Friday, February 10, 2017

Mario Sports Superstars (3DS) Hole-in-One Trailer

We've already seen two sports represented through Nintendo UK's weekly trailers, and now golf is shown. The post-hole animations being directly copied from Mario Golf: World Tour, as awesome as that game is, is a bit disappointing, but everything else looks rather nice. Though, there seems to be a general focus on a more grounded approach to all of the sports seen so far. Will that make for a boring collection of sports? We'll find out when Mario Sports Superstars launches next month.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch, PS4) Official Trailer

Not only do we have an official date now for Puyo Puyo Tetris for Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4 and an official trailer, but we also have a small conundrum unrelated to the game. Just HOW are we supposed to list the Switch in shorthand? I've wrestled with both "NS" and now "Switch." Which do you readers prefer?

Regardless, Puyo Puyo Tetris sports, as the trailer makes note of, a multitude of modes and 21 colorful characters. This mishmash of the always loved Tetris and Sega produced Puyo Puyo franchises should be a lot of fun when it releases here in North America on April 25th and in Europe on April 28th, offering both local and online puzzle shenanigans.

Ys Origin (PS4) Yunica and Hugo Trailer

With modern Ys games, you know you're getting excellent combat, satisfying exploration, engaging dungeons, fantastic boss battles, and music that is as close to sex for your ears as many will ever get... unless you're into weird stuff. Oh, my. I don't usually go for that kind of humor on this site. However, it's a special day when there's a new trailer for Ys Origin, a port of a decade's old game that still seems to play just as awesomely. While the PS4 version is still due out at the end of the month, unfortunately the Vita version has seen a bit of a delay.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Best Boss Battles in Gaming History - Part Seventeen

WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR THE FOLLOWING GAMES:

  • God of War (PS2)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Multi)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
  • Star Fox 64 (N64, 3DS)
  • Mega Man X3 (SNES)

One of SuperPhillip Central's most popular recurring series is back with more Best Boss Battles in Gaming History! With sixteen previous entries already, we've talked about and shared lots of memorable, fun, and entertaining battles against some serious bosses. This edition includes foes from God of War, Resident Evil 4, and Super Mario Galaxy 2, to name just a few.

Speaking of the sixteen previous entries, here they are for your convenience!

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six 
Part Seven
Part Eight
Part Nine
Part Ten
Part Eleven
Part Twelve
Part Thirteen
Part Fourteen
Part Fifteen
Part Sixteen

Due to possible spoilers, the newest additions to Best Boss Battles in Gaming History are after the break!

Monday, February 6, 2017

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - "Wonderful to a (Double) Fault" Edition

Welcome to a new edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs to kick off your work week! Last night might have saw the ultimate in football United States-style happen, but SuperPhillip Central leads off this edition of the Favorite VGMs with some tennis, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash to be specific. While most of us know all how content-light that game was, it did deliver some awesome music.

Following that is an import-only title, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War for the Super Famicom, though fan translated versions do exist. Metal Slug 3 rallies closely behind, and then we get even more retro with some Streets of Rage. Lastly, Wario Land: Shake It! shakes its groove thang for a delightful uptempo track.

Just click on the VGM volume name to hear the song, and check the VGM Database for all past VGMs featured on this weekly recurring segment. Now, let's get on to the music!

v1326. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U) - Classic Tennis


We start off with a game with stellar gameplay, some of the Mario Tennis series' best, with Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. It's just a shame that the content in the game is so pathetically light, hardly worth full price. However, Motoi Sakuraba once again hits an ace with his soundtrack, as heard with this theme that plays during a round of classic tennis!

v1327. Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (SFC) - Victory is Near


It's not every week and every edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs that we get an imported game featured. Well, on this week and this edition we do with Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, a Super Famicom and Japan exclusive entry in the series, before Fire Emblem started making its rounds in the West after Marth and Roy's inclusions in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Yuka Tsujiyoko composed this majestic theme, and remains a composer on the Fire Emblem series to this day.

v1328. Metal Slug 3 (Multi) - Blue Water Fangs (The Island of Dr. Moreau)


Metal Slug 3 offered similar run and gun gameplay of past Metal Slug games. However, it also introduced multiple routes to make for even more longevity and replay value than ever before. Blast soldiers and monsters alike on the creepy island of Dr. Moreau! What you get to listen to on top of all the action is an uptempo and tense theme perfect for gunning down enemies to.

v1329. Streets of Rage (GEN) - My Little Baby (Good Ending)


Yuzo Koshiro is one of the gods of video game music. His early work on Streets of Rage remains a favorite by many fans of his. My Little Baby is the theme played during the good ending of Streets of Rage, unlocked from making a specific choice near the end of the game. Here we get a chill and relaxing tune punctuated with an awesome bass line.

v1330. Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii) - Aboard the Sweet Stuff Part 2 


Each level in Wario Land: Shake It! (or as our PAL pals know it as Wario Land: The Shake Dimension) has two parts. One is a regular romp through the level, and upon reaching the goal, the objective is to get to the beginning of the level as fast as possible. The second part of the level has a unique song that plays, and for the tutorial level of Shake It!, this theme plays. Get to the goal as quick as you can, Wario!

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