30 January 2019

LMH Mixtape #83: Product Placement

We probably didn't notice it as much when we were kids, but there was a whole lot of product placement going on in our video games.  Whether it was comparatively subtle background nods to Pizza Hut or entire titles dedicated to playing as Ronald McDonald, encouragement to nag our parents for stuff we didn't need was everywhere... and yet there was also a lot of great music, too.  So, have it your way and munch on through these tracks all over again, but do bear in mind that the Legacy Music Hour is not responsible for any sudden cravings for Cheetos, Snickers, hamburgers, Chupa Chups, raisins, or Panasonic electronics.


Instant new favorite:  M.C. Kids - Level Music 2
Brewed new favorite:  The California Raisins: The Grape Escape - Maize Maze

Impossible not to dance to:  M.C. Kids - Level Music 2
Unexpected smoothness:  Biker Mice From Mars - Staff Roll

Track listing and original episode:


23 January 2019

LMH Mixtape #82: Puzzle Games 2

If you'd been Tetris ready for another LMH puzzle games focus ever since falling in love with the first one, sixty-five episodes later the boizz finally delivered the piece you needed!  Now along comes the mixtape version of that very same Puzzle Games 2, plummeting perfectly into your day for a guaranteed musical high score.


Instant new favorite:  Puyo Puyo Tsuu - Last Area
Other instant new favorite:  Columns III: Revenge of Columns - Industrial District

Somebody please expand these lyrics:  Catrap - Ending/Staff Roll*
This song HAS lyrics:  Wario's Woods - Go!**

*Freestyle begins at 00:42:58 in the original episode
**KeyGlyph's "Pretty Please (The Pleading Song)" karaoke can be found on the LMH Facebook page

Track listing and original episode:


16 January 2019

LMH Mixtape #81: Secret of Mana

After eighty-one episodes, Brent and Rob decided to do their first focus on one individual game's soundtrack: Secret of Mana.  Although opinions were mixed as to whether the game itself was one of the greatest titles of all time or just a super effective sedative, the boizz have absolutely no disagreements over the quality of the music.  Get right into the thick of it and take a journey through these selections from the dynamic fantasy soundscapes of Hiroki Kikuta.


Instant new favorite:  Secret of Mana - Into the Thick of It
Other instant new favorite:  Secret of Mana - Rose and Ghost

Brewed new favorite:  Secret of Mana - Star of Darkness
Other brewed new favorite:  Secret of Mana - One of Them is Hope

Track listing and original episode:


02 January 2019

Episode 208: Ending Music 3

To start the year off, Brent and Rob do another “ending music” focus, the last one having been done in 2012.  Brent’s brothers also join in on the action.  Plus, The Legacy Music Hour has a new sponsor, at least for the time being, Double Cobra Milling.  Full track listing below.

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

Viewpoint - Sizlla Okamura - Mes Volutes Bleues (Ending) - Nexus Interact/Sammy - Genesis - 1994

Exciting Soccer: Konami Cup - Kiyohiro Sada (Kyohei Sada), Atsushi Fujio (Sukemaro Fujio)) - Ending - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1988

Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III - Yasuko Yamada - True Ending - Taito/Working Designs - TurboGrafx-16 - 1991

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama - Ground Zero - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Osomatsu-kun: Hachamecha Gekijou - unknown - Ending Theme - Sega - Mega Drive - 1988

Ordyne - Shinji Hosoe - Ending - Namco/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Forgotten Worlds - Tamayo Kawamoto, Ippo Yamada (arr.) - Staff Roll - Capcom/Sega - Genesis - 1989

Darkwing Duck - Yasuaki Fujita - Ending - Capcom - NES - 1992

Gley Lancer - Masanori Hikichi, Noriyuki Iwadare, Yoshiaki Kubotera, Isao Mizoguchi - Story End & Credits (Easy Mode) - NCS - Mega Drive - 1992

Time Cruise - Hiroto Saitō, Nozomu Takahashi - Credits - Sankindo/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 -1992

Bells & Whistles - Hidenori Maezawa, Michiru Yamane, Masae Nakashima - The Day Peace Returns to Planet Mel (Ending) - Konami - arcade - 1991