24 June 2015

LMH Mixtape #26: Beyond 16-Bit

When the Legacy Music Hour reached its sixth-month milestone, Brent and Rob stepped outside their usual realm and featured video game music from the fifth generation onward. Get ready to relive one of the rare Legacy Music Hour field trips that took you... BEYOND!!!... 16-bits.


Instant new favorite:  I-War - Main Title Theme
Other instant new favorite:  Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Kaze no Ne
Brewed new favorite:  Mega Man Network Transmission - Garden System (Needle Man Stage)

Underestimated Earworm Award*:  Wario Land: Shake It! - Just Plains

*a song you thought was only moderately catchy until you realized it had actually been in your head all week

Track listing and original episode:


10 June 2015

LMH Mixtape #25: Nobuo Uematsu

Brent has occasionally referred to Nobuo Uematsu as "the John Williams of video game music" for good reason.  Uematsu's incredible work with the Final Fantasy series has earned him fans all over the world, and not just among dedicated video game hobbyists.  For this composer focus the boizz compiled a setlist with two distinct phases (or forms): the first is a chronological survey of Uematsu's music, and the second is a less structured collection of favorite selections.  Enjoy them both!


Instant new favorite:  Front Mission:  Gun Hazard - Remains
Other instant new favorite:  Final Fantasy V - My Home, Sweet Home
Brewed new favorite:  DynamiTracer - Music Factory

Gets me a little emotional:  Final Fantasy III - Town of Water
Blatant Favoritism Award:  The Final Fantasy Legend - Prologue

Track listing and original episode:


03 June 2015

Episode 165: Free Play 20

In this month’s episode, the boizz say a special farewell to Rob F.’s physical presence, as he begins his transformation into Virtua Rob, along with the help of a special VGM karaoke submission.  Take a journey through pubescence in another classic free play episode, grow with the boizz, and let it drizzle through you.  NOTE: Originally, the wrong version of the Sega Game Toshokan track was played which was sped up.  The correct version was swapped in later during the non-talking portion, but when they talk over the track, you’ll hear them talking over the wrong, fast version.  Full track listing below.

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

Tetris Battle Gaiden - Tomoyuki Hamada - The Last Battle - Bullet-Proof Software - Super Famicom - 1993

SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative - Katsuhiro Hayashi - We Are Desirous of Peace (Ending) - Sega - arcade - 1987

Cosmic Carnage - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Zena-Lan's Stage - Givro - Sega 32X - 1994

Turok: Battle of the Bionosaurs - Alberto José González - World 8 - Bit Managers/Acclaim - Game Boy - 1997

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II - Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa - Grostos Castle 2 - Falcom/Sega - Mega Drive - 1995

Vattle Giuce - Gomachan - Stage 03 - IGS - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

Shura no Mon - Hikoshi Hashimoto, T's Music - Battle Theme 1 - Sims - Mega Drive - 1992

Koukiatsu Boy - Kenichi Kamio - gameplay - Konami - Game Boy (Japan) - 1998

Sega Game Toshokan (Sega Game Library) - Tadahiko Inoue - BGM 3 - Sega - Mega Drive Meganet - 1990

The Sword of Hope - Hiroyuki Masuno - Old Man/Shop - Kemco - Game Boy - 1991

Castlevania Legends - Kaoru Okada, Youichi Iwata - Highest Castle Floor (Stage 4) - Konami - Game Boy - 1998

Lucky Luke - Alberto José González - Jail - Bit Managers/Infogrames - Game Boy (Europe) - 1996

Code Name: Viper - Junko Tamiya - Area 7 and 8 - Capcom - NES - 1990

The Adventures of Batman & Robin - Jesper Kyd - Ending - Clockwork Games - Genesis - 1995

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