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Legacy Music Hour #71: Handheld Consoles

For Episode 71, Brent and Rob focus solely on music from handheld consoles of the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  Exploring the Game Boy, Game Gear, and Lynx soundtrack libraries, Brent and Rob discover some really great, compelling music.  It’s amazing the music you’ll hear coming out of these tiny machines.  Full track listing below.

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

Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge – Hidehiro Funauchi – Ripe Seeds (Plant Castle) – Konami – Game Boy – 1991

Blue Lightning – Alex Rudis, Bob Vieira – Title Screen – Epyx/Atari – Lynx – 1989

X – Kazumi Totaka – Tunnel Scene – Nintendo – Game Boy (Japan only) – 1992

Trip World – Tsutomu Ishida, Masayuki Iwata, Atsushi Mihiro, Phase Out – World 3 (Part 1) – Sunsoft – Game Boy (Japan) – 1992

Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru – Kazumi Totaka – Credits – Nintendo – Game Boy (Japan only) – 1992

Crayon Shin-Chan – unknown – Bubbles – TOSE/Bandai – Game Boy (Japan only) – 1993

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Minako Hamano, Kozue Ishikawa – Mt. Tamaranch (Tal Tal Heights) – Nintendo – Game Boy – 1993

Avenging Spirit – Takahiro Ogata – Stage 6 – Jaleco – Game Boy – 1992

Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict – Motoaki Takenouchi – Distant Journey Calls -  Sega – Game Gear (Japan only)  – 1995

Road Rash – Rob Hubbard, Mike Bartlow, Elliot Gay (arr.) – Redwood Forest – Ocean – Game Boy – 1996

GG Aleste II: Lance Bird – Imami Pon, BA.M – Inter Algo – Compile/Sega – Game Gear (Japan) – 1993

Momotarou Dengeki: Momotaro Thunderbolt – unknown – unknown – Hudson Soft – Game Boy (Japan only) – 1993

Defenders of Oasis – Type-O – Long time ago (Intro) – Sega – Game Gear – 1992

Heisei Tensai Bakabon – unknown – Continue? – Namco – Game Boy (Japan only) – 1992

Chip’s Challenge – Alex Rudis, Bob Vieira – Level 10 – Epyx/Atari – Lynx – 1989

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