26 December 2012

Episode 113: New Age Music 2

New Age music to bring in the New Year.  This is Brent and Rob's second time focusing on the New Age genre within video game music of the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  Sometimes more melodic, sometimes more ambient, the music in this episode is relaxing and also contemplative.  The boys also talk about hats.  Full track listing below.



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

New Horizons - Yoko Kanno - Mast in the Mist - Koei - SNES - 1994

Harvest Moon - Tsuyoshi Tanaka (CHACKey) - Star Night Festival - Natsume/Amccus - SNES - 1997

Xandra no Daibōken: Valkyrie to no Deai - Norihiko Togashi, Nakanobu, Ebihara - Song for the Golden Bird - Namco - Super Famicom - 1992

Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Yasunori Shiono - Town - Neverland/Natsume - SNES - 1996

Stealth - unknown - Mission Briefing - Hect - Super Famicom - 1992

Othello World - Kimitaka Matsumae, Manami Matsumae - Freedom Zone and Ocean Opening - Dice/Tsukuda Original - Super Famicom - 1992

Secret of Evermore - Jeremy Soule - Fields of Gothica - Square - SNES - 1995

Arcus Odyssey - Motoi Sakuraba - Act 2-1: Prison - Wolf Team/Renovation - Genesis - 1991

Famicom Jump II: Saikyou no Shichinin - Satoshi Kadokura - Theme Of Victory - Chunsoft/Bandai - Famicom - 1991

Bram Stoker's Dracula - Matt Furniss - Vampyre Book - Sony Imagesoft - Genesis - 1993

Beyond Oasis - Yuzo Koshiro - Evil Territory - Ancient - Genesis - 1994

Elfaria II: The Quest of the Meld - Yukihide Takekawa - Boa Town - Red/Hudson - Super Famicom - 1995

Mario Paint - Kazumi Totaka, Ryoji Yoshitomi, Hirokazu Tanaka - Mysterious - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

Ranma 1/2: Akanekodan Teki Hihou - Toshio Okamoto - Cat Ghost King - Atelier Double/Toho - Super Famicom - 1993

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - The Phantom Forest - Square - SNES - 1994

19 December 2012

Episode 112: Shopping

It's Christmas time, so you know what that means... the Double Dragon Boizzz go shopping!  Brent and Rob focus on "shop" music in Episode 112.  They also share their Christmas wish lists, in case there are any Santas out there listening to The Legacy Music Hour who want to do a little shopping of their own.  You can even listen to this episode while you shop!  Full track listing below.



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

Skitchin' - Jeff van Dyck - Skateshop - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

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

Sword of Vermilion - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Shop (City) - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Faxanadu - Jun Chikuma - Shop - Hudson Soft - NES - 1989

Madou Monogatari I - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Polygon Junkie - Shop Theme 2 - Compile - Mega Drive - 1996

Sword World SFC - Daisuke Emura, Shigekazu Kamaki, Yumi Kinoshita, Yusaburo Shimajyo, Yoshiya Takayama - Store of Miracles - T&E Soft - Super Famicom - 1993

DJ Boy - Tatsuya Watanabe, S. Aizu, M. Yoshida - Item Shop - Kaneko - Genesis - 1990

Mouryou Senki Madara - Konami Kukeiha Club - Weapon Market - Konami - Famicom - 1990

Ghostbusters - Kazuhiko Nagai (Nav.) - Shop - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Shin Megami Tensei - Tsukasa Masuko - Shop - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1992

Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble - Rob Hubbard - Level 2: The Mall - Electronic Arts - NES - 1990

Gun-Nac - Toshiaki Sakoda (Golfer Sakoda) - Shop - Compile/ASCII - NES - 1991

Super Fantasy Zone - Naoki Kodaka - Shop - Sunsoft - Mega Drive - 1992

Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de - Keroppi Inoue, Noriko Takahashi - Shopping District - Konami - Super Famicom - 1996

Magical Chase - Masaharu Iwata - Uncle Pumpkin (Shop) - Quest/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1993

14 December 2012

Video: Brent Weinbach Gets Ready For Bed

Inspired by a portion of Episode 92: Punching and Kicking 2, when discussing the track "Martha's Truth" from The Combatribes (music by Kazunaka Yamane), here's a montage training sequence of Brent Weinbach getting ready for bed.

12 December 2012

Episode 111: Bandai

Bandai is the topic of Episode 111.  Bandai did not develop video games, they only published games, lots of them developed by TOSE, Human, and Natsume.  Brent and Rob pick tracks from Bandai's giant catalog of Japan-centric games, covering major franchises like Gundam, Dragon Ball, and more stuff that's better known in Japan.  Full track listing below.



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

Famicom Jump II: Saikyou no Shichinin - Satoshi Kadokura - Sea Of Serenity - Chunsoft/Bandai - Famicom - 1991

From TV animation: Slam Dunk: Yonkyo Taiketsu!! - Shinji Amagishi (Amayang) - Ending - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Grander Musashi RV - Mi-chan Sutajio - gameplay - TOSE/Bandai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1998

Ninja Kid - unknown - Title Screen - TOSE/Bandai - NES - 1986

Ruin Arm - Akihito Suita (Switch.E), Studio M2, ST-Type M, Prince E, Chatru - Fin - Plex/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1995

GS Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body - Kinuyo Yamashita - Make your Choices - Natsume/Banalex - Super Famicom - 1993

Meiro Daisakusen - unknown - gameplay - Human Entertainment/Bandai - Famicom - 1987

Famicom Jump: Eiyuu Retsuden - Haruki Adachi, Peru - gameplay - TOSE/Bandai - Famicom - 1989

Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo! - Harumi Fujita - The End - Tom Create/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Legends of the Diamond: The Baseball Championship Game - unknown - Menu - TOSE/Bandai - NES - 1992

SD Sengokuden 3: Chijou Saikyou Hen - Kenichi Kamio - Ending - Bandai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992

Rokudenashi Blues: Taiketsu! Tokyo Shitennou - M2, Kyomoe - Staff Roll - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 2 - Kenji Yamamoto - Vegeta's Theme - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1993

Magical Taluluto: Magic Adventure - Norihiko Togashi - Let's Go to Play! - Game Freak/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1992

Famicom Jump: Eiyuu Retsuden - Haruki Adachi, Peru - The beginning of the story - TOSE/Bandai - Famicom - 1989

05 December 2012

Episode 110: Free Play 11

It's another free play situation on The Legacy Music Hour!  NOTE: If you want to participate in the "poll" situation, just email legacymusichour@gmail.com with "Episode 110 Poll" in the subject line and list, not in any particular order, your THREE top tracks, contrary to what Brent and Rob say on the recording (they say to only list one track, but they later figured they could tally up the listeners' top three tracks as long as they're not ranked.  That is, you can rank them if you want, but it won't have any bearing on the results.)  Also, don't forget to consider the closing track played.  NOTE 2: In the photo, they're trying to do a wave.  Full track listing below.



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

Grind Stormer - Masahiro Yuge, Kenji Yokoyama (arr.) - Moon and Stars - Toaplan/Tengen - Genesis - 1994

Kishin Douji Zenki: Tenchi Meidou - Gouji Tsuno - Main Theme - Hudson Soft - Super Famicom - 1996

JJ - Nobuo Uematsu - Ending - Square - Famicom - 1987

Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Tetris - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1994

Amazing Tater - unknown - gameplay - Atlus - Game Boy - 1992

Super Nova - Kiyoshi Kusatsu, Yukihiko Tanabe, Yoshio Watanabe - Peace Destroyer - Taito/Act Japan - SNES - 1993

Knight Rider Special - Shigehisa H., Junichi Saito - Stage 2: Sea Side - Pack-In-Video - PC Engine - 1989

Robotrek - Ayako Yoda - Programers' Computer - Quintet/Enix - SNES - 1994

Steel Empire - Isao Mizoguchi, Yoshiaki Kubotera, Noriyuki Iwadare - Stage 5-2 - Hot-B/Flying Edge - Genesis - 1992

HyperZone - Jun Ishikawa - Ripple Field - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1991

Asmik-kun World 2 - Dota Ando - gameplay - Asmik - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

Pebble Beach Golf Links - Yumi Kinoshita - Staff Roll - T&E Soft/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Wolfchild - Martin Iveson, Matt Furniss (arr.) - Stage 2: Jungle - JVC/Core Design - Genesis - 1993

Devilish: The Next Possession - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Stage 3: Waterfalls - Sage's Creation/Aisystem Tokyo - Genesis - 1992

Kirby's Dream Land 3 - Jun Ishikawa - Sand Canyon 1 - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1997

28 November 2012

Episode 109: Rock Music 2

Rock music is the theme of Episode 109.  Distorted guitars, heavy drums beats, solos -you know, that kind of stuff.  Brent also talks about marching band for a little bit and Rob makes a new friend.  Full track listing below.



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

Mission: Impossible - Jun Funahashi (Dog-Man), Yoshiyuki Hagiwara (Hagiiiin.) - Stage 2: Venice - Konami/Ultra Games - NES - 1990

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Takeshi Yoshida - Strike Out (Stage 4 Boss) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Dynamite Headdy - Katsuhiko Suzuki (Nazo² Suzuki), Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa (NON), Yasuko, Koji Yamada - Sky High - Treasure - Genesis - 1994

Zero4 Champ - Tsukushi Sasaki - Killer of the Highway - Media Rings - PC Engine - 1991

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Frozen Mountains - Natsume/Bandai - SNES - 1995

Curse - Shaka - Stage 5 - Micronet - Mega Drive - 1989

F-1 Grand Prix Part III - Naoki Itamura - City Course - Video System - Super Famicom - 1994

Fire Pro Wrestling 3: Legend Bout - unknown - gameplay - Human Entertainment - PC Engine - 1992

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 3 - Kenji Yamamoto, Shinji Amagishi (Amayang), Chatrasch, Akihito Suita (Switch.E) - Staff Roll - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Moto Roader - Goblin Sound - Danger Signal - NCS - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Natsume Championship Wrestling - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita - Theme of Dan Kroffat - Natsume - SNES - 1994

Dragon's Fury - Toshiaki Sakoda - Bonus Table 1 - Technosoft/Tengen - Genesis - 1992

Journey to Silius - Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya - Stage 2 - Sunsoft - NES - 1990

Herzog Zwei - Tomomi Ohtani - There is No Time to Lose - Technosoft - Genesis - 1990

Darius Twin - Norihiro Furukawa (Wiz. Master), Pochi - Noeru - Taito - SNES - 1991

21 November 2012

Episode 108: TV Shows

TV Shows is the topic of Episode 108.  More specifically, television shows that are not cartoons, since LMH already did a cartoon focus not too long ago.  Now, while this episode focuses on music from video games based on TV shows, Brent and Rob focus their banter almost entirely on Full House, even though there is no Full House video game.  And it wasn't even something they planned, it just happened like that.  Full House.  They also talk about celebrities and lots of other things.  NOTE: Rob plays a track from the Airwolf video game for NES, without realizing that it's the actual theme song from the TV show.  Brent doesn't realize it either, even though it's so obvious and they both should have recognized it immediately.  Anyway, non-video game music adaptations are not allowed on the show, but it was too late, the episode was already recorded.  So save the emails and comments!  They get it.  Full (House) track listing below.



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

Mission: Impossible - Jun Funahashi (Dog-Man), Yoshiyuki Hagiwara (Hagiiiin.) - Stage 1: Underground - Konami/Ultra Games - NES - 1990

Kamen Rider SD: Guranshokkaa no Yabou - unknown - gameplay - Angel/Bandai - Famicom - 1993

ABC Monday Night Football - Emi Shimizu - Cinema - Kuusou Kagaku/Data East - SNES - 1993

Fun House - George Sanger - Stage 1 - Mind's Eye/Hi-Tech Expressions - NES - 1991

Airwolf - Sylvester Levay, Neil Brennan (arr.) - Airwolf Main Theme - Beam Software/Acclaim - NES - 1989

Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Stage 4 - Natsume/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1996

Fun House - George Sanger - Ending - Mind's Eye/Hi-Tech Expressions - NES - 1991

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

American Gladiators - Barry Leitch - Event 3 - Imagitec Design/GameTek - SNES - 1993

Mission: Impossible - Jun Funahashi (Dog-Man), Yoshiyuki Hagiwara (Hagiiiin.) - Stage 6: Cyprus - Ultra Games/Konami - NES - 1990

The Addams Family - Jonathan Dunn - Wonderfully Gloomy Atmosphere - Ocean - SNES - 1992

SD Ultra Battle: Ultraman Densetsu - Kyohei Sada, Minako Adachi, Akira Shouji, Kiyoshi Suzuki - Theme of Ultraman - Tom Create/Bandai - Super Famicom/Sufami Turbo - 1996

Kamen Rider - Norihiko Togashi - The Mysterious Cyborg - Sun L/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1993

Ultra League: Moero! Soccer Daikessen!! - Kazuo Sawa - Stage 1 - Tom Create/Yutaka - Super Famicom - 1995

The Lone Ranger - Yoshinori Sasaki (Moai Sasaki), Kenichi Matsubara, Kozo Nakamura (La Nakamur), Tomoya Tomita (Gorgeous Tomita), Kenji Fukui, Satoko Minami - Overworld - Konami - NES - 1991

14 November 2012

Episode 107: Board Games

Board Games is the topic of Episode 107, that is, video games based on actual board games like Clue or Monopoly, or, video game board games like Itadaki Street and Bakushou Jinsei Gekijou.  This is ends up being a great topic, because it makes Brent and Rob delve into a whole new, unexplored faction of video game titles and video game music, especially some very obscure Japanese stuff, and in turn, they find some really cool tracks.  NOTE: Brent says the word "basically" a record amount of times in this episode, so watch out.  Full track listing below.




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

Itadaki Street: Watashi no Oten ni Yottette - Toshiyuki Ueno - Is'RND's (Street 2 - Maharata Islands) - ASCII/Game Studio/Loginsoft - Famicom - 1991

The Chessmaster - Nick Eastridge, Peter Stone - Title Theme - Software Toolworks/Mindscape - SNES - 1991

Asameshimae Nyanko - Eiji Hirasawa, Toyakazu Nagaishi - Mesa - J-Force/Zamuse - Super Famicom - 1994

Millionaire - unknown - Ending (Good) - Sachen/Thin Chen - Famicom - 1990

The Monopoly Game 2 - Yasutsuna Sasaki - Rule and History - Tomcat System/Tomy - Super Famicom - 1995

The Monopoly Game 2 - Yasutsuna Sasaki - Final Matches - Tomcat System/Tomy - Super Famicom - 1995

Bakushou Jinsei Gekijou 3 - Kenichi Kamio - Board 3 (Train Ride) - Act Japan/Taito - Famicom - 1991

Pictionary - Tim Follin - Drawing Game - Software Creations/LJN - NES - 1990

Kishin Douji Zenki: Tenchi Meidou - Gouji Tsuno - Diamond Realm - Hudson Soft - Super Famicom - 1996

Clue - unknown - Elementary - Sculptured Software/Parker Bros. - SNES - 1992

Itadaki Street 2: Neon Sign wa Bara Iro ni - Kyohei Tsutsumi, Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - Long Way to the Cape - Tomcat System/Enix - Super Famicom - 1994

Chinese Checkers - unknown - Title Screen - Sachen/Thin Chen - Famicom - 1991

Sugoro Quest: Dice no Senshi Tachi - Nakano ("Sonic Sky"), Yoshihiro Kameoka ("Monopoly"), Michiya Hirasawa ("Daitikun") - Stage 3: Beach - Technos Japan - Famicom - 1991

Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling: Fight da Pon! - Iku Mizutani, Shinya Kurahashi, Kinuyo Yamashita - Beards and Tears - Natsume/Masaya - Super Famicom - 1994

Bananan Ouji no Daibouken - Nobuyuki Shioda - Bonus Island - KID/Takara - Famicom - 1991

07 November 2012

Episode 106: Side-Scrolling and Platforming 2

The Chiki Chiki Boi-zzz take another look at the side-scroller/platformer category (their first one was for Episode 39), but really these games are so broad, it's almost like another free play.  Rob plays some really long tracks and Brent talks about a really obscure video he saw in the 1980's.  Also, Brent gives Rob (and the listeners) a fun, little geography quiz.  NOTE: Quiz originally given to Brent by Zach Sherwin AKA MC Mr. Napkins, who may very well have created it himself.  Full track listing below.



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

Flink -  Matthias Steinwachs, David Lowe (arr.) - Title Screen - Psygnosis/Sony Imagesoft - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Hi no Tori: Gaou no Bouken - Iku Mizutani (Funny Iku), Hidenori Maezawa (Dandy Hidenori), Kinuyo Yamashita (Charming Kinuyo) - Stage Theme 3 - Konami - Famicom - 1987

Daze Before Christmas - Kim M. Jensen, Geir Tjelta - Elves Factories - Funcom/Sunsoft - Mega Drive (Australia) - 1994

Dynamite Headdy - Aki Hata - South Town's Theme - Treasure - Genesis - 1994

Pulseman - Junichi Masuda - Stereo Protect - Game Freak - Mega Drive - 1994

Gimmick! - Masashi Kageyama - Identity Believer (Boss Theme 2) - Authentic Entertainment/Sunsoft - Famicom - 1992

Mr. Nutz - Raphael Gesqua, Matt Furniss (arr.) - Woody Land 3 & 4 - Ocean - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

The Smurfs - Alberto José González - Act 3 & 10: The Swamps & Gargamel Manor House - Bit Managers/Infogrames - NES (Europe) - 1994

Alisia Dragoon - Mecano Associates (Fumihito Kasatani, Nobuyuki Aoshima, Mamoru Ishimoda, Yoko Sonoda) - Opening Theme - Game Arts - Genesis - 1992

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - unknown - Sewer 1 - Konami/Ultra Games - NES - 1989

Kiwi Kraze - Yasuko Yamada, Tim Follin (arr.), Geoff Follin (arr.) - Kiwi Kraze Theme - Taito/Software Creations - NES - 1991

TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventure - Kenichi Matsubara, Yukie Morimoto, Saiko Miki - Rainbow Music Factory - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

Wardner - Osamu Ohta, Kazuo Okabayashi (arr.) - Shop - Toaplan/Dragnet/Mentrix Software - Genesis - 1991

Chiki Chiki Boys - Hiromitsu Takaoka (Hifumi), Junichi Ueda (Junchan) (arr.) - Round 4-2 - Capcom - Genesis - 1993

Wolfchild - Matt Furniss, Martin Iveson - Stage 1: Wolfship - JVC/Core Design - Genesis - 1993

31 October 2012

Episode 105: Castlevania

Just in time for Halloween, Brent and Rob focus on the Castlevania series.  Spanning about 13 games through the 8-bit and 16-bit era, Brent and Rob seem to concentrate more on the 8-bit stuff.  Subsequently, none of the SNES games made this episode.  It's still good though.  The boys also share stories about scary things and Halloween plans.  Happy Halloween LMH listeners!  Full track listing below.



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

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Kenichi Matsubara - The Silence of The Daylight (Town Stage BGM) - Konami - NES - 1988

Castlevania: The Adventure - Hidehiro Funauchi, Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa), Shigeru Fukutake - The Legend of Dracula (Staff Roll) - Konami - Game Boy - 1989

Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - Hidehiro Funauchi - New Messiah (Crystal Castle) - Konami - Game Boy - 1991

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Kenichi Matsubara - Monster Dance (Night BGM) - Konami - NES - 1988

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

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

Castlevania: The Adventure - Hidehiro Funauchi, Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa), Shigeru Fukutake - Battle of the Holy (Stage 1) - Konami - Game Boy - 1989

Castlevania: Bloodlines - Michiru Yamane - Calling From Heaven (Stage 6) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Haunted Castle - Kenichi Matsubara, Masahiro Ikariko, T - Don't Wait Until Night (Bridge Stage BGM) - Konami - arcade - 1988

Castlevania - Kinuyo Yamashita - Poison Mind (Boss Theme) - Konami - NES - 1987

Castlevania Legends - Kaoru Okada, Youichi Iwata - Boss Battle - Konami - Game Boy - 1998

Haunted Castle - Kenichi Matsubara, Masahiro Ikariko, T - Cross Your Heart (Graveyard BGM) - Konami - arcade - 1988

Kid Dracula - Akiko Itoh - Stage 8 - Konami - Game Boy - 1993

Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - Hidehiro Funauchi - Journey to Chaos (Stage Select) - Konami - Game Boy - 1991

Castlevania - Satoe Terashima - Vampire Killer (Stage 1) - Konami - NES - 1987

24 October 2012

Episode 104: Best Of Year In Review 2

Brent and Rob countdown their TOP TEN favorite video game music tracks from Episodes 53 through 103, bringing The Legacy Music Hour into its third year.  The tracks selected could only be music that Brent and Rob became aware of within the last year (and that were played on the podcast).  Plus, Brent and Rob share other superlatives such as Composer Of The Year, Episode Of The Year, Company Of The Year, and Full Game Soundtrack Of The Year.  Partial track listing below.



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

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Koji Kondo - Epilogue~Beautiful Hyrule - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

20 October 2012

Video: The Legacy Music Dance Party (extended cut)

This is an extended cut of the The Legacy Music Dance Party video from last year.  It's like American Bandstand or Soul Train, but with 8-bit and 16-bit era video game music.  As mentioned before, the dancers are really dancing to music heard in the video.

17 October 2012

Episode 103: Free Play 10.3

More great music on The Legacy Music Hour.  This is Brent and Rob's final free play before the Best Of Year In Review episode, which is next week.  Brent and Rob also give out some more nicknames to listeners.  Full track listing below.



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

Shining Force II - Motoaki Takenouchi - Wandering Warriors - Camelot Software Planning - Genesis - 1994

Wings of Wor - Noriyuki Iwadare - Round 3-1 - NCS - Genesis - 1991

Ice Hockey - Soyo Oka, Koji Kondo - Game BGM - Nintendo - NES - 1988

Puzzle & Action: Tant-R - unknown - Tant-R Cast - Sega - Mega Drive - 1994

Golden Axe III - Naofumi Hataya, Tatsuyuki Maeda (Ryunosuke), Haruyo Oguro (Lotty), Tomonori Sawada - Campsite - Sega - Mega Drive - 1993

Wonder Boy in Monster World - Shinichi Sakamoto - Village Theme 2 - West One/Sega - Genesis - 1992

Bishoujo Wrestler Retsuden: Blizzard Yuki Rannyuu!! - Masako Yoshinosono - Story 11 - KSS - Super Famicom - 1996

Action 52 - Nu Romantic Productions - Knockout (2), Ninja (1) - Farsight Technologies/Active - Genesis - 1993

Wily & Right no RockBoard: That's Paradise - Yuki Iwai (Yuki Satomura) - Staff Roll - Capcom - Famicom - 1993

Super Castlevania IV - Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudou - Spinning Tower - Konami - SNES - 1991

Front Mission - Noriko Matsueda - The General Situation - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yuji Suzuki, Masaaki Iwasaki - gameplay - Data East - NES - 1990

Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Chou Senshi in Tokyo Dome - Yusuke Takahama - Theme of Chono - Varie - Super Famicom - 1993

Joy Mech Fight - Hideaki Shimizu - Moon (Houou) - Nintendo - Famicom - 1993

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon - Aki Hata - Stage 1-1 (Street) - Angel Studios/Ma-Ba - Mega Drive - 1994

KickMaster - Yusuke Takahama, Nobuyuki Shioda - Ending - KID/Taito - NES - 1992

The Combatribes - Kazunaka Yamane - The Stadium Barbarians - Technos - SNES - 1993

Mig 29 Soviet Fighter - Codemasters Sound Team - Mission 2 - Codemasters - NES - 1992

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

Super Spike V'Ball - Kazunaka Yamane - Las Vegas - Technos - NES - 1990

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - Hitoshi Sakimoto - School 1 - J-Wing/Dynamite - Super Famicom - 1996

14 October 2012

Bonus: F. Switch Dance Mix Dos

The Legacy Music Hour presents Rob F. Switch's second installment of continuous dance party music comprised of only 8-bit and 16-bit era video game music.  No remixes, no covers, no adaptations of non-video game music -just pure, original, dancy music from the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis!


10 October 2012

Episode 102: Free Play 10.2

Brent and Rob present great 8-bit and 16-bit era music without any topic restrictions.  They also talk about their fun-filled trip to Seattle and what Brent legitimately accomplished there.  Full track listing below.



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

Wedding Peach - Masafumi Ogata, Noriko Yamamoto - This Stinks... - Shimada Kikaku/KSS - Super Famicom - 1995

Super Spike V'Ball - Kazunaka Yamane - Hawaii - Technos - NES - 1990

Wrestle War - Anupon - BGM 3 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Run Saber - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Gray Factory - Horisoft/Atlus - SNES - 1993

Uchuu Senkan Gomora - Yoshio Nagashima, Masato Takahashi (arr.) - Maze (Stages 3 & 7) - UPL/Aisystem Tokyo - Mega Drive - 1991

Kirby's Dream Land 3 - Jun Ishikawa - Ripple Field 3 - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1997

Surging Aura - Kamo - Boss Battle (Liufied) - Japan Media Programming - Mega Drive - 1995

Cosmic Wars - Hidenori Maezawa, Harumi Ueko - Opponent Turn - Konami - Famicom - 1989

Beyond Oasis - Yuzo Koshiro - Holiness - Ancient - Genesis - 1994

Kirby's Dream Land 2 - Hirokazu Ando, Tadashi Ikegami - Coo the Owl - HAL Laboratory - Game Boy - 1995

Rent A Hero - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Everyone, Thank You! - Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

LandStalker - Motoaki Takenouchi - Mysterious Island - Climax Entertainment - Genesis - 1992

Heavy Barrel - Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida - Final Stage - Data East - NES - 1990

Air Buster - Tatsuya Watanabe - Death Circus (Round 6) - Kaneko - Genesis - 1991

Bananan Ouji no Daibouken - Nobuyuki Shioda - Credits - KID/Takara - Famicom - 1991

05 October 2012

Bonus: Brent Weinbach VGM Dance Mix Vol. 2

The Legacy Music Hour presents Brent Weinbach's second installment of continuous dance party music comprised of only 8-bit and 16-bit era video game music.  No remixes, no covers, no adaptations of non-video game music -just pure, original, dancy music from the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis!


03 October 2012

Episode 101: Free Play 10.1

Brent and Rob do three more free plays to lead up to the New Year's count down for Episode 104.  Good music, good friends, good listeners, good nick names.  Full track listing below.



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

Marko - Jolyon Myers - Toy Factory - The Kremlin/Domark - Genesis - 1994

Final Mission - Kyohei Sada - Story: The Last Hope - Natsume - Famicom - 1990

Shining Force II - Motoaki Takenouchi - Ending - Camelot Software Planning - Genesis - 1994

Ka-blooey - Hiroyuki Masuno - The End - Kemco/Mirrorsoft - SNES - 1992

Ardy Lightfoot - Akiko Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Hatano - Mining Town Ablaze - ASCII/Titus - SNES - 1994

Trampoline Terror! - unknown - Stages 21-24 - NCS/Dreamworks - Genesis - 1990

Inspector Gadget - Saori Kobayashi - Snowy Swiss Alps - AIM/Hudson Soft - SNES - 1993

Run Saber - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Credits - Horisoft/Atlus - SNES - 1993

Treasure Hunter G - Hitoshi Sakimoto - It is Raining on the Peninsula of Magahama - Sting/Square - Super Famicom - 1996

Uninvited - Hiroyuki Masuno - Daylight - Kemco/ICOM Simulations - NES - 1991

New Horizons - Yoko Kanno - Supply Port - Koei - SNES - 1994

Elemental Master - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Setting Out (Staff Roll) - Technosoft/Renovation - Genesis - 1993

Quarth - Hidehiro Funauchi, Kazuo Hanzawa - Level 3 - Konami - Game Boy - 1990

Elfaria II: The Quest of the Meld - Yukihide Takekawa - Ruined Town - Red/Hudson - Super Famicom - 1995

Contra: Hard Corps - Hiroshi Kobayashi (H. Devi Kobayashi), Akira Souji (Akiropito), Kenji Miyaoka, Michiru Yamane (Chiru2 Yamane), Akira Yamaoka (Gajokai), Hirofumi Taniguchi (Nitachigu) - Contra The Blue Gale - Konami - Genesis - 1994

26 September 2012

Episode 100: Free Play 10 (Live)

Brent and Rob celebrate the 100th episode of The Legacy Music Hour video game music podcast with a special live recording.  It's basically just another free play episode, but with coconut cake, orange juice, vegan peanut-butter cookies, and a small audience in attendance.  Kind of like a listening party.  Guests include Nathan Barnatt, Pablo Bert, Jacob Sirof, and Kevin Shea.  Plus, VGM Karaoke.  Special thanks to Katie for dealing with the tech stuff.  Also, thanks to the NerdMelt Theater.  And, thanks to Lindsay for the cookies.  One more, thanks to Amoeba Music for sponsoring the prize (what prize? you'll see).  Note: Unfortunately, the photo isn't an exact representation of who was there, as some people had left by the time the picture was taken.  Full track listing below.



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

Wedding Peach - Masafumi Ogata, Noriko Yamamoto - We Did It! - Shimada Kikaku/KSS - Super Famicom - 1995

Utsurun Desu.: Kawauso Hawaii e Iku!!! - unknown - Stage 3, 6, and 9 - Takara - Famicom - 1992

Battle Golfer Yui - Naka-chan 3-sai, Kenta-kun. Yada!, Maru-chan wa omotta, Kyoporiran - Due - Santos/Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Bomb Game - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1994

High Seas Havoc - Emi Shimizu, Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa) - Going on an Adventure - Data East - Genesis - 1993

Pebble Beach Golf Links - Yumi Kinoshita, Shigekazu Kamaki, Yusaburo Shimojyo - Menu - T&E Soft/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Elfaria II: The Quest of the Meld - Yukihide Takekawa - Thief Baja's Theme - Red/Hudson - Super Famicom - 1995

Stealth - unknown - Weapon Select - Hect - Super Famicom - 1992

Shatterhand - Iku Mizutani - Area C (05) - Natsume/Jaleco - NES - 1991

Magical Chase - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Termination (Final Boss) - Quest/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1993

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns - David Crane - Main BGM (Good and Neutral) - Activision - Atari 2600 - 1983

19 September 2012

Episode 99: Air and Sky

In Episode 99, Brent and Rob focus on music from levels and parts of video games related to air, clouds, and the sky.  And if you run in to any trouble while listening to this episode, don't worry, just call the Air Police!  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 - Aviators - Namco/Wolf Team - Super Famicom - 1996

Contra: Hard Corps - Hiroshi Kobayashi (H. Devi Kobayashi), Akira Souji (Akiropito), Kenji Miyaoka, Michiru Yamane (Chiru2 Yamane), Akira Yamaoka (Gajokai), Hirofumi Taniguchi (Nitachigu) - Zephyr - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Devilish: The Next Possession - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Stage 4: Air Passage - Sage's Creation/Aisystem Tokyo - Genesis - 1992

Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose! - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto - Buster Sky-Jinks - Konami - SNES - 1993

Wonder Boy - Shinichi Sakamoto - Bonus - Sega/Escape - Sega Master System - 1987

World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck - Haruyo Ogura (Lotty), Tomoko Sasaki (Maguro) - Level 2-1 - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Cloud Ruins (Dream 6) - Capcom - NES - 1990

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - Up Above - Nintendo - NES - 1990

EarthBound - Hirokazu Tanaka - The Sky Runner - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Mega Man 7 - Yuko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama, Makoto Tomozawa - Cloud Man - Capcom - SNES - 1995

Pocky & Rocky - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki - Battle in the Sky - Natsume - SNES - 1993

Skyblazer - Harumi Fujita - Cliffs of Peril - Ukiyotei/Sony Imagesoft - SNES - 1994

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Big Whale - Square - SNES - 1991

Wolverine - Geoff Follin - Trial By Air - LJN/Software Creations - NES - 1991

Kirby's Dream Land - Jun Ishikawa - Bubbly Clouds - HAL Laboratory - Game Boy - 1992

12 September 2012

Episode 98: Shorties 2

In this episode, Brent and Rob focus on video game music tracks which are absolutely no longer than 15 seconds.  Ironically, this ends up being one of the Legacy Music Hour's longest episodes.  Brent and Rob are also joined by an unannounced and unexpected guest.  A very big and flighty guest, in fact.  A wide variety of consoles are covered, consoles including the Sega Master System, Game Gear, and TurboGrafx-16.  And finally, there seems to be a strong theme of nostalgia in this episode which is discussed and heard throughout the music.  A long, nostalgic journey through a wonderful selection of "micro songs".  Full track listing below.



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

Thunder Force III - Naosuke Arai - The Wind Blew All Day Long (Opening Theme) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1990

Double Dribble - Miki Higashino - Set Up - Konami - NES - 1987

Castlevania: Bloodlines - Michiru Yamane - Pressure (Invincibility) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Rambo - Tohru Hasahe, Minki Motoyama - Headquarters/Safe Zone - Acclaim/Pack-In-Video - NES - 1988

Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine - Naofumi Hataya - Play Ball - Sega - Mega Drive - 1995

Utsurun Desu.: Kawauso Hawaii e Iku!!! - unknown - Ending 4 (?) - Takara - Famicom - 1992

Werewolf: The Last Warrior - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yusuke Takahama - Data East Logo - Data East - NES - 1990

Black Belt - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Title Screen - Sega - Sega Master System - 1986

City Hunter - unknown - Wrong Door - Sunsoft - PC Engine - 1990

Cosmic Wars - Hidenori Maezawa, Harumi Ueko - Buy Ships - Konami - Famicom - 1989

Heisei Tensai Bakabon - unknown - Rooftops - Namco - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992

Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen - T.K.O. (Kazuo Hanzawa, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Satoshi Murata) - Play Again? - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1994

Xevious: Fardraut Saga - Masatomo Miyamoto, Masanobu Tsukamoto, Toshiaki Sakoda, Takayuki Hirono - gameplay - Compile/Namco - PC Engine - 1990

Super Oozumou Netsusen Dai-Ichiban - Hiromi Shibano - Main Menu - Namco - Super Famicom - 1992

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

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Victory - J-Wing/Dynamite - Super Famicom - 1996

Captain America and the Avengers - Tomoyoshi Sato, Tatsuya Kiuchi, Shogo Sakai, Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.) - Unused (Arcade Continue) - Data East - Genesis - 1992

Sonic Drift 2 - Saori Kobayashi, Masayuki Nagao - Balloon Panic - Sega - Game Gear - 1995

Contra: Hard Corps - Hiroshi Kobayashi (H. Devi Kobayashi), Akira Souji (Akiropito), Kenji Miyaoka, Michiru Yamane (Chiru2 Yamane), Akira Yamaoka (Gajokai), Hirofumi Taniguchi (Nitachigu) - What a Painful World - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Bionic Commando - Junko Tamiya - Albatross Boss - Capcom - NES - 1988

Earth Defense Force - Tsukasa Tawada, Yasuhiko "Zep" Takashiba (arr.) - Stage Clear - Jaleco - SNES - 1992

Superman - Kenji Tamasaki, Junichi Ueda, Hiroshi Tsukamoto - Round Clear - Sunsoft - Genesis - 1992

Fighting Masters - Masapi, Shioya (Hiromitsu Shioya?) - Player Select - Almanic/Treco - Genesis - 1992

X - Kazumi Totaka - Junction - Nintendo - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992

After Burner II - Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Noriyuki Iwadare (arr.) - Maximum Power - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de - Keroppi Inoue, Noriko Takahashi - Yukari at the Tennis Club - Konami - Super Famicom - 1996

Battle Golfer Yui - Naka-chan 3-sai, Kenta-kun. Yada!, Maru-chan wa omotta, Kyoporiran - Deep Over - Santos/Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode - Michiharu Hasuya - Target Mode Ground - Vic Tokai - NES - 1988

Puyo Puyo - Akiyoshi Nagao (Einosuke Nagao), Masanobu Tsukamoto - Sorrow - Compile - Mega Drive - 1992

Cyborg 009 - unknown - Title Menu - Bec - Super Famicom - 1994

Road Rash - Michael Bartlow - Busted - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

The Peace Keepers - Atsuyoshi Isemura, Hyu - Ending Story (part 2) - Jaleco - SNES - 1994

Phelios - Yoshinori Kawamoto - Sogin's Jar (Chapter 2-1) - Namco - Genesis - 1990

Transformers: Convoy no Nazo - unknown - Main BGM - ISCO/Takara - Famicom - 1986

Who Framed Roger Rabbit - David Wise - Judge Defeated - LJN - NES - 1989

Commando - Tamayo Kawamoto - Title Theme - Capcom - NES - 1986

Volfied - Hisayoshi Ogura, Kouichi Dekune (?) (arr.) - Final Round Clear - Taito - PC Engine -1989

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Akito Nakatsuka - Indoors 1 - Nintendo - NES - 1988

Xexyz - Hirohiko Takayama - Force Star Boss/Face of God - Atlus/Hudson Soft - NES - 1990

EarthBound - Hirokazu Tanaka - The Cliff That Time Forgot - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Mega Man - Manami Matsumae - Stage Select - Capcom - NES - 1987

05 September 2012

Episode 97: Manga

Manga is the focus of Episode 97.  That is, 8-bit and 16-bit era video games based on manga (Japanese comics).  Wow, what a ton of unheard titles the boys discovered in preparation for this episode.  Brent and Rob narrow it down to some nice tracks for your "duguh duguh duguh" and "brrrrrrrruhh" listening pleasure.  Full track listing below.



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

Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Shippu Ichi Gou Sei - Haruki Adachi - unknown - TOSE/Bandai - Famicom - 1989

Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: 98-Shiki Kidou Seyo! - unknown - gameplay - Advance Communication/Ma-Ba - Mega Drive - 1992

Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Flag Game - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1994

Akazukin ChaCha - Kazuya Suyama - Battle - Landwarf/Tomy - Super Famicom - 1996

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi - A Short Ensemble~Sky's Blueness, Tears and You - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken - Noboru Yamane - Credits - WinkySoft/Cobra Team - Super Famicom - 1993

Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: 98-Shiki Kidou Seyo! - unknown - Title Screen - Advance Communication/Ma-Ba - Mega Drive - 1992

Susano O Densetsu - Takahito Abe - Dungeon 1 - Alfa System/Hudson - PC Engine - 1989

Rokudenashi Blues: Taiketsu! Tokyo Shitennou - M2, Kyomoe - Battle with Onizuka - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Super Bikkuriman - Tomoyuki Hamada - Devil Zeus - Tom Create/Bec - Super Famicom - 1993

Mouryou Senki Madara - Konami Kukeiha Club - Fighting Human's Way - Konami - Famicom - 1990

Bari Bari Densetsu - unknown - gameplay - Taito - PC Engine - 1989

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon - Aki Hata - Stage 5-1 (Glacier) - Angel Studios/Ma-Ba - Mega Drive - 1994

Wedding Peach - Masafumi Ogata, Noriko Yamamoto - End of Game - Shimada Kikaku/KSS - Super Famicom - 1995

Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension - Takano, Nakajima, Tonkupon, Chatrita - Staff Roll - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1996

04 September 2012

Live Event: SEATTLE Dance Party on 10/2/12

mudpieluv presents Brent Weinbach and Rob F. Switch's Legacy Music Dance Party, a dance night featuring ONLY 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, and more!  This is an ALL AGES event and ADMISSION IS FREE!!


Plus, special video game music related contests and prizes! There's a "name that tune" contest (Mame That Chune), a video game music karaoke contest (VGM Karaoke), and a video game music dance battle (Legacy Dance Party: Battle Mode). Sign up at the beginning of the night to become a possible contestant.  Prizes courtesy of Pink Gorilla Games located in Seattle, WA.

Note about VGM Karaoke: You can sing along to a song of your 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.

The Legacy Music Dance Party
October 2nd, 2012
9 PM - 12 Midnight
Full Tilt Columbia City
5041 Rainier Ave S #105

Seattle, Washington 98118(map)

29 August 2012

Episode 96: World Music

Brent and Rob travel the globe, discovering world music tracks from 8-bit and 16-bit era video games.  The music heard on Episode 96 resembles the kind of music one might hear on a world music radio program, that is, traditional ethnic music, world-fusion, and even New Age.  The boys also share stories of traveling to foreign lands such as Minneapolis.  Full track listing below.



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

Elfaria II: The Quest of the Meld - Yukihide Takekawa - Plot - Red/Hudson - Super Famicom - 1995

New Horizons - Yoko Kanno - The Mahout - Koei - SNES - 1994

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

Wally wo Sagase!  Ehon no Kuni no Daibouken Where's Wally? - Masanao Akahori - Egyptian Village - Tomy/Natsu System - Super Famicom - 1993

Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken - Harumi Fujita - Marmaid Island - Capcom - Famicom - 1987

Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - Harvest - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

Donkey Kong Country - David Wise - Bonus Room Blitz - Rare - SNES - 1994

Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Douchuu - unknown - Final Stage - Konami - Famicom - 1986

EarthBound - Hirokazu Tanaka - Enjoy Your Stay - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

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

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - David Wise - Steel Drum Rhumba - Rare - SNES - 1995

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - Damn Damn Drum - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Fantasy Zone - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Hot Snow (Round 5) - Sega - arcade (Japan) - 1986

Bonk's Adventure - Tsukasa Masuko, Hirohiko Takayama - World 3-1, 3-2, 3-3 - Red Company/Atlus - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

EarthBound - Keiichi Suzuki - Threed, Free at Last - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

26 August 2012

Live Recording: Episode 100

To honor the 100th episode of The Legacy Music Hour, Brent and Rob are inviting the listeners and anyone else interested to sit in on the recording.  This is just like a normal free play episode where Brent and Rob pick some tracks and comment on them, except there will be some extra microphones so that anyone who attends can chime in and comment as well.  Previous LMH guests will also make appearances.  So think of this as a sort of listening party or like a regular episode but with a lot more guests than usual.

The recording will take place at noon on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Nerdist@Meltdown in Los Angeles, CA.  It'll take about two hours to record.  If you live in the area, feel free to come and bring who ever you like, as long as they won't be bored by people listening and talking about video game music.

The Legacy Music Hour 100th Episode Recording
September 23th, 2012
12pm - 2pm
Nerdist@Meltdown
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

22 August 2012

Episode 95: Title Screen Music 2

Title screen music is the focus of Episode 95, as it was on Episode 29.  But this time, Brent and Rob play a Populous composer guessing game and another game called "Fun with Skitchin'."  Finally, "Skitchin'" and "Jaleco" face off in an all out, no-holds-barred battle leaving Brent and Rob hot for Matt "Furnace."  Full track listing below.



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

High Seas Havoc - Emi Shimizu, Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa) - Havoc's Theme - Data East - Genesis - 1993

Battle Squadron - Ron Klaren, Rob Hubbard (arr.) - Title Theme - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1990

Populous - Rob Hubbard, Kazuo Sawa, Dave Hanlon, Les Edgar - Main Theme - Bullfrog/Infinity/Acclaim - SNES - 1991

Batman: Return of the Joker - Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya - Opening (Main Theme) - Sunsoft - NES - 1991

Musya: The Classic Japanese Tale of Horror - Seiko Asukagawa - TItle (Part 2) - SETA - SNES - 1992

Gokujou Parodius! - Seiichi Fukami (Prophet Fukami), Satoko Miyawaki (M.Puddin' Satoko), Kazuhiro Senoo (Sitar Senoo), Hideto Inoue (Keroppi Inoue) (arr.), Nobuyuki Akena (arr.) - Show Time in the Parodius - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

GT Racing - unknown - Title Screen - Lenar/Imagineer - Super Famicom - 1996

Tecmo World Wrestling - Keiji Yamagishi, Mayuko Okamura, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Mitsuhito Tanaka - Title Screen - Tecmo - NES - 1990

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode - Michiharu Hasuya - Title Screen - Vic Tokai - NES - 1988

Skitchin' - Jeff van Dyck - Title Screen (With Voice) - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

Hudson's Adventure Island - Jun Chikuma - Title Screen - Hudson Soft - NES - 1988

Romancing SaGa 2 - Kenji Ito - Opening Title - Square - Super Famicom - 1993

Predator 2 - Matt Furniss - Title Theme - Teeny Weeny Games/Arena - Genesis - 1992

Moon Crystal - Tsukasa Tawada - The Moon Crystal - Hect - Famicom - 1992

Gunstar Heroes - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Legend of the Gunstars - Treasure - Genesis - 1993

15 August 2012

Episode 94: Pirates

Arrgh, mateys!  Pirates be the topic of this week's episode.  Captain Brent and Rob F. Beard set sea to focus on pirate themed games and pirate themed levels, and capture a great booty of gold treasure (in the form of music) along the way.  Full track listing below.



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

Moon Crystal - Tsukasa Tawada - Pirate Ship (Stage 4) - Hect - Famicom - 1992

Gimmick! - Masashi Kageyama - Good Weather (Stage 2) - Authentic Entertainment/Sunsoft - Famicom - 1992

The Pirates of Dark Water - Rick Fox (Fox Productions) - Citadel (part 1) - Iguana Entertainment/Sunsoft - Genesis - 1994

Rockman and Forte - Akari Kaida - Pirateman - Capcom - Super Famicom - 1998

New Horizons - Yoko Kanno - Land of Luxury - Koei - SNES - 1994

New Horizons - Yoko Kanno - Wind Ahead - Koei - SNES - 1994

Sküljagger: Revolt of the Westicans - Dave Hayes, Rod Barr - Warehouse - Realtime Associates/American Softworks - SNES - 1992

Uncharted Waters - Yoko Kanno - Aboard in the Temparate Area - Koei - NES - 1991

Pirates! - David Wise - Tavern - Rare/MicroProse/Ultra Games - NES - 1991

The Pirates of Dark Water - Rick Fox (Fox Productions) - The Sunken Bridge - Iguana Entertainment/Sunsoft - Genesis - 1994

The Pirates of Dark Water - Phase Out - Miregone Jungle - Sunsoft - SNES - 1994

Ardy Lightfoot - Akiko Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Hatano - Gilson's Pirate Ship - ASCII/Titus - SNES - 1994

Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken - Harumi Fujita - Cuck Island - Capcom - Famicom - 1987

Pirates! - David Wise - Merchant - Rare/MicroProse/Ultra Games - NES - 1991

Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - Pirates Ahoy! - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

08 August 2012

Episode 93: Toys

Brent and Rob put out some real positive energy in this episode of The Legacy Music Hour, which focuses on toys.  That is, music from video games based on toys and toylines, as well as games and game stages that are toy-themed.  It all ends up being a sort of focus on Barbie, kind of like how ducks became the focus of the Cartoons episode.  Pink was the new black, now Barbie is the new duck.  Also, Rob performs a rap!  And best of all, there's tons of positivity.  Full track listing below.



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

Monster in My Pocket - Hiroshi Takeyasu, Kozo Nakamura - Towering Catastrophe (Stage 4) - Konami - NES - 1992

Barbie - Mark Van Hecke - Storyline Theme 2 - Imagineering Inc./Hi Tech Expressions - NES - 1991

Barbie - Mark Van Hecke - Stage Theme 1 - Imagineering Inc./Hi Tech Expressions - NES - 1991

Barbie: Vacation Adventure - Paul Tonge - Scuba Diving - Software Creations/Hi Tech Expressions - SNES - 1994

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero - Yusuke Takahama (Takaha) and Nobuyuki Shioda (Shiochan) - Mission 02 (Antarctica) - KID/Taxan - NES - 1991

Transformers: Convoy no Nazo - unknown - Secret Room - ISCO/Takara - Famicom - 1986

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - Yusuke Takahama - Level 8 (Shuttle Launch)/Level 13 (Ancient Armory I) - KID/Capcom - NES - 1992

Super Troll Islands - Richard Joseph - Even Level - Millenium Interactive/ASC Games - SNES - 1994

Marble Madness - Brad Fuller, Hal Canon - Silly Race - Atari Games - arcade - 1984

Barbie: Super Model - Danny Toft - Sorry, Barbie! - Hi Tech Expressions//Software Creations - SNES - 1993

Dynamite Headdy - Katsuhiko Suzuki - Headdy the Hero - Treasure - Genesis - 1994

Micro Machines - Matt Gray - Title Screen - Codemasters/Camerica - NES - 1991

Barbie: Super Model - Danny Toft - Changing Clothes - Hi Tech Expressions//Software Creations - SNES - 1993

Home Alone - Mark Van Hecke - The Toy Wing - Imagineering Inc./THQ - SNES - 1991

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - House of Toys (Dream 3) - Capcom - NES - 1990

01 August 2012

Episode 92: Punching and Kicking 2

The Double Dragon Boyz return to the topic of Beat 'Em Up Games (which includes Hack and Slash Games). They discuss what it means to be a beat 'em up game, Brent shares his going to bed process, and they both discover the true pronunciation of Jaleco.  Full track listing below.



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

Werewolf: The Last Warrior - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yusuke Takahama - Ending Theme - Data East - NES - 1990

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

Final Fight 2 - Mari Yamaguchi, Yasuaki Fujita, Yuki Iwai, Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara - Creeping Wheeping - Capcom - SNES - 1993

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - Kozo Nakamura, Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita - Scene 4 - Konami - NES - 1992

Kabuki Quantum Fighter - Masaki Hashimoto, Takahiro Wakuta - Round 2 - Human Entertainment/HAL Laboratory - NES - 1991

Knights of the Round - Isao Abe - Battle at the Castle Fort - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Streets of Rage 2 - Yuzo Koshiro - Dreamer - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Streets of Rage 3 - Motohiro Kawashima - The Poets I - Sega - Genesis - 1994

River City Ransom - Kazuo Sawa - Unused 1 - Technos Japan - NES - 1990

Golden Axe III - Naofumi Hataya, Tatsuyuki Maeda (Ryunosuke), Haruyo Oguro (Lotty), Tomonori Sawada - The Vast Field (Stage 1) - Sega - Mega Drive - 1993

Golden Axe III - Naofumi Hataya, Tatsuyuki Maeda (Ryunosuke), Haruyo Oguro (Lotty), Tomonori Sawada - Cursed City (Stage 6B) - Sega - Mega Drive - 1993

The Combatribes - Kazunaka Yamane - Martha's Truth - Technos - SNES - 1993

Brawl Brothers - Atsutoshi Isemura, Hajime Uchida - Street Beat - Jaleco - SNES - 1993

Splatterhouse 3 - Eiko Kaneda (Milky Eiko) - Staff Roll - Namco/Now Production - Genesis - 1993

Rollergames - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa), Katsuhiko Suzuki, Atsushi Fujio, Shigemasa Matsuo - Ending - Konami/Ultra Games - NES - 1990

25 July 2012

Episode 91: Cartoons

In Episode 91, Brent and Rob focus on music from video games based on cartoons, but it ends up being much more of a focus on ducks.  Episode 91 is basically the duck episode.  In the past, The Legacy Music Hour did an episode on Disney games, but this time, they open it up to all cartoon company ducks.  Good music on this episode though.  Full track listing below.



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

DuckTales - Hiroshige Tonomura - Amazon - Capcom - NES - 1990

World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck - Haruyo Ogura (Lotty), Tomoko Sasaki (Maguro) - Final Level - Sega - Genesis - 1992

TaleSpin - Minae Fujii - Stage 2: The Stadium - Capcom - NES - 1991

Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage - Jim Hedges - Dancing With the Devil - Viacom New Media/Sunsoft - SNES - 1994

Donald Duck Mahou No Boushi - Takahisa Hirano, Takeshi Miura - High Up in the Mountains - Epoch - Super Famicom - 1995

Darkwing Duck - Yasuaki Fujita - Moliarty's Tower - Capcom - NES - 1992

Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions - Minami Matsumae - Stage 2 - Sunsoft - Game Boy - 1995

Daffy Duck in Hollywood - Matt Furniss - Stage 5: Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a Half Century - Probe Entertainment Limited/Sega - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Inspector Gadget - Saori Kobayashi - Staff Roll - AIM/Hudson Soft - SNES - 1993

Donald in Maui Mallard - Michael Giacchino - Stage 5: The Test of Duckhood - Eurocom Entertainment Software/Sega - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1995

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Epilogue - Capcom - NES - 1990

TaleSpin - David Delia, Paul Gadbois - Encounter with the Iron Claw - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck - Saori Kobayashi - Ice Cavern - Aspect/Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1993

Beavis and Butt-head - Marc Baril, Paul Wilkinson - Turbo Mall 2000 - Radical Entertainment/Viacom New Media - Genesis - 1994

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - Tokuhiko Uwabo - Stage 3-1 - Sega - Genesis - 1990

18 July 2012

Episode 90: Free Play 9

Brent's sister Laura Weinbach sits in with the Double Dragon BOI-ZZZ on this free play episode of The Legacy Music Hour.  They talk about jockstraps, alarm clocks, newscasts, and LMH even gets its first censor bleep!  Full track listing below.



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

The Hybrid Front - Junko Shiratsu - Earth~PETO Fight BGM 2 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1994

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - Little Sweet Cafe - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

WCW World Championship Wrestling - Kenji Yoshida - Staff Roll - Nichibutsu/FCI - NES - 1990

Vixen 357 - Opus Studio Inc. - Army Phase (Stages 7, 11, 12, 13)~Enemy Phase (Stages 7, 14 (second half)) - NCS - Mega Drive - 1992

Mouryou Senki Madara - Konami Kukeiha Club - Ma-Da-Ra - Konami - Famicom - 1990

Quarth - Kazuo Hanzawa, Hidehiro Funauchi, Tomoya Tomita, Shigehiro Takenouchi, Mansan - Level 1 - Konami - Game Boy - 1990

Sword of Vermilion - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Erias - Sega - Genesis - 1989

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

Fire Pro Wrestling: Combination Tag - Chappy Hashimoto, Tohru Hayashi - gameplay - Human Entertainment - PC Engine - 1989

Gauntlet IV - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata - Sortie - Tengen/M2 - Genesis - 1993

Chiki Chiki Boys - Hiromitsu Takaoka (Hifumi), Junichi Ueda (Junchan) (arr.) - Round 2 - Capcom - Genesis - 1993

HyperZone - Jun Ishikawa - Neo Megalopolis - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1991

The Hybrid Front - Naofumi Hataya - Moon/Mars~Sakurabe Fight BGM 3 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1994

Cybernator - Masanao Akahori - Asteroid Run - NCS/Konami - SNES - 1993

Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi, Manami Matsumae - Air Man - Capcom - NES - 1989

11 July 2012

Episode 89: Pro Wrestling Games

The main event for Episode 89 is Pro Wrestling Games.  Brent and Rob body slam their way through the myriad of wrestling video games released during the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  So piledrive your ears in to this no-holds-barred music and get ready to RUMBLE!  Full track listing below.



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

The Main Event - unknown - Wrestler Select Music - Konami - arcade - 1988

WWF WrestleMania Challenge - David Wise - Andre the Giant - Rare/LJN - NES - 1990

Toukon Club - Iku Mizutani - Menu - Natsume/Jaleco - Famicom - 1992

Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden - T. Saito, Garheu - gameplay - Human Entertainment - Mega Drive - 1992

WCW World Championship Wrestling - Kenji Yoshida - 1 Player Tag Team Match - Nichibutsu/FCI - NES - 1990

WCW World Championship Wrestling - Kenji Yoshida - Unknown Theme B - Nichibutsu/FCI - NES - 1990

WWF WrestleMania Challenge - David Wise - Player 2 - Rare/LJN - NES - 1990

Tag Team Wrestling - unknown - Main BGM - SAS Sakata/Data East - NES - 1986

Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Chou Senshi in Tokyo Dome - Yusuke Takahama - Title Screen - Varie - Super Famicom - 1993

WWF Superstars - David Wise - Title/In-Game Music - Rare/LJN - Game Boy - 1991

JWP Joshi Pro Wrestling: Pure Wrestle Queens - unknown - gameplay - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1994

Natsume Championship Wrestling - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita - Theme of Kenta Kobashi - Natsume - SNES - 1994

Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special - Masamichi Yamazaki, Chiyomaru Shikura, Yukie Sugawara, Shintaro Jyocha - gameplay - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1994

Super Fire Pro Wrestling 2 - Hiroya Niwayama, Masamichi Yamazaki, Hironori Tanaka, Tetsuji Ohtani, Hiroshi Suzuki - Theme of Victory Musashi & Great Shiba - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1992

Tecmo World Wrestling - Keiji Yamagishi, Mayuko Okamura, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Mitsuhito Tanaka - Ending - Tecmo - NES - 1990

04 July 2012

Episode 88: Konami 2

Brent and Rob take another look at the legendary company Konami, originally focused on in Episode 23, but this time digging much deeper in to the Konami library and discovering their more obscure titles such as Mouryou Senki Madara, Wai Wai World, and Gradius.  Just kidding on that last one.  Great, great music in this episode.  Konami is one of the best companies to explore when it comes to video game music.  Find out why on Episode 88 of the Legacy Music Hour.  Full track listing below.



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

King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch - Shinya Sakamoto, Satoe Terashima, Kinuyo Yamashita, Kyouhei Sada - Main Theme - Konami - Famicom - 1986

Crisis Force - Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno, Jun Chuuma - Stage 2: Land and Sea - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Crisis Force - Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno, Jun Chuuma - Stage 4: World of Fire - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Bucky O'Hare - Tomoko Sumiyama - Green Planet - Konami - NES - 1992

Getsu Fuuma Den - Hidenori Maezawa - Final Battle - Konami - Famicom - 1987

Mouryou Senki Madara - Konami Kukeiha Club - Symphony of Destruction - Konami - Famicom - 1990

Mouryou Senki Madara - Konami Kukeiha Club - Reparable Gimmick - Konami - Famicom - 1990

Rollergames - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa), Katsuhiko Suzuki, Atsushi Fujio, Shigemasa Matsuo - The Worst is Yet to Come... (Zone 6) - Konami/Ultra Games - NES - 1990

Super Castlevania IV - Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudou - The Cave - Konami - SNES - 1991

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi - Homesick~Her Beloved Flowers - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai: Taisen Puzzle-dama - Kenichi Matsubara, Hideto Inoue, Masahiro Ikariko, Harumi Ueko, Kazuhiko Uehara - Title - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

Laser Invasion - Shigeru Fukutake, Atsushi Fujio, Tomoko Sumiyama, Shigemasa Matsuo - Equipment Select - Konami - NES - 1991

Dragon Scroll: Yomigaerishi Maryuu - Kouji Murata - Desert - Konami - Famicom - 1987

Contra Force - Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno, Tomoya Tomita, Jun Funahashi, Jun Chuuma - Level 2 - Konami - NES - 1992

Yume Penguin Monogatari - Katsuhiko Suzuki (Suzuki the Enigma), Atsushi Fujio (Sukenomiya Fujio) - Stage 1 - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijyuurokubei no Karakuri Manji Katame - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Noriko Takahashi, Jun Funahashi, Tomoya Tomita, Nobuyuki Akena - Stage 5 Part Two - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

Batman Returns - Jun Funahashi, Harumi Ueko, Kazuhiko Uehara - Meeting Selina Kyle - Konami - SNES - 1993

Konami Wai Wai World - Shinya Sakamoto, Shigemasa Matsuo, Atsushi Fujio - TwinBee/Gradius Stage - Konami - Famicom - 1988

The Lone Ranger - Yoshinori Sasaki (Moai Sasaki), Kenichi Matsubara, Kozo Nakamura (La Nakamur), Tomoya Tomita (Gorgeous Tomita), Kenji Fukui, Satoko Minami - General Store - Konami - NES - 1991

01 July 2012

Track Listing: F. Switch Dance Mix Uno

Here is the track list (game titles only) for the F. Switch Dance Mix Uno...

Blades of Steel
Shin Kidou Senshi Gundam Wing: Endless Duel
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
T&C Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage
WWF WrestleMania Challenge
Killer Instinct
Lightening Force
Ys III: Wanderer from Ys
Battle Mania: Daiginjou
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Ristar
Midnight Resistance
The Guardian Legend
Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition
Gley Lancer
Tecmo World Wrestling
Battle Mania: Daiginjou
The Adventures of Bayou Billy
Super Hydlide
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

To listen to the dance mix, you can find the original post here:

F. Switch Dance Mix Uno

30 June 2012

Track Listing: Brent Weinbach VGM Dance Mix Vol. 1

Here is the track list (game titles only) for Brent's VGM Dance Mix Vol. 1...

Blaster Master
Little Nemo: The Dream Master
Mega Man 3
Secret of Mana
F-Zero
Super Spike V'Ball
Castlevania
Life Force
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
Rockman and Forte
Puyo Puyo Tsuu
Goonies II
Gradius III
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Castlevania II
DuckTales
Super Mario Kart

To listen to the dance mix, you can find the original post here:

Brent Weinbach VGM Dance Mix Vol. 1

27 June 2012

Episode 87: Kazuo Hanzawa

The work of composer Kazuo Hanzawa aka Norio Hanzawa is the focus of Episode 87.  Originally a Konami employ, Kazuo moved on to work for the company Treasure.  With an extremely progressive and unique approach, Hanzawa took video game music to a whole other level with games like Gunstar Heroes and Alien Soldier.  Check out this incredible music from a very overlooked composer.  Full track listing below.



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

Quarth - Kazuo Hanzawa - BGM 1 - Konami - Famicom - 1990

The Simpsons - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Stage 2: Krustyland (Panic!) - Konami - arcade - 1991

Bucky O'Hare - Kazuo Hanzawa (Star Hanzawa) - Stage 8 - Konami - arcade - 1992

Gunstar Heroes - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Choose a Path - Treasure - Genesis - 1993

Alien Soldier - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Oblivious Past - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1995

Castlevania: The Adventure - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa), Shigeru Fukutake, Hidehiro Funauchi - Evil Devil (Final Boss Part 2) - Konami - Game Boy - 1989

Rollergames - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa), Katsuhiko Suzuki, Atsushi Fujio, Shigemasa Matsuo - Final Showdown (Last Boss) - Konami/Ultra Games - NES - 1990

Dynamite Headdy - Kazuo Hanzawa (NON), Katsuhiko Suzuki, Yasuko, Koji Yamada, Aki Hata - Schumacher Fly - Treasure - Genesis - 1994

Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen - T.K.O. (Kazuo Hanzawa, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Satoshi Murata) - Devilish Forest BGM - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1994

Alien Soldier - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Runner/AD2025 - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1995

Alien Soldier - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Slap-Up - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1995

Gunstar Heroes - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Last Party on the Moon - Treasure - Genesis - 1993

Alien Soldier - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Flashback - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1995

Bucky O'Hare - Kazuo Hanzawa (Star Hanzawa) - High Score Name Entry - Konami - arcade - 1992

20 June 2012

Episode 86: Outer Space

Brent and Rob go where no man has gone before: outer space.  That is, they focus on space related games and space levels for Episode 86.  And truth be told, other men (and women) have gone there before them, but not in this particular way, sharing music from games like Over Horizon and Target Earth.  Full track listing below.



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

Target Earth - Takayuki Suzuki - Surprise - NCS/DreamWorks - Genesis - 1990

Snoopy Concert - Vince Guaraldi, Minako Hamano (arr.) - First Beagle on the Moon (Rain, Rain Go Away) - Mitsui Fudosan/Pax Softonica/Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1995

To The Earth - unknown - Intro Cutscene - Nintendo - NES - 1989

Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - Captain of the Shooting Stars! - Square - Super Famicom - 1994

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Echoes From the Past - Andrew Edlen - Codis Nu VI (First Visit) - MicroProse - Genesis - 1994

X - Kazumi Totaka - Mission 1 and 3 - Nintendo - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992

Star Fox - Hajime Hirasawa - Meteor - Nintendo - SNES -1993

Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warship - David Wise - Cyber Zone 2 - Rare/Tradewest - NES - 1990

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Crossroads of Time - Attila Dobos, Attila Heger, Gabor Kis, András Magyari, Steve Zuckermann - Hot Pursuit - Novotrade International/Playmates - Genesis - 1995

Star Ocean - Motoi Sakuraba - What Should Be - tri-Ace/Enix - Super Famicom - 1996

Space Shuttle Project - Scott Marshall - Title Screen - Absolute Entertainment - NES - 1991

Rocket Knight Adventures - Masanori Oouchi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masanori Adachi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane - Stage 6 - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Over Horizon - Masaharu Iwata (Rezon) - Stage 5 - Hot-B/Pixel - Famicom - 1991

Axelay - Taro Kudou - Cosmos - Konami - SNES - 1992

SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Illusion (Stage 6, 7) - Sega - arcade - 1987

13 June 2012

Episode 85: Ending Music 2

Brent and Rob say goodbye in this episode, many times, in fact, because Episode 85 is all about Ending Music -and their second time with this topic at that (see Episode 19).  Things get sentimental listening to these tracks, so brace yourself and maybe even get a box of tissues.  And don't worry, the boys will be back next week.  Full track listing below.



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

Musya: The Classic Japanese Tale of Horror - Seiko Asukagawa - Ending - SETA - SNES - 1992

CrossFire - unknown - Ending - AI/Kyugo Boueki - Genesis - 1991

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - Yusuke Takahama - Ending - KID/Capcom - NES - 1992

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Light of Silence (Hard Ending) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Zombie Nation - Norio Nakagata, Takane Ohkubo - Love & Peace - Kaze/Meldac - NES - 1991

Earnest Evans - Motoi Sakuraba - Ending Theme - Wolf Team/Renovation - Genesis - 1992

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Junko Tamiya - Ending - Capcom - NES - 1990

Hagane: The Final Conflict - Takahito Abe - Credits - Red Company/Hudson Soft - SNES - 1994

Destiny of an Emperor - Hiroshige Tonomura (Perorin Tonomura) - Ending - Capcom - NES - 1990

Mega Man 6 - Yuko Takehara - Ending Part 10 - Capcom - NES - 1994

Strider - Harumi Fujita - Credits - Capcom - NES - 1989

El Viento - Motoi Sakuraba - Staff Roll - Wolf Team/Renovation - Genesis - 1992

Mercs - Yoshiaki Kashima (Milpo) - Original Mode: Staff Roll - Capcom - Genesis - 1991

Batman - Naoki Kodaka - Ending Theme - Sunsoft - Genesis - 1990

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

06 June 2012

Episode 84: Capcom

Popular game company Capcom is the focus of Episode 84.  So many games, so much music, where does one start?  Founded relatively late in the video game world (1983), Capcom certainly had a hefty roster of female composers, more so than any other company at the time, and so this episode is almost a celebration of women in video game music as well a company focus.  Brent and Rob explore a lot of the more obscure Capcom titles, but throw in a couple Mega Man tracks for good measure.  Also, even though no DuckTales music is played on this episode, the long-standing mystery of its composer is finally uncovered!  Full track listing below.



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

Section-Z - Tamayo Kawamoto, Kumi Yamaga (Yamachan), Kuwachan - Area 1 - Capcom - NES - 1987

Mega Man 5 - Mari Yamaguchi - Charge Man - Capcom - NES - 1992

Chiki Chiki Boys - Hiromitsu Takaoka (Hifumi), Junichi Ueda (Junchan) (arr.) - MD Original Tune/Unused Arcade Music - Capcom - Genesis - 1993

Marusa no Onna - Tamayo Kawamoto - Low Tention~Hi Position (Tax Office BGM) - Capcom - Famicom - 1989

Mercs - Manami Matsumae (M. Gotoh), Yoshiaki Kashima (Milpo) (arr.) - Arcade Mode: Staff Roll - Capcom - Genesis - 1991

Wily & Right no RockBoard: That's Paradise - Yuki Iwai (Yuki Satomura) - Megalopolis - Capcom - Famicom - 1993

Destiny of an Emperor - Hiroshige Tonomura (Perorin Tonomura) - Battle - Capcom - NES - 1990

Knights of the Round - Isao Abe - Expedition - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Captain Commando - Masaki Izutani (T. Yomage) - Enemy's Space Ship (Stage 8) - Capcom - SNES - 1995

Mercs - Manami Matsumae (M. Gotoh), Yoshiaki Kashima (Milpo) (arr.) - Arcade Mode: Ranking - Capcom - Genesis - 1991

Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness - Yuki Iwai (Yuki Satomura) - Desert Sittem - Capcom - NES - 1992

Mighty Final Fight - Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara - Bay Area (Round 5) - Capcom - NES - 1993

Legendary Wings - Tamayo Kawamoto, Manami Matsumae (arr.), Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (arr.) - Area 5 - Capcom - NES - 1988

Magic Sword - Manami Matsumae (M. Gotoh) - Macabre Funk - Capcom - SNES - 1992

Capcom Quiz: Hatena? no Daibouken - Manami Matsumae - Slum Alleyway (Final Fight) - Capcom - Game Boy (Japan) - 1990

Chiki Chiki Boys - Hiromitsu Takaoka (Hifumi), Junichi Ueda (Junchan) (arr.) - Round 4-1 - Capcom - Genesis - 1993

Marusa no Onna - Tamayo Kawamoto - Don't You Say Good-Bye (Ending Theme) - Capcom - Famicom - 1989

Mega Man 3 - Harumi Fujita - Needle Man - Capcom - NES - 1990

Ghosts 'n Goblins - Ayako Mori - Stage 1 and 2 - Capcom - NES - 1986