Monday, March 10, 2014

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - Is It Spring Yet? Edition

Welcome to a new week here at SuperPhillip Central! As is customary on Mondays, we have five more video game themes that we add to our list of favorites. Games featured include favorites like Metroid Prime, Star Fox 64, and Vagrant Story. Sit back, relax, and let the tunes carry you away to your happy place!

v581. Metroid Prime (Wii, GCN) - Magmoor Caverns

Is this theme familiar to any of you? If you've played Super Metroid, you've probably heard the theme that this song is remixed from. This theme played in Norfair in Super Metroid, and in Metroid Prime its remixed version played in the depths of Magmoor Caverns, a lava-filled cavern full of danger.

v582. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GCN) - Lakitu Valley

If there is one facet of Camelot's Mario sports titles that remains of high quality with each installment, it is that the soundtracks are always fantastic. We have Motoi Sakuraba and his wonderful range to thank for that. We previously featured Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour's Peach Castle Grounds theme, but this work of Sakuraba-san is wholly original.

v583. Mega Man X3 (SNES) - Toxic Seahorse Stage

Released near the end of the Super Nintendo's life, Mega Man X3 is a game that even sold cartridge only fetches for a high price. The game would release on PlayStation 1 and the PC, but the music would be touched up, using both platform's superior sound capabilities. Despite this, the SNES version still leaves us with the best impression of Mega Man X3's music.

v584. Star Fox 64 (N64) - Zoness

An ocean planet now populated with Andross' forces and water covered toxic waste, Zoness isn't some vacation destination for those looking to get away from it all. Instead, it stands to be an entertaining mission requiring the Star Fox team to stay out of the sight of searchlights through destroying them. Well, that is if they want to take the path to Sector Z.

v585. Vagrant Story (PS1) - Graylands Incident Climax

Hitoshi Sakimoto was fresh off creating music for Final Fantasy Tactics, one of our favorite soundtracks of all time, when he moved his attention and ability to a PlayStation classic called Vagrant Story. Like Tactics, Vagrant Story was set in the medieval realm of Ivalice, and it sports a sensational soundtrack.

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