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The Legacy Music Hour #135: Flying and Shooting 3

Flying scrolling shoot ‘em up games is the focus of Episode 135.  Jams.  Straight up jams.  Twinbee 3.  Can’t beat it.  The best.  This whole episode is jammed out though.  Full track listing below.

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

Magical Chase – Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata – Stage 1 – Quest/NEC – TurboGrafx-16 – 1993

Lightening Force – Toshiharu Yamanishi – Don’t Go Off (Course Select) – Technosoft – Genesis – 1992

Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen – Yasuyuki Suzuki – Shoot ‘em Up – Jaleco – Super Famicom – 1994

Vortex – Justin Scharvona – Training – Argonaut Games/Electro Brain – SNES – 1994

Phalanx – S. Yamaguchi – Under Water – Kemco – SNES – 1992

Gaiares – Shinobu Ogawa – Mission 2 – Telenet Japan – Genesis – 1990

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

Thunder Blade – Koichi Namiki (Pretty K.N) – Thunder Blade (BMG1) – Sega – arcade – 1987

TwinBee 3: Poko Poko Dai Maou – Atsushi Fujio (Sukenomiya), Hidehiro Funauchi (FK-King), Katsuhiko Suzuki (Flamingo) – Evening Glow of T3 (Ending) – Konami – Famicom – 1989

Fire Shark – Masahiro Yuge – Vice in Tokyo – Toaplan/DreamWorks – Genesis – 1990

Galaxy Force II – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Beyond The Galaxy (Scene A) – Sega – arcade – 1988

Air Diver – Y.W, Ondai Yuri – Australia – Seismic/Copya Systems – Genesis – 1990

Detana!! TwinBee – Hidenori Maezawa, Michiru Yamane, Masae Nakashima, Kiyoshi Murai (arr.), Mikio Saito (Metal Yuhki) (arr.) – Crossing the Sea of Clouds (Stage 2) – Konami – PC Engine – 1992

D-Force – unknown – Desert – Asmik/ISCO – SNES – 1991

Gyruss – Atsushi Fujio, Yuichi Sakakura, Harumi Ueko – Stage 2 – Ultra Games – NES – 1989

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3 comments

  • I loved this episode, whilst driving in my car I felt like I should go up, down, do a barrel roll and shoot other cars with my mega-blaster! I am glad you mentioned Galaxy Force and Thunder Blade, apparently they are basically the same game but one is present day (as of 1989) military and the other takes place in space, presumably in the future. My faves was definitely the Twin Bee episode.

  • Ales-tay is how I always pronounced it too. How about that, being on the same page as Brent for pronunciation. :)

    To avoid that question though you could have called it by the western name. Can I recommend you listen to the Master System version’s soundtrack also? Aleste II/Power Strike 2 are different games on each (that merely share the same name and weapon system) both with good soundtracks of their own. Stage 3 is my favourite track. For the GG one it’s Bionic City.