Monday, July 13, 2009

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Boxart Edition

What is "SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs"? It's a segment where I post my favorite video game tracks. Any console, any series, any game, any version is acceptable! This week we're checking out two types of kingdoms as well as some old school Mario, Klonoa, and Mickey Mouse!

v351. Super Mario Land - Birabuto Kingdom

This is the happy-go-lucky theme of the Birabuto Kingdom, the first world of Super Mario Land. Let its cheery melody take you within a whirlwind of nostalgia.

Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil - Path of Goddess Claire

This theme plays during outside portions of the second level of Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil, La-Lakoosha. It's a mildly mellow song with a multitude of great parts. The Playstation 2 has a ton of fantastic yet overlooked games in its library. If you can track this title down, pick it up for some platforming goodness!

v353. Graffiti Kingdom - Testing My Ability

We go from one overlooked PS2 game to another. Known in Japan as Rakugaki Kingdom 2, Graffiti Kingdom is the sequel to Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color. Both games are overlooked which is understandable as the Playstation 2 library is full of fantastic games. Testing My Ability is a fast-paced track with a folk flair to it. Yasunori Mitsuda hits one out of the park yet again.

v354. Kingdom Hearts II - Waltz of the Damned

From one kingdom to another. The damned being the Beast of "Beauty and the" fame. This tune plays in the Beast's castle world of Kingdom Hearts II. It was one of the first songs that I was humming to as I was playing way back when the game was released. Hope you find yourself humming to it, too.

v355. The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse - Snowy Valley

From a game Mickey Mouse had a cameo in to a game where he was the lead, The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse was a fun if not short platforming romp for the Super Nintendo. It was also released on the Game Boy Advance almost a decade later. This song is from Snowy Valley, the second-to-last world of the game.

That does it for another Monday with SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs. They'll see you next week for five more favorites.

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