Monday, December 29, 2014

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - The Final Edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs... for 2014 Edition

We've reached the end, friends. Well, for 2014 at the very least. SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs will keep delivering my most liked themes from video games far into the new year and beyond. However, let's not jump into the new year just yet. There's still more lists to write and VGMs this week to attend to. This week's edition, the final of 2014, features music from Bayonetta, Punch-Out!!, and Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc!

v781. Bayonetta (Wii U, PS3, 360) - The Greatest Jubilee


Bayonetta's final boss theme is called The Greatest Jubilee, pitting the titular character of the game against an omnipotent being. Expected out of the crazy minds behind such games as The Wonderful 101 and Vanquish, but nonetheless still the definition of awesome and cool. Generally speaking, having a choir backing your theme is a nice way to get on my good side, so congrats, The Great Jubilee, for doing so.

v782. F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (GBA) - Cloud Carpet


F-Zero is a series that has been missing in action for quite a while now. The last game released for the franchise never even made it out of Japan. Still, at least we have memories of and can still play older titles in the series, just like this underrated gem at the Game Boy Advance's launch, F-Zero: Maximum Velocity. VROOM!

v783. Punch-Out!! (Wii) - World Circuit Fight


All right, kid. You've taken down weaklings like Glass Joe, and stood toe-to-toe with King Hippo. It's time for the World Circuit Fight, you hear me? Go get 'em, Mac, with this guitar-heavy, adrenaline-pumpin' music. Don't let me down!

v784. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS2) - Sandover Village


The music of the Jak and Daxter series is one of the more forgettable parts of the franchise. There's few songs that I would keep on my iPod, that's for sure. Sandover Village is a serene theme with a soft tribal beat. It's by no means a fantastic track in either composition or sound, but it makes Jak and Daxter's home sweet home all the nicer to roam around in.

v785. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Vita) - Dangan Ronpa!


A catchy title theme for our last video game featured on SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs in 2014, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc's aptly titled Dangan Ronpa! was composed by Masafumi Takada, whose work I found greatest in Killer 7 and No More Heroes. It makes sense that he went on to do music for another surrealist-style series with Danganronpa.

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