Monday, March 24, 2014

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - Mario vs. Donkey Kong vs. Sonic vs. Mega Man Edition

This week on SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs we have two new games that have yet to be featured on our long and exhaustive list of games. The first is Super Mario 3D World, while the second is the more recent Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. There's also some retro goodness inside this week's choices as well, including music from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Mega Man 10, which technically isn't retro, but it's styled in such a way. If you have recommendations for themes that we've yet to offer for your listening pleasure, give us a comment below! Now, onto the music!

v591. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) - Staff Roll

We start off with the runner-up to SuperPhillip Central's Best of 2013 Game of the Year, Super Mario 3D World. The Staff Roll theme is an immaculate version of the main theme of the game, as well as having a piece of Bowser's theme thrown in for good measure. It all adds up to a very satisfying theme for your victory against the King of the Koopas.

v592. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) - Windmill Hills

Another recent Wii U platformer is Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. This game saw the return of the masterful composer that is David Wise to the Donkey Kong Country series. Windmill Hills is the first level of the second of the game's six islands. Autumn Heights, the island in question, is without a doubt one of our favorites within the game.

v593. Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (DS) - Character Select

It's hard to think of a more catchy character select screen theme in a Mario game than what Mario Hoops 3-on-3 possesses. While the game itself is one of Mario's weakest sports outings, the soundtrack of the game is almost enough to salvage the entire package. It's a wonderfully magnificent series of themes that will get your toes tapping and your mouth grinning.

v594. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (GEN) - Metropolis Zone

Although this three act zone near the end of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Genesis can be described as a hellish nightmare of tricky platforming and challenging (sometimes cheap) enemy placement, the Metropolis Zone's theme helps to make the hazardous industrial level able to be suffered through.

v595. Mega Man 10 (Multi) - Solar Man's Stage

With Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10, fans of the Blue Bomber witnessed a renaissance of the Mega Buster-wielding robot. Both games were made in pure 8-bit form, much like the NES games that made the series popular. Inti Creates were the folks behind the development of these games, and the music provided to listeners in the games sound faithful to the classics.

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