29 May 2013

Episode 135: Flying and Shooting 3

Flying scrolling shoot 'em up games is the focus of Episode 135.  Jams.  Straight up jams.  Twinbee 3.  Can't beat it.  The best.  This whole episode is jammed out though.  Full track listing below.



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

Magical Chase - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Rampish Chase (Stage 1: Wall Town) - Quest/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1993

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Don't Go Off (Course Select) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Shoot 'em Up - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1994

Vortex - Justin Scharvona - Training - Argonaut Games/Electro Brain - SNES - 1994

Phalanx - S. Yamaguchi - Under Water - Kemco - SNES - 1992

Gaiares - Shinobu Ogawa - Mission 2 - Telenet Japan - Genesis - 1990

GG Aleste II: Lance Bird - Imami Pon, BA.M - Weapon Select - Compile/Sega - Game Gear (Japan) - 1993

Thunder Blade - Koichi Namiki (Pretty K.N) - Thunder Blade (BGM1) - Sega - arcade - 1987

TwinBee 3: Poko Poko Dai Maou - Atsushi Fujio (Sukenomiya), Hidehiro Funauchi (FK-King), Katsuhiko Suzuki (Flamingo) - Evening Glow of T3 (Ending) - Konami - Famicom - 1989

Fire Shark - Masahiro Yuge - Vice in Tokyo - Toaplan/DreamWorks - Genesis - 1990

Galaxy Force II - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Beyond The Galaxy (Scene A) - Sega - arcade - 1988

Air Diver - Y.W, Ondai Yuri - Australia - Seismic/Copya Systems - Genesis - 1990

Detana!! TwinBee - Hidenori Maezawa, Michiru Yamane, Masae Nakashima, Kiyoshi Murai (arr.), Mikio Saito (Metal Yuhki) (arr.) - Crossing the Sea of Clouds (Stage 2) - Konami - PC Engine - 1992

D-Force - unknown - Desert - Asmik/ISCO - SNES - 1991

Gyruss - Atsushi Fujio, Yuichi Sakakura, Harumi Ueko - Stage 2 - Ultra Games - NES - 1989

22 May 2013

Episode 134: Castle Areas

The music from castle areas in video games is the topic of Episode 134.  Sometimes the music sounds majestic and royal, and sometimes it doesn't.  Brent and Rob also talk about muscles.  Full track listing below.



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

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - Saving the King - Nintendo - NES - 1990

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - Witchmakers - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Socket - Fumito Tamayama, Yoko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko, Yasuyuki Hamada - Special Zone 3 (Castle) - Vic Tokai - Genesis - 1994

Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Yasunori Shiono - The Strongest Man - Neverland/Natsume - SNES - 1996

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Kenichi Matsubara - Within These Castle Walls (Castle BGM) - Konami - NES - 1988

Arcana - Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando - Dark Castle Bintel - HAL - SNES - 1992

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - Mieko Ishikawa - Valestein Castle - Riot - Genesis - 1991

Alcahest - Jun Ishikawa - Castle - Square - Super Famicom - 1993

Realm - unknown - Castle on the Sea - Flair Software/Titus Software - SNES - 1996

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Courage and Pride (Guardia Castle) - Square - SNES - 1995

Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems - Takane Okubo, Katsunari Kitajima - Dr. Doom's Castle - Capcom - SNES - 1996

Soul Blazer - Yukihide Takekawa - Underground Castle - Quintet/Enix - Super Nintendo - 1992

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Castle Pandemonium - Square - Famicom - 1988

Castlevania Legends - Kaoru Okada, Youichi Iwata - Inside the Castle (Stage 2) - Konami - Game Boy - 1998

Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu - Yuka Tsujiyoko, Kenichi Nishimaki (?) - New Thracia Castle - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1996

15 May 2013

Episode 133: Racing Games 3

Racing Games, the Legacy Music Hour's third installment.  Brent and Rob go Bahamas on this episode with some good selections from motorized vehicle racing games.  Brent goes especially Bahamas when he gets possessed by the music of Virtua Racing.  Full track listing below.



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

Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally - Soyo Oka - Monster Dance - Nintendo - Famicom Disk System - 1988

Road Rash - Rob Hubbard, Mike Bartlow - Palm Desert - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

Racer Mini Yonku: Japan Cup - Jun Funahashi (Funa-inu) - Staff Roll - Konami - Famicom - 1989

Super Mario Kart - Soyo Oka - Vanilla Lake - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

Motocross Maniacs - Michiru Yamane, Tsuyoshi Sekito - Course 1 and 5 - Ultra Games - Game Boy - 1990

Virtua Racing - Tohru Nakabayashi, Tomoyuki Kawamura - Demonstration - Sega - Genesis - 1994

Final Lap Twin - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Race Music 1 (Race Mode) - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Al Unser Jr.'s Road to the Top - Paul Wilkinson, Marc Baril - Race Results - Radical Entertainment/Software Toolworks - SNES - 1994

F-1 Grand Prix Part III - Naoki Itamura - Middle Speed Course - Video System - Super Famicom - 1994

Sunsoft Grand Prix - unknown - Racing - Sunsoft/Lenar - Game Boy - 1992

F1 Circus MD - Hiroshi Ogawa - Race Setup - Micronics/Nichibutsu - Mega Drive - 1991

Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing - Patrick Phelan - Ending - Gremlin Graphics/GameTek - Genesis - 1993

Victory Run - Takeaki Kunimoto - unknown - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

F-1 Race - Kazumi Totaka, Ryoji Yoshitomi - Ending - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1991

Taito Grand Prix: Eikou e no License - unknown - Name Entry - Taito/Now Production - Famicom - 1987

14 May 2013

Track Listing: Brent Weinbach VGM Dance Mix Vol. 2

Here is the track list (game titles only) for Brent's VGM Dance Mix Vol. 2...

Slalom
Zillion
Magical Pop'n
Last Battle
Maniac Mansion
Track & Field II
Ninja Gaiden
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Gunstar Heroes
Seiken Densetsu 3
RoboWarrior
Mega Man 6
World Heroes
Double Dribble
Mega Man 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Street Fighter II Turbo
Final Fantasy II

To listen to the dance mix, you can find the original post here:

Brent Weinbach VGM Dance Mix Vol. 2

13 May 2013

Track Listing: F. Switch Dance Mix Dos

Here is the track list (game titles only) for the F. Switch Dance Mix Dos...

Coach K College Basketball
Power Blade 2
Earnest Evans
Streets of Rage
The Revenge of Shinobi
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
Tetris Attack
Vapor Trail
Lightening Force
Blades of Steel
Earthworm Jim 2
Ninja Gaiden
Out Run
Mega Man 3
Ranger X
Space Harrier
Nemesis
Double Dragon

To listen to the dance mix, you can find the original post here:

F. Switch Dance Mix Dos

08 May 2013

Episode 132: Motoaki Takenouchi

Motoaki Takenouchi, best known for his work with the Shining Force series, is an amazing composer.  Through very sophisticated, progressive compositions, he really takes video game music to the next level.  Episode 132 is a focus on him, though some of his best work has already been showcased on previous episodes, so check those episodes out if you want to hear more of him.  Full track listing below.



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

Jewel Master - Motoaki Takenouchi - To be Over - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Jewel Master - Motoaki Takenouchi - Alone in Love - Sega - Genesis - 1991

LandStalker - Motoaki Takenouchi - A Ballad for Princess Loria - Climax Entertainment - Genesis - 1992

LandStalker - Motoaki Takenouchi - Treasure Hunter Nigel - Climax Entertainment - Genesis - 1992

Double Moon Densetsu - Motoaki Takenouchi - Registration/Final Boss Defeated - NCS - Famicom - 1992

Double Moon Densetsu - Motoaki Takenouchi - Staff Roll - NCS - Famicom - 1992

Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jaishin no Kuni e - Motoaki Takenouchi - Staff Roll - Camelot Software Planning - Game Gear (Japan) - 1992

Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jaishin no Kuni e - Motoaki Takenouchi - Great Cypress War - Camelot Software Planning - Game Gear (Japan) - 1992

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

Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving - Motoaki Takenouchi - gameplay (2) - G-Amusements/Logic - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya - Motoaki Takenouchi - Ending 3 - Camelot Software Planning - Game Gear - 1994

Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya - Motoaki Takenouchi - Ending 1 - Camelot Software Planning - Game Gear - 1994

Shining Force II - Motoaki Takenouchi - Dying Wishes - Camelot Software Planning - Genesis - 1994

Shining Force II - Motoaki Takenouchi - HQ - Camelot Software Planning - Genesis - 1994

Gamera: Gyaosu Gekimetsu Sakusen - Motoaki Takenouchi - Gamera Leaves - Axes Art Amuse/Sammy Studios - Super Famicom - 1995

Gamera: Gyaosu Gekimetsu Sakusen - Motoaki Takenouchi - Unknown Song 1 - Axes Art Amuse/Sammy Studios - Super Famicom - 1995

Granhistoria: Genshi Sekaiki - Motoaki Takenouchi - Unhappiness - J-Force/Banpresto - Super Famicom - 1995

Granhistoria: Genshi Sekaiki - Motoaki Takenouchi - Ending 2 - J-Force/Banpresto - Super Famicom - 1995

Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict - Motoaki Takenouchi - Message from Ancient Times - Camelot Software Planning - Game Gear (Japan) - 1995

Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict - Motoaki Takenouchi - Fall of Footsteps - Camelot Software Planning - Game Gear (Japan) - 1995

E.V.O.: Search for Eden - Koichi Sugiyama, Motoaki Takenouchi (arr.) - The Origin of Gaia - Enix/Almanic - SNES - 1993

01 May 2013

Episode 131: Elevator Music 3

Solid, solid episode.  Seriously, the music is soooo good this week.  Every track is great.  The focus is "elevator" music, which means music that's sort of jazzy, sort of synthy, jazz fusiony, 80's-y, TV show themey, hold musicy, sort of cheesy, sort of smooth, and even kind of sexy.  It's the best.  Also, Brent really gets down with a track from Quartet, showing off some luscious vocal stylings.  Check it out.  Full track listing below.



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

Super Mahjong 2: Honkaku 4 Nin Uchi! - Masakatsu Maekawa - Free Battle Rank Down - I'Max/Now Production - Super Famicom - 1993

Lightening Force - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Remember of ''Knight of Legend'' (Name Entry) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

New 3D Golf Simulation: Harukanaru Augusta - Yumi Kinoshita, Hiroshi Morita, Shigekazu Kamaki, Yusaburo Shimojyo - Unknown (BGM Number 3) - T&E Soft - Mega Drive - 1993

Wimbledon Championship Tennis - Crush-X - Menu 1 - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Yuuyu no Quiz de Go! Go! - Tamayo Kawamoto - Egypt - Taito - Super Famicom - 1992

Battle Golfer Yui - Naka-chan 3-sai, Kenta-kun. Yada!, Maru-chan wa omotta, Kyoporiran - Smile On - Santos/Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Sword World SFC - Daisuke Emura, Shigekazu Kamaki, Yumi Kinoshita, Yusaburo Shimajyo, Yoshiya Takayama - Nightshade's Theme - T&E Soft - Super Famicom - 1993

Quartet - Katsuhiro Hayashi - FM Piano Test - Sega - arcade - 1986

Crusader of Centy - Motokazu Shinoda - Overworld Map - Nextech/Atlus - Genesis - 1994

Pilotwings - Soyo Oka - Opening - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

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

Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition - Miki Higashino - Entering Password - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis - Misaki Okibe - In the Shop - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Lightening Force - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Because You're the Number One (Name Entry Ace Ranking) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi - Early Birds - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993