31 October 2011

Episode 53: Scary Music

Not to be confused with horror themed games, Episode 53 features scary and spooky sounding music, just in time for Halloween.  The Legacy Music Hour dares you to listen to this episode in the dark!  Full track listing below.



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

Clock Tower - Kouji Niikura - Don't Cry, Jennifer - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1995

Dungeon Explorer - Tsukasa Masuko (Tukasa Macco) - Dungeon - Atlus/Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Tamayo Kawamoto -  Beelzebub (Level 5 Boss) - Capcom - Genesis - 1989

Pokemon Blue Version - Junichi Masuda - Lavender Town - Game Freak/Nintendo - Game Boy - 1998

Tenchi Sōzō - Miyoko Kobayashi - Wandering Spirits - Quintet/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, Hidenori Maezawa - Demon Seed - Konami - NES - 1990

Demon's Crest - Toshihiko Horiyama - Catacombs of the Dead - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Little Samson - Kazuhide Sasuga, Yukimari - Floating Castle pt I - Taito - NES - 1992

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

Bram Stoker's Dracula - Matt Furniss - Stage 4-2 - Sony Imagesoft - Genesis - 1993

The Battle of Olympus - Kazuo Sawa - Tartarus - Broderbund - NES - 1990

EarthBound - Hirokazu Tanaka - Giygas' Intro - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Super Metroid - Minako Hamano - Maridia Rocky Underwater Area - Nintendo - SNES - 1994

Dungeon Explorer - Tsukasa Masuko (Tukasa Macco) - Boss Destroyed - Atlus/Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Splatterhouse - Yoshinori Kawamoto - Poltergeist (First Part) - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

27 October 2011

Episode 52: Best Of Year In Review

Brent and Rob countdown towards the new year of The Legacy Music Hour by sharing their TOP TEN video game music tracks from the last 51 episodes.  The music selected is only stuff they discovered within the last year and that was played on the podcast, meaning if they already had prior knowledge of a soundtrack before a year ago, that soundtrack would not be eligible for this episode.  Partial track listing below.



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

Super Mario World - Koji Kondo - Staff Roll/The Yoshis are Home/Cast List - Nintendo - SNES - 1990

22 October 2011

Bonus: F. Switch Dance Mix Uno

As a gift to the listeners, Brent and Rob have decided to release full uninterrupted sets of music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  These are sets that were originally debuted at the Legacy Music Dance Party.  This first set of music is from Rob F. Switch and includes tracks from Sega Genesis, NES and SNES.  See if you can guess which tracks are included.  Playing this set while dancing and/or driving is highly recommended!  Enjoy.


19 October 2011

Episode 51: Girls, Girls, Girls

Female composers are the focus of Episode 51.  In a few cases, men were involved with the arrangement and sound design, but as far as the actual compositions go, every single piece of music played on this episode was composed by a woman.  And, a good share of the major companies are represented: Nintendo, Konami, Capcom,Taito, and Hudson Soft.  Full track listing below.



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

SimCity - Soyo Oka - Capital - Nintendo - SNES - 1993

Street Fighter II Turbo - Yoko Shimomura - Chun Li - Capcom - SNES - 1993

Strider - Harumi Fujita - Australia, Japan, and Los Angeles - Capcom - NES - 1989

Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf - Michiru Ooshima - Opening Theme - Koei - Genesis - 1993

Legendary Wings - Tamayo Kawamoto, Manami Matsumae (arr.), Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (arr.) - Area 4 - Capcom - NES - 1988

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

Faxanadu - Jun Chikuma - World Tree - Hudson Soft - NES - 1989

The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey & Minnie - Mari Yamaguchi - The Frozen Plains - Capcom - Genesis - 1994

Street Fighter II Turbo - Yoko Shimomura - Balrog - Capcom - SNES - 1993

Castlevania: Bloodlines - Michiru Yamane - Iron-Blue Intention (Stage 4) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi - Yuka Tsujiyoko (Yuka Bamba) - Battle Map 1: Player Attack - Nintendo - Famicom - 1990

Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Tamayo Kawamoto - Unused (Name Entry, 2nd or Below) - Capcom - Genesis - 1989

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Nightmare Land (Dream 8) - Capcom - NES - 1990

Thunder Fox - Kazuko Umino - Ending - Taito - Genesis - 1991

Life Force - Miki Higashino, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.), Shinya Sakamoto (arr.), Satoe Terashima (arr.), Atsushi Fujio (arr.) - Road to Mystery (Stage 5) - Konami - NES - 1988

13 October 2011

Episode 50: Free Play 5

Episode 50 means another free play episode!  Brent and Rob celebrate without a cake but with Nintendo collector cards.  Of course, they play and talk about good video game music too.  The free play episodes are meant to have no topic restrictions, but this episode ends up being about vampires, which works out, because Halloween is coming up in a couple weeks.  Full track listing below.



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

Tales of Phantasia - Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, Ryota Furuya - The Stream of Time - Namco/Wolf Team - Super Famicom - 1996

Sutte Hakkun - Akito Nakatsuka - Stage 10 - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1998

Winning Shot - unknown - Intro - Data East - PC Engine - 1989

Nosferatu - Masanao Akahori - Main Theme - SETA - SNES - 1995

Wonder Momo - unknown - Intermission 3 - Namco - PC Engine - 1989

Rygar - Michiharu Hasuya (T. Hasuya) - Cave - Tecmo - NES - 1987

Soul Blazer - Yukihide Takekawa - The Shrine of the Master - Quintet/Enix - Super Nintendo - 1992

Quartet - Katsuhiro Hayashi -  Oki Rap (without voice) - Sega - arcade - 1986

Fatal Labyrinth - E. Fugu - Staff Roll - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Ghost House - unknown - House - Sega - Sega Master System - 1986

The Sword of Hope - Hiroyuki Masuno - Title Screen - Kemco - Game Boy - 1991

Xandra no Daibōken: Valkyrie to no Deai - Norihiko Togashi, Nakanobu, Ebihara - Dark Cloud - Namco - Super Famicom - 1992

Wonder Momo - unknown - Ending - Namco - PC Engine - 1989

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

Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest - Ryuji Sasai - Fossil Labryrinth - Square - SNES - 1992

05 October 2011

Episode 49: Koichi Sugiyama

For Episode 49, Brent and Rob focus on famed Dragon Quest composer Koichi Sugiyama.  After a healthy and established musical career in television and pop music, Sugiyama started composing music for video games when he was already in his 50's, and even now at age 80, he still composes music for the Dragon Quest franchise.  Full track listing below.  NOTE: The Japanese versions of the Dragon Warrior games were actually released a few years before they were released in North America, so keep that in mind when looking at the year as the music is the same for both versions.



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

Dragon Warrior - Koichi Sugiyama - Unknown World/Overworld - Chunsoft/Nintendo - NES - 1989

Dragon Warrior - Koichi Sugiyama - Tantengel Castle (Throne) - Chunsoft/Nintendo - NES - 1989

Dragon Warrior II - Koichi Sugiyama - Recounting the Journey - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1990

Dragon Warrior III - Koichi Sugiyama - Heavenly Flight - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1991

Dragon Warrior IV - Koichi Sugiyama - Tomboy Princess' March (Alena) - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1992

Dragon Quest V - Koichi Sugiyama - Taking to the Skies - Enix/Chunsoft - Super Famicom - 1992

Dragon Quest VI - Koichi Sugiyama - Inviting Village - Enix/Heartbeat - Super Famicom - 1995

E.V.O.: Search for Eden - Koichi Sugiyama, Motoaki Takenouchi (arr.) - Undersea Maze - Enix/Almanic - SNES - 1993

Monopoly - Koichi Sugiyama - Game on 1F - Tomy - Super Famicom - 1993

Hanjuku Hero: Aah, Sekai yo Hanjuku Nare...!! - Koichi Sugiyama - Ah, May the World be Half-Boiled...! - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

J.E.S.U.S.: Kyōfu no Bio Monster - Koichi Sugiyama - Main Theme - Enix/King Records - Famicom - 1989

Tetris 2 + BomBliss - Koichi Sugiyama - In-Game 6/Staff Roll - Chunsoft/BPS - Famicom - 1991

Akagawa Jirou no Yuurei Ressha - Koichi Sugiyama, Yasuhiro Taguchi - gameplay - Mighty Craft/King Records - Famicom - 1991

Torneko no Daibōken: Fushigi no Dungeon - Koichi Sugiyama - Volcanic Zone - Chunsoft - Super Famicom - 1993

Syvalion - Hayato Matsuo, Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - Chapter 1 - Taito/Toshiba - Super Famicom - 1992

Master of Monsters - Hayato Matsuo (comp., arr.), Koichi Sugiyama (advisor), Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.) - Into the Deep Blue Sky (BGM 06) - Renovation - Genesis - 1991

Master of Monsters - Hayato Matsuo (comp., arr.), Koichi Sugiyama (advisor), Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.) - Large Green Meadow (BGM 04) - Renovation - Genesis - 1991

Itadaki Street 2: Neon Sign wa Bara Iro ni - Kyohei Tsutsumi, Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - Well, Then - Tomcat System/Enix - Super Famicom - 1994

Dragon Warrior IV - Koichi Sugiyama - Balloon's Flight - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1992

J.E.S.U.S.: Kyōfu no Bio Monster - Koichi Sugiyama - gameplay - Enix/King Records - Famicom - 1989

Dragon Warrior IV - Koichi Sugiyama - Cursed Towers - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1992

Dragon Warrior II - Koichi Sugiyama - All Hope is Lost... - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1990

Dragon Warrior - Koichi Sugiyama - Title Theme - Chunsoft/Nintendo - NES - 1989