03 March 2021

Episode 234: De Niro

The boys talk a bit about Robert De Niro and De Niro related things on Episode 234 and they even do some impressions of him.  Yet again, another Genesis versus Super Nintendo discussion/debate takes place at one point with regards to a specific track, so feel free to weigh in on that in the comments.



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

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Ronnie Shahmoon, Shahid Ahmad (arr.) - Frankenstein Mansion - Bits Studios/Sony Imagesoft - Genesis - 1994
    
Kira Kira Star Night DX - Yasuhisa Watanabe - Pokey Step - RIKI/Columbus Circle - Famicom - 2016

Pac-Attack - Hiromi Shibano (Isayan), Takaki Horigome (Polygome) - Title Theme - Namco - Genesis - 1993

Gegege no Kitarou: Fukkatsu! Tenma Daiou - Kunihiro Komatsu, Yasuhiro Ito, Tomoyuki Hamada - Bright Forest - Bec/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1993

Mortal Kombat 3 - Dan Forden, Christopher Braymen (arr.), Roy Wilkins (arr.) - Kombat Temple & Scorpion's Lair - Sculptured Software/Williams - Genesis - 1995
 
Kat's Run: Zen Nihon K Car Senshuken - Yusuke Takahama, Satoshi Nagano, Michihiko Shichi - City Night (Street Race 10) - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

SOS - Kouji Niikura, Hiroyuki Naka, Hiroshi Taniguchi, H.E.L.P., Hiroya Niwayama, Hironori Tanaka, Tetsuji Ootani, Masamichi Yamazaki, Masahiro Yonezawa, Kazunori Yamaguchi, Tomoyuki Takano - Staff Roll - Human Entertainment/Vic Tokai - SNES - 1994

Battle Unit Zeoth - Akihito Hayashi (?) - Stage 1 - Jaleco - Game Boy - 1991

Armadillo - S. Big Land (Shunichi Ooshima?) - Ending - AIM/IGS - Famicom - 1991

Top Player's Golf - Kikuko Hataya - Nicaragua (Main 2) - SNK - Neo Geo - 1991

Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie - Noboru Yamane - Water Factory (“Dirty Rave”) - WinkySoft/Zamuse - Super Famicom - 1993

Fun House - George Sanger - Stage 3 - Mind's Eye/Hi-Tech Expressions - NES - 1991

17 February 2021

LMH Mixtape #124: Role-Playing Games 2 (Part 2)

Starting out directly from the save point at the end of Episode 123, we continue following the boizz single-file through the musical overworld of this two-part RPG journey.  And with tunes this good, we'll definitely be leveling up by the end.
 

KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: Phantasy Star II - Mystery
Other instant new favorite: Last Bible III - Val Ship
Brewed new favorite: Dark Law: Meaning of Death - A Death Occurs
Other brewed new favorite: Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen - Thunder

I'd like some toast with that jam:  Live A Live - Sound of Shinobi
Needs to be performed by an orchestra: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together - Reminiscence
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

03 February 2021

Episode 233: Missing Signals

Rob and Brent usually establish a physical signal for each episode when recording so that Brent knows when Rob is good to move on from a track, but for some reason, Brent wasn’t seeing Rob’s signals during this episode.  Regardless, there’s some great track here.  At the end, they boizz share a phone message from Shinobi MC, a sort of spoken word-type piece, so stay tuned for that.  Full track listing below.



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

Armadillo - S. Big Land (Shunichi Ooshima?) - Stage Music 4 (Water) - AIM/IGS - Famicom - 1991

Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill - Level 3: Don't Stop to Count the Debt - Realtime Associates/Second Dimension/Kaneko - SNES - 2018

Pulseman - Junichi Masuda - Neo Tokyo - Game Freak - Mega Drive - 1994

P-47: The Freedom Fighter - Sizlla Okamura (Shizura Okamura) - Area 5 - Aicom - PC Engine - 1989

Pop'n TwinBee - Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, Tomoya Tomita, Nobuyuki Akena, Saiko Miki, Masae Nakashima, Harumi Ueko, Yukie Morimoto, Michiru Yamane - Mechanical World - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

Astro Ninja Man - Manabu Namiki - Stage 1 - Riki - Famicom - 2020

Vanishing Racer - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Stage 1: San Francisco - Jaleco - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

Kat's Run: Zen Nihon K Car Senshuken - Yusuke Takahama, Satoshi Nagano, Michihiko Shichi - Unused 4 - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Cyborg Hunter - Keisuke Tsukahara (Key), Kazuhiko Nagai (Nav) - Ending & Credits - Sega/Activision - Sega Master System - 1989

Super R-Type Yasuhiro Kawakami (Charlie Y. K.), Takushi Hiyamuta (Hiya), Hiroshi Kimura (Hiroshi) - A Submerging Titan (Stage 4) - Irem - SNES - 1991

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Masato Nakamura - Casino Night Zone - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Jungle no Ouja Tar-chan: Sekai Manyuu Dai Kakutou no Maki - unknown - Stage 1: Jungle - Kuusou Kagaku/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

20 January 2021

LMH Mixtape #123: Role-Playing Games 2 (Part 1)

One of the best things about revisiting these mixtapes is rediscovering tracks you'd somehow forgotten about, and for some reason this first half of the RPGs-part-two two-parter became a huge blindspot in KeyGlyph's memory.  Now that her hindsight prescription has been readjusted to 20/20, she can't stop rocking out to some of these jams... and as soon as you hit play, the same will go for you!
 

KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE
 
Instant new favorite: The 7th Saga - Wilme Pelin
Other instant new favorite: Warsong - Friendly Fight
Other other instant new favorite: Langrisser II - The Last Battle

Brewed new favorite: Lagrange Point - Departure and Arrival
Other brewed new favorite: Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis - Karen
Other other brewed new favorite:  Sorcerian - Beautiful Day
Other other other brewed new favorite:  Ys IV: Mask of the Sun - Escape With Lilia

How could I have forgotten about this utter jam: Langrisser II - The Last Battle
 
 
Track listing and original episode:

06 January 2021

Episode 232: Through The Years

On the subject of New Year’s, the boys speak to and about different years through time, including the future.  They also do some serious finger counting and delve into the subject and etiquette of game borrowing.  And a bunch of other talk.  It’s a pretty long episode.  Full track listing below.



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

Last Battle - Booty - Chapter 3 - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Donald Land - Shinichi Kamizono, Takafumi Miura, Shogo Sakai - Home Town World, Lake Side World, Forest World, Oasis World, and Harbor World (Stage 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8) - Donald Land - Famicom - 1988

The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Koujiro Mikusa - Site-B Area - Aspect - Game Gear - 1997

Moon Crystal - Tsukasa Tawada - Stage 1: Evil Forest - Hect - Famicom - 1992

Madou Monogatari I - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Polygon Junkie - Main BGM 3 (Floors 11 and 12) - Compile - Mega Drive - 1996

Power Blade - Kinuyo Yamashita - Sector 2 - Taito - NES - 1991

Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun - Shinji Tasaka, Satoko Minami - Hop and Step Above the Clouds (Stage 2a) - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Virtua Fighter 2 - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Takayuki Nakamura, Akiko Hashimoto, Tomohiro Endo (arr.), Hitoshi Ohori (arr.) - Secret Rule Without Mercy (Kage) - Gaibrain - Genesis - 1997

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Junko Tamiya - Death Eye (Planet 2, Area 4) - Capcom - NES - 1990

Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut - Takane Okubo - Restaurant - Nintendo/HAL - Super Famicom - 2000

Mamono Hunter Yohko - Keiichi Yamamoto - Scene 3: The Pond - NCS/KLON - Mega Drive - 1991

Mega Man 2 - Takashi Tateishi - Flash Man - Capcom - NES - 1989