Let's take a quick break from the SuperPhillip Central Best of 2015 Awards! It's my pleasure to welcome you to the final SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs segment of 2015! To cap off this year of great VGM goodness, I have a special edition to share. This week we'll be listening to music all from games on the Sega Genesis. You European and Oceania folks might know it as the Mega Drive. Regardless of what you refer to the system as, this edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs has got the old school Sega 16-bit tunes to it.
We'll start off our Genesis journey together with some action-packed Gunstar Heroes. Then we'll have some platforming fun with Ristar, Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure, and Aladdin. Finally, we wrap things up nice and neat with some Vectorman to get you seamlessly exiting from the groove and back to your day.
If you'd like to wrap up your year with some excellent tunes, check out past VGM volumes at the VGM Database! Now, let's not make these five new VGMs wait much longer!
v1041. Gunstar Heroes (GEN) - Stage 1
We start off the Genesis themed edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs with Gunstar Heroes, a perfect action game where you run, gun, and blow away seemingly endless swaths of enemies both soldier and machine. When this song kicks in, you know you're in for a treat, and that's exactly what Gunstar Heroes was.
v1042. Ristar (GEN) - Dancing Leaves
A previous edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs in what seems like ages ago showed the first "act", if you will, of the first planet of Ristar, Planet Flora's music. Now, we delve into the theme of the second "act", Dancing Leaves. Planet Flora is your traditional tropical themed world, perfect for enticing players into its atypical gameplay where Ristar grabs everything from poles to enemies to get around levels.
v1043. Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure (GEN) - Sunset & Snow
Played in both the first world of Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure as well as the outdoor snow levels, this peppy and jaunty theme fits the platforming action of Buster Bunny. The game itself from Konami sports plenty of secrets, hidden levels, and lots of platforming fun for all ages. Definitely don't sleep on this title if you haven't played it, as I greatly prefer it to the Super Nintendo's Buster Busts Loose, also from Konami.
v1044. Aladdin (GEN) - Inside the Lamp
"You ain't never had a friend like me!" This is the chiptune version of the song that Genie delivers to Aladdin upon the "street rat" discovering Genie's lamp and setting him free. What would you wish for if you had three wishes? SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs would wish for more VGM goodness, but then again, this segment was always one of the more greedy ones on this site!
v1045. Vectorman (GEN) - Stage 1/Stage 6
Vectorman saw two games on the Sega Genesis. Both are action side-scrollers with plenty of platforming, robot destruction, and shooting. Inspired graphically by Donkey Kong Country (essentially being Sega's answer to that game in a visual essence), Vectorman isn't as fondly remembered as Rare's platforming trilogy, but it's still a blast to play from time to time.