02 December 2015

Episode 171: Free Play 23

It's the holiday season once again at the Legacy Music Hour, and in turn, Episode 171 is holiday AND surgery themed.  The boizz tie it all together with some singing and goose bumping, so enjoy some photos with Santa and merry Christmas, obviously!  Full track listing below.

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

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventure of Hourai High School: Tenkousei Scramble - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Title - J-Wing/Dynamite - Super Famicom - 1996

Tetris - Hirokazu Tanaka - Title Screen - Nintendo/Bullet Proof Software - Game Boy - 1989

Ultra League: Moero! Soccer Daikessen!! - Kazuo Sawa - Stage 5 - Tom Create/Yutaka - Super Famicom - 1995

F1 Circus - Hiroshi Ogawa - Tight Load - Nihon Bussan/Nichibutsu - PC Engine - 1990

Gunstar Heroes - Norio Hanzawa - The End of the Battle (To Out World) - Sega/Treasure - Genesis - 1993

Body Count - Steve Collett - Stage 4 - Probe Software - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Wagyan Paradise - Eriko Imura - Marine Base - Namco - Super Famicom - 1994

Silver Surfer - Tim Follin - Hi Score - Software Creations - NES - 1990

Dungeon Master - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Hall of Champions - JVC/FTL Games - SNES - 1993

Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble - Andy Brock - BUGHAUNT - Atod AB - Genesis - 1996

Alien Storm - Keisuke Tsukahara (Psychedelic Chung), Souseki (arr.) - Ulcer - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Dragon Spirit - Shinji Hosoe (Megaten Hosoe) (comp., arr.), Astron Ishii (arr.), Yoshinori Kawamoto (Kawagen) (arr.), Kazuo Noguchi (Thunder Noguchi) (arr.) - Grave Yard (Area 4) - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1988

Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Finale - Quest/Enix - SNES - 1995

Image Fight - Masahiko Ishida - Stage 8 (Final Mission) - Irem - PC Engine - 1990

SD Hiryu no Ken - Akinori Sawa (Eiji Miyabi) - Credits - Culture Brain - Super Famicom - 1994


  1. 2 hour Rob F Switch mix at Ground Control? Awesome! Is it going to be live streamed?

  2. Dr. Rabin has opened the chest cavity, everything's looking good, he just needs to clear the path for the heart swap. Nurses are standing by.

    Dr. Rabin has finished prepping the patient's chest cavity.

    Dr. Rabin is now Tetris ready.

  3. I remember when I first let Tetris play out its title music; before that I just impatiently pressed Start to bypass those stuffy Russian chords. I was surprised at the feel-good sound of the music beyond the intro, and loved it.

    I heard a tie-in with Christmas at the end of "Hips of Illusion": John sings "go-ho-ho" at the end!

  4. Great episode Chiki Boys! That Gunstar Heroes track was particularly jam.

    I design spine implants and instruments, and as a part of the job I have to attend surgeries fairly often. In almost all of the surgeries I've seen, the doctors are straight up rocking out to music - and I'm not even talking classical! Most of the doctors I've been with listen to either 80's rock or techno to get pumped up. It's kinda weird, but a lot better than a silent operating room.

    Just wanted to share! You guys are the absolute best.

    1. I love knowing this. Also, what an intense job!

      To add to the growing body of evidence regarding surgeons rocking out, my husband broke his ankle in three places over the weekend and I asked his surgeon if he listened to music while operating. Not only did he say yes, always (his genre choice: alternative rock), but he also said that he will play requests for patients as they are going under in an attempt to make them feel better. "So for the past year or so," he noted, "any little girl coming in for surgery drifted off happily to the Frozen soundtrack." I thought this was a really sweet, wonderful story.

      This surgeon also pointed out that after he beings operating he cannot adjust any musical controls, so sometimes the genre shifts gradually to something else (e.g. classic rock) depending on the tastes of his nurses. Hahaha.

  5. Hilarious episode! I can't even describe how great it is that it surgery/christmas themed.

    Thanks for putting me on the showcase! That was so great. I hope to hear more from Cole's musical.

  6. I enjoyed the track list keep it up guys, the jokes about the vasectomy made me laugh! I remember hearing the Tetris Title BGM in some movie called Juice Head from the late 90's to early 2000s that was on the Sci Fy channel. I was surprised when I had heard it, because I remember thinking this is from something, but what. Well I played the game a couple days after and heard it. I swear it wasn't a cover either, right from the Game Boy.

  7. Another slurpee good episode! Just a comment regarding the Finale track from Ogre Battle- you guys can connect another holiday to the show via this track. Nochebuena. In the beginning of the track you can hear the Taco Bell chime, which connects the traditional celebration of Christmas Eve in Spanish countries. I'm surprised Rob didn't catch this. ;O)
    -Slick Vic

  8. The Alien Storm / Santa wanting more pictures thing was legit disturbing.

  9. I laughed histerically at the flatline part! So many great songs and you guys are the funniest around

  10. I like when Brent remembers things he's heard strangers say, like "down to party" in Racing Games 2 and "Blueberry Hill" in Board Games.

  11. Related to the Silver Surfer track, I realized that Tim Follin put a deliberate phone ringing sound in one of his C64 soundtracks, around the 2:30 mark in this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8FiLkJ93S4