Curse Youtube and its ability to time their maintenance at the most precarious times! The Favorite VGMs are here for another week of great times and good music. This week we have music from Wii Sports, Nintendogs, LocoRoco 2, and more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy some of my favorite video game tunes.
V321. Wii Sports - Title Theme
Holy crap. Look at that guy on the left. Looks completely ridiculous-- sort of like a guy with two polos with both collars up (as if one popped up didn't look stupid enough). I digress. Wii Sports is just a blast. There's just enough content for some sensational social gatherings and multiplayer parties. If you're all alone though, there's not too much here. The Wii Sports theme was composed by Kazumi Totaka who does a lot of music for Nintendo's in-house games like Nintendogs as well as Animal Crossing. It's a nice and mellow tune, wouldn't you say?
V322. Sonic and the Black Knight - Knight of the Wind
I haven't played Sonic & the Black Knight, and I probably won't before it goes on sale. Something about a hedgehog with a sword doesn't rub me right. Regardless, I do enjoy the music of the series both 2D and 3D. A vocal group seems to hate Crush40. Some of these same people go on to listen to death metal, so that sort of destroys any credibility. The music usually has catchy melodies and good instrumentation, and that's all I really care for anyway.
V323. LocoRoco 2 - Uwauwau
The Locoroco have invaded the favorites! With a soundtrack very akin to the quirkiness of the likes of Katamari Damacy, the Locoroco series has an eclectic mix of music. Most of it is performed by the Locoroco themselves although they can conspicuously sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks. Uwauwau is a chipper little ditty full of childish charm and a whimsical melody. 1:10 kicks in when enough Locoroco have been collected in the level. The song's layered. Each Locoroco collected makes a level's song sound fuller until you get what you're listening to now. Enjoy.
V324. Final Fantasy Tactics - Tutorial
From Final Fantasy Tactics comes a track entitled "Tutorial". It's a very jaunty theme that really kicks in with my favorite part at around forty-five seconds. The instrument quality even though synth is still impressive and sounds full to this day. Simply a superb soundtrack and one of the timeless bests.
V325. Nintendogs - Nintendogs Theme (Live Version)
This catchy jazzy live version of the Nintendogs (DS) theme can be heard on the Touch! Generations Soundtrack available on Club Nintendo in Japan. This song is performed by a bounty of Who's Who when it comes to Nintendo composers such as Kazumi Totaka (who composed the original theme), Hajime Wakai, Kenta Nagata, Toru Minegishi, and Asuka Ota. Enjoy this special track!
The Favorite VGMs aren't finished this week. Stay tuned for Friday for something special. There's a certain special day happening.