19 August 2011

Episode 42: Boss Music

In Episode 42, Brent and Rob focus solely on boss music.  Final bosses, regular bosses, mini-bosses -they welcome bosses from all walks of life.  They also share stories about crash symbols and good deals and they talk about other stuff, as usual.  Full track listing below.

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

Donkey Kong Country - David Wise - Gang-Plank Galleon - Rare/Nintendo - SNES - 1994

Alcahest - Jun Ishikawa - Alcahest (First Form) - Square/HAL Laboratory - Super Famicom - 1993

Midnight Resistance - Azusa Hara, Tatsuya Kiuchi, Hitomi Komatsu, Hiroaki Yoshida, Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.) - In the Forest (Boss 2) - Data East - Genesis - 1990

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Boss - Square - SNES - 1991

Super Castlevania IV - Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudou - Dracula Battle - Konami - SNES - 1991

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - The Sacrifice, Part Three - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Altered Beast - Tohru Nakabayashi, Kazuhiko Nagai (arr.) - Gaum-Hermer (Boss Theme) - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Danger - Square - SNES - 1993

Streets of Rage - Yuzo Koshiro - Big Boss - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Märchen Adventure: Cotton 100% - Kenichi Hirata - Mini Boss Battle - Datam Polystar - Super Famicom - 1994

A Nightmare on Elm Street - David Wise - Boss Battle - Rare/LJN - NES - 1990

Bonk's Adventure - Tsukasa Masuko, Hirohiko Takayama - Boss - Red Company/Atlus - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Kirby Super Star - Jun Ishikawa, Dan Miyakawa - Boss Battle - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1996

Rocket Knight Adventures - Masanori Oouchi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masanori Adachi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane - Final Boss - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Fester's Quest - Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara - Boss - Sunsoft - NES - 1989

Sunset Riders - Motoaki Furukawa, Masahiro Ikariko (arr.), Hideto Inoue (arr.) - The Great Petal (Sir Richard Rose) - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Contra - Kazuki Muraoka, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Base Boss - Konami - NES - 1988


  1. I just discovered your show and am still listening to the first episode. I love it. Have you guys done any music from Earthbound yet? I really like this track here, specifically the part from 0:00 to 0:25.

    It sounds very similar to this, but that beat is from a lot of songs I suppose: http://youtu.be/VUImpeQG66U

  2. I wasn't able to listen to the podcast on an Android phone. Can you embed the audio into the RSS feed instead of a link? Im not sure exactly how that works. The Indoor Kids podcast works like that.

  3. @Anonymous The Legacy Music Hour is now on Stitcher, so you should be able to access the most recent episode on your Android there.

  4. an RSS link would be a big help! I guarantee there other potential super-fans that want to subscribe to your show via RSS, just like me & Anonymous up there.

    I listen to 100's of podcasts every week and I am a huge video game music enthusiast, I love your show from what I've heard, but I can't find an RSS feed to give the Google podcasting app on Android, therefor Legacy Music Hour is always sort of outside my normal podcast menus, which automatically delivers me new episodes of every other podcast, while yours is buried in some website link or in an app I don't normally use (stitcher).

    I promise there are others like me who only listen to podcasts via RSS, and you'd significantly expand your listenership by providing an RSS feed! Thanks

  5. @raggy and @Anonymous, thanks for listening and for the comments. About the RSS feed, we also received a couple emails about it, and unfortunately, we just don't know what to do or how to do it. We've asked friends, and they don't know exactly how to help us either. If any of you can help, please just tell us what to do. We really want to accommodate. Would it help if we had an embedded player for each posting? Also, does this link help:


    Supposedly, that's where you can subscribe to the RSS feed on Google, but we don't even know what that means. Let us know if that link works and where or how we should post that link. Thanks!

  6. @raggy and @Anonymous Okay, I think we figured out how to embed the audio in the RSS feed. Also, the link to the RSS feed should be either on the right side of the site under "Subscribe Now!" or the right side of the field in your browser where you enter a web address. I hope this helps.

  7. In Super Castlevania IV, that really ominous final boss theme stops at the midpoint of the fight and (cover your ears if you just bought the game for 2 dollars and don't want to be spoiled, I guess) the first level theme suddenly comes back which is very melodic and energetic; it is a great triumphant moment that I always liked.

    I actually think that the entire soundtrack to the game has an interesting mix of ominous and upbeat.