14 September 2011

Episode 46: Role-Playing Games

Finally, a Legacy Music Hour episode dedicated to RPGs, and decidedly, Brent and Rob stay clear of Nobuo Uematsu and only cover one Square game in order leave room for lesser known composers and role-playing titles.  Brent and Rob also talk about magic tricks, blowing cartridges, and give the listeners a custom audio greeting card to send to friends!  NOTE: That's a real rabbit in Rob's hat.  Also, Rob be looking swole.  Full track listing below.

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

The Sword of Hope - Hiroyuki Masuno - gameplay - Kemco - Game Boy - 1991

Phantasy Star - Tokuhiko Uwabo - Lassic - Sega - Sega Mark III - 1987

Phantasy Star IV - Izuho Numata (Izuho Takeuchi) - Pain - Sega - Genesis - 1995

Tenchi Souzou - Miyoko Kobayashi - Unforeseen Occurrence - Quintet/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

Soul Blazer - Yukihide Takekawa - Lonely Town - Quintet/Enix - SNES - 1992

Madou Monogatari: Hanamaru Dai Youchienji - Akiyoshi Nagao (Einosuke Nagao), Tsuyoshi Matsushima - Infant Magic School - Compile/Tokuma Shoten - Super Famicom - 1996

Dungeon Explorer - Tsukasa Masuko (Tukasa Macco) - gameplay - Atlus/Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Last Bible III - Hiroyuki Yanada - Shark Ship - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Great Greed - Katsuro Tajima (Chopin) - Final Area (Part 2) - Namco - Game Boy - 1993

Soul Blazer - Yukihide Takekawa - Lostside Marshes - Quintet/Enix - SNES - 1992

Tales of Phantasia - Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, Ryota Furuya - Mystic Forest - Namco/Wolf Team - Super Famicom - 1996

Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryƫ to Hikari no Tsurugi - Yuka Tsujiyoko (Yuka Bamba) - Battle Map 2: CP Attack - Nintendo - Famicom - 1990

Might and Magic: Gates to Another World - Rob Wallace, Brian Howarth - Outside - New World Computing/Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - Prelude to the Demon King - Square - Super Famicom - 1994

Illusion of Gaia - Yasuhiro Kawasaki - The Secret of Nasca - Quintet/Enix - SNES - 1994


  1. An RPG show without any Dragon Quest or Shining Force tracks? Blasphemy!

  2. @Z_MET We're gonna be doing a Koichi Sugiyama focus in a few episodes, so there'll be plenty of Dragon Quest stuff coming soon. Stay tuned!

  3. One of your best shows yet guys!

  4. Wow...that Tales of Phantasia track really took me to another place. What an absolutely haunting and beautiful song. Tracks like this are why I love listening to this show, finding amazing music I would never hear otherwise. I'm so glad you played that, Rob. My favorite song choice of yours from the start of the show until this episode, bar none.

    As a hilarious contrast though, I think the Might and Magic track you played here might be the worst song in my opinion that you've played on the show from this episode and earlier, haha. I just don't think the Genesis has the capacity to make music that complicated sound good at all...the track is a train wreck to the ears for me, lmao.

    Loving the show!