Monday, June 17, 2013

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - 400th VGM Edition

It seems like only yesterday we were starting off with our first VGM, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's Romance Theme. Now, a year and some change later we are celebrating the 400th VGM. On this special edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs, we have music from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Kirby Super Star, and NiGHTS Into Dreams. As always, if you missed a previous installment of the VGMs, feel free to check out our VGM Database to get caught up. Just be warned that it will be quite an endeavor!

v396. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1, SAT) - Prologue

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night's soundtrack featured an eclectic mix of musical styles. Prologue is pure rock, playing as a member of the Belmont family ascends the stairs leading to Dracula's throne room. Hearing this theme really saddens me that we won't get another Castlevania game akin to Symphony of the Night any time soon.

v397. Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii) - How It Started

A boss theme of Sonic and the Secret Rings, How It Started is performed by Runblebee. In fact, the majority of Secret Rings' music was performed by Runblebee, with Steve Conte providing vocals for the two tracks that bookend the game (the opening theme and the credits theme). If you aren't familiar with Steve Conte, he is a New York musician who has collaborated many times with anime composer Yoko Kanno.

v398. Kirby Super Star (SNES) - Taking Over the Halberd

The tense song that plays during the Revenge of Metaknight game in Kirby Super Star, Taking Over the Halberd has players timed as they try to regain control of Metaknight's ship, the Halberd. Kirby Super Star is one of fans' favorite Kirby games. It certainly packed a lot of content for the game's price!

v399. Kid Icarus (NES) - Underworld

Much like some people calling Samus Aran "Metroid", there were many people calling Pit "Kid Icarus", which to be fair isn't really a silly thing to say in comparison to Samus being "Metroid." After a 20 year hiatus, the Kid Icarus series returned with the spectacular Kid Icarus: Uprising. Also on Nintendo 3DS, a 3D classics version of the original NES game was released.

v400. NiGHTS Into Dreams (SAT) - Dreams Dreams

A vocal theme for the SEGA Saturn classic NiGHTS Into Dreams, NiGHTS fans love to sing along to this cheery pop tune full of hope and positive vibes. The song would get several versions on the Wii sequel, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, probably one of the few positives a person could name from that game.

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