15 November 2017

LMH Mixtape #63: Flying and Shooting 2

In this unexpectedly romantic episode, the boizz revisited the flying and shooting genre and reminded us of just how awesome it is.  The original episode was a milestone as well, with Brent and Rob announcing their official induction into the Nerdist network.  So clink your glasses in honor of the Legacy Music Hour, these tunes, and yourselves.  May our worlds never be forgotten.


Instant new favorite: Phelios - Staff Roll
Other instant new favorite: Axelay - Colony

Brewed new favorite: Air Zonk - Stage 1 (Aqua Base)
Other brewed new favorite: Star Solider - Stage Music

I'd like some toast with that jam: Axelay - Colony

Track listing and original episode:


01 November 2017

Episode 194: Rob Loses

A lot of birthdays are mentioned on Episode 194, not to mentioned the start of a new year for LMH.  Rob also tells a story about him losing at Street Fighter II -and in front of a user.  But other than that, the episode is pretty focused on the music, which is really good.  Full track listing below.

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

Waterworld - Dean Evans - Diving - Ocean - SNES (Europe) - 1995

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Field - J-Wing/Dynamite - Super Famicom - 1996

Virtua Fighter 2 - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Takayuki Nakamura, Akiko Hashimoto, Tomohiro Endo (arr.), Hitoshi Ohori (arr.) - Ride the Tiger (Akira) - Gaibrain - Genesis - 1997

Wai Wai World 2: SOS!! Paseri Jou - Yuichi Sakakura, Kenichi Matsubara, Satoko Minami - Parsley City - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Quartet - Katsuhiro Hayashi -  Quartet Theme (Stage 1) - Sega - arcade - 1986

Skate or Die: Bad 'N Rad - Hidehiro Funauchi, K. Noguchi - Stage 1 (Outside) - Konami - Game Boy - 1990

Vixen 357 - Opus Studio Inc. - Staff Roll - NCS - Mega Drive - 1992

Breath of Fire - Yasuaki Fujita - True Ending - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Thunder Cross - Seiichi Fukami (Prophet Fuka) - A Long Way (Ending) - Konami - arcade - 1988

J.League Soccer: Dream Eleven - M. Itoh - gameplay - SIMS - Game Gear (Japan) - 1995

Super Castlevania IV - Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudou - Theme of Simon - Konami - SNES - 1991

18 October 2017

LMH Mixtape #62: Comic Books

Comic books were one of the primary sources of video game fodder in the 80s and 90s, and although neither Brent nor Rob were "comic book guys" growing up, they made sure to give the genre a proper focus.  Now reissued as a mixtape, follow the tracks panel by panel and cover a wide variety of musical styles before slipping the MP3 back into its protective cardboard-backed plastic sleeve for safekeeping.


Instant new favorite:  Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety - Main Theme/Staff Roll
Other instant new favorite:  Silver Surfer - BGM I
Brewed new favorite:  Wolverine: Adamantium Rage - Level 5: Madripoor

Track listing and original episode:


04 October 2017

Episode 193: Best Of Year In Review 6

Time for another Legacy Music Hour year-end countdown!  Brent and Rob share their top ten tracks of the year (Episodes 181, and 183 through 192 -the closing track of 182 is possibly eligible as well).  In case you don't know the rules, tracks chosen must be pieces of video game music they became aware of only within the last year and that were played on the show.  Plus, aside from Gabe and Trevor being present, the gang is joined by the hosts of The VGM Jukebox podcast, Emily and Josh.  Emily also does the LMH Mixtapes and Josh often times contributes VGM Karaoke songs heard on The Legacy Music Hour.  Thank you to all the support from the users over the years!  Partial track listing below.

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

Dark Lord - Shogo Sakai, Yusuke Takahama, Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa), Seiji Momoi, Yuji Suzuki, Takafumi Miura - Quest Finished - Data East - Famicom - 1991

20 September 2017

LMH Mixtape #61: Animals

Feel the Tiger Instinct all over again with this mixtape rendition of LMH Episode 61: Animals.  Determining which games fit this theme was surprisingly complicated as Rob questioned whether monkeys were too evolutionarily similar to humans to qualify and Brent puzzled over what the protagonist of Sutte Hakkun even is.  In the end, however, they settled on a setlist that represented a nice variety of musical genres as well as creatures great and small.


Instant new favorite: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - Stickerbush Symphony
Brewed new favorite:  Lion King II - Qin's Tomb
Other brewed new favorite: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - Flower Garden

Now that I've found it, I can't live without it:  Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - Stickerbush Symphony

Track listing and original episode: