Monday, February 23, 2009

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - But First An Important Announcement

It's not really important in the grand scheme of things, but SPC blog-wise, it's somewhat important. This Friday is my birthday (that is not the important part-- it just sets up the funny), so why not celebrate it with a week of games full of gore, blood, violence, suspense, and disturbing images!? This week, I have planned multiple reviews for some big games. One was released this past month while the other two were great games of last year (they were both acknowledged in the SPC Best of 2008 Awards). Do you know what they are?

Also, don't forget to check out (and perhaps comment on *wink wink* my newest review!

Let's kick off this week of the macabre with some... Mario... music...?
Didn't think that one out, did I? Regardless, it's some great, cheery music to kick off this week of fun!


V256. Super Mario 64 - Inside the Castle Walls

This song gives me such a glorious sensation of nostalgia. It's played as Mario travels through Princess Peach's castle, searching for new paintings and worlds to leap into. What other game could this be from than from Super Mario 64 and its DS remake-- Super Mario 64 DS!

V257. Super Mario 64 - Opening/Overworld Theme (Big Band Version)

This piece comes from the special Mario and Zelda Big Band Live duo of concerts that took place in 2003. It's a fantastic, upbeat arrangement that makes you want to get up and dance. Is that just me? Never mind then.

V258. Super Mario Sunshine - Ricco Harbor

Here we have a getaway from the cold winter months with Super Mario Sunshine's Ricco Harbor. This is the Super Smash Bros. Brawl edit of the song. It plays through once, and then it plays through a second time only with soft percussion (heard when riding Yoshi).

V259. Super Mario Galaxy - Rosetta Comet Observatory 3

This is the first of a duo of videos featuring one of the best games of all time (in my opinion, of course), Super Mario Galaxy. If my facts are correct, this is one of the tracks/melodies Koji Kondo composed for the game. It's Rosetta/Rosalina's observatory theme heard when the entire structure is lit up a luminous beauty. Enjoy this waltz-esque theme.

V260. Super Mario Galaxy - Battle for the Grand Star

We wrap up our look at mainline Mario titles with a listen to the final boss theme of Super Mario Galaxy, Battle for the Grand Star. I would have never guessed that such a piece would be featured in a Mario game!

There you have it, but we're not done with Mario yet! For the next two weeks we'll be listening to tracks from Mario's various spin-offs. From Mario & Luigi to Mario Kart, SuperPhillip has you covered!

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