Monday, July 28, 2014

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - A Wonderful Day for Some Video Game Music Edition

Welcome to SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs! Our focus with this segment is to showcase the best and brightest themes within the universe of video games. Do you like video games? Do you like music? Then you'll most likely enjoy what we have to share in this weekly dose of VGM goodness. This week we have music from Disney Epic Mickey, Sonic Generations, and Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal!

v671. Disney Epic Mickey (Wii) - Dark Beauty Castle

One of the greater disappointments in recent gaming history, Disney Epic Mickey was a Wii project that owners of all other systems were envious over. However, that envy eroded once it was apparent that the final product was not going to look anything like its impossible concept art. Still, at least one can enjoy the soundtrack, offering a wide array of moods with its symphonic sounds.

v672. Sonic Generations (PS3, 360) - Rooftop Run Act 1 

Sonic Generations was Sonic Team and SEGA doing the Sonic the Hedgehog series right. It was a perfect formula to build off future games off of. Instead of doing that, however, we have a completely different and according to previews, mighty unsatisfying direction taking place for the franchise. Like all Act 1 levels in Sonic Generations, Classic Sonic's 2D escapades are to be enjoyed in these levels.

v673. Space Channel 5 (DC) - Spaceport: Introducing Ulala!!

Ken Woodman was the original composer to Mexican Flyer. The producer behind Space Channel 5 enjoyed it so much that he suggested that SEGA buy the rights to it. Thus, SEGA did, and the song and all of its remixed forms became synonymous with Ulala and the Space Channel 5 franchise.

v674. The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces (Wii) - Rally

The Sky Crawlers was a project that crossed two media: video games and anime. The anime aired in Japan in all of its animated glory, while the Wii game released in most parts of the world. It was nice to see Project Aces work on something other than Ace Combat even if just for one game. The most appealing part of The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces was the superb music that accompanied players on the various missions in the sky.

v675. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (GBC) - Goldenrod City

Let's go old school with this last VGM volume of this edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs. We turn our attention to Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal with this listen to Goldenrod City's theme. It's a cheery theme that satisfies the aural senses with its chiptune loveliness.

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