19 October 2016

LMH Mixtape #49: Koichi Sugiyama

Koichi Sugiyama was a famous composer in more traditional musical circles before he got involved with Dragon Quest, a game which quickly expanded into one of the most popular video game series in Japan.  Enjoy the classical sophistication that Sugiyama packs into his 8-bit and 16-bit compositions, and delight in the fact that he is still writing the music for the franchise today, with Dragon Quest XI slated for Japanese release in 2017.


Instant new favorite: Sylvalion - Chapter 1
Other instant new favorite: Master of Monsters - Into the Deep Blue Sky

Brewed new favorite: Monopoly - Game on 1F
Other brewed new favorite: Dragon Warrior IV - Cursed Towers

Picardy Third Alert:  Dragon Quest II - All Hope is Lost
Makes me want to build a house in the Sims:  Monopoly - Game on 1F

Track listing and original episode:


05 October 2016

Episode 181: Game Grumps

Brent and Rob are joined once again by Dan Avidan (having appeared two episodes ago) and this time, by Arin Hanson as well, for the full Game Grumps package.  Arin and Dan host the video game playthrough web series Game Grumps and start this episode off with some Mame That Chune-esque action, leaving Brent and Rob feeling a bit inadequate as video game music connoisseurs, but perhaps you, the users, may fare better than the boys.  Also, just in time for Halloween, Brent, Rob, Arin, and Dan share scary stories to help set the mood of the month.  Time Lord.  Full track listing below.

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

Rad Racer II - Nobuo Uematsu - Gum Ball Crash - Square - NES - 1990

Knuckles' Chaotix - Mariko Nanba, Junko Shiratsu - Evening Star - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Getsu Fuuma Den - Hidenori Maezawa - Overworld Theme - Konami - Famicom - 1987

OutRunners - Takayuki Nakamura - Blow Your Cool - Data East/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Bananan Ouji no Daibouken - Nobuyuki Shioda - Tomato Factory - KID/Takara - Famicom - 1991

Task Force Harrier EX - Tenpei Sato - Night Mountain District - Jorudan/Treco - Genesis - 1991

Marvelous: Mouhitotsu no Takarajima - Yuichi Ozaki - The Engine Started Up - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1996

New 3D Golf Simulation: Waialae no Kiseki - Yumi Satake (Yumi Kinoshita), Shunsuke Minomiya, Shigekazu Kamaki, Hiroshi Morita, Yusaburo Shimojyo, Akira Tamada - BGM 1 - T&E Soft - Mega Drive - 1994

Ecco Jr. - Andy Armer DMP, Gabor Foltan, Laszlo Fazekas - The Fish Caves, Vents of Pearl - Novotrade International/Sega - Genesis - 1995

Skeleton Krew - Nathan McCree - Opening Theme - Core Design Ltd. - Genesis - 1995

Shadow Squadron - Masaru Setsumaru - Mission 4 - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Relevant Links:

Arin and Dan's video game playthrough series, Game Grumps...


Arin's YouTube channel...


Dan's band, Ninja Sex Party...