24 April 2013

Episode 130: Free Play 13

Another free play to celebrate 130 episodes.  Brent and Rob play a lot of "feel good" tracks as well as some relaxing ones, but more importantly, they share a lot of love with each other, for the music, and with you, the listeners.  They also do fairly poor impressions of Mr. T.  Full track listing below.




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

Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut - Takane Okubo - Password - Nintendo/HAL - Super Famicom - 2000

Tantei Jinguuji Saburo: Toki no Sugiyuku Mama ni - Shogo Sakai, Seiichi Hamada, Takafumi Miura, Yuji Suzuki, Yusuke Takahama, Z. Yamanaka - Credits - Data East - Famicom - 1990

Sorcerian - Hiroshi Kubota, Tokuhiko Uwabo - Sigh & Tear - Sega/Falcom - Mega Drive - 1990

Light Crusader - Aki Hata - Status Screen - Treasure - Genesis - 1995

Lethal Weapon 3 - Jeroen Tel - Pause Mode - Probe - Sega Master System - 1992 (unreleased)

Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis - Misaki Okibe - My Pretty Sister - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Super Thunder Blade - Sachio Ogawa (Sting Saito) - Stage 4 - Sega - Genesis - 1989

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

Mahjong Cop Ryuu: Shiro Ookami no Yabou - Aruaru Nakayama, Hyaa Maruyama, Adarutohideo Kamei - Hang Out Area - Whiteboard - Mega Drive - 1989

Sword World SFC - Daisuke Emura, Shigekazu Kamaki, Yumi Kinoshita, Yusaburo Shimajyo, Yoshiya Takayama - Ancient Garden in Rex - T&E Soft - Super Famicom - 1993

The A-Team - Jeroen Tel - Military Level - Probe - Sega Master System - 1992 (unreleased)

Solid Runner - Mitsuhito Tanaka, Toshiaki Sakoda, Pure Sound - Detective's Office - Sting/ASCII - Super Famicom - 1997

Timeball - unknown - Olivia -  Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair - Shinichi Sakamoto - The Jungle - Aicom/Sega - Mega Drive - 1990

M.C. Kids - Charles Deenen - Level Music 4 - Virgin Interactive - NES - 1992

17 April 2013

Episode 129: Twilight Games

For Episode 129, Brent and Rob focus only on titles which were released the last year their respective consoles released licensed games, exploring the way composers approached working with old hardware.  But this episode is kind of a mess for a few different reasons.  For one, the boys didn't have microphones and had to make do with a very poor quality substitution.  Two, it's complicated when deciding the last year of a console's life span, and this is addressed very confusingly in the episode.  Anyway, feel free to compare this episode to the last one on launch games which focused on a time when things were much simpler.  Full track listing below.



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

Asterix and the Great Rescue - Nathan McCree - Gaul - Core Design - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1993

Asterix and the Secret Mission - Katsuhiro Hayashi (Funky K.H) - Cavern - Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1993

Power Tennis - Masakatsu Maekawa - Credits - Hudson Soft/Now Production - PC Engine - 1993

Formation Soccer on J.League - unknown - Flugels - Human Entertainment - PC Engine - 1994

The Flash - Jeroen Tel - The Trickster's Funhouse - Probe Entertainment - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1993

Formation Soccer on J.League - unknown - Sudden Death - Human Entertainment - PC Engine - 1994

Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II - Takashi Kumegawa, Yoshio Hirai - Ice Age Overworld (Chapter 2) - Nintendo - NES - 1994

Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II - Takashi Kumegawa, Yoshio Hirai - Dungeon Theme 2 - Nintendo - NES - 1994

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

Sonic 3D Blast - Seirou Okamoto, Jun Senoue (arr.) - Credits - Sega - Genesis - 1995

International Superstar Soccer Deluxe - Hideyuki Eto, Harumi Ueko, Tomoya Tomita, Chris Hülsbeck (arr.) - Konami/Factor 5 - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1996

Virtua Fighter 2 - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Takayuki Nakamura, Akiko Hashimoto, Tomohiro Endo (arr.), Hitoshi Ohori (arr.) - A Moment from Eternity (Name Entry) - Gaibrain - Genesis - 1997

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

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

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 - Yuka Tsujiyoko - The Army of Leif Seeks Victory: Charge A - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1999

Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut - Takane Okubo - Person in Charge at the Station - Nintendo/HAL - Super Famicom - 2000

J.League Winning Goal - Shigenori Masuko, Yoko Suzuki - Team Data - Electronic Arts Victor/Graphic Research - Famicom - 1994

10 April 2013

Episode 128: Launch Games

For Episode 128, Brent and Rob focus only on titles which were released the same year their respective consoles were released, exploring the way composers approached working with new hardware.  And, they do it chronologically, so you can hear the technological progress over the years.  Full track listing below.




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

Donkey Kong - Yukio Kaneoka - Title BGM - Nintendo - Famicom - 1983

Donkey Kong Jr. - Yukio Kaneoka - Level 1 BGM - Nintendo - Famicom - 1983

Great Soccer - unknown - Main Game - Sega - Sega Mark III - 1985

Bikkuriman World - Shinichi Sakamoto - Round 1 - Hudson Soft/West One - PC Engine - 1987

Shanghai - unknown - Round 3 - Hudson Soft/Activision - PC Engine - 1987

Victory Run: Eikou no 13,000KM - Takeaki Kunimoto - Race Music 3 - Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1987

Super Thunder Blade - Koichi Namiki (Pretty K.N), Sachio Ogawa (Sting Saito) (arr.) - Stage 1 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1988

Super Thunder Blade - Sachio Ogawa (Sting Saito) - High Scores - Sega - Mega Drive - 1988

Super Mario Land - Hirokazu Tanaka - Ending - Nintendo - Game Boy (Japan) - 1989

Makai Toushi SaGa - Nobuo Uematsu - Forbidden Tower - Square - Game Boy (Japan) - 1989

Super Mario World - Koji Kondo - Vanilla Dome - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1990

Zan Gear - Masaaki Uno - Spring of His Life - Wolf Team/Telenet Japan - Game Gear (Japan) - 1990

Final Fight - Manami Matsumae, Toshio Kajino (arr.) - Mad Gear Gang - Capcom - Super Famicom - 1990

Actraiser - Yuzo Koshiro - All Over the World - Enix - Super Famicom - 1990

Soukoban - unknown - gameplay - Riverhillsoft - Game Gear (Japan) - 1990

03 April 2013

Episode 127: Taito 2

Taito, famous for Space Invaders, Arkanoid, Bubble Bobble, and the Darius series, is the focus of Episode 127.  This is The Legacy Music Hour's second pass at Taito titles (the first was Episode 47) and this time, Brent and Rob discover new games and talk about wholesome rap artists such as Young MC.  Full track listing below.
 


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

Panic Restaurant - Hirohiko Takayama, Kenji Eno - Stage 3 (Salad) - EIM/Taito - NES - 1992

KickMaster - Yusuke Takahama, Nobuyuki Shioda - Sector 7: A Long Way From Home - KID/Taito - NES - 1992

Space Invaders '91 - Noriyuki Iwadare - Rounds 3, 8, 15 - Taito - Genesis - 1991

Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III - Yasuko Yamada, Turbo Mira - Underworld - Taito - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

Bakushou Jinsei Gekijou 3 - Kenichi Kamio - Title Screen - Act Japan/Taito - Famicom - 1991

The Jetsons: Robot Panic - Yoshio Watanabe - Concert Hall - Act Japan/Taito - Game Boy - 1992

Liquid Kids (Mizubaku Daibouken) - Kazuko Umino - Let's get on! We're friends!! (Stage 1) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1990

Knight Quest - unknown - Ending - Lenar/Taito - Game Boy - 1992

Don Doko Don - Masahiko Takaki (M. Takagi), Yasuko Yamada - Sylvan Land (Round 1 BGM) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1989

Arkanoid - Hisayoshi Ogura, Tsukasa Masuko (arr.) - Ending - Taito - NES - 1987

Bust-A-Move - Kazuko Umino (Karu.) - Bubble Bustin' - Taito - SNES - 1995

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - Berlin: Motorcycle Escape - Software Creations/Taito - NES - 1991

Rastan Saga II - Hisayoshi Ogura - Round 2 - Taito/Opera House (port) - Genesis - 1990

The Flintstones - unknown - Stage 2: Swimming Pool - Taito - Genesis - 1993

The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper! - Iku Mizutani, Kazuko Umino - Staff Roll - Natsume/Taito - NES - 1992

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - Coronado: Ship Battle - Software Creations/Taito - NES - 1991

The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak! - Hideki Takahagi (?) (S. Takahagi), M. Ogata - Stage 1- Taito/Sol - NES - 1994