03 April 2013

Episode 127: Taito 2

Taito, famous for Space Invaders, Arkanoid, Bubble Bobble, and the Darius series, is the focus of Episode 127.  This is The Legacy Music Hour's second pass at Taito titles (the first was Episode 47) and this time, Brent and Rob discover new games and talk about wholesome rap artists such as Young MC.  Full track listing below.

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

Panic Restaurant - Hirohiko Takayama, Kenji Eno - Stage 3 (Salad) - EIM/Taito - NES - 1992

KickMaster - Yusuke Takahama - Sector 7: A Long Way From Home - KID/Taito - NES - 1992

Space Invaders '91 - Noriyuki Iwadare - Rounds 3, 8, 15 - Taito - Genesis - 1991

Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III - Yasuko Yamada, Turbo Mira - Underworld - Taito - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

Bakushou Jinsei Gekijou 3 - Kenichi Kamio - Title Screen - Act Japan/Taito - Famicom - 1991

The Jetsons: Robot Panic - Yoshio Watanabe - Concert Hall - Act Japan/Taito - Game Boy - 1992

Liquid Kids (Mizubaku Daibouken) - Kazuko Umino - Let's get on! We're friends!! (Stage 1) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1990

Knight Quest - unknown - Ending - Lenar/Taito - Game Boy - 1992

Don Doko Don - Masahiko Takaki (M. Takagi), Yasuko Yamada - Sylvan Land (Round 1 BGM) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1989

Arkanoid - Hisayoshi Ogura, Tsukasa Masuko (arr.) - Ending - Taito - NES - 1987

Bust-A-Move - Kazuko Umino (Karu.) - Bubble Bustin' - Taito - SNES - 1995

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Geoff Follin - Berlin: Motorcycle Escape - Software Creations/Taito - NES - 1991

Rastan Saga II - Hisayoshi Ogura - Round 2 - Taito/Opera House (port) - Genesis - 1990

The Flintstones - unknown - Stage 2: Swimming Pool - Taito - Genesis - 1993

The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper! - Iku Mizutani, Kazuko Umino - Staff Roll - Natsume/Taito - NES - 1992

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Geoff Follin - Coronado: Ship Battle - Software Creations/Taito - NES - 1991

The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak! - Hideki Takahagi (?) (S. Takahagi), M. Ogata - Stage 1- Taito/Sol - NES - 1994


  1. I'm not sure whether I like PSTom or EOTom better, but let's go with EOTom for now. I was PS (pleasantly surprised) with the large amount of 8-bit goodness in this episode! But, I'm not only an 8-bit guy, and give equal opportunity to 16-bit jams. Anyway, keep up the good work!

  2. Really liked the music on this week's episode, it felt like a nice change of pace, though I'm not sure why? Maybe a little more light-hearted and "video game"y after the RPG episodes.

    I definitely think that Last Crusade is the best one too, and I don't think that's as rare as an opinion as you might think. Love the temple where the cup is, and of course "He chose... poorly"

    The Flintstones: Surprise at Dino Peak is actually a really good game, if neither of you have played it. I had it way back in the day on NES and loved it. A great platformer with some pretty unique minigame elements. Give it a shot if you can find it cheap enough!

  3. Rob - Great call on the Kumite Song from Bloodsport in comparison to Space Invaders '91. I could totally hear it once I made the connection. Great movie.

  4. I've been listening to a lot of Taito arcade soundtracks lately, and this episode complements what I've been listening to perfectly. Out of all the Taito arcade tracks I've been listening to, Metal Black (composer Yasuhisa Watanabe aka Yack) has some of the best music I've heard! Check out some of his work in the game:

    Dual Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j6BvgG7o-w
    Doubt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SklY69Av4Hg
    Game is over (I love that sustained note near the end - so good!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaiDVWgkEks