20 January 2021

LMH Mixtape #123: Role-Playing Games 2 (Part 1)

One of the best things about revisiting these mixtapes is rediscovering tracks you'd somehow forgotten about, and for some reason this first half of the RPGs-part-two two-parter became a huge blindspot in KeyGlyph's memory.  Now that her hindsight prescription has been readjusted to 20/20, she can't stop rocking out to some of these jams... and as soon as you hit play, the same will go for you!
 

KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: The 7th Saga - Wilme Pelin
Other instant new favorite: Warsong - Friendly Fight
Other other instant new favorite: Langrisser II - The Last Battle

Brewed new favorite: Lagrange Point - Departure and Arrival
Other brewed new favorite: Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis - Karen
Other other brewed new favorite:  Sorcerian - Beautiful Day
Other other other brewed new favorite:  Ys IV: Mask of the Sun - Escape With Lilia

How could I have forgotten about this utter jam: Langrisser II - The Last Battle
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

06 January 2021

Episode 232: Through The Years

On the subject of New Year’s, the boys speak to and about different years through time, including the future.  They also do some serious finger counting and delve into the subject and etiquette of game borrowing.  And a bunch of other talk.  It’s a pretty long episode.  Full track listing below.



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

Last Battle - Booty - Chapter 3 - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Donald Land - Shinichi Kamizono, Takafumi Miura, Shogo Sakai - Home Town World, Lake Side World, Forest World, Oasis World, and Harbor World (Stage 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8) - Donald Land - Famicom - 1988

The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Koujiro Mikusa - Site-B Area - Aspect - Game Gear - 1997

Moon Crystal - Tsukasa Tawada - Stage 1: Evil Forest - Hect - Famicom - 1992

Madou Monogatari I - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Polygon Junkie - Main BGM 3 (Floors 11 and 12) - Compile - Mega Drive - 1996

Power Blade - Kinuyo Yamashita - Sector 2 - Taito - NES - 1991

Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun - Shinji Tasaka, Satoko Minami - Hop and Step Above the Clouds (Stage 2a) - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Virtua Fighter 2 - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Takayuki Nakamura, Akiko Hashimoto, Tomohiro Endo (arr.), Hitoshi Ohori (arr.) - Secret Rule Without Mercy (Kage) - Gaibrain - Genesis - 1997

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Junko Tamiya - Death Eye (Planet 2, Area 4) - Capcom - NES - 1990

Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut - Takane Okubo - Restaurant - Nintendo/HAL - Super Famicom - 2000

Mamono Hunter Yohko - Keiichi Yamamoto - Scene 3: The Pond - NCS/KLON - Mega Drive - 1991

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

16 December 2020

LMH Mixtape #122: Mahjong Games

Break out those tiles and chow down on this delicious set of mahjong tunes that are, you could say, mahJAMS.  This curated list by Brent and Rob will have you wishing you knew the rules to the eponymous board game not only because it seems fun anyhow, but because so much good music is locked behind that knowledge!
 

KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite:  Ide Yosuke Meijin no Jissen Mahjong II - gameplay
Other instant new favorite:  Mahjong Taikai II - gameplay
Other other instant new favorite:  Tel-Tel Mahjong - BGM 1

Best use of mumbling:  The Mahjong Touhaiden - Mister Diviner
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

02 December 2020

Episode 231: An 80's Christmas

This is another Christmas episode as the holiday theme seems to pop up all over the show.  Another theme is 80’s.  There’s a lot of 80’s sounds and references in this episode as well.  In the photo, Rob is trying to look like he’s poorly blowing a kiss, in case you were wondering.  There’s a also a VGM Karaoke segment at the end from Hammock of The Last Wave podcast.  Full track listing below.



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

Tetris Plus - Kazuo Sawa, Iku Mizutani (arr.) - Edit Mode - Natsume/Jaleco - Game Boy - 1997

Ranger X - Yoshinobu Hiraiwa - Ending - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Shounen Ashibe: Goma-chan no Yuuenchi Daibouken - Ebiten - Forests and Rivers - Nova Games/Takara - Super Famicom - 1992

Kiss Shot - Naofumi Hataya (Hata), Hiroshi Kubota (Jimita) - Ending Theme - Sega - Mega Drive Meganet - 1991

TwinBee 3: Poko Poko Dai Maou - Atsushi Fujio (Sukenomiya), Hidehiro Funauchi (FK-King), Katsuhiko Suzuki (Flamingo)), Jun Funahashi (Dog-Man) - Rock and Roll Boss (Stage 2 Boss) - Konami - Famicom - 1989

Elemental Master - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Blood-Stained Lake (Stage 4) - Technosoft/Renovation - Genesis - 1993

Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck - Saori Kobayashi - Under Water - Aspect/Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1993

Ganbare Goemon 2 - Michiru Yamane (Tozan Yamane), Kouji Murata - Mechanical Puppet Boss - Konami - Famicom - 1989

King of the Monsters 2 - Toshio Shimizu, Toshikazu Tanaka - Tokyo City - SNK/Takara - Genesis - 1994

Monster World IV - Jin Watanabe - Volcanic Cave - West One/Sega - Mega Drive - 1994

Dead Connection - Yoshiro Horie (Sousukun) - Opening - Taito - arcade - 1992

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Flower Garden (Dream 2) - Capcom - NES - 1990

18 November 2020

LMH Mixtape #121: Free Play 12

Here comes a free play so easy-breezy you'll swear you can feel the ocean winds, cherry blossoms, and/or neon lights in your hair.  Highly recommended for maskless, windows-down driving on open highways near you or while getting teary-eyed over that legendarily magical Capcom composer photograph, which was mentioned in this mixtape's original episode.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Thrash Rally - Round 3: Acropolis (Greece)
Other instant new favorite: Zan: Yasha Enbukyoku - gameplay
Brewed new favorite: Mamono Hunter Youko: Dai 7 no Keishou - Scene 2: Volcano
Other brewed new favorite: Yu Yu Hakusho Gaiden - Defeat

Gets me a little emotional: Captain Tsubasa IV: Pro no Rival Tachi - Champions!
 
 
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