07 October 2015

Episode 169: Best Of Year In Review 4

Another year comes to an end and as usual, Brent and Rob countdown their TOP TEN favorite video game music track of the year (Episodes 158 through 168).  To be more specific, Brent counts down his top ten favorite tracks while Rob makes it clear that all of his tracks are number ones.  Tracks selected for this episode are only pieces the boizz became aware of within the last two years (during the year hiatus and last 11 episodes) and that were played on the podcast.  Rob also tells an exciting story about a brawl he got into recently in Port Town.  Note: The “perfect” soundbyte is a bleep, used for censoring.  Bringing in year five with some action -the action of Rob completely falling asleep during the last quarter of the episode.  Another note: Please excuse and be prepared for how boring Brent sounds when talking about computer music during the beginning of the episode.  Partial track listing below.

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

Mega Man 6 - Yuko Takehara - Centaur Man - Capcom - NES - 1994

30 September 2015

LMH Mixtape #32: Hudson Soft

The Hudson Soft focus is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  It has a little bit of everything: cheerful melodies, tense percussion, groovy baselines, sleepy waltzes -- even a bit of spooky carnival calliope sprinkled in for good measure. Like a trail mix of wacky and delicious flavors, this setlist definitely hits the spot.


Instant new favorite:  New Adventure Island - Stage 3-3
Brewed new favorite:  Super Bonk - Zero Gravity

Most stuck in my head:  Super Bomberman - Level 4
Most infectiously feel-good track:  Dig & Spike Volleyball - Results

Track listing and original episode:


16 September 2015

LMH Mixtape #31: Shorties

Welcome to one of the weirdest Legacy Music Hour mixtapes you'll ever listen to.  A "shorty" is any tune that is approximately ten seconds long: think menu screens, opening fanfares, completion jingles, and so on.  Because of their brevity, more than forty tracks get featured in each shorties episode.  Now you can listen to the first batch in one unrelenting rush, like some kind of quirky, catchy boss parade.


Instant new favorite:  Karnov - The End (Part 2)
Other instant new favorite:  Rockman and Forte - Player Select

Brewed new favorite:  Son Son II - Continue
Other brewed new favorite: Secret of Mana - Close Your Eyelids

Infinite Loop Award:  Rockman and Forte - Player Select

Track listing and original episode:


02 September 2015

Episode 168: Nintendo Power

This month, Brent and Rob picked two issues of Nintendo Power each, and chose music selections only from games featured in those issues.  They talk about top selling games, video game help hotlines, and other stuff relating to the early 1990s.  Thanks to user Julian (hoo-lee-ahn) for providing The Legacy Music Hour with his old issues of Nintendo Power.  Full track listing below.

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

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Paul Webb - Duel 2 - Sculptured Software/Virgin Interactive - NES - 1991

Little Samson - Kazuhide Sasuga, Yukimari - Golem’s Theme - Taito - NES - 1992

Navy Seals - Matthew Cannon - Ocean - Game Boy - 1991

Super Bowling - unknown - Practice Mode - KID/Technos - SNES - 1992

KickMaster - Yusuke Takahama, Nobuyuki Shioda - Final Boss Pt 1 - KID/Taito - NES - 1992

Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness - Yuki Iwai (Yuki Satomura) - Dark Forest of Hidon - Capcom - NES - 1992

Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth - Dota Ando - Kissing Ziggy - Cyclone System/Asmik - NES - 1991

Casino Kid II - Kenji Eno - Ending - Sofel - NES - 1993

SimCity - Soyo Oka - Budget - Nintendo - SNES - 1993

Contra Force - Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno, Tomoya Tomita, Jun Funahashi, Jun Chuuma - Level 1 - Konami - NES - 1992

Super Mario World - Koji Kondo - Athletic - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

DinoCity - Hiroshi Kimura - The Cave of Soil - Irem - SNES - 1992

Smash T.V. - Jon Hey, Marshall Parker (arr.) - Stage Theme (Loop) - Beam Software/Acclaim - NES - 1991

Wings 2: Aces High - George Sanger - Flight Theme 1 - Malibu/Namco - SNES - 1992

Kirby's Dream Land - Jun Ishikawa - Float Islands - HAL Laboratory - Game Boy - 1992

26 August 2015

LMH Mixtape #30: Free Play 3

Episode 30 was another free play, but it was also a landmark moment in Legacy Music Hour history.  Settle in for the jams and witness the birth of a legend.


Instant new favorite:  Ranger-X - Unknown (Sound Test 09)
Other instant new favorite:  Midnight Resistance - Flood of Power
Brewed new favorite:  Super Bomberman - Level 3
Other brewed new favorite:  Gley Lancer - Stage 1 (Astroid Field)

Now that I've found it, I can't live without it:  Super Spike V'Ball - Daytona

This song has lyrics:  Midnight Resistance - Flood of Power* 01:11:50
This song also has lyrics:  Blaster Master - Level Three** 01:15:28

* VGM Karaoke begins at 01:11:50 in the original episode
** VGM Karaoke begins at 01:15:28 in the original episode

Track listing and original episode: