27 April 2011

Episode 26: Beyond 16-Bit

In this very unusual episode, Brent and Rob look beyond the 16-bit era, and showcase music from the Playstation, Wii, Nintendo 64, and more.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (the version we played was released)

Metal Gear Solid - Takanari Ishiyama, Gigi Meroni, Kazuki Muraoka, Lee Jeon Myung, Hiroyuki Togo - Warhead Storage - Konami - PlayStation - 1998

Wario Land: Shake It! - Tomoya Tomita, Minako Hamano - Just Plains - Good-Feel/Nintendo - Wii - 2008

Nights: Journey of Dreams - Tomoko Sasaki - Sky Concert - Sega - Wii - 2007

Mario Golf - Motoi Sakuraba - Shy Guy Desert - Nintendo - N64 - 1999

I-War - unknown - Main Title Theme - Imagitec Design - Atari Jaguar - 1995

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Kumi Tanioka (Yae, vocals) - Kaze no Ne - Square Enix - GameCube - 2003

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness - Masahiko Kimura - Invisible Sorrow (Tunnel) - Konami - N64 - 1999

Legend of Mana - Yoko Shimomura - Moonlit City Roa - Square - PlayStation - 2000

Sega Rally 2 - Hideki Naganuma,Tomonori Sawada - Soul on Desert - Sega - Dreamcast - 1999

Sigma Harmonics - Masashi Hamauzu - Hope Given "Dance of the Dog's Howl" - Square Enix - Nintendo DS - 2008

ICO - Michiru Oshima - Castle in the Mist - Sony Computer Entertainment - PS2 - 2001

Mega Man 9 - Ippo Yamada - Thunder Tornado (Tornado Man Stage) - Capcom - WiiWare - 2008

Halo 3 - Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori -  Rock Anthem for Saving the World - Bungie/Microsoft - Xbox 360 - 2007

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

Star Control II - Burke Treischmann, Dan Nicholson, Riku Nuottajärvi, Eric Berge, Erol Otus, Marc Brown, Aaron Grier, Kevin Palivec,Tommy Dunbar - Hyperspace - Accolade - Panasonic 3DO - 1992

Mega Man Network Transmission - Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Yousuke Yasui -  Garden System (Needle Man Stage) - Capcom - GameCube - 2003

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean - Motoi Sakuraba - Gentle Wind - Namco - GameCube - 2004

Super Mario 64 - Koji Kondo - Dire, Dire Docks - Nintendo - N64 - 1996

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Koji Kondo - Windmill Hut - Nintendo - N64 - 1998

21 April 2011

Episode 25: Nobuo Uematsu

The boys focus on video game music legend, Nobuo Uematsu, showcasing a breadth of tracks from his vast body of work during the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  NOTE: The Legacy Music Hour accidentally left out King's Knight (NES), which should have been played first before 3-D WorldRunner.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (the version we played was released)

3-D WorldRunner - Nobuo Uematsu - Invincibility Theme - Square/Acclaim - NES - 1987

Rad Racer - Nobuo Uematsu - Sunset Coastline (Song 1) - Square - NES - 1987

JJ - Nobuo Uematsu - Main Stage Theme - Square - Famicom - 1987

Final Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Airship - Square - NES - 1990

Hanjuku Hero - Nobuo Uematsu - gameplay - Square - Famicom - 1988

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Main Theme - Square - Famicom - 1988

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

The Final Fantasy Legend - Nobuo Uematsu - Hurry Up! - Square - Game Boy - 1990

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Town of Water - Square - Famicom - 1990

Final Fantasy Legend II - Nobuo Uematsu, Kenji Ito - Mystery of the Secret Treasure - Square - Game Boy - 1991

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Toroian Beauty - Square - SNES - 1991

Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - My Home, Sweet Home - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Celes - Square - SNES - 1994

Front Mission: Gun Hazard - Nobuo Uematsu - Remains - Square - Super Famicom - 1996

DynamiTracer - Nobuo Uematsu - Music Factory - Square - Super Famicom Satellaview - 1996

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Save Them! - Square - SNES - 1994

Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - Four Valiant Hearts - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Cid's Theme - Square - SNES - 1991

DynamiTracer - Nobuo Uematsu - Twin Star 1 - Square - Super Famicom Satellaview - 1996

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Setzer - Square - SNES - 1994

Hanjuku Hero - Nobuo Uematsu - Field Fall - Square - Famicom - 1988

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Overworld (Main Theme) - Square - SNES - 1991

The Final Fantasy Legend - Nobuo Uematsu - Prologue - Square - Game Boy - 1990

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Elia, the Maiden of Water - Square - Famicom - 1990

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Blackjack - Square - SNES - 1994

Final Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy Theme (Opening Theme) - Square - NES - 1990

13 April 2011

Episode 24: Punching and Kicking

In this episode, Brent and Rob focus on music from beat 'em up games.  They also share stories about black belts, martial arts, and Russian sweat.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (the version we played was released)

Bad Dudes - Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida, Shogo Sakai (arr.), Takafumi Miura (arr.), Yuji Suzuki (arr.), Yusuke Takahama (arr.), Junichi Uchida (arr.), Y. Nakamura (arr.) - Stages 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7 - Data East - NES - 1989

Last Battle - unknown - Indoor Level - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Streets of Rage 2- Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima - In the Bar - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Double Dragon - Kazunaka Yamane - Stage 3 - Tradewest - NES - 1988

River City Ransom - Kazuo Sawa - Password - Technos Japan - NES - 1990

Battletoads - David Wise - Turbo Tunnel - Rare/Tradewest - NES - 1991

Double Dragon II: The Revenge - Kazunaka Yamane - Final Battle - Technos Japan - NES - 1990

Black Belt - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Main BGM - Sega - Genesis - 1986

DJ Boy - Tatsuya Watanabe, S. Aizu, M. Yoshida - Round 4 - Kaneko - Genesis - 1990

Final Fight 2 - Mari Yamaguchi, Yasuaki Fujita, Yuki Iwai, Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara - Sleep Junk Down - Capcom - SNES - 1993

The Ninja Warriors - Hisayashi Ogura - Motherless Children (Stage 5) - Taito - PC Engine - 1989

Altered Beast - Tohru Nakabayashi, Kazuhiko Nagai (arr.) - Altered Beast (Transformation) - Sega - Genesis - 1989

River City Ransom - Kazuo Sawa - Menu - Technos Japan - NES - 1990

Growl - Yasuhisa Watanabe - Rune & Ark - Taito - Genesis - 1991

Two Crude Dudes - Adzusa Hara, Tatsuya Kiuchi, Hiroaki Yoshida, Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.) - Intro - Data East - Genesis - 1991

Golden Axe - Tohru Nakabayashi - Path of Fiend - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Vigilante - Masato Ishizaki - gameplay - Irem/Data East - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game - Kozo Nakamura - Winter's Here (Scene 3 part 1) - Ultra Games - NES - 1991

Final Fight - Yoshihiro Sakaguchi, Yoko Shimomura, Toshio Kajino (arr.) - Slim Subway Smash - Capcom - SNES - 1991

06 April 2011

Episode 23: Konami

Episode 23 is a focus on the wonderful music from Konami (and Ultra Games).  Brent and Rob share their favorite tracks from titles such as Contra, Sunset Riders, Metal Gear and more!  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (the version we played was released)

Contra - Kazuki Muraoka, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Snow Field - Konami - NES - 1988

Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - Hidehiro Funauchi - Praying Hands (Cloud Castle) - Konami - Game Boy - 1991

Super C - Kazuki Muraoka, Motoaki Furukawa, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Massacre Mountains - Konami - NES - 1990

The Adventures of Bayou Billy - Atsushi Fujio, Hidenori Maezawa, Kyouhei Sada, Tsutomu Ogura - BGM A - Konami - NES - 1989

The Legend of the Mystical Ninja - Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko - King Rykyu's Secret - Konami - SNES - 1992

Metal Gear - Kazuki Muraoka - Intruder Detected - Ultra Games - NES - 1988

Sparkster - Akira Yamaoka, Michiru Yamane, Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, M. Matsuhira - Lakeside - Konami - SNES - 1994

Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition - Miki Higashino - Victory Theme - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Contra III: The Alien Wars - Miki Higashino, Masanori Adachi, Tachihi Iwase - Nesting in the Sands - Konami - SNES - 1992

Contra - Kazuki Muraoka, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Enemy Base - Konami - NES - 1988

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino, Y. Manno (arr.), Kozo Nakamura (arr.) - Skate On! (Scene 4 part 1) - Ultra Games - NES - 1991

Lethal Enforcers II: GunFighters - Tsuyoshi Sekito, Yuichi Sakakura - Saloon Showdown (Stage 3-2) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Castlevania - Satoe Terashima - Out of Time (Stage 6) - Konami - NES - 1987

Operation C - Hidehiro Funauchi - Ending - Ultra Games - Game Boy - 1991

Life Force - Miki Higashino, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.), Shinya Sakamoto (arr.), Satoe Terashima (arr.), Atsushi Fujio (arr.) - Meteorolite (Stage 2) - Konami - NES - 1988

Junction - unknown - Sound Test 2 - Micronet (dev.)/Konami (pub.) - Genesis - 1990

Sunset Riders - Motoaki Furukawa, Masahiro Ikariko (arr.). Hideto Inoue (arr.) - Butch Cassidy and Sunset Riders (Train Stage 1) - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Sunset Riders - Motoaki Furukawa, Masahiro Ikariko (arr.). Hideto Inoue (arr.) - The Big Win (Staff Roll) - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Rocket Knight Adventures - Masanori Oouchi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masanori Adachi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane - Stage 5-1 - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Nemesis - Michiru Yamane, Tomoya Tomita - A Fighter - Konami - Game Boy - 1990

Axelay - Taro Kudou - Unkai - Konami - SNES - 1992