Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.

98

The Legacy Music Hour: Shorties 2

In this episode, Brent and Rob focus on video game music tracks which are absolutely no longer than 15 seconds.  Ironically, this ends up being one of the Legacy Music Hour‘s longest episodes.  Brent and Rob are also joined by an unannounced and unexpected guest.  A very big and flighty guest, in fact.  A wide variety of consoles are covered, consoles including the Sega Master System, Game Gear, and TurboGrafx-16.  And finally, there seems to be a strong theme of nostalgia in this episode which is discussed and heard throughout the music.  A long, nostalgic journey through a wonderful selection of “micro songs”.  Full track listing below.

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

Thunder Force III – Naosuke Arai – The Wind Blew All Day Long (Opening Theme) – Technosoft – Genesis – 1990

Double Dribble – Miki Higashino – Set Up – Konami – NES – 1987

Castlevania: Bloodlines – Michiru Yamane – Pressure (Invincibility) – Konami – Genesis – 1994

Rambo – unknown – Headquarters/Safe Zone – Acclaim/Pack-In-Video – NES – 1988

Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine – Naofumi Hataya – Play Ball – Sega – Mega Drive – 1995

Utsurun Desu.: Kawauso Hawaii e Iku!!! – unknown – Ending 4 (?) – Takara – Famicom – 1992

Werewolf: The Last Warrior – Shogo Sakai, T. Miura, Yusuke Takahama – Data East Logo – Data East – NES – 1990

Black Belt – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Title Screen – Sega – Genesis – 1986

City Hunter – unknown – Wrong Door – Sunsoft – PC Engine – 1990

Cosmic Wars – Hidenori Maezawa, Harumi Ueko – Buy Ships – Konami – Famicom – 1989

Heisei Tensai Bakabon – unknown – Rooftops – Namco – Game Boy (Japan) – 1992

Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen – T.K.O. (Kazuo Hanzawa, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Satoshi Murata) – Play Again? – Treasure – Mega Drive – 1994

Xevious: Fardraut Saga – Masatomo Miyamoto, Masanobu Tsukamoto, Toshiaki Sakoda, Takayuki Hirono – gameplay – Compile/Namco – PC Engine – 1990

Super Oozumou Netsusen Dai-Ichiban – Hiromi Shibano – Main Menu – Namco – Super Famicom – 1992

Legendary Wings – Tamayo Kawamoto, Manami Matsumae (arr.), Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (arr.) – Hi Score – Capcom – NES – 1988

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

Captain America and the Avengers – Tomoyoshi Sato, Tatsuya Kiuchi, Shogo Sakai, Hitoshi Sakimoto – Unused (Arcade Continue) – Data East – Genesis – 1992

Sonic Drift 2 – Saori Kobayashi, Masayuki Nagao – Balloon Panic – Sega – Game Gear – 1995

Contra: Hard Corps – Hiroshi Kobayashi (H. Devi Kobayashi), Akira Souji (Akiropito), Kenji Miyaoka, Michiru Yamane (Chiru2 Yamane), Akira Yamaoka (Gajokai), Hirofumi Taniguchi (Nitachigu) – What a Painful World – Konami – Genesis – 1994

Bionic Commando – Junko Tamiya – Albatross Boss – Capcom – NES – 1988

Earth Defense Force – Tsukasa Tawada, Yasuhiko “Zep” Takashiba (arr.) – Stage Clear – Jaleco – SNES – 1992

Superman – Kenji Tamasaki, Junichi Ueda, Hiroshi Tsukamoto – Round Clear – Sunsoft – Genesis – 1992

Fighting Masters – Masapi, Shioya (Hiromitsu Shioya?) – Player Select – Almanic/Treco – Genesis – 1992

X – Kazumi Totaka – Junction – Nintendo – Game Boy (Japan) – 1992

After Burner II – Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Noriyuki Iwadare (arr.) – Maximum Power – Sega – Genesis – 1990

Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de – unknown – Yukari at the Tennis Club – Konami – Super Famicom – 1996

Battle Golfer Yui – Naka-chan 3-sai, Kenta-kun. Yada!, Maru-chan wa omotta, Kyoporiran – Deep Over – Santos/Sega – Mega Drive – 1991

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode – Michiharu Hasuya – Target Mode Ground – Vic Tokai – NES – 1988

Puyo Puyo – Einosuke Nagao, Masanobu Tsukamoto – Sorrow – Compile – Mega Drive – 1992

Cyborg 009 – unknown – Title Menu – Bec – Super Famicom – 1994

Road Rash – Rob Hubbard, Mike Bartlow – Busted – Electronic Arts – Genesis – 1991

The Peace Keepers – Atsuyoshi Isemura, Hyu – Ending Story (part 2) – Jaleco – SNES – 1994

Phelios – Yoshinori Kawamoto – Sogin’s Jar (Chapter 2-1) – Namco – Genesis – 1990

Transformers: Convoy no Nazo – unknown – Main BGM – ISCO/Takara – Famicom – 1986

Who Framed Roger Rabbit – David Wise – Judge Defeated – LJN – NES – 1989

Commando – Tamayo Kawamoto – Title Theme – Capcom – NES – 1986

Volfied – Hisayoshi Ogura, Kouichi Dekune (?) (arr.) – Final Round Clear – Taito – PC Engine -1989

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Akito Nakatsuka – Indoors 1 – Ninendo – NES – 1988

Xexyz – Hirohiko Takayama – Force Star Boss/Face of God – Atlus/Hudson Soft – NES – 1990

EarthBound – Hirokazu Tanaka – The Cliff That Time Forgot – Nintendo – SNES – 1995

Mega Man – Manami Matsumae – Stage Select – Capcom – NES – 1987