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The Legacy Music Hour #68: Hitoshi Sakimoto

For Episode 68, Brent and Rob focus of the masterful work of Hitoshi Sakimoto.  Sakimoto worked extensively as both a composer and arranger/programmer, but this episode concentrates on his compositions.  Often times, Hitoshi Sakimoto collaborated with Masaharu Iwata, so this is also partially and possibly a mini focus on Masaharu Iwata.  That is, for a few of the games, because there is no track breakdown indicating which composer did which track, the track played may very well belong to Iwata and not Sakimoto.  Regardless, the music is absolutely amazing.  Hitoshi Sakimoto, truly a great composer of the 16-bit era.  Full track listing below.

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

Bubble Ghost – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Ending – Pony Canyon/FCI – Game Boy – 1990

Verytex – Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, JKL Furukawa – Act 1 (The Void of Space) – Asmik/Opera House – Mega Drive – 1991

Magical Chase – Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata – Stage 5 – Quest/NEC – TurboGrafx-16 – 1993

Gauntlet IV – Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata – Retribution – Tengen/M2 – Genesis – 1993

Devilish: The Next Possession – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Intro – Sage’s Creation/Aisystem Tokyo – Genesis – 1992

Super Back to the Future II – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Round 6-1 – Toshiba EMI – Super Famicom – 1993

Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Old Man’s Prayer – Quest/Enix – SNES – 1995

Sword Maniac – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Paradox – Toshiba EMI/Fupac – Super Famicom – 1994

Moldorian: Hikari to Yami no Kyoudai – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Field – Sega – Game Gear (Japan) – 1994

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Theme of the Black Knights – Quest – Super Famicom – 1995

Treasure Hunter G – Hitoshi Sakimoto – A Former Kagonari – Sting/Square – Super Famicom – 1996

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School – Hitoshi Sakimoto – School 2 – J-Wing/Dynamite – Super Famicom – 1996

Verytex – Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, JKL Furukawa – Act 3 (Ruined Area) – Opera House/Asmik – Mega Drive – 1991

Treasure Hunter G – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Gemini Wing – Sting/Square – Super Famicom – 1996

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Ruin in the Jungle – J-Wing/Dynamite – Super Famicom – 1996

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Shinmachi (Day) – J-Wing/Dynamite – Super Famicom – 1996

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Fortune Teller 2 – Quest – Super Famicom – 1995

Bubble Ghost – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Stage Music – Pony Canyon/FCI – Game Boy – 1990

Master of Monsters – Hayato Matsuo (comp., arr.),  Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.), Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) – Black Dignity (Title Screen) – Renovation – Genesis – 1991

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