15 December 2021

LMH Mixtape #133: Racing Games 3

Episode 133 was the Legacy Music Hour's third lap through racing game music, and it proved without doubt that no matter how many times we return to the track, we're all gonna be winners.  The original episode may have stirred up some controversy when some of Rob's picks were denied admittance for being from horse racing games, but that just meant the boizz would inevitably visit that racetrack at a later date.  Until we get there, jump into (or onto) your favorite motor vehicle and let this mixtape go Bahamas on you.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: Victory Run - unknown
Brewed new favorite: F-1 Grand Prix Part III - Middle Speed Course
Other brewed new favorite: F-1 Race - Ending

Somebody please expand these lyrics:  Taito Grand Prix: Eikou e no License - Name Entry*

*Brent's freestyle begins at 01:11:24 of the original episode
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

01 December 2021

Episode 243: Donny Divanian

Rob isn’t able to make it on this episode, but Brent and Gabe are joined by guest Donny Divanian.  Donny’s a comedian and you can see him in his TV show, The Dress Up Gang, on TBS and in his sketch group which is also called The Dress Up Gang which has a Youtube channel which you can also check out.  Solid music in this episode.  Full track listing below.



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

Dragon Warrior III - Koichi Sugiyama - Into the Legend - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1991

Multi Play Volleyball - Toshiyuki Takine (?) - Main Menu - Mebio Software/Pack-In-Video - Super Famicom - 1994

The Legendary Axe - Jun Chikuma (Atsushi Chikuma), Toshiaki Takimoto - Zone 1 and Zone 4C - Victor Interactive Software - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Soldam - Yasuyuki Suzuki, Atsuyoshi Isemura, Yasuhiko Takashiba, Takahiro Ogata (arr.), Saika Chan (arr.) - Morning Has Come to the Forest of Fairies (Soldam Mode 1) - Jaleco - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

Kiki Kaikai - Hisayoshi Ogura - Main Theme - Taito/Pixel - PC Engine - 1990

'96 Zenkoku Koukou Soccer Senshuken - Toshiyuki Takine, Gocky in Bose - Technical Training - Magical Company (Mahou) - Super Famicom - 1996

Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun - Yoshiyuki Mori - Battle with Miyagi - Daft/Enix - Super Famicom - 1994

OutRunners - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi - Stage 15/18 France  - Data East/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Insector X - Kenji Nishi, Yoshinori Ohashi (?), Chisa Ichikawa (?), Jyoji Hirayama (?) (arr.) - Round 2: Plateau Area - Taito - Famicom - 1990

Mujintou Monogatari - Akiko Goto - You and me on the beach - Open Sesame/KSS - Super Famicom - 1996

Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Shippu Ichi Gou Sei - Haruki Adachi - Chapter 1 - TOSE/Bandai - Famicom - 1989

Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru - Kazumi Totaka - The Prince's Adventure - Nintendo - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992

Final Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Shop - Square - NES - 1990

17 November 2021

LMH Mixtape #132: Motoaki Takenouchi

If you've ever wanted forty-three straight minutes of pure Motoaki Takenouchi in your life, today is your day.  Carefully curated by Brent and Rob, these selections will take you through a myriad of nuanced emotions on the human spectrum. Enjoy the sophisticated ride.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: Gamera: Gyaosu Gekimetsu Sakusen - Gamera Leaves
Other instant new favorite: Granhistoria: Genshi Sekaiki - Ending 2
Brewed new favorite: LandStalker - Treasure Hunter Nigel
Other brewed new favorite: Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya - Ending 1

This song needs lyrics: Double Moon Densetsu - Registration/Final Boss Defeated
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

03 November 2021

Episode 242: Wet Spot

The music on Episode 242 is gonna hit you right in your wet spot.  You can try to keep a good poker face like Brent, but sooner or later, you won’t be able to control yourself and you’ll be voguing to it all.  Get the new Legacy Music Hour t-shirt HERE (for rated R) or HERE (for the unrated edition)!  Full track listing below.



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

Teddy Boy Blues - M.A (Bluetz Lee) - BGM 2 - Sega - Mega Drive Meganet - 1992

Backgammon - Yuka Tsujiyoko (Yuka Banba) - Title Screen - Nintendo - Famicom Disk System - 1990

MegaMind - XOR - BGM 1 - Sega - Mega Drive Meganet - 1991

A-Ressha de Ikou - unknown - Map/Main BGM - Artdink/Pony Canyon - Famicom - 1991

Lotus Turbo Challenge - Barry Leitch, Philip Rankin (arr.) - Ending - Gremlin Interactive/Magnetic Fields/Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1992

Rushing Beat Shura - Atsuyoshi Isemura, Hyu - The Beginning - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1993

F-1 Sensation - Tomoya Tomita - File Select/Password - Konami - Famicom - 1993

Super R-Type Yasuhiro Kawakami (Charlie Y. K.), Takushi Hiyamuta (Hiya), Hiroshi Kimura (Hiroshi) - As Wet As A Fish (Stage 3) - Irem - SNES - 1991

Medal City - Izuho Numata (Ippo) - Poker - Sega - Mega Drive Meganet - 1991

Mega Man 4 - Minae Fujii - Bright Man - Capcom - NES - 1992

Zany Golf - Douglas Fulton, Brett G. Durrett (arr.) - Pinball Palace - Sandcastle/Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1990

Deae Tonosama Appare Ichiban - Masashi Kageyama - India - Sunsoft - Super Famicom - 1995

Farland Story - Tatsuya Watarai, Tomoo Kasahara (Music Island Co., Ltd.) (arr.), Music Worx (arr.) - Lake Side (In Winter) (Snow Field) - TGL/Banpresto - Super Famicom - 1995

20 October 2021

LMH Mixtape #131: Elevator Music 3

October is usually the spookiest month of the year, but with an elevator music mixtape dropping this week, it's officially 2021's smoothest.  Consider pumping this through your porch speakers instead of that Spooky Sounds CD you bought from your local pharmacy two decades ago and see how it transforms the trick-or-treating experience.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: Lightening Force - Remember of ''Knight of Legend'' (Name Entry)
Other instant new favorite: Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition - Entering Password
Brewed new favorite: Sword World SFC - Nightshade's Theme
Other brewed new favorite: Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Early Birds

This song has lyrics: New 3D Golf Simulation: Harukanaru Augusta - Unknown (BGM Number 3)*
This song also has lyrics: Battle Golfer Yui - Smile On*
This song also ALSO has lyrics: Quartet - Shine On (FM Piano Test)**

*Revisit Sentimental in San Gabriel's karaokes "Dungeon" and "I Never" on his setlist at JT's VGM Karaoke Lounge!
**Brent freestyles some partial lyrics at 00:52:00 in the original episode
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

06 October 2021

Episode 241: Best Of Year In Review 10

Here we are with yet another new year countdown.  Celebrating eleven years of the Legacy Music Hour, Brent, Rob, and Gabe pick their top favorite tracks they discovered over the past year.  Proctology also ends up being a big point of interest in this episode, so watch out.  Partial track listing below.



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

ESWAT: City Under Siege - You Takada (Dolphin), Takayuki Nakamura (Middle Village) - Boss Theme 2 - Sega - Genesis - 1990

15 September 2021

LMH Mixtape #130: Free Play 13

Can't decide which particular soundtrack or theme suits your mood today?  Don't sweat it -- it's a Free Play day!  Let this assortment of miscellaneous unaffiliated tracks get you movin', courtesy of Brent and Rob.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite:  Sorcerian - Sigh & Tear
Other instant new favorite:  Sword World SFC - Ancient Garden in Rex
Brewed new favorite:  Light Crusader - Status Screen
Other brewed new favorite:  Solid Runner - Detective's Office

That groove though:  Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair - The Jungle
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

 

01 September 2021

Episode 240: Competition

Competition is kind of the theme of Episode 240 -not just in sports but also on the streets and other things.  But also, guess what though?  More Pac-Man talk on this episode!  And more controversial theories about the Pac-Man universe.  Speaking of controversies, the boys also touch on the scam going on with retro video game prices these days.  Full track listing below.



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

Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes - Kazuo Sawa (Bianki Sawa), Taku Urabe (Urabe-kun) - Hawaii - Technos - Famicom - 1993

Flying Warriors - Akinori Sawa - Kung Fu Match - Culture Brain - NES - 1991

Streets of Rage 2 - Yuzo Koshiro - Too Deep - Sega - Genesis - 1992

WakuWaku Ski Wonder Spur - Chiyomaru Shikura, Kaori Takazoe - Rainbow - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1995

Tiger-Heli - Tatsuya Uemura - Look Out (Normal BGM) - Toaplan/Taito - arcade - 1985

Undercover Cops - Takushi Hiyamuta - An-non TO*KI*ME*KI Street - Irem/Varie - Super Famicom - 1995

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

Twin Cobra - Tatsuya Uemura, Masahiro Yuge, Takahiko Nagaya (arr.) - Good Figure (Stage 3, 8) - Micronics/American Sammy/Toaplan/Taito - NES - 1987

Super Turrican 2 - Chris Hülsbeck - Submerged - Factor 5/Ocean - SNES - 1995

Times of Lore - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Dungeon - Origin/Toho - NES - 1991

The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes - Joe Down Studio (Shōji Tomii, Minoru Endō, Makoto Igarashi, Daisuke Inoue) - Rusty Metal Corridors (Part 4-1) - Agenda/Epoch - Super Famicom - 1995

Spelunker - unknown - Main BGM - Irem/TOSE/Broderbund - NES - 1987

18 August 2021

LMH Mixtape #129: Twilight Games

Following up on their launch games focus, Brent and Rob took another suggestion from user Ryan and curated a selection of "twilight" games: games that were published during their console's final year (or years) of active title releases.  Taken together, these two mixtapes form an engaging and symmetrical retrospective on composition and hardware -- like bookends, made of chiptune.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut - Person in Charge at the Station
Other instant new favorite: Formation Soccer on J.League - Sudden Death
Brewed new favorite: J.League Winning Goal - Team Data

Gets me a little emotional: Power Tennis - Credits
This song needs lyrics: Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II - Ice Age Overworld (Chapter 2)

Blatant Favoritism Award: Sonic 3D Blast - Credits
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

04 August 2021

Episode 239: The Olympics

This episode is Olympics themed, especially on Rob’s end of track selections.  Different years also come up a bit, years like 1996 and 1943 and so forth.  Should arm wrestling be an event at the Olympics? Should Rob become a full time psychic?  These questions and more might just be answered on the Legacy Music Hour.  Full track listing below.



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

Deae Tonosama Appare Ichiban - Masashi Kageyama - Stage Select - Sunsoft - Super Famicom - 1995

Track & Field II - Harumi Ueko - Arm Wrestling - Konami - NES - 1989

Tarot Mystery - Yasuaki Fujita - What is your birthday? - Ukiyotei/Visit - Super Famicom - 1995

Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta 1996 - Mark Ortiz - Skeet - Tiertex/Black Pearl - SNES - 1996

1943 Kai: Midway Kaisen - Tamayo Kawamoto (Tamatama) - Air Battle D (Round 4) - Capcom - arcade (Japan) - 1988

Shatterhand - Iku Mizutani - Ending - Natsume/Jaleco - NES - 1991

Cycle Race: Roadman: Gekisou!! Nihon Isshu 4000km - Michiharu Hasuya - Main Racing BGM - Advance Communication Company/Tonkin House - Famicom - 1988

Super Black Onyx - Hiroshi Suzuki, Haruko Seto, Jun Irie - Title - Bullet-Proof Software - Famicom - 1988

Wimbledon Championship Tennis - Crush-X - Password, Menu 2 - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Honkaku Mahjong: Tetsuman - unknown - Mahjong Theme 2 - Syscom/Naxat Soft - Super Famicom - 1993

Lagoon - Naizoh Uraomote, Hideki Suzuki, Akihito Okawa, Hideyuki Shimono, Naoyuki Kimura - Premonition - Kemco/Zoom - SNES - 1991

Funaki Masakatsu Hybrid Wrestler: Tougi Denshou - Chiaki Iizuka, Reiko Uehara, Kiyomi Kataoka - Balcony - Technos - Super Famicom - 1994

21 July 2021

LMH Mixtape #128: Launch Games

For Episode 128, the boizz followed a suggestion from user Ryan and took a sampling of the tunes from games that launched the same year their console debuted.  Not only was this a fascinating snapshot of how the composers handled each piece of new hardware, but along the way, Rob F. Switch also coined that very particular pronunciation of "boy" that we can no longer live without.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: Bikkuriman World - Round 1
Other instant new favorite: Super Mario Land - Ending
Other other instant new favorite: Soukoban - gameplay
Brewed new favorite: Shanghai - Round 3
Other brewed new favorite: Victory Run: Eikou no 13,000KM - Race Music 3

That Master System Sadness™: Great Soccer - Main Game
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

07 July 2021

Episode 238: The Villain Pac-Man

In this episode, Brent and Rob and Gabe explore the dark side of the Pac-Man dynasty and uncover some interesting revelations.  They also talk about expressions and trendy words they don't like, as well as talk about other things pertaining to the tracks they play, as usual.  Full track listing below.



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

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball - Barry Blum - Title Screen - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Hat Trick Hero 2 - Yukio Nakajima - Game BGM 1 - Neverland/Taito - Super Famicom - 1994

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Takeshi Yoshida - Omake 2 - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

U-Force Power Games - unknown - Power Field B-Ball - TOSE/Broderbund - NES - 1990 (unreleased)

Pac-Attack - Hiromi Shibano (Isayan), Takaki Horigome (Polygome) - Ending - Namco - Genesis - 1993

Secret Ties - Fumito Tamayama (Dosukoi (Bakkin) Tamayama) - Stage 2: The Palace of Zan - Graphic Research/Vic Tokai - NES - 1992 (unreleased)

Gimmick! - Masashi Kageyama - Paradigm (Stage 4) - Authentic Entertainment/Sunsoft - Famicom - 1992

Kiss Shot - Naofumi Hataya (Hata), Hiroshi Kubota (Jimita) - Title Screen - Sega - Mega Drive Meganet - 1991

Twin Dragons - Matthieu Halberstadt (Please Lose Battle) - A Dragon Girl in the Woods (The Forest) - Broke Studio - NES - 2018

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

Kouryo no Mimi - Takada Youko - Round 1 (Protect the Orphanage) - Vap - Super Famicom - 1995

Jumpin' Kid: Jack to Mame no Ki Monogatari - Masakatsu Maekawa (?) - Stage 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 - Now Production/Asmik Ace Entertainment - Famicom - 1990

16 June 2021

LMH Mixtape #127: Taito 2

Taito 2: Electric Boogaloo.
 

KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: Space Invaders '91 - Rounds 3, 8, 15
Brewed new favorite: The Jetsons: Robot Panic - Concert Hall
Other brewed new favorite: Knight Quest - Ending

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Bust-A-Move - Bubble Bustin'
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

02 June 2021

Episode 237: Mighty Legacy Music Rangers

Even though only one track from a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers game is played on this episode, the overall running theme ends up being Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  Rob does an all-golf-game-music focus and so, golf becomes the secondary theme of the episode.  Brent also gets kind sleepy on this episode for a change (because, you know, usually Rob gets sleepy).  Full track listing below.


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

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Main Frame Centre - Natsume/Bandai - SNES - 1995

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf - Tokuhiko Uwabo - BGM 1 - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Flying Warriors - Akinori Sawa - Journey in Peru - Culture Brain - NES - 1991

PGA Tour 96 - Matt Scott - Results/Stats - Ceris Software/Black Pearl/Electronic Arts - Game Gear - 1996

Sylvan Tale - Saori Kobayashi (Saori.K) - Overworld (Flora) - Sega - Game Gear (Japan) - 1995

Kira Kira Star Night DX - Yuzo Koshiro - Seatown - RIKI/Columbus Circle - Famicom - 2016

Putter Golf - E. Fugu - Staff Roll - Sega - Mega Drive (Sega Net Work System) - 1991

Soldam - Yasuyuki Suzuki, Atsuyoshi Isemura - Searching for a Doubtful Truth (Soldam Mode 2) - Jaleco - arcade (Japan) - 1992

PGA Tour 96 - Steve Kirk, Chris Perry - Results 1 - Halestorm/Black Pearl/Electronic Arts - SNES - 1996

F1 Circus '91: World Championship - Hiroshi Ogawa - With a Rush! - Nihon Bussan/Nichibutsu - PC Engine - 1991

World Class Leaderboard Golf - John Hancock - Title Screen/Set-Up - Access Software/U.S. Gold - Genesis - 1992

Battle Dodge Ball II - Kennosuke Suemura - Ending - Nova Games Ltd./Banpresto - Super Famicom - 1993

05 May 2021

Episode 236: Beyond 16-Bit 7

Here we are with another fifth generation and above focus with a bunch of really great tracks.  Rob dances a lot in this episode, and Brent does not.  He just likes to watch.  But they both talk about dancing a good share and other topics such as adults (and content made for adults) and the length of things in inches, as well as things being unraveled.  Rob also falls asleep.  Full track listing below.



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

Alice: Madness Returns - Marshall Crutcher - PlayStation Menu Idle - Spicy Horse/Electronic Arts - PlayStation 3 - 2011

Cyber Shadow - Enrique Martin (Pentadrangle) - Robot Factory (Chapter 6) - Mechanical Head Studios/Yacht Club Games - Xbox One - 2021

6 Inch My Darling - Mari Igarashi, Hironobu Yawata, Yuzuru Funabashi - Morning - KID - Sega Saturn (Japan) - 1998

Darius Gaiden - Hisayoshi Ogura - VISIONNERZ ~Hallucinated People~ (Zone A, B, and C) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1994

Mahjong Doukyuusei Special - Fumika Matsumoto - Summer Mirage (Natsuko Gameplay) - MBA International/Make - Sega Saturn (Japan) - 1996

Everhood - KM_EXP - Victory Song - Foreign Gnomes - Nintendo Switch - 2021

Cyber Shadow - Enrique Martin (Pentadrangle) - Mekacity Ruins (Chapter 3) - Mechanical Head Studios/Yacht Club Games - Xbox One - 2021

CrossCode - Deniz Akbulut -  Autumn's Rise - Radical Fish Games - PlayStation 4 - 2020

Fortnite Battle Royale - Rom Di Prisco - Lobby (OG (Classic)) - Epic Games - PlayStation 4 - 2017

CrossCode - Deniz Akbulut - Raid - Radical Fish Games - PlayStation 4 - 2020

Winning Post 3 - Kaori Nakabai - Riders Explain Issues - Koei - Sega Saturn (Japan) - 1998

Daytona USA - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi - Let’s Go Away - Sega - arcade - 1994

Black Dawn - Tommy Tallarico, Todd Dennis - Action Theme Remix - Virgin Interactive/Black Ops Entertainment/Point of View - Sega Saturn - 1997

Magical Tetris Challenge - Masato Kouda (Masato Coda) - Minnie's Theme/Versus Minnie - Capcom - PlayStation (Japan) - 1999

Wii Shop Channel - Kazumi Totaka - Main Theme - Nintendo - Wii - 2006

21 April 2021

LMH Mixtape #126: Town Areas

There's no better way to say it: this mixtape is town.
 

KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite:  Rent A Hero - Town Music 2
Brewed new favorite:  Light Crusader - Town
Other brewed new favorite: Might and Magic: Gates to Another World - Town

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Village
Best Use of Hype Man:  Rent A Hero - Town Music 2
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

07 April 2021

Episode 235: The Saga Of DJ Baby T-Rex

Emily joins Brent, Rob, and Gabe on this episode and they happen to record on April 1, so a good bit of April fooling takes place.  Rob creates a new character named DJ Baby T-Rex, a radio disc jockey who had a thriving on-air career but eventually moves on to other things.  It’s kind of a saga actually.  A legendary saga.  And Brent beatboxes at one point, by the way.  Full track listing below.



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

The Magic of Scheherazade - Akinori Sawa - Overworld - Culture Brain - NES - 1990

Baby T-Rex [Radical Rex prototype] - Marshall Parker - Unused Baby T-Rex Rap - Beam Software - SNES - 1993 (unreleased)

Twin Dragons - Matthieu Halberstadt (Please Lose Battle) - Off to a Green Start! (The Hills) - Broke Studio - NES - 2018

Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut - Takane Okubo - Sadness - Nintendo/HAL - Super Famicom - 2000

Panic Restaurant - Hirohiko Takayama, Kenji Eno - The End - EIM/Taito - NES - 1992

Astro Ninja Man - Nobuyuki Shioda - Staff Roll - RIKI - Famicom - 2020

Ultima: Exodus - Tsugutoshi Goto - Menu/King - Newtopia Planning/Pony Canyon - NES - 1989

Cyborg Hunter - Keisuke Tsukahara (Key), Kazuhiko Nagai (Nav) - Level B & E - Sega/Activision - Sega Master System - 1989

Moon Crystal - Tsukasa Tawada - Stage 2: Waylaid Street - Hect - Famicom - 1992

Umihara Kawase - Masahito Nakano (Pas De chat), Atsuhiro Motoyama, Shinji Tachikawa) - Taki Theme - Atelier Double/TNN - Super Famicom - 1994

Rival Turf! - Yasuhiko Takashiba (Zoso·Takashiba), Atsuyoshi Isemura (Atsu.Isemura) - Things Are Looking Up - Jaleco - SNES - 1992

Top Management II - unknown - Bankruptcy 2 - Koei - Super Famicom - 1994

Tetris Plus - Kazuo Sawa, Iku Mizutani (arr.) - Staff Roll - Natsume/Jaleco - Game Boy - 1997

17 March 2021

LMH Mixtape #125: Gundam Games

There are just so many gundam Gundam games out there, so for Episode 125 Brent and Rob decided to take us for a spin in some of the best-sounding 8-bit and 16-bit mobile suits around.  Whether you're about to settle down with your next Gunpla build or blast off for the latest Zeon-E.F.F. conflict, this is the mixtape for you.
 

KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: SD Gundam Gaiden 2: Entaku no Kishi - Dungeon
Other instant new favorite: SD Gundam Gaiden: Knight Gundam Monogatari - Title Screen

Brewed new favorite: Kidou Senshi V-Gundam - Space Dust
Other brewed new favorite: Kidou Senshi Gundam: Cross Dimension 0079 - Re-Entry to Earth
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

03 March 2021

Episode 234: De Niro

The boys talk a bit about Robert De Niro and De Niro related things on Episode 234 and they even do some impressions of him.  Yet again, another Genesis versus Super Nintendo discussion/debate takes place at one point with regards to a specific track, so feel free to weigh in on that in the comments.  Full track listing below.



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

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Ronnie Shahmoon, Shahid Ahmad (arr.) - Frankenstein Mansion - Bits Studios/Sony Imagesoft - Genesis - 1994
    
Kira Kira Star Night DX - Yasuhisa Watanabe - Pokey Step - RIKI/Columbus Circle - Famicom - 2016

Pac-Attack - Hiromi Shibano (Isayan), Takaki Horigome (Polygome) - Title Theme - Namco - Genesis - 1993

Gegege no Kitarou: Fukkatsu! Tenma Daiou - Kunihiro Komatsu, Yasuhiro Ito, Tomoyuki Hamada - Bright Forest - Bec/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1993

Mortal Kombat 3 - Dan Forden, Christopher Braymen (arr.), Roy Wilkins (arr.) - Kombat Temple & Scorpion's Lair - Sculptured Software/Williams - Genesis - 1995
 
Kat's Run: Zen Nihon K Car Senshuken - Yusuke Takahama, Satoshi Nagano, Michihiko Shichi - City Night (Street Race 10) - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

SOS - Kouji Niikura, Hiroyuki Naka, Hiroshi Taniguchi, H.E.L.P., Hiroya Niwayama, Hironori Tanaka, Tetsuji Ootani, Masamichi Yamazaki, Masahiro Yonezawa, Kazunori Yamaguchi, Tomoyuki Takano - Staff Roll - Human Entertainment/Vic Tokai - SNES - 1994

Battle Unit Zeoth - Akihito Hayashi (?) - Stage 1 - Jaleco - Game Boy - 1991

Armadillo - S. Big Land (Shunichi Ooshima?) - Ending - AIM/IGS - Famicom - 1991

Top Player's Golf - Kikuko Hataya - Nicaragua (Main 2) - SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie - Noboru Yamane - Water Factory (“Dirty Rave”) - WinkySoft/Zamuse - Super Famicom - 1993

Fun House - George Sanger - Stage 3 - Mind's Eye/Hi-Tech Expressions - NES - 1991

17 February 2021

LMH Mixtape #124: Role-Playing Games 2 (Part 2)

Starting out directly from the save point at the end of Episode 123, we continue following the boizz single-file through the musical overworld of this two-part RPG journey.  And with tunes this good, we'll definitely be leveling up by the end.
 

KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: Phantasy Star II - Mystery
Other instant new favorite: Last Bible III - Val Ship
Brewed new favorite: Dark Law: Meaning of Death - A Death Occurs
Other brewed new favorite: Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen - Thunder

I'd like some toast with that jam:  Live A Live - Sound of Shinobi
Needs to be performed by an orchestra: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together - Reminiscence
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

03 February 2021

Episode 233: Missing Signals

Rob and Brent usually establish a physical signal for each episode when recording so that Brent knows when Rob is good to move on from a track, but for some reason, Brent wasn’t seeing Rob’s signals during this episode.  Regardless, there’s some great tracks here.  At the end, they boizz share a phone message from Shinobi MC, a sort of spoken word-type piece, so stay tuned for that.  Full track listing below.



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

Armadillo - S. Big Land (Shunichi Ooshima?) - Stage Music 4 (Water) - AIM/IGS - Famicom - 1991

Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill - David Govett - Level 3: Don't Stop to Count the Debt - Realtime Associates/Second Dimension/Kaneko - SNES - 2018

Pulseman - Junichi Masuda - Neo Tokyo - Game Freak - Mega Drive - 1994

P-47: The Freedom Fighter - Sizlla Okamura (Shizura Okamura) - Area 5 - Aicom - PC Engine - 1989

Pop'n TwinBee - Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, Tomoya Tomita, Nobuyuki Akena, Saiko Miki, Masae Nakashima, Harumi Ueko, Yukie Morimoto, Michiru Yamane - Mechanical World - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

Astro Ninja Man - Manabu Namiki - Stage 1 - RIKI - Famicom - 2020

Vanishing Racer - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Stage 1: San Francisco - Jaleco - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

Kat's Run: Zen Nihon K Car Senshuken - Yusuke Takahama, Satoshi Nagano, Michihiko Shichi - Unused 4 - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Cyborg Hunter - Keisuke Tsukahara (Key), Kazuhiko Nagai (Nav) - Ending & Credits - Sega/Activision - Sega Master System - 1989

Super R-Type Yasuhiro Kawakami (Charlie Y. K.), Takushi Hiyamuta (Hiya), Hiroshi Kimura (Hiroshi) - A Submerging Titan (Stage 4) - Irem - SNES - 1991

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Masato Nakamura - Casino Night Zone - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Jungle no Ouja Tar-chan: Sekai Manyuu Dai Kakutou no Maki - unknown - Stage 1: Jungle - Kuusou Kagaku/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

20 January 2021

LMH Mixtape #123: Role-Playing Games 2 (Part 1)

One of the best things about revisiting these mixtapes is rediscovering tracks you'd somehow forgotten about, and for some reason this first half of the RPGs-part-two two-parter became a huge blindspot in KeyGlyph's memory.  Now that her hindsight prescription has been readjusted to 20/20, she can't stop rocking out to some of these jams... and as soon as you hit play, the same will go for you!
 

KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: The 7th Saga - Wilme Pelin
Other instant new favorite: Warsong - Friendly Fight
Other other instant new favorite: Langrisser II - The Last Battle

Brewed new favorite: Lagrange Point - Departure and Arrival
Other brewed new favorite: Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis - Karen
Other other brewed new favorite:  Sorcerian - Beautiful Day
Other other other brewed new favorite:  Ys IV: Mask of the Sun - Escape With Lilia

How could I have forgotten about this utter jam: Langrisser II - The Last Battle
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

06 January 2021

Episode 232: Through The Years

On the subject of New Year’s, the boys speak to and about different years through time, including the future.  They also do some serious finger counting and delve into the subject and etiquette of game borrowing.  And a bunch of other talk.  It’s a pretty long episode.  Full track listing below.



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

Last Battle - Booty - Chapter 3 - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Donald Land - Shinichi Kamizono, Takafumi Miura, Shogo Sakai - Home Town World, Lake Side World, Forest World, Oasis World, and Harbor World (Stage 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8) - Donald Land - Famicom - 1988

The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Koujiro Mikusa - Site-B Area - Aspect - Game Gear - 1997

Moon Crystal - Tsukasa Tawada - Stage 1: Evil Forest - Hect - Famicom - 1992

Madou Monogatari I - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Polygon Junkie - Main BGM 3 (Floors 11 and 12) - Compile - Mega Drive - 1996

Power Blade - Kinuyo Yamashita - Sector 2 - Taito - NES - 1991

Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun - Shinji Tasaka, Satoko Minami - Hop and Step Above the Clouds (Stage 2a) - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Virtua Fighter 2 - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Takayuki Nakamura, Akiko Hashimoto, Tomohiro Endo (arr.), Hitoshi Ohori (arr.) - Secret Rule Without Mercy (Kage) - Gaibrain - Genesis - 1997

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Junko Tamiya - Death Eye (Planet 2, Area 4) - Capcom - NES - 1990

Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut - Takane Okubo - Restaurant - Nintendo/HAL - Super Famicom - 2000

Mamono Hunter Yohko - Keiichi Yamamoto - Scene 3: The Pond - NCS/KLON - Mega Drive - 1991

Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi - Flash Man - Capcom - NES - 1989