29 May 2019

LMH Mixtape #92: Punching and Kicking 2

What is it that makes a "true" beat 'em up game?  Is it the punching and kicking, or is hacking and slashing equally legitimate?  Does it count if your deadly weapon is your own hair?  Is EVERY game just a beat 'em up at its core?  These were the difficult questions the boizz asked themselves during their second setlist of Punching and Kicking tunes, now presented to you in mixtape form.


Instant new favorite: Streets of Rage 2 - Dreamer
Brewed new favorite: Sonic Blast Man II
Other brewed new favorite: Streets of Rage 3 - The Poets I

This track has a music video: The Combatribes - Martha's Truth*

*Unofficial music video here:

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22 May 2019

LMH Mixtape #91: Cartoons

In theory, Episode 91 was all about cartoons -- but in practice it was basically a focus on ducks.  Donald, Darkwing, Daffy, and Scrooge are all represented here, along with a few of their non-avian colleagues too.  Throw in some Inspector Gadget, Little Nemo, and Beavis and Butt-head for good measure, and you've got a pretty eclectic lineup of toon tunes.


Instant new favorite:  Inspector Gadget - Staff Roll
Other instant new favorite:  TaleSpin - Encounter with the Iron Claw
Brewed new favorite:  Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage - Dancing With the Devil

Blatant Favoritism Award:  DuckTales - Amazon

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15 May 2019

LMH Mixtape #90: Free Play 9

By Episode 90, the Legacy Music Hour was starting to gear up for their first live anniversary recording.  They entered the home stretch with this excellent freeplay setlist, a guest appearance by Sister Weinbach, and even a cameo by The Gabe.  A fantastic star-studded start for their final lap to 100 episodes!


Instant new favorite:  The Hybrid Front - Earth~PETO Fight BGM 2
Other instant new favorite:  Vixen 357 - Army Phase (Stages 7, 11, 12, 13)~Enemy Phase (Stages 7, 14 (second half))
Other other instant new favorite:  Mouryou Senki Madara - Ma-Da-Ra
Brewed new favorite:  Seiken Densetsu 3 - Little Sweet Cafe

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01 May 2019

Episode 212: Kindergarten Graduation

In Episode 212, the boizz talk a bit about kindergarten graduations, among other things.  Brent learns that Faxanadu is pronounced "Fazanadu," and Rob shows off his new hat as well as his fondness for thickness.  Full track listing below.

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

Battle Mania: Daiginjou - Fumito Tamayama, Yasuyuki Hamada, Yoko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko - Twilight Express - Vic Tokai - Mega Drive - 1993

Mario no Super Picross - Toshiyuki Ueno - Mario Puzzle 4 - Jupiter Corporation/Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1995

Military Madness - Jun Chikuma (?) - Ending - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Legend of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse - Yayoi Fujimori, Kayoko Maeda, Shigenori Kamiya (Kamiya Studio) - Tree of Life - Aspect - Game Gear - 1995

Viewpoint - Sizlla Okamura - Un Caillou Ricochet (Area 2) - Nexus Interact/Sammy - Genesis - 1994

Burning Force - Yoshinori Kawamoto, Kaeru Taniguchi (Kwaeru) (arr.) - Graduation - Nova Games Ltd./Namco - Genesis - 1990

Eternal Champions - Joe Delia, John Hart, Jeff Marsh, Adrian Van Velssen, Andy Armer - Battle Room - Sega interActive - Genesis - 1993

Jaseiken Necromancer - Jun Chikuma (A. Chikuma) - Town - Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1988

Second Samurai - Matt Furniss - Game Complete - Psygnosis/Vivid Image - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Human Grand Prix IV: F1 Dream Battle - Yukie Sugawara - World Champion - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1995

Gigandes - Takaro Nozaki - Factory of Dizziness (Episode 5 - Save the Colony Part 2) - East Technology - arcade - 1989