04 August 2021

Episode 239: The Olympics

This episode is Olympics themed, especially on Rob’s end of track selections.  Different years also come up a bit, years like 1996 and 1943 and so forth.  Should arm wrestling be an event at the Olympics? Should Rob become a full time psychic?  These questions and more might just be answered on the Legacy Music Hour.  Full track listing below.

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

Deae Tonosama Appare Ichiban - Masashi Kageyama - Stage Select - Sunsoft - Super Famicom - 1995

Track & Field II - Harumi Ueko - Arm Wrestling - Konami - NES - 1989

Tarot Mystery - Yasuaki Fujita - What is your birthday? - Ukiyotei/Visit - Super Famicom - 1995

Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta 1996 - Mark Ortiz - Skeet - Tiertex/Black Pearl - SNES - 1996

1943 Kai: Midway Kaisen - Tamayo Kawamoto (Tamatama) - Air Battle D (Round 4) - Capcom - arcade (Japan) - 1988

Shatterhand - Iku Mizutani - Ending - Natsume/Jaleco - NES - 1991

Cycle Race: Roadman: Gekisou!! Nihon Isshu 4000km - Michiharu Hasuya - Main Racing BGM - Advance Communication Company/Tonkin House - Famicom - 1988

Super Black Onyx - Hiroshi Suzuki, Haruko Seto, Jun Irie - Title - Bullet-Proof Software - Famicom - 1988

Wimbledon Championship Tennis - Crush-X - Password, Menu 2 - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Honkaku Mahjong: Tetsuman - unknown - Mahjong Theme 2 - Syscom/Naxat Soft - Super Famicom - 1993

Lagoon - Naizoh Uraomote, Hideki Suzuki, Akihito Okawa, Hideyuki Shimono, Naoyuki Kimura - Premonition - Kemco/Zoom - SNES - 1991

Funaki Masakatsu Hybrid Wrestler: Tougi Denshou - Chiaki Iizuka, Reiko Uehara, Kiyomi Kataoka - Balcony - Technos - Super Famicom - 1994


  1. It doesn't make any sense to me to restrict track selection by year. The hardware used is the defining characteristic of this type of music. The year is mostly irrelevant.

    P.S. In my head I always refer to Brent as "Spent Winebox".

  2. I agree with Brent that post-lifespan music is illegal. As Brent says, the music is written in a vastly different context. Additionally, the music is written using different tools and with the help of a fully developed knowledge base. The new tracks sound and feel different from the music written contemporaneously with a console's original period.

  3. I agree with Darren - modern chiptune music (much of which is great) generally has a completely different compositional ethos. Keep the Legacy in Legacy Music Hour!

    1. Haha sorry I meant I agree with Nathan - I'm Darren!!

    2. Agreeing with yourself is the best way to to prove your point.

  4. That tarot bit was crackin’ me up.

  5. I say include music from games that were produced recently. Some of the tools used might be different but the creators of them are fans of retro, so playing their music is a celebration of third and fourth generation consoles which is what this podcast is about.