Monday, January 9, 2017

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - "How Can I Handle All of This Cute" Edition

SuperPhillip Central is kicking off your work week with cuteness, adorableness, and stuff that you just want to hug. Now, if you haven't been revolted by the sweetness of the introduction to this edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs, then sit tight and get ready for some great music from some excellent games.

Yoshi and Poochy (no, don't worry-- not The Simpsons' Poochy) lead things off with Yoshi's Woolly World. Then, we go deep-sea divin' with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. Following that is a peppy tune from LocoRoco. Rounding things up are themes from Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz. Between cute dinosaurs, adorable monkeys, and everything else in between, this is not just cuteness overload but awesome music overload too!

As always, click on the VGM volume to hear the song mentioned. Finally, check out the VGM Database for all past VGM volumes featured on SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs over the years. Now, let's get on to the music!

v1306. Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U) - Welcome to Yoshi's Woolly World!

We start off this edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs with a game that is seeing a Nintendo 3DS port next month. Yoshi's Woolly World released on the Wii U, and I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a worthy successor to Yoshi's Island (finally, right?). Its soundtrack is amazing, offering pleasant and cheery tunes fitting for the adorable aesthetic of the game. I'm looking forward to having an excuse to replay this game when Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World releases on the Nintendo 3DS early next month.

v1307. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U) - Deep-Divin' Kirby Submarine

Kirby's sole Wii U entry saw HAL Laboratory create a successor to Kirby Canvas Curse, the classic Nintendo DS game that released early in the system's life, the very game that for me proved the Nintendo DS's touch screen's worth. While Canvas Curse had a nice soundtrack, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has one of the best soundtracks period in any Kirby game-- heck, in any Wii U game!

v1308. LocoRoco (PSP) - Yellow's Theme

Each color of LocoRoco has their own theme song attached to them. For what is essentially the leading color of the series, Yellow LocoRoco's theme is called Bu bu poruche, sung in the fictional LocoRoco language. Regardless of the language of the song that no one could possibly understand, the common language we all share is that of music. Here, we have an upbeat tune that you'd have to have feet of stone to not have your toes tap to.

v1309. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (GBA) - Route 110

Pokemon's third generation saw the series jump into a wider array of colors than what the series was originally limited to on the Game Boy and the Game Boy Color. With Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and later Emerald, the Game Boy Advance showed its power with improved visuals and a better sound. Route 110 is a triumphant tune that uses synth brass to great effect.

v1310. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz (Vita) - Advanced World 4: Cardboard West

Sega really exhausted gamers with sequel after sequel of Super Monkey Ball. It seemed like for the longest time that every platform under the sun would get a Super Monkey Ball game of some type. The latest in the series arrived on the PlayStation Vita, and it was darn hard, and not in a fair way. Many times you could perform the same moves in one try at a level and whether you'd complete it or not was seemingly random. Regardless, the quality of the music, as heard with this lovely tune, continues the Super Monkey Ball tradition of being fantastic.

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