01 July 2015

Episode 166: Free Play 21

Rob is still transitioning into his final form (in other words, super busy moving and getting things settled in Portland), so the computer game episode has been postponed until next month.  Instead, guest commentator, Jacob Sirof, joins Brent for another free play.  This episode features some tracks that have been hiding in Brent’s back pocket over the years, and Jacob gets really into one particular bonk jam.  Full track listing below.



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

Super Mahjong 2: Honkaku 4 Nin Uchi! - Masakatsu Maekawa - Title Screen - I'Max/Now Production - Super Famicom - 1993

City Hunter - unknown - Mission 3 - Sunsoft - PC Engine - 1990

Magical * Taruruuto-kun - Studio 401, Yoshiki Nishimura - Stage 3 - TOSE/Bandai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

Magical * Taruruuto-kun 2: Mahou Daibouken - unknown - Level Music (Worlds 1-3) - TOSE/Bandai - Famicom - 1992

Super Bonk - Masaaki Nishizawa, Keiji Ueki, Kennosuke Suemura - In the Clouds - Red/Hudson - SNES - 1994

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - Yusuke Takahama - Level 5 and 6 (Snow Mountain) - KID/Capcom - NES - 1992

Final Zone - Motoi Sakuraba - City Gate (Stage 4 and Bosses 1, 2, 5, and 6) - Wolf Team/Renovation - Genesis - 1990

Tarot Mystery - Yasuaki Fujita - Playing The Card Game Tarot - Ukiyotei/Visit - Super Famicom - 1995

Shinseiki Odysselya 2 - Fumito Tamayama, Shigenori Masuko - King of Dragon 2 -     Vic Tokai - Super Famicom - 1995

DinoCity - Hiroshi Kimura - Rex's Theme - Irem - SNES - 1992

Warrior of Rome - Pirata, Kappa, Sasa, Kii, Tacky Pop - On to Syria! - Micronet - Genesis - 1991

Bio-Hazard Battle - Kenichiro Isoda (K.N.U.) - Stage 2 and 6 - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Heavy Nova - Shaka, Studio River Kids, T. Iijima - Rebel Boss 2-1: Garo (SX-D07RR) - Micronet - Genesis - 1992

Lupin III: Densetsu no Hihou o Oe! - Hisao Ogawa - Broadcast - SAS Sakata/Epoch - Super Famicom - 1994

Wario's Woods - Soyo Oka, Shinobu Amayake - Round Game: Bomb Time - Nintendo - NES - 1994

24 June 2015

LMH Mixtape #26: Beyond 16-Bit

When the Legacy Music Hour reached its sixth-month milestone, Brent and Rob stepped outside their usual realm and featured video game music from the fifth generation onward. Get ready to relive one of the rare Legacy Music Hour field trips that took you... BEYOND!!!... 16-bits.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  I-War - Main Title Theme
Other instant new favorite:  Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Kaze no Ne
Brewed new favorite:  Mega Man Network Transmission - Garden System (Needle Man Stage)

Underestimated Earworm Award*:  Wario Land: Shake It! - Just Plains

*a song you thought was only moderately catchy until you realized it had actually been in your head all week


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/04/legacy-music-hour-episode-26-beyond-16.html

10 June 2015

LMH Mixtape #25: Nobuo Uematsu

Brent has occasionally referred to Nobuo Uematsu as "the John Williams of video game music" for good reason.  Uematsu's incredible work with the Final Fantasy series has earned him fans all over the world, and not just among dedicated video game hobbyists.  For this composer focus the boizz compiled a setlist with two distinct phases (or forms): the first is a chronological survey of Uematsu's music, and the second is a less structured collection of favorite selections.  Enjoy them both!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Front Mission:  Gun Hazard - Remains
Other instant new favorite:  Final Fantasy V - My Home, Sweet Home
Brewed new favorite:  DynamiTracer - Music Factory

Gets me a little emotional:  Final Fantasy III - Town of Water
Blatant Favoritism Award:  The Final Fantasy Legend - Prologue


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/04/legacy-music-hour-episode-25-nobuo.html

03 June 2015

Episode 165: Free Play 20

In this month’s episode, the boizz say a special farewell to Rob F.’s physical presence, as he begins his transformation into Virtua Rob, along with the help of a special VGM karaoke submission.  Take a journey through pubescence in another classic free play episode, grow with the boizz, and let it drizzle through you.  Full track listing below.



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

Tetris Battle Gaiden - Tomoyuki Hamada - The Last Battle - Bullet-Proof Software - Super Famicom - 1993

SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative - Katsuhiro Hayashi - We Are Desirous of Peace (Ending) - Sega - arcade - 1987

Cosmic Carnage - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Zena-Lan's Stage - Givro - Sega 32X - 1994

Turok: Battle of the Bionosaurs - Alberto José González - World 8 - Bit Managers/Acclaim - Game Boy - 1997

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II - Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa - Grostos Castle 2 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1995

Vattle Giuce - Gomachan - Stage 03 - IGS - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

Shura no Mon - Hikoshi Hashimoto, T's Music - Battle Theme 1 - Sims - Mega Drive - 1992

Koukiatsu Boy - Kenichi Kamio - Konami - Game Boy (Japan) - 1998

Hyper Marbles - Masafumi Ogata, Tohru Nakabayashi, Tokuhiko Uwabo - BGM 3 - Sega - Mega Drive Meganet - 1991

The Sword of Hope - Hiroyuki Masuno - Old Man/Shop - Kemco - Game Boy - 1991

Castlevania Legends - Kaoru Okada, Youichi Iwata - Highest Castle Floor (Stage 4) - Konami - Game Boy - 1998

Lucky Luke - Alberto José González - Jail - Bit Managers/Infogrames - Game Boy (Europe) - 1996

Code Name: Viper - Junko Tamiya - Area 7 and 8 - Capcom - NES - 1990

The Adventures of Batman & Robin - Jesper Kyd - Clockwork Games - Genesis - 1995

Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi - Wood Man - Capcom - NES - 1989

27 May 2015

LMH Mixtape #24: Punching and Kicking

Brent and Rob created the "punching and kicking" category to focus on titles that involved pummeling your enemies but which were not classified as straight-up fighting games.  This flexible definition would cause some controversy in later installments (see "The Kabuki Quantum Fighter Discussion" and "The Shatterhand Incident" of Episode 92; see also "The Live Shatterhand Debate" of Episode 100) -- but after the dust settles, the result is always some grade-A jams.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  DJ Boy - Round 4
Other instant new favorite:  Growl - Rune & Ark
Brewed new favorite:  Black Belt - Main BGM

Gets me a little emotional:  Golden Axe - Path of Fiend
Headphone users beware*:  The Ninja Warriors - Motherless Children (Stage 5)

*a track that has sudden volume spikes.  Exercise caution when cranking these!
Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/04/legacy-music-hour-episode-24-punching.html