Monday, April 29, 2013

SPC's Favorite VGMs - The Missing Link Edition

Welcome to Monday here at SuperPhillip Central. What we have planned for this week's edition of SPC's Favorite VGMs is music from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Tomba, and Advance Wars. It's a grand selection of music of varying genres and styles. We hope you find a track this evening that you enjoy greatly!

v361. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) - Sanctuary Dungeon


We kick things off with music from one of my favorite games of all time, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. It's a perfect time for this game, as a sequel was announced for the Nintendo 3DS a couple of weeks ago. This dungeon theme is without a doubt my favorite that the Zelda series has ever witnessed. It's melancholy and isn't grating like the original Zelda's dungeon theme is after repeated listening.

v362. Tomba (PS1) - Village of All Beginnings


Let's get all happy and tropical, shall we? That's exactly what we get with Tomba's Village of All Beginnings, the first main area of the game. Tomba was an interesting mix of RPG elements and platforming. Completing quests in a platformer was an interesting and fresh take on the genre. I liked it so much that I wish Sony would return to it sometime soon.

v363. Advance Wars (GBA) - Andy's Theme


One of the members of the Orange Star army, CO Andy in the real world would be WAY too young to command an army of troops, tanks, fleets, and armadas. Luckily for us, in the universe of Advance Wars, age is not a discriminating factor. Andy's Theme is upbeat, just like the character it is modeled after.

v364. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Wii) - Cobalt Caverns


While Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz was the start of the series's downfall for me, Banana Blitz still holds the title of Best Super Monkey Ball Soundtrack in my eyes... or should I say ears? The majority of the tracks are insanely infectious, offering catchy jaunty rhythms and melodies. Cobalt Caverns is but one of such tracks that I am alluding to.

v365. Beautiful Katamari (360) - Sayonara Rolling Star


Ara Hirayama sings this song from Beautiful Katamari. The opening piano is very soothing, and then the rhythm track comes in to lift up the song even further. Ms. Hirayama's voice is absolutely perfect for this song. Sayonara Rolling Star. Adieu! Auf Wedersehen! Smell ya' later!

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We have reached the end of another edition of SPC's Favorite VGMs. Next week five more themes will step forward and be displayed on this very site. Until then, feel free to check out past selections in our VGM Database.

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