Monday, April 7, 2014

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - 600: March to Glory Edition

It's been over two years now since we rebooted SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs. Through that time we've listened to many songs, across many games, across many systems, across many generations. If you'd like to keep up to date (if you have the time, that is) with the past video game music selections we've chosen, take a look at our VGM Database. As for everyone else, please enjoy our historic 600th VGM edition.

v596. Xenogears (PS1) - My Village is Number One! (Orchestrated)


Coming from a relatively recent arranged album of some of Xenogears's memorable music, this orchestrated version of My Village is Number One! starts out serene, and then turns into a jaunty little number, evoking a warm sense of nostalgia, perfect for the opening town of the game.

v597. NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (Wii) - Electrical Entertainment


While NiGHTS' return to gaming was less than spectacular, one common thread of Sonic Team titles is that the soundtracks are beyond sensational. This tradition remains true with NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, a soundtrack full of bewitching, charming, and delightful tunes. Electrical Entertainment plays in the third level of Journey of Dreams

v598. LEGO City Undercover (Wii U) - Vehicle Robbery


One of our favorite Wii U games is LEGO City Undercover. Not only is a a really fun and content-packed game, but it's also what we deem the best LEGO game yet. It has still yet to be surpassed. This bass-heavy theme plays every time protagonist Chase McCain participates in a vehicle robbery. The goal of these missions is to safely take a stolen vehicle from its garage to the impound point, all the while dodging the advances of policemen on your trail.

v599. Diddy Kong Racing (N64) - Wizpig Challenge


Diddy Kong Racing is a kart racer that innovated greatly in its genre, introducing a story mode to make the entire experience much more satisfyingly lengthy. This boss theme plays in both encounters against Wizpig, the first is played in a kart, while the second is played in a plane. David Wise delivers yet another fantastic track to yet another fantastic soundtrack of his.

v600. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3, 360, PC) - Dragonborn


We're not that big of fans of Western RPGs. The genre is just fine, but we just don't find them entertaining for the most part. However, we'd be fools to exclude this theme, the main theme of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, to our list of VGM favorites. Epic is a word that is thrown around loosely these days, especially around the Internet, but it's probably the most apt word to describe this chorus-heavy track.

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