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126

The Legacy Music Hour: Town Music

Episode 126 is sort of another RPG focus, although there are definitely some non-RPG games out there that have non-level town areas in them (The Lone Ranger, Castlevania II, etc.).  Anyway, the music in this episode is really, really good.  Pound for pound, it’s one of the most musically solid episodes in a while.  Towns are generally a safe place in a game, so you can also listen for that, and decide whether or not the music sounds like “safe” music.  Rob is crying in the photo.  Full track listing below.

 

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

Light Crusader – Aki Hata – Town – Treasure – Genesis – 1995

Shining Force II – Motoaki Takenouchi – Lively Town – Camelot Software Planning – Genesis – 1994

Super Mario RPG – Yoko Shimomura – Going Shopping in Seaside Town – Square – SNES – 1996

Crusader of Centy – Motokazu Shinoda – Town – Nextech/Atlus – Genesis – 1994

Phantasy Star IV – Izuho “Ippo” Takeuchi – Motavia Town – Sega – Genesis – 1995

Tenshi no Uta: Shiroki Tsubasa no Inori – Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, Ryota Furuya, Hiroya Hatsushiba – Town 3 – Telenet Japan – Super Famicom – 1994

Rent A Hero – Hiroshi Kawaguchi – Town Music 2 – Sega – Mega Drive – 1991

Uncharted Waters – Yoko Kanno – In Lisbon – Koei – SNES – 1993

Dynamite Headdy – Katsuhiko Suzuki (Nazo² Suzuki), Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa (NON), Yasuko, Koji Yamada – North Town’s Theme – Treasure – Genesis – 1994

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Akito Nakatsuka – Village – Nintendo – NES – 1988

Might and Magic: Gates to Another World – Rob Wallace, Brian Howarth – Town – New World Computing/Electronic Arts – Genesis – 1991

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 – Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi – Karamazov’s Mythology – Konami – Super Famicom – 1993

Tun Shi Tian Di III (Conquering the World III) – unknown – Castle Town – SKOB – Mega Drive (China) – 1995

Final Fantasy II – Nobuo Uematsu – Illusionary World – Square – SNES – 1991

Last Bible III – Hiroyuki Yanada – Megalopolis – Atlus – Super Famicom – 1995