Monday, November 14, 2016

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - "Second Xenoverse, Not the Same as the First" Edition

A new week brings a new series of video game music to your ears! It's SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs, and five more VGM volumes are here! We're in the middle of November, and the temperatures are slowly but steadily falling.

This week, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 kicks things off. Then, we shrink things down Minish-size with The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour launches a shot from the tee, while Mighty No. 9 brings a boss battle theme into the fray. Finally, the original Suikoden wraps things up this week.

Click on the name of the VGM volume to hear the song featured. Lastly, the VGM Database is still around for you to see and hear past VGM volumes featured on this weekly SuperPhillip Central segment.

v1266. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4, XB1, PC) - Hyperbolic Time Chamber Stage

Let's begin this edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs with a song from a recent release, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Improvements were made to the battle system, and hopefully that also goes to the RNG of unlocking moves and costumes! What didn't need improvement, however, was the fantastic soundtrack of the original game. The music is just as good from what I've heard so far from Xenoverse 2. Check out this theme for the Hyperbolic Time Chamber stage of the game.

v1267. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA) - Hyrule Town

One of the most underrated Zelda games in my opinion is The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. It was the last Zelda that Capcom developed. It was just as special as its Oracle duo of titles from the Game Boy Color. Hyrule Town is planted right in the middle of the kingdom of Hyrule, and there, houses and neighbors go forth, living their lives. And it's all to this upbeat and catchy theme!

v1268. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GCN) - Ring Attack

It might no longer be golf season in most areas of the United States, but that isn't stopping the Favorite VGMs from incorporating a song from Mario Golf's GameCube outing. Ring Attack is a mode where the goal is to not only drive and chip the ball through one ring or several, but you must also make it in the hole with at least par. Motoi Sakuraba is the constant composer behind Camelot Software Planning's various games, and without him, a great deal of what makes the sound of the developer's games would be lost.

v1269. Mighty No. 9 (Multi) - Allies Obstruct

I cannot really remember a lot of themes from the disappointing Mighty No. 9. This is mostly in part due to how much talking from the characters goes on in stages. However, I do very much enjoy the boss battle theme, which pits Beck, Mighty No. 9, against the corrupted Mighty Numbers that plague the city. This rock-centric boss battle theme keeps fights engaging and frenetic.

v1270. Suikoden (PS1) - Beautiful Golden City ~ Gregminster Theme

Let's cap off this week's edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs with a uptempo city theme with a Middle Eastern flair. It's theme for Gregminster of the original Suikoden, yet another franchise locked tight in the chest that is Konami's. Here's hoping Konami one day starts using its immense catalog of franchises once more. Ah, a boy can dream...

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