29 May 2024

LMH Mixtape #214: Virgin

This mixtape has a lot to offer, starting with a classic high-energy shoot-them-up track from the arcade game Saint Dragon.  "Be Your Age! (Area 3)" from Viewpoint is playful and quirky while also being really catchy.  That is followed immediately by "Altar of Dreams" from Hani in the Sky which features an instrument that sounds a lot like an office telephone ringing, yet somehow fits really well within the track!  "Training Boss 1-1: Trol (IZ-HD310)" from Heavy Nova features a baseline that is very reminiscent of the track "Lower Brinstar" from Super Metroid. 

From arcade to PC Engine to Satellaview, this mix has a bit of everything.  Finally, if this is your first time hearing any of these tracks, then your Virgin ears are in for a treat!


Instant Favorite: Battle Tycoon: Flash Hiders SFX - Map
Another Favorite: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Idaten
Relaxing yet eerie: BS-X: Sore wa Namae o Nusumareta Machi no Monogatari - Naming Screen

Track listing and original episode:

22 May 2024

LMH Mixtape #213: Sports 5

Grab your favorite jersey, because the LMH boizz are back again for the fifth installment of the topic that keeps on giving... Sports!  Even if you're not a sports fan, LMH users can tell you that a sports focused episode means one thing: really great music.  For example, "Main BGM" from Konami Hyper Soccer is an absolute jam, but due to its limited release as a European exclusive, many may have missed it.  Luckily the LMH crew are pros at digging up these hidden gems.  Of course no sports episode would be complete without a track from the fan-favorite, Pebble Beach Golf Links.  So get pumped, because it's game time!


Instant Favorite: Konami Hyper Soccer - Main BGM
Energetic Favorite: AWS Pro Moves Soccer - Menu Theme
Classic 80's Famicom VGM: Exciting Boxing - gameplay

Track listing and original episode:

15 May 2024

LMH Mixtape #212: Kindergarten Graduation

This mixtape hits hard right out of the gate with an energetic track from Battle Mania: Daiginjou, followed immediately by a super cool track from Mario no Super Picross which features some iconic Mario-style percussion.  It doesn't stop there though.  The track "Un Caillou Ricochet (Area 2)" from Viewpoint showcases a solo that can only be described as "going off.”  All that and so much more in this free play.


Instant Favorite: Human Grand Prix IV: F1 Dream Battle - World Champion
Another Favorite: Mario no Super Picross - Mario Puzzle 4
Most Energetic: Battle Mania: Daiginjou - Twilight Express

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08 May 2024

LMH Mixtape #211: Breaking Up

While there may have been some technical difficulties during the full episode, that didn't prevent the boizz from delivering a solid setlist for this free play. You'll find some classic style video game music from Rambo: First Blood Part II for the Sega Master System and Adventure Island II for the NES.  Looking for something less conventional?  Check out Blue Sea of Changing Daytime from Cho Aniki: Bakuretsu Rantou Hen, which gets pretty creative with it's instrumentation, making use of some unique samples, resulting in a really fun and catchy track.


Instant Favorite: Slap Fight MD - Hishou (Flight)
Another Favorite (and another slap): Aa Harimanada - Young Noble's Slap
Creatively Unconventional: Cho Aniki: Bakuretsu Rantou Hen - Blue Sea of Changing Daytime

Track listing and original episode:

01 May 2024

Episode 272: Jazz Music 3

This month, The Legacy Music Hour returns to a topic last explored twelve years ago, Jazz Music.   All the tracks featured here are third and fourth generation game music examples of jazz (and in one case, jazz-ish) pieces.  Some pretty sophisticated stuff!  Full track listing below.

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

Dynamite Dux - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Stage 4: Chicago (DUX In Darkness) Sega -arcade (Japan) - 1988

Gokinjo Boukentai - Akihiko Mori - Battle - ITL/Pioneer LDC - Super Famicom - 1996

Sonic Boom -  Katsuhiro Hayashi - Stage 3, 5 - Sega - arcade (Japan) - 1987

Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo! - Harumi Fujita - Original Game - Tom Create/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Pu-Li-Ru-La - Kazuko Umino (Karu) - BGM 1, Zac & Mel's Town - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1991

Sadakichi Seven: Hideyoshi no Ougon - Daisuke Inoue - Main Theme (Day) - Sofix/Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1988

Super Chase H.Q. - Yasuhisa Watanabe (comp., arr.), Naoto Yagishita (arr.), Kennosuke Suemura (Adon Suemura) (arr.), Jag (arr.) - Lover’s (Unused) - Taito - SNES - 1993

The Jetsons: Invasion of the Planet Pirates - Hideki Takahagi - Stage 3 - Sting/Taito - SNES - 1994

Party Quiz Mega Q - Hirofumi Murasaki - Swing! MQ! - Minato Giken/Sega - Mega Drive - 1993

Leading Company - Mark Soskin (comp., improvised solo 1), Chuck Loeb (improvised solo 2) - The Door To September - Koei - Super Famicom - 1993

Janou Touryuumon - Mecano Associates - BGM 3 - Game Arts - Mega Drive - 1993

Mini-Yonku Let's & Go!! Power WGP 2 - Masaru Tajima - Racing - Jupiter Multimedia/Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1998

King of Casino - Hiroshi Suzuki - Music No. 4 (Inside Casino) - NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990