25 September 2013

Episode 152: Free Play 15.2

Yet another Free Play with Brent and Rob.  Good music, bad Seinfeld impressions.  The boys also unpackage a bunch of gifts.  Also, Brent does a reggae mini-focus.  Full track listing below.

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

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Air Raid (Stage 3B) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Star Cruiser - Toshiya Yamanaka - Restaurant - NCS/Arsys Software - Mega Drive - 1990

Chi Chi's Pro Challenge Golf - Masahito Miyamoto - Main BGM 4 - Virgin Interactive/Soft Machine - Genesis - 1993

Wagyan Paradise - Eriko Imura - Continental Shelf - Namco - Super Famicom - 1994

Super Pachinko Taisen - Kenji Yamazaki - Outer Space - Banpresto - Super Famicom - 1995

Ys V: Ushinawareta Sunano Miyako Kefin - Mieko Ishikawa, Naoki Kaneda, Satoshi Arai, Atsushi Shirakawa, Masaru Nakajima - Stormy Town - Falcom - Super Famicom - 1995

Tenchi Souzou - Miyoko Kobayashi - Zue - Quintet/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

Uncharted Waters - Yoko Kanno - Other Port - Koei - SNES - 1993

Jumpin' Derby - Nobuyuki Shioda - Seaside - KID/Naxat Soft - Super Famicom - 1996

Mario Paint - Kazumi Totaka, Ryoji Yoshitomi, Hirokazu Tanaka - Flyswatter: Level 2 - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

King Salmon: The Big Catch - Masaharu Iwata, Hitoshi Sakimoto (prog.) - A New World Record (Ending Theme) - Vic Tokai/Sage's Creation - Genesis - 1993

Kyouraku-Sanyo-Maruhon Parlor! Parlor! 5 - Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura - In Pachinko Parlors - Nippon Telenet - Super Famicom - 1996

Power Tennis - Masakatsu Maekawa - World Tour - Hudson Soft/Now Production - PC Engine - 1993

Vectorman 2 - Jon Holland - Intro A (Vectorman's Jam) - Blue Sky Software - Genesis - 1996

Tadaima Yuusha Boshuuchuu Okawari - Yayoi Okumura, Hideto Maeda, Shunichi Sigematu, Nobuo Fujii - Peril Islands - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1997


  1. The song from Ys 5 sounds really reminiscent of the track Pirates Ahoy from Final Fantasy V. Not like it's a complete ripoff but it seems like they were listening to it a lot when making the Ys trac


    1. Definitely hear the similarities. Makes me want to shout "New mon!"

  2. Combatribes was released on the SNES, but the SFC version shows blood in the cinema screens.

    Have fun with the games, guys!

    Any other users played MegaTurrican? The soundtrack is awesome and actually better than the SNES Turrican games, in my opinion. And that's coming from a SNES guy.

    Any other users

    1. First of amazing episode as to LMH :) I'm an avid user ever since I first heard the Sunsoft episode, but I wasnt able to participate in the boards because I was abit too shy, I decided to gather up courage to post this tho. :)

      That PowerMitt is sick man. Where'd you get it? I'm actually very envious of Rob. :D

      I plan to play MegaTurrican soon, I used to have MS-DOS copy of the game, but it never really clicked to me. Is there any other Turrican titles I should try if this didnt click as well?

      As for the games. Those are some amazing picks. I think LMH will enjoy Goof Troop. I havent tried Toejam and Earl but I think its a very similar game. :)

    2. Mega Turrican is awesome! The software scaling/rotation effects come off much better than the ones used in Super Turrican, though the one's used in Super Turrican 2 are much better than both games. And yes, that music in Mega Turrican is to die for!

    3. The Power Mitt is from FanGamer. They have tons of cool, specialty game related things. ( http://www.fangamer.net/ ) They are probably most well known for their Earthbound / Mother stuff, including a hard cover Mother 3 guide that very much resembles the style of the old Earthbound guide. Its really neat.

      I've played Super Turrican and it was pretty good. I really just enjoyed Mega Turrican a lot more for some reason. Its such a great game. However, I'm pretty crap at it, so that was another reason I sent it to LMH. :)

  3. That awesome part in " Continental Shelf" reminds me of Madonna when she sings "over the borderline..." in the song "Borderline". Great track! Love how the little bells follow right after that melody too.

  4. Haven't had a chance to listen to this episode yet, but I've been really wanting to throw out some random requests, so.........

    Star Voyager - NES - Title Screen - 1986: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB4rTMv3O5I
    This song is so bare, and yet so complete at the same time. It has no rhythm track, the bass line is the rhythm. It uses no vibrato, or other "tricks" to make its statement, yet it comes off as very rich sounding to me. It has a wonderful section towards the end where it sound very nostalgic, perhaps even sentimental. It reminds me of an old wind up music box. It's just so full of feeling, and to me, and I'm just amazed at how much was made using so little.

    Das Geheimnis der Happy Hippo - Game Boy Color - Title Screen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkYC9AhMLgw
    Yes, I know, I know.... Game Boy Color is breaking your rules, but PLEASE consider this for a "Beyond 16-bit" episode. It pushes the Game Boy sound chip farther than possibly anything else out there! Plus, the melody, is so freaking charming! You just HAVE to be happy when you hear it. The C64 style arpeggio effects swirl around your head, and increase the happiness by factors untold!

    Snatcher - Sega CD - Pleasure Of Tension: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeUbRd3eIeY
    I feel that you guys are really missing out, by not looking into some of the early cd based stuff. This game has its entire soundtrack produced by the Genesis synth chips, with the exception on the opening, and closing tracks. This song is my favorite. It's just so menacing, yet "awesome cop show", at the same time.

    Dracula X: Rondo of Blood OST Track #12 - PC Engine CD - Boss Opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG_TQ7Dofk0
    This cd game is all redbook audio, except for this one track. Its just so freaky, and really sets the tone for the boss fight, which is just behind the exit door of the room that you are currently in. The wild vibrato effects really drive home the fact that you are in a nightmare scenario.

  5. Mario Paint Brings back some fond memories. You guys always have the best picks. =)