Monday, October 17, 2016

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - "Two in a Row? Why Not?" Edition

What? We're doing two of these SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs segments in two consecutive posts? Why, yes, we are!

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs are back on Mondays where they belong! This week we start out with a familiar boss theme from Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon. Then we head to the resistance base with Mega Man Zero. Metroid Prime: Hunters delivers a sweet hunter theme while Viewtiful Joe 2 makes sure we don't go off-rails. Finally, Dynasty Warriors Gundam enters into the fray with an awesome theme to wrap things up.

As always, click on the VGM volume name to hear that song. Also, check out the VGM Database for past VGMs featured on this weekly-occurring segment! Now, let's get on to the music!

v1246. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon (Wii) - Raffaello Battle

Clash on the Big Bridge is the classic Final Fantasy V song represented in the battle against Raffaello. The Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon soundtrack is choco-full of remixes of past Final Fantasy themes, focusing mostly on the first nine mainline Final Fantasy games. This wonderful piano-centric version of Clash on the Big Bridge makes it one of my favorite versions of Nobuo Uematsu's classic theme.

v1247. Mega Man Zero (GBA) - Resistance

With Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 out now on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, it makes sense to look back at one of that game's developer's earlier works. Mega Man Zero on the Game Boy Advance started a new Mega Man franchise, this time starring fan-favorite Zero, though in altered form. The theme Resistance plays at (to the surprise of no-one) the Resistance Base, housing the group that battles against Neo-Arcadia.

v1248. Metroid Prime: Hunters (DS) - Kanden Boss Theme

Metroid Prime: Hunters remains an enjoyable game to play, despite online no longer functioning. Even when it was available, you'd best play with a group of friends, or else suffer the fate of nonstop hackers cheating their way to victory. The single-player campaign wasn't the greatest the Metroid series has seen, but it did offer some practice for you to get used to the controls before hopping online. A fun aspect of this Nintendo DS classic was the various opposing hunters that Samus Aran crossed paths with, such as Kanden, for instance.

v1249. Viewtiful Joe 2 (PS2, GCN) - Railroad Battle

This rocking theme plays during a fast-paced pushcart section through a mine shaft in Viewtiful Joe 2's second level. While the overall game didn't quite hit the same highs that its predecessor did, Viewtiful Joe 2 remains a very fun character-driven action game worthy of your time. The soundtrack is almost as good as the original, which is a high compliment considering how good the first's soundtrack was!

v1250. Dynasty Warriors Gundam (PS3, 360) - Breakthrough in Your Fate

Tying together the mass slayings of enemies in the Dynasty Warriors series with the mecha magnificence of the Gundam anime series, Dynasty Warriors Gundam saw a mishmash of two iconic brands. The first game remains the one that I has the best soundtrack to me, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3's fantastic cel-shaded art style.

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