Monday, June 7, 2010

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - June Bug Edition

Monday means it's time for some more of my favorite VGMs. This week we're listening to tracks from The World Ends With You, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, and 3D Dot Game Heroes, to name a few. Without further ado, let's get started, shall we?

v571. The World Ends With You - Someday

The World Ends With You, or as it is known in Japan, It's A Wonderful World, is an action-RPG by one Mr. Nomura. That's the guy behind the Kingdom Hearts series. The game is a unique take on the RPG formula, and it uses touch mechanics in battle to utilize attacks. It's really rather cool. What's also cool is the eclectic soundtrack which you can hear a sample of here. Aren't I nice?

v572. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - Nutty Acres (Daytime)

Composer Grant Kirkhope gives us this tropical theme for Nutty Acres, part beach, part hilly countryside, part volcano, all in one. If your ears lend you well, you might even hear a motif or two from Treasure Trove Cove from the original Banjo-Kazooie. While not the platforming perfection fans of the series wanted, Nuts & Bolts is a competent adventure nonetheless.

v573. Wii Shop Channel - Main Theme

Come buy something. You know you wanna. Such memories of getting my Wii, hooking up to the internet, and buying games I already owned that were already in perfect working order just for the fun of it. This is a simple theme composed by Kazumi Totaka who is well known for having his secret Totaka's Theme hidden in various Nintendo products that he makes music for. Enough talk-- let's start buying some more virtual games!

v574. Chrono Cross - Another Termina

Chrono Cross is a great game, I'm told. I never played through the game the whole way. I really should, but there's so many games that are out now that I need to play first. Even though I neglected to play the game, I did appreciate the soundtrack. It's one of Yasunori Mitsuda's best. Speaking of which, I still have to play Chrono Trigger for Lavos' sake!

v575. 3D Dot Game Heroes - Main Theme

It may be an homage/clone of the original Legend of Zelda, but it's a highly competent and enjoyable one. 3D Dot Game Heroes has you playing as a silent protagonist, slaying monsters, venturing into dungeons, gaining treasures to beat said dungeon's big bad boss, and saving the kingdom from evil. Even the main theme has some resemblance to the Zelda overture!

There goes another edition of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs that has just flown by. Stay tuned next week for more music and more fun! Until then, check out previous installments of the VGMs right here.

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