02 October 2019

Episode 217: Best Of Year In Review 8

Rob joins Brent in person for another exciting episode of the boizz sharing their top ten favorite tracks they discovered in roughly the last year.  Gabe also gets in on the action and shares his top three.  Lots of Rambo talk on this one (not that that’s spoiling anything), but more importantly, a major, major insight is made regarding the music to Sonic the Hedgehog, which you don’t wanna miss.  Great music, great talking, great episode.  Partial track listing below.

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

Double Dragon - Kazunaka Yamane - Mission 1 - Technos/Tradewest - NES - 1988

25 September 2019

LMH Mixtape #101: Free Play 10.1

Episode 101 was the first in a small cascade of free plays leading up to the Legacy Music Hour's second anniversary celebration.  Enjoy the extra legroom as the boizz suspend the theme requirements and drift wherever the waters take them!  Extra trivia: the original recording of this episode may have contained the first discussion of the mixtape idea, as suggested by user Big Mike.


Instant new favorite: Run Saber - Credits
Other instant new favorite: New Horizons - Supply Port
Brewed new favorite: Ardy Lightfoot - Mining Town Ablaze

Bat Out of Hell Award*: Elemental Master - Setting Out (Staff Roll)

*Seriously, does the chorus sound like Meatloaf's "Bat of Hell" to anyone else?

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18 September 2019

LMH Mixtape #100: Free Play 10

As the mixtapes finally reach their centennial, let's pause for a moment to wax nostalgic over the Legacy Music Hour's legacy and what it's meant to the listeners.  For many of us, LMH was the first VGM podcast to hit out eardrums; over time we became so attached to Brent and Rob's weekly banter that the announcement of their "final episode" in 2013 caused a mild panic.  Scads of Users were inspired to fill the void with their own creative projects, trying to keep the LMH spirit alive with tribute blogs, multiple offshoot podcasts, and even these mixtapes themselves.  When the show triumphantly returned to the air in 2014, it was in no small part due to the help of two more Users, Gabe and Trevor, who have been an indispensable part of the team ever since.

So, as you reminisce about all these things and more over tracks from the Legacy Music Hour’s first ever live recording, think of the extraordinary dedication of the boizz -- and the incredible community that sprung up around them -- that has kept this podcast running for nearly a decade.  Boizz, Staff, and Users... we salute you.


Instant new favorite:  Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen - Bomb Game
Other instant new favorite:  Stealth - Weapon Select
Other other instant new favorite:  Magical Chase - Termination (Final Boss)

Big mood:  Wedding Peach - We Did It!

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04 September 2019

Episode 216: Beyond 16-Bit 5

Another beyond fourth generation focus.  Due to a power outage, Rob wasn’t able to join, so it’s just Brent and Gabe and a bit of Trevor too.  And because Rob wasn’t playing tracks on this episode, that means more tracks for Gabe, which means, instead of Gabe’s Corner, it’s the Gabe Interjection.  Full track listing below.

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

n/a - unknown - Menu - Nintendo - NES Classic Edition - 2016

Kero Blaster - Daisuke Amaya - Check'IN Out (Stage 3 - OXOX Hotel) - Studio Pixel/Playism - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Baba Is You - Arvi Teikari - Tree Is Shift (Deep Forest) - Hempuli - Nintendo Switch - 2019

Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari-Arm - Nobuhiro Makino - Stage 1: Ganymede - Human Entertainment/Big Fun Games - Sega CD - 1994

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land - Jake Kaufman - Spaceship 4 - WayForward/D3Publisher - Nintendo 3DS - 2013

Hollow Knight - Christopher Larkin - City of Tears (Indoors) - Team Cherry - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Undertale - Toby Fox - Dating Start! - tobyfox - PlayStation 4 - 2017

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Masahiko Kimura - Dracula's Tears - Konami - Nintendo DS - 2005

Cave Story - Daisuke Amaya (Pixel) - On to Grasstown - Studio Pixel - Wii - 2010

Kirby's Epic Yarn - Tomoya Tomita - Frosty Wheel - Good-Feel/HAL Laboratory/Nintendo - Wii - 2010

Katamari Damacy - Yoshihito Yano, Saki Kabata (voc.) - Lonely Rolling Star - Now Production/Namco - PlayStation 2 - 2004

Nekketsu Oyako - Takeshi Yoshida, Hyakutaro Tsukumo (arr.) - Mega Tokyo 2064: Outer City Road - TechnoSoft - Sega Saturn (Japan) - 1995

RayStorm - Tamayo Kawamoto - Geometric City (Area 1) - Taito/Working Designs - PlayStation - 1997

Grid Seeker: Project Storm Hammer - Norihiro Furukawa - So Hight (Mission 6) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1992

The Messenger - Eric W. Brown (Rainbowdragoneyes) - Bamboo Boogaloo (Bamboo Creek) (Past) - Sabotage Studio/Devolver Digital - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Alundra - Kouhei Tanaka - The Village of Inoa - Matrix Software/Working Designs - PlayStation - 1998

Neon Drive - Gustav Eriksson (Pengus) - Miami (Level 2) - Fraoula - PlayStation 4 - 2017

Rayman - RĂ©mi Gazel - Harmony - Ubisoft - PlayStation - 1995

Snatcher - Keizou Nakamura, Masanori Adachi, Kazuhito Imai, Masanori Ouchi, Akira Yamaoka - One Night In Neo Kobe City - Konami - Sega CD - 1994

28 August 2019

LMH Mixtape #99: Air and Sky

Sometimes when you're in a video game, you want to enjoy the flying more than the shooting.  And that's what the LMH Air and Sky focus is all about: music from levels up in the clouds, whether or not you're shmupping your way through them.  So recline in your seat, close your eyes, and experience the feeling of soaring.


Instant new favorite: Tales of Phantasia - Aviators
Other instant new favorite: Devilish: The Next Possession - Stage 4: Air Passage
Brewed new favorite: Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster Sky-Jinks

Best use of handclaps:  Contra: Hard Corps - Zephyr
The "Brent, I'm Soaring" Award:  Tales of Phantasia - Aviators

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