Welcome to a new week. Last Friday, we had a taste of my favorite anime themes. This Monday, we're heading back to the nice and cozy favorite VGMs. This week, we feature themes from Donkey Kong Country Returns, Final Fantasy IX, and Nintendogs. Sit back, kick off your shoes, and let's get rolling!
v641. The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces - BGM 21
This theme has been heard previously on my VGMs, but this version is different as you can compare the two if you prefer. The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces flew under the radar of most Wii owners (get the pun?) which is too bad as the game was a solid dogfighting, air combat game. You can score it for less than thirty dollars now, so what are you waiting for?
v642. Nintendogs - Nintendogs Theme
Again, we've already heard a version of this theme. It was the live version, a relaxing jazz piece. Now it's time for the original, the theme from Nintendogs, DS style. What a wonderful arrangement this is. Very quaint and cozy. And look at that damn dog! Who's a good boy? Who's a good boy? That's right. You are. You're a good boy! D'awwwwwww.....
v643. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles - Alexia's Lullaby
Let's segue from cute doggies to nasty flesh-eating zombies with Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. This is Alexia's Lullaby, a chilling and haunting story about a kind king and an evil queen whom which he loved. I like the melody to this less than a minute a capella piece. Enchanting song, don't you think?
v644. Final Fantasy IX - Towards the Gate
I haven't shown a video during one of these things in a long time. It's pretty cool if I do say so myself even with the audio troubles. Towards the Gate is the dramatic final piece heard in Final Fantasy IX's main story-- not counting credits. It's triumphant, it's somber, it's heroic all at the same time.
v645. Donkey Kong Country Returns - Fear Factory Returns
Returning to the ring, the mad ape himself, Donkey Kong, and this time he has a balls-to-the-wall difficult game in Donkey Kong Country Returns. Your gaming prowess will be put to the test with this title. Fear Factory Returns brings back one of my favorite themes from the original Donkey Kong Country, and gives it new life. The real action starts around 1:10 so synchronize your watches, gentlemen (and ladies, of course).
That African beat always gets to me! That does it for another week of VGMs. They'll be back, rest assured, but until then, see you next week!