20 November 2019

LMH Mixtape #105: Castlevania

Castlevania had certainly been no stranger to the Legacy Music Hour during the show's first two years, but by Episode 105 there was still so much music left to feature that it was time for a dedicated series focus.  If that was your jam, be sure to equip this mixtape as your subweapon so you can enjoy the tunes all over again whenever you have the hearts to spare.


Instant new favorite: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Evergreen
Other instant new favorite: Haunted Castle - Don't Wait Until Night (Bridge Stage BGM)

Pretty sure this tune is perfect in every way: Haunted Castle - Don't Wait Until Night (Bridge Stage BGM)

Track listing and original episode:


06 November 2019

Episode 218: Puzzle Games 3

Mixtape mistress Emily joins the boizz on this puzzle game focus and gives them a bunch of gifts.  The episode also seems to have a beach theme -lots of the tracks tend to relate to water and relaxation and tropical stuff.  Full track listing below.

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

Columns III: Revenge of Columns - Morihiko Akiyama - Networked Melon - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Mole Mania - Taro Bando - Beach Theme - Nintendo/Pax Softonica - Game Boy - 1997

Ishido - Masaharu Iwata - Unknown Theme A - Hiro - Famicom Disk System - 1990

Soreyuke Ebisumaru Karakuri: Meiro Kieta Goemon no Nazo - unknown - Level Music 7 - Konami - Super Famicom - 1996

S.O.S: Sink or Swim - Tim Haywood - Ending - Zeppelin Games/Titus - SNES - 1996

Shi Kin Jou - unknown - Warrior's Relaxation - Sunsoft - Mega Drive - 1991

Soldam - Yasuyuki Suzuki, Atsuyoshi Isemura - VS Mode - Jaleco - arcade (Japan) - 1992

Puyo Puyo - Masanobu Tsukamoto - Sticker - Compile - Mega Drive - 1992

Pieces - Nobuyuki Hara - Puzzle Music 3 - Prism Kikaku/Atlus - SNES - 1994

Shanghai II - Hiroshi Tsukamoto (Tsukachan), Yukichan - In-Game Theme C - Sunsoft - Game Gear (Japan) - 1990

Mario’s Picross - Toshiyuki Ueno - Star Course - Nintendo/Jupiter Corporation - Game Boy - 1995

Fire 'n Ice - Ryuichi Nitta (Kajiya Shitamachi) - Grandma’s House (Menu) - Tecmo - NES - 1993

30 October 2019

LMH Mixtape #104: Best Of Year In Review 2

We're finally closing out season two of the Legacy Music Hour mixtapes, which means it's time to tackle another Best Of Year In Review!  If you're not familiar with the way this goes, this mixtape will alternate between Brent and Rob's top ten favorite new VGM discoveries from Episodes 52 - 103. Rob's #10 pick starts us off, followed by Brent's #10 -- and thus the pattern continues until we build our way up to the boizz' #1s.  Cap it off with a bonus closing track from A Link to the Past, and the end result is a towering setlist of condensed musical power, and now it's yours for the taking.

Partial track listing and original episode:


23 October 2019

LMH Mixtape #103: Free Play 10.3

Free Play 10.3 is the final stop before the Legacy Music Hour's second Best Of Year In Review episode.  Has listening to these mixtapes made any tracks stand out that didn't catch your ear the first time around?  Have your old favorites from season two stayed with you ever since?  For KeyGlyph, it's been a little bit of both.  Put your drums on this excellent selection of tunes while you get psyched for next week's finale -- and then it's onward to mixtape season three!


Instant new favorite: Golden Axe III - Campsite
Other instant new favorite: Front Mission - The General Situation
Brewed new favorite: Ice Hockey - Game BGM
Other brewed new favorite: Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Chou Senshi in Tokyo Dome - Theme of Chono

I remember exactly where I was when I heard this the first time: Golden Axe III - Campsite

Track listing and original episode:


22 October 2019

Video: Rob F. Switch at Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2019

Rob visits the full Genesis collection (provided by John Hancock) at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.  Here's his tour.