Overwatch Remix)

Tokyo Elvis, a vocaloid and video game music producer from Orlando has released an EP of Animal Crossing Remixes, Re-Tail. This 4 track EP includes a remix of Able Sisters by Grimecraft.

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Weekly Roundup: Tokyo Elvis – Re-Tail, Sega Things (Stranger Things Remix)

Tokyo Elvis, a vocaloid and video game music producer from Orlando releases an EP of Animal Crossing Remixes, Re-Tail. This 4 track EP includes a remix of Able Sisters by Grimecraft.

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GameChops Spotlight: Inverse Phase – Sega Things (Stranger Things Theme Music Remix)

Weekly Roundup: Dj Battle, Smooth McGroove 2

JoZu , a sublabel started by Dj CUTMAN focuses on new genres of EDM including happy hardcore, nightcore, and future funk. To get a feel for JoZu’s style, check out Dj CUTMAN’s live set from MAGFest’s Video Game DJ Battle.

Audiences of thousands rock out to a nonstop dance party featuring performances Grimecraft, Dj-Jo, A_Rival, Ben Briggs, and bLiNd. This playlist includes an electro house set of video game music from James Landino, sound designer and composer for Harmonix, hard-hitting video game remixes from Mykah, a UK DJ and Producer.

We have a set from 2ToneDisco producers from LA that make music with sound fonts and other game inspired samples. There is also a set of electro remixes and tracks from YouTuber legend The Living Tombstone.

Up next, James Landino returning to GameChops with an electro house remix of Castlevania’s classic theme Vampire Killer, featuring the acapella stylings of Smooth McGroove!


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Dj CUTMAN returns with a Undertale remix that defines genres, with The Song That Might Play When You Fight Sans! Trap, Drum n Bass, Nightcore, what kind of music would you call this track?

These tracks are from Smooth McGroove Remixed 2 the 14 track licensed remix follow-up to Smooth McGroove Remixed, featuring the vocals of Smooth McGroove. The album features remixes of songs from Undertale, Castlevania, Pokemon Red and Blue, Mega Man 2 and more. You can check out the first volume of remixes here.

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If you’re headed to #PaxEast2017 , check out James’ party on Friday, March 10th 2017. Featuring Dj CUTMAN, GRIMECRAFT, James Landino, Hyper Potions, Voia, Ben Briggs, ABSRDST, Chjolo, Ralfington, Baroqueen, and Baircave.

pwyf2017resizergbcompGet there early—first 75 people at door get a free drink ticket! There will be 5 floors of adventure. Live music, gaming set-ups, drinks, and more. Spend the night dancing to live DJs, playing video games, or showing off your cosplay.

Sponsored by GameChops and TinyWaves. Smash Set-Ups provided by Shine/BigBlueES. Tickets are $12 and you can get them here!