Monday, October 28, 2013

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGM - Costume Party Edition

Halloween is this Thursday, and we have a very spook-tacular edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGM! Well, not really. There aren't any scary games to speak of. In all honesty, it's just your normal, every week edition. Such games featured this week include Metal Gear Sold 3: Snake Eater, Sonic: Lost World, and Donkey Kong 64. After you've listened to these five tracks, check out our VGM Database for every past VGM entry ever listed.

v491. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) - Escape From the Fortress

We start things off with some Naked Snake. SuperPhillip Central's favorite of the Metal Gear Solid series is Snake Eater, which debuted on the PlayStation 2, and this generation has seen it ported to multiple platforms in HD and 3D forms. This theme occurs as the Shagohod chases after Snake and Eva as they escape from a military fortress. Hence the name of the song, we guess...

v492. Viewtiful Joe 2 (PS2, GCN) - Happier Ending

One of our deepest regrets is never being able to see the conclusion of the story of Viewtiful Joe 2. The first game ended on a cliffhanger, then so did the second game. It's a shame, as Viewitful Joe is one franchise we'd love to see get revived, but Capcom doesn't seem too interested in doing so. That said, we have fond memories of the soundtrack, such as Happier Ending, the credits theme to Viewtiful Joe 2.

v493. Sonic: Lost World (Wii U, 3DS) - Wonder World

The main theme of Sonic: Lost World, Wonder World brings an uptempo orchestral piece to players on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The duo of games have already released elsewhere in the world, such as Europe, but North America will be receiving them tomorrow. Sounds like a perfect time to listen to the game's main theme, no?

v494. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (GCN) - Amidatti, and Eleonor Too

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles was Square's first game on a Nintendo home console since Super Mario RPG, after the fallout between Nintendo and Squaresoft. The game was an action-RPG with an earthy, rustic soundtrack. It's one of our absolute favorites, proving you don't need a sweeping orchestra to deliver a great video game score. Not to say it doesn't hurt, but Kumi Tunioka's compositions for Crystal Chronicles surely didn't need one!

v495. Donkey Kong 64 (N64) - Monkey Smash

Grant Kirkhope delivers another winning soundtrack for a so-so game. Donkey Kong 64 was plenty of times too overwhelming, requiring players to collect essentially everything under the sun just to complete the game. That said, you can't get too angry at the game when you have this happy-go-lucky soundtrack to listen to as you play through the game.

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