Wednesday, May 13, 2009

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Yasunori Mitsuda Edition

This week we are showcasing five songs from composer Yasunori Mitsuda's catalog of music. We start with Chrono Cross and Xenogears and conclude with Mario Party and a bit of Bomberman. Enjoy.

V306. Chrono Cross - Scars of Time

From the phenomenal opening of Chrono Cross comes the equally impressive theme that accompanies it, Scars of Time. To this day I still get amazed when the song kicks in, and sometimes I even get goosebumps near the end at the song's conclusion. A really terrific-sounding theme for sure and one of Yasunori Mitsuda's best.

V307. Xenogears - My Village is Number One

A very quaint and cozy village theme for Xenogears' beginning village, My Village is Number One has an appropriately folksy if not whimsical sound to it. You can check out the masterfully arranged "Lahan" version of this track on the Xenogears Creid album.

V308. Graffiti Kingdom - Revolving Disk

Graffiti Kingdom has made an appearance already on my list, but for those unaware of the game, it was an action-RPG where you could draw your own monsters to play as. Graffiti Kingdom was very much a niche, above-average experience. This track is not only fast-paced but quite charming, too.

V309. Mario Party - Engine Room

Engine Room is the theme for Luigi's own board in the original Mario Party. The song is very bouncy and full of Luigi's hilarious charm, perfect for the mustachioed plumber himself.

V310. Bomberman 64: The Second Attack - Battle Royal

This Battle Royal theme comes to us from the oftentimes overlooked Bomberman 64: The Second Attack. It's a perfect song to get your pulse pounding as you scamper along blowing away your opponents to beautiful pieces. Both the normal and "Hurry Up" (time's almost out) versions are included in this volume.

The VGMs should return to their regular day, Monday, next week. Until then, enjoy the rest of your week!

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