Now onto more important matters. It's Monday! My internet has been restored much to your chagrin! That doesn't matter though. I'm posting five new VGMs this week, and you, nor my ISP, can stop me! I've gone crazy! Nonetheless, we have music from a plethora of games this week including but not limited to: Viewtiful Joe 2, Space Channel 5, and Skies of Arcadia. Abandon your ships because the VGMs come plundering!
v636. Viewtiful Joe 2 - Railroad Battle (Truck Stage)
Choo-choo! This song is heard while Viewtiful Joe and Sexy Sylvia go after a dinosaur atop two hand-crank carts if memory serves correctly. The battle's intense as you're fending off enemies as well as missiles. Viewtiful Joe 2 wasn't as good as the original, but it wasn't a bad game either. It was a commendable effort for a sequel, and being able to play as both Joe and Sylvia brought a new dynamic to the game.
v637. Space Channel 5 - Option: The Reporter From SCH5
This option theme comes from the Dreamcast classic, Space Channel 5, where you got to boogie with Ulala as she tries once more to save the universe from evil. I never owned a Dreamcast, so I never got to play Space Channel 5 along with a number of Dreamcast exclusives. Here's hoping some hit the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Store!
v638. Skies of Arcadia - The Kingdom of Ixa'taka
The Kingdom of Ixa'taka is a jungle paradise hidden among the treetops, high above the jungle floor. Its music is accordingly tribal as are the denizens of Ixa'taka. Skies of Arcadia is one game I would greatly want a sequel for. Hopefully one day we get it As for now, listen to the music of this wonderful RPG with Kingdom of Ixa'taka.
v639. Super Mario World - Welcome to Mario World
This special song comes from a special jazz version of the special Super Mario World soundtrack. We've already heard one of these songs "Mario! Stay Alert!" way back in the first 100 VGMs. This song, "Welcome to Mario World" is the jazz version of the main theme of Super Mario World. Smooth jazz is what one could call it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
v640. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble - Big Boss Blues
The ultimate battle theme for your fight against both Kaos and its puppeteer, the evil K. Roolenstein, Big Boss Blues is a chilling theme. I love the rock guitar at the beginning as well as all of the ambient sounds chirping throughout the piece. While DKC 3 may be my least favorite soundtrack of the three, it still holds up well today. What is your opinion on the Donkey Kong Country 3 soundtrack?
My gas tank is empty of VGMs for this week, but fear not-- as five more VGMs will be forthcoming next Monday. Perhaps they'll come in the morning... Maybe the evening... Who can possibly fathom a guess? Until next week, the VGMs bid you adieu and farewell!