17 January 2018

LMH Mixtape #66: Racing Games 2

Remember how amazing the original Racing Games setlist was?  Well, buckle in for your 2nd lap, because Racing Games 2 is just as incredible as the first.  You'll definitely be tasting the bitterness when this ride is over, but don't be too disappointed... there're only 67 more mixtapes to go until Racing Games 3!


Instant new favorite: Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing - BGM C
Other instant new favorite: F1 Circus MD - Blue Warm
Brewed new favorite: Super Hang-On - Outride a Crisis
Other brewed new favorite: Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing - Sound Test 6

Most stuck in my head: Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving - Machine Select
I'd like some toast with that jam: Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing - Sound Test 6

Track listing and original episode:


03 January 2018

Episode 196: Beyond 16-Bit 3

Brent’s brothers join in for Rob and Brent’s third-time focus on video game music from the fifth generation and beyond.  Rob does play a significant amount of Game Boy Color games, however, while each of Brent’s selections are from a different console -overall, the episode ends up sounding more retro than one would expect.  NOTE: When Rob mentions Tamayo Kawamoto, Brent would have immediately recognized her name from the work she did on games like Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Legendary Wings, but due to a technical error with the audio feed, Brent didn’t hear everything Rob said.  Full track listing below.

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

Ronaldo V-Soccer - Alberto José González - Main Menu - Bit Managers/Infogrames - Game Boy Color - 2001

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Michiru Yamane - Lost Painting - Konami - PlayStation - 1997

Silent Hill - Akira Yamaoka - Silent Hill - KCET/Konami - PlayStation - 1999

Shovel Knight - Jake Kaufman - No Weapons Here (Village) - Yacht Club Games - Wii U - 2014

Hole in One Golf - Iku Mizutani (?), Kinuyo Yamashita (?) - Congratulation - Natsume - Game Boy Color - 1999

Bomberman Max: Red Challenger - unknown - World 1: Zaurus Star - Hudson Soft - Game Boy Color - 2000

YU-NO: Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo - Ryu Umemoto, Ryu Takami, Kazuhiro Kanae - Other World 1 - Elf - Sega Saturn - 1997

The Unfinished Swan - Joel Corelitz - The Unfinished Swan - Giant Sparrow/SCEA - PlayStation 3 - 2012

Alice in Wonderland - Robert Baffy - Stage 11 - Digital Eclipse/Nintendo - Game Boy Color - 2000

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 - Randy Sly - Bidiots Draw Music B - Jackbox Games - PlayStation 4 - 2015

Thunder Force VI - Tamayo Kawamoto - Ruined Green (Stage 1-A) - Sega - PlayStation 2 (Japan) - 2008

Star Trigon - Jesahm - Intro/Title Screen - Namco - arcade (Japan) - 2002

AirForce Delta - Matthew Simmonds - Intro - Climax Entertainment/Konami - Game Boy Color - 2000

The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap - Mitsuhiko Takano - Minish Village - Flagship/Nintendo - Game Boy Advance - 2005

Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion - Alberto José González - Action 4 - Bit Managers/Acclaim - Game Boy Color - 2000

Blaster Master Zero - Ippo Yamada, Tatsuhiko Kasuga (arr.) - Fire the Blaster Rifle - Inti Creates - Nintendo Switch - 2017

Wario Land: Shake It! - Tomoya Tomita - Foulwater Falls - Good-Feel/Nintendo - Wii - 2008

20 December 2017

LMH Mixtape #65: Water and Underwater

Ah, water levels.  Whether relaxing or daunting, these stages often offer up some of their games' most memorable music.  So go ahead -- immerse yourself in this steady flow of aquatic tunes and let your mind drift.  We promise the Ninja Turtles dam level music will get less traumatizing with time.


Instant new favorite: Ristar - Round 2-1 (Splash Down!!)
Brewed new favorite: Liquid Kids - Waltz of Water and Bubble (Stage 2)
Blatant Favoritism Award: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Hydrocity Zone Act 1

This track scared me as a child:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Underwater Bombs
Gets me a little emotional:  Ecco: The Tides of Time - Big Water

Track listing and original episode:


06 December 2017

Episode 195: Brent’s Recent Games

For Episode 195, Brent picks tracks he only recently discovered by playing through the actual games.  Gabe also blesses the boys with various gifts due to this being the Christmas episode.  Rob accidentally comes up with a new expression to describe things that are bonk.  Trevor accidentally ruins a surprise for himself.  And there’s a big debate about if a track played on the show is legal or not.  Brent also plays a message Rob left on his answering machine, a name-that-tune situation which you can guess for yourself in comments section below.  NOTE: In case there is any confusion, during Rob’s phone message, there’s a video game sound effect which was put in during the editing of this episode in order to censor a bad word Rob said during the message.  That is, it wasn’t a sound effect Rob left while recording the message.  Full track listing below.

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

Ys: The Vanished Omens - Yuzo Koshiro, Tokuhiko Uwabo (Bo) (arr.), Izuho Numata (Ippo) (arr.), Neko (arr.) - Tower of the Shadow of Death - Falcom/Sega - Master System - 1988

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II - Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa - Town - Falcom/Sega - Mega Drive - 1995

Brain Lord - Masanao Akahori - Demon Invasion - Produce/Enix - SNES - 1994

Devilish: The Next Possession - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Stage 7: Prairie - Sage's Creation/Aisystem Tokyo - Genesis - 1992

Kirby's Dream Land 3 - Jun Ishikawa - Iceberg - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1997

The Flintstones - Dean Evans - Unused Song 2 - Ocean - SNES - 1995

Ranma 1/2: Chougi Ranbu Hen - Toshio Okamoto - Herb (Parthenon Temple) - Atelier Double/Shogakukan - Super Famicom - 1994

Gods - Jason Page - High Score Tune - Graftgold/Mindscape - Genesis - 1992

Gargoyle's Quest - Harumi Fujita, Yoko Shimomura, unknown, unknown - Short Stage - Capcom - Game Boy - 1990

Green Lantern - Dean Evans - Game Complete - Ocean - SNES - 1994 (unreleased)

Aerobiz - Opening - Pacific - Koei - SNES - 1993

29 November 2017

LMH Mixtape #64: Ninja Games

Just as there is a wide variety in ninja types (turtle ninjas, intergalactic ninjas, ninjas named Joe), so too is there great variety in the video game music of ninja-themed titles.  As you listen through Brent and Rob's hand-picked tunes, many of which backed the adventures of some the greatest shadow assassins of all time, you might find yourself wondering where YOUR ninja future is headed.  Will you become a legendary warrior after you graduate, or will you just stay at home, binging on smoke bombs and cereal?  Ultimately it's up to you, so grab your diploma, throw your shuriken in the air, and try to make the most of it.


Instant new favorite: Zool: Ninja of the 'Nth' Dimension - Worlds 2 & 6 (Music ~ Carnival)
Other instant new favorite: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Solitary

Brewed new favorite: Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake - Water Moon Cliffs
Other brewed new favorite: Shinobi - Yasuhiro Kawakami - Bonus Stage

Track listing and original episode: