Monday, January 31, 2011

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Crankin' 'Em Up Edition

Welcome to a new week. With a winter storm approaching Central City, it seems I'll be hanging out at home much more than I thought I would. Regardless, this week we have music from Star Fox Assault, F-Zero X, and MadWorld, to name a few. Enough witty banter from yours truly, crank those tunes up!

v646. Star Fox Assault - Boss 1

One of the more under-appreciated Gamecube games was Star Fox Assault which I thoroughly loved. Moreso than the game, however, I very much liked the orchestral soundtrack that went along with it. Star Fox was orchestral before Mario. Deal with it. No, I'm just playing around, but seriously, deal with it. Here's hoping the 3DS remake of Star Fox 64 plays out nicely!

v647. Mario Tennis - Set Point - Match Point

This confrontational theme is heard in Mario Tennis when it's set or match point. For you tennis illiterates, no worries. It doesn't destroy the enjoyment of listening to this theme if you can't tell the difference between a set and a match. Motoi Sakuraba of Star Ocean fame composed the soundtrack to this game, and it remains my favorite tennis title of all time. Let's whack at some balls, yo!

v648. F-Zero X - Climb Up! And Get the Last Chance! (Guitar Arrange Version)

This is not the game version of Climb Up! And Get the Last Chance. This is the F-Zero X Guitar Arrange version. It seriously kicks ass if I may be frank for a moment. The F-Zero franchise beats out WipEout easily in my book and probably the same for others. Regardless, I'm still waiting on a new F-Zero game for Wii or 3DS. Hopefully one comes sometime in the future.

v649. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game - Krang

Krang was always hard as nails, and was also always the battle before Shredder. Many coins were wasted trying to take down the creature from Dimension X. I have fond memories playing the game at the Crestwood Mall arcade with strangers. Krang's theme is simple and repetitive. Now gaze upon the real life Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

v650. MadWorld - Survival

S to the U to the R to the V to the I to the V to the A to the L. That's what it's all about in the wild and wacky world of MadWorld for Wii. Rev up your chainsaw, stick a sign pole through someone's face, and throw mad meanies into the grinder for a bloody good time. MadWorld won SuperPhillip Central's coveted Best Soundtrack of 2009 award beating out games like New Super Mario Bros. among others.

That's all for this week. Next week we'll listen to five more VGMs that are favorites of mine. You know the score by now, right? See you then!

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