31 July 2013

Episode 144: Battle Music

Battle Music is the focus of Episode 144, that is, music that occurs when there is a confrontation or fight in a game, and that music is notedly different from the regular level or area music.  Also, boss or mini-boss music is not allowed.  While there are some non-role-playing games out there that have battle or fight music (Metal Gear, Clock Tower, Base Wars, for example), all the tracks on this episode are from RPGs.  As you would imagine, the music in this episode is generally very up beat and tense and energetic, and yet, because of the late hour the episode was recorded, Rob falls asleep for half of it.  In a sense, Rob battles with sleep deprivation, so perhaps the music was appropriate after all.  Yeah!  Full track listing below.



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

Sword of Vermilion - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Battle - Sega - Genesis - 1989

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

Shining in the Darkness - Masahiko Yoshimura - Battle Theme - Climax Entertainment - Genesis - 1991

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

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Battle Theme - Square - SNES - 1994

Dragon Warrior IV - Koichi Sugiyama - Battle for the Glory - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1992

Shining Force - Masahiko Yoshimura - Hikari yo! Teki wo Ute! [Battle Scene (Standard Battle)] - Camelot Software Planning - Genesis - 1992

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

Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest - Ryuji Sasai - Battle 1 - Square - SNES - 1992

Metal Max - Satoshi Kadokura - Battle - Data East/Crea-Tech - Famicom - 1991

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Battle - Square - SNES - 1991

Inindo: Way of the Ninja - Fiori Wakakuwa - Battle at Aduchi Castle - Koei - SNES - 1993

Shining Force II - Motoaki Takenouchi - Promoted Attack - Camelot Software Planning - Genesis - 1994

Heracles no Eikou IV: Kamigami-kara no Okurimono - Shogo Sakai, Seiichi Hamada, Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa), Emi Shimizu, Mihoko Ando (Seilah), Z. Yamanaka, Takafumi Miura (N'gja Miura), Seiji Momoi - Battle - Data East - Super Famicom - 1994

Romancing SaGa - Kenji Ito - The Conflict - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

24 July 2013

Episode 143: Matt Furniss

The work of composer Matt Furniss is the focus of Episode 143, with very special in-studio guest, Matt Furniss.  Originally from England, Matt started composing music for computer and video games professionally when he was only 16 years old.  He's done original soundtracks to tons of Genesis games, and has also arranged pre-existing soundtracks to tons more.  His credits list is huge.  Brent and Rob (and Matt) primarily look at Matt's original Genesis material, but also throw in a couple non-Genesis tracks of his, as well as a couple non-Furniss, Furniss-approved tracks.  Full track listing below.




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

Puggsy - Matt Furniss - The Red Woods - Psygnosis/Traveller's Tales - Genesis - 1993

Puggsy - Matt Furniss - Star Fall Lake - Psygnosis/Traveller's Tales - Genesis - 1993

Sega Chess - Matt Furniss - White Wins - Sega - Sega Master System - 1991

Second Samurai - Matt Furniss - Old Japan Stage Theme 3 - Psygnosis/Vivid Image - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse - Matt Furniss - Moose Hunters - Sony Imagesoft - SNES - 1994

The Adventures of Mighty Max - Matt Furniss - Underwater - WJS Design/Ocean - Genesis - 1994

Alien 3 - Matt Furniss - Ending Theme - Probe Entertainment/Arena - Genesis - 1992

Predator 2 - Matt Furniss - Breaking News - Teeny Weeny Games/Arena - Genesis - 1992

James Bond 007: The Duel - Matt Furniss - Space Hop - Domark - Genesis - 1993

Plok! - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - Akrillic - Tradewest/Software Creations - SNES - 1993

Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose! - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto - Space Opera - Konami - SNES - 1993

F-15 Strike Eagle II - Matt Furniss - Up, Up and Away - MicroProse - Genesis - 1993

Wiz 'n' Liz - Matt Furniss - Lunar Land - Psygnosis/Raising Hell - Genesis - 1993

ResQ - Matt Furniss - Ending - Psygnosis/Tempest Software - Genesis - 1993 (unreleased)

ResQ - Matt Furniss - 3D Bonus Section - Psygnosis/Tempest Software - Genesis - 1993 (unreleased)

17 July 2013

Episode 142: Leading Women

Female protagonist video games is the topic of Episode 142.  That is, games in which a female character is the main character and does not share the primary spotlight with any male characters.  Also, Rob returns and shares some unfortunate news.  Hopefully this episode isn't too sad and that you find the music and the jokes good and funny enough to balance everything out.  NOTE: The Legacy Music Hour would like to deeply apologize for a moment during the episode when Rob reveals a clip from the new DuckTales: Remastered game.  Due to the crass nature of this reveal, Rob initially wanted that portion of the recording edited out, however, later, he felt that the humor surrounding the reveal was strong enough to leave the portion in, so that part was ultimately left intact.  Was it worth it to leave it in?  Could be.  Full track listing below.




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

Valis - Hiroaki Kai, Minoru Yuasa - Miss Blue - Riot/Renovation - Genesis - 1991

Marusa no Onna - Tamayo Kawamoto - Mellow Landscape (Theme of Ryoko Itakura) - Capcom - Famicom - 1989

Barbie: Vacation Adventure - Paul Tonge - Map - Software Creations/Hi Tech Expressions - SNES - 1994

Valkyrie no Densetsu - Hiroyuki Kawada - Theme of Underground - Namco - arcade (Japan) - 1989

Metroid - Hirokazu Tanaka - Chozos - Nintendo - NES - 1987

Chibi Maruko-Chan 2: Deluxe Maruko World - Nobuyuki Shioda - gameplay - KID/Takara - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

Valis III - Hisao Inoue, Jun Hasebe, Shingo Murakami, Takaharu Umezu (arr.), Michiko Naruke (arr.), Minoru Yuasa (arr.) - Sutherland - Telenet Japan/Renovation - Genesis - 1991

Magical Chase - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Variations on a Ra Melody (Stage 6: Sanctuary) - Quest/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1993

Syd of Valis - unknown - Boss Theme - Renovation/I.S.C. - Genesis - 1992

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story - Takanori Arisawa - The Frozen Mountains - Angel/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1995

Xiao Monv: Magic Girl - unknown - Ending Theme - Gamtec - Mega Drive (Taiwan) - 1993

Alisia Dragoon - Mecano Associates (Fumihito Kasatani, Nobuyuki Aoshima, Mamoru Ishimoda, Yoko Sonoda) - Staff Roll - Game Arts - Genesis - 1992

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon - Takanori Arisawa - Queen Serenity - Super Famicom - 1993

Puyo Puyo Tsuu - Tsuyoshi Matsushima - Opening Theme - Compile - Mega Drive - 1994

The Guardian Legend - Masatomo Miyamoto (Miyamo Shant) - Area 3, 4, and 8 (Indoors) - Compile/Broderbund - NES - 1989

10 July 2013

Episode 141: Manga 2

Manga-based video games is the topic of Episode 141 (as it was for Episode 97).  Once again, Rob is absent, and this time, there isn't even a guest, so, Brent is totally alone on this one.  It's just Brent and some 8/16-bit era video game music and some provocative thoughts regarding Sailor Moon.  Full track listing below.



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

Meitantei Conan: Giwaku no Gouka Ressha - Taku Terada - Title Screen - Bandai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1998

Dear Boys - Kenji Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Yao - Ending - Yutaka/Kan's - Super Famicom - 1994

Rokudenashi Blues: Taiketsu! Tokyo Shitennou - M2, Kyomoe - Battle with Kasai - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Ashita no Joe - unknown - Wolf Kanagushi - Wave/K. Amusement Leasing - Super Famicom - 1992

Ranma 1/2: Chounai Gekitou Hen - Jun Enoki, Masanao Akahori - VS Kodachi Kuno - NCS - Super Famicom - 1992

Ranma 1/2: Akanekodan Teki Hihou - Toshio Okamoto - Cave of Cat Ghost King - Atelier Double/Toho - Super Famicom - 1993

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story - Takanori Arisawa - Downtown Juuban - Angel/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1995

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Maruko Deluxe Gekijou - Nobuyuki Shioda - Walking on the Sidewalk - Kid/Takara - Game Boy (Japan) - 1995

Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor - Toshihiko Miyoshi, Yoshiaki Hirasawa, Naoya Fukushima, YaAMo - Clear Event 3 - Bec/Interbec - Super Famicom - 1994

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken - Noboru Yamane - Fierce Battle - Cobra Team/WinkySoft - Super Famicom - 1993

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon - Aki Hata - Ending Theme - Angel Studios/Ma-Ba - Mega Drive - 1994

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Juugai Rantou!? Shuyaku Soudatsusen - Takanori Arisawa - Pluto's Theme - Angel/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Crayon Shin-chan: Nagagutsu Dobon!! - Sanae Kasahara - Action Macrocosm - AIM/Bandai - Super Famicom/Sufami Turbo - 1996

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R - Takanori Arisawa - Crystal Tokyo - Bandai - Super Famicom - 1993

Captain Tsubasa J: The Way to World Youth - Koji Yamada - Menu - Bec/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1995

03 July 2013

Episode 140: Free Play 14

For the first time in LMH history, Rob is absent!  Can Brent handle the show on his own?  Listen and find out.  In this free play, Brent is joined by guest Jordan Morris from the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! and Geek & Sundry's animated web series FetchQuest.  They talk about 80's cop movies, among other things, and listen to some really good 8-bit and 16-bit era video game music.  Full track listing below.



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

Power Pro GB - unknown - Title Screen - Konami - Game Boy (Japan) - 1998

Asterix - Alberto José González - Act 5: Rome - Infogrames/Bit Managers - NES (Europe) - 1993

Stinger - Kyohei Sada (Charley Sada) - Maxed Out - Konami - NES - 1987

Spanky's Quest - Kyouhei Sada - Boss - Natsume - SNES - 1992

Classic Road II: Real Kouma Simulation - Hayato Matsuo, Hitoshi Sakimoto (prog.) - Spring - Opera House/Victor - Super Famicom - 1995

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

Kishin Douji Zenki: Tenchi Meidou - Gouji Tsuno - Ending - Hudson Soft - Super Famicom - 1996

Streets of Rage 3 - Motohiro Kawashima - Moon - Sega - Genesis - 1994

Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II - Takashi Kumegawa, Yoshio Hirai - Egypt Overworld (Chapter 3) - Nintendo - NES - 1994

SD Ultra Battle: Ultraman Densetsu - Kyohei Sada, Minako Adachi, Akira Shouji, Kiyoshi Suzuki - Theme of Redking - Tom Create/Bandai - Super Famicom/Sufami Turbo - 1996

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

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Grand Canyon - Natsume/Bandai - SNES - 1995

Golden Axe - Tohru Nakabayashi - Theme of Thief - Sega - Genesis - 1989