07 August 2019

Episode 215: Role-Playing Games 3

Once again, Brent and Rob select tracks from role-playing games, some new titles to the podcast, others fairly familiar.  Gabe gets in on the action too.  They also talk a little bit about black mold and Rob gives thanks to everyone for recognizing his kindergarten degree.  Full track listing below.

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

Dark Kingdom - Jimmy & Patty - Town - Nippon Telenet - Super Famicom - 1994

Surging Aura - Kamo - Staff Roll - Japan Media Programming - Mega Drive - 1995

Mystic Ark - Akihiko Mori - Threads of Memories - Produce/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

Langrisser II - Noriyuki Iwadare - Riana - NCS - Mega Drive - 1994

Solid Runner - Mitsuhito Tanaka, Toshiaki Sakoda, Pure Sound - Lif's Garage - Sting/ASCII - Super Famicom - 1997

Maten no Soumetsu - Noriyuki Iwadare, Isao Mizoguchi - Soul World - Kodansha - Mega Drive - 1993

Makai Hakkenden Shada - Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki, Takafumi Miura, Seiichi Hamada, Yuji Suzuki, Yusuke Takahama - Field - Data East - PC Engine - 1989

Dragon View - M. Takenaka, Mari Komatsu, T. Sekido, Mercado Inc. - Frozen Corridors - Kemco - SNES - 1994

Albert Odyssey 2: Jashin no Taidou - Naoki Kodaka - Straying off in the Depth - Sunsoft - Super Famicom - 1994

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi - The Wandering Sculptures - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

Madou Monogatari I - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Polygon Junkie - Ending (Part 2) - Compile - Mega Drive - 1996

Last Bible III - Hiroyuki Yanada - Sky Wing - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Sorcerian - Mieko Ishikawa - Where we Meet - Sega/Falcom - Mega Drive - 1990

Aretha II: Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi - Tsuyoshi Tanaka (CHACKey), Futoshi Shimodaira, Kazuyasu Hiroe - Paint it Blue - Japan Art Media/Yanoman - Super Famicom - 1994

Traysia - Minoru Yuasa - Title Theme - Renovation/Riot - Genesis - 1992

Dual Orb - Lucky‑7 - Deserted Village - I’Max - Super Famicom - 1993


  1. I was really worried for a week or so. Thanks for keeping the episodes coming!

  2. Nice to hear someone eating in my ear

    1. Are you the same person that just keeps redundantly writing "good" in each mixtape post? How about offering something more constructive next time you decide to comment? Perhaps in the future the moderators of the Legacy Music Hour podcast should consider enabling comments only for people with Blogger accounts...

      Anyway, back to the positivity - this was a fun episode as always boizz! I've got a feeling that Surging Aura track might be one for the Best of Year Review. Hope you get that black mold infection sorted out Brent - I prescribe you two daily dosages of PURE SOUND to get you healed up. And wow, two kindergarten degrees Rob! Can't wait to see a photo of that bad dude once it's framed.


  3. Hey Brent, was the Madou Monogatari track reminding you of Super Bonk's Zero Gravity? Because that's what immediately came to mind for me.

    Another thing about the Madou track -- towards the end, there's a small section that gets directly recycled in the Staff Roll of Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. It's just slowed down in the latter and uses different sound sets.

    I'm really fascinated with how the tracks and musical slices get passed around among the Madou Monogatari, Puyo Puyo, and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. I mean, all of the games are obviously related as spin-offs or ports of each other, so you'd expect tracks to get duplicated to some extent. But this particular example is extra intriguing because it's not a whole piece or even a major melody that's getting reused for self-reference, but rather a relatively inconspicuous amp-up at the end of a loop.

    1. Hey Brent and Keyglyph!

      Good call on that! This is my first time commenting and I also came to ask about that. Ever since hearing it I wondered if he was thinking of the intro to Tetris Attack. That's what came to mind for me, but I'm a huge Tetris Attack fan. 14 seconds in on this vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHshZtfeBns

  4. Thanks for answering my questions, guys! Spawned-cast coming soon!

  5. Top gun snes composer interview:


  6. The beginning of the Madou Monogatari track strongly reminds be of the beginning of Megaman 2's Woodman's theme.

  7. I can't believe how many years I've been listening to you bois! I remember happening upon you through nerdist. From the first ep I was hooked. I still go back to that one, as well as all the others. Love the topics and banter, love the music, love the banter between the music. Hope you can keep going!

    And, for Sep or Oct, might I suggest a topic ? To commemorate the sega genesis/mega drive mini release in Sep , how about you curate some songs from its game library? And you can include all versions to cover those games exclusive to JP or UK.Either way, I'll be sure to tune to the next show