Friday, October 10, 2008

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - TGIF Edition

Yes, it's Monday once aga-- waaaaaaaaaait a minute! Something's off here! Oh, yes. I forgot. I was MIA for the past week. No worries. It's a special Friday installment of my favorite VGMs-- TGIF: thank God it's Friday. Or if you're atheist or agnostic, thank Godzilla it's Friday. Or if you don't believe in giant dinosaurs destroying Tokyo, thank Good Burger the Movie it's Friday! Now with that, it's on to six videos as Volume 175 is a two-parter.


The first time I listened to this song was during Amuro's last mission where all of a sudden Char Aznable returns in a new mobile suit. I raced with full confidence that this shmuck would be just another pushover. It was then and there that I realized one-on-one boss fights in Dynasty Warriors Gundam were damn difficult. Char destroyed Gundam effortlessly. How did I finally beat him? Simple. Like a man! Hit once, then run the hell away out of his range of attack! Boo-yah!

This beautiful, sultry, romantic jazz tune is performed by the sensational Elisa Fiorillo whose done a lot of work in the jazz field singing and performing since her career jump-started in 1987. Her voice is magical, and her hitting that high note at 3:25 gives me goosebumps. Then again, I am weird like that.

"Boss Battle"... that gives the game right away, does it not? I kid, of course. This theme plays during the boss encounters of Jet Force Gemini. Such an engaging track. Makes you tense when you're taking on a huge boss while you're this small little insect compared to them-- and the bosses are all insects, so go figure!

A short track, but it plays through once at the very least. It's "Nell's Theme" from the Advance Wars series. Of course, Advance Wars has been around in Japan far longer than the rest of the world under the name of Famicom Wars, but that doesn't stop the series from being appreciated over on this side of the world.

This is a two part video since the whole piece will not fit into one nice package. What we have here is the Smashing Live performance by the New Tokyo Philharmonic (they played the music of Spirited Away). It's called the "Smash Bros. Great Medley", and it's full of many themes from the various characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee. An interesting note-- Earthbound was not represented in any shape or form during the entire concert. Thank God Mach Rider was though!

Direct Linkage:

Direct Link - One For All
Direct Link - Don't Be Afraid
Direct Link - Boss Battle
Direct Link - Nell's Theme

Direct Link - Smash Bros. Medley Part One
Direct Link - Smash Bros. Medley Part Two

Da. Da. Da. Another week bites the dust.
Da. Da. Da. Another week bites the dust.
No concerns for next week's VGMs as they will return to their regular day this Monday.
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Val said...

Erm... The last one sounded like hillbilly music..

Unknown said...

I'm confused. The last one's the medley. Which part of it sounded like hillbilly music?

Val said...

The first minute or so. But now that I'm listing to it again it sounds fine. I was kinda tired when I wrote that. @_@..