27 September 2023

LMH Mixtape #187: Rob's World

Rob was back in action, leg mended and ready to jam out.  In fact, you can jam out right now to this fresh mixtape!  Lose Theme from Kiss Shot is an incredibly smooth, bluesy jam that may not be able to mend a broken leg, but it could likely help mend a broken heart.  Happy Daymare from Orius (Xexex in Japan) is a fully pumped track that will definitely get you fired up.  Speaking of fired up, the full episode also features one of Rob's beloved rants about the humiliation of Sonic the Hedgehog wearing Link’s "mini-dress.”  There was also a head-to-head VGM Karaoke face-off, so after you listen to this mixtape, perhaps go back and give the full episode a re-listen.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

If this is losing, I don't want to win: Kiss Shot - Lose Theme
Don't wake me from this Happy Daymare: Orius - Happy Daymare (Stage 6a)
Most singable: Pachi-Slot World Cup '94 - gameplay


Track listing and original episode:

20 September 2023

LMH Mixtape #186: Spencer Crittenden

Rob was still out while his leg mended, but special guest and LMH user Spencer Crittenden was there to share in the VGM appreciation.  There was a lot to appreciate too, because this mix is filled with some totally Bonk tunes!  Check out the track from Mother that features that iconic Hirokazu Tanaka style and speaking of iconic styles, there's also a Tim Follin jam from Time Trax that features some really cool pitch bending on the Genesis.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant favorite:  Super Uno - Title Screen
Most relaxing:  The Blue Marlin - Cape Canaveral 
About to blast-off:  Super Real Darwin - Gashalva


Track listing and original episode:

13 September 2023

LMH Mixtape #185: DJ Douggpound

Rob was unfortunately out due to a broken leg, but special guest Doug Lussenhop aka DJ Douggpound helped fill in.  Rob was there in spirit though, with a request for a classic Skitchin' track.  Additionally, Doug was given a crash course on 3rd and 4th generation video game music including the Beatles-inspired pop music of Mother, the tropical flavor of Soreyuke Ebisumaru Karakuri, and a killer track from the one and only Time Lord.  As Doug would say, put your drums on this mix!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant favorite: Multi Play Volleyball - Training
Top of the Pops: Mother - Field 1 ~ Pollyanna (I Believe in You) 
All Hail the Time Lord: Time Lord - Title Screen


Track listing and original episode:

06 September 2023

Episode 264: Hackers

Not really sure why this episode is called "Hackers."  Maybe the boizz talk about hacking at one point, but they definitely talk about other stuff.  Full track listing below.



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

Ranger X - Yoshinobu Hiraiwa - Stage 1-1 (Desert) - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Don Doko Don 2 - Iku Mizutani - Ending 2 (The End) - Natsume/Taito - Famicom - 1992

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Paul Webb - Title Screen/Game Ending - Sculptured Software/Virgin Interactive - NES - 1991

Socket - Fumito Tamayama, Yoko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko, Yasuyuki Hamada - Emerald Forest - Vic Tokai - Genesis - 1994

Metal Fangs - Hiroshi Kawaguchi (H. M) - Unknown (Sound Code 89) - Victor Entertainment Software - Mega Drive - 1993

Natsume Championship Wrestling - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita - Players Select - Natsume - SNES - 1994

Widget - Shinji Tachikawa - Stage 2: Bizzarre Brain - Graphic Research/Atlus - NES - 1992

Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Koudou - Yukihiro Takahashi - Cave - Wolf Team/Nippon Telenet - Super Famicom - 1993

Redline: F-1 Racer - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Staff Roll - Genki/Absolute Entertainment - SNES - 1993

Monster World IV - Jin Watanabe - Heart of Icegrave (Ice Pyramid) - West One/Sega - Mega Drive - 1994

Madou Monogatari I - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Polygon Junkie - Ending (Part 1 Escape, Part 4 Staff Roll) - Compile - Mega Drive - 1996

Gokinjo Boukentai - Akihiko Mori - Aquarium - ITL/Pioneer LDC - Super Famicom - 1996

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Minako Hamano - First Search (Sword Search) - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1993

30 August 2023

LMH Mixtape #184: Hypnosis

Counting backwards from ten...nine...your eyelids are getting heavy.  Eight...seven...focus on the sounds of the arpeggios from Alberto José González.  Six...five...the FM synth of Undead Line washes over you.  Four...three...the orchestral strings of Tsuri Tarou put you in a deep relaxed state.  Two...one...you are now having a great time listening to some fantastic VGM.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant favorite:  The Smurfs - Act 4: The Sarsaparilla, Act 9: The Bridge
Another favorite:  Flying Warriors - Mountains/Hong Kong City
Too good to be unused:  HeroQuest - Unknown/Unused (Track 5)


Track listing and original episode:

23 August 2023

LMH Mixtape #183: Chreepy Christmas

This mix has a lot to offer. You got some "Chreepy" music from the likes of Splatterhouse, a Cocoon track that could have easily fit on a Mega Man game, and a cool breakdown section that happens in the Bubble Bobble Part 2 track that does not repeat and leaves you wanting more.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant favorite:  Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon - Stage 5-2 (Evil Cave)
Another favorite:  Langrisser II - Isao Mizoguchi - Fight It Out
If you like Mega Man 2...:  Cocoron - Rescuing Friends


Track listing and original episode:

16 August 2023

LMH Mixtape #182: Best Of Year In Review 5

It's that time again!  Time for another Best Of Year In Review.  Having a smaller pool of episodes to pick from, Brent and Rob each pick their top five tracks of the year.  Will they have any overlapping picks?  You'll have to listen to find out.

09 August 2023

LMH Mixtape #181: Game Grumps

Second times the charm.  Both members of the Game Grumps, Arin and Dan, were able to make it as guests this time.  The full Grump was in effect, but it's impossible to be grumpy when listening to this fun-filled mixtape what with the cool grace notes in the OutRunners track and the total jam from Getsu Fuuma Den.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant favorite:  Getsu Fuuma Den - Overworld Theme
Another favorite:  Knuckles' Chaotix - Evening Star 
Classic Nobuo Uematsu:  Rad Racer II - Gum Ball Crash


Track listing and original episode:

02 August 2023

Episode 263: Ballads

Brent and Rob explore some slower, more sentimental pieces of video game music on this episode.  They also explore what it’s like to be a “furry” and what’s like to be a “hunk.”  Speaking of hunks, action stars used to get their own video games, right?  But what about modern action stars?  Just something to reflect upon.  Full track listing below.



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

Don Doko Don 2 - Iku Mizutani - Ending 1 (Storyline Cutscene 2) - Natsume/Taito - Famicom - 1992

Fushigi no Umi no Nadia - Hiromi Shibano - Requiem - Namco - Mega Drive - 1991

Bounty Sword - Kohei Tanaka - Theme of Furis - ITL/Pioneer LDC - Super Famicom - 1995

Spindizzy Worlds - Akiko Hashimoto, Yoshinori Hirahara - Ending - ASCII Entertainment - SNES - 1993

Kat's Run: Zen Nihon K Car Senshuken - Yusuke Takahama, Satoshi Nagano, Michihiko Shichi - Unused 5 - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

G.O.D: Mezameyo to Yobu Koe ga Kikoe - Yuuichi Matsuzaki, Manami Matsumae, Kimitaka Matsumae, Demon Kakka (Demon Kogure) - Awaking - Infinity/Imagineer - Super Famicom - 1996

Flying Warriors - Akinori Sawa - Angel’s Smile - Culture Brain - NES - 1991

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 3 - Harumi Ueko - Pennant Mode Bad End - Konami - Super Famicom - 1996

Bahamut Lagoon - Noriko Matsueda - Friendship - Square - Super Famicom - 1996

Leading Company - Yoshihisa Tomabechi, Mark Soskin (piano) - Pink Statue - Koei - Super Famicom - 1993

Phantasy Star IV - Masaki Nakagaki - The Age of Fables - Sega - Genesis - 1995

Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu - Masakatsu Maekawa (Sinkon Kiyoshi) - Ending - Now Production/Hudson Soft - NES - 1990

Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru - Tsutomu Ogura (Kingorō), Bareika, Michiru Yamane (Tozan Yamane), Harumi Uekō (Gakki Uekō), Satoko Minami (Minami Sushi), Jinsei Iroma) - A Somber Song - Konami - Famicom - 1990

26 July 2023

LMH Mixtape #180: Rise

The robots are rising up!  The only way to fight back is with a killer mixtape, and The Legacy Music Hour has your back.  Check out the awesome stereo effects of Quarth, the cool sliding bass on Gradius II and the beautiful strings on Daibakushou: Jinsei Gekijou, just to name a few moments.  Afterwards, the robots will have no choice but to peacefully pack up and go home.  Goodbye robots!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant favorite:  Gradius II - Tabidachi (Air Battle/Dogfight)
Another favorite:  Daibakushou: Jinsei Gekijou - Ending and Staff Roll
A shop I want to visit:  Drift King Shutokou Battle '94 - Shop


Track listing and original episode:

19 July 2023

LMH Mixtape #179: Technical Difficulties

All the way back at Mixtape #48 (Keith Apicary and Nathan Barnatt), KeyGlyph asked if you remember your first LMH episode, as that episode was KeyGlyph’s first.  For me (TheManaTree), Episode 179 was it.  LMH and the Game Grumps did some crossover appearances, and Dan Avidan from the Game Grumps was a guest on this particular episode.  Even though they had some technical difficulties, the music was still top notch, as you'll see with this mixtape.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Most singable track:  Pachiokun Puzzle Castle - Game Over
Beautifully orchestrated:  Classic Road II: Real Kouma Simulation - Office Work
Brings in the funk:  Putter Golf - BGM 1


Track listing and original episode:

12 July 2023

LMH Mixtape #178: Free Play 30

For this episode, Rob based his picks on all the "soccer (football) action" going on at the time.  Brent went with the traditional free play style.  Either way you get a lot of fantastic tunes, maybe even some possible top ten material.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant favorite: Racing Hero - BGM 1
Great melody: Akagawa Jirou no Yuurei Ressha - Yuuko, the Schoolgirl
This one is just straight up fun: The Blue Marlin - Ending


Track listing and original episode:

05 July 2023

Episode 262: Briefs

Back when the original Queer Eye For The Straight Guy was touring all over the country, Rob got selected to be made-over by Carson Kressley.  Rob talks all about it on Episode 262.  The subject of underwear also comes up.  Full track listing below.



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

Tintin in Tibet - Fabrice Bouillon-LaForest, Emmanuel Régis - Lama Monastery - Infogrames - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1995

Falsion - Shinya Sakamoto, Shigehiro Takenouchi, Atsushi Fujio - The Final Space Fight (Stage 6) - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1987

Kid Chameleon - Mark Miller - Options Theme ~ City Area - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair - Shinichi Sakamoto - Round 4 (Deserted Village), Round 7 (A Town in the Valley) - Aicom/Sega - Mega Drive - 1990

MegaMind - Tadahiko Inoue (XOR) - BGM 3 - Sega - Mega Drive Meganet - 1991

Meikyuu Jiin Dababa - Shinya Sakamoto (Rusher), Satoe Terashima (Satoe), Kiyohiro Sada (Charley) - Area 2 - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1987

Zombie Nation - Norio Nakagata, Takane Ohkubo - Exodus - Kaze/Meldac - NES - 1991

Super Mahjong 2: Honkaku 4 Nin Uchi! - Masakatsu Maekawa - Great!! First Rank! - I'Max/Now Production - Super Famicom - 1993

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Toshiharu Yamanishi - Omake 1 - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Dark Law: Meaning of Death - Satoshi Nagano, Michihico Shichi - Scenario Clear - SAS Sakata/ASCII - Super Famicom - 1997

Darxide - Adam Salkeld, Richard Jacques - Credits - Frontier Developments/Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Nobunaga no Yabou: Haouden - Yoko Kanno - Tokugawa’s Theme - Koei - Super Famicom - 1993

Cosmic Carnage - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Tyr's Stage - Givro - Sega 32X - 1994

28 June 2023

LMH Mixtape #177: Free Play 29

Free Play 29 has a nice variety of VGM tracks ranging from pumped up shooters to melodic RPGs. There are classic tracks from popular titles such as Jackal, as well as some deeper cuts from Japan only releases that you may or may not be familiar with.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

High energy jam: Emerald Dragon - Field Battle
Classic Konami: Jackal - Stage 3
Slightly quirky and fully fun: O-chan no Oekaki Logic - Logic Theme 3


Track listing and original episode:

21 June 2023

LMH Mixtape #176: Free Play 28

Free Play 28 is here with a fresh shipment of VGM hits!  Rob was in town during this recording, so the crew got to do an in-person episode!  In the full episode, you can see how that in-person energy led to some fun impromptu VGM karaoke for the Shin Megami Tensei track.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

This track whips!: Energy Breaker - Wind that Whips the Wilderness
This track is so smooth: Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Vagrant’s Song

This track (sort of) has lyrics: Shin Megami Tensei - Ending*

*Freestyle begins at 01:04:05 in the original episode


Track listing and original episode:

14 June 2023

LMH Mixtape #175: Free Play 27

Free Play 27 sports a nice variety of VGM tracks for your listening pleasure.  Additionally, the full episode has a special performance of a Journey to Silius track, performed live by a high school band directed by band director and LMH user Doug!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant favorite:  Batman: Return of the Joker - Stages 3 (Dangerous Ways)
This one is a total bop!:  Cocoron - Stage Theme II
A total classic:  Life Force - Power of Anger (Stage 1)


Track listing and original episode:

07 June 2023

Episode 261: The Old West 2

What in tarnation!  It's been over ten years since Boss Brent and Switch the Kid did an episode on Old West themed games and stages.  That's over two hundred tootin' episodes ago!  This time, joined by Grand Gunnin' Gabe, the posse delves right back into some tunes fit for a sonic jamboree.  Full track listing below.



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

Gunple: Gunman’s Proof - unknown - Scenario 4 - Lenar/ASCII Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1997

Lethal Enforcers II: GunFighters - Tsuyoshi Sekito, Yuichi Sakakura - Opening - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Whomp ‘Em - Tsukasa Tawada (Adios Amigo) - Water Test - Jaleco - NES - 1991

Big Challenge! Gun Fighter - unknown - Stage 6 (Mountain Area) - Jaleco - Famicom Disk System - 1989

Demon's World - Toshiaki Tomizawa - Western America - Toaplan/Catalina Games - arcade - 1990

Sunset Riders - Motoaki Furukawa, Masahiro Ikariko (arr.), Hideto Inoue (arr.) - Face With Courage (Town Stage 2, Forest Stage 1) - Konami - Genesis - 1993

The Lone Ranger - Yoshinori Sasaki (Moai Sasaki), Kenichi Matsubara, Kozo Nakamura (La Nakamur), Tomoya Tomita (Gorgeous Tomita), Kenji Fukui, Satoko Minami - Outlaw Encounter - Konami - NES - 1991

Law of the West - Ed Bogas - Talk in the Old West - TOSE/Pony Canyon - Famicom - 1987

Lethal Enforcers II: GunFighters - Tsuyoshi Sekito, Yuichi Sakakura - Hideout (Stage 5-2) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Wanted - Ootorii - Tombstone & Nugget Town - Sanritsu/Sega - 1989

Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - Wanderer - Square - Super Famicom - 1994

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West - Takeshi Sato Takashi Tsumaki Munetaka Sakamoto - Ending ~ Staff Roll - Shimada Kikaku/Hudson - SNES - 1994

Cowboy Kid - Masaharu Iwata - Stages 4 and 7: Coyote Jim/Scorpion Master - Pixel/Romstar - NES - 1992

31 May 2023

LMH Mixtape #174: Free Play 26

Free Play 26 brings all the jams you know and love, but can you figure out how the track titles relate to haircuts?  I guess you'll just have to listen to the full episode to find out!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

It's Konami, so you know it's good: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - Scene 2
Once again, Konami brings it: Super C - Stage 1: Lightning and Grenades
Are you feeling lucky?: Lucky Luke - Unused (?)


Track listing and original episode:

24 May 2023

LMH Mixtape #173: Free Play 25

Morning, afternoon, evening, or night: it's always a good time for a free play mix tape.  User Slick Vic posed the question, who would you put on a Mount Rushmore style monument to VGM composers?  Check out the full episode to see who the boizz would pick.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

An instant favorite: Aerobiz - Europe
A fun favorite: Itadaki Street: Watashi no Oten ni Yottette - Laughing Point (Doing Business)
A classic favorite: Dragon Warrior II - Travelling with Friends


Track listing and original episode:

17 May 2023

LMH Mixtape #172: Free Play 24

You know the drill at this point.  Free play = a fun variety of VGM tracks.  In the full episode, Brent was sick, but toughed it out, because the show must go on.  Additionally, Brent's brothers, Max and Nicky, joined as guests while visiting for the holidays.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

NEO favorite: Breakers - Sho
A Champion track: GP-1 - Champion
A Grand track: F-1 Grand Prix Part III - Story Mode


Track listing and original episode:

10 May 2023

LMH Mixtape #171: Free Play 23

A quality mix of VGM tracks.  The full episode is also a ”must listen" if you haven't heard it.  You get 8-bit drum rolls, surgeries, and phone calls from Santa Claus.  Has Santa left Palmdale yet, or is he still chasing kids with a camera?  Last but not least, for the holiday season, you also get the gift of the VGM Karaoke Showcase!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Norio Hanzawa is a Treasure: Gunstar Heroes - The End of the Battle (To Out World)
Hard to believe this is NES: Silver Surfer - Hi Score
Best use of a sound effect in music: Alien Storm - Ulcer


Track listing and original episode:

03 May 2023

Episode 260: Skins

Seems like this episode is about skins in various respects.  Full track listing below.



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

Ace Attacker - Yasuhiro Kawakami (?) - Balanced BGM - Sega - arcade (Japan) - 1988

Youkai Buster: Ruka no Daibouken - Mitsuhito Tanaka - Stage 2 - Sting/Kadokawa - Super Famicom - 1995

Ninja Burai Densetsu - Hiroshi Kawaguchi (Hiro) - Uiko-chan of the Best Village - Sanritsu/Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

New Ghostbusters II - Jun Ishikawa - Stage 3: Apartment - HAL Laboratory - Famicom - 1990

Langrisser II - Noriyuki Iwadare - One's Side - NCS - Mega Drive - 1994

Snake's Revenge - Tsutomu Ogura - Jungle Infiltration - Konami/Ultra - NES - 1990

Multi Play Volleyball - Toshiyuki Takine (?) - Worldcup Volleyball Game - Mebio Software/Pack-In-Video - Super Famicom - 1994

Gunple: Gunman’s Proof - unknown - Scenario 2 - Lenar/ASCII Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1997

Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun - Paul S. Mudra, Frank Klepacki, Dwight Kenichi Okahara - Azcan Wander - Westwood Associates/Sega - Genesis - 1992

Brain Lord - Masanao Akahori - Five Adventurers - Produce/Enix - SNES - 1994

Ninja Spirit - Masahiko Ishida - Forest (Stage 2) - Irem - arcade - 1988

Heracles no Eikou II: Titan no Metsubou - Yusuke Takahama, Shogo Sakai - All Are in a Myth - Data East - Famicom - 1989

Thunderbirds - Junichi Saito, Masaki Iwamoto, Hitoshi Saito - Stage Theme 1 - Pack-In-Video/Activision - NES - 1990

26 April 2023

LMH Mixtape #170: Free Play 22

This is a free play, so you can expect a nice variety of classic VGM tunes.  Also, be sure to check out the full episode for discussion about the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, what it means to be "Tetris ready,” and classic "nexting" etiquette.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

A few favorites in no particular order:

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Silvery Light of the Moon (Normal Ending)
Little Samson - Dragon’s Theme
Panorama Cotton - Scenario 1


Track listing and original episode:

19 April 2023

LMH Mixtape #169: Best Of Year In Review 4

This was the first "Year In Review" since the show came back from the hiatus.  Even though there were only eleven episodes to choose from (since the show switched to a monthly format), there were still more than plenty of fantastic tracks to fill out these top ten lists.  Brent starts things off this year with his number ten, and then alternating back and forth with Rob, the boizz count down to their number one.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

No favorites this episode, because as Rob said, they're all "Top Ten.”


Partial track listing and original episode:

12 April 2023

LMH Mixtape #168: Nintendo Power

Now the boizz are playing with power, Nintendo Power!  Brent and Rob each picked two different issues of Nintendo Power magazine (kindly donated by LMH user Julian (Hoo-lee-ahn)) to draw music selections only from games featured within those issues.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Favorite: Casino Kid II - Ending
Another favorite: Contra Force - Level 1
Also a favorite: KickMaster - Final Boss Pt 1


Track listing and original episode:

05 April 2023

Episode 259: Pubescent Fangs

Rob falls asleep a couple times, but that’s pretty normal at this point, right?  Also, the gang talks about what a teenage Dracula might have been like, so that’s fun.  Full track listing below.



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

Falsion - Shinya Sakamoto, Shigehiro Takenouchi, Atsushi Fujio - Careful With the Walls!! (Stage 4) - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1987

Metal Fangs - Hiroshi Kawaguchi (H. M) - Main Theme - Victor Entertainment Software - Mega Drive - 1993

AIII S.V.: A Ressha de Ikou 3 Super Version - unknown - Horse Racing ~ Place Your Bets! - Pack-In-Video/Artdink - Super Famicom - 1995

The Mafat Conspiracy: Golgo 13 - Michiharu Hasuya, Toshiko Tasaki (Seriinu) (arr.) - Title Screen - Aicom/Vic Tokai - NES - 1990

Game Boy Gallery 2 - Noriko Nishizaka, Saburo Sasaki, Yoko Mizuta - Game Select - TOSE/Nintendo - Game Boy (Japan) - 1997

1943 Kai - Hisashi Matsushita, Daisuke Morishima - Credits - Capcom/Naxat Soft - PC Engine - 1991

Knuckles' Chaotix - Junko Shiratsu, Mariko Nanba - Seascape - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Jikuu Senki Mu - Shinichi Sakamoto, Hiromitsu Watanabe - Title Screen - Hudson - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

Pokonyan! Henpokorin Adventure - Masahiro Kusunoki, Takumi Kusatei - Whimsical Carnival - Vanguard Works/Toho - Super Famicom - 1994

Redline: F-1 Racer - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Title - Genki/Absolute Entertainment - SNES - 1993

Melfand Stories - Mitsuhito Tanaka - Lucky Chance - Sting/ASCII Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1994

Saint Sword - Toshiko Tasaki - Introduction - Cyclone System/Taito - Genesis - 1991

Aero Blasters - Seiichi Aizu, Tatsuya Watanabe (arr.), Tsutomu Ookuma (arr.) - Phase 1 (Seaside Front) - Kaneko/Inter State/Hudson- TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

29 March 2023

LMH Mixtape #167: Computer Game Music

In this special one time only episode the boizz dive into what would normally be an illegal set of tracks: computer game music!  They stick to the familiar 8 & 16 bit era (but allow CD-ROM games), so take this special opportunity to see how CGM is in some ways similar, but in many ways quite different from VGM.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Total toe tapper:  Quarth - BGM B-A
A relaxing day at the spa:  Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! - The Health Spa (Char Donay) (Hard is Good, Right?)
One hot cup of Joe McAlby:  The Light Corridor - Alien (In-Game Theme Music 1)


Track listing and original episode:

22 March 2023

LMH Mixtape #166: Free Play 21

Rob was still in the process of his move during this episode, so he was unable to make it.  Don't worry though, because Brent came prepared with a full bag of fresh tracks ready to go.  Check out the full episode to catch returning LMH guest Jacob Sirof!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Most mmm poppin track: Super Mahjong 2: Honkaku 4 Nin Uchi! - Title Screen
Completely Bonk track: Super Bonk - In the Clouds
Totally chillaxin' track: Lupin III: Densetsu no Hihou o Oe! - Broadcast


Track listing and original episode:

15 March 2023

LMH Mixtape #165: Free Play 20

This was Rob's last in-person episode before moving to Port Town in the land of F-Zero, where he will continue the show remotely.  As a good send-off, Free Play 20 is stacked with killer hits.  Be sure to also check out the full episode to hear Sentimental in San Gabriel's latest (at the time) VGM Karaoke hit, "Legacy Music Hour.”


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Best music for fightin' battles: Shura no Mon - Battle Theme 1
Best music for fightin' space prisoners: Cosmic Carnage - Zena-Lan's Stage
Best music for fightin' monsters: Castlevania Legends - Highest Castle Floor (Stage 4)
Best music for fightin' robots: Mega Man 2 - Wood Man
Best music for fightin' no-good dirty scoundrels: Lucky Luke - Jail


Track listing and original episode:

08 March 2023

LMH MIxtape #164: Sports 4

Veteran users already know by now that sports games were sporting some real hidden gem tracks.  You can hear a selection of those right now in this very mixtape! Of course, in addition to those great tracks, the full episode contains some of the most hilariously funny LMH moments that you don't want to miss. So take a deep breath (or four), and leap for that ally-OOOP!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Perfect for studying Applied Math (for students): Ashita no Joe - Hose Mendoze (Jose Mendoza) 
That classic Konami sound: Konami Hyper Soccer - Setup
Contains multiple "favorite parts": J.League Pro Striker 2 - Opening Theme


Track listing and original episode:

01 March 2023

Episode 258: The Price Is Right

Brent and Rob talk about the weather and aviation and Rob really shows off his The Price Is Right announcer abilities, even in Rodeo Mode.  Full track listing below.



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

Insector X - unknown - Grooving Diver (Round 3: City Area) - Hot-B (dev.)/Sage Creations (pub.)/Taito (licensed by) - Genesis - 1990

Phantasy Star IV - Izuho Numata (Izuho Takeuchi) - Dezolis Parmanian Town (Dezolis Town 1) - Sega - Genesis - 1995

Hurricanes - Andi McGinty - Game Over/Credits - Arc Developments/U.S. Gold - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Gamble Hourouki - unknown - Let’s Play! - Vap - Super Famicom - 1996

Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45 - Yuji Ohno - North African Front - Koei - Genesis - 1994

Super Wagyan Land 2 - Ebisu, Kennosuke Suemura - Dr. Devil's Theme - Namco - Super Famicom - 1993

Panel Action Bingo - unknown - Round BGM 2 - Locus/FCI - Game Boy - 1993

McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Katsuhiko Suzuki - Stage 2: Train Ride - Treasure/Sega - Genesis - 1993

G-LOC: Air Battle - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Name Entry - Sega - arcade - 1990

Super Trump Collection - unknown - Concentration - Bottom Up - Super Famicom - 1995

Golvellius: Valley of Doom - Masatomo Miyamoto (Myam), Takeshi Santo (Shant), Shin Kun, Pazu - Overworld 5 - Compile/Sega - Sega Master System - 1988

22 February 2023

LMH Mixtape #163: Free Play 19

It's not a surprise that this Free Play mixtape brings the hits!  Speaking of things that aren't surprises: in the full episode, Brent and "Ron" discussed trying to plan a surprise party for yourself.  Is that possible?


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Totally Bonk: Super Bonk - Twilight Space
Kills it: Accele Brid - G. Bowman Circuit
Classic 80's style: Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge - Menu 2


Track listing and original episode:

15 February 2023

LMH Mixtape #162: Elevator Music 4

Let's take a trip on one of the smoothest elevators you'll ever ride, making stops at all the best jams.  Afterwards, be sure to revisit the full episode to experience Super Uno with lyrics!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Hit: Super Uno - Ending
Jam: PGA Tour 96 - Title Screen
Bonk : Top Player's Golf - Cool Wind (Main 3)

This song has (partial) lyrics: Super Uno - Ending*

*VGM Karaoke freestyle begins at 1:19:16 in the original episode


Track listing and original episode:

08 February 2023

LMH Mixtape #161: Free Play 18

This episode introduced Sega 32X into the family of legal tracks.  As always, check out the full episode for discussion about that decision as well as "rockstar" style track intros, some classic track breakdowns, and a story about "gross toes.”


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Favorite: Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II - Grostos Castle
Another favorite: Cosmic Carnage - Cylic's Stage (Fully Armored)
Also a favorite: Radical Dreamers - Frozen Flame


Track listing and original episode:

01 February 2023

Episode 257: Ending Music 4

It's been a while but here's another Legacy Music Hour focus on ending music.  That's music in video games that plays during the ending or the staff roll.  Except for this one part when Rob falls asleep.  You'll see (hear).  Full track listing below.



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

Code Name: Viper - Junko Tamiya - Ending - Capcom - NES - 1990

Blackthorne - Glenn Stafford, Michael Bartlow (arr.), Brian Schmidt (arr.) - Story/Ending - Paradox/Blizzard Entertainment/Interplay - Sega 32X - 1995

Obocchama-kun - Junya Kozakai (Junya 'Shakoire' Kozakai), Atsuko Iwanaga (Ako Matsudaira) - Ending - Pack-In-Video/Namco - PC Engine - 1991

Operation Thunderbolt - Yojiro, Katsuhisa Ishikawa (Babi), Naoto Yagishita (Yagi), Kazuyuki Ohnui (Pochi), Hisayoshi Ogura (O. G. R.) - Ending - Aisystem Tokyo/Taito - SNES - 1994

Soldam - Yasuyuki Suzuki, Atsuyoshi Isemura - Ending - Jaleco - arcade (Japan) - 1992

Nazo no Kabe: Block Kuzushi - Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Hiroshi Takeyasu - Ending - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1986

Sweet Home - Junko Tamiya - Ending - Capcom - Famicom - 1989

Shadow Squadron - Teruhiko Nakagawa - Mission 4 - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Staff Roll - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1994

Princess Minerva - Hiroaki Iwatani - Staff Roll - Atelier Double/Vic Tokai - Super Famicom - 1995

King of Casino - Hiroshi Suzuki - Staff Roll - NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Syvalion - Hayato Matsuo, Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - Ending - Toshiba/Taito - Super Famicom - 1992

Contra - Kazuki Muraoka, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Congratulations!/Staff - Konami - NES - 1988

25 January 2023

LMH Mixtape #160: Adapted Music

Tracks adapted from previously existing music would not normally be “legal” for an LMH episode, but as a rare exception just for this specific installment, these sorts of tracks were given an opportunity to shine.  Also, be sure to check out the full episode for the debut of KeyGlyph's fantastic VGM Karaoke track: Pluto Baby!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Favorite: The Goonies II - Good Enough/Main Theme (The Goonies 'R' Good Enough) - Basement
Another favorite: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - Title Screen
Yet another favorite: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game - Fire!! (Scene 1)


Track listing and original episode:

18 January 2023

LMH Mixtape #159: Free Play 17

Although Rob was out sick for this episode, he was there in spirit with his track picks.  This free play is absolutely loaded with many great tracks for your listening pleasure.  Be sure to check out the full episode though, for a very special guest host and prolific game composer of Shovel Knight fame, Jake Kaufman (virt)!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant favorite: Lord Monarch - Demon's World
Other favorite: Dangerous Seed - Ending Theme
Hey look, another favorite: Momotarou Dentetsu Jr.: Zenkoku Ramen Meguri no Maki - Peach Airline
Bonk jam: Streets of Rage - Keep the Groovin'


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