30 December 2011

Live Event: MAME THAT CHUNE on 1/21/12

The Legacy Music Hour and SF Sketchfest present MAME THAT CHUNE, a video game music game show and dance party with Brent Weinbach and Rob F.!  MAME THAT CHUNE is "Name That Tune" for video game music of the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  Before the show starts, audience members will have an opportunity to enter a drawing to compete.  Three audience members will be selected to compete along with three comedian contestants: Sal Calanni, Jeff Reitman (Wackygamer Podcast), and Adam McLaughlin (Wackygamer Podcast).  So get there early if you want to compete.

Also included are two side contests, which audience members can enter as well: VGM Karaoke, where contestants sing along to a video game track of their choice with either prepared written lyrics, lyrics you make up on the spot, or humming along gibberish. Audience will vote by applause on the winner, based on overall performance and ability to sing along with the melody of the piece.  And finally, there's Legacy Dance: Battle Mode, which is a video game music dance battle.

After the game show is over, the DANCE PARTY begins and will last for about an hour.  The music will ONLY be video game music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era. No remixes, no covers, no adaptations of non-video game music -just pure, original, dancy music from the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, Game Boy, and more!

Again, sign up at the beginning of the night to become a possible contestant for the contests.   Prizes courtesy of Golden Star Games in Los Angeles, CA and Destiny Games in Canton, MI.


The Legacy Music Dance Party
MAME THAT CHUNE
January 21st, 2012
5:30pm - 7:30pm (NOTE EARLY SHOW)
$10.00, 21 and over
Hemlock Tavern
1131 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

28 December 2011

Episode 61: Animals

The theme of Episode 61 is Animals, that is, animal-centric games or portions of games.  Brent and Rob also talk about the gifts they received (or didn't receive) for Christmas.  Full track listing below.



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

Donald Duck Mahou No Boushi - Takahisa Hirano, Takeshi Miura - Monstrous Creatures - Epoch - Super Famicom - 1995

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - David Wise - Stickerbrush Symphony - Rare - SNES - 1995

Rocket Knight Adventures - Masanori Oouchi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masanori Adachi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane - Stage 5-2 - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Lion King II - unknown - Qin's Tomb - unknown - Mega Drive (China) - unknown

Battletoads - David Wise - Wookie Hole - Rare/Tradewest - NES - 1991

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 - unknown - Stage 2: Sewer - Capcom - NES - 1994

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

Rockin' Kats - Tsukasa Masuko (Macco) - Sky Ace - Atlus - NES - 1991

Tenchi Sōzō - Masanori Hikichi - Willful Lion - Quintet/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

Ecco Jr. - Andy Armer DMP, Gabor Foltan, Laszlo Fazekas - Home Sea, The Sea of Music, Melodic Waters - Novotrade International/Sega - Genesis - 1995

Daffy Duck in Hollywood - Matt Furniss - Options/Game Over - Probe Entertainment Limited/Sega - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Garfield: Caught in the Act - Dwight Stone, Jeffrye Tveraas - Count Slobula's Castle - Sega - Genesis - 1995

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - Koji Kondo - Flower Garden - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Snake Rattle 'n' Roll - David Wise - Level 6, 9, and 10 - Rare - NES - 1990

Star Fox - Hajime Hirasawa - Sector Y - Nintendo - SNES -1993

24 December 2011

Video: Secret of Santa

Here is Brent Weinbach's Secret of Mana Christmas story, Secret of Santa, as mentioned in Episode 60.  Previous experience playing Secret of Mana recommended:

21 December 2011

Episode 60: Free Play 6

Brent and Rob play whatever they want for Episode 60.  They also do another round of VGM Karaoke.  This time, Rob experiments with a new sort of lyrical approach while Brent presents a very special Secret of Mana based Christmas song.  Happy holidays!  Full track listing below.



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

Master of Monsters - Hayato Matsuo (comp., arr.), Koichi Sugiyama (advisor), Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.) - Standing in the White Fortress (BGM 05) - Renovation - Genesis - 1991

Sonic Blast Man II - K. Watanabe, Naoto Yagishita - Plane - Taito - SNES - 1994

Asterix - Alberto José González - Rome - Infogrames/Bit Managers - Game Boy (Europe) - 1993

Tales of Phantasia - Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, Ryota Furuya - Lake on Ymir - Namco/Wolf Team - Super Famicom - 1996

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita - Cave - Natsume/Bandai - SNES - 1994

Crusader of Centy - Motokazu Shinoda - Water Lily - Nextech/Atlus - Genesis - 1994

Platoon - Jonathan Dunn (New) - Ending - Sunsoft/Ocean Software - NES - 1988

Insector X - unknown - Silent Mad Service (Round 3: In the Sewers) - Hot-B (dev.)/Sage Creations (pub.)/Taito (licensed by) - Genesis - 1990

Great Greed - Katsuro Tajima (Chopin) - Title Screen - Namco - Game Boy - 1993

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Koji Kondo - Majestic Castle - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

Romancing SaGa - Kenji Ito - Sailing the Ocean - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

Treasure Hunter G - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Hamarira Hahihi - Sting/Square - Super Famicom - 1996

Blaster Master - Naoki Kodaka - Area 2 - Sunsoft - NES - 1988

14 December 2011

Episode 59: Square Squared

For Episode 59, Brent and Rob revisit the focus of Episode 5, Square (and Squaresoft), the legendary company specializing in role-playing games such as Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger.  Basically, it's Square part 2, or Square 2, which makes it look like it could be called Square Squared, thus the title of the episode.  This time, Brent and Rob delve into lesser known Square titles, mostly stuff that was only released in Japan, and in turn, discover some wonderful gems.  Full track listing below.


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

Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - Captain Square - Square - Super Famicom - 1994

Thexder - Hibiki Godai - Main Stage Theme - Game Arts/Square - Famicom - 1985

Treasure Hunter G - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Emperor of Balladry - Sting/Square - Super Famicom - 1996

Treasure Hunter G - Mitsuhito Tanaka (John Pee) - The World's Cavern 1 - Sting/Square - Super Famicom - 1996

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - Harvest November - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Romancing SaGa 3 - Kenji Ito - Magical Tank Battle - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Rudra no Hihou - Ryuji Sasai - Sword of the Valiant - Square - Super Famicom - 1996

King's Knight - Nobuo Uematsu - Final Stage - Square - NES - 1989

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Tell a Strange Tale - Square - SNES - 1993

JJ - Nobuo Uematsu - Invincibility - Square - Famicom - 1987

Romancing SaGa 3 - Kenji Ito - Gen's Castle Battle - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Romancing SaGa - Kenji Ito - Theme of Aisha - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

Hanjuku Hero: Aah, Sekai yo Hanjuku Nare...!! - Koichi Sugiyama - Faraway Hometown of the Egg - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

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

The Final Fantasy Legend - Nobuo Uematsu - Furious Battle - Square - Game Boy - 1990

07 December 2011

Episode 58: Military and War

A-TEN-HUT!  At ease, listeners.  For this mission, Lieutenant Weinbach and Sergeant Switch focus on games (or parts of games) that have a significant connection to military or war content.  Now drop down, grab your radio, and settle into your foxhole, privates.  ENJOY-HUT!  Full track listing below.



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

Silent Service - David Wise - gameplay - Rare/Ultra Games - NES - 1989

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero - Nobuyuki Shioda (Shiochan), Yusuke Takahama (Takaha) - Fang/Buzz Boar/Pogo Battle Ball (Invincibility) - KID/Taxan - NES - 1991

Liberty or Death - unknown - Ending (Britain Wins) - Koei - Genesis - 1994

Famicom Wars - Hirokazu Tanaka - Red Star - Nintendo - Famicom - 1988

1943: The Battle of Midway - unknown - Boss BGM 2 (Sea Battle) - Capcom - NES - 1988

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - Yusuke Takahama - Level 3 and 16 (Rooftops) - KID/Capcom - NES - 1992

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero - Nobuyuki Shioda (Shiochan), Yusuke Takahama (Takaha) - Boss Battle III - KID/Taxan - NES - 1991

Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45 - Yuji Ohno - Air Commander - Koei - Genesis - 1994

Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf - Michiru Ooshima - Mongolian Strategy - Koei - Genesis - 1993

Stealth - unknown - Ending - Hect - Super Famicom - 1992

Liberty or Death - unknown - American Strategy - Koei - SNES - 1994

Sgt. Saunders' Combat! - Masumi Takimoto (Hiroo Tengenji), Yoshiaki Kubotera, Masanori Hikichi, Tomohiro Endoh - gameplay - ChickenHead/ASCII - Super Famicom - 1995

P-47: The Freedom Fighter - Shizuyoshi Okamura - Stage 2 - Aicom - PC Engine - 1989

P.T.O. II: Pacific Theatre of Operations - Yoichiro Yoshikawa - American Weapon Production - Koei - SNES - 1995

Super Street Fighter II - Yoko Shimomura, Ippo Yamada (arr.) (?) - Guile - Capcom - Super Famicom - 1994