Monday, October 9, 2017

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - "Adventures in Video Game Music" Edition

We're going on various adventures on this edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs! The main adventure, however, is our continuous journey through the world of video game music every Monday, as we've been doing so weekly for countless years now.

Kicking things off is our journey with Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Then, we take to the skies with Kat in Gravity Rush 2. From there, we slither and slide our way through some seriously challenging puzzles with Snake Pass. Finally, we our VGM trek takes us into retro territory, taking on both Pokemon Stadium and then Rocket Knight Adventures.

Click on each VGM link to hear a given song courtesy of YouTube, and check out the VGM Database for all your VGM needs. Now, let's get on to the music!

v1486. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4) - Epilogue


After one final globe-trotting adventure has wrapped up, this last chapter in the tales of treasure hunter Nathan Drake closes. Additionally, as the adventure ends, this epilogue theme plays, composed by Henry Jackman, the mind behind the soundtracks of hit films like Wreck-It-Ralph, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and most recently, Kong: Skull Island. While Nate Drake's adventures are over, a new class of treasure hunters continue forth with adventures under the Uncharted series name.

v1487. Gravity Rush 2 (PS4) - A red apple fell from the sky


Heroine Kat performs this song on stage in the story of Gravity Rush 2, but this particular version plays during the credits after the adventure is long over. It's a playful and sweet song that features stupendous instrumentation, calming vocals, and a theme that definitely charms the listener. Gravity Rush as a series deserved far more acclaim from audiences, but unfortunately, sales denied the franchise of getting such.

v1488. Snake Pass (Multi) - Sog-Gee's Realm (Water World)


The instrumentation, the atmospheric sound, the clear melody... This has the trademark sound of one of my favorite Western video game composers, Mr. David Wise. His previous works include several games for Rare, the most well known being Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, and the Game Boy Advance version of 3. He also recently composed the music for the Wii U entry, Tropical Freeze. Meanwhile, Snake Pass' Sog-Gee's Realm is a soothing and relaxing tune to slither and slide around this wet water world in the game.

v1489. Pokemon Stadium (N64) - Pika Cup Battles 1-3


The Pika Cup is Pokemon Stadium has you battling fellow cute Pokemon in fierce fights for supremacy. Unleash dazzling moves on the competition to forward yourself in the rankings to make it to the finals and enter the Hall of Fame! Featuring a rock and roll style tune to it when in battle, the Pika Cup is one serious challenge with one awesome song to accompany you in your battles.

v1490. Rocket Knight Adventures (GEN) - Boss


We get the all-too-familiar Genesis sound with this last VGM on this edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs, the boss theme from Rocket Knight Adventures. While the Genesis received Rocket Knight Adventures, the Super Nintendo would receive an alternate adventure, Sparkster. In more recent years, the Rocket Knight franchise returned in digital form with a brand-new game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with the entry simply titled Rocket Knight.

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