Monday, April 8, 2013

SPC's Favorite VGMs - This Time It's Not an April Fools' Joke Edition

Last week we did have VGM volumes 346-350, but that was all part of an elaborate April Fools' joke, as Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood's music is god awful. On this week's edition of the Favorite VGMs, we have the real volumes 346-350, featuring music from Metroid Prime, Samba de Amigo, and MadWorld. It's our hope that you enjoy the songs being presented to you this week. As always, click on the song title to listen to it.

v346. Metroid Prime (GCN) - Phendrana's Edge


Metroid Prime is a beautifully captivating game with atmospheric worlds and an atmospheric soundtrack to go along with that. Phendrana's Edge plays during the sections of Phendrana Drift where Samus is deeper in the area of the game. It's where she gets the very welcomed Gravity Suit, allowing her to freely move in water without being weighed down so much. I can only hope that Nintendo returns to this franchise soon, as a lot of gamers miss it.

v347. Samba de Amigo (DC) - Vamos a Carnival


Quite likely my favorite piece from the maraca-shaking game Samba de Amigo, Vamos a Carnival gets you in the mood for a fun fiesta! The lyrics are perky, the music is catchy, and the beat grooves through your body. A Wii installment of the series released several years ago, but unfortunately the Wii Remote just could not pick up the more complicated shaking later levels and difficulties needed.

v348. Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (DS) - Jr. Street


This track comes from the CD soundtrack of Mario Hoops 3-on-3. While the final game is nothing to write home about, the music by Masayoshi Soken is phenomenally good and catchy. Jr. Street, a court that takes place in a Las Vegas-like casino boulevard setting, is an infectious jazz piece.

v349. Phantasy Star Universe (360, PS2) - Neudaiz


Phantasy Star Universe was yet another disappointing game from Sonic Team, during their long stretch of mediocre titles. That said, one thing you can be sure of with that development team is that their games will possess some insanely good soundtracks. This song Neudaiz is a wonderful example of that.

v350. MadWorld (Wii) - Ain't That Funny


MadWorld is an interesting soundtrack to me because I don't particularly care for hip-hop and rap most of the time, but in this game's case, I really found it enjoyable. This track is a great example of that, Sick YG performs this oriental-sounding track that plays during a Chinatown-esque level in the game.

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This ends another edition of SPC's Favorite VGMs. If you're hankering for more music, check out the VGMs Database, where every VGM ever highlighted is listed. Until next week, the VGMs are going out to enjoy this lovely spring weather.

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