Monday, May 9, 2016

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - "Mother, May I Post Some Awesome VGMs?" Edition

Welcome to a post-Mother's Day edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs! I hope you treated your mothers like the queens they are! This edition of the VGMs features music from a wide variety of games from many systems. We start off with Adventures of Mana, Mario Kart Wii, and Monster Tale. Then we finish up with some Einhander and SimCity 3000! Just click on the name of the VGM volume to get transported to the YouTube video featuring that theme. And, if you like what you hear this edition, check out the VGMs featured in past editions with the VGM Database!

v1136. Adventures of Mana (iOS, Android) - Endless Battlefield

SuperPhillip Central covered Adventures of Mana in review form early last month. If you want a more modern version of Final Fantasy Adventure that still has old school sensibilities, then definitely check Adventures of Mana out. You get great presentation values from the beautiful 3D models and environments to the remixed and remastered soundtrack. Endless Battlefield is the overworld theme, a song heard so much yet it never gets tiring to listen to.

v1137. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - Toad's Factory

The fourth and final race in the Mushroom Cup of Mario Kart Wii, Toad's Factory is home to tractors that serve as makeshift half pipes to perform tricks off of, conveyor belts, and heavy machinery that can get in one's way while speeding around this partly indoor, partly outdoor track. The theme is pure jazz, delightful with every note. While Mario Kart Wii is far from my favorite home console Mario Kart due to the amount of items one will get hit by in a given race, it still gave me plenty of happy memories.

v1138. Monster Tale (DS) - This New World (Ancient Ruins)

Here comes an overlooked title. I like to feature unknown and relatively unknown games on SuperPhillip Central, and SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs is a terrific opportunity to do so. Take Monster Tale, created by the developers behind Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure and Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion. It features a lovely soundtrack. This piece comes from the ancient ruins area of Monster Tale, the hub area of the game.

v1139. Einhander (PS1) - Bloody Battle

Talk about relatively unknown games, the Squaresoft published Einhander features quite a different soundtrack style compared to other titles released by the publisher around that time. The more electronic-driven soundtrack is notable not just for sounding different when compared to the various Final Fantasy games and Chrono Cross type titles, but it's also notable for being just pure excellence in musical form.

v1140. SimCity 3000 (PC) - Magic City

A beautiful, riveting track to listen to while building the metropolis of your dreams, SimCity 3000's Magic City begins with a gorgeous piano accompaniment before transitioning into a sensational saxophone melody. Magic City is a mysterious and moving theme that is one of my favorites from the fantastic SimCity 3000 soundtrack.

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