Monday, July 1, 2013

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - Born a Bit Before the Fourth of July Edition

This Thursday the United States will be celebrating its birthday with the Fourth of July. SuperPhillip Central has fireworks of its own with SPC's Favorite VGMs, a weekly segment showcasing our favorite video game themes. This week we have music from Anarchy Reigns, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and Phantasy Star Online. After listening to this week's picks, come stop by our VGM Database.

v406. Anarchy Reigns (PS3, 360) - Fast Lane

Anarchy Reigns, or as it's known in PAL territories as Max Anarchy, has a soundtrack that is quite eclectic, featuring mostly electronica and rap. Fast Lane is part of the former category, and it is without a doubt our favorite song from the game. Rushden & Diamonds are the force behind Fast Lane.

v407. Pac-Man World 2 (PS2, GCN, XBX) - B-Doing Woods

Although not a very good game, Pac-Man World 2 featured a fun soundtrack with lots of happy-go-lucky tunes. B-Doing Woods has a song fitting of its many canopies-- a jungle rhythm, brass, and xylophones go hand in hand to create this marvelous and melodious piece of music.

v408. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) - Palm Tree Groove

Played in the levels where Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are mere silhouettes, Palm Tree Groove starts out eerie, but it soon gets a driving jazzy rhythm to it when the piano leaps in. What is then heard is the Jungle Groove theme from the Super Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country. Throw in a lively interlude, and you have a great track from Donkey Kong Country Returns.

v409. Phantasy Star Online (DC) - You Have Nowhere to Go

There were actually two bosses in the third area of the original Phantasy Star Online. This theme, You Have Nowhere to Go, plays during the latter battle, and is a take of the first boss theme. We absolutely love the orchestral score that Phantasy Star Online comes packing with, and this tense track made our heart race when we originally faced the creature the theme accompanies.

v410. Super Ghosts 'n' Goblins (SNES) - Main Theme

A classic piece of video game music, this is the Ghost 'n' Goblins theme in Super form! The Ghost 'n' Goblins games are known for their brutal difficulty, and many controllers will be tossed down in disgust after failing that one level for the hundredth time. Here's hoping Capcom returns to this much loved series.

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