Welcome to a special Tuesday edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs. As stated yesterday, the VGMs are here today because last night I posted two new reviews to round out the month of August.
Regardless, the VGMs have returned with more marvelous music than you can shake a LocoRoco at. Speaking of which, LocoRoco is what we start this edition with. Then we have a reminder of summer with Harvest Moon 64. Following that is a great staff roll theme from Bomberman 64, a playful board theme from Mario Party 4, and a classic tune to prepare us for Super Mario Maker with Super Mario World's athletic theme.
Before you begin to listen to the music (simply done by clicking on the VGM title), check out the VGM Database where all previous 950 VGM volumes are located for your convenience!
v951. LocoRoco (PSP) - Dadhi Dado Da
The LocoRoco soundtrack is one that is very eccentric, featuring the little LocoRoco balls singing along with the music. It might be irritating to some, but not to SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs! No, here it is delightful and adorable. Delorable! There we go! That portmanteau works as a perfect description of the music that LocoRoco possesses!
v952. Harvest Moon 64 (N64) - Summer
Summer isn't officially over until later this month, so let's squeeze as much as we can out of these final weeks with some summer tune-age! This theme plays during the summer season in one of the better Harvest Moon games around, Harvest Moon 64. Good luck tracking down a copy, even used, for a decent price. You might have to work out in the fields and farms just to make enough bank to buy a copy!
v953. Bomberman 64 (N64) - Staff Roll
Two underrated games on the Nintendo 64 are both Bomberman 64 games. While the second is my favorite of the two, the original Bomberman 64 was definitely no slouch by any stretch of the imagination. Sure, having to perform platforming by bouncing off the backs of bombs was a bit frustrating, but overall the game was quite good. It also has a sublime soundtrack, evidenced by this staff roll theme, congratulations for a job well done.
v954. Mario Party 4 (GCN) - Toad's Midway Madness
Mario Party 4 was the first Mario Party release on the Nintendo GameCube. It featured some new mechanics to it that spiced up the party, but it ultimately was less of a fiesta than the previous three games. Still, you can't put down the catchy music of the game, such as this one for the first board of Mario Party 4, Toad's Midway Madness.
v955. Super Mario World (SNES) - Athletic
Synth piano all the way! Super Mario World is comprised mostly of the same melody and motif, only in different keys, rhythms, and tempos. It speaks volumes to composer Koji Kondo's ability to create a compelling melody that doesn't get grating even after hearing in practically every level in the game.