We're about twenty minutes away from midnight where we are in North America. However, a typical Monday CAN'T go by without us delving into our exhaustive list of favorite VGM picks. No, no! That's why we have five new pieces to cap off your Monday. Did you have a nice day? We hope so. If not, may these tunes put you in a better mood! This week's edition features music from Final Fantasy VI, Pandora's Tower and Xenoblade Chronicles.
v486. Final Fantasy VI (SNES) - Kids Run Through the City Corner
One of our favorite RPG town themes ever composed, Nobuo Uematsu gives us this warm, folksy theme that exudes nostalgic memories. We remember venturing through South Figaro, chatting with the locals, before heading out into the dangerous world, taking on enemies of all shapes and sizes.
v487. Pilotwings 64 (N64) - Hang Glider
We enjoyed unwrapping our Nintendo 64's on Christmas 1996, and receiving Super Mario 64 and this game, Pilotwings 64. What's really cool is that in this video's comment section (and you know how rarely we have something positive to say about YouTube comment sections!), the top rated comment is actually from the composer of the N64 launch title. We appreciate your work, too, good sir!
v488. Pandora's Tower (Wii) - Boss Theme
Our PAL friends enjoyed Pandora's Tower much more than our review states. You see, the North American version of the game suffered from a rather breaking glitch that froze the game each time the player tried to go to the penultimate towers. It was a rather sour note on a game that, up until that point, was rather sweet.
v489. Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) - Satorl, the Shimmering Marsh (Night)
The marshland that this song plays in is absolutely beautiful at night. You feel like you're in a fairy tale. This theme that plays in it, with its soothing piano and warm choir, delivers a pitch perfect ambiance for this relatively taxing area of Xenoblade Chronicles.
v490. 1080 Snowboarding (N64) - Golden Forest
While it's too soon to bust out the snowboards in our neck of the woods, it isn't too early to do so in a virtual fashion. 1080 Snowboarding is one of Nintendo's series that we would love to see return to either of the company's current systems, the 3DS or the Wii U. That, along with Wave Race, of course!