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.) - Area 1 - 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 - POW Camp - Capcom - NES - 1988

Bionic Commando - Junko Tamiya - Area 2 - 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 - gameplay - Taito - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

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

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

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

Cadash - Pinch Punch - gameplay - Taito - TurboGrafix-16 - 1991

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

Cadash - Pinch Punch - gameplay - 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, Mike Bartlow - 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 - Song 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 - 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 - Tecmo - NES - 1990

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

Road Rash - Rob Hubbard, Mike Bartlow - 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 Kadoka - Area 1 - Sunsoft - NES - 1988

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