01 June 2011

Episode 31: Shorties

A "shorty," as defined by The Legacy Music Hour, is a video game music piece that is around ten seconds or less in length.  For Episode 31, Brent and Rob focus soley on shorties.  Some of them loop, some of them end, none of them are longer than fifteen seconds.  Full track listing below.



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

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Masato Nakamura - Options - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Comix Zone - Howard Drossin - Sega Logo - Sega - Genesis - 1995

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

Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi - Yuka Tsujiyoko (Yuka Bamba) - Ally Falls - Nintendo - Famicom - 1990

Metroid - Hirokazu Tanaka - Enter: Samus - Nintendo - NES - 1987

Melville's Flame - Yukihiko Kitahara - unknown - Interlink/Gakken - Famicom - 1988

Karnov - unknown - The End (Part 2) - Namco/SAS Sakata/Data East - Famicom - 1987

Bad Dudes - Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida, Shogo Sakai (arr.), Takafumi Miura (arr.), Yuji Suzuki (arr.), Yusuke Takahama (arr.), Junichi Uchida (arr.), Y. Nakamura (arr.) - Stage Clear - Data East - NES - 1989

Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi - Password Screen - Capcom - NES - 1989

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - Level Completed - Nintendo - NES - 1990

Mega Man 3 - Yasuaki Fujita - Enter Your Password - Capcom - NES - 1990

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

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

Kings of the Beach - unknown - End Of Game - Ultra Games - NES - 1990

Contra - Kazuki Muraoka, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Title Screen - Konami - NES - 1988

Double Dragon - Kazunaka Yamane - Victory! - Tradewest/Technos Japan - NES - 1988

Rockman and Forte - Naoshi Mizuta, Akari Kaida, Kirichan - Player Select - Capcom - Super Famicom - 1998

Beast Wrestler - Shinobu Ogawa, Takaharu Umezu - Game Over - Telenet Japan - Genesis - 1991

F-Zero - Yumiko Kanki - Select Time Theme - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

To The Earth - unknown - Game Over - Nintendo - NES - 1989

Super Mario Kart - Soyo Oka - Bowser's Ranks - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

M.U.S.H.A. - Toshiaki Sakoda - Round Clear - Seismic/Compile - Genesis - 1990

Pilotwings - Soyo Oka - Choose Aircraft - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! - Kenji Yamamoto, Akito Nakatsuka, Yukio Kaneoka - Get Up Little Mac!! - Nintendo - NES - 1987

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Mari Yamaguchi - Game Over - Capcom - SNES - 1991

Genghis Khan - Yoko Kanno - unknown - Koei - NES - 1989

Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Tamayo Kawamoto - Continue - Capcom - Genesis - 1989

Son Son II - Manami Matsumae (Manami Gotoh) - Continue - Capcom - PC Engine - 1989

Street Fighter II Turbo - Yoko Shimomura - Continue? - Capcom - SNES - 1993

Vectorman - Jon Holland - Stage Clear - BlueSky Software - Genesis - 1995

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

Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports - Minako Matsuhira - Success Results! - Konami - Game Boy - 1994

Kirby's Adventure - Hirokazu Ando - Butter Building - HAL Laboratory - NES - 1993

Aero Blasters - Tatsuya Watanabe - Game Over - Kaneko - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Gradius III - Shinji Tasaka, Motoaki Furukawa, Kenichi Matsubara, Seiichi Fukami, Kazuki Muraoka (arr.), Kazuhiko Uehara (arr.), Harumi Ueko (arr.), Yukie Morimoto (arr.) - Boss 2 - Konami - SNES - 1991

Bravoman - Norio Nakagata - Stage Clear - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Super Mario World - Koji Kondo - Forest of Illusion (World 5) - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

The Tower of Druaga - Junko Ozawa - Entering Level - Namco - PC Engine - 1992

Actraiser - Yuzo Koshiro - Descent - Enix - SNES - 1991

Blades of Steel - unknown - Game End - Konami - NES - 1988

Nosferatu - Masanao Akahori - March 8, 1990 - SETA - SNES - 1995

W Ring: The Double Rings - unknown - Stage Clear - Naxat Soft - PC Engine - 1990

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Close Your Eyelids - Square - SNES - 1993

6 comments:

  1. Metroid's Enter: Samus or Samus Appears theme has been one of my favorite short themes since I first heard it.

    I actually use it as my custom logon sound for my computers. Haha.

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  2. @Tonyx35 I love it, even though it's so short. I also play a rendition of it on piano.

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  3. Great idea for an episode. Love that Mega Man 3 password jingle!

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  4. The Sonic 2 options jingle sounds so great because it's a bit of melodic foreshadowing of the ending theme!

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  5. I've been listening to LMH in order methodically for a good while (one a day at work, four days a week), and I'm on my second time through. (This explains why I keep commenting on old episodes.) I also listen to the new episodes as they come out, and as it happens, I listened to this episode on Thursday, the day after episode 171 came out. In that episode, you played VGM karaoke by John from Mankato, and he sang over the Forest of Illusion music. All of his lyrics came from the discussion of the track in this episode, and it was funny to listen to this the next day and realize that!

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  6. Madlib sampled the Contra title screen music for this track https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VjyP8CiNPK0

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