25 January 2012

Episode 65: Water and Underwater

They've done Fire, they've done Ice, but now, The Legacy Music Hour focuses on Water for Episode 65.  Brent and Rob select tracks from levels that take place underwater or feature water prominently.  So get your snorkel, get your goggles, dunk your face into a bucket of tap water, and take an audio dive in this episode of LMH.  Full track listing below.

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

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Night Sea (Dream 4) - Capcom - NES - 1990

Bonk's Adventure - Tsukasa Masuko, Hirohiko Takayama - Round 3 - Red Company/Atlus/Hudson Soft - Game Boy - 1992

Kirby's Adventure - Hirokazu Ando - Open Waters - HAL Laboratory - NES - 1993

Thunder Force III - Toshiharu Yamanishi - The Grubby Dark Blue (Stage 3: Seiren) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1990

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - Yusuke Takahama - Route 04/11: Swamp - KID/Capcom - NES - 1992

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Jun Funahashi - Underwater Bombs - Konami/Ultra Games - NES - 1989

Ecco: The Tides of Time - Andy Armer DMP, Attila Dobos, David Javelosa, András Magyari - Big Water - Novotrade International/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Mr. Nutz - Raphael Gesqua, Matt Furniss (arr.) - In the Washbasin - Ocean - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Liquid Kids (Mizubaku Daibouken) - Kazuko Umino - Waltze Of Water And Bubble (Stage 2) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1990

Puggsy - Matt Furniss - Angeltier Falls - Psygnosis/Traveller's Tales - Genesis - 1993

Ristar - Tomoko Sasaki - Round 2-1 (Splash Down!!) - Sega - Genesis - 1995

California Games - András Magyari - Surfing - Novotrade/Sega - Genesis - 1991

Tiny Toon Adventures - Jun Funahashi, Masae Nakashima, Satoko Minami - Undersea - Konami - NES - 1991

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Tatsuyuki Maeda, Sachio Ogawa, Masanori Hikichi, Miyoko Takaoka, Jun Senoue - Hydrocity Zone 1 - Sega - Genesis - 1994

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - Swimming in the Calm Water - Nintendo - NES - 1990


  1. another classic episode. Sad I missed the live show, but glad I just saw Brent at Meltdown, phenomenal show Brent!

  2. Tiny Toons Adventures has the most fun underwater stage I can think of. And the music is the best,

  3. I just recently beat Tiny Toon Adventures, so it's all fresh in my mind. At the beginning of each stage, Shirley The Loon prompts Buster Bunny to choose a sidekick for the upcoming level. The water level is 2-2. At the beginning of 2, she recommends you choose Plucky Duck. You begin the first stage of each level as Buster Bunny, then you get a giant ball with a star on it that changes you into your partner, which happens on 2-1. Then you become Plucky and go to 2-2 which is swimming. The only good swimmer is Plucky, but each playable character has a special attribute that makes them ideal for some stages but not for others.

  4. Yes ecco ii!!! It was developed by novotrade a Hungarian company not Swedish. All those composers are Hungarian I believe.

  5. SO glad to finally hear some Kirby on this podcast. It's severely underrepresented, at least in the episodes leading up to this one. Hoping I'll hear more as I continue through the archive! Kirby's Adventure specifically is one of my all-time favorite video game soundtracks.

    Also, in an odd twist of fate like Michael above had recently beaten Tiny Toon Adventures before he listened to this episode, I too just recently beat that game. Very strange coincidence!