Monday, April 10, 2017

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - "Breath of the Favorite VGMs" Edition

A new brings five new video game themes to SuperPhillip Central's readers, but reading isn't the main draw to SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs. Instead, your ears will be doing the work here through listening to these five newest VGM volumes.

We begin with one of the highest regarded games in modern gaming history with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Then, we take a brief vacation to Wuhu Island with Wii Sports Resort. Pocket Card Jockey gives us an unexpected type of song for a solitaire game while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' 2003 outing kicks shell. Last but not least is an arranged version of a song from Mega Man ZX, a lesser known Mega Man sub-series.

Click on the VGM volume name to hear the song specified, and check out the VGM Database for all past VGM volumes. Now, let's get on to the music!

v1371. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS, Wii U) - Main Theme

Let's start soft. And then let's get emotional. And finally, let's get a bit majestic. In less than two minutes listeners are taken on a musical journey, much like the amazing adventure Link sets out on in the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. If you're knowledgeable on the soundtrack, then you know that the main composer of Animal Crossing: New Leaf worked on most of the music. It's an amazing progression, going from the cute world of Animal Crossing to composing a game of this serious scale and scope, don't you think?

v1372. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - Title Screen

It's a bit early for summer vacation, but that's exactly what Wii Sports Resort reminds me of. The main theme of Wii Sports got an updated version with Wii Sports Resort, and it's absolutely magnificent. I mean, who doesn't love the pitter-patter of the pan flute, the strumming of the electric guitar, and the piano melody? I'll tell you who doesn't-- communists. For everyone else, this happy tune will get them ready for a Wii Motion Plus offering second to none.

v1373. Pocket Card Jockey (3DS) - Challenge to the Vertex (King's Gate)

A soundtrack that comes out of left field for a game about solitaire and horse racing, Pocket Card Jockey's soundtrack is blessed with marvelous arrangements and compositions. This isn't your grandfather's game of solitaire! Of course, he'd probably complain about these newfangled visuals and such. But perhaps you two could agree that the soundtrack is something special...

v1374. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PS2, GCN, XBX) - Streets

While the 3D beat-em-up brawler didn't reach anywhere near the same highs as Konami's past efforts like the TMNT arcade game from '89 or Turtles in Time, the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game based off the 2003 incarnation of the heroes in a half-shell was backed by a really terrific soundtrack. This first level theme is catchy and rocks hard!

v1375. Mega Man ZX (DS) - Sky High - Grand Nuage (ZX Tunes Version)

We're not done rocking out yet. While the original sound and music of the Nintendo DS game Mega Man ZX is quite good, I absolutely adore the ZX Tunes arranged album of songs from the game. A rockin' piece of music gets even better with the ZX Tunes version of this theme. There's a reason I included the ZX Tunes soundtrack in my list of the top ten arranged video game albums! (Whoa, it's already been two years since then?!)

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