Monday, April 26, 2010

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Monkey Madness Edition

We're going ape this edition of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs! We've gone bananas! All right, I'll stop monkeying around for now, and introduce our games for this installment. This week we've got Amigo, Donkey Kong, Solid Snake, and Mega Man X to help us out with our simian-themed week. With no further ado, let's get started!

v541. Samba de Amigo - Vamos A Carnival!

Samba de Amigo originally was released for the SEGA Dreamcast, when SEGA still had their magic. It was later released for the Wii with new songs, DLC, and near-broken controls on the harder difficulties. Vamos A Carnival is but one of the many original tracks made for the game, and it's a great song to party to.

v542. Donkey Kong Country - Funky's Fugue

Funky's the main monkey in Donkey Kong Country. In the original game, his plane was your vessel to worlds you'd previously completed. His theme had a southern California rock feel to it, and it did rock. Donning sunglasses and a bandanna, Funky Kong is the coolest Kong this side of the Northern Kremisphere.

v543. Donkey Kong 64 - Hideout

Hideout is the theme to Hideout Helm the final world in Donkey Kong 64. Unlike every other world, Hideout Helm is quite linear as you quickly rush to King K. Rool's dastardly domain. Donkey Kong 64 gets a lot of grief for being a massive collect-a-thon, but somehow I persevered with my older brother, and we completed the game 100%. Listen to this rising tension that Hideout possesses. It's a great piece of music from the fine folks at Rare.

v544. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake VS. Monkey

Snake VS. Monkey is the theme of the mini-game contained within Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. It stars everyone's favorite Sony monkeys, the Ape Escape monkeys. The goal is simple-- find, knock out, and collect all of the monkeys in a given area of the game. Whereas Snake Eater had fixed camera angles, Subsistence was easy to capture all those pesky monkeys with its free-roaming camera.

v545. Mega Man X7 - Ruins 'n Vains - Deep Forest Stage

Monkey madness comes to an end with a song from Mega Man X7. Soldier Stonekong is the maverick who has hold himself up deep inside a forest. Mega Man X7 was Capcom's attempt to experiment with the series, and quite frankly it failed. The 3D gameplay just didn't work as well as it could have, and after this game, the X series went back to tried and true 2(1/2)D gameplay.

Hm. The songs are over, and all that's left are leftover banana peels. Guess we're done here for this week. Until next week when we'll be checking out several new franchises and games on SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs, see you later!

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