30 May 2012

Episode 83: Product Placement

Product Placement is the topic of Episode 83.  Brent and Rob look at music from either games that contain product placement or branded games, that is, games based on products.  McDonald's, Domino's Pizza, Snickers, Cheetos, Pizza Hut, Panasonic, Ajinomoto, Chupa Chups, Raisins -all these brands and products are represented in this episode, but don't actually really have any bearing on the music.  Check it out, have a listen to the music, and hopefully you'll end up "lovin' it."  Full track listing below.



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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino, Y. Manno (arr.), Kozo Nakamura (arr.) - Technodrome (Scene 7) - Ultra Games - NES - 1991

Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool - unknown - To the Exit! - Kaneko - Genesis - 1992

McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Katsuhiko Suzuki, Satoshi Murata - Stage 4: Magical Moon (Part 1) - Treasure/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Yo! Noid - unknown - Stage 11 - Capcom - NES - 1990

Biker Mice From Mars - Hideto Inoue (Keroppi Inoue), Nobuyuki Akena - Shop - Konami - SNES (Europe) - 1995

FIFA Soccer 95 - Jeff van Dyck - Menu 1 - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1994

M.C. Kids - Charles Deenen - Level Music 2 - Virgin Interactive - NES - 1992

McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Katsuhiko Suzuki, Satoshi Murata - See You! - Treasure/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Motoko-chan no Wonder Kitchen - unknown - Grand Finale (part 1) - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1993

Global Gladiators - Tommy Tallarico - Dance Tune - Virgin Games - Genesis - 1992

Yo! Noid - unknown - Stage 5 - Capcom - NES - 1990

Zool: Ninja of the 'Nth' Dimension - Patrick Phelan - Title Theme - GameTek - Genesis - 1993

Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool - unknown - Bird Houses - Kaneko - SNES - 1992

Biker Mice From Mars - Hideto Inoue (Keroppi Inoue), Nobuyuki Akena - Staff Roll - Konami - SNES (Europe) - 1995

The California Raisins: The Grape Escape - Scott Etherton - Maize Maze - Interactive Designs/Capcom - NES - 1991 (unreleased)

23 May 2012

Episode 82: Puzzle Games 2

Brent and Rob have some "fun in the sun" on Episode 82 as they revisit a hot topic they covered back in Episode 17: Puzzle Games.  NOTE: Rob accidentally played a track he had already played on a past episode (in fact, the last Puzzle Games episode), so that track and portion of the show was edited out, making it seem as though Brent went twice in a row.  Full track listing below.



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

Tetris Attack - Masaya Kuzume - Breeze Stage - Nintendo - SNES - 1996

Adventures of Lolo - Hideki Kanazashi - Main BGM - HAL Laboratory - NES - 1989

Puyo Puyo Tsuu - Tsuyoshi Matsushima - Last Area - Compile - Mega Drive - 1994

Shove It! ...The Warehouse Game - unknown - Title Theme - NCS/DreamWorks - Genesis - 1990

Columns III: Revenge of Columns - Morihiko Akiyama - Industrial District - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Ishido: The Way of Stones - unknown - Music No. 1 - Nexoft - Game Boy - 1990

Sutte Hakkun - Akito Nakatsuka - Stage 5 - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1998

Kwirk - Tsukasa Masuko - Main BGM - Atlus/Acclaim - Game Boy - 1990

Wario's Woods - Soyo Oka, Shinobu Amayake - Go! - Nintendo - NES - 1994

Puzznic - unknown - Main BGM - Taito - Game Boy (Japan) - 1990

Tetris Attack - Masaya Kuzume - Water Stage (Critical) - Nintendo - SNES - 1996

Catrap - Mitoshi Asakawa - Ending/Staff Roll - Asmik Corporation - Game Boy - 1990

Chip's Challenge - Alex Rudis, Bob Vieira - Level 5 - Epyx/Atari - Lynx - 1989

Tetris 2 + BomBliss - Koichi Sugiyama - In-Game 5 - Chunsoft/BPS - Famicom - 1991

16 May 2012

Episode 81: Secret of Mana

Secret of Mana is the focus of Episode 81.  Brent and Rob have focused on genres, composers, and franchises, but never before have they focused on a single game.  Composed by Hiroki Kikuta, this is one of the best video game soundtracks of all time, at least, that's what Brent thinks.  Rob likes it a lot too, but not as much as Lightening Force.  Anyway, though we've heard a lot of the best tracks from Secret of Mana on previous episodes, the music in this episode is really, really good as well.  And if you haven't played this game before, get it and play it, because it's also one of the best video games of all time.  Full track listing below.



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

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

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Into the Thick of It - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Give Love Its Rightful Time - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Pure Night - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Rose and Ghost - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Flight Into the Unknown - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - The Wind Never Ceases - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - One of Them is Hope - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Star of Darkness - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Secret of the Arid Sands - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Far Thunder - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - A Wish... - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Monarch on the Shore - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - The Legend - Square - SNES - 1993

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - The Orphan of Storm - Square - SNES - 1993

09 May 2012

Episode 80: Free Play 8

Brent and Rob play whatever they want to close out Season 8.  The unintentional theme of this Free Play episode: Boys.  TurboGrafx-16, Genesis, Super Nintendo, Nintendo -they're all here on The Legacy Music Hour, featuring the best video game music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  Full track listing below.



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

Jennifer Capriati Tennis - Hiroki Kamata - Ending 1 - System Sacom/Renovation - Genesis - 1992

Target Renegade - Tim Follin - Name Entry - Software Creations/Taito - NES - 1990

Ganbare! Golf Boys - Atsuhiro Motoyama - Passing Illusion - Masaya/Dual - PC Engine - 1989

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - Walls and Steels - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Neutopia II - Keita Hoshi - Ending 3 - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1992

Sutte Hakkun - Akito Nakatsuka - Stage 4 - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1998

Gai Flame - unknown - unknown - Masaya - PC Engine - 1990

Tenchi Sōzō - Miyoko Kobayashi - Light Side Field - Quintet/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

Blaster Master 2 - Sound Images - Stage 7 - Software Creations/Sunsoft - Genesis - 1993

Override - Y. Santoh - Stage 4 - Sting/Data East - PC Engine - 1991

Nikkan Sports Pro Yakyuu VAN - Naofumi Hataya - Sound Code 86 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

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

Double Dungeons - unknown - Dungeon - Masaya/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Last Bible III - Hiroyuki Yanada - Felest Tower - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

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

02 May 2012

Episode 79: Slap Bass

Slap bass is the focus of Episode 79.  Brent and Rob only pick tracks with a heavily (or not so heavily) featured slap bass.  Also, Rob tries his best to stay awake, and manages to do so until the last fifth or so of the episode, but don't worry, it works out anyway.  Full track listing below.



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

Actraiser - Yuzo Koshiro - Fillmoa - Enix - SNES - 1991

NBA Live 97 - Brian Schmidt - 1997 NBA Champions! - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1996

Tetris Attack - Masaya Kuzume - Flower Stage - Nintendo - SNES - 1996

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Space Walk (Stage 2A) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Brain Lord - Masanao Akahori - Town of Arcs - Enix - SNES - 1994

Batman - Nobuyuki Hara - Stage Areas 7-9 - Sunsoft - PC Engine - 1990

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Steel and Traps - Square - SNES - 1993

Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude! - Paul Gadbois - Curacao - Interactive Designs - Genesis - 1992

Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving - Motoaki Takenouchi - Results - G-Amusements/Logic - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

Kid Chameleon - Nu Romantic Productions - Pyramid Area - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Master of Monsters - Hayato Matsuo (comp., arr.),  Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.), Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - Golden Warrior (BGM 01) - Renovation - Genesis - 1991

ExoSquad - Zsolt Dvornik - Training Mode - Novotrade International/Playmates - Genesis - 1995

Zool: Ninja of the "Nth" Dimension - Patrick Phelan - Fruity Forest - Gremlin Interactive/GameTek - SNES - 1994

Galaxy Force II - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Defeat (Scene B) - Sega - arcade - 1988

Gimmick! - Masashi Kageyama - Aporia (Boss Theme 1) - Sunsoft/Authentic Entertainment - Famicom - 1992