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The Legacy Music Hour #64: Ninja Games

Ninja Games is the topic of Episode 64.  Brent and Rob select tracks from games like Shinobi, Ninja Gaiden, and The Legend of Kage, and in doing so, discover a very prominent “coming of age” theme throughout.  NOTE: Brent and Rob mispronounce Kage like the English “cage,” when it’s actually the Japanese word for shadow, pronounced “ka-gey.”  ANOTHER NOTE: There was a little bit of a technical problem with this episode and all the vocal stuff has a hiss to it, but fortunately, the music tracks are clean and good to go.  Full track listing below.

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

Ninja Gaiden Shadow – Ryuichi Nitta, Mayuko Okamura, Don (arr.) – Intro – Tecmo – Game Boy – 1991

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project – Kozo Nakamura, Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita – Scene 1 – Konami – NES – 1992

3 Ninjas Kick Back – Richard Joseph, Jason Page – gameplay – Psygnosis – Genesis – 1994

The Legend of Kage – Hisayoshi Ogura – BGM 1 (Main Theme) “Bridge!” – Taito – arcade (Japan) – 1985

The Revenge of Shinobi – Yuzo Koshiro – Long Distance – Sega – Genesis – 1989

Shadow of the Ninja – Iku Mizutani, Kouichi Yamanishi – Stage 1 – Natsume – NES – 1990

Ninja-Kun: Ashura no Shou – Tsutomu Fuzisawa – Ending Theme – UPL – Famicom – 1988

Zen: Intergalactic Ninja – Junichiro Kaneda (J_Kane), Kozo Nakamura (Nakamur), Ayako Nishigaki (Ayachan), Yuichi Sakakura (Sakagon), T_Tommy (Tomoya Tomita (?)) – Acidic Forest – Konami – NES – 1993

Zool: Ninja of the ‘Nth’ Dimension – Patrick Phelan – Worlds 2 & 6 (Music ~ Carnival) – GameTek – Genesis – 1993

Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake – Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Tomoya Tomita – Water Moon Cliffs – Konami – Super Famicom – 1995

Ninja Spirit – Masahiko Ishida – Dark Blue (Stage 6) – Irem – TurboGrafx-16 – 1990

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master – Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama – Solitary – Sega – Genesis – 1993

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom – Hiroshi Miyazaki (Miya), Kaori Nakabai, L. Shigeno – Closing Credits – Tecmo – NES – 1991

Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi – Keisuke Tsukahara (Tsukachan) – Stages 3-2 & 5-1 – Sega – Genesis – 1990

Shinobi – unknown – Bonus Stage – Sega – Sega Master System – 1988

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  1. eloj says:

    So.. ninja games music, without The Last Ninja on the playlist?

    That’s hilarious.

    (sorry to be a hater)

  2. GhaleonQ says:

    So, did you guys pay for any of their music? Did you import 7th Dragon 2020’s soundtrack to make up for any Koshiro tracks you didn’t/couldn’t pull from Did you credit the people who do rips from .vgm to .2sf files and convert them to mp3s?

    Ostensibly, Nerdist is a commercial website, so you probably shouldn’t entice people for your live shows based on playing other people’s work. I don’t want to be accusatory, but since the podcast isn’t for your recreation anymore, I assume that you’ve ticked the correct legal boxes.