30 December 2015

LMH Mixtape #36: Kinuyo Yamashita

Back in Episode 36, Kinuyo Yamashita, famed composer for the original Castlevania, spoke with Brent and Rob as part of her very own LMH focus.  Her interview is worth revisiting not only for her insights into her profession, but for some breaking news that surprised even the boizz!  Whether you check that out now or later, don't forget to enjoy this mixtape of pure, distilled Yamashita music.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Medarot: Kabuto Version - gameplay (second selection)
Brewed new favorite:  Power Blade - Sector 7
Other brewed new favorite: Medatort: Kabuto Version - gameplay (third selection)

Underestimated Earworm Award:  Medarot: Kabuto Version - gameplay (first selection)
MVP Award:  Medarot: Kabuto Version.  Clearly.


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/07/legacy-music-hour-episode-36-kinuyo.html

16 December 2015

LMH Mixtape #35: Covers

The boizz went beyond 16-bit in Episode 26, and then for Episode 35 they branched out again to dip their toes in the gigantic sea of video game music covers.  Enjoy their picks, as well as a few very special live performances from Brent Weinbach and a track by the Legacy Music Hour's own The Gabe!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Goosebumpin':  Brent Weinbach - Marble Zone
Goosebumpin' Again:  Kiminori Atsuta - Main Theme (Space Harrier)
What a Jam:  Playing With Power! - Blades of Steel Intro

One-Man-Band Award:  DTH MTN (Gabe Castro) - target vs ken
Blatant Favoritism Award:  Joe Pleiman - Zelda


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/07/legacy-music-hour-episode-35-covers.html

02 December 2015

Episode 171: Free Play 23

It's the holiday season once again at the Legacy Music Hour, and in turn, Episode 171 is holiday AND surgery themed.  The boizz tie it all together with some singing and goose bumping, so enjoy some photos with Santa and merry Christmas, obviously!  Full track listing below.



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

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

Tetris - Hirokazu Tanaka - Title Screen - Nintendo/Bullet Proof Software - Game Boy - 1989

Ultra League: Moero! Soccer Daikessen!! - Kazuo Sawa - Stage 5 - Tom Create/Yutaka - Super Famicom - 1995

F1 Circus - Hiroshi Ogawa - Tight Load - Nihon Bussan/Nichibutsu - PC Engine - 1990

Gunstar Heroes - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - The End of the Battle (To Out World) - Sega/Treasure - Genesis - 1993

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

Wagyan Paradise - Eriko Imura - Marine Base - Namco - Super Famicom - 1994

Silver Surfer - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - Hi Score - Software Creations - NES -1990

Dungeon Master - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Hall of Champions - JVC/FTL Games - SNES - 1993

Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble - Andy Brock - BUGHAUNT - Atod AB - Genesis - 1996

Alien Storm - Keisuke Tsukahara (Psychedelic Chung), Souseki (arr.) - Ulcer - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Dragon Spirit - Shinji Hosoe (Megaten Hosoe) (comp., arr.), Astron Ishii (arr.), Yoshinori Kawamoto (Kawagen) (arr.), Kazuo Noguchi (Thunder Noguchi) (arr.) - Area 4 - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1988

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

Image Fight - Masahiko Ishida - Stage 8 (Final Mission) - Irem - PC Engine - 1990

SD Hiryu no Ken - Akinori Sawa (Eiji Miyabi) - Credits - Culture Brain - Super Famicom - 1994

18 November 2015

LMH Mixtape #34: Latin Music

Saquen las cuìcas y pitos de samba -- es el LMH episodio de musica latina!!  Le mandamos un saludo a todos los radioescuchas que hablan español, especialmente a los fanaticos de Road Rash. Este mensaje esta aprobado por el Rob F Switch.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Sunset Riders - Adios, Amigo
Other instant new favorite:  Streets of Rage - Moon Beach
Brewed new favorite:  Star Tropics - The Sub-C
Other brewed new favorite:  Road Rash 3: Tour De Force - Brazil

Impossible not to dance to:  Streets of Rage - Moon Beach
Blatant Favoritism Award:  Earthworm Jim 2 - The Flyin' King


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/06/legacy-music-hour-episode-34-latin.html

04 November 2015

Episode 170: Free Play 22

Getting back into the groove with another free play.  Brent and Rob talk about their experience at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, the Classic Tetris World Championship, Brent's DJ set at Ground Kontrol, and a new term which Rob coins as "arcading".  They also talk about Zangief for a while.  Full track listing below.



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

Tecmo World Wrestling - Keiji Yamagishi, Mayuko Okamura, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Mitsuhito Tanaka - Fight Music 4 - Tecmo - NES - 1990

Crystalis - Yoko Osaka (Yoko.O) - Tower in the Sky - SNK - NES - 1990

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Silvery Light of the Moon (Normal Ending) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Little Samson - Kazuhide Sasuga, Yukimari - Dragon’s Theme - Taito - NES - 1992

Chiki Chiki Boys - Hiromitsu Takaoka (Hifumi), Junichi Ueda (Junchan) (arr.) - Ending 1 - Capcom - Genesis - 1993

Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness - Yuki Iwai (Yuki Satomura) - Hecate’s Cave - Capcom - NES - 1992

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

Metroid II: Return of Samus - Ryoji Yoshitomi - Surface of SR388 (Main Theme) - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1991

Super Spike V'Ball - Kazunaka Yamane - USSR - Technos - NES - 1990

Shin SD Sengokuden: Daishougun Retsuden - Michiya Hirasawa, Tsukushi Sasaki - Battle Field 5 - Bec - Super Famicom - 1995

Shadow Blasters - Kim Songdong - Round 2: Street, Round 5: Forest - Cyclone System/Sage's Creation - Genesis - 1990

Genjuu Ryodan (sfc) (Toshio Okamoto) - Do Monsters Dream? - Axela/Crea-Tech - Super Famicom - 1998

Panorama Cotton -    Kenichi Hirata - Scenario 1 - Success/Sunsoft - Mega Drive - 1994

Illvanian no Shiro: Ruins of Illvanian - A. Suda - Theme of Enemy 3 - Nippon Clary Business - Super Famicom - 1994

Hook - Tetsuya Furumoto, Katsunori Ujiie - Hook's Ship - Ukiyotei/Sony Imagesoft - SNES - 1992

21 October 2015

LMH Mixtape #33: Running and Shooting

Sometimes things get so hectic in the middle of a running and shooting game that it's difficult to focus on the music. Let this mixtape take the lead and escort you through a stress-free tour of the tunes, much like your older siblings or cousins used to when you were still learning the ropes as Player 2.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Dinosaurs for Hire - Stage BGM 2
Other instant new favorite:  Journey to Silius - Stage 1

Brewed new favorite:  Rolling Thunder 3 - Bad Shade
Other brewed new favorite: Jackal - Stage 2


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/06/legacy-music-hour-episode-33-running.html

07 October 2015

Episode 169: Best Of Year In Review 4

Another year comes to an end and as usual, Brent and Rob countdown their TOP TEN favorite video game music tracks of the year (Episodes 158 through 168).  To be more specific, Brent counts down his top ten favorite tracks while Rob makes it clear that all of his tracks are number ones.  Tracks selected for this episode are only pieces the boizz became aware of within the last two years (during the year hiatus and last 11 episodes) and that were played on the podcast.  Rob also tells an exciting story about a brawl he got into recently in Port Town.  Note: The “perfect” soundbyte is a bleep, used for censoring.  Bringing in year five with some action -the action of Rob completely falling asleep during the last quarter of the episode.  Another note: Please excuse and be prepared for how boring Brent sounds when talking about computer music during the beginning of the episode.  Partial track listing below.



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

Mega Man 6 - Yuko Takehara - Centaur Man - Capcom - NES - 1994

30 September 2015

LMH Mixtape #32: Hudson Soft

The Hudson Soft focus is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  It has a little bit of everything: cheerful melodies, tense percussion, groovy baselines, sleepy waltzes -- even a bit of spooky carnival calliope sprinkled in for good measure. Like a trail mix of wacky and delicious flavors, this setlist definitely hits the spot.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  New Adventure Island - Stage 3-3
Brewed new favorite:  Super Bonk - Zero Gravity

Most stuck in my head:  Super Bomberman - Level 4
Most infectiously feel-good track:  Dig & Spike Volleyball - Results


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/06/legacy-music-hour-episode-32-hudson.html

16 September 2015

LMH Mixtape #31: Shorties

Welcome to one of the weirdest Legacy Music Hour mixtapes you'll ever listen to.  A "shorty" is any tune that is approximately ten seconds long: think menu screens, opening fanfares, completion jingles, and so on.  Because of their brevity, more than forty tracks get featured in each shorties episode.  Now you can listen to the first batch in one unrelenting rush, like some kind of quirky, catchy boss parade.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Karnov - The End (Part 2)
Other instant new favorite:  Rockman and Forte - Player Select

Brewed new favorite:  Son Son II - Continue
Other brewed new favorite: Secret of Mana - Close Your Eyelids

Infinite Loop Award:  Rockman and Forte - Player Select


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/06/legacy-music-hour-episode-31-shorties.html

02 September 2015

Episode 168: Nintendo Power

This month, Brent and Rob picked two issues of Nintendo Power each, and chose music selections only from games featured in those issues.  They talk about top selling games, video game help hotlines, and other stuff relating to the early 1990s.  Thanks to user Julian (hoo-lee-ahn) for providing The Legacy Music Hour with his old issues of Nintendo Power.  Full track listing below.



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

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Paul Webb - Duel 2 - Sculptured Software/Virgin Interactive - NES - 1991

Little Samson - Kazuhide Sasuga, Yukimari - Golem’s Theme - Taito - NES - 1992

Navy Seals - Matthew Cannon - Ocean - Game Boy - 1991

Super Bowling - unknown - Practice Mode - KID/Technos - SNES - 1992

KickMaster - Yusuke Takahama, Nobuyuki Shioda - Final Boss Pt 1 - KID/Taito - NES - 1992

Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness - Yuki Iwai (Yuki Satomura) - Dark Forest of Hidon - Capcom - NES - 1992

Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth - Dota Ando - Kissing Ziggy - Cyclone System/Asmik - NES - 1991

Casino Kid II - Kenji Eno - Ending - Sofel - NES - 1993

SimCity - Soyo Oka - Budget - Nintendo - SNES - 1993

Contra Force - Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno, Tomoya Tomita, Jun Funahashi, Jun Chuuma - Level 1 - Konami - NES - 1992

Super Mario World - Koji Kondo - Athletic - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

DinoCity - Hiroshi Kimura - The Cave of Soil - Irem - SNES - 1992

Smash T.V. - Jon Hey, Marshall Parker (arr.) - Stage Theme (Loop) - Beam Software/Acclaim - NES - 1991

Wings 2: Aces High - George Sanger - Flight Theme 1 - Malibu/Namco - SNES - 1992

Kirby's Dream Land - Jun Ishikawa - Float Islands - HAL Laboratory - Game Boy - 1992

26 August 2015

LMH Mixtape #30: Free Play 3

Episode 30 was another free play, but it was also a landmark moment in Legacy Music Hour history.  Settle in for the jams and witness the birth of a legend.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Ranger-X - Unknown (Sound Test 09)
Other instant new favorite:  Midnight Resistance - Flood of Power
Brewed new favorite:  Super Bomberman - Level 3
Other brewed new favorite:  Gley Lancer - Stage 1 (Astroid Field)

Now that I've found it, I can't live without it:  Super Spike V'Ball - Daytona

This song has lyrics:  Midnight Resistance - Flood of Power* 01:11:50
This song also has lyrics:  Blaster Master - Level Three** 01:15:28

* VGM Karaoke begins at 01:11:50 in the original episode
** VGM Karaoke begins at 01:15:28 in the original episode


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/05/legacy-music-hour-episode-30-free-play.html

12 August 2015

LMH Mixtape #29: Title Screen Music

Batman.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Mig 29 Soviet Fighter - Title Screen
Other instant new favorite:  Journey to Silius - Title Screen
Brewed new favorite:  BioMetal - Main Theme
Other brewed new favorite:  Goal! Two - Title Screen

I'd like some toast with that jam:  Mig 29 Soviet Fighter - Title Screen

MVP Award:  The "Title Screen" title


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/05/legacy-music-hour-episode-29-title.html

05 August 2015

Episode 167: Computer Game Music

For years, the boizz have avoided a whole faction of game music that is somewhat similar to video game music, but also quite different: computer game music.  Often times, people think that VGM and CGM are the same thing, but they're not exactly, and the Legacy Music Hour was created to showcase video game music, particularly from the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  But, for this one time only episode, Brent and Virtua Rob (the boizz are back) finally take a journey through music from games for the Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC, and more, and also stay fairly close to the time period that coincides with the third and fourth generation of video games.  So to mark Rob's new form, here's a very unusual edition of the Legacy Music Hour.  Full track listing below.



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

Tropic Island - unknown - Main BGM - momodera’s BRAND - Macintosh - 1996

2400 A.D. - Jeroen Tel - gameplay - Origin - Commodore 64 - 1988 (unreleased)

Quarth - Tomoya Tomita, Shigehiro Takenouchi, Mansan, Kazuo Hanzawa - BGM B-A - Konami - MSX - 1990

The Light Corridor - Alberto José González - Alien (In-Game Theme Music 1) - New Frontier/Infogrames - ZX Spectrum - 1991

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! - Dan Kehler - The Health Spa (Char Donay) (Hard is Good, Right?) - Sierra - PC - 1993

Speedball - David Whittaker - Title Screen - The Bitmap Brothers/Imageworks - Atari ST - 1998 (Europe)

The 7th Guest - George Sanger - Downstairs Puzzles - Trilobyte/Virgin Interactive - Macintosh - 1993

Green Beret - Martin Galway - Loader - Imagine Studios/Konami - Commodore 64 - 1986

Tetris Max - Peter Robert Wagner - Peter Wagner Music (T-Maxx) - Steve Chamberlin - Macintosh - 1993

Gauntlet III - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - Title Screen - Software Creations/U.S. Gold - Commodore 64 - 1992

Sanxion - Rob Hubbard - Loader (Thalamusik) - Thalamus - Commodore 64 - 1986

Beyond the Ice Palace - David Whittaker - Main Theme - Elite - Amiga - 1988

Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo: YU-NO - Ryu Umemoto, Ryu Takami, Kazuhiro Kanae - Bonds - Elf - PC-98 - 1996

StarRay - Nirto K. Fischer - Title Screen - Hidden Treasures/Logotron - Atari ST - 1988 (Europe)

Hot Rod - Jeroen Tel - Intro - Activision - Commodore 64 - 1990

22 July 2015

LMH Mixtape #28: Sonic the Hedgehog

Writing the usual sort of unbiased third-person introduction was almost impossible for KeyGlyph this week.  Why is that, you ask?  Because for her -- as well as countless other gamers -- the music from the Sonic the Hedgehog series holds some of the nearest and dearest spots in her VGM-loving heart.  This mixtape may send you through loop-de-loops of nostalgia, or it may take you to previously unknown zones; either way, there's simply no denying that the LMH Sonic the Hedgehog focus was way past cool.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS are TEMPORARILY CLOSED


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/05/legacy-music-hour-episode-28-sonic.html

08 July 2015

LMH Mixtape #27: Rock Music

Get ready for hard-hitting drums, wicked guitar solos, and occasionally aggressive trumpets... It's an LMH rock music focus!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters - Metal Works
Other instant new favorite:  Road Rash II - Vermont

MVP Award:  the Sparkster organist


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/05/legacy-music-hour-episode-27-rock-music.html

01 July 2015

Episode 166: Free Play 21

Rob is still transitioning into his final form (in other words, super busy moving and getting things settled in Portland), so the computer game episode has been postponed until next month.  Instead, guest commentator, Jacob Sirof, joins Brent for another free play.  This episode features some tracks that have been hiding in Brent’s back pocket over the years, and Jacob gets really into one particular bonk jam.  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 - Title Screen - I'Max/Now Production - Super Famicom - 1993

City Hunter - unknown - Mission 3 - Sunsoft - PC Engine - 1990

Magical * Taruruuto-kun - Studio 401, Yoshiki Nishimura - Stage 3 - TOSE/Bandai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

Magical * Taruruuto-kun 2: Mahou Daibouken - unknown - Level Music (Worlds 1-3) - TOSE/Bandai - Famicom - 1992

Super Bonk - Masaaki Nishizawa, Keiji Ueki, Kennosuke Suemura - In the Clouds - Red/Hudson - SNES - 1994

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - Yusuke Takahama - Level 5 and 6 (Snow Mountain) - KID/Capcom - NES - 1992

Final Zone - Motoi Sakuraba - City Gate (Stage 4 and Bosses 1, 2, 5, and 6) - Wolf Team/Renovation - Genesis - 1990

Tarot Mystery - Yasuaki Fujita - Playing The Card Game Tarot - Ukiyotei/Visit - Super Famicom - 1995

Shinseiki Odysselya 2 - Fumito Tamayama, Shigenori Masuko - King of Dragon 2 -     Vic Tokai - Super Famicom - 1995

DinoCity - Hiroshi Kimura - Rex's Theme - Irem - SNES - 1992

Warrior of Rome - Pirata, Kappa, Sasa, Kii, Tacky Pop - On to Syria! - Micronet - Genesis - 1991

Bio-Hazard Battle - Kenichiro Isoda (K.N.U.) - Stage 2 and 6 - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Heavy Nova - Shaka, Studio River Kids, T. Iijima - Rebel Boss 2-1: Garo (SX-D07RR) - Micronet - Genesis - 1992

Lupin III: Densetsu no Hihou o Oe! - Hisao Ogawa - Broadcast - SAS Sakata/Epoch - Super Famicom - 1994

Wario's Woods - Soyo Oka, Shinobu Amayake - Round Game: Bomb Time - Nintendo - NES - 1994

24 June 2015

LMH Mixtape #26: Beyond 16-Bit

When the Legacy Music Hour reached its sixth-month milestone, Brent and Rob stepped outside their usual realm and featured video game music from the fifth generation onward. Get ready to relive one of the rare Legacy Music Hour field trips that took you... BEYOND!!!... 16-bits.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  I-War - Main Title Theme
Other instant new favorite:  Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Kaze no Ne
Brewed new favorite:  Mega Man Network Transmission - Garden System (Needle Man Stage)

Underestimated Earworm Award*:  Wario Land: Shake It! - Just Plains

*a song you thought was only moderately catchy until you realized it had actually been in your head all week


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/04/legacy-music-hour-episode-26-beyond-16.html

10 June 2015

LMH Mixtape #25: Nobuo Uematsu

Brent has occasionally referred to Nobuo Uematsu as "the John Williams of video game music" for good reason.  Uematsu's incredible work with the Final Fantasy series has earned him fans all over the world, and not just among dedicated video game hobbyists.  For this composer focus the boizz compiled a setlist with two distinct phases (or forms): the first is a chronological survey of Uematsu's music, and the second is a less structured collection of favorite selections.  Enjoy them both!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Front Mission:  Gun Hazard - Remains
Other instant new favorite:  Final Fantasy V - My Home, Sweet Home
Brewed new favorite:  DynamiTracer - Music Factory

Gets me a little emotional:  Final Fantasy III - Town of Water
Blatant Favoritism Award:  The Final Fantasy Legend - Prologue


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/04/legacy-music-hour-episode-25-nobuo.html

03 June 2015

Episode 165: Free Play 20

In this month’s episode, the boizz say a special farewell to Rob F.’s physical presence, as he begins his transformation into Virtua Rob, along with the help of a special VGM karaoke submission.  Take a journey through pubescence in another classic free play episode, grow with the boizz, and let it drizzle through you.  Full track listing below.



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

Tetris Battle Gaiden - Tomoyuki Hamada - The Last Battle - Bullet-Proof Software - Super Famicom - 1993

SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative - Katsuhiro Hayashi - We Are Desirous of Peace (Ending) - Sega - arcade - 1987

Cosmic Carnage - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Zena-Lan's Stage - Givro - Sega 32X - 1994

Turok: Battle of the Bionosaurs - Alberto José González - World 8 - Bit Managers/Acclaim - Game Boy - 1997

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II - Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa - Grostos Castle 2 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1995

Vattle Giuce - Gomachan - Stage 03 - IGS - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

Shura no Mon - Hikoshi Hashimoto, T's Music - Battle Theme 1 - Sims - Mega Drive - 1992

Koukiatsu Boy - Kenichi Kamio - gameplay - Konami - Game Boy (Japan) - 1998

Hyper Marbles - Masafumi Ogata, Tohru Nakabayashi, Tokuhiko Uwabo - BGM 3 - Sega - Mega Drive Meganet - 1991

The Sword of Hope - Hiroyuki Masuno - Old Man/Shop - Kemco - Game Boy - 1991

Castlevania Legends - Kaoru Okada, Youichi Iwata - Highest Castle Floor (Stage 4) - Konami - Game Boy - 1998

Lucky Luke - Alberto José González - Jail - Bit Managers/Infogrames - Game Boy (Europe) - 1996

Code Name: Viper - Junko Tamiya - Area 7 and 8 - Capcom - NES - 1990

The Adventures of Batman & Robin - Jesper Kyd - Clockwork Games - Genesis - 1995

Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi - Wood Man - Capcom - NES - 1989

27 May 2015

LMH Mixtape #24: Punching and Kicking

Brent and Rob created the "punching and kicking" category to focus on titles that involved pummeling your enemies but which were not classified as straight-up fighting games.  This flexible definition would cause some controversy in later installments (see "The Kabuki Quantum Fighter Discussion" and "The Shatterhand Incident" of Episode 92; see also "The Live Shatterhand Debate" of Episode 100) -- but after the dust settles, the result is always some grade-A jams.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  DJ Boy - Round 4
Other instant new favorite:  Growl - Rune & Ark
Brewed new favorite:  Black Belt - Main BGM

Gets me a little emotional:  Golden Axe - Path of Fiend
Headphone users beware*:  The Ninja Warriors - Motherless Children (Stage 5)

*a track that has sudden volume spikes.  Exercise caution when cranking these!
Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/04/legacy-music-hour-episode-24-punching.html

13 May 2015

LMH Mixtape #23: Konami

Ah, that Konami sound.  You know it, you love it... and now you have a mixtape of it.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - Praying Hands
Other instant new favorite:  Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition - Victory Theme

Brewed new favorite:  Sparkster - Lakeside
Other brewed new favorite: Operation C - Ending

Somebody please expand these lyrics:  Castlevania - Out of Time (Stage 6)*

*The freestyling begins at the 00:50:14 mark of the original episode.  Get on it!

Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/04/legacy-music-hour-episode-23-konami.html

06 May 2015

Episode 164: Sports 4

A "breath" of fresh air, yet a familiar one, as the Chi-chi-chi-chi-gasp!-chi-chi-chi-chi-chiki Chiki Boizz take you through another legendary sports episode.  Lace up your sneakers (and your lungs), and prepare for a special user challenge as well... on The Legacy Music Hour.  Full track listing below.



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

Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs - Rob Hubbard - 2nd Half - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

Super Black Bass 3 - Tsukushi Sasaki, Michiya Hirasawa - gameplay - Starfish - Super Famicom - 1995

Ganbare! Golf Boys - Atsuhiro Motoyama - Dream of Childhood - Masaya/Dual - PC Engine - 1989

J.League Pro Striker 2 - Tatsuyuki Maeda - Opening Theme - Sega - Mega Drive - 1994

Prime Time NFL Starring Deion Sanders - Andy Armer - Scoreboard Groove - Farsight Technologies - Genesis - 1995

Super Hockey '94 - Hayato Matsuo, Hitoshi Sakimoto (prog., arr.) - Ending - Opera House/Yonezawa PR21 - Super Famicom - 1994

Striker - Kev Bruce - Match Lost - Rage Software - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Chou Senshi in Tokyo Dome - Yusuke Takahama - Begin Battle - Varie - Super Famicom - 1993

Final Match Tennis - Hironori Tanaka - Credits - Human Entertainment - PC Engine - 1991

Ashita no Joe - unknown - Hose Mendoze (Jose Mendoza) - Wave/K. Amusement Leasing - Super Famicom - 1992

Chi Chi's Pro Challenge Golf - Masahito Miyamoto - gameplay - Virgin Interactive/Soft Machine - Genesis - 1993

Konami Hyper Soccer - unknown - Setup - Konami - NES (Europe) - 1992

Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Edition - Takuya Hanaoka - Intro - Tecmo - Genesis - 1995

Power Golf - unknown - Setup - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Super Spike V'Ball - Kazunaka Yamane - Chicago - Technos - NES - 1990

22 April 2015

LMH Mixtape #22: Classical Music

Relax in your favorite chair and enjoy a spot of tea with the refined selections of LMH's classical music episode.  Bubble pipe optional.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Actraiser - Birth of the People
Other instant new favorite:  Secret of Evermore - Storekeepers

Brewed new favorite:  Puyo Puyo - Baroque
Other brewed new favorite: Faxanadu - Mantra

Blantant Favoritism Award:  The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Forest of Mystery
Picardy Third Alert:  Actraiser - Sky Palast


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/03/legacy-music-hour-episode-22-classical.html

08 April 2015

LMH Mixtape #21: Jeff van Dyck

Jeff van Dyck's music is some of the most instantly recognizable in 16-bit gaming, and for Episode 21, the boizz invited him on the air to explain why.  Jeff graciously accepted and dropped some serious knowledge about Super Nintendo and Genesis hardware, how their strengths and limitations affected his compositions, and whether or not he thinks his tunes have held up over time.  After you enjoy this skitchin' mix be sure to check out Jeff's current projects at www.jeffvandyck.com, because this guy is still doing awesome stuff!

NOTE TO THE DETAIL-ORIENTED:  In the original episode, a track from NBA Live 96 was played, which was actually composed by a different composer (Jeff pointed this out Brent and Rob after the podcast was released), so that track was not included in this mix.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  FIFA International Soccer - Title

Brewed new favorite:  FIFA International - Soccer Menu 2
Other brewed new favorite: FIFA Soccer 95 - Menu 4


Track listing (except for the NBA Live 96 track) and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/03/legacy-music-hour-episode-21-jeff-van.html

01 April 2015

Episode 163: Free Play 19

In Episode 163, the boizz take a bonk journey through another free play.  They celebrate two important March birthdays, as well as try to plan out a surprise going away party for Rob (both Brent and Rob do this).  Also, Brent shares a Super Famicom track from a very, very questionable game, and it's definitely kind of a controversial situation.  Full track listing below.



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

Metal Storm - Toru Watanabe - Stage 1 - Irem/Tamtex - NES 1991

Truxton - Masahiro Yuge - Unknown (Stage 5) - Toaplan/Sega - Genesis - 1989

Lock On - Akihiko Mori (Don) - Mission 2 - Vic Tokai/Copya Systems - SNES - 1993

Accele Brid - Haruhiko Kuroiwa - G. Bowman Circuit - Tomy/Genki - Super Famicom - 1993

Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge - Dandy, Hirotoshi Moriya - Menu 2 - Aisystem Tokyo/Flying Edge - Genesis - 1992

Kyuukai Douchuuki - unknown - gameplay - Namco - Mega Drive - 1991

Dragon's Earth - Kouji Niikura, Hiroyuki Naka, Hiroshi Taniguchi - Forest - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1993

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II - Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa - Utility - Sega - Mega Drive - 1995

Alien Storm - Keisuke Tsukahara (Psychedelic Chung), Souseki (arr.) - Nuclear Dance! - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Blue Almanac - Yoshiaki Kubotera - Bipartite Planet Sharil Daril - Hot-B/Kodansha - Mega Drive - 1991

Super Bonk - Masaaki Nishizawa, Keiji Ueki, Kennosuke Suemura - Twilight Space - Red/Hudson - SNES - 1994

Chou Mahou Tairiku Wozz - Tomoyuki Hamada, Takeshi Saitou, Seiichi Tokunaga - Pure World - Red/BPS - Super Famicom - 1995

Nekketsu Tairiku: Burning Heroes - Masanao Akahori - Astralia ~ Star Gate - J-Force/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

World Trophy Soccer - Matt Furniss - Club Mediterrania - Krisalis Software/Virgin Interactive - Genesis - 1992

Riverse Kids - unknown - Main Menu - Jap! - Super Famicom - 1996

25 March 2015

LMH Mixtape #20: Free Play 2

Another nine episodes completed?  Time to cash them in for a free play!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Road Rash II - Main Theme
Other instant new favorite:  Puyo Puyo Tsuu - Area C

Brewed new favorite:  Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi - Ending Theme

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Overworld 1


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/03/legacy-music-hour-episode-20-free-play_16.html

11 March 2015

LMH Mixtape #19: Ending Music

We all know that beating a game often results in hearing some of the best VGM tunes out there, and the Legacy Music Hour delivered further proof with this setlist of winners for their Ending Music focus.  The original episode also gave us the first ever VGM Karaoke segment, which has gone on to spawn a proud and infamous tradition among the the podcast's hosts and users alike!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Blaster Master - Ending
Other other instant new favorite:  Gunstar Heroes - Reprise for Yellow (Credits)

Brewed new favorite:  Gain Ground - Door of the Space-Time
Other brewed new favorite:  Super Chase H.Q. - Ending

This song needs lyrics:  Puyo Puyo Tsuu - Ending B
This song HAS lyrics:  Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Ending (Part 2)

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Power of the Gods


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/03/legacy-music-hour-episode-19-ending.html

04 March 2015

Episode 162: Elevator Music 4

For all you lonely boys and girls out there (and non-lonely people too), it's time for all new elevator music episode.  This particular installment of elevator jams happens to be on more of the smooth and sexy side, so if you're going through a hard time right now, romantically, let Brent and Rob's VGM picks keep you company.  They also feature a first ever exclusive, never before heard in its entirety, special track (for that special someone).  You heard it here first, only on The Legacy Music Hour.  Full track listing below.



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

Tetris Attack - Masaya Kuzume - Special Ending 2 - Nintendo - SNES - 1996

Dino Dini's Soccer - Neil Baldwin, Steve Duckworth - You Won the World Cup! - Virgin Interactive/ Eurocom - SNES (Europe) - 1995

Super Family Tennis - Yoshinori Kawamoto (Kawagen) - Ending - Namco - Super Famicom - 1993

Star Cruiser - Toshiya Yamanaka - Space Flight - NCS/Arsys Software - Mega Drive - 1990

Pro Sport Hockey - Takeshi Ichida (CMS Takeshi) - Game Over - TOSE/Jaleco - SNES - 1994

Galaxy Force II - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Take Back (Scene C) (Long Ver.) - Sega - arcade - 1988

Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge - Dandy, Hirotoshi Moriya - Title Screen - Aisystem Tokyo/Flying Edge - Genesis - 1992

PGA Tour 96 - Marc Farly, Rob Hubbard, Tony Berkeley, David Whittaker - Title Screen - Electronic Arts/NuFX - Genesis - 1995

Mecarobot Golf - Michiharu Hasuya, Osamu Kasai, Takashi Tsurutani - Cruising - Toho/Advance Communication Company - SNES - 1993

Nobunaga no Yabou: Haouden - Yoko Kanno - Usual Theme (Blue Whitecaps - Daimyos' Theme) - Koei - Super Famicom - 1993

Super Uno - Toshiyuki Takine - Ending - Tomy - Super Famicom - 1993

Hakunetsu Pro Yakyuu '94: Ganba League 3 - Tetsuya Furumoto, Takafumi Fujisawa, Masumi Takimoto (Hiroo Tengenji) - Ganba League News - Epic Sony Records - Super Famicom - 1993

Asterix and the Great Rescue - Nathan McCree - Game Paused - Core Design - Genesis - 1994

Super Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium - unknown - Results - Taito - Super Famicom - 1993

Top Player's Golf - Kikuko Hataya - Cool Wind (Main 3) - SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

25 February 2015

LMH Mixtape #18: Hirokazu Tanaka

Episode 18 made LMH history by featuring the first interview with a legendary VGM composer.  The focus was on none other than Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka, who had graciously agreed to answer questions by e-mail.  Brent and Rob re-enacted the interview on the air in between their selected tracks, with Rob playing the part of the dignified Tanaka-san and Brent playing the roles of both boizz.  The original episode is definitely worth another listen, both for Tanaka-san's insight and Brent's Rob impression.

NOTE TO THE DETAIL-ORIENTED: The track from Mario Paint was not composed by Hirokazu Tanaka, but he was the musical director on that game, and so that track was included in this mix.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Gyromite - Game A
Other instant new favorite:  Mother - Mother Earth

Brewed new favorite:  Famicom Wars - Map
Other brewed new favorite: Dr. Mario - Chill

This track scared me as a child:  Dr. Mario - Fever
Montage Music!:  Famicom Wars - gameplay

Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/03/legacy-music-hour-episode-18-hirokazu.html

11 February 2015

LMH Mixtape #17: Puzzle Games

Just as the puzzle genre covers a surprisingly broad range of topics (falling blocks, wandering rodents, time-traveling vikings), so do the games' soundtracks serve up a great deal of musical variety.  Rock, classical, new age, funk, hip-hop, and even industrial nightmare fuel find their place in this highly eclectic mixtape.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Puyo Puyo - Memories
Other instant new favorite:  Zoop - Uptown Meeting
Brewed new favorite:  Columns III: Revenge of Columns - Column Dive

WTH Award*:  KLAX - Giganticus Breathalizer
Blatant Favoritism Award:  Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - Staff Roll

*a tune best summed up by the phrase, "What the heck?!"


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/02/legacy-music-hour-episode-17-puzzle.html

04 February 2015

Episode 161: Free Play 18

On this month’s episode, the boizz are back in style with another free play.  Brent and Rob also decide to induct a new “system” into LMH’s repertoire, with super bonk results.  Full track listing below.



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

Cosmic Carnage - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Cylic's Stage (Fully Armored) - Givro - Sega 32X - 1994

RoboCop 3 - Jeroen Tel - Title Screen - Probe Entertainment/Ocean - NES - 1992

Aerobiz - unknown (Taku Iwasaki?) - Result Disp - Koei - SNES - 1993

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

Dungeon Master - Hikoshi Hashimoto, Tsukasa Tawada - Choose Your Fate - JVC/FTL Games - SNES - 1993

Fire Shark - Masahiro Yuge - Give Me Your Heart - Toaplan/DreamWorks - Genesis - 1990

NHK Taiga Drama: Taiheiki - unknown - Ending - TOSE - Mega Drive - 1991

Blade Eagle 3-D - unknown - Ending - Sega - Sega Master System - 1988

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II - Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa - Grostos Castle 1 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1995

Pachinko Kuunyan - H. Suzuki - gameplay - I.S.C./Soft Vision International - Mega Drive - 1992

The Shinri Game 3 - Yasuaki Fujita (?) - Choose a Door - Ukiyotei/Visit - Super Famicom - 1995

Alfred Chicken - David Whittaker - Credits - Twilight Games/Mindscape - NES - 1994

Fushigi no Umi no Nadia - Hiromi Shibano - Future is... - Namco - Mega Drive - 1991

Ultimate Air Combat - Richard Miles Boogar, Matthew Berardo - London Bridge and Camp Fire - Activision - NES - 1992

Radical Dreamers - Yasunori Mitsuda - Frozen Flame - Square - Super Famicom Satellaview - 1996

28 January 2015

LMH Mixtape #16: Horror Games

While many of the tunes from episode sixteen are guaranteed to make you do the shiver ™, the boizz also proved that a horror focus doesn't have to be exclusively spooky.  Sink your teeth into this one and enjoy!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Castlevania: Bloodlines - The Sinking Old Sanctuary (Stage 2)
Other instant new favorite:  Splatterhouse - Hell-Chaos
Brewed new favorite:  Castlevania: Dracula X - Op.13 (Stage 5 Other Side BGM)

Now that I've found it, I can't live without it:  Castlevania: Bloodlines - The Sinking Old Sanctuary (Stage 2)

Picardy Third Alert: Splatterhouse - Evil Cross & Nightmares (Stage 4)
Picardy Third Double Play:  Castlevania: Dracula X - Op.13 (Stage 5 Other Side BGM)


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/02/legacy-music-hour-episode-16-horror.html

14 January 2015

LMH Mixtape #15: A Romantic Mood

Brent and Rob put on their sexy voices and brought the romance for their Valentine's Day episode in 2011.  Now you can relive the magic four years later with the perfect lovey-dovey soundtrack to woo and swoon by, both for this upcoming February and all your Februaries hereafter.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Streets of Rage 2 - Good Ending
Other instant new favorite:  Out Run - Magical Sound Shower
Brewed new favorite:  Chrono Trigger - Corridors of Time
Other brewed new favorite:  Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - Morning of the Journey

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Sonic the Hedgehog - Star Light Zone


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/02/legacy-music-hour-episode-15-romantic.html

07 January 2015

Episode 160: Adapted Music

The boizz are back in action and breakin’ the law for Episode 160 of The Legacy Music Hour.  The topic is Adapted Music.  What once was an illegal move for LMH becomes a solid episode featuring 8-bit and 16-bit arrangements of film, television, and classical music.  We also get to the bottom of F. Switch’s profound yet mysterious reasoning for his track picks from Episode 159.  Full track listing below.



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

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - Mark Mueller, Harumi Fujita (arr.) - Title Screen - Capcom - NES - 1990

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game - Chuck Lorre, Dennis Challen Brown, Mutsuhiko Izumi (arr.), Miki Higashino(arr.), Y. Manno (arr.), Kozo Nakamura (arr.) - Fire!! (Scene 1) - Konami/Ultra Games - NES - 1991

California Games - Richard Berry, David Wise (arr.) - Title Screen (Louie Louie) - Milton Bradley/Rare - NES - 1989

Super Back to the Future II - Alan Silvestri, Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.) - Round 2-1 - Toshiba EMI - Super Famicom - 1993

The Terminator - Brad Fiedel, Matt Furniss (arr.) - Introduction - Virgin Interactive/Probe Entertainment - Genesis - 1991

Hayazashi Nidan: Morita Shogi - Michio Miyagi, unknown (arr.) - The Sea in Spring - Seta/Random House - Super Famicom - 1993

Earthworm Jim 2 - Ludwig van Beethoven, Tommy Tallarico (arr.) - See Jim Run, Run Jim Run (Moonlight Sonata - 3rd Movement) - Shiny Entertainment - Genesis - 1996

Snoopy Concert - Vince Guaraldi, David Benoit (arr.), Minako Hamano (arr.) - High in the Treetops (Linus and Lucy) - Mitsui Fudosan/Pax Softonica/Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1995

The Flintstones - Hoyt Curtin, unknown (arr.) - Theme - Grandslam/Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1993

The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak! - Hoyt Curtin, Hideki Takahagi (?) (S. Takahagi) (arr.), M. Ogata (arr.) - Title Screen - Taito/Sol - NES - 1994

Earthworm Jim - Modest Mussorgsky, Tommy Tallarico - What the Heck? (w/ Night on Bald Mountain) - Shiny Entertainment - Genesis - 1994

Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! 2 - Claude Debussy, Okamura "Shitsla" (arr.), Seeking Employment (arr.), Tsutomu Ookuma (arr.) - Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum - Sammy Studios - Super Famicom - 1994

WWF Superstars - Jim Johnston, David Wise (arr.) - The Ultimate Warrior (Unstable) - Rare/LJN - Game Boy - 1991

Kid Dracula - Claude Debussy, Akiko Ito (arr.) - Stage 2 (Golliwog's Cakewalk) - Konami - Game Boy - 1993

The Goonies II - Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt, Arthur Stead, Satoe Terashima (arr.) - Good Enough/Main Theme (The Goonies 'R' Good Enough) - Basement - Konami - NES - 1987