Monday, November 8, 2010

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - November to Remember Edition

Why is it a November to remember? Why, we've reached 600 videos here at SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs! What a wonderful number-- six-hundred. Sit back as I have planned for you some great music including new tracks from the Distant Worlds Version II soundtrack as well as songs from Sonic Adventure and Super Mario Land 2! Let's get this party started!

v596. Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins - Star Maze

Super Mario Land and its sequel, Six Golden Coins, are some of the least talked about mainline Mario games. Well, Super Mario Land for good reason as it wasn't very good, but Six Golden Coins was much better. It was just a bizarre game-- fighting Tatanga once again, giant pigs, and entering lands based on Halloween, the inside of a house, and battles in space-- way before Super Mario Galaxy. Speaking of space, this theme, Star Maze, plays during one of the space zone's levels. It's catchy, no?

v597. Final Fantasy Tactics - Battle on the Bridge

Battle on the Bridge plays for the first time in Final Fantasy Tactics in the confrontation with Ramza's long-missing best friend, Delita, on-- you guessed it-- a bridge. He is protecting Princess Ovelia while fighting Gafgarion. This battle is accentuated by this gripping track featuring the main theme melody of the game. Final Fantasy Tactics remains one of my favorite gaming soundtracks. I hope you see why with these tracks.

v598. Final Fantasy VI - Dancing Mad (Distant Worlds II Ver.)

Distant Worlds II is a new arranged release of Final Fantasy tunes. I hope to share some more before we get to video 600. Actually, I'm sure we will. This version of Dancing Mad isn't as awesome as the Black Mages one, but it's still in a class all to its own. I hope you enjoy this phenomenal arrangement of Kefka's theme (move over, Sephiroth), Dancing Mad.

v599. Final Fantasy VII - J-E-N-O-V-A (Distant Worlds II Ver.)

This version of J-E-N-O-V-A also comes from the Distant Worlds II album. It features a full string ensemble perfect for taking on Sephiroth's mommy. Aww, what a little mama's boy. No wonder he's so popular of a character! I digress. The Distant Worlds II album features plenty more arranged versions of several Final Fantasy classics including To Zanarkand, Melodies of Life, and Terra's Theme.

v600. Sonic Adventure - Skydeck A Go! Go!

Sky Deck is one of the final levels in Sonic's story in Sonic Adventure for the Dreamcast and then later the Nintendo Gamecube and PC. The song is a rockin' theme that is very catchy. It'll grow on you when you're trying to beat the level for the first or fiftieth time (depending on your skill level). Sonic Adventure nowadays is a significantly flawed game with plenty of merits to make it enjoyable-- though I do prefer Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes to it greatly. Which 3D Sonic game do you prefer?

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