01 April 2020

Episode 223: Quarantined

Brent, Rob, and Gabe record Episode 223 all from their own places of isolation in order to stay safe during the pandemic.  Yet even with the unusual set up, the episode results in being pretty much a standard show.  Bonus content at www.patreon.com/legacymusichour.  Full track listing below.

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

Umi Tsuri Meijin: Suzuki Hen - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Staff Roll - A-Wave/Electronic Arts Victor - Super Famicom - 1994

Dragon Saber - Shinji Hosoe - Ice Cave (Stage 6) - Namco - arcade - 1990

Doraemon 4: Nobita to Toki no Okoku - Shouji Tomii, Minoru Endou, Makoto Igarashi, Akira Outaka - In the Future - Agenda/Epoch - Super Famicom - 1995

Growl - Yasuhisa Watanabe - Fazz Top - Taito - arcade - 1990

Tsurupika Hagemaru: Mezase! Tsuruseko no Akashi - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Prologue/Intro - Jaleco - Famicom - 1991

Gun-Nac - Toshiaki Sakoda (Golfer Sakoda) - Area 2 - Compile/ASCII Entertainment - NES - 1991

Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf - Aran Lee Shige - U.S.A. Course - SNK - NES - 1988

Little Magic - Masaaki Iwasaki(Koremasa), Shogo Sakai (Shougo), Seiichi Hamada (Atomic Hanada), Takafumi Miura (Takafumi), Yusuke Takahama (Yuusuke), Seiji Yamanaka (Z!) - Enemy Turn - Data East - Famicom - 1990

Alien Soldier - Norio Hanzawa - Silent - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1995

Dead Moon - Mamoru Ishimoda, Youko Sonoda - Lake (Scene 5) - Zap/Turbo Technologies - TurboGrafx-16 - 1992

Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach - unknown - Title Screen/Menu - TOSE/Bandai - NES - 1989

Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf - Aran Lee Shige - Title Screen - SNK - NES - 1988

25 March 2020

LMH Mixtape #115: Mountain Areas

There are lot of biomes in video games -- aquatic, desert, forest, futuristic city, candy, the moon -- and alpine is certainly one of them.  Pack some extra restoratives and let this mixtape guide you up the mountains, deathly or otherwise; that amazing overworld view at the top is worth it.


Instant new favorite:  The Smurfs - Act 6: The Mountains
Other instant new favorite:  Golden Axe III - Death Mountain (Stage 5A)
Other other instant new favorite:  Brain Lord - Road to Droog

Impossible not to groove to:  Turok: Battle of the Bionosaurs - Mountain Forest

Track listing and original episode:


18 March 2020

LMH Mixtape #114: Neo Geo

Clocking in right after the boizz'z early New Year's New Age celebration came the first show of the Neo year: a Neo Geo focus!  Instantly recognizable by its red cabinet, four bright buttons, and two joysticks*, this cartridge-based arcade system brought its own incredible sound to the video gaming landscape.  Kick back with this eclectic mix of textures, attitudes, and tunes.  The future is now!


Instant new favorite:  Alpha Mission II - The Space Flight (Area 1)
Other instant new favorite:  Blue's Journey - Boss
Brewed new favorite:  Thrash Rally - Round 4: 1000 Lakes (Finland)
Other brewed new favorite:  Magician Lord - Castle of Devils

* lyrics borrowed from Keith Apicary's classic Neo Geo Song (Four Bright Buttons and Two Joysticks)**
** which I cannot believe is now almost exactly a decade old, oh my god

Track listing and original episode:


04 March 2020

Episode 222: You're Fired

Brent and Rob do some job firing in this episode, but it’s very laid back so it’s actually enjoyable.  They also talk a bit about the Sonic movie and well, lots of other things.  Join the Legacy Music Hour Patreon at www.patreon.com/LegacyMusicHour for bonus content like game playthroughs by Gabe and Brent, top ten lists, random on-the-field videos from Rob, additional audio clips and insights, and much more.  Full track listing below.

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

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - Shigenori Kamiya (Kamiya Studio) - Boss - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Nebs ’n Debs - Richard Armijo (kulor) - Mines - Dullahan Software - NES - 2018

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

Top Management II - unknown - Fired in the General Meeting 2 - Koei - Super Famicom - 1994

Tsurupika Hagemaru: Mezase! Tsuruseko no Akashi - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Island - Jaleco - Famicom - 1991

Alisia Dragoon - Mecano Associates (Fumihito Kasatani, Nobuyuki Aoshima, Mamoru Ishimoda, Yoko Sonoda) - Stage 1-2 - Game Arts - Genesis - 1992

Air Rescue - Yoko Wada (Nasubi) - Breakdown Darkstar (Round 5) - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1992

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters - Greg Turner, Eric Swanson, Dave Javelosa - Dump 2 - Realtime Associates/Viacom New Media - Genesis - 1995

Baseball Simulator 1.000 - Akinori Sawa - World Champions - Culture Brain - NES - 1990

World Class Rugby - Koji Hayashi - Main Theme - Denton Designs/Misawa - Super Famicom - 1993

Trinea - Kazuyasu Hiroe (Ya-Su), Kohji Abe (Koji), Tsuyoshi Tanaka (Chackey), Senkyokukun - Shop - Japan Art Media/Yanoman - Super Famicom - 1993

Jack Nicklaus: Turbo Golf - unknown - Set-Up - Accolade - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

26 February 2020

LMH Mixtape #113: New Age Music 2

The Legacy Music Hour kicked off an early new year's celebration in December of 2012 with a stirring return to New Age music, and now in 2020 you can meditate along to the festivities in music-only style.  Just let your mind drift away on the synths and strings, and we'll meet you back here when you land.


Instant new favorite:  Stealth - Mission Briefing
Brewed new favorite:  Beyond Oasis - Evil Territory
Other brewed new favorite:  Mario Paint - Mysterious

Track listing and original episode:


19 February 2020

LMH Mixtape #112: Shopping

Shopping!  Whether you love it or hate it in real life, it's usually more interesting in video games -- not least of which because the music is so good.  Cue up this mixtape the next time you're at the mall trying to decide whether to spend your hard-earned gold on elixirs, jet engines, or rocket gloves, and maybe your decisions will come to you just a little bit easier.


Instant new favorite:  Shin Megami Tensei - Shop
Other instant new favorite:  Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble - Level 2: The Mall
Brewed new favorite:  Legacy of the Wizard - Overworld

Other brewed new favorite:  Madou Monogatari I - Shop Theme 2
Other other brewed new favorite:  Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de - Shopping District

Track listing and original episode:


05 February 2020

Episode 221: Conspiracy Connections

The boizz record in yet another new space this episode, Gabe’s own studio.  Rob delves into some conspiracy theory stuff regarding Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, and years of things.  Brent even kind of gets into some conspiracy-esque stuff too a little bit, sort of (see comments below for pertinent links).  Rob’s mic is new and has some static issues, so beware of that.  Also beware, at the end of the show, Gabe talks about kidney stones (but this is actually quite a highlight of the episode).  Join the Legacy Music Hour Patreon at www.patreon.com/LegacyMusicHour for bonus content!  Nice.  Full track listing below.

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

Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge - Dandy, Hirotoshi Moriya - Final Results - Aisystem Tokyo/Flying Edge - Genesis - 1992

Okamoto Ayako to Match Play Golf: Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii - Dota Ando - Staff Credit - C.P. Brain/Tsukuda Original - Staff Credit - Super Famicom - 1994

Funaki Masakatsu Hybrid Wrestler: Tougi Denshou - unknown - Select - Technos - Super Famicom - 1994

Combat Cars - John Carehag - Game Complete - Scangames Norway/Accolade - Genesis - 1994

Willow - Takashi Tateishi (Ogeretu Kun) - Crossroad (Stage 1) - Capcom - arcade - 1989

Line of Fire - Hikoshi Hashimoto (Hiko) - Dynamite Guy - Sanritsu/Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1991

Rejoice: Aretha Oukoku no Kanata - Futoshi Shimodaira (Toshi), Kazuyasu Hiroe (Ya-Su), Tsuyoshi Tanaka (Chackey),  D.J. Sir M.True Fresh, Senkyokukun - Don't Stop the Jam! (Credits) - Japan Art Media/Yanoman - Super Famicom - 1995

Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 - Akinori Sawa - Manager's Duties - Culture Brain - SNES - 1991

Aoi Blink - Shinichi Sakamoto, Souichirou Harada - Credits - West One/Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1990

Body Conquest II: Kyuuseishu - unknown - Cave - Hacker International/Games Express - PC Engine - 1993

Firepower 2000 - David Whittaker - Stage 4 - Sales Curve Interactive/Sunsoft - SNES - 1992

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones - Akira Inoue (Inoue), Takaro Nozaki (Nazaki), Michiya Hirasawa (Hirarin), Yoshihiro Kameoka (Kame)) - U.S.A. (Street) - Technos/Acclaim - NES - 1991

29 January 2020

LMH Mixtape #111: Bandai

We've made our way to another company focus, and this time it's Bandai.  This manufacturing giant was not only responsible for bringing us products like Tamagotchi, Gunpla, and Power Rangers toys, but also for publishing lots of console video games -- often ones featuring major Japanese media franchises.  Now Brent and Rob's curated list of Bandai tunes has been assembled in mixtape form, like some kind of musical Megazord (or VGM Zaku).  It's listenin' time!


Instant new favorite:  Ruin Arm - Fin
Brewed new favorite:  Grander Musashi RV - gameplay

Track listing and original episode:


22 January 2020

LMH Mixtape #110: Free Play 11

As pointed out by user TOU-John, this mixtape is numerically special in numerous ways.  With Episode 220 sharing the same publication month as Mixtape 110, we are now officially halfway through the LMH episodes proper.  There are also a lot of ones, twos, and zeroes going on, with the mixtape going live on 01/22/2020 against the fresh January episode's 01/01/2020 publish date.  The setlist even features a tune that Sentimental in San Gabriel would go on to karaoke live much later in Episode 200, and to top it all off, KeyGlyph herself was born on 11/22 -- more ones, twos, and halves.  Basically, if the fabric of reality distorts on January 22nd, it's probably the Legacy Music Hour's fault, and we apologize.  Happy New Year, though!


Instant new favorite:  Super Nova - Peace Destroyer
Other instant new favorite:  Knight Rider Special - Stage 2: Sea Side
Brewed new favorite:  Wolfchild - Stage 2: Jungle
Other brewed new favorite:  Devilish: The Next Possession - Stage 3: Waterfalls

Now That I've Found It, I Can't Live Without It:  Wolfchild - Stage 2: Jungle
This Song Has Lyrics:  Pebble Beach Golf Links - Staff Roll*

*Josh's VGM Karaoke "Do You Do" begins at 01:34:17 in Episode 200

Track listing and original episode:


15 January 2020

LMH Mixtape #109: Rock Music 2

Get into your best guitar power stance with Brent and Rock F. Switch (Brent made that up) as they launch us through a second lineup of blistering rock n' roll jams.  16-bit rules the day here, and the PC Engine makes a strong showing -- so you just know this mixtape is gonna wail.  Blasting from your car stereo on the highway: highly recommended.


Instant new favorite:  Mission: Impossible - Stage 2: Venice
Other instant new favorite:  Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 3 - Staff Roll

Brewed new favorite:  Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie - Frozen Mountains
Other brewed new favorite:  F-1 Grand Prix Part III - City Course

The Price is Right Award:  Herzog Zwei - There is No Time to Lose

Track listing and original episode:


01 January 2020

Episode 220: Movements

Movements seems to be the theme of Episode 220 -movements of different kinds, but mainly explosive ones.  The boizz also record at a new spot: Studio Mike.  Full track listing below.

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

Crusader of Centy - Motokazu Shinoda - Tower of Babel - Nextech/Atlus - Genesis - 1994

Super Rugby - Makiko Ito - Game Theme 1 (First Half) - Zap/TSS - Famicom - 1989

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: Volume 1 - Charles Deenan - Title Theme - Interplay - SNES -  1994

Power Strike II - Tsuyoshi Matsushima (PSG Factory) - Stage 2 - Compile - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1993

Viewpoint - Megumi Matsuura - Not All There (Area 1) - Nexus Interact/Sammy - Genesis - 1994

Final Fight 3 - Katsunari Kitajima - Explosive Situation - Capcom - SNES - 1996

Chikudenya Toubee: BIT2 no Kubikiri Yakata Yori - Kiss - Investigation Main Theme - Naxat Soft - PC Engine - 1990

Psycho Dream - Michiko Naruke - Opening - Riot - Super Famicom - 1992

Samurai Sword - Yoko Shimomura (Oimonoyouchan) - Title Screen - Capcom - Famicom Disk System - 1988

Crusader of Centy - Motokazu Shinoda - Root Temple - Nextech/Atlus - Genesis - 1994

Kat's Run: Zen Nihon K Car Senshuken - Y. Takahama, S. Nagano, M. Shichi - Street Race 2 - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

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