Monday, June 14, 2010

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - E3 2010 Edition

Welcome to a special E3 edition of SuperPhillip's favorite VGMs. You don't need no press pass to enter here! This week we have Sonic the Hedgehog, Tatsunoko VS. Capcom, and NiGHTS to start us off right. Enough banter from me, let's get listening to some good music.

v576. Sonic Advance 3 - Route 99 Acts 1-3

This is a rare three-fer here on SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs. The specimen this time? Sonic Advance 3's first zone, Route 99-- all three acts of it. The Sonic Advance series was a fun trilogy of games that had a good amount of speed and some slow sections of platforming thrown in for good measure. However, it did have a lot of unforgiving pits and spike traps that may frustrate some gamers.

v577. NiGHTS: Journey Of Dreams - Drifting Donbalon

How was NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams? Beats me. I stopped by the third world. What I did play was enjoyable enough, though playing as the kids in the overworld was pretty piss-poor. Let's talk about something better-- the sensational soundtrack! This theme plays for the first boss-- the drifting Donbalon. It has an Arabic feel to it, does it not? Hope you enjoy it more than the critics enjoyed the game.

v578. Xenogears - Stars of Tears (Out Take)

Xenogears was a game that I once again tried to force myself to play through, but alas, it was all for naught. I couldn't complete it. Regardless, I did enjoy the soundtrack immensely, and I remember playing my brother's data just so I could listen to the game's jukebox. Yasunori Mitsuda, you, sir, are a genius. And this beautiful main theme of Xenogears with enchanting vocals proves this.

v579. Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars - Shop

The Shop menu in Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is where players can purchase all sorts of things from different colored costumes to comic pages. The song itself is quite catchy full of a wonderful poppy melody. Tatsunoko VS. Capcom is an awesome fighter, and it's a terrific Wii title for fighting fans. Heck, even Tatsunoko and/or Capcom fans!

v580. Mario Superstar Baseball - Mario Stadium

The first of six stadiums in Mario's original baseball outing, Mario Stadium, is a ballpark without any gimmicks. It's just straight-up classic baseball fun with bright, vivid colors and on Isle Delfino. The game itself is quite fun though fielding can be a bit problematic. Regardless, this theme is peppy and perfect for three to nine innings of baseball fun-- especially now that baseball season has started!

There you go with another installment of juicy, delicious video game tracks. Until next week, check out past installments of the Favorite VGMs by clicking on this link here.

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