Monday, February 11, 2013

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Music to My Ears Edition

The start of a new week always means another edition of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs. This week we begin with the sounds of Wii Music, get emotional with Eternal Sonata, and go old school with TMNT: Tournament Fighters. Well rounded is a rather apt description of this week's edition, no?

v311. Wii Music (Wii) - Main Theme

It was embarrassing back a few years ago when Nintendo fans were whining about how their favorite company "abandoned" them or whatever with Wii Music. In fact, embarrassing might be too subtle a word. It was downright pathetic. And it was all over this harmless game that in retrospect did little impact to the industry. At least it gave us a very catchy main theme.

v312. Eternal Sonata (PS3, 360) - Pyroxene of the Heart

Another thing that had little impact was the Xbox 360 in Japan, despite having multiple (at the time) exclusive JRPGs for the system. Eternal Sonata was (again, at the time) one of these titles. Motoi Sakuraba (Tales of, Star Ocean) composed the soundtrack for the game. Pyroxene of the Heart is a mystical and marvelously melodic piece brimming with emotion.

v313. Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Wii) - Across the Border (2010)

The probability of Tatsunoko VS. Capcom hitting anywhere outside of Japan was rather low, yet somehow the game reached Western shores. Across the Border is the English opening theme of the game. Anna Gholston provides main vocals with James C. Wikson doing the accompanying rapping.

v314. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (SNES) - Jamboree

Let's go old school with VGM volume #314. This track, Jamboree, comes from the Super Nintendo version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters. Essentially Raphael's stage, the cafeteria is home to the music of Jamboree.

v315. Wave Race: Blue Storm (GCN) - Dolphin Park (Exhibition)

While North America is in the middle of winter (and the Northeast is suffering the wrath of Mother Nature via blizzard), we can look forward to summer. It is far away, but songs like Wave Race: Blue Storm's Dolphin Park (Exhibition) takes us to the sunny shores and rippling waters of the ocean. This song has all the parts of an extreme summer: two rock guitars and percussion. Rock on!


If that isn't enough in the way of video game music for you, why not check out my VGMs Database for every song ever spotlighted? Don't worry. I'll wait for you.

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