19 August 2020

LMH Mixtape #118: Power Pad Games

Get ready to play with power -- body power (seriously, that's what the commercials called it) -- because we've finally sprinted our way up to the Power Pad focus!  The sweet, quirky, and experimental early-NES vibe of these tunes might not come together into the greatest workout mix of all time, but they'll definitely put a smile on your face.  And hey, maybe they'll even inspire you to grab a Power Pad off eBay (about $50 in the States at the time of this writing, FYI) to help keep you in shape while we're all stuck inside.  Stay safe, everybody!


Instant new favorite: Dance Aerobics - gameplay
Brewed new favorite: Rai Rai! Kyonshis: Baby Kyonshii no Amida Daibouken - gameplay

Track listing and original episode:


05 August 2020

Episode 227: Youthful Hair

This episode seems to focus a lot on hair.  Brent hasn’t had a haircut since February or March, and because of his longer hair, Rob thinks he looks young, but it’s really because of the lighting, mister.  Gabe’s hair is long too.  Rob and Brent talk a little bit about some past memories, and they also sing the Perfect Strangers theme song at one point as well as Come Undone by Duran Duran.  Enjoy the show, mister!  Full track listing below.

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

Battletoads in Ragnarok's World - David Wise - Stage 1: Sgt. Slaughter - Rare/Tradewest - Game Boy - 1993

Barbie: Vacation Adventure - Paul Tonge - A Car for Barbie - Software Creations/Hi Tech Expressions - SNES - 1994

The Adventures of Rad Gravity - George Sanger - Title Screen - Interplay/Activision - NES - 1990

Curse - Shaka - Ending Theme - Micronet - Mega Drive - 1989

The Legend of the Mystical Ninja - Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko - Painting Panic! - Konami - SNES - 1992

Mighty Final Fight - Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara - Riverside (Round 2) - Capcom - NES - 1993

Ranger X - Yoshinobu Hiraiwa - Opening - Sega - Genesis - 1993

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

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - Toshiaki Sakoda, Masanori Hikichi (CUBE) (arr.), Masayuki Nagao (arr.) - Unused (Brave) - Compile - Genesis - 1993

Whomp ‘Em - Tsukasa Tawada (Adios Amigo) - Sacred Woods - Jaleco - NES - 1991

Barver Battle Saga: Tai Kong Zhan Shi - Yishen Liao - The End - Chuanpu Technologies - Mega Drive (Taiwan) - 1996

Super Play Action Football - Yoshiki Nishimura (Studio 401) - Menus - TOSE/Nintendo - SNES - 1992