Monday, April 18, 2016

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - Early Morning Music Edition

Most of you are probably still sleeping as this edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs sneaks onto the site. No worries, though. It's still here now that you're awake!

This week we start things off sky high with the credits theme from Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy. Then, we saunter through the overworld of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers. Next up, we drink some delightful tea with a fine gentleman in Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure. Finally, we wrap up with Sonic the Hedgehog's first 3D outing in Sonic Adventure, and travel to the Genesis era with Rocket Knight Adventures.

If you crave even more VGM goodness for your week, check out the VGM Database. Every VGM ever listed is there for your eyes and ears to enjoy!

v1121. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy (3DS) - Like a Phoenix Rising

A gorgeous vocal song concludes the sensational Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy for the Nintendo 3DS. Don't confuse this game for the lackluster console Assault Horizon game. It merely shares the name in the west. The soundtrack is absolutely magnificent, and this theme, Like a Phoenix Rising caps off a brilliant sky-flying epic.

v1122. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii) - The Pioneer Spirit

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers isn't just an underrated Final Fantasy, but it has a fantastic soundtrack to go along with the fun adventure. This theme is great for exploring the sprawling countryside, finding treasure, and taking in the sights. The Crystal Bearers might not be a traditional Final Fantasy, but don't sleep on this Wii treasure.

v1123. Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure (DS) - The Butler Did It!

Who would have expected a creative retail release for the Nintendo DS of all places from a Western publisher like EA? Certainly not me, but I truly thank the gigantic games publisher for releasing this game. Henry Hatsworth is a fine gentleman, and his game is an outstanding, if not quite difficult, 2D platformer with a stupendous soundtrack as evident by this joyful theme.

v1124. Sonic Adventure (DC) - Red Hot Skull... for Red Mountain

The Blur Blur celebrates his 25th anniversary this year, and in two weeks SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs will host a special themed edition featuring Sonic and pals. To get a tiny taste of that edition in two weeks, here's a rockin' song from Sonic Adventure, a game that brought Sonic and friends (and foes) into the third dimension to conflicting degrees of success. Red Hot Skull plays during the second portion of the Red Mountain level, taking place deep inside a volcano.

v1125. Rocket Knight Adventures (GEN) - Stage 1A

Let's conclude this early morning edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs with a retro classic for the Sega Genesis, Rocket Knight Adventures. This heroic march of a theme plays in the very first level of the game. The franchise saw a resurgence last generation with an Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Store release simply titled Rocket Knight. Judging by the demo, the game was something of a good quality.

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