25 January 2012

Episode 65: Water and Underwater

They've done Fire, they've done Ice, but now, The Legacy Music Hour focuses on Water for Episode 65.  Brent and Rob select tracks from levels that take place underwater or feature water prominently.  So get your snorkel, get your goggles, dunk your face into a bucket of tap water, and take an audio dive in this episode of LMH.  Full track listing below.



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

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Night Sea (Dream 4) - Capcom - NES - 1990

Bonk's Adventure - Tsukasa Masuko, Hirohiko Takayama - Round 3 - Red Company/Atlus/Hudson Soft - Game Boy - 1992

Kirby's Adventure - Hirokazu Ando - Open Waters - HAL Laboratory - NES - 1993

Thunder Force III - Toshiharu Yamanishi - The Grubby Dark Blue (Stage 3: Seiren) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1990

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - Yusuke Takahama - Level 2 (Swamp) - KID/Capcom - NES - 1992

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Jun Funahashi - Underwater Bombs - Ultra Games - NES - 1989

Ecco: The Tides of Time - Andy Armer DMP, Attila Dobos, David Javelosa, András Magyari - Big Water - Novotrade International/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Mr. Nutz - Raphael Gesqua, Matt Furniss (arr.) - In the Washbasin - Ocean - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Liquid Kids (Mizubaku Daibouken) - Kazuko Umino - Waltze Of Water And Bubble (Stage 2) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1990

Puggsy - Matt Furniss - Angeltier Falls - Psygnosis/Traveller's Tales - Genesis - 1993

Ristar - Tomoko Sasaki - Round 2-1 (Splash Down!!) - Sega - Genesis - 1995

California Games - András Magyari - Surfing - Novotrade/Sega - Genesis - 1991

Tiny Toon Adventures - Jun Funahashi, Masae Nakashima, Satoko Minami - Undersea - Konami - NES - 1991

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer, C. Cirocco Jones, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grigsby III - Hydrocity Zone 1 - Sega - Genesis - 1994

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - Swimming in the Calm Water - Nintendo - NES - 1990

18 January 2012

Episode 64: Ninja Games

Ninja Games is the topic of Episode 64.  Brent and Rob select tracks from games like Shinobi, Ninja Gaiden, and The Legend of Kage, and in doing so, discover a very prominent "coming of age" theme throughout.  NOTE: Brent and Rob mispronounce Kage like the English "cage," when it's actually the Japanese word for shadow, pronounced "ka-gey."  ANOTHER NOTE: There was a little bit of a technical problem with this episode and all the vocal stuff has a hiss to it, but fortunately, the music tracks are clean and good to go.  Full track listing below.



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

Ninja Gaiden Shadow - Ryuichi Nitta, Mayuko Okamura, Don (arr.) - Intro - Tecmo - Game Boy - 1991

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - Kozo Nakamura, Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita - Scene 1 - Konami - NES - 1992

3 Ninjas Kick Back - Richard Joseph, Jason Page (arr.) - Koji Dojo & Bonus Room - Psygnosis - Genesis - 1994

The Legend of Kage - Hisayoshi Ogura - BGM 1 (Main Theme) "Bridge!" - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1985

The Revenge of Shinobi - Yuzo Koshiro - Long Distance - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Shadow of the Ninja - Iku Mizutani, Kouichi Yamanishi - Stage 1 - Natsume - NES - 1990

Ninja-Kun: Ashura no Shou - Tsutomu Fuzisawa - Ending Theme - UPL - Famicom - 1988

Zen: Intergalactic Ninja - Junichiro Kaneda (J_Kane), Kozo Nakamura (Nakamur), Ayako Nishigaki (Ayachan), Yuichi Sakakura (Sakagon), Tomoya Tomita (T_Tommy) - Acidic Forest - Konami - NES - 1993

Zool: Ninja of the 'Nth' Dimension - Patrick Phelan - Worlds 2 & 6 (Music ~ Carnival) - GameTek - Genesis - 1993

Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Tomoya Tomita - Water Moon Cliffs - Konami - Super Famicom - 1995

Ninja Spirit - Masahiko Ishida - Dark Blue (Stage 6) - Irem - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama - Solitary - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom - Hiroshi Miyazaki (Miya), Kaori Nakabai, L. Shigeno - Closing Credits - Tecmo - NES - 1991

Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi - Keisuke Tsukahara (Tsukachan) - Stages 3-2 & 5-1 - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Shinobi - Yasuhiro Kawakami - Bonus Stage - Sega - Sega Master System - 1988

11 January 2012

Episode 63: Flying and Shooting 2

For Episode 63, Brent and Rob return to an old topic: flying shoot 'em up games.  Brent talks about his big childhood crush on Madonna, while Rob reveals a much more unique childhood crush.  Who did little Switchy have a crush on back then?  Listen to the episode and find out!  It also seems as though Brent currently has a big crush on Genesis music.  And even aside from all the crush talk, this episode on flying shooters strangely ends up becoming a pretty romantic episode overall.  You'll see.  Cheers!  Full track listing below.



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

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

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Sand Hell (Stage 4A) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Gunstar Heroes - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Good Night, Baby! - Sega/Treasure - Genesis - 1993

Air Zonk - Daisuke Morishima, Matsukui - Stage 1 (Aqua Base) - Red Company/Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1992

Battle Ace - unknown - gameplay - Hudson Soft - SuperGrafx - 1989

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

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

Xexyz - Hirohiko Takayama - Area Music (Armour) - Atlus/Hudson Soft - NES - 1990

Insector X - unknown - Skylight Tune (Round 2: Plateau Area) - Hot-B (dev.)/Sage Creations (pub.)/Taito (licensed by) - Genesis - 1990

Gokujou Parodius! - Shinji Tasaka, Motoaki Furukawa, Kenichi Matsubara, Seiichi Fukami, Hideto Inoue (Keroppi Inoue) (arr.), Nobuyuki Akena (arr.) - Loving Farewell - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

Forgotten Worlds - Tamayo Kawamoto, Ippo Yamada (arr.) - Round 3 (Dust World 3) - Capcom/Sega - Genesis - 1989

Sky Kid - Junko Ozawa - Sky Kid March with Introduction - Namco/Sunsoft - NES - 1987

Phelios - Yoshinori Kawamoto - Staff Roll - Namco - Genesis - 1990

Star Soldier - Takeaki Kunimoto - Stage Music - Hudson Soft/Taxan - NES - 1989

Axelay - Taro Kudou - Colony - Konami - SNES - 1992

04 January 2012

Episode 62: Comic Books

It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's Episode 62!  In this uncanny edition of The Legacy Music Hour, Brent and Rob select music from video games based on comic books.  X-Men, The Punisher, Spider-Man -they're all here on The Amazing Legacy Music Hour!  Full track listing below.



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

Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety - Suddi Raval - Main Theme/Staff Roll - Software Creations/Acclaim - Genesis - 1995

Batman: Return of the Joker - Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya - Stages 1 and 6 (Gotham in Danger) - Sunsoft - NES - 1991

Wolverine: Adamantium Rage - Rob Lord, Jason Page - Level 5: Madripoor - Teeny Weeny Games/Acclaim - Genesis - 1994

The Uncanny X-Men (aka Marvel's X-Men) - unknown - Level 4: Battle Through a Living Starship - LJN - NES - 1989

Chakan: The Forever Man - Mark Steven Miller, Jason Scher - Intro Theme - Extended Play Productions/Sega - Genesis - 1992

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden - Kenji Yamamoto - Theme of Piccolo - Bandai - Super Famicom - 1993

The Punisher - Yoko Shimomura, Isao Abe - Bruno Costa (Boss Approaching) - Capcom - Genesis - 1994

Captain America and The Avengers - Takafumi Miura, Seiji Momoi - Level Music - Data East - NES - 1991

The Death and Return of Superman - Glenn Stafford, Michael Morhaime - The last Son of Krypton - Blizzard Entertainment/Sunsoft - SNES - 1994

Superman - Ryu Hasegawa - Metropolis as Superman - Kemco - NES - 1988

Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - Storm - Software Creations - Genesis - 1994

The Amazing Spider-Man - David Wise - Title Screen - Rare/LJN - Game Boy - 1990

The Punisher - Yoko Shimomura, Isao Abe - Death Express (Stage 4) - Capcom - Genesis - 1994

X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse - Setsuo Yamamoto - Theme of Beast - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Silver Surfer - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - BGM I - Software Creations - NES -1990