16 January 2019

LMH Mixtape #81: Secret of Mana

After eighty-one episodes, Brent and Rob decided to do their first focus on one individual game's soundtrack: Secret of Mana.  Although opinions were mixed as to whether the game itself was one of the greatest titles of all time or just a super effective sedative, the boizz have absolutely no disagreements over the quality of the music.  Get right into the thick of it and take a journey through these selections from the dynamic fantasy soundscapes of Hiroki Kikuta.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Secret of Mana - Into the Thick of It
Other instant new favorite:  Secret of Mana - Rose and Ghost

Brewed new favorite:  Secret of Mana - Star of Darkness
Other brewed new favorite:  Secret of Mana - One of Them is Hope


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/05/legacy-music-hour-episode-81-secret-of.html

02 January 2019

Episode 208: Ending Music 3

To start the year off, Brent and Rob do another “ending music” focus, the last one having been done in 2012.  Brent’s brothers also join in on the action.  Plus, The Legacy Music Hour has a new sponsor, at least for the time being, Double Cobra Milling.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Viewpoint - Sizlla Okamura - Mes Volutes Bleues (Ending) - Nexus Interact/Sammy - Genesis - 1994

Exciting Soccer: Konami Cup - Kiyohiro Sada (Kyohei Sada), Atsushi Fujio (Sukemaro Fujio)) - Ending - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1988

Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III - Yasuko Yamada - True Ending - Taito/Working Designs - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama - Ground Zero - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Osomatsu-kun: Hachamecha Gekijou - unknown - Ending Theme - Sega - Mega Drive - 1988

Ordyne - Shinji Hosoe - Ending - Namco/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Forgotten Worlds - Tamayo Kawamoto, Ippo Yamada (arr.) - Staff Roll - Capcom/Sega - Genesis - 1989

Darkwing Duck - Yasuaki Fujita - Ending - Capcom - NES - 1992

Gley Lancer - Masanori Hikichi, Noriyuki Iwadare, Yoshiaki Kubotera, Isao Mizoguchi - Story End & Credits (Easy Mode) - NCS - Mega Drive - 1992

Time Cruise - Hiroto Saitō, Nozomu Takahashi - Credits - Sankindo/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 -1992

Bells & Whistles - Hidenori Maezawa, Michiru Yamane, Masae Nakashima - The Day Peace Returns to Planet Mel (Ending) - Konami - arcade - 1991

19 December 2018

LMH Mixtape #80: Free Play 8

Free Play episodes are always special, but Episode 80 stands out among them due to an extra bit of historical significance: it appears to be the recording that birthed and solidified the now-canonical pronunciation of "boizz."  Can YOU remember the time before we were all saying that word this way?  Because I can't.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Sutte Hakkun - Stage 4
Other instant new favorite:  Tenchi Souzou - Light Side Field
Other other instant new favorite:  Last Bible III - Felest Tower
Brewed new favorite:  Ganbare! Golf Boys - Passing Illusion
Other brewed new favorite:  Gai Flame - unknown (Ending)


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/05/legacy-music-hour-episode-80-free-play.html

05 December 2018

Episode 207: Homework

In Episode 207, the boizz talk about beating games and how homework sucks.  Brent also unveils his new alter ego, B’ront.  Fair amount of laughs in this one.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Falsion - Shinya Sakamoto, Shigehiro Takenouchi, Atsushi Fujio - Narrow Road (Stage 3) - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1987

Warrior of Rome II - Pirata, Kappa - Campaign Map - Micronet - Genesis - 1992

Beyond Oasis - Yuzo Koshiro - Mysterious Green - Ancient - Genesis - 1994

Richard Scarry's Busytown - András Magyari - Building The House - Novotrade - Genesis - 1994

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Junko Tamiya - Planet 4, Area 1 - Capcom - NES - 1990

Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special Editi on - Takuya Hanaoka, Tetsukazu Nakanishi - Injured - Tecmo - Genesis - 1994

Kabuki Quantum Fighter - Masaki Hashimoto, Takahiro Wakuta - Round 6: Final Boss (Part 2) - Human Entertainment/HAL Laboratory - NES - 1991

Golden Axe Warrior - Chikako Kamatani (Tarnya) - Village - Sega - Sega Master System - 1991

Bubblegum Crash! Knight Sabers 2034 - Makiko Itou - In-Game 1 - Spiel/Naxat Soft - PC Engine - 1991

Langrisser II - Noriyuki Iwadare - Soldier - NCS - Mega Drive - 1994

Battle Lode Runner - Jin Watanabe - Norway - Mutech/Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1993

21 November 2018

LMH Mixtape #79: Slap Bass

We all thought LMH Episode 72 was going to be peak VGM funkiness, but then along came the slap bass episode!  So groove along to these selections that exemplify exceptional bass technique, and enjoy that Funkotron-fresh feeling all over again.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Zool: Ninja of the "Nth" Dimension - Fruity Forest
Other instant new favorite:  Gimmick! - Aporia (Boss Theme 1)
Brewed new favorite:  Actraiser - Fillmoa

Best use of the orchestra hit:  Batman - Stage Areas 7-9


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/05/legacy-music-hour-episode-79-slap-bass.html