Happy birthday, America! To everyone else, happy Monday! This edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs has all the fireworks you'd ever need, and without the risk of blowing your fingers off in the process!
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes leads this edition off, followed by a great tune from NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. Then we go hardcore-- er, hard corps, with Contra: Hard Corps. Last, we listen to the main theme from Killzone 2 and rock out to a character theme from BlazBlue: Continuum Shift.
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v1176. Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (Multi) - Carnival Stage
With this first VGM of this edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs there's no time to grab some funnel cake, cotton candy, or a corn dog. No, there is a battle to be had between Marvel Comics and Capcom's greatest all-stars in this beautiful 2D fighter. The carnival stage sports a suitably jazzy theme, perfect for gaining killer combos with.
v1177. NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (Wii) - Cruising Together
An alternate version of Dreams, Dreams, a popular and well known vocal theme from the NiGHTS franchise, Cruising Together is satisfaction in video game music form. With a great beat, wonderful strings and flute, and a fantastic melody, this VGM volume is a nice, smooth, and relaxing theme that belonged in a much better game than what Wii owners and Sega fans got with NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams.
v1178. Contra: Hard Corps (GEN) - Last Springsteen
The final boss theme of Contra: Hard Corps for the Sega Genesis, this retro wonder that uses the Genesis sound card to wonderful effect is just as rocking as you'd expect from a high octane side-scrolling shooter like the Contra series offers. Blast away at the alien menace with glorious abandon as you rock out to this final boss theme from Hard Corps.
v1179. Killzone 2 (PS3) - Helghan Forever (Main Theme)
A rousing main theme from what I consider the tad lackluster Killzone 2, you get both stirring strings and haunting vocals in Helghan Forever. The game itself didn't live up to the lofty expectations it set for itself, but Killzone 2 was a fun game regardless. ...Now, I think I'm forgetting to say something about the game that was important ...Oh, and get run over by a tank, Rico. There's always time to trash Rico for being an obnoxious character whenever I get a chance to talk about Killzone 2.
v1180. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (Multi) - Howling Moon
The theme of Valkenhayn, Howling Moon is an absolutely rockin' character theme that kicks it up to 11 on the dial. The BlazBlue series is home to hard rock and metal delights, and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is no different.