Ka-me-ha-me-ha! This week on the good old VGMs we're exploring the mythical and mystical world of the Dragon Ball series. We have music from Dragon Ball Origins, Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, and Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout. You better have your power level over 9,000 because things are about to get serious!
V501. Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo - The Siege of Muscle Tower
The Siege of Muscle Tower is the second stage in Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo for the Nintendo Wii. You can catch it for budget-price now if you're interested. Regardless, the game was developed by Media Vision who earlier developed the first Wild Arms game. From Wild Arms to Dragon Ball. A company's gotta make money somehow.
v502. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 - Move Forward Fearlessly
Let's continue our quest for the mythical and mystical dragon balls with some music from Budokai 2. The composer is Kenji Yamamoto. That isn't to be confused with the Kenji Yamamoto who composes music for the Metroid series among other exploits like Excite Truck. They're two completely different composers with the same name.
v503. Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout - Yamasuri Iro no Sen Tsuchi
Dragon Ball: The Final Bout is a Playstation One game that was the first Dragon Ball game I ever played. At one time the game was worth $100 before the game was reprinted after the Dragon Ball Z craze really took off. What an awful game, but the soundtrack is very good. It's once again composed by Kenji Yamamoto.
v504. Dragon Ball Origins - Boss Theme
This is the boss battle music of Dragon Ball: Origins, a very underrated gem in the DS' library. The game plays a lot like an action-oriented, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass or Spirit Tracks, that is, there's hardly any puzzles to speak of. The boss theme features an electric keyboard-sounding accompaniment and catchy melody.
v505. Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo - The Fall of Red Ribbon
The Fall of the Red Ribbon is the fifth chapter of the Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo video game. It starts off with a memorable guitar riff, and then kicks in with some bass and the main melody. While Revenge of King Piccolo was overall a slightly above average game, it did have its wonderful moments.
Hope you enjoyed this week-- even if you're not a fan of Dragon Ball or the games. Next week we're going back to regular business with the Sky Crawlers, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and Starfox Adventures! See you then!