27 March 2013

Episode 126: Town Areas

Episode 126 is sort of another RPG focus, although there are definitely some non-RPG games out there that have non-level town areas in them (The Lone Ranger, Castlevania II, etc.).  Anyway, the music in this episode is really, really good.  Pound for pound, one of the most musically solid episodes in a while.  Towns are generally a safe place in a game, so you can also listen for that, and decide whether or not the music sounds like "safe" music.  Rob is crying in the photo.  Full track listing below.




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

Light Crusader - Aki Hata - Town - Treasure - Genesis - 1995

Shining Force II - Motoaki Takenouchi - Lively Town - Camelot Software Planning - Genesis - 1994

Super Mario RPG - Yoko Shimomura - Going Shopping in Seaside Town - Square - SNES - 1996

Crusader of Centy - Motokazu Shinoda - Town - Nextech/Atlus - Genesis - 1994

Phantasy Star IV - Izuho "Ippo" Takeuchi - Motavia Town - Sega - Genesis - 1995

Tenshi no Uta: Shiroki Tsubasa no Inori - Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, Ryota Furuya, Hiroya Hatsushiba - Town 3 - Telenet Japan - Super Famicom - 1994

Rent A Hero - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Town Music 2 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Uncharted Waters - Yoko Kanno - In Lisbon - Koei - SNES - 1993

Dynamite Headdy - Katsuhiko Suzuki (Nazo² Suzuki), Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa (NON), Yasuko, Koji Yamada - North Town's Theme - Treasure - Genesis - 1994

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

Might and Magic: Gates to Another World - Rob Wallace, Brian Howarth - Town - New World Computing/Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi - Karamazov's Mythology - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

Tun Shi Tian Di III (Conquering the World III) - unknown - Castle Town - SKOB - Mega Drive (China) - 1995

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Illusionary World - Square - SNES - 1991

Last Bible III - Hiroyuki Yanada - Megalopolis - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

22 March 2013

Video: Legacy Music Water Stage

Legacy Music Hour hosts Brent and Rob held a dance party in the aquarium at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  Before the event started, they got into the mood with some water level music.

20 March 2013

Episode 125: Gundam Games

Gundam is a huge toy/anime franchise in Japan about giant battle robots.  And because it's so big (the franchise), there were tons of Gundam based video games.  Episode 125 focuses on those games.  The boys pick some fun tracks and talk about C&C Music Factory.  More like B&R Music Factory though, right?  Or maybe B&F Music Factory.  Full track listing below.



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

SD Gundam Gaiden: Knight Gundam Monogatari - Haruki Adachi - Title Screen - TOSE/Bandai/Angel - Famicom - 1991

SD Gundam GX - Tomoyuki Hamada - Battle in the Upper Atmosphere - Bec/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Kidou Senshi Z-Gundam: Away to the NewType - Akihiko Mori - At Peace - Bandai - Super Famicom - 1996

SD Gundam Gaiden 2: Entaku no Kishi - Miyuki Uemura - Dungeon - TOSE/Yutaka - Super Famicom - 1992

Kidou Senshi V-Gundam - Akihito Suita (Switch.E), Mitsuto Suzuki - Space Dust - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Super Gachapon World: SD Gundam X - Tomoyuki Hamada - Battle in the Forest - Bec/Yutaka - Super Famicom - 1992

Kidou Senshi Gundam F91: Formula Senki 0122 - Norihiko Togashi - White Base - Nova Games/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1991

SD Gundam Power Formation Puzzle - Katsunari Kitajima, Takane Okubo - Moon - Tom Create/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1996

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

SD Gundam Gaiden: Knight Gundam Monogatari: Ooinaru Isan - Ani - Harp - TOSE/Bandai/Angel - Super Famicom - 1991

SD Gundam G Next - Tsuyoshi Tanaka (?) - Phase Theme 13 - Japan Art Media/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1995

SD Gundam G Next - Tsuyoshi Tanaka (?) - Mobile Suit Battle (Ground) - Japan Art Media/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1995

Kidou Senshi Gundam: Cross Dimension 0079 - Kenichi Kamio - Re-Entry to Earth - Bandai - Super Famicom - 1995

G-Arms: Operation Gundam - Kenichi Kamio - Title Screen - Bandai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

SD Sengokuden 2: Tenka Touitsu Hen - Kenichi Kamio - Title Screen - Bandai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992



13 March 2013

Episode 124: Role-Playing Games 2 (Part 2)

Brent and Rob continue their quest, that is, focus on RPGs, this time only playing tracks from games that have made previous appearances on the Legacy Music Hour.  In the last episode, there was sorrow, in this episode, there is darkness, but in the end, the boys, who are now men, find safety and triumphant victory -and so will you!  Full track listing below.
 


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

Phantasy Star II - Tokuhiko Uwabo - Mystery - Sega - Genesis - 1990

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

Neutopia - Tomotsune Maeno - Overworld - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Thunder - Quest/Enix - SNES - 1995

Phantasy Star IV - Masaki Nakagaki - Terrible Sight - Sega - Genesis - 1995

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

Shining in the Darkness - Masahiko Yoshimura - God's Baptism - Climax Entertainment - Genesis - 1991

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Aki Hata - Enfant Terrible Rabbit - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

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

Dragon Quest VI - Koichi Sugiyama - Through the Fields - Enix/Heartbeat - Super Famicom - 1995

Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - Sound of Shinobi - Square - Super Famicom - 1994

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Reminiscence - Quest - Super Famicom - 1995

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - Mieko Ishikawa - Winged Boy - Riot - Genesis - 1991

Last Bible III - Hiroyuki Yanada - Val Ship - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Great Greed - Katsuro Tajima (Chopin) - Staff Roll - Namco - Game Boy - 1993

Tenchi Sōzō - Miyoko Kobayashi, Masanori Hikichi - Sanctuary - Quintet/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict - Motoaki Takenouchi - Victory Road - Camelot Software Planning - Game Gear (Japan) - 1995

06 March 2013

Episode 123: Role-Playing Games 2 (Part 1)

RPGs is the topic of Episode 123 (as it was in Episode 46), and this time, Brent and Rob pick only tracks from games that have never before been featured on The Legacy Music Hour.  So, lots of less obvious choices in this episode, but still really good ones.  And that's just part one.  That's right, Episode 124 will be an additional role-playing games episode with all the tracks being from games that have already appeared on the podcast.  Anyway, really great music all around in this episode, and even more great music coming up in the next one!  Full track listing below.




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

Lagrange Point - unknown - Departure and Arrival - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Albert Odyssey - Naoki Kodaka - In a Strange New World - Sunsoft - Super Famicom - 1993

The 7th Saga - Norihiko Yamanuki - Wilme Pelin - Enix/Produce - SNES - 1993

Traysia - Shinobu Ogawa, Minoru Yuasa - Field (Chapter 1) - Renovation/Riot - Genesis - 1992

Solid Runner - Mitsuhito Tanaka, Toshiaki Sakoda, Pure Sound - Meeting with Ion - Sting/ASCII - Super Famicom - 1997

Paladin's Quest - Kohei Tanaka - Momentary Peace - Enix/Copya Systems - SNES - 1993

Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis - Misaki Okibe - Karen - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Sorcerian - Hiroshi Kubota, Tokuhiko Uwabo - Beautiful Day - Sega/Falcom - Mega Drive - 1990

Ys V: Ushinawareta Sunano Miyako Kefin - Mieko Ishikawa, Naoki Kaneda, Satoshi Arai, Atsushi Shirakawa, Masaru Nakajima - Residence - Falcom - Super Famicom - 1995

Warsong - Noriyuki Iwadare, Isao Mizoguchi - Friendly Fight (Player Phase 1) - NCS/Treco - Genesis - 1991

Monster Maker III: Hikari no Majutsushi - T's Music - Title Screen/Opening - Sofel - Super Famicom - 1993

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord - Kentaro Haneda - Adventurer's Inn - Nexoft/Game Studio - NES - 1990

Langrisser II - Noriyuki Iwadare - The Last Battle - NCS - Mega Drive - 1994

Little Ninja Brothers - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Evil Queen Defeated - Culture Brain - NES - 1990

Ys IV: Mask of the Sun - Tomohiro Endo, Masanori Hikichi, Yoshiaki Kubotera, I. Naoyuki, Miyoko Takaoka, Masumi Takimoto (Hiroo Tengenji) - Escape With Lilia - Falcom/Tonkin House - 1993

Albert Odyssey 2: Jashin no Taidou - Naoki Kodaka - Dirge of Grief - Sunsoft - Super Famicom - 1994

Hiouden: Mamonotachi to no Chikai - Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, Ryota Furuya, Hiroya Hatsushiba - Galaxy - Wolf Team - Super Famicom - 1994