Monday, April 6, 2009

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Banana Slamma Edition

For new content this week, I have two brand-new reviews for Tuesday and Wednesday respectively as well as two articles examining some of the overlooked titles of the DS and PSP libraries. In the meantime, it's time for Donkey Kong to once again get his well-earned day in the sun with SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs!

V286. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble - Frosty Frolic

Out of all three Donkey Kong Country games, Donkey Kong Country 3 has my least favorite songs. There's nothing completely awful here, but there's also not a lot that's truly memorable. Frosty Frolic is one of those catchy, memorable songs.

V287. Donkey Kong 64 - Jungle

Let's shift into 3D with Donkey Kong 64. This game had a magnificent presentation and fun worlds to explore. The major problem with the game, however, is that essentially everything is necessary to collect in order to advance to the end of the game. DK 64 swiftly grows overwhelming to most players. This rhythmically sweet song plays during the first world of the game, Jungle Japes.

V288. Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat - Sky Garden

"I don't want to work. I just want to bang on the drum all day." Or in this case, the bongos. Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat is one of my favorite Gamecube games, and the team behind it went on to their next project, a little old game called Super Mario Galaxy. Hence why the composer is the same talented fellow. A Wii port of the Gamecube game with remixed, remastered, and new levels will be hitting Western territories sometime in the near future.

V289. DK: King of Swing - Contraption Cave

DK King of Swing is a severely underrated GBA game. It and its DS sequel, Jungle Climber, both loosely follow the old DKC formula. Only this time levels scroll up and a climbing mechanic is the main form of gameplay. The soundtrack while not atmospheric or as good as the DKC series still has some great tracks such as this one for the cave levels.

V290. Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast - Main Theme

Did the majority of people who played this game have shoddy controls or something? While this game was just a shade about average, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast by no means had broken controls. Going into what this series of videos is all about, the soundtrack is lively, upbeat, bouncy, and it gets you pumped and primed for the races to come!

Donkey Kong's heading back to the jungle for now. Next week we explore the songs accompanying a prince who rolls a giant ball around. Hm.. What could that series be? Find out next week!

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