Monday, October 7, 2013

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGM - The World Ends When We Say So Edition

Welcome to the start of the work week here at SuperPhillip Central, and most likely, where you are, too. Today brings another installment of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs right to you. This week's edition contains music from The World Ends With You, Tales of Symphonia, as well as Pokemon Stadium. It's sure to be an enjoyable edition of VGM for everyone. Let's get started!

v476. The World Ends With You (DS) - Hybrid

The World Ends With You marked a time in Square Enix's history where they weren't as afraid to take risks. Present-day Square Enix is in panic mode currently, and things aren't looking too bright for the Japanese publisher. Regardless, we can look back at better times for the company with games like The World Ends With You for Nintendo DS.

v477. Tales of Symphonia (GCN) - Dance in the Sunshine

Nintendo's GameCube did not receive much in the way of RPGs. It's a fallacy to say that Tales of Symphonia is only thought of highly because it was one of the few RPGs on Nintendo's system. No, it's thought of highly because the game has a gorgeous art style, an engaging combat system, an intriguing story, and of course, great music.

v478. Banjo-Kazooie (N64) - Click Clock Wood (Spring)

Banjo-Kazooie was an evolution to the formula and foundation that the revolutionary Super Mario 64 laid down. It was a better game for it, though some might not have enjoyed how Banjo and Kazooie's full move set was not available immediately from the start of the game. Grant Kirkhope lent his composition genius to the soundtrack, creating a score that is still amazing to this day.

v479. Pokemon Stadium (N64) - Gym Leader Battle

Being able to hear the classic 8-bit melodies from Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow on the Nintendo 64 sound chip was a moment that made younger versions of the SuperPhillip Central staff squeal with delight. This particular theme is one of our absolute favorites, and made fighting the likes of Brock and Misty all the more intense.

v480. Breath of Fire II (SNES, GBA) - The Kingdom

The theme of Wyndia, a kingdom that has appeared in the majority of Breath of Fire games, The Kingdom is a majestic and regal theme. It seems like a great time to bring this game and its soundtrack up, as North Americans last month were able to download the game on the Wii U's Virtual Console service. Definitely check Breath of Fire II out if you haven't. Just be weary of the poor (but occasionally hilarious) translation.

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