29 December 2010

Episode 9: Disney

The hosts explore music in Disney games and present tracks from QuackShot, Castle Of Illusion, DuckTales, and more.  They also talk about the appeal of Chippendales shows.  Full track listing below.



Key: Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year*

*The year specified is the year the version that we played was released.  For example, as some music from the same game may vary between Japanese and North American versions, generally, we play the North American version, which may or may not have been released the same year it was released in Japan.

The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse - Mari Yamaguchi - Snowy Valley - Capcom - SNES - 1992

QuackShot - Kamiya Studio - Transylvania - Sega - Genesis - 1991

DuckTales - Hiroshige Tonomura - Transylvania - Capcom - NES - 1990

DuckTales - Hiroshige Tonomura - African Mines - Capcom - NES - 1990

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - Tokuhiko Uwabo - Stage 1 - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Aladdin - Tommy Tallarico, Donald S. Griffin - Arab Rock 2 - Virgin Interactive - Genesis - 1993

Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse - Matt Furniss - Mickey and the Beanstalk - Sony Imagesoft - SNES - 1994

DuckTales 2 - Minae Fujii - Glomgold's Ship - Capcom - Game Boy - 1993

Donald Duck Mahou No Boushi - Takahisa Hirano, Takeshi Miura - Race a Go Go! - Epoch - Super Famicom - 1995

Goof Troop - Yuki Satomura - Map - Capcom - SNES - 1993

Mickey Mousecapade - Takeaki Kunimoto - The Woods - Capcom - NES - 1988

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - Harumi Fujita - Zone F - Capcom - NES - 1990

Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken - Shigenori Masuko, Yoko Suzuki, M. Kitaoka - Space Mountain - Tomy - Super Famicom - 1994

Goof Troop - Yuki Satomura - Staff Roll - Capcom - SNES - 1993

Mickey to Donald Magical Adventure 3 - Mari Yamaguchi - The Flying Skyship - Capcom - Super Famicom - 1995

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - Harumi Fujita - Zone J - Capcom - NES - 1990

DuckTales 2 - Minae Fujii - Bermuda - Capcom - NES - 1993

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - Harumi Fujita - Zone A - Capcom - NES - 1990

The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse - Mari Yamaguchi - Pete's Peak - Capcom - SNES - 1992

DuckTales - Hiroshige Tonomura - The Moon - Capcom - NES - 1990

22 December 2010

Episode 8: Mari Yamaguchi

Brent and Rob explore the work of composer Mari Yamaguchi in the 8th episode of The Legacy Music Hour.  They present music from Breath of Fire, U.N. Squadron, Super Ghouls n' Ghosts, and more.  They also welcome a call-in guest, Joe Schwebke, who provides further insight into Mari's unique style.  Full track listing below.



Key: Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year*

*The year specified is the year the version that we played was released.  For example, as some music from the same game may vary between Japanese and North American versions, generally, we play the North American version, which may or may not have been released the same year it was released in Japan.

Mega Man 5 - Mari Yamaguchi - Wily's Castle - Capcom - NES - 1992

The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse - Mari Yamaguchi - Dark Forest (Level 2) - Capcom - SNES - 1992

U.N. Squadron - Mari Yamaguchi - Canyon (Mission 8) - Capcom - SNES - 1991

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Mari Yamaguchi - Ice Forest (Stage 5) - Capcom - SNES - 1991

Mickey to Donald Magical Adventure 3 - Mari Yamaguchi - The Sea With Shells - Capcom - Super Famicom - 1995

Breath of Fire - Mari Yamaguchi - Breath of Fire - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Mega Man 5 - Mari Yamaguchi - Password - Capcom - NES - 1992

Mega Man 5 - Mari Yamaguchi - Gravity Man - Capcom - NES - 1992

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Mari Yamaguchi - Sea of Despair (Stage 2) - Capcom - SNES - 1991

U.N. Squadron - Mari Yamaguchi - Introduction - Capcom - SNES - 1991

U.N. Squadron - Manami Matsumae, Mari Yamaguchi (arr.) - The Minks - Capcom - SNES - 1991

The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse - Mari Yamaguchi - Fire Grotto (Level 3) - Capcom - SNES - 1992

Final Fight 2 - Mari Yamaguchi, Yuki Iwai, Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara - Flower Shower - Capcom - SNES - 1993

Breath of Fire - Mari Yamaguchi - Distant View - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Mega Man 5 - Mari Yamaguchi - Napalm Man - Capcom - NES - 1992

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Mari Yamaguchi - Crucible of Flame (Stage 3) - Capcom - SNES - 1991

The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse - Mari Yamaguchi - Treetops (Level 1) - Capcom - SNES - 1992

The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey and Minnie - Mari Yamaguchi - The Jungle - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Breath of Fire - Mari Yamaguchi - Expedition - Capcom - SNES - 1994

15 December 2010

Episode 7: Elevator Music

Episode 7 focuses on the topic of "elevator music."  What exactly is meant by "elevator music?"  Take a listen to the episode and find out!  Rob and Brent also record possible greeting messages for the Legacy Music Hour phone line: (281)SONIC91.  Full track listing below.



Key: Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year*

*The year specified is the year the version that we played was released.  For example, as some music from the same game may vary between Japanese and North American versions, generally, we play the North American version, which may or may not have been released the same year it was released in Japan.

Pilotwings - Soyo Oka - Light Plane - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

Ys Book 1 - Yuzo Koshiro, Mieko Ishikawa, Ryo Yonemitsu (arr.) - Tower of the Shadow of Death - Nihon Falcom - TurboGrafx-CD - 1990

F-Zero - Yumiko Kanki - Silence - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

Who Framed Roger Rabbit - David Wise - Mountains/North of L.A. - LJN - NES - 1989

Star Fox - Hajime Hirasawa - Macbeth - Nintendo - SNES -1993

Phantasy Star II - Tokuhiko Uwabo - Restoration - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Out Run - Masayoshi Ishi - Step on Beat - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Out Run - Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Shinichiro Sato (arr.) - Passing Breeze - Sega - Game Gear - 1991

Super Mario Kart - Soyo Oka - Mario Circuit - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - Water Land (World Map 3) - Nintendo - NES - 1990

The Legend of the Mystical Ninja - Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko - Travel in Style - Konami - SNES - 1992

Ys Book 2 - Yuzo Koshiro, Mieko Ishikawa, Ryo Yonemitsu (arr.) - Stay With Me Forever - Nihon Falcom - TurboGrafx-CD - 1990

Pop'n TwinBee - Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, Tomoya Tomita, Nobuyuki Akena, Saiko Miki, Masae Nakashima, Harumi Ueko, Yukie Morimoto, Michiru Yamane - Ocean - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

ToeJam and Earl - John Baker - ToeJam Slowjam - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Pilotwings - Soyo Oka - Rocketbelt - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - Mieko Ishikawa - Redmont, the Street of Trading - Riot - Genesis - 1991

Tetris Attack - Masaya Kuzume - Water Stage - Nintendo - SNES - 1996

Phantasy Star II - Tokuhiko Uwabo - Phantasy - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Front Mission - Yoko Shimomura, Noriko Matsueda - Shop - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

ToeJam and Earl - John Baker - Big Earl Bump - Sega - Genesis - 1991

NBA Jam - Jon Hey, Rick Fox (arr.) - Main Menu - Midway - SNES - 1994

Pilotwings - Soyo Oka - Skydiving - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

07 December 2010

Episode 6: Flying and Shooting

In Episode 6, the hosts explore music in the flying-shooter category.  They present classic tracks from Technosoft, Konami, Hudson Soft and more.  Full track listing below.



Key: Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year*

*The year specified is the year the version that we played was released.  For example, as some music from the same game may vary between Japanese and North American versions, generally, we play the North American version, which may or may not have been released the same year it was released in Japan.

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Metal Squad (Stage 8) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Life Force - Miki Higashino, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.), Shinya Sakamoto (arr.), Satoe Terashima (arr.), Atsushi Fujio (arr.) - Organic Life Forms (Stage 4) - Konami - NES - 1988

Top Gun - Kyouhei Sada - Missle Select - Konami - NES - 1987

The Guardian Legend - Masatomo Miyamoto (Miyamo Shant) - Area 21 - Compile/Broderbund - NES - 1989

Blazing Lazers - Masatomo Miyamoto - Area 4 - Compile/Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Legendary Wings - Tamayo Kawamoto, Manami Matsumae (arr.), Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (arr.) - Area 2 - Capcom - NES - 1988

Thunder Force III - Toshiharu Yamanishi - A War Without the End (Ending) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1990

Pop'n TwinBee - Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, Tomoya Tomita, Nobuyuki Akena, Saiko Miki, Masae Nakashima, Harumi Ueko, Yukie Morimoto, Michiru Yamane - Village Sky - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

Herzog Zwei - Naosuke Arai, Tomomi Ohtani - Sleight of Hand - Technosoft - Genesis - 1990

Air Fortress - Hideki Kanazashi (Escaper Kanagushi) - Inside the Fortress - HAL Laboratory - NES - 1987

Blazing Lazers - Masatomo Miyamoto - Final Boss - Compile/Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Star Fox - Hajime Hirasawa - Main Theme (End Credits) - Nintendo - SNES -1993
Darius Plus - Hisayoshi Ogura - Enter Your Initials - Taito - PC Engine - 1990

1943: The Battle of Midway - Kumi Yamaga (Jungle Kumi) - In-Game BGM 1 (Air Battle) - Capcom - arcade - 1987

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Takeshi Yoshida - Stranger (Stage 5 Boss) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Starship Hector - Takeaki Kunimoto - History 1 - Hudson Soft - NES - 1990

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Takeshi Yoshida - Evil Destroyer (Stage 1 Boss) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Life Force - Miki Higashino, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.), Shinya Sakamoto (arr.), Satoe Terashima (arr.), Atsushi Fujio (arr.) - Stars and LIght (Stage 6) - Konami - NES - 1988

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - The Sky Line (Stage 3A) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Gradius - Miki Higashino, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Level 4 - Konami - NES - 1986

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Love Dream (Maniac Ending) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Silver Surfer - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - BGM II - Software Creations - NES -1990

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Fighting Back (Stage 1A) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

30 November 2010

Episode 5: Square

In this episode, Brent and Rob present music from the company Square (and Squaresoft).  The hosts discuss the music as well as the genre of Role-Playing Games.  Full track listing below.



Key: Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year*

*The year specified is the year the version that we played was released.  For example, as some music from the same game may vary between Japanese and North American versions, generally, we play the North American version, which may or may not have been released the same year it was released in Japan.

Alcahest - Jun Ishikawa - Overworld - Square - Super Famicom - 1993

Final Fantasy Legend III - Ryuji Sasai, Chihiro Fujioka - Holy Ruins - Square - Game Boy - 1993

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - The Brink of Time - Square - SNES - 1995

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Robo's Theme - Square - SNES - 1995

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Meridian Dance - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Angel's Fear - Square - SNES - 1993

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Cave - Square - SNES - 1991

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Ending - Square - SNES - 1991

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - Hightension Wire - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Square's Tom Sawyer - Nobuo Uematsu - gameplay - Square - Famicom - 1989

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - New Continent - Square - SNES - 1994

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Morning Sunlight - Square - SNES - 1995

Bahamut Lagoon - Noriko Matsueda - Aqui-Land Mahaaru - Square - Super Famicom - 1996

Final Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Main Theme - Square - NES - 1990

Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - Ahead On Our Way - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Spirit of the Night - Square - SNES - 1993

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - Religion Thunder - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Ceremony - Square - SNES - 1993

Super Mario RPG - Yoko Shimomura - Beware the Forest's Mushrooms - Square - SNES - 1996

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Far Off Promise - Square - SNES - 1995

Secret of Evermore - Jeremy Soule - Ivor Tower (The Town) - Square - SNES - 1995

24 November 2010

Episode 4: Junko Tamiya

In this episode of The Legacy Music Hour, Brent and Rob present a composer focus on Junko Tamiya. They explore her music across several games and analyze her style (and various styles).  NOTE: Harumi Fujita composed Area 1 from Bionic Commando for the arcade, which Junko Tamiya only arranged for the NES.  The Legacy Music Hour was also mistaken about Darkwing Duck, which was actually composed by Yasuaki Fujita.  Full Track listing below.



Key: Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year*

*The year specified is the year the version that we played was released.  For example, as some music from the same game may vary between Japanese and North American versions, generally, we play the North American version, which may or may not have been released the same year it was released in Japan.

Bionic Commando - Harumi Fujita, Junko Tamiya (arr.) - Enemy Base - Capcom - NES - 1988

Strider - Junko Tamiya - Introduction 3 - Capcom - Genesis - 1990

Gun.Smoke - Junko Tamiya - Cheyenne River (Stage 5) - Capcom - NES - 1988

Sweet Home - Junko Tamiya - Ichirou and Mamiya - Capcom - Famicom - 1989

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Topsy-Turvy (Dream 7) - Capcom - NES - 1990

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

Street Fighter II Turbo - Yoko Shimomura - Title Screen - Capcom - SNES - 1993

Darkwing Duck - Yasuaki Fujita - Bushroot's Forest - Capcom - NES - 1992

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Nemo's House (Dream 5) - Capcom - NES - 1990

Gun.Smoke - Junko Tamiya - Ending - Capcom - NES - 1988

Strider - Junko Tamiya - Defense Line/Raid! - Capcom - Genesis - 1990

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Junko Tamiya - Planet 1, Area 2 - Capcom - NES - 1990

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Junko Tamiya - Planet 2, Area 2 - Capcom - NES - 1990

Bionic Commando - Junko Tamiya - Neutral Zone - Capcom - NES - 1988

Bionic Commando - Junko Tamiya - Processing Plant - Capcom - NES - 1988

Gun.Smoke - Junko Tamiya - Game Over - Capcom - NES - 1988

Gun.Smoke - Junko Tamiya - Hicksville (Stage 1) - Capcom - NES - 1988

Strider - Junko Tamiya - Grandmaster - Capcom - Genesis - 1990

Strider - Junko Tamiya - Hiryu/Theme for Counterattack - Capcom - Genesis - 1990

Sweet Home - Junko Tamiya - Battle Theme - Capcom - Famicom - 1989

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Mushroom Forest (Dream 1) - Capcom - NES - 1990

Strider - Junko Tamiya - Valleys and Rivers/Roaring - Capcom - Genesis - 1990

17 November 2010

Episode 3: Experimental Music

In this episode of The Legacy Music Hour, Brent and Rob present 16-bit and 8-bit "experimental" video game music.  They picked tracks which they found to be either unusual or progressive or both when listened to in the context of music for video games.  Full track listing below.



Key: Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year*

*The year specified is the year the version that we played was released.  For example, as some music from the same game may vary between Japanese and North American versions, generally, we play the North American version, which may or may not have been released the same year it was released in Japan.

Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Tamayo Kawamoto - Baron Rankle's Tower (Level 3) - Capcom - Genesis - 1989

Bari Bari Densetsu - unknown - gameplay - Taito - PC Engine - 1989

Rygar - T. Hasuya - Garloz - Tecmo - NES - 1987

Cadash - Pinch Punch - Mermaid - Taito - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

Metroid - Hirokazu Tanaka - Norfair - Nintendo - NES - 1987

Cadash - Pinch Punch - Gnome Village - Taito - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

Actraiser - Yuzo Koshiro - Bloodpool/Casandora - Enix - SNES - 1991

Cadash - Pinch Punch - 2nd Cave - Taito - TurboGrafix-16 - 1991

Strider  - Junko Tamiya - Siberian Tunnel/Driving Wheel/Big Run - Capcom - Genesis - 1990

Cadash - Pinch Punch - Outside the Final Castle - Taito - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

Contra - Kazuki Muraoka, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Alien's Lair - Konami - NES - 1988

Cyber Knight - Toshiaki Sakoda, Keiji Takeuchi - Town - Tonkin House - PC Engine - 1990

DoReMi Fantasy - Jun Chikuma - Windy Cliffs - Hudson Soft - Super Famicom - 1996

Marchen Maze - Satoshi Kobayashi (Koba),  Norihiko Togashi (Noririn) (arr.) - Round 2 - Namco - PC Engine - 1990

Solstice - Tim Follin - Title Screen - CSG Imagesoft - NES -1990

Marchen Maze - Satoshi Kobayashi (Koba),  Norihiko Togashi (Noririn) (arr.) - Round 4 - Namco - PC Engine - 1990

Karnov - unknown - Stage Theme - Data East - NES - 1988

Psychosis - unknown - 3rd Cause (Stage 3) - NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Strider - Harumi Fujita - Briefing Room - Capcom - NES - 1989

Volfied - Hisayoshi Ogura - Name Entry - Taito - PC Engine -1989

Equinox - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - Quagmire - Sony Imagesoft - SNES - 1994

09 November 2010

Episode 2: Racing Games

In this episode of The Legacy Music Hour, Brent and Rob discuss their new theme song as well as address some issues from Episode 1.  The theme of Episode 2 is Racing Games and the hosts present excellent tracks, making interesting discoveries along the way.  Full track listing below.



Key: Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year*

*The year specified is the year the version that we played was released.  For example, as some music from the same game may vary between Japanese and North American versions, generally, we play the North American version, which may or may not have been released the same year it was released in Japan.

R.C. Pro-Am - David Wise - Title Screen - Rare - NES - 1988

F-Zero - Naoto Ishida - Ending - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

Road Rash - Rob Hubbard - Pacific Coast - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

F-Zero - Yumiko Kanki - Port Town - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

Days of Thunder - Tania Smith - Title Screen - Mindscape - NES - 1990

Rad Racer - Nobuo Uematsu - Radio Station 2 - Square - NES - 1987

Knight Rider - Hiroshi Nishizawa - Ending - Pack-In-Video/Acclaim - NES - 1989

Out Run - Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Shinichiro Sato (arr.) - Splash Wave - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Skitchin' - Jeff van Dyck - Smog Dog - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

Super Mario Kart - Soyo Oka - Battle Mode - Nintendo - SNES 1992

Super Mario Kart - Soyo Oka - Koopa Beach - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

F-Zero - Yumiko Kanki - White Land - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

Rad Racer II - Nobuo Uematsu - Coast to Coast - Square - NES - 1990

Super Monaco GP - Tokuhiko Uwabo - Exhaust Fumes - Sega - Genesis - 1990

F1 Pole Position - Team Help - Mexico City - Human Entertainment - SNES - 1993

F-Zero - Yumiko Kanki - Mute City - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

Super Mario Kart - Soyo Oka - Ending - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

03 November 2010

Episode 1: Theme Song

The first episode of The Legacy Music Hour is up!  In this installment, Brent and Rob search for a theme song for the show.  Full track listing below.



Key: Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year*

*The year specified is the year the version that we played was released.  For example, as some soundtracks of the same game may vary between Japanese and North American versions, generally, we play the North American version, which may or may not have been released the same year it was released in Japan.

Metroid - Hirokazu Tanaka - Brinstar - Nintendo - NES - 1987

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Stand Up Against Myself (Staff Roll) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Mega Man 3 - Yasuaki Fujita - Title Screen - Capcom - NES - 1990

Who Framed Roger Rabbit - David Wise - Game Over - LJN - NES - 1989

Rambo - Tohru Hasahe, Minki Motoyama - Title Screen - Acclaim/Pack-In-Video - NES - 1988

Pit-Fighter - The Doomsday Machine - Title Screen - Atari Games - Sega Master System - 1991

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Dwarf Castle - Square - SNES - 1991

Tecmo World Wrestling - Keiji Yamagishi, Mayuko Okamura, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Mitsuhito Tanaka - Fight Music 1 - Tecmo - NES - 1990

Super Mario Kart - Soyo Oka - Rainbow Road - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

Road Rash - Rob Hubbard - Title Screen - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

Pilotwings - Soyo Oka - Hangglider - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

Streets of Rage - Yuzo Koshiro - The Street of Rage (Intro) - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Legacy of the Wizard - Yuzo Koshiro (comp., arr.), Mieko Ishikawa (comp.) - Overworld - Falcom/Broderbund - NES - 1989

Double Dragon - Kazunaka Yamane - Title Screen - Tradewest - NES - 1988

Blaster Master - Naoki Kodaka - Area 1 - Sunsoft - NES - 1988

T & C Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage - Tsukasa Masuko - Level Music - LJN - NES - 1988