03 February 2016

Episode 173: Free Play 25

In Episode 173, Brent and Rob talk about remakes, knock-offs, and video game music monuments.  Also, Studio Trevor is out of the studio while they record and the boys talk about that too.  Full track listing below.

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

Jewel Master - Motoaki Takenouchi - Jewel Master - Sega - Genesis - 1991

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

Bounty Sword - Kohei Tanaka - Main Theme - ITL/Pioneer LDC - Super Famicom - 1995

Alpha Mission II - Toshikazu Tanaka - Massacre (Boss 2, 4, 6) - SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Langrisser II - Noriyuki Iwadare - Ending Theme (Part 1) - NCS - Mega Drive - 1994

Gradius - Miki Higashino - Mechanical Globule (Stage 6) - Konami - arcade - 1985

Dragon Warrior II - Koichi Sugiyama - Travelling with Friends - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1990

Osomatsu-kun: Hachamecha Gekijou - unknown - Round 2 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1988

GB Pachio-kun 2 - Kenji Ikeda, Ando, Hirotoshi Motoyama - Opening - Aisystem Tokyo/Coconuts Japan - Game Boy (Japan) - 1994

Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut - Takane Ohkubo - District 35 ~ Silkiene's Theme - Nintendo/HAL - Super Famicom - 2000

Itadaki Street: Watashi no Oten ni Yottette - Toshiyuki Ueno - Laughing Point (Doing Business) - ASCII/Game Studio/Loginsoft - Famicom - 1991

Formation Soccer on J.League - unknown - Grampus - Human Entertainment - PC Engine - 1994

Aerobiz - unknown (Taku Iwasaki?) - Europe - Koei - SNES - 1993

Galaga '90 - Hiroyuki Kawada - Galactic Dancing Walz - Namco/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Monster Maker III: Hikari no Majutsushi - T's Music - Prologue/Name Entry - Sofel - Super Famicom - 1993


  1. Can I do a Mt. Rushmore of Golf Game Music?

    Yumi Kinoshita
    Tokuhiko Uwabo
    Atsuhiro Motoyama
    and (probably)
    Masahito Miyamoto

    1. No Shigekazu Kamaki? Also, this exists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1t7anYqJng

    2. Matthew, actually, it's more likely that Yumi Kinoshita composed that track from Devil's Course. Shigekazu Kamaki is just one of five names listed for that game (Yumi Kinoshita, Shigekazu Kamaki, Shunsuke Minomiya, Yusaburo Shimojyo, and Akira Tamada), but based on some other information, the jazzier tracks from the T&E golf games seem to be done by Kinoshita, although nothing is totally confirmed.

    3. That video is my heart.

      As for Shigekazu Kamaki, I am considering him to be the Vice President during the most successful presidency, that of Yumi Kinoshita. But your comment got me thinking about how I would defend my list. So here I go...

      George Washington, The Founder: Atsuhiro Motoyama. Ganbare Golf Boys might be the first golf game to consistently employ jazzy, catchy, wistful, short loops. Like George Washington who set precedents in his first term, Motoyama's choices here would have lasting impact on the genre.

      Thomas Jefferson, The Veteran: Tokuhiko Uwabo. Just as Jefferson will be known more for the Declaration of Independence than his presidency, Tokuhiko Uwabo will probably be remembered for his earlier work with Sega. But that doesn't mean that his golf music doesn't stand alone. On Arnold Palmer, he composes the sweetest love poem to synthesizers imaginable.

      Abraham Lincoln, The Best: Yumi Kinoshita. Lincoln single-handedly justifies the position of presidency by being an enormous presence when the country needed him most. Kinoshita is an enormous presence on her compositions. She's the best composer at the company that apparently wanted to make a bunch of golf games.

      Teddy Roosevelt, The Man: Masahito Miyamoto. This one is sort of about being at the right place at the right time. Is Teddy Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore? Yes, but he is also preserved the Black Hills of South Dakota. He also dodged a lot of bullets (literally). So here's the spot where bias creeps in and Chi Chi finds himself looking kind of casual at a business party. But, you've got to have four, right?

    4. Ha. I can't say that I disagree with any of these appointments. I mostly offered up Kamaki because I was under the impression that he had done the Genesis version of Pebble Beach by himself, but I think most of those tracks were originally composed by Kinoshita on the SNES version.

      It looks like composer of Winning Shot is still a mystery. Can we get some kind of Tomb of the Unkowns going for him/her?

    5. I love this idea. In fact, I think it would be kind of cool if LMH did a focus on "Unknown."

    6. Ah. Crap I am listening to Fighting Golf and I might have to move out atsuhiro motoyama even though it kills me. The unknown soldier needs to be on Mount Rushmore: Golf Edition

  2. Damn guys, this episode is just non-stop jams.

  3. That Itadaki Street track is just flat-out bonk. Love it.

  4. My VGM Mt. Rushmore: Koji Kondo, Nobuo Uematsu, Tim Follin, and Jake Kaufman

    Loved the Jewel Master track. Great use of the Genesis hardware. It reminded me of Flying Battery Zone at some points, and was totally original in others.

  5. I think this is the same list Brent offered for the official Mount Rushmore of vgm, but I'd have to go with Uematsu, Kondo, Tanaka, and Wise, with Koshiro just missing out.

  6. Just wanted to point out that in the episode picture that rob looks like Mr. T.
    Also the golf track was awesome

  7. The composer for the Lincoln Memorial could also have been one who composed great select or menu screen music since that is what's going on in peoples' heads when they go there and seek advice right? None comes to my mind though.

  8. My VGM Mt. Rushmoore:
    Alberto Jose Gonzales
    Matt Furniss
    Masanao Akahori (Brain Lord / Cybernator)
    Yasunori Mitsuda

    Lincoln memorial: Yoko Shimomura

    Statue of Liberty: Koji Kondo

  9. How did you manage to have the Mount Rushmore discussion without playing a track from any of the Picross games?

    As for my Big Four:
    Yuzo Koshiro
    Yoko Shimomura
    Koji Kondo
    David Wise

  10. I can't do a Rushmore, but my Lincoln Memorial would be Masashi Kageyama. His interview on Diggin' in the Carts was really moving, I thought. I'd trust that guy to guide my life trajectory in a positive direction.

    Also, Rob's Beauty and the Beast observation was SO SPOT ON. That similarity is intense!

  11. My VGM Mount Rushmore:
    Kazuo Hanzawa
    Nobuo Uematsu
    David Wise
    Koji Kondo

  12. Howdy fellow users!
    I wanted to repay the chiki chiki boys for the hours of entertainment and helping me through hard times listening to the podcast. From almost having a game over with my wife to my mom being in the hospital for months on end listening to LMH took me out of reality for awhile on my drive to work. I decided to create a LMH subreddit over on reddit.com check it out :-) https://www.reddit.com/r/LegacyMusicHour/

  13. those Beauty and the beast calls were good. should do a whole episode of rip offs. (link to my youtube list of similar "not quite covers") https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpHtsjos1QuD1lkZzT8HghaZ9z3g4jbkA

  14. Pachio-Kun is a anthropomorphized pachinko ball. Like a talking cartoon Pinball ball could be called "Pin-boy".

  15. Those songs are totally Beauty & the Beast ripoffs. Check out the BatB prologue: https://youtu.be/GejpZBltoqI

  16. I'm surprised there has been no mention of Masato Nakamura. His work for the first two Sonic games was monumental (pun intended).