Monday, May 31, 2010

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Memorial Day Edition

Welcome to a special Memorial Day edition of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs. Today we're hitting one home for the troops out there with five new VGMs. It's not much to help the troops, but at least it's something! This week we have Final Fantasy series music, Endless Ocean: Blue World-- perfect for pool weather-- and songs from the Super Mario Bros. series. Speaking of oceans, let's dive right into some great music!

V566. Final Fantasy VI - Não Chora Menina

Não Chora Menina is a slow, somber, and sad vocal version of Kids Run Through the City Corner, the town theme from Final Fantasy VI. It's the perfect song to listen to when you're feeling down and depressed and wanting to slip further into a dark place. Not that I would know anything about that! Oh, no, no, no! ...Hold me~!

v567. Final Fantasy IV - Into the Darkness

This is the arranged version of the dungeon theme of Final Fantasy IV, Into the Darkness. It's from the Celtic album of Final Fantasy IV songs. Final Fantasy IV is probably my second favorite Final Fantasy game. I love the characters, storyline, world, and especially the music. Nobuo Uematsu really has his magic, doesn't he?

v568. Endless Ocean: Blue World -

While Freshwater Chant is not the real title of this theme (the real name is Dúlaman), it does say exactly what this song is all about. It's a chant heard as you wade through a South American river home to such dangerous creatures as piranha, eels, and crocodiles! Endless Ocean: Blue World is a terrific game definitely worthy of your thirty dollars. Go ahead-- dive right in!

v569. Super Princess Peach - Ladida Plains 1

This bouncy and cute piece of music comes to us from the happy platforming adventure, Super Princess Peach. Would you consider this an overlooked or underrated game? Regardless, Ladida Plains is the very first world in Super Princess Peach. It's full of easy platforming, simple challenges, and pushover enemies. A great game that needs more attention!

v570. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Volcano Theme

We head back to the Mushroom Kingdom with more New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Thie game scored a 9.75 out of 10 at SuperPhillip Central, and it won game of the year 2009. Some actually don't like this game which I say "haters gonna hate". Did you enjoy New Super Mario Bros. Wii? Regardless, this is the theme of the outdoor world eight levels. Sort of sounds like Death Mountain from the original Legend of Zelda, doesn't it?

Enjoy your Memorial Day, everyone, even if your country does not celebrate it. Until next week, we'll have more VGMs to share with the masses, and check out previous installments here.

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