The week is upon us-- Christmas week, and the VGMs are here to celebrate in style! This week we have music from Final Fantasy IX, Diddy Kong Racing, Sonic 3D Blast, Banjo-Kazooie, and The Munchables. So sit tight by a warm fireplace, and enjoy these Christmas-y tunes!
v456. Final Fantasy IX - Kuja's Theme
Kuja is to Zidane as Sephiroth is to Cloud. Except Kuja vs. Zidane isn't milked for all its worth every chance the developers get. Regardless, this piano solo piece is masterfully haunting as it is relaxing. It's Kuja's Theme for Final Fantasy IX on the original Playstation.
v457. Diddy Kong Racing - Walrus Cove
David Wise, longtime composer for Rare, recently left the company. His works include Starfox Adventures, the Donkey Kong Country series, and yes, Diddy Kong Racing. He was relegated to side projects for the longest time that he felt the need to leave. The theme I've selected this time from DKR is Walrus Cove. Perfect for Christmas, no?
v458. Sonic 3D Blast - Diamond Dust Zone Act 1
It's time for a special holiday two-fer. It's been a while since we've had one, so why not bring one out just in time for Christmas? Here's a duo of tracks from Sonic 3-D Blast. It's the wintry wonderland known as the Diamond Dust Zone, and here are the themes of both acts! Rock out, holiday style! (more)
v459. Banjo-Kazooie - Freezeey Peak
Nothing like some video game music to get you into that holiday mood. Here's another track to do just that with Banjo-Kazooie's Freezeey Peak. Who could forget sledding down the slippery slopes, dodging snowballs from five humbug snowmen, or visiting a bashful-to-bears walrus? Of course, you can always light up the Christmas tree in the level, too! (more)
v460. The Munchables - Blue Sky Lounge
We've yet to see The Munchables appear on the favorite VGMs of mine. Can't say that any more as here they are, chomping and consuming all that they see! The Munchables was a Pac-man meets Katamari Damacy type game. This song takes place in an area high above the clouds with cannons! It's Blue Sky Lounge.
Until next week, Merry Christmas!