19 June 2024

LMH Mixtape #216: Beyond 16-Bit 5

Every once in a while the boizz venture outside the realm of the 3rd and 4th generation, and go Beyond 16-Bit.  This marks the fifth time exploring this topic, and the LMH crew have a lot of great tunes to share with you in this episode.  While these are all "beyond" tracks, you would be forgiven for mistaking some of these for 3rd or 4th generation tracks.  The first track of this mixtape is a perfect example of this, with an 8-bit tune from the Menu of the NES Classic.  There's a lot of great modern retro style VGM composers in this mix like Jake Kaufman, Toby Fox, and Eric W. Brown, but there's also classic greats like Tomoya Tomita with "Frosty Wheel" from Kirby's Epic Yarn.  Finally, this mixtape caps off with an absolute banger, "One Night In Neo Kobe City" from the Sega CD game Snatcher, which features some killer saxophone!  So grab your headphones and join us in this journey beyond.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant Favorite: Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Dracula's Tears 
Favoriting Start!: Undertale - Dating Start!
Another Favorite: Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land - World 1 (Space Shooter)
And Yet Another Favorite: The Messenger - Bamboo Boogaloo (Bamboo Creek) (Past)


Track listing and original episode:

12 June 2024

LMH Mixtape #215: Role-Playing Games 3

You wake up in your peaceful village, where warm inviting music is playing in the background.  You meet up with some of your friends for a day of celebration, but suddenly the town is attacked by a dark force (queue ominous music).  You and your companions set out to save the world from this darkness.  You venture forth into the world (inspiring traveling music plays).  Suddenly, your party is attacked by a random monster, and intense battle music begins playing!  You win the battle and are greeted with triumphant music celebrating your victory. 

This is just the first small step on what will become an incredible and epic journey.  What other wonderful music will you encounter along the way?  I wonder what's in that cave up ahead?  Only one way to find out, and that is to dive right into this role-playing game focused mixtape.  This is the third (sort of fourth) RPG focus for LMH, and there is no shortage of amazing music to enjoy.  Grab your sword and headphones, and prepare to set forth on this musical odyssey!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant Favorite: Last Bible III - Sky Wing
Another Favorite: Albert Odyssey 2: Jashin no Taidou - Straying off in the Depth
Melancholic, but also Beautiful: Mystic Ark - Threads of Memories
Dark, yet Playful: Dark Kingdom - Town


Track listing and original episode:

05 June 2024

Episode 273: Beyond 16-Bit 10

Another beyond fourth generation episode.  You know how it goes by now, right?  Note: Rob does play a piece at one point that turned out to be a music library track, so... illegal, that one was.  The boizz also talk about trilogies.  Full track listing below.



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

Mystic Warriors: Wrath of the Ninjas - Mr. Inoue - Great Airforce (Stage 7 BGM 2) - Konami - arcade - 1993

Jim Power - Chris Hülsbeck - Title - Loriciels/Micro World - PC Engine CD-ROM² - 1993

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land - Jake Kaufman - Credits - WayForward/D3Publisher - Nintendo 3DS - 2013

Super Monkey Ball - Hidenori Shoji, Haruyoshi Tomita, Sakae Osumi - Monkey Billiards - Amusement Vision/Sega - GameCube - 2001

Everhood - KM_EXP - Reconciliation (excerpt) - Foreign Gnomes - Nintendo Switch - 2021

Neo Turf Masters - Takushi Hiyamuta (Hiya) - Blue Lagoon Golf Course (Australia) - Nazca/SNK - Neo Geo - 1996

Metal Slug - Takushi Hiyamuta (Hiya!) - Stage 2 - Nazca/SNK - Neo Geo - 1996

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

Cyber Shadow - Enrique Martin (Pentadrangle) - Mekacity Docks (Chapter 4) - Mechanical Head Studios/Yacht Club Games - Xbox One - 2021

Border Down - Yasuhisa Watanabe (Yack) - Why do you come back? (Ending A) - G.Rev - Dreamcast - 2003

Wario Land: Shake It! - Tomoya Tomita - Ropey Jungle - Good-Feel/Nintendo - Wii - 2008

Jack Nicklaus Turbo Golf - Dwight Mikkelsen - Unused (Hollywood) - Sculptured Software/Accolade - TurboGrafx-CD - 1992

OverTop - Keiichiro Segawa - Music Of The Wind (BGM 4) - ADK/SNK - Neo Geo - 1996