Monday, April 18, 2011

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - It's Mahvel Baybee Edition

Welcome to a new week here at SuperPhillip Central. This week I have two new PSP reviews to dish out, so look forward to those. They'll be coming Tuesday and Thursday respectively. As for now we have a mound of VGMs to listen to starting with Bomberman Hero.

v701. Bomberman Hero - Redial

Here's a game we haven't covered on the VGMs as of yet. It's the Nintendo 64's Bomberman Hero, the odd duck among the trio of Bomberman titles for the system. Redial is a catchy theme that plays in the early stages of the game. Since Konami's acquisition of Hudson, the company that develops the Bomberman games, the 3DS version of Bomberman that was set as an action-adventure game was supposedly canceled according to Famitsu magazine. Sad days indeed for the white bomber.

Random Waltz, a track from Final Fantasy Tactics, is one of the themes that plays during a random battle. The beginning ten or so seconds harks back to the main theme of the game. The soundtrack to Final Fantasy Tactics remains one of my favorites of all time. It has everything from memorable melodies to bittersweet tunes. Whether you know it simply as Final Fantasy Tactics or the PSP's War of the Lions, there's some great tactical RPG action to be had with this game.

v703. Marvel VS. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Staff Roll

Marvel VS. Capcom 3, looking back, is very much a bare bones brawler. It lacks simple matchmaking, a replay feature, a spectator mode, and so much more. It's any wonder why I reviewed it as an 8.5. Must have been the hype that got to me. Regardless, if you're looking for a new fighter, and you've relinquished all you can from Super Street Fighter IV, then plop down the cash/credit for Marvel VS. Capcom 3. This theme, Staff Roll, plays after you have saved the Earth from the evil Galactus. It has two parts-- one a smooth techno/trance ditty with nice female vocals, and the other an orchestrated theme.

v704. Final Fantasy VI - Kids Run Through the City Corner (piano version)

Coming from the Final Fantasy VI Piano Collections album is the town theme from Final Fantasy VI-- piano style! Listen to this stirring and soothing arrangement of South Figaro and other towns in the game. Nobuo Uematsu was recently rated the top male composer on SuperPhillip Central. I'm sure he's bragging to all of his friends about that. ...Maybe not.

v705. Xenogears - Small of Two Pieces (Orchestra Version)

This track is the ending theme of Xenogears albeit orchestrated. We've already listened to the original hundreds of VGMs ago. This track comes from the -Myth- Xenogears Orchestral Album where Yasunori Mitsuda and his team worked together to create a dozen or so tracks in a symphonic fashion. The end result is this album. Some pieces are piano only, but that's not the case for this beautiful rendition of Small of Two Pieces.

That just about wraps it up for this week's VGMs. The VGMs are retiring for the week, but no worries. They'll be back next Monday for more musical goodness.

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