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
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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
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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 - unknown - 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) - 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
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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
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