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The Legacy Music Hour #144: Battle Music

Battle Music is the focus of Episode 144; that is, music that occurs when there is a confrontation or fight in a game, and that music is markedly different from the regular level or area music.  Also, boss or mini-boss music is not allowed.  While there are some non-role-playing games out there that have battle or fight music (Metal Gear, Clock Tower, Base Wars, for example), all the tracks on this episode are from RPGs.  As you would imagine, the music in this episode is generally very upbeat and tense and energetic, and yet, because of the late hour the episode was recorded, Rob falls asleep for half of it.  In a sense, Rob battles with sleep deprivation, so perhaps the music was appropriate after all.  Yeah!  Full track listing below.


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

Sword of Vermilion – Hiroshi Kawaguchi – Battle – Sega – Genesis – 1989

Pokemon Red Version – Junichi Masuda – Battle (VS Trainer) – Game Freak/Nintendo – Game Boy – 1998

Shining in the Darkness – Masahiko Yoshimura – Battle Theme – Climax Entertainment – Genesis – 1991

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

Final Fantasy III – Nobuo Uematsu – Battle Theme – Square – SNES – 1994

Dragon Warrior IV – Koichi Sugiyama – Battle for the Glory – Enix/Chunsoft – NES – 1992

Shining Force – Masahiko Yoshimura – Hikari yo! Teki wo Ute! [Battle Scene (Standard Battle)] – Camelot Software Planning – Genesis – 1992

SD Sengokuden 3: Chijou Saikyou Hen – Kenichi Kamio – Battle – Bandai – Game Boy (Japan) – 1992

Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest – Ryuji Sasai – Battle 1 – Square – SNES – 1992

Metal Max – Satoshi Kadokura – Battle – Data East/Crea-Tech – Famicom – 1991

Final Fantasy II – Nobuo Uematsu – Battle – Square – SNES – 1991

Inindo: Way of the Ninja – Fiori Wakakuwa – Battle at Aduchi Castle – Koei – SNES – 1993

Shining Force II – Motoaki Takenouchi – Promoted Attack – Camelot Software Planning – Genesis – 1994

Heracles no Eikou IV: Kamigami-kara no Okurimono – Shogo Sakai, Seiichi Hamada, Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa), Emi Shimizu, Mihoko Ando (Seilah), Z. Yamanaka, Takafumi Miura (N’gja Miura), Seiji Momoi – Battle – Data East – Super Famicom – 1994

Romancing SaGa – Kenji Ito – The Conflict – Square – Super Famicom – 1992

You Can Adopt Dogs Too Friendly for Government Work

You Can Adopt Dogs Too Friendly for Government Work

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY’s Singing-Voice Actor Sounds Uncannily Like Freddie Mercury

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY’s Singing-Voice Actor Sounds Uncannily Like Freddie Mercury

Todd McFarlane Tweaks Tom Hardy's Venom

Todd McFarlane Tweaks Tom Hardy's Venom



  1. Vismund says:

    thanks for the update on that dont know how i missed that one

  2. Jackson says:

    Damn, this episode is so good I want to listen to it again right away.

  3. Legacy Music Hour says:

    @vismund If you like Uematsu, you should check out the Uematsu focus:

  4. vismund says:

    nice to see Uematsu getting some love