30 January 2013

Episode 118: Power Pad Games

Power Pad games are the focus of Episode 118.  Originally manufactured by Bandai and called the Family Trainer (or Family Fun Fitness in North America), Nintendo purchased the rights to the NES accessory and rebranded it as the Power Pad.  There are eleven games total that came out for the Power Pad, and half of them were only released in Japan.  Almost all of them were developed by Human Entertainment.  Anyway, this is a very niche category for the Legacy Music Hour, and at one point, it even becomes more specific as a Meiro Daisakusen focus.  But neat music all around.  Full track listing below.




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

Dance Aerobics - unknown - gameplay - Human Entertainment/Nintendo - NES - 1989

Meiro Daisakusen - unknown - gameplay (1) - Human Entertainment/Bandai - Famicom - 1987

Meiro Daisakusen - unknown - gameplay (2) - Human Entertainment/Bandai - Famicom - 1987

Dance Aerobics - unknown - Level 1 and 2 - Human Entertainment/Nintendo - NES - 1989

Rai Rai! Kyonshis: Baby Kyonshii no Amida Daibouken - unknown - gameplay - Human Entertainment/Bandai - Famicom - 1989

Street Cop - unknown - Stage 6 (Alley/Inside) - Human Entertainment/Bandai - NES - 1989

Athletic World - unknown - Hop-a-Log - Human Entertainment/Bandai - NES - 1987

Fuuun! Takeshi Jou 2 - unknown - Title Screen - Human Entertainment/Bandai - Famicom - 1988

Tostugeki! Fuuun Takeshi Jou - unknown - Lake - Human Entertainment/Bandai - Famicom - 1987

Meiro Daisakusen - unknown - gameplay (3) - Human Entertainment/Bandai - Famicom - 1987

Super Team Games - unknown - Results - Human Entertainment/Nintendo - NES - 1988

Meiro Daisakusen - unknown - gameplay (4) - Human Entertainment/Bandai - Famicom - 1987

Jogging Race - unknown - Palace - Human Entertainment/Bandai - Famicom - 1987

Meiro Daisakusen - unknown - Floor 1 - Human Entertainment/Bandai - Famicom - 1987

Street Cop - unknown - Stage 6 - Human Entertainment/Bandai - NES - 1989

Meiro Daisakusen - unknown - gameplay (5) - Human Entertainment/Bandai - Famicom - 1987

World Class Track Meet - unknown - Title Screen/Player Entry - Human Entertainment/Nintendo - NES - 1988

23 January 2013

Episode 117: 1990

The year is 1990.  Wilson Phillips is on top, Full House is booming, and the president is getting saved by bad dudes.  Brent and Rob, along with guests Jerry Rocha and Andrew DeWitt from the video game podcast Gamedians, focus on games only released in 1990.  The boys put their acting chops to test in this episode and many laughs are had.  Full track listing below.



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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan - Tomoko Nishikawa, Michiru Yamane - Stage 5 - Konami - Game Boy - 1990

Magic Johnson's Fast Break - Tim Follin - Title Screen - Software Creations/Tradewest - NES - 1990

Mission: Impossible - Jun Funahashi (Dog-Man), Yoshiyuki Hagiwara (Hagiiiin.) - Stage 3: Berlin - Ultra Games/Konami - NES - 1990

Low G Man: The Low Gravity Man - Nobuyuki Shioda (Eden), Mr. N, Musya - Chapter 2 - KID/Taxan - NES - 1990

Bloody Wolf - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yuji Suzuki, Yusuke Takahama - Staff Roll - Data East - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Veigues Tactical Gladiator - Satoru Yoshikawa - Level 3 Boss - Bits Laboratory/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Conquest of the Crystal Palace - Tomohisa Mitsuyasu - Mount Crystal - Quest/Asmik - NES - 1990

Dangerous Seed - Yosiquin, Neumann A. H - Stage Intro - TOSE/Namco - Mega Drive - 1990

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Junko Tamiya - Planet 4, Area 1 - Capcom - NES - 1990

The Ultimate Stuntman - Gavin Raeburn (?) - Title Screen - Codemasters/Camerica - NES - 1990

Strider - Junko Tamiya - Beasts/Uroboros: The Iron Ruler - Capcom - Genesis - 1990

Rescue: The Embassy Mission - Charles Callet, Hiroyuki Masuno (arr.) - Inside the Embassy - Infogrames/Kemco - NES - 1990

Final Lap Twin - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Enter Your Name/Race Music (Quest Mode) - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Starship Hector - Takeaki Kunimoto - Hector Bonus - Hudson Soft - NES - 1990

Pilotwings - Soyo Oka - Helicopter - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1990

16 January 2013

Episode 116: Boss Music 2

Boss Music is the focus of Episode 116, as it was for Episode 42.  Konami kind of dominates this episode and Brent hums along to the music with his fingers.  Full track listing below.



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

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, Hidenori Maezawa - Big Battle 1 (Dracula's 2nd Form) - Konami - NES - 1990

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Last Battle - Square - SNES - 1995

Wolfchild - Matt Furniss - Stage 5 Boss - JVC/Core Design - Genesis - 1993

Pop'n TwinBee - Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, Tomoya Tomita, Nobuyuki Akena, Saiko Miki, Masae Nakashima, Harumi Ueko, Yukie Morimoto, Michiru Yamane - Big Boss Battle - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

Bucky O'Hare - Tomoko Sumiyama - Boss - Konami - NES - 1992

Ghostbusters - Kazuhiko Nagai (Nav.) - Boss Theme - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Takeshi Yoshida - Simmer Down (Stage 3 Boss) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi - Triumphal Return of the Beast - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

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

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

Body Count - Steve Collett - Stage 4 Boss - Probe Software - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Crisis Force - Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno, Jun Chuuma - Boss 1 - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Mighty Final Fight - Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara - Mad Belger (Final Boss BGM) - Capcom - NES - 1993

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Nightmare King battle - Capcom - NES - 1990

Pokemon Red Version - Junichi Masuda - Battle (VS Gym Leader) - Game Freak/Nintendo - Game Boy - 1998

09 January 2013

Episode 115: Mountain Areas

This music in Episode 115 is all from mountain themed areas in games.   Brent and Rob also share their experiences with mountains, Rob talks about advice his father gave him on how to dress, and Brent milks a cow, kind of.  Full track listing below.



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

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Mt. Ordeals - Square - SNES - 1991

The Smurfs - Alberto José González - Act 6: The Mountains - Bit Managers/Infogrames - NES (Europe) - 1994

Alcahest - Jun Ishikawa - Mountain Trail - Square - Super Famicom - 1993

Golden Axe III - Naofumi Hataya, Tatsuyuki Maeda (Ryunosuke), Haruyo Oguro (Lotty), Tomonori Sawada - Death Mountain (Stage 5A) - Sega - Mega Drive - 1993

Brain Lord - Masanao Akahori - Road to Droog - Enix - SNES - 1994

Ys - Osamu Kasai, Masaaki Harada (?) - Mountain Path - Victor/Advance Communication/Falcom - Famicom - 1988

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

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Singing Mountain (unused) - Square - SNES - 1995

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - Different Road - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Mission: Impossible - Jun Funahashi (Dog-Man), Yoshiyuki Hagiwara (Hagiiiin.) - Stage 4: Persian Mountains/Prison Camp - Ultra Games/Konami - NES - 1990

Dark Law: Meaning of Death - Satoshi Nagano, Michihico Shichi - Mount Molor - SAS Sakata/ASCII - Super Famicom - 1997

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

Super Nazo Puyo 2: Ruru no Tetsuwan Hanjyou ki - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Akiyoshi Nagao (Einosuke Nagao), Superkenta, BA.M - Mountain - Compile - Super Famicom - 1996

Turok: Battle of the Bionosaurs - Alberto José González - Mountain Forest - Bit Managers/Acclaim - Game Boy - 1997

Super Air Diver 2 - Shimami Sakaba, Kazuya Suyama - Mountains - Copya Systems/Asmik - Super Famicom - 1995

05 January 2013

Live Event: SAN FRANCISCO Dance Party on 1/31/13

SF Sketchfest presents Brent Weinbach and Rob F. Switch's Legacy Music Dance Party, a dance party 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!  And this time, it's in an aquarium!


Plus, special video game music related contests and prizes! There's 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 (or sign up NOW by emailing legacymusichour@gmail.com).

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 but mainly ability to sing along with the melody.


The Legacy Music Dance Party
January 31st, 2013
  8 PM - 9:30 PM
$12 (includes access to other events)
Ages 21+
The California Academy of Sciences
Aquarium (Philippine Coral Reef)
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Dr.

02 January 2013

Episode 114: Neo Geo

Neo Geo is the focus of Episode 114.  Neo Geo, the infamous video game console which sold for $1000 with games at $200 a piece.  This is the first time Brent and Rob play Neo Geo tracks on the podcast and they dedicate a whole episode to it.  The also restrict their choices to titles released from 1990-1993 in order to preserve the "legacy" aesthetic.  There's some really good music in this episode, so check it out!  Full track listing below.



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

Alpha Mission II - Yoko Osaka - The Space Flight (Area 1) - SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Ghost Pilots - Masahiko Hataya (Papaya) - First Stage of Right Side - SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Magician Lord - Hiroaki Shimizu - Castle of Devils (Stage 4) - ADK/SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Thrash Rally - Hideki Yamamoto, Hiroaki Shimizu - Round 4: 1000 Lakes (Finland) - ADK/SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Ninja Combat - Hideki Yamamoto, Hiroaki Shimizu - Ending - ADK/SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Top Player's Golf - Kikuko Hataya - Carnaval (Main 1) - SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Quiz Meitantei Neo & Geo: Quiz Daisousasen Part 2 - Yoshihiko Kitamura (Jojouha Kitapy), Yasuo Yamate (Tate Norio), Yoko Osaka, Hiroaki Shimizu, Toshikazu Tanaka (Tarkun), Rikuo - A.D. 2042/Policewoman - SNK - Neo Geo (Japan) - 1992

Mutation Nation - Masahiko Hataya (Papaya) - Ending - SNK - Neo Geo - 1992

Quiz Daisousasen: The Last Count Down - Yasuo Yamate (Tate Norio), Hiroaki Shimizu, Makko - Story Select - SNK - Neo Geo (Japan) - 1991

Quiz Meitantei Neo & Geo: Quiz Daisousasen Part 2 - Yoshihiko Kitamura (Jojouha Kitapy), Yasuo Yamate (Tate Norio), Yoko Osaka, Hiroaki Shimizu, Toshikazu Tanaka (Tarkun), Rikuo - Credits (Story 2) - SNK - Neo Geo (Japan) - 1992

Blue's Journey - Yuka Watanabe - Boss - ADK/SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Eight Man - Yoshihiko Kitamura (Jojouha Kitapy), Yoko Osaka, Makiko - Stage 1-1 - SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Thrash Rally - Hideki Yamamoto, Hiroaki Shimizu - Title - ADK/SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Super Sidekicks - Yoshihiko Kitamura (Jojouha Kitapy), Yoko Osaka - Team Select - SNK - Neo Geo - 1993

Football Frenzy - Yasuo Yamate (Tate Norio), Yoshihiko Kitamura (Jojoha Kitapy), Tina Terko - Credits - SNK - Neo Geo - 1992