28 December 2022

LMH Mixtape #157: Final Episode Podcast In Review

You may notice this is a rather short mixtape.  Only one track, in fact.  In the full episode, Brent and Rob revisited memorable clips from the podcast as they said goodbye in this “Final” Episode (Podcast In Review).  But the possibility was left open to return to the show after a period of break.  Only time would tell.  The End?...

21 December 2022

LMH Mixtape #156: Best Of Year In Review 3

Another year comes to a close and we arrive at another Best Of Year In Review episode.  To say this one is packed with non-stop hits is an understatement.  If you're unfamiliar with how these episodes work, Brent and Rob switch off, back and forth, counting down their top ten tracks that they discovered during the year.  Rob will start things off this year with his number ten, and you can take it from there.

14 December 2022

LMH Mixtape #155: Free Play 15.5

This last Free Play of the "year" is packed with all stellar music you expect from the boizz.  But also, be sure to check out the full episode to learn about some very official musical terms like sprinkles, drizzles, and sprizzles.


Instant favorite: Wagyan Paradise - Water Duct
Other favorite: Lightening Force - Great Sea Power (Stage 6)
Other other favorite: Sorcerian - China Village

Track listing and original episode:

07 December 2022

Episode 255: Beyond 16-Bit 8

Beyond 16-Bit 8, that's a bit of a confusing title, no?  Anyway, you know how it is.  Every now and then, the Legacy Music Hour does an episode that features video game music from BEYOND the fourth generation of video games.  And yet, like other beyond focuses, this episode ends up sounding pretty retro.  Rob gets serious at one point about a subject near and dear to him, by the way, speaking of bygone eras, so brace yourself for that.  And, well, have fun listening to some of this "modern" music, and actually, some of these tracks really are from brand new games that came out this year, so there probably shouldn't be quotation marks there.  Full track listing below.

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

Lizard - Brad Smith - Marsh - Brad Smith/InfiniteNESLives - NES - 2018

Pebble Beach Golf Links - Yumi Satake (Yumi Kinoshita) - BGM 2 - T&E Soft - Sega Saturn - 1995

Elechead - Tsuyomi - Saved the Moon (Alt. Ending/Credits) - NamaTakahashi - Nintendo Switch - 2022

Boku no Tennis Jinsei - unknown - Clubhouse - Bimboosoft - Sega Dreamcast (Japan) - 2001

Premier Soccer - Miki Higashino (Miki Y.) - Tra gli sport mi piace soprattutto li calcio. (Finals BGM 2) - Konami - arcade (Japan) - 1993

Virtual Mahjong II: My Fair Lady - panama Co., Ltd. - Game 1 - Micronet - Sega Saturn (Japan) - 1998

Donut Dodo - Sean Bialo (CosmicGem) - Construction Site Chaos - pixel games/Flynn’s Arcade - Nintendo Switch - 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land - Hirokazu Ando - Metro on Ice - HAL Laboratory/Nintendo - Nintendo Switch - 2022

CrossCode - Deniz Akbulut -  Rookie Harbor - Radical Fish Games - PlayStation 4 - 2020

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence - Michiru Yamane - House of Sacred Remains - Konami - PlayStation 2 - 2003

Coaster Works - unknown - Failed - Bimboosoft/Xicat interactive - Sega Dreamcast - 2000

Nanashi no Game - Masayoshi Soken - Nameless Theme - Epics/Square Enix - Nintendo DS - 2008

Baldr Force EXE - Hanoi no Ossan - Let’s Just Relax - HuneX/Alchemist - Sega Dreamcast (Japan) - 2004

Lovely Planet - Calum Bowen) - Lovely Village - QUICKTEQUILA/tinyBuild - Xbox One - 2016

Sylphia - Keiji Takeuchi, Satoshi Shimazaki, Katsumi Tanaka, Einosuke Nagao, Tsuyoshi Matsushima - Ending - Compile/Tonkin House - PC Engine Super CD - 1993

Snatcher - Keizou Nakamura, Masanori Adachi, Kazuhito Imai, Masanori Ouchi, Akira Yamaoka - The Entrance to Hell - Konami - Sega CD - 1994

Pebble Beach Golf Links - Yumi Satake (Yumi Kinoshita) - Tutorial - T&E Soft - Sega Saturn - 1995

Natsuki Chronicles - Yousuke Yasui (flaggs Inc.), Kazuhiro Kobayashi (SuperSweep co., ltd.) - Hacked Grey (Stage 4) - Qute - Xbox One - 2019

30 November 2022

LMH Mixtape #154: Free Play 15.4

This Free Play is a buff boy at almost 47 minutes.  Speaking of buff boys, check out the full episode to hear Brent and Rob discuss working out and how Rob once wanted to be a body builder.

Instant favorite:  Shatterhand - Area A
Other favorite:  King of Casino - Dreams Came True (Ending)
Other other favorite:  Yume Penguin Monogatari - Stage 3

Track listing and original episode:

23 November 2022

LMH Mixtape #153: Free Play 15.3

This Free Play contains all the great music you've come to expect, but also make sure to check out the full episode to hear the discussion with guests Erich Beckmann and Ryan Olson of Kirby's Dream Band!

Instant favorite: Last Bible III - Field Theme 2
Other favorite: LandStalker - Let's Go on an Adventure
Other other favorite: Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Watchtowers of the Seal

Track listing and original episode:

16 November 2022

LMH Mixtape #152: Free Play 15.2

The free plays are always a good opportunity for the boiz to share a wide range of VGM finds, as well as a chance for Rob to work another Lightening Force track into the mix (not that there's anything wrong with that). Check out the full episode for quality Seinfeld impressions, surprise packages and more.

Instant favorite: Wagyan Paradise - Continental Shelf
Other favorite: Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Air Raid (Stage 3B)
Other other favorite: Tenchi Souzou - Zue

Track listing and original episode:

09 November 2022

LMH Mixtape #151: Free Play 15.1

While Rob wasn't available for this episode, Brent was joined by guests Brett Elston from VGMpire, Chris Antista from the Laser Time podcast and Brent's younger brother Nicky Weinbach.  Be sure to check out the full episode for the great in depth conversations they had.  The other thing the episode had was a great selection of free play tracks, which you can enjoy right now!

Instant favorite: Wagyan Paradise - Smiley Tree
Other favorite: Magical * Taruruuto-kun - It's Dok-kun!
Other other favorite: Super Solitaire - Funky
Honorary nostalgia award: Legendary Wings - Area 3

Track listing and original episode:

02 November 2022

Episode 254: Best Of Year In Review 11

At this point, you get what happens on these types of episodes.  Brent and Rob share their top six tracks of the year (and Gabe, his top three).  Brent does make one big error in his rankings, so watch out for that, but no pictures please.  Partial track listing below.

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

Metal Stoker - Hiroto Saitou, Nozomu Takahashi - Site 2-1 (Gio Front) - Sankindo/Face - PC Engine - 1991

26 October 2022

LMH Mixtape #150: Free Play 15 (Live)

For the 150th anniversary, The Legacy Music Hour took the show live!  Free Play 15 is full of great tracks as you've come to expect, which you can enjoy right now in this mixtape.  If you haven't heard the full episode though, you should absolutely check it out for the live and in person VGM karaoke from none other than Sentimental in San Gabriel!

Instant favorite: Wagyan Paradise - Cape
Other favorite: Chuugoku Janshi Story: Tonpuu - Main BGM
Other other favorite: Contra Force - Last Boss

Track listing and original episode:

19 October 2022

LMH Mixtape #149: Horse Racing and Fishing Games

Batman & Robin, peanut butter & jelly, Super Mario Bros. & Duck Hunt.  There are many iconic duos throughout history, and today we focus on none other than "Horse Racing & Fishing.”  Not a combo you might expect, but these two go together like bread and butter.  Many of these games never made it out of Japan, which is a shame because they contain some fantastic soundtracks.  Luckily, you can hear some of those tracks right now!

Instant favorite: GI King! Sanbiki no Yosouya - Hear Prediction
Other favorite: Gamble Hourouki - Horse Racing
Other other favorite: The Blue Marlin - Fish Got Away

Track listing and original episode:

12 October 2022

LMH Mixtape #148: Experimental Music 2

Experimental music can be many things. Sometimes it's weird or unconventional like in Earthbound.  Sometimes it's intriguing and leaves you with many unanswered questions like "Wolverine" from Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge.  Much like Lydia in Beetlejuice, these tracks are strange and unusual, but that's what makes them so interesting.

New favorite: The Mahjong Touhaiden - Dancing Princess
Other new favorite: Dark Law: Meaning of Death - Final Battle
Other other new favorite: Tsuri Tarou - Fishing for Seema
Track listing and original episode:

05 October 2022

Episode 253: Blues Progressions

The basic blues chord progression is the topic of Episode 253.  Used in a lot of pop, rock 'n' roll, jazz, and of course, blues, this episode is not about music that sounds blues-y or that uses a blues scale (though some of the tracks do sound blues-y and/or use a blues scale).  It's about music that uses the traditional and generic blues progression you've heard countless times in music and seeing how these different video game pieces express that structure in their own way.  Full track listing below.

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

Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun - Yoshiyuki Mori - Boss Theme 1 - Daft/Enix - Super Famicom - 1994

Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend - Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa), Taihei, Seiji Momoi, Arma, Shogo Sakai - Give It Time - Data East - Genesis - 1995

King of Casino - Hiroshi Suzuki - Title Screen - NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Road Rash II - Rob Hubbard - Arizona - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

Game & Watch Gallery - Yoko Mizuta, Jun Sugita - Oil Panic - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1997

DX Bakenou Z - Hiroto Kanno (Raika no Papa), Yasuyuki Hamada (Hyakumangoku) - Income and Expenses - Graphic Research/Asmik Ace Entertainment - 1992

Code Name: Viper - Harumi Fujita (?), Yoko Shimomura (?) - Briefing - Capcom - NES - 1990

Cool Spot - Tommy Tallarico - Play da Blues - Virgin Interactive - Genesis - 1993

RockMan: Mega World - Kinuyo Yamashita - Wily Tower: Wily Tower 3 - Capcom - Mega Drive - 1994

Side Pocket - Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa), Emi Shimizu - Cue Ball Boogie - Data East - Genesis - 1992

Popful Mail - Mieko Ishikawa (comp., arr.), Atsushi Shirakawa (comp., arr.), Hirofumi Matsuoka (arr.), Takahiro Tsunashima (arr.), Masaru Nakajima (arr.), Naoki Kaneda (arr.) - Boss - Falcom - Super Famicom - 1994

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

EarthBound - Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu, Toshiyuki Ueno - Franky - HAL Laboratory/Nintendo - SNES - 1995

28 September 2022

LMH Mixtape #147: Golf Games

Time to pour yourself an Arnold Palmer, sit back, and enjoy a cool breeze and some even cooler music.  Golf games have a certain smooth quality that makes you just want to sing along.  For proof of that, look no further than LMH user Sentimental in San Gabriel, who took many of these tracks to the next level with his VGM Karaokes.

New favorite:  True Golf Classics: Pebble Beach Golf Links  - Main Menu
Other new favorite:  Top Player's Golf - Shiny Afternoon (Main 4) 
Another favorite:  Ganbare! Golf Boys - Take It Easy

This song has lyrics:  Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf - BGM 3*
This song also has lyrics:  New 3D Golf Simulation: Harukanaru Augusta - BGM 2*
This song also ALSO has lyrics:  Winning Shot - Menu*
This song also-also-also has lyrics:  HAL's Hole in One Golf - Take a Rest*
This song also also also, and you guessed it, also has lyrics:  True Golf Classics: Pebble Beach Golf Links - Main Menu*
This song also x 5 has lyrics:  Chi Chi's Pro Challenge Golf - gameplay*
This song ALSO ALSO ALSO ALSO ALSO ALSO™ has lyrics:  Putter Golf - Title Screen/BGM 2*

*Revisit Sentimental in San Gabriel's karaokes "Forever And A Day," "Legacy Music Hour," "Are You Gonna Be," "Baby Girl," "Dammit Girl," "Motorcycle," and "Ever Never" on his setlist at JT's VGM Karaoke Lounge and on the Legacy Music Hour Facebook Video Page!
Track listing and original episode:

21 September 2022

LMH Mixtape #146: Gambling Games

While the topic may be Gambling Games, if you're looking for great music, this is a sure thing.  In this episode the boizz dig into another often overlooked genre of games to share some truly amazing tracks.  Between pachinko games, casino games, card games, and more, there's a wealth of material to enjoy.  So pull up a seat and we'll deal you in.  You're guaranteed to walk away a winner.

New favorite: AV Poker: World Gambler - gameplay
Other new favorite: Pachinko Kuunyan - gameplay
Favorite track to play while "Talkin' 'Bout the Bad Boys": King of Casino - gameplay

Somebody please expand these lyrics: King of Casino - gameplay*

*Brent freestyles some partial lyrics at 00:39:23 in the original episode
Track listing and original episode:

14 September 2022

LMH Mixtape #145: New Age Music 3

Welcome to Applied Music Theory in Video Game Music.  Today we will be focusing on New Age Music: Volume 3.  Let these calming tracks wash over you, but no sleeping in class or you'll miss all this great music.

New favorite: Tenshi no Uta: Shiroki Tsubasa no Inori - Meeting
Other new favorite: The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt - House Interior
Best use of forest creature sounds: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - Forest Interlude
Track listing and original episode:

07 September 2022

Episode 252: Dear My Brother

In this episode of the Legacy Music Hour, Brent, Rob, and Gabe REview or simply view (with their ears) some great tracks as usual, but they also figure out how to write a letter to someone special but not special enough to remember their name.  Rob also has an excellent arcade-style video game idea and some new (but actually old) ideas for online banking.  Full track listing below.

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

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - Masaaki Kawai - Dear my Brother - Riot - Genesis - 1991

Ganbare Goemon 2 - Michiru Yamane (Tozan Yamane), Kouji Murata - Mechanical Castle (Inside the Castle) - Konami - Famicom - 1989

Trump Collection GB - unknown - Spit - Bottom Up - Game Boy (Japan) - 1997

Fighter’s History - Hiroaki Yoshida (comp., arr.), Mihoko Ando, Seiji Yamanaka (arr.) - Ending - Data East - SNES - 1994

Megalit - Tomoo Kasahara - Title Screen - ASCII Entertainment/Takara - Game Boy - 1992

Final Soldier - Masakatsu Maekawa (T S Kiyoshi) - Progression (Stage 3) - 
Now Production/Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1991

Rushing Beat Shura - Atsuyoshi Isemura, Hyu - Waterfall Pass - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1993

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Akito Nakatsuka - Temple - Nintendo - NES - 1988

Mega Anser - Tadahiko Inoue - Bank Menu 2 - Sega - Mega Drive Meganet - 1989

Ganbare Daiku no Gensan - Rikei Hirashima - Chapter 4-2 - Irem - Super Famicom - 1993

Tsume Shougi: Hyakuban Shoubu - Masayoshi Koyama - Pre-Round Screen - C-Lab/Imagineer - Game Boy (Japan) - 1994

Air Rescue - Yoko Wada (Nasubi) - Dangerous Holiday (Round 1) - Sanritsu/Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1992

Love Quest - “Mya-N” Suzuki, Koji Morikawa - Hitomi - C-Lab/Tokuma Shoten - Famicom - 1994 (unreleased)

31 August 2022

LMH Mixtape #144: Battle Music

Grab your sword and shield, IT'S TIME FOR BATTLE (music).  This isn't boss music mind you, this is battle music.  What does that mean?  Say you're traveling to the next town in an RPG and suddenly you stumble into a random enemy encounter...hit that battle music.  Maybe you're taking a stroll down to the local store to grab a snack when someone tries to jack your Reebok Club Cs...battle music!

Instant new favorite: Romancing SaGa - The Conflict
Other new favorite: Metal Max - Battle
Not new, but a classic favorite: Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest - Battle 1
Track listing and original episode:

24 August 2022

LMH Mixtape #143: Matt Furniss

Did someone turn the heat up in here?  Oh, it must be these HOT tunes from composer Matt Furniss!  Alright, I'm done with the furnace puns.  Matt is a very prolific western VGM composer who started his career at only 16-years-old and while this mixtape mostly focuses on his work, included are a couple pieces from game soundtracks he didn't work on but likes a lot.  He actually dropped by the studio for an in-person interview, so if you haven't listened to the full episode yet, be sure to check it out.  Of course this episode is also packed with straight FIRE tracks!...Ok, NOW I'm done.

Instant new favorite: The Adventures of Mighty Max - Underwater
Other new favorite: F-15 Strike Eagle II - Up, Up and Away
Yet another new favorite: Wiz 'n' Liz - Lunar Land
Track listing and original episode:

17 August 2022

LMH Mixtape #142: Leading Women

Rob returns with some tales of heartache, but what better way to mend a broken heart than jamming out to some great VGM tunes with a good friend? In an oddly appropriate topic, the boizz focus on games that exclusively feature female protagonists. But don't worry, these leading ladies won't leave you feeling like Mr. Blue.

Instant new favorite: Valkyrie no Densetsu - Hiroyuki Kawada - Theme of Lave Cave/Underground
Other new favorite: Magical Chase - Variations on a Ra Melody (Stage 6: Sanctuary)
Other other new favorite: Valis III - Sutherland
Track listing and original episode:

10 August 2022

LMH Mixtape #141: Manga 2

On Brent's second solo flight we revisit the topic of manga games.  A genre so overflowing with great music, it demanded another focus.  Fun fact: Did you know that the artists who work on mangas are called "Mangaka?”  Is there a term for artists who work on manga game soundtracks?  I don't know, but they make some totally Bonk music!

Instant new favorite:  JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken - Fierce Battle
Other new favorite:  Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor - Clear Event 3
Other other new favorite:  Captain Tsubasa J: The Way to World Youth - Menu
Track with the most "The Girl From Ipanema" energy:  Dear Boys - Ending
Track listing and original episode:

03 August 2022

Episode 251: Fours

This just in: A lot of internet trouble for Rob on this episode, but at least there’s some good tracks and some funny moments.  Full track listing below.

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

Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie - Noboru Yamane - Unused 1 - WinkySoft/Zamuse - Super Famicom - 1993

4-in-1 Fun Pak - Marshall Parker - Title/Game Selection - Beam Software/Interplay - Game Boy - 1992

Coryoon: Child of Dragon - Hisashi Matsushita, Daisuke Morishima - 5 Minute Score Attack - Naxat Soft - PC Engine - 1991

ATP Tour Championship Tennis - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Menu 2 - Sims/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Yasunori Shiono - Final Battle - Neverland/Natsume - SNES - 1996

Battle Mania: Daiginjou - Fumito Tamayama, Yasuyuki Hamada, Yoko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko - Tell Me Why - Vic Tokai - Mega Drive - 1993

Flying Warriors - Akinori Sawa - Karn Village - Culture Brain - NES - 1991

Buggy Run - unknown - Ending - Sims/Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1994

RockMan: Mega World - Kinuyo Yamashita - Wily Tower: Wily Tower 1 - Capcom - Mega Drive - 1994

Pinball Fantasies - Olof Gustafsson - Title - Spidersoft/GameTek - Game Boy - 1995

Twin Cobra - Tatsuya Uemura, Masahiro Yuge, Takahiko Nagaya (arr.) - Our Life (Stage 5, 10) - Micronics/American Sammy/Toaplan/Taito - NES - 1987

Crisis Force - Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno, Jun Chuuma - Stage 3: Mystic Space - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Nage Libre: Seijaku no Suishin - Yusuke Takahama, Michihiko Shichi - Scenario 1 - Varie - Super Famicom - 1995

27 July 2022

LMH Mixtape #140: Free Play 14

For the first time, Brent didn't have his co-pilot, Rob F. Switch by his side.  Even though it's a solo flight, the spirit of Rob is still quite present.  This free play has a little something for everybody: energetic Genesis FM Synths, propulsive Konami jams, lovely orchestral melodies with a splash of that classic "video game" sound.

Instant new favorite:  Spanky's Quest - Boss
Other new favorite:  Streets of Rage 3 - Moon
Other other new favorite:  Ys V - In the Cradle
Track listing and original episode:

20 July 2022

LMH Mixtape #139: Sports 3

The Ganbare Golf BOIZZ really came to play with Sports 3!  Proving once again that the often overlooked genre of sports games can contain some total home runs when it comes to music.  These tracks have been on the bench for too long!  So get out there, make the team proud, and remember to join the Nintendo Fun Club today Mac!

Instant new favorite: Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf - Options/Statistics

Favorite track to win to: Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 3 - Success Mode Autumn

Favorite track to lose to: ATP Tour Championship Tennis - Try Again Next Year! (Tournament Elimination)
Track listing and original episode:

06 July 2022

Episode 250: Death Train

Rob has a bit of a somber theme to his track selections but there’s some funny moments in the episode nonetheless.  And they talk about some TV shows from the past.  Choo choo!  Full track listing below.

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

Death Brade - Hiroaki Yoshida, Akira Takemoto - Transcendence Desperate Struggle (Hell Ring) - Data East/I’Max - Super Famicom - 1993

Star Soldier - Takeaki Kunimoto - Full Power-Up - Hudson/Taxan - NES - 1989

Tenchi Souzou - Miyoko Kobayashi - Prime Blue - Quintet/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

Ai Senshi Nicol - Tonma-kun’s Papa (Yoshiaki Hatano?) - Fighting Nicol, Soldier of Love (Stage 1 and 4) - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1987

Liberty or Death - unknown - Battle 2 - Koei - Genesis - 1994

Contra Force - Tomoya Tomita - Level 4 - Konami - NES - 1992

Dead Zone - Naoki Kodaka - Bonus Stage - Sunsoft - Famicom Disk System - 1986

Knight Move - Hirokazu Tanaka - Train - JV Dialog/Nintendo - Famicom Disk System - 1990

Time Cop - David de Gruttola (from TOTEM factory) - Washington - Cryo Interactive/JVC Musical Industries - SNES - 1995

Robocco Wars - Masaharu Iwata (Iwachan) - Stage 1 - Pixel/IGS - Famicom - 1991

Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach - unknown - Course Theme - TOSE/Bandai - NES - 1989

Sagaia - Hisayoshi Ogura - Muse Valley (Mercury Scene) - Taito - Genesis - 1991

Love Quest - “Mya-N” Suzuki, Koji Morikawa - Ending/Staff Roll - C-Lab/Tokuma Shoten - Famicom - 1994 (unreleased)

15 June 2022

LMH Mixtape #138: Alberto José González

Alberto José González, A.K.A. Joe McAlby, is an absolute force with which to be reckoned.  Music composer, producer, graphic artist, LMH user, and of course, friend.  In this episode the boizz play a series of tracks that are incredibly dynamic, often times beautiful and always full of that distinct Alberto José González style.  Along with a few tracks from some of Alberto's favorite composers, this mix is sure to take you on a musical journey to mysterious planets, old gold mines, dilapidated towns, and so much more!

Instant new favorite: The Smurfs 3/The Smurfs Nightmare - Another World (The Mysterious Planet) 
Other new favorite: The Smurfs - Stork Travel

New favorite that sounds a bit like Michael Jackson's Thriller: V-Rally Championship Edition - Car Selection
Track listing and original episode:

01 June 2022

Episode 249: Sports 6

Another sports focus, and this time the boizz debate what constitutes as a sport.  Rob also shares his experiences fighting with pinatas and Brent tries out a new version of his name.  And if you wanna learn how to pick people up in a bar, this episode is for you.  Full track listing below.

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

Shijou Saikyou League Serie A: Ace Striker - Masahito Nakano (Pas de Chat), Atsuhiro Motoyama, Shinji Tachikawa - Main Menu - TNN - Super Famicom - 1995

Battle Golfer Yui - Naka-chan 3-sai, Kenta-kun. Yada!, Maru-chan wa omotta, Kyoporiran - Golf Ole! - Santos/Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

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

Prime Time NFL Starring Deion Sanders - Andy Armer - Prime Time Theme (Title/Opening Credits/Game Setup) - Farsight Technologies - Genesis - 1995

Nikkan Sports Pro Yakyuu VAN - Naofumi Hataya - Sound Code 89 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Track & Field - Akihiro Juichiya - Events List - Konami - Game Boy - 1992

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

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

Honoo no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei - Izuho Numata (Izuho Takeuchi (Ippo)) - Battle Theme 7 - Sega - Mega Drive - 1992

Tecmo Super Baseball - Rick Rhodes, Dean Morrell (arr.), Christopher Braymen (arr.) - Preparing for the Game - Sculptured Software/Tecmo - Genesis - 1994

Kunio-Kun no Dodge Ball Dayo Zenin Shuugo! - Kazuo Sawa, Chiaki Iizuka, Reiko Uehara, Kiyomi Kataoka) - America - Technos - Super Famicom - 1993

Foreman For Real - Chris Jojo, Paul Tonge, Suddi Raval - Title Screen - Software Creations/Acclaim - Game Boy - 1995

ATP Tour Championship Tennis - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Menu 1 - Sims/Sega - Genesis - 1994

04 May 2022

Episode 248: The Legacy Bunch

It’s the story… of a podcast named Legacy… Music Hour, that is.  In this episode, the boizz talk about nutz, among other things, and Brent does a sort of theme to his selections.  There’s also a VGM Karaoke segment featuring user UtopiaNemo!  Full track listing below.

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

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

Super C - Kazuki Muraoka, Motoaki Furukawa, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Stage 2: Military Fortress - Konami - NES - 1990

Mr. Nutz - Raphael Gesqua, Matt Furniss (arr.) - Title - Ocean - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

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

Marsupilami - Matthew Owens - Battle of the Marsupials - Apache Software Limited/Sega - Genesis - 1995

Metal Black - Yasuhisa Watanabe - A Mirage of Mind (Part 1) (Ending) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1991

Dead Zone - Naoki Kodaka - Ending - Sunsoft - Famicom Disk System - 1986

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Akito Nakatsuka - Overworld - Nintendo - NES - 1988

Phelios - Yoshinori Kawamoto - Ending - Namco - Genesis - 1990

Streets of Rage 2 - Yuzo Koshiro - Go Straight - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Cross Wiber: Cyber Combat Police - Hiroto Saitoh (Dandy Hiroto) - Chapter 01 - Sankindo/Face - PC Engine - 1990

Kirby's Adventure - Hirokazu Ando - Cloud Tops - HAL Laboratory - NES - 1993

Erik the Viking - Neil Baldwin - Peace In The Harbor - Eurocom - NES - 1992 (unreleased)

20 April 2022

LMH Mixtape #137: Asiatic Music 2

How fortunate for us that the boizz decided to take a return trip to Asiatic levels and games, because it meant they brought back another handful of musical souvenirs!  This mixtape is kinda like a carousel slideshow of their trip, except that it cranks through tunes instead of pictures and is way more exciting than any vacation presentation your aunts or uncles made you sit through after family dinner.  Enjoy the tour, and maybe you'll get inspired to go on your own worldly video game travels this year.


Instant new favorite: Shanghai - Round Complete
Other instant new favorite: Granhistoria: Genshi Sekaiki - Opening

Brewed new favorite: Table Game Dai-Shuugo!! Shogi Mahjong Hanafuda - Mahjong
Other brewed new favorite: Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - Secret Mission
Other other brewed new favorite:  AIII S.V.: A Ressha de Ikou 3 Super Version - Theme 3

Blatant Favoritism Award: Ninja Warriors - Boss 5
Track listing and original episode:

06 April 2022

Episode 247: Racing Games 4

It's been a while since the Legacy Music Hour did a theme focus but here we are with an all racing games episode.  NOTE: Rob's Famicom Grand Prix track was kind of wrong.  During the original recording, the track he played was a sort of combined version of two different tracks from the game, which sounded like one.  When it was discovered that the track wasn't supposed to be like that, it was replaced during the editing with the two separate tracks played back to back, but during the talking, you'll still hear that combined version and comments made about it as if it were one track, in case that's confusing.  Full track listing below.

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

Vs. Excitebike - Soyo Oka - Final Selection - Nintendo - Famicom Disk System - 1988

Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race - unknown - Data - Nintendo - Famicom Disk System - 1988

Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race - unknown - Menu - Nintendo - Famicom Disk System - 1988

Kat's Run: Zen Nihon K Car Senshuken - Yusuke Takahama, Satoshi Nagano, Michihiko Shichi - VS Race 1 - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Uniracers - Colin Anderson - Celebration - DMA Design/Nintendo - SNES - 1994

Uchuu Race: Astro Go! Go! - Yusuke Takahama - Jurassic Star - Kaze/Meldac - Super Famicom - 1994

Suzuka 8 Hours - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Race Result - Arc System Works/Namco - SNES - 1994

OutRunners - Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Takayuki Nakamura (arr.) - Splash Wave - Data East/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Super Hang-On - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Sprinter - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Redline: F-1 Racer - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Result - Genki/Absolute Entertainment - SNES - 1993

Thrash Rally - Hideki Yamamoto, Hiroaki Shimizu - Round 1: Monte Carlo (Monaco) - ADK/SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Mini Yonku GB: Let's & Go!! All-Star Battle Max - Toshiyuki Ueno - Park - ASCII/Jupiter Multimedia - Game Boy (Japan) - 1998

Final Lap Twin - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Race Music 3 (Race Mode) - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Power Drift - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Like The Wind (B COURSE) - Sega - arcade - 1988

16 March 2022

LMH Mixtape #136: 1998

Wait, wasn't 1998 like, ten years ago?  As time keeps marching on, take a moment to listen to this mixtape and reflect on the good things you had going on at the turn of the century.  KeyGlyph was in seventh grade and had just been introduced to Pokémon, a three-dimensional Hyrule, and Cher's roboticized vocals in the pop hit "Believe."  Key and friends were also feverishly anticipating the North American release of the Sega Dreamcast, which they believed was going to change the world.

Now it's your turn:  What were you doing in 1998?


Instant new favorite: Gyogun Tanchiki: Pocket Sonar - gameplay
Other instant new favorite: International Superstar Soccer - Title Screen

Brewed new favorite: Harvest Moon GB - Party
Other brewed new favorite: Mini Yonku GB: Let's & Go!! All-Star Battle Max - New York Map
Other other brewed new favorite: Nectaris GB - Opening
Track listing and original episode:

02 March 2022

Episode 246: Shoe Endorsements

Hey, how about that?  An original-style episode with just Brent and Rob.  A little bit of winter sports talk, a little bit of founding father talk, but the main talking point is shoe endorsements.  Full track listing below.

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

Winter Olympic Games: Lillehammer '94 - John Hancock - Downhill - Tiertex/U.S. Gold - SNES - 1994

GS Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body - Kinuyo Yamashita - Report 1: The Ghost Train Bound for Hell at 24 o'clock - Natsume/Banalex - Super Famicom - 1993

Tommy Moe's Winter Extreme: Skiing and Snowboarding - Michel Winogradoff - Tale a Free Ride ~ Let’s Go! - Loriciels/Electro Brain - SNES - 1994

Esper Dream 2: Aratanaru Tatakai - Manami Matsumae, Shigemasa Matsuo - Time Traveling Train's Journey - Konami - Famicom - 1992

From TV animation: Slam Dunk: Yonkyo Taiketsu!! - Shinji Amagishi (Amayang) - Basketball Training - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Spriggan Powered - Mutsumi Ishimura - Stage 1 - Micronics/Naxat Soft - Super Famicom - 1996

World Class Leaderboard Golf - John Hancock - End of Tournament - Access Software/U.S. Gold - Genesis - 1992

Flying Hero: Bugyuru no Daibouken - Mitsuhito Tanaka - Starfield ~ Act 7 - Sting/Sofel - Super Famicom - 1992

Karnov - unknown - Opening - Namco/SAS Sakata/Data East - Famicom - 1987

Dragon Egg! - D. Takahashi, M. Masimoto - Stage 6 - Tenky/NCS/Masaya - PC Engine - 1991

Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble - Andy Brock - GAMECOMP - Atod AB - Genesis - 1996

Don Doko Don 2 - Iku Mizutani - Sky Land - Natsume/Taito - Famicom - 1992

Time Zone - Hirohiko Takayama - Ending - EIM/Sigma - Famicom - 1991