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

21 comments:

  1. It's not a classic LMH episode without Rob falling asleep. I'm sending a package his way to maybe get his gaming blood pumping enough to keep him awake for the next 12 episodes!

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  2. Hey guys, got a tracklisting? Looks like it got cut off

    Great episode!

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    1. From what I can tell, the track listings only cover the new material in an episode. So year-in-review episodes usually list the closing track.

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    2. It's also so that the top ten tracks are a surprise.

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    3. Software - Marbles
      Cabo Frio - Just Having Fun
      Larry Young - Startripper
      Windows - Jump Start

      Marbles and Startripper can be found on YouTube. Just Having Fun is probably on iTunes. Jump Start can be found at www.skipperwise.com.

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  3. Hey first time on the blog comments. Wow that story was awesome

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    1. I have been listening for a month or two, love that street fighter story!

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  4. HAPPY LEGACY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! I love the best of episodes. Grostos Castle was probably my number one too. Riverse Kids didn't make an appearance but was up there for me. PGA Tour 96 too. This year had some great jams and it was great to have you guys back. Alright, time to stop cutting these onions and get back to work.

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  5. I love these tracks, I miss you guys having a weekly show. Where did you get Fire and Ice? That game is very rare nowadays.

    but hey, you guys should check out my blog, I'm reviewing every single snes/sfc game in chronological order, all 1700 of them!

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  6. Happy Legacy New Year, sirs. That Super Family Tennis song is just the best. May your new year be filled with many a bonk jam and may all your Street Fighter II battles end with you sending your opponent home to be a (Super) Family (Tennis) Man.

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  7. The real reason why flat screen TVs don't work even more so than look is Lag, or Latency. The device you are referring to is a device called the Framemeister. They are around $300 so this isn't a solution for everyone.

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    1. You are correct about lag, and image processing on modern tvs. They pretty much murder your classic games. If a Framemeister is out our your budget, then seeking out a CRT tv is the way to go. Sometimes they can be found for free!

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    2. For what it's worth, after our old CRT kicked the bucket a few years ago and we replaced it with a flat screen, I decided to save up for a Framemeister. I have never regretted this.

      A comprehensive review can be found here if anyone's interested: http://retrogaming.hazard-city.de/framemeister.html

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    3. The Framemeister is nothing but the truth! My Genesis/Mega Drive, RGB modded AV Famicom, and Saturn all look incredible on the device. While my launch SNES looks great, my SFC looks blurry on it. Might have something to do with Nintendo using lesser quality video chips in later revision of the SNES/SFC.

      The device does introduce some lag (about 20ms), and I notice it when I'm playing fighting games (this is with the television set to game mode too). It's not a deal breaker though, and I highly recommend picking one up.

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  8. "Bass is all over the place" - Brent
    "That bass was all up in my face" - Rob

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  9. So glad you turned me on to Software. I'm enjoying their music both ironically and non-ironically, depending on the track.

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  10. I have a feeling I know where you're stuck in StarTropics, Brent, and it isn't your fault at all.

    *Semi-spoiler*
    There's a part in the game where you need a passcode to advance, and the only way to get the passcode is to get a real life letter that came with new copies of the game and dunk the paper in water. The code appears on the paper after that's done. Don't know if it that would even still work after all these years, so you kind of need to look up the code if you ever want to finish the game.

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  11. Brent, you're circling over the runway on the subject of RGB video. If anyone is curious about it, you can find out more here:

    http://retrorgb.com/index.html

    And here:

    http://www.disgruntleddesigner.com/chrisc/gotRGB/screenshots.html

    It is an overwhelming amount of information, much of it technical. If anyone wants to know more, feel free to drop me line, i'd love to "talk shop":
    nick-wood@cox.net

    As for the music, the Cosmic Carnage, and Dragon Slayer tracks are my top jams for the year, No question! Gauntlet III was also a top track of mine, as well as Hot Rod, and 2400 A.D.

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  12. Happy Legacy New Year! I can't believe you guys have been back for this long already. It's a beautiful thing.

    And I would absolutely attend an F Switch Street Fighter Seminar if it sounded like this episode's story the whole way through.

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  13. Another awesome episode. Gotta love that Taco Bell Commerical "Dongggg.." on Tetris Max.

    Rob, that was one of the most entertaining stories I have heard. Great delivery. Had me at suspense every time. If I ever come back down to Portland, you've got a new challenger awaiting you... :)

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  14. Happy Legacy New year guys, and thanks again for having one of my tracks in the show. It's always an honor. Hugs from Barcelona!

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