Monday, June 29, 2009

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - "More Beautiful Than Fireworks" Edition

On this pre-Fourth of July edition of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs, we're going to be listen to a special symphonic version of Zelda's Kakariko Village, partake in some 16-bit ectasy with Breath of Fire, and hop to it with New Super Mario Bros.' Mushroom Waltz. And away weeee gooooo~!

v341. The Legend of Zelda Series - Kakariko Village (Hyrule Symphony)

This is the extremely magnificent Hyrule Symphony version of Kakariko Village, a mainstay of The Legend of Zelda console games since A Link to the Past. I yearn for a Zelda game with a full orchestra. I imagine this is what it'd sound like. Sigh... a boy can dream.

v342. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon - Door Crawl

Door Crawl is the credits theme of Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, an extremely overlooked Nintendo Wii title. While not as difficult as the more notorious "rogue-likes", the game is a blast for new players of the genre and lovers of the Final Fantasy universe. While I may not know what Ai Kawashima is singing, I can tell that her voice is very impressive as is this moving credits theme. Now stop listening to this track and pick up Final Fantasy Fables!

v343. Jet Force Gemini - Sekhmet

I believe this the fourth track I've featured from Jet Force Gemini, a truly under-appreciated gem in the Nintendo 64 library. Then again, I guess that's the prerequisite for what defines a cult classic. Sekhmet is the perfect theme for running and gunning through the open-air rooms of the Sekhmet spaceship. It sounds like it's taken directly from a science fiction novella. Make it so, number one.

v344. Breath of Fire - Battling

Battling is the second battle theme of Breath of Fire. If memory serves me correctly, it replaces Beginning of Battle as the normal battle theme once your party enters underwater in the ocean. The track plays through twice before fading. Enjoy.

v345. New Super Mario Bros. - The Mushroom Waltz

The Mario series has always been known for lively and catchy music, and while New Super Mario Bros' soundtrack may have not matched the quality of its predecessors, it did have several songs that were memorable. The Mushroom Waltz is one of these tracks. I especially love it when the goombas bounce in time with music.

Until next week, make your own fireworks!

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