It's Columbus Day in the United States, but rather than celebrate a total scumbag of a human being that the U.S. celebrates for no other reason than tradition, we'll be celebrating Indigenous People's Day here at SuperPhillip Central. In fact, we'll be celebrating indies this edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs.
Such indie games being celebrated this week include the great Shovel Knight, the co-op fun of Castle Crashers, the Sega-like Freedom Planet, the first-person fun of Lovely Planet, and finally, the Metroid-like Guacamelee! If you want to check out past VGM volumes, look no further than the VGM Database. That said, let's get on to the music from games from indie/independent developers!
v981. Shovel Knight (Multi) - In the Halls of the Usurper (Pridemoor Keep)
The theme for King Knight's stage, one of the first players encounter within the critically acclaimed (including by SuperPhillip Central) Shovel Knight, this catchy theme by Jake "Virt" Kaufman and Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae gets you in the mood to run and dig through a golden castle.
v982. Castle Crashers (Multi) - Forest Entrance
Speaking of catchy music, there are none more catchier than Castle Crashers' Forest Entrance theme. Do battle with up to three other friends as you beat foes into oblivion. Castle Crashers is available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Hopefully one day Nintendo systems will get this game, but maybe that's wishful thinking.
v983. Freedom Planet (Wii U eShop, PC) - Relic Maze 2
Freedom Planet is one of Bean and my favorite digital games of the year. It released this month on the Wii U eShop after many months (maybe years?) of waiting. Relic Maze 2 is another memorable ditty from the soundtrack, and it hearkens back to old school platformers, the kind that Freedom Planet is happily and merrily based on.
v984. Lovely Planet (Wii U eShop, PC) - World 1 (Lovely City)
From one planet to another, Lovely Planet is an upcoming Wii U eShop game that has you in first-person mode shooting and dodging targets. The soundtrack is all composed by Calum Bowen, and you can download the soundtrack from his Bandcamp profile. Support the composer!
v985. Guacamelee! (Multi) - Boss Theme
Clap your hands! Wait, you don't have the time to do that when your hands should be pressed against a controller, taking on a big bad boss! Well, at least you can bob your head in time to the music, right? Guacamelee! is a Metroid-styled 2D platformer that has great combat that incorporates the abilities you learn into battle.