20 November 2019

LMH Mixtape #105: Castlevania

Castlevania had certainly been no stranger to the Legacy Music Hour during the show's first two years, but by Episode 105 there was still so much music left to feature that it was time for a dedicated series focus.  If that was your jam, be sure to equip this mixtape as your subweapon so you can enjoy the tunes all over again whenever you have the hearts to spare.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Evergreen
Other instant new favorite: Haunted Castle - Don't Wait Until Night (Bridge Stage BGM)

Pretty sure this tune is perfect in every way: Haunted Castle - Don't Wait Until Night (Bridge Stage BGM)


Track listing and original episode:

http://www.legacymusichour.com/2012/10/episode-105-castlevania.html

06 November 2019

Episode 218: Puzzle Games 3

Mixtape mistress Emily joins the boizz on this puzzle game focus and gives them a bunch of gifts.  The episode also seems to have a beach theme -lots of the tracks tend to relate to water and relaxation and tropical stuff.  Full track listing below.



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

Columns III: Revenge of Columns - Morihiko Akiyama - Networked Melon - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Mole Mania - Taro Bando - Beach Theme - Nintendo/Pax Softonica - Game Boy - 1997

Ishido - Masaharu Iwata - Unknown Theme A - Hiro - Famicom Disk System - 1990

Soreyuke Ebisumaru Karakuri: Meiro Kieta Goemon no Nazo - unknown - Level Music 7 - Konami - Super Famicom - 1996

S.O.S: Sink or Swim - Tim Haywood - Ending - Zeppelin Games/Titus - SNES - 1996

Shi Kin Jou - unknown - Warrior's Relaxation - Sunsoft - Mega Drive - 1991

Soldam - Yasuyuki Suzuki, Atsuyoshi Isemura - VS Mode - Jaleco - arcade (Japan) - 1992

Puyo Puyo - Masanobu Tsukamoto - Sticker - Compile - Mega Drive - 1992

Pieces - Nobuyuki Hara - Puzzle Music 3 - Prism Kikaku/Atlus - SNES - 1994

Shanghai II - Hiroshi Tsukamoto (Tsukachan), Yukichan - In-Game Theme C - Sunsoft - Game Gear (Japan) - 1990

Mario’s Picross - Toshiyuki Ueno - Star Course - Nintendo/Jupiter Corporation - Game Boy - 1995

Fire 'n Ice - Ryuichi Nitta (Kajiya Shitamachi) - Grandma’s House (Menu) - Tecmo - NES - 1993

30 October 2019

LMH Mixtape #104: Best Of Year In Review 2

We're finally closing out season two of the Legacy Music Hour mixtapes, which means it's time to tackle another Best Of Year In Review!  If you're not familiar with the way this goes, this mixtape will alternate between Brent and Rob's top ten favorite new VGM discoveries from Episodes 52 - 103. Rob's #10 pick starts us off, followed by Brent's #10 -- and thus the pattern continues until we build our way up to the boizz' #1s.  Cap it off with a bonus closing track from A Link to the Past, and the end result is a towering setlist of condensed musical power, and now it's yours for the taking.



Partial track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/10/episode-104-best-of-year-in-review-2.html

23 October 2019

LMH Mixtape #103: Free Play 10.3

Free Play 10.3 is the final stop before the Legacy Music Hour's second Best Of Year In Review episode.  Has listening to these mixtapes made any tracks stand out that didn't catch your ear the first time around?  Have your old favorites from season two stayed with you ever since?  For KeyGlyph, it's been a little bit of both.  Put your drums on this excellent selection of tunes while you get psyched for next week's finale -- and then it's onward to mixtape season three!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Golden Axe III - Campsite
Other instant new favorite: Front Mission - The General Situation
Brewed new favorite: Ice Hockey - Game BGM
Other brewed new favorite: Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Chou Senshi in Tokyo Dome - Theme of Chono

I remember exactly where I was when I heard this the first time: Golden Axe III - Campsite


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/10/episode-103-free-play-103.html

22 October 2019

Video: Rob F. Switch at Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2019

Rob visits the full Genesis collection (provided by John Hancock) at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.  Here's his tour.

16 October 2019

LMH Mixtape #102: Free Play 10.2

The free play cascade continues!  Enjoy another mix of tunes from show favorites and newcomers alike.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Kirby's Dream Land 3 - Ripple Field 3
Brewed new favorite: LandStalker - Mysterious Island

Double-Dip Award*:  Super Spike V'Ball - Hawaii

*a track that's been played on the show before


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/10/episode-102-free-play-102.html

02 October 2019

Episode 217: Best Of Year In Review 8

Rob joins Brent in person for another exciting episode of the boizz sharing their top ten favorite tracks they discovered in roughly the last year.  Gabe also gets in on the action and shares his top three.  Lots of Rambo talk on this one (not that that’s spoiling anything), but more importantly, a major, major insight is made regarding the music to Sonic the Hedgehog, which you don’t wanna miss.  Great music, great talking, great episode.  Partial track listing below.



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

Double Dragon - Kazunaka Yamane - Mission 1 - Technos/Tradewest - NES - 1988

25 September 2019

LMH Mixtape #101: Free Play 10.1

Episode 101 was the first in a small cascade of free plays leading up to the Legacy Music Hour's second anniversary celebration.  Enjoy the extra legroom as the boizz suspend the theme requirements and drift wherever the waters take them!  Extra trivia: the original recording of this episode may have contained the first discussion of the mixtape idea, as suggested by user Big Mike.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Run Saber - Credits
Other instant new favorite: New Horizons - Supply Port
Brewed new favorite: Ardy Lightfoot - Mining Town Ablaze

Bat Out of Hell Award*: Elemental Master - Setting Out (Staff Roll)

*Seriously, does the chorus sound like Meatloaf's "Bat of Hell" to anyone else?


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/10/episode-101-free-play-101.html

18 September 2019

LMH Mixtape #100: Free Play 10

As the mixtapes finally reach their centennial, let's pause for a moment to wax nostalgic over the Legacy Music Hour's legacy and what it's meant to the listeners.  For many of us, LMH was the first VGM podcast to hit out eardrums; over time we became so attached to Brent and Rob's weekly banter that the announcement of their "final episode" in 2013 caused a mild panic.  Scads of Users were inspired to fill the void with their own creative projects, trying to keep the LMH spirit alive with tribute blogs, multiple offshoot podcasts, and even these mixtapes themselves.  When the show triumphantly returned to the air in 2014, it was in no small part due to the help of two more Users, Gabe and Trevor, who have been an indispensable part of the team ever since.

So, as you reminisce about all these things and more over tracks from the Legacy Music Hour’s first ever live recording, think of the extraordinary dedication of the boizz -- and the incredible community that sprung up around them -- that has kept this podcast running for nearly a decade.  Boizz, Staff, and Users... we salute you.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen - Bomb Game
Other instant new favorite:  Stealth - Weapon Select
Other other instant new favorite:  Magical Chase - Termination (Final Boss)

Big mood:  Wedding Peach - We Did It!


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/09/episode-100-free-play-10-live.html

04 September 2019

Episode 216: Beyond 16-Bit 5

Another beyond fourth generation focus.  Due to a power outage, Rob wasn’t able to join, so it’s just Brent and Gabe and a bit of Trevor too.  And because Rob wasn’t playing tracks on this episode, that means more tracks for Gabe, which means, instead of Gabe’s Corner, it’s the Gabe Interjection.  Full track listing below.



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

n/a - unknown - Menu - Nintendo - NES Classic Edition - 2016

Kero Blaster - Daisuke Amaya - Check'IN Out (Stage 3 - OXOX Hotel) - Studio Pixel/Playism - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Baba Is You - Arvi Teikari - Tree Is Shift (Deep Forest) - Hempuli - Nintendo Switch - 2019

Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari-Arm - Nobuhiro Makino - Stage 1: Ganymede - Human Entertainment/Big Fun Games - Sega CD - 1994

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land - Jake Kaufman - Spaceship 4 - WayForward/D3Publisher - Nintendo 3DS - 2013

Hollow Knight - Christopher Larkin - City of Tears (Indoors) - Team Cherry - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Undertale - Toby Fox - Dating Start! - tobyfox - PlayStation 4 - 2017

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Masahiko Kimura - Dracula's Tears - Konami - Nintendo DS - 2005

Cave Story - Daisuke Amaya (Pixel) - On to Grasstown - Studio Pixel - Wii - 2010

Kirby's Epic Yarn - Tomoya Tomita - Frosty Wheel - Good-Feel/HAL Laboratory/Nintendo - Wii - 2010

Katamari Damacy - Yoshihito Yano, Saki Kabata (voc.) - Lonely Rolling Star - Now Production/Namco - PlayStation 2 - 2004

Nekketsu Oyako - Takeshi Yoshida, Hyakutaro Tsukumo (arr.) - Mega Tokyo 2064: Outer City Road - TechnoSoft - Sega Saturn (Japan) - 1995

RayStorm - Tamayo Kawamoto - Geometric City (Area 1) - Taito/Working Designs - PlayStation - 1997

Grid Seeker: Project Storm Hammer - Norihiro Furukawa - So Hight (Mission 6) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1992

The Messenger - Eric W. Brown (Rainbowdragoneyes) - Bamboo Boogaloo (Bamboo Creek) (Past) - Sabotage Studio/Devolver Digital - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Alundra - Kouhei Tanaka - The Village of Inoa - Matrix Software/Working Designs - PlayStation - 1998

Neon Drive - Gustav Eriksson (Pengus) - Miami (Level 2) - Fraoula - PlayStation 4 - 2017

Rayman - Rémi Gazel - Harmony - Ubisoft - PlayStation - 1995

Snatcher - Keizou Nakamura, Masanori Adachi, Kazuhito Imai, Masanori Ouchi, Akira Yamaoka - One Night In Neo Kobe City - Konami - Sega CD - 1994

28 August 2019

LMH Mixtape #99: Air and Sky

Sometimes when you're in a video game, you want to enjoy the flying more than the shooting.  And that's what the LMH Air and Sky focus is all about: music from levels up in the clouds, whether or not you're shmupping your way through them.  So recline in your seat, close your eyes, and experience the feeling of soaring.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Tales of Phantasia - Aviators
Other instant new favorite: Devilish: The Next Possession - Stage 4: Air Passage
Brewed new favorite: Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster Sky-Jinks

Best use of handclaps:  Contra: Hard Corps - Zephyr
The "Brent, I'm Soaring" Award:  Tales of Phantasia - Aviators


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/09/episode-99-air-and-sky.html

21 August 2019

LMH Mixtape #98: Shorties 2

Get ready for another blistering wave of tiny tracks, because it's Shorties 2!  These forty-one tunes fold up into a compact twenty-five minutes, leaving you feeling productive and chiptune-efficient.  That's the kind of musical impact you can feel good about, no matter which political party (Genesis, SNES, or TG-16) you belong to.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Cosmic Wars - Buy Ships
Other instant new favorite:  Captain America and the Avengers - Unused (Arcade Continue)
Other other instant new favorite:  X - Junction
Other other other instant new favorite:  Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de - Yukari at the Tennis Club

Brewed new favorite:  Super Oozumou Netsusen Dai-Ichiban - Main Menu
Other brewed new favorite:  Superman - Round Clear
Other other brewed new favorite:  Cyborg 009 - Title Menu

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Indoors 1


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/09/episode-98-shorties-2.html

07 August 2019

Episode 215: Role-Playing Games 3

Once again, Brent and Rob select tracks from role-playing games, some new titles to the podcast, others fairly familiar.  Gabe gets in on the action too.  They also talk a little bit about black mold and Rob gives thanks to everyone for recognizing his kindergarten degree.  Full track listing below.




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

Dark Kingdom - Jimmy & Patty - Town - Nippon Telenet - Super Famicom - 1994

Surging Aura - Kamo - Staff Roll - Japan Media Programming - Mega Drive - 1995

Mystic Ark - Akihiko Mori - Threads of Memories - Produce/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

Langrisser II - Noriyuki Iwadare - Riana - NCS - Mega Drive - 1994

Solid Runner - Mitsuhito Tanaka, Toshiaki Sakoda, Pure Sound - Lif's Garage - Sting/ASCII - Super Famicom - 1997

Maten no Soumetsu - Noriyuki Iwadare, Isao Mizoguchi - Soul World - Kodansha - Mega Drive - 1993

Makai Hakkenden Shada - Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki, Takafumi Miura, Seiichi Hamada, Yuji Suzuki, Yusuke Takahama - Field - Data East - PC Engine - 1989

Dragon View - M. Takenaka, Mari Komatsu, T. Sekido, Mercado Inc. - Frozen Corridors - Kemco - SNES - 1994

Albert Odyssey 2: Jashin no Taidou - Naoki Kodaka - Straying off in the Depth - Sunsoft - Super Famicom - 1994

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi - The Wandering Sculptures - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

Madou Monogatari I - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Polygon Junkie - Ending (Part 2) - Compile - Mega Drive - 1996

Last Bible III - Hiroyuki Yanada - Sky Wing - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Sorcerian - Mieko Ishikawa - Where we Meet - Sega/Falcom - Mega Drive - 1990

Aretha II: Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi - Tsuyoshi Tanaka (CHACKey), Futoshi Shimodaira, Kazuyasu Hiroe - Paint it Blue - Japan Art Media/Yanoman - Super Famicom - 1994

Traysia - Minoru Yuasa - Title Theme - Renovation/Riot - Genesis - 1992

Dual Orb - Lucky‑7 - Deserted Village - I’Max - Super Famicom - 1993

31 July 2019

LMH Mixtape #97: Manga

Back before media companies discovered the booming national market for Japanese graphic novels and anime, video games of popular manga characters often stayed within their country of origin. What kinds of VGM were Japanese kids listening to on the regular in the 80s and 90s that other regions may have missed?  With their Manga episode, the Legacy Music Hour gave us the opportunity to find out.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: 98-Shiki Kidou Seyo! - Title Screen
Other instant new favorite: Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension - Staff Roll

Brewed new favorite: Susano O Densetsu - Dungeon 1
Other brewed new favorite:  Bari Bari Densetsu - unknown


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/09/episode-97-manga.html

24 July 2019

LMH Mixtape #96: World Music

Make sure you've got your luggage and your boarding pass, because we're off on a tour of music from el mundo!  This Legacy Music Hour episode featured tunes that aimed to invoke indigenous music from specific places all over the globe.  We'll be traveling to INDIA, JAPAN, BRAZIL, and even places beyond the Street Fighter II announcer's repertoire.  You don't need to stow your electronics or keep your seat in an upright position for takeoff or landing, though, so this flight should be comfy from beginning to end.  Bon voyage!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  New Horizons - The Mahout
Other instant new favorite: Fantasy Zone - Hot Snow (Round 5)
Brewed new favorite:  Earthbound - Threed, Free at Last

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Street Fighter II Turbo - Dhalsim


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/08/episode-96-world-music.html

17 July 2019

LMH Mixtape #95: Title Screen Music 2

Have you ever encountered title screen music so good, you had to put the controller down and just listen?  For episode 95 the boizz compiled fifteen more opening tracks that might have a similar effect on you -- and in mixtape form, you won't even have to worry about your impatient sibling mashing past the intro screens!  You gotta admit... that's pretty skitchin'.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: GT Racing - Title Screen
Other instant new favorite: Tecmo World Wrestling - Title Screen
Brewed new favorite: Moon Crystal - The Moon Crystal

Gets me a little emotional:  Tecmo World Wrestling - Title Screen


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/08/episode-95-title-screen-music-2.html

03 July 2019

Episode 214: Virgin

The word “virgin” is a sort of running gag throughout this episode.  Brent clears his throat while recording (apologies for that), Rob confirms his youthful presence and performs improvised spoken word poetry, and other than that, just playing some tracks and joking around as usual.  Virgin.  Full track listing below.



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

Saint Dragon - Sizlla Okamura - Dark Subterranean Cave “La Danse Magnetique” (Area 2) - NMK/Jaleco - arcade - 1989

Battle Tycoon: Flash Hiders SFX - Tadashi Sawashita, Shinji Kawashima - Map - Right Stuff - Super Famicom - 1995

Viewpoint - Megumi Matsuura - Be Your Age! (Area 3) - Nexus Interact/Sammy - Genesis - 1994

Hani in the Sky - Atsuko Iwanaga - Altar of Dreams - Sankindo/Face - PC Engine - 1989

Warrior of Rome II - Pirata, Kappa - Unknown (Sound Test 12) - Micronet - Genesis - 1992

Coron Land - Tomoyuki Hamada - Factory - Aroma/Yumedia - Super Famicom - 1995

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Morihiko Akiyama - Idaten - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Heavy Nova - Shaka, Studio River Kids, T. Iijima - Training Boss 1-1: Trol (IZ-HD310) - Micronet - Genesis - 1992

Exciting Billiard - Atsushi Fujio - Stage 7 - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1987

Side Pocket - Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa), Emi Shimizu - Ace In The Hole - Data East - Genesis - 1992

Tuff E Nuff - Yashuhiko Takashiba, Suguru Ishida - Staff Roll - Jaleco - SNES - 1993

BS-X: Sore wa Namae o Nusumareta Machi no Monogatari - unknown - Naming Screen - Nintendo - Super Famicom Satellaview - 1995

26 June 2019

LMH Mixtape #94: Pirates

Arr, mateys!  Join the crew of Rob F. [the] Switchbeard and first mate Brentbeard as they set sail on the seas of pirate-themed VGM.  Far from a mixtape of sea shanties, the variety of musical aesthetics here might surprise you.  Who knew the life of video game pirates had so many different moods?


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  The Pirates of Dark Water - Miregone Jungle
Brewed new favorite:  Rockman and Forte - Pirateman
Other brewed new favorite:  Gimmick! - Good Weather (Stage 2)

Totally good sinking music:  The Pirates of Dark Water - Citadel (part 1)


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/08/episode-94-pirates.html

19 June 2019

LMH Mixtape #93: Toys

Toizz!  This time Brent and Rob took us through the toy aisle for a sampling of games featuring licensed and unlicensed playthings, as well as tunes from toy-themed titles and levels in general.  Barbie proves she's a force to be reckoned with by capturing a full third of the setlist, and the Treasure Trolls track may inspire you to ad-lib a positive 80’s rap.  There's a lot of wholesome fun to be had here, so queue up this mixtape and get playing!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Super Troll Islands - Even Level
Other instant new favorite: Micro Machine - Title Screen
Brewed new favorite: Monster in My Pocket - Towering Catastrophe (Stage 4)

Somebody please expand these lyrics: Super Troll Islands - Even Level*

*Freestyle begins at 00:54:02 in the original episode


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/08/episode-93-toys.html

05 June 2019

Episode 213: Sports 5

Another Sports focus!  Rob also gets some things off his chest in a major way.  Brent and Rob attempt to do sports commentary, but they do it in a unique way (one might say a bad way).  Also look out for a NeverEnding Story sing along and a discussion of “soccer” versus “football” in an English accent.  Full track listing below.



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

Power League II - unknown - Bases Empty - Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1989

Cyberball - Brad Fuller, Hal Canon, Don Diekneite - Ending - Atari Games/Tengen - Genesis - 1990

Ultra League: Moero! Soccer Daikessen!! - Kazuo Sawa - Stage 6 - Tom Create/Yutaka - Super Famicom - 1995

AWS Pro Moves Soccer - Jesper Kyd - Menu Theme - ASCII Entertainment - Genesis - 1993

Exciting Boxing - unknown - gameplay - Human Entertainment/Konami - Famicom - 1987

Pebble Beach Golf Links - Yumi Satake (Yumi Kinoshita), Shigekazu Kamaki - Tea Break - T&E Soft/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Wrestle War - Anupon - Match Select - Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

ATP Tour Championship Tennis - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Sound Test No. 10 - Sims/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Konami Hyper Soccer - unknown - Main BGM - Konami - NES (Europe) - 1992

Super Final Match Tennis - Takamitsu Kajikawa - Staff Roll - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1994

Power League II - unknown - Results - Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1989

29 May 2019

LMH Mixtape #92: Punching and Kicking 2

What is it that makes a "true" beat 'em up game?  Is it the punching and kicking, or is hacking and slashing equally legitimate?  Does it count if your deadly weapon is your own hair?  Is EVERY game just a beat 'em up at its core?  These were the difficult questions the boizz asked themselves during their second setlist of Punching and Kicking tunes, now presented to you in mixtape form.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Streets of Rage 2 - Dreamer
Brewed new favorite: Sonic Blast Man II
Other brewed new favorite: Streets of Rage 3 - The Poets I

This track has a music video: The Combatribes - Martha's Truth*

*Unofficial music video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQP4OLLFys4


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-legacy-music-hour-episode-92.html

22 May 2019

LMH Mixtape #91: Cartoons

In theory, Episode 91 was all about cartoons -- but in practice it was basically a focus on ducks.  Donald, Darkwing, Daffy, and Scrooge are all represented here, along with a few of their non-avian colleagues too.  Throw in some Inspector Gadget, Little Nemo, and Beavis and Butt-head for good measure, and you've got a pretty eclectic lineup of toon tunes.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Inspector Gadget - Staff Roll
Other instant new favorite:  TaleSpin - Encounter with the Iron Claw
Brewed new favorite:  Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage - Dancing With the Devil

Blatant Favoritism Award:  DuckTales - Amazon


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-legacy-music-hour-episode-91.html

15 May 2019

LMH Mixtape #90: Free Play 9

By Episode 90, the Legacy Music Hour was starting to gear up for their first live anniversary recording.  They entered the home stretch with this excellent freeplay setlist, a guest appearance by Sister Weinbach, and even a cameo by The Gabe.  A fantastic star-studded start for their final lap to 100 episodes!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  The Hybrid Front - Earth~PETO Fight BGM 2
Other instant new favorite:  Vixen 357 - Army Phase (Stages 7, 11, 12, 13)~Enemy Phase (Stages 7, 14 (second half))
Other other instant new favorite:  Mouryou Senki Madara - Ma-Da-Ra
Brewed new favorite:  Seiken Densetsu 3 - Little Sweet Cafe


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-legacy-music-hour-episode-90-free.html

01 May 2019

Episode 212: Kindergarten Graduation

In Episode 212, the boizz talk a bit about kindergarten graduations, among other things.  Brent learns that Faxanadu is pronounced "Fazanadu," and Rob shows off his new hat as well as his fondness for thickness.  Full track listing below.



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

Battle Mania: Daiginjou - Fumito Tamayama, Yasuyuki Hamada, Yoko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko - Twilight Express - Vic Tokai - Mega Drive - 1993

Mario no Super Picross - Toshiyuki Ueno - Mario Puzzle 4 - Jupiter Corporation/Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1995

Military Madness - Jun Chikuma (?) - Ending - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Legend of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse - Yayoi Fujimori, Kayoko Maeda, Shigenori Kamiya (Kamiya Studio) - Tree of Life - Aspect - Game Gear - 1995

Viewpoint - Sizlla Okamura - Un Caillou Ricochet (Area 2) - Nexus Interact/Sammy - Genesis - 1994

Burning Force - Yoshinori Kawamoto, Kaeru Taniguchi (Kwaeru) (arr.) - Graduation - Nova Games Ltd./Namco - Genesis - 1990

Eternal Champions - Joe Delia, John Hart, Jeff Marsh, Adrian Van Velssen, Andy Armer - Battle Room - Sega interActive - Genesis - 1993

Jaseiken Necromancer - Jun Chikuma (A. Chikuma) - Town - Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1988

Second Samurai - Matt Furniss - Game Complete - Psygnosis/Vivid Image - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Human Grand Prix IV: F1 Dream Battle - Yukie Sugawara - World Champion - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1995

Gigandes - Takaro Nozaki - Factory of Dizziness (Episode 5 - Save the Colony Part 2) - East Technology - arcade - 1989

24 April 2019

LMH Mixtape #89: Pro Wrestling Games

The moment Hulk Hogan body slammed Andre the Giant.  The incredible trio of matches between Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat.  The enigmatic debut of the Undertaker.  The marriage of Miss Elizabeth and "Macho Man" Randy Savage ("Ooh yeah!!").  We all have our favorite professional wrestling memories... so why not relive the glory days with a mixtape that's guaranteed to get the power of the Warrior floatin' through your veins?

Woo!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  WWF Wrestlemania Challenge - Player 2
Other instant new favorite:  Tecmo World Wrestling - Ending
Brewed new favorite:  JWP Joshi Pro Wrestling: Pure Wrestle Queens - gameplay

Blatant Favoritism Award:  WCW World Championship Wrestling - 1 Player Tag Team Match


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/07/legacy-music-hour-episode-89-pro.html

17 April 2019

LMH Mixtape #88: Konami 2

Konami, Round 2.  Yes, you're going to get your face melted off -- but there’s a lot of other Konami moods represented on this mixtape, too.  Whether it's quirky or mysterious, lovesick or homesick, this setlist may take you to some excellently unexpected places.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Laser Invasion - Equipment Select
Other instant new favorite:  Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijyuurokubei no Karakuri Manji Katame - Stage 5 Part Two
Brewed new favorite: Mouryou Senki Madara - Symphony of Destruction

Face Melter Award:  Crisis Force - Stage 4: World of Fire


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/07/legacy-music-hour-episode-88-konami-2.html

02 April 2019

Episode 211: Breaking Up

In Episode 211, Rob breaks up.  He’s just in that sort of place.  Brent plays a couple tracks that sound like St. Vincent.  The boys also talk about Edmund Honda versus Piston Honda, and men, and men doing different activities, and gay stuff, and so forth.  Full track listing below.



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

Rambo: First Blood Part II - Katsuhiro Hayashi (Wooper Katsu) - We Fight For Friends - Sega - Sega Master System - 1986

Championship Bowling - Nakamiti - Special Lane - Soft Machine/Mentrix Software - Genesis - 1993

McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Katsuhiko Suzuki - Stage 4: Spaceship - Treasure/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Aa Harimanada - Hirofumi Murasaki (Shinnosuke Murasaki), Morihiko Akiyama (Ker Akiyama), Masayuki Nagao (Nagao (N·Gee)) - Young Noble's Slap - Megasoft/Sega - Mega Drive - 1993

Game no Tatsujin: The Shanghai - Manami Matsumae - Shikinjou Mode - Sunsoft - Super Famicom - 1995

Cho Aniki: Bakuretsu Rantou Hen - Sanae Kasahara, Taku Iwasaki, Don McCow - Blue Sea of Changing Daytime - Masaya - Super Famicom - 1995

Adventure Island II - Okkun Medaka, Miyoshi Okuyama - Cloud Island - Now Production/Hudson - NES - 1991

Herzog Zwei - Naosuke Arai, Tomomi Ohtani - A Breach of Contract - Technosoft - Genesis - 1990

Mr. Heli no Daibouken - Masahiko Ishida - Seven O’ Clock (Stage 4) - Irem - PC Engine - 1989

Championship Bowling - Nakamiti - Game Over - Soft Machine/Mentrix Software - Genesis - 1993

Slap Fight MD - Yuzo Koshiro - Hishou (Flight) - M.N.M Software/Tengen - Mega Drive - 1993

27 March 2019

LMH Mixtape #87: Norio Hanzawa

Adequately describing Norio Hanzawa's complicated compositional style is a challenge.  Intricate and futuristic, sometimes frenetic, occasionally high-octane, yet always memorable, these tunes have sweeping narratives that convey much more than generalized emotions or simple environments.  Not sure what that means?  Listen to the mixtape and find out.  NOTE: In the intro to the episode, Brent refers to the composer as Kazuo Hanzawa, because at the time, the composer was known as such, but now, it has been confirmed that his name is actually Norio.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Alien Soldier - Oblivious Past
Other instant new favorite:  Alien Soldier - Runner/AD2025
Other other instant new favorite:  Gunstar Heroes - Last Party on the Moon
Brewed new favorite:  Quarth - BGM 1


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/06/legacy-music-hour-episode-87-kazuo.html

20 March 2019

LMH Mixtape #86: Outer Space

Real-life outer space may be a silent vacuum, but in video games the void is filled with soaring melodies, funky jams, and gorgeous ambience.  Whether you beam down with this mixtape on your next away mission or blast it through your Arwing's souped-up sound system, this survey of space tunes will be the perfect compliment to your adventures.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Rocket Knight Adventures - Stage 6
Other instant new favorite: Axelay - Cosmos
Brewed new favorite: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Echoes From the Past - Codis Nu VI (First Visit)

Now that I've found it, I can't live without it:  Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warship - Cyber Zone 2


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/06/legacy-music-hour-episode-86-outer.html

06 March 2019

Episode 210: Beyond 16-Bit 4

Brent and Rob AND Gabe focus on music from the fifth generation and beyond, something that the Legacy Music Hour does every now and then.  Full track listing below.



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

Sonic the Hedgehog CD - Naofumi Hataya, Masafumi Ogata - Tidal Tempest Present - Sonic Team/Sega - Mega-CD - 1993

Celeste - Lena Raine - First Steps - Matt Makes Games - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Snatcher - Keizou Nakamura, Masanori Adachi, Kazuhito Imai, Masanori Ouchi, Akira Yamaoka - Tear Stained Eyes - Konami - Sega CD - 1994

Neon Drive - Gustav Eriksson (Pengus) - Valkyrie (Level 6) - Fraoula - PlayStation 4 - 2017

Tengai Makyou: Ziria - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tomotsune Maeno - Sad Past - Red Company/Hudson - PC Engine CD-ROM² - 1989

Cave Story - Daisuke Amaya (Pixel) - Geothermal - Studio Pixel - Wii - 2010

Jaguar XJ220 - Martin Iveson - Podium - Core Design Ltd./JVC Digital Studios - Sega CD - 1993

Undertale - Toby Fox - Alphys - tobyfox - PlayStation 4 - 2017

Pilotwings Resort - Asuka Ito - Glider - Monster Games/Nintendo - Nintendo 3DS - 2011

The Messenger - Eric W. Brown (Rainbowdragoneyes) - Into The Depths (Catacombs) (Past) - Sabotage Studio/Devolver Digital - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Urusei Yatsura: My Dear Friends - Kenichi Okuma - School - Game Arts - Mega-CD - 1994

Jack Bros. - Hiroyuki Yanada (Yanda) - Temple of Nightmare (Level 3) - Atlus - Virtual Boy - 1995

Wolfchild - Martin Iveson - End Credits - Core Design Ltd./JVC Musical Industries - Sega CD - 1993

Galactic Pinball - Kenji Yamamoto, Masaru Tajima - Moon Man Fandango - Intelligent Systems/Nintendo - Virtual Boy - 1995

Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams - Naoshi Mizuta, Hiroaki Kondo (arr.), Ryoji Yamamoto (arr.) - Staff Roll 1 - Capcom - Sega Saturn - 1996

RayForce - Tamayo Kawamoto - Vision (Round 3) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1993

Sonic 3D Blast - Richard Jacques - Rusty Ruin Zone Act 1 - Traveller's Tales/Sega - Sega Saturn - 1996

Shovel Knight - Jake Kaufman - The Fateful Return (Tower Approach) - Yacht Club Games - Wii U - 2014

Alundra - Kouhei Tanaka - The Wind that Crosses the Earth - Matrix Software/Working Designs - PlayStation - 1998

27 February 2019

LMH Mixtape #85: Ending Music 2

Ah, that feeling when you complete a game and get to enjoy the emotional catharsis of its ending music.  These tunes are often some of the most emotionally resonant in a soundtrack, and there are so many great ones out there that a single Legacy Music Hour focus just wasn't gonna cut it.  Get ready to feel those triumphant and/or bittersweet feelings all over again again with this second Ending Music mixtape.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Earnest Evans - Ending Theme
Other instant new favorite:  Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Ending
Brewed new favorite:  Zombie Nation - Love & Peace


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/06/legacy-music-hour-episode-85-ending.html

20 February 2019

LMH Mixtape #84: Capcom

The boizz took us on another company tour for Episode 84, and what a tour it was.  We already knew Capcom as the home of Mega Man, but what about their other titles, like Section-Z?  Knights of the Round?  Capcom Quiz: Hatena? no Daibouken?  The Legacy Music Hour made sure they all got their time to shine on this setlist, right alongside the Blue Bomber himself.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Mega Man 5 - Charge Man
Brewed new favorite:  Knights of the Round - Expedition


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/06/legacy-music-hour-episode-84-capcom.html

06 February 2019

Episode 209: Creed II

In Episode 209, the boizz talk a little bit about France. Mary Poppins, and Seinfeld’s possible copy of SimCity for the NES, but Brent really talks a lot about Creed II, that is, his own version of it.  The boizz also spent a lot of time understanding the Sonic influence in a 1989 PC Engine track (Sonic came out in 1991).  Full track listing below.



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

Sagaia - Hisayoshi Ogura, Iku Mizutani (arr.) - War Oh! (Boss Scene 1) - Natsume/Taito - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1992

Side Pocket - Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa), Emi Shimizu - Chillin’ - Data East - Genesis - 1992

The Cyber Shinobi - Sherike Nuki, Sheriko Dama - Outside The Base - Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1990

Magician Lord - Hiroaki Shimizu - Dale of Evil Gods (Stage 1) - ADK/SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Terra Cresta II: Mandler no Gyakushuu - Akihiro Akamatu, Sachiko Oita - Formation Design/Game Start/Hyperspace (Player Start) - Nichibutsu - PC Engine - 1992

Rampart - unknown - Ending Theme - Tengen - Genesis - 1991

Hani in the Sky - Atsuko Iwanaga - For the Gloomy Gods - Sankindo/Face - PC Engine - 1989

Alien 3 - Matt Furniss - Stage Two - Probe Entertainment/Arena - Genesis - 1992

The Great Battle V - Kennosuke Suemura, Norihiko Togashi - Hotel Dada - Sun L/Banpresto - Super Famicom - 1995

Gley Lancer - Masanori Hikichi, Noriyuki Iwadare, Yoshiaki Kubotera, Isao Mizoguchi - Normal Ending - NCS - Mega Drive - 1992

SimCity - Soyo Oka - Megalopolis - Nintendo - NES - 1991 (unreleased)

30 January 2019

LMH Mixtape #83: Product Placement

We probably didn't notice it as much when we were kids, but there was a whole lot of product placement going on in our video games.  Whether it was comparatively subtle background nods to Pizza Hut or entire titles dedicated to playing as Ronald McDonald, encouragement to nag our parents for stuff we didn't need was everywhere... and yet there was also a lot of great music, too.  So, have it your way and munch on through these tracks all over again, but do bear in mind that the Legacy Music Hour is not responsible for any sudden cravings for Cheetos, Snickers, hamburgers, Chupa Chups, raisins, or Panasonic electronics.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  M.C. Kids - Level Music 2
Brewed new favorite:  The California Raisins: The Grape Escape - Maize Maze

Impossible not to dance to:  M.C. Kids - Level Music 2
Unexpected smoothness:  Biker Mice From Mars - Staff Roll


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/05/legacy-music-hour-episode-83-product.html

23 January 2019

LMH Mixtape #82: Puzzle Games 2

If you'd been Tetris ready for another LMH puzzle games focus ever since falling in love with the first one, sixty-five episodes later the boizz finally delivered the piece you needed!  Now along comes the mixtape version of that very same Puzzle Games 2, plummeting perfectly into your day for a guaranteed musical high score.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Puyo Puyo Tsuu - Last Area
Other instant new favorite:  Columns III: Revenge of Columns - Industrial District

Somebody please expand these lyrics:  Catrap - Ending/Staff Roll*
This song HAS lyrics:  Wario's Woods - Go!**

*Freestyle begins at 00:42:58 in the original episode
**KeyGlyph's "Pretty Please (The Pleading Song)" karaoke can be found on the LMH Facebook page


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/05/legacy-music-hour-episode-82-puzzle.html

16 January 2019

LMH Mixtape #81: Secret of Mana

After eighty-one episodes, Brent and Rob decided to do their first focus on one individual game's soundtrack: Secret of Mana.  Although opinions were mixed as to whether the game itself was one of the greatest titles of all time or just a super effective sedative, the boizz have absolutely no disagreements over the quality of the music.  Get right into the thick of it and take a journey through these selections from the dynamic fantasy soundscapes of Hiroki Kikuta.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Secret of Mana - Into the Thick of It
Other instant new favorite:  Secret of Mana - Rose and Ghost

Brewed new favorite:  Secret of Mana - Star of Darkness
Other brewed new favorite:  Secret of Mana - One of Them is Hope


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/05/legacy-music-hour-episode-81-secret-of.html

02 January 2019

Episode 208: Ending Music 3

To start the year off, Brent and Rob do another “ending music” focus, the last one having been done in 2012.  Brent’s brothers also join in on the action.  Plus, The Legacy Music Hour has a new sponsor, at least for the time being, Double Cobra Milling.  Full track listing below.



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

Viewpoint - Sizlla Okamura - Mes Volutes Bleues (Ending) - Nexus Interact/Sammy - Genesis - 1994

Exciting Soccer: Konami Cup - Kiyohiro Sada (Kyohei Sada), Atsushi Fujio (Sukemaro Fujio)) - Ending - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1988

Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III - Yasuko Yamada - True Ending - Taito/Working Designs - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama - Ground Zero - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Osomatsu-kun: Hachamecha Gekijou - unknown - Ending Theme - Sega - Mega Drive - 1988

Ordyne - Shinji Hosoe - Ending - Namco/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Forgotten Worlds - Tamayo Kawamoto, Ippo Yamada (arr.) - Staff Roll - Capcom/Sega - Genesis - 1989

Darkwing Duck - Yasuaki Fujita - Ending - Capcom - NES - 1992

Gley Lancer - Masanori Hikichi, Noriyuki Iwadare, Yoshiaki Kubotera, Isao Mizoguchi - Story End & Credits (Easy Mode) - NCS - Mega Drive - 1992

Time Cruise - Hiroto Saitō, Nozomu Takahashi - Credits - Sankindo/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 -1992

Bells & Whistles - Hidenori Maezawa, Michiru Yamane, Masae Nakashima - The Day Peace Returns to Planet Mel (Ending) - Konami - arcade - 1991