17 April 2024

LMH Mixtape #209: Creed II

We've got another free play full of bangers for your listening pleasure.  Looking to relax?  "Chillin'" from Side Pocket is a perfectly apt name for that track, with its tropical flavor and laid back tone.  Don't get too comfortable though, because you may be called upon to save the world with some pumped up tracks like "Outside The Base" from The Cyber Shinobi and "Hotel Dada" from The Great Battle V.  And to cap off this mixtape is a great track by Soyo Oka titled "Megalopolis" from the unreleased SimCity for the NES!


Instant Favorite: The Great Battle V - Hotel Dada
Another Favorite: The Cyber Shinobi - Outside The Base
Unreleased but not unappreciated: SimCity - Megalopolis

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10 April 2024

LMH Mixtape #208: Ending Music 3

The boizz celebrated the start of a new year with a focus on ending music.  This is the third focus of its kind, and as you'll hear, there's no shortage of supply for great ending tracks, tracks that really shape the mood and tone of the conclusion of a game and this case, a whole range of expressions.  There's a great bluesy track from Darkwing Duck, a cool jazzy number from Viewpoint, a fully-pumped and triumphant piece from Gley Lancer, and you guessed it, so much more.  You've battled through all the levels, defeated the final boss, and so, now it's time to relax and receive your reward.


Instant Favorite: Darkwing Duck - Ending
Another Favorite: Bells & Whistles - The Day Peace Returns to Planet Mel (Ending)
Favorite track that sounds a lot like Army Dreamers: Ordyne - Ending

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03 April 2024

Episode 271: Shooters

Not to be confused with "Flying and Shooting," the topic of this episode is Shooters.  So not just shoot-them-up games, but any game with some sort of shooting.  Shooting of a gun, shooting of a camera, shooting of balls in a panchinko machine, whatever.  Brent gets a little delirious on this one, by the way.  Full track listing below.

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

Super Bonk - Masaaki Nishizawa, Keiji Ueki, Kennosuke Suemura - Shoot the Smiley! - Red/Hudson - SNES - 1994

Winning Shot - unknown - Day 3 - Data East - PC Engine - 1989

Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension - Takano, Nakajima, Tonkupon, Chatrita - Landbase (Decisive Battle) - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1996

Eliminate Down - Tatsuya Matsumoto - Round 4-1 - Aprinet/Soft Vision International - Mega Drive - 1993

International Superstar Soccer Deluxe - Hideyuki Eto, Harumi Ueko, Tomoya Tomita - Staff Roll - Konami - SNES - 1995

Double Dribble: 5 on 5 - Tsuyoshi Sekito - Team/Settings Select - Konami - Game Boy - 1991

Gley Lancer - Masanori Hikichi, Noriyuki Iwadare, Yoshiaki Kubotera, Isao Mizoguchi - Stage 11 (Rescue Failure) - NCS - Mega Drive - 1992

Nice de Shot - Toshiyuki Takine - Classic Course - Magical Company/ASK Kodansha - Super Famicom - 1994

Pachinko Kuunyan - H. Suzuki - Pachinko Chamomile and Tieguanyin Center - I.S.C./Soft Vision International - Mega Drive - 1992

Trouble Shooter - Fumito Tamayama, Yasuyuki Hamada, Youko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko - Stage 4 - Vic Tokai - Genesis - 1991

Axelay - Taro Kudou - Mother - Konami - SNES - 1992

Aoki Densetsu Shoot! - Kennosuke Suemura - Title - Affect/KSS - Super Famicom - 1994

Bionic Commando - Harumi Fujita, Junko Tamiya (arr.) - Albatross Munitions Base - Capcom - NES - 1988

27 March 2024

LMH Mixtape #207: Homework

Don't let the episode title worry you, this homework doesn't suck.  Your only assignment this week is to listen to the mixtape and enjoy the fine selection of tracks from this free play!  "Building The House" from Richard Scarry's Busytown is a fun minimalist piece with snappy percussion.  "Injured" from Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special Edition makes great use of the Genesis' strengths with some really smooth bass and of course the pumped up energy you've come to expect from a sports track.  There's a lot to dig into here, but don't stress, there won't be a test afterwards, so just have fun with it.  Class dismissed.


Instant Favorite: Langrisser II - Soldier
Another Favorite: Falsion - Narrow Road (Stage 3)
Classic Junko Tamiya: Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Wetland (Planet 4, Area 1)

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21 March 2024

LMH Mixtape #206: Halloween (Live)

For Episode 206, the boizz recorded at the Bit Bar in Salem, Massachusetts, presenting in front a live audience of LMH users.  A very on-theme track for this Halloween episode is "Werewolf Form" from the game Werewolf: The Last Warrior.  Can you spot the really cool feature in that track that Brent describes as "elevators"?

Stage Theme 4 from Super Glove Ball is a classic David Wise track with an excellent break down part, and of course it also features David's signature style use of the noise channel to simulate rock drums.  While not all of these tracks are monster themed, they are all fantastic, so prepare yourself for a totally wicked ("radical dude") mixtape.


Instant Favorite: Werewolf: The Last Warrior - Werewolf Form
Another Favorite: The Lawnmower Man - The Shop Building
All Aboard the Bonk Jams express! Next Stop: Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends - The Jigsaw Puzzle

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