06 January 2016

Episode 172: Free Play 24

Brent and Rob bring in the neo year (the world’s neo year, not the LMH neo year) with another free play of great video game music.  Brent is sick, but sounds sicker than he actually is, so beware that there is a lot of throat clearing, coughing, and sniffling.  Sorry, the Legacy Music Hour hopes this isn’t too disgusting.  Also, Brent’s brothers, Max and Nicky, who were in town for the holidays, sit in to help comment and discuss and count time signatures.  Also, also, Rob and Brent open up a bunch of user submitted Christmas gifts (these gifts weren’t late, the boys just wanted to save them for the episode), so thank you to Joseph B. and KeyGlyph for the excitement and fun.  Full track listing below.

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

Breakers - Kenichi Kamio - Sho - Visco/SNK - Neo Geo (Japan) - 1996

F-1 Grand Prix Part III - Naoki Itamura - Story Mode - Video System - Super Famicom - 1994

Dyna Brothers - Masami Yitsuse (Mikan Yuzuno) - Stage 01 (Easy) - CRI - Mega Drive - 1992

Bounty Sword - Kohei Tanaka - Western Comrades - ITL/Pioneer LDC - Super Famicom - 1995

Momotarou Dengeki: Momotaro Thunderbolt - Masakatsu Maekawa - Final Boss - Hudson Soft - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

Tengai Makyou Zero: Far East of Eden - Kohei Tanaka, Toshiyuki Sasagawa - Overture - Red/Hudson - Super Famicom - 1995

HAL's Hole in One Golf - Jun Ishikawa (?) - Dance Alone - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1991

Super Bonk - Masaaki Nishizawa, Keiji Ueki, Kennosuke Suemura - Blue Sky - Red/Hudson - SNES - 1994

Ballz 3D: Fighting at its Ballziest - Mark Miller, Jason Scher - Title Screen, Menus, Winner! - PF.Magic/Accolade - Genesis - 1994

GP-1 - Masanao Akahori - Champion - Genki/Atlus - SNES - 1993

Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta 1996 - Mark Ortiz - Main Theme - Tiertex/Black Pearl - SNES - 1996

Wakataka Oozumou: Yume no Kyoudai Taiketsu - Takako Ono, Takane Ohkubo - Name Edit Selection - Tomcat System/Imagineer - Super Famicom - 1993

Kid Dracula - Akiko Itoh - Password - Konami - Game Boy - 1993

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

Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Chou Senshi in Tokyo Dome - Yusuke Takahama - Theme of Hase - Varie - Super Famicom - 1993


  1. Brent should have played nothing but Boogerman tracks on this one.

  2. Totally agree that Breakers is strong in the Van Damme. The track immediately hit me with Kickboxer.

  3. If one isn't paying attention to the subtle differences in voice and the snot, this episode kind of sounds like there's three Brents in the house. TripleBrent= hilarious. wonderful episode as always!

    1. I was thinking the same thing. Is the third Brent within a window within Rob's window?

  4. When they're all counting at once it's like stacked Weinbachs. And it was totally 7/8. Without a doubt.

    1. Yeah, that was a really funny moment. I've totally counted like that when listening to weird fusion tracks. I counted it out, and I agree it was definitely 7/8.

  5. I'm probably just watching too many Charlie Brown holiday specials but the base line on that Grand Prix track reminds of the main Peanuts theme

  6. Thanks for shout out, Brent! Here's a link to my version of Marbles for the users: https://soundcloud.com/chrisleonguitar/marbles

    1. Awesome cover! Those solos are great. I could alternate between the original and your version all day.

  7. 2 of my wishes were granted this episode: the Ballz track was a callback to the "Funny" episode while the Kid Dracula ending brought back the Western voices of Boss Bach and Switch the Kid. Yee haw!

  8. General comments:
    Glad that you guys liked "Overture" from Tengai Makyou Zero: Far East of Eden. Its one of my favorites from this soundtrack. One of the things that sold me on this track is the interesting echo percussion that starts at 1:23, which reminds me of "Emperor of balladry"'s percussion that sounds like horse hooves clacking. I'm sucker for interesting percussion. This soundtrack's sound design reminds me of something that Hitoshi Sakimoto would do. The quality is incredible. Just listen to the echo effect used in "Born with a Sword, Dead by a Sword" and "Tangible Fear". After hearing this episode, I re-listened to this soundtrack again and dare I say it - my soundtrack of the year has changed again. Such a gem of a soundtrack. - Slick Vic

    1. Hmmm can I even say composers of the year as well?

  9. This episode was Weinbonk.

    I have to say, I really liked all the emotions Rob brought to my letters. And Brent killed it on the riddles.

    I'm also amused that the wrapping paper got a mention. The Bach Brothers are pretty adorable.

    I wonder if we'll get the whole family sometime in a future episode?

    1. sorry, posted my comment below on the wrong spot :OP

  10. since my question was a bit tough, its only fair that I answer it as well. I originally was going to choose "Battletoads", since I haven't won it cleanly and its David Wise music.. nuff said. But I would probably end up throwing the controller into the TV screen in frustration.
    So in order to tackle this question I figure I need a game that has enough variables to keep me entertained and thats a shooter. Even if you beat it once, you have other factors to keep playing it.
    - various difficulty levels
    -score attack aka beating your score
    - various power ups
    -trying to finish a game on 1 ship/ 1 continue

    As for the game- I would choose "Gradius 3".
    -Iconic soundtrack
    -and Edit Mode adds to the replay factor

  11. Awesome to get mentioned! I pronounce my name the second way Brent said it, like "steppin'" with an F sound in the middle instead of a P.

    I thought the "hold her hoof" question was tough, as you guys came up with that during "New Horse" from Jumpin' Derby, but also said it during Keiba Eight Special 2. But the stipulation that it would be a track you sang along with rules out "New Horse," so I won't cry foul.

    It was cool to hear the Weinbach bros work out a time signature; usually when Brent comments on it, it's a throwaway remark that doesn't lead to any further discussion. Other tracks you've played where I've noticed a time signature in 7 are the first Märchen Maze track Rob played back in episode 3, and the Thunder Blade track in in Flying and Shooting 3. I'm sure I've noticed it other times on the show, but these two are the ones I remember.