Monday, August 19, 2013

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGM - The Golden Age of Gaming Edition

It's Monday, so that must mean it's time for SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGM to make their appearance. This week's edition is specially themed, taking a look back at what we perceive to be the golden age of gaming, the 16-bit era. Both the Super Nintendo and SEGA Genesis will be represented today.

v441. Sonic & Knuckles (GEN) - The Doomsday Zone

Featured in one of our Best Boss Battles in Gaming History segments, the fight against a retreating Dr. Robotnik in The Doomsday Zone is a battle to behold. Super Sonic speeds his way through space as he pursues his nemesis, holding onto the Master Emerald. The song heard during this chase only heightens how intense the situation really is.

v442. Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure (GEN) - The Forest

Tiny Toon Adventures was a spin-off of Looney Tunes, and it was absolutely great. Several games based off the show were released, including Buster Busts Loose on the Super Nintendo, but by far our favorite game released on the Genesis, Buster's Hidden Treasure. The music is also very nice, as evident by this theme that plays during one of the forest levels (the second main area of the game).

v443. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie (SNES) - Frozen Mountains

Another childhood game based on a television show features those rangers clad in different colored suits. While not all of us were enamored with the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers back in the height of their popularity, we all did enjoy the video game that was based off the movie. The game was a beat-em-up similar to TMNT IV: Turtles in Time or Streets of Rage. This particular stage had the rangers riding down a slope and into a wintry river while aboard snowboards.

v444. Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (SNES, GEN) - Super Villains

Speaking of beat-em-ups, Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage is another title in the genre. The soundtrack had a lot of heavy metal/hard rock influences to it, particularly the main theme and this one, used for many of the fights within Maximum Carnage.

v445. Cool Spot (GEN) - Wall Tune

Composed by Tommy Tallarico, this theme is one of our favorites from Cool Spot, a game capitalizing on the 2D platforming craze that was heavily popular in the nineties and the 16-bit era. Cool Spot was a licensed title for the 7up soda brand. It sounds silly, but ended up a fun platforming title.

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