Monday, January 18, 2010

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Platformer-Palooza Edition

Kick off the week right with some VGMs. Last week we did RPGs, but this time we're checking out platformers in this edition of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs. What we have this week are Mario, Sonic, A Boy and His Blob, and Ratchet & Clank. Let's hop to it then!

v471. Super Mario Sunshine - Theme of Dolphic Town

Dolphic Town is the Japanese name for Delfino Plaza. This version of the song comes from the Mario and Zelda Big Band performance that can be purchased on CD if you really want. Super Mario Sunshine is one of Mario's most argued over adventures. I happened to love it, but it was still the weaker of Mario's 3-D exploits.

472. Sonic Heroes - STAGE 03: Grand Metropolis

As the title suggests, Grand Metropolis is the third stage of Sonic Heroes. It's much more mellow compared to the last two songs, Seaside Hill and Ocean Palace. It's another great track from Jun Senoue. Depending on which of the four teams you played as, Grand Metropolis was an easy or hard level despite it being number three.

v473. A Boy and His Blob - Deep Caves

Here's a second track from the overlooked Wii puzzle-platformer, A Boy and His Blob. This time we're listening to the song that plays as you explore the deep caves. Were you one of the few who picked up a copy of this treasure?

v474. Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando - Planet Joba

Planet Joba is where you can either race on a hoverbike in competition or compete in the gladiator arena. This theme is calming, relaxing, featuring xylophone and brass. Going Commando remains my favorite Ratchet & Clank game of all time.

v475. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Castle

Here's our second helping of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. This time we're listening to the castle theme. While not as good as Super Mario World's, it's still quite good. Could this be the game that wins Game of the Year on SuperPhillip Central? Why yes, it did.

We'll try to catch you next week with more of my happy-go-lucky VGMs!

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