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This is it! We’re in the “Final Countdown” for Animal Crossing: New Leaf!
The theme song for Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage is pretty nifty.
At this point, I’ve only played it for twenty minutes, but it seems pretty all right for a kid’s game. More on this one next week.
AKB48 - “Sugar Rush”
I think that of all of the video game cameos and parodies in Wreck-It Ralph, I love this title theme for Sugar Rush the best. Since the fictional game was released in 1997, my brain’s been trying to come up with the best real-game equivalent for it. Mario Kart 64 is close, but Sugar Rush is way too Japanese and cutesy compared to Nintendo’s racer.
Bomberman Fantasy Race? Sonic R??
Fired Diddy Kong Racing up on my Nintendo 64 today and could not believe that I forgot how great the music was in it. Absolutely fantastic track in a game that was incredibly tough to beat.
I don’t think I EVER managed to beat Wizpig in that final race.
I experienced what may be my favorite video game moment of 2012 (thus far) when I ran into the Guardian in Darksiders 2 and this song swelled up. It was one of those perfectly scored moments that make you swell up with emotion with the task at hand.
The soundtrack as a whole is simply fantastic, but for some inexplicable reason this track isn’t on the OST (which is downright criminal as it’s one of the best tracks in the game).
Video games, man.
Just started playing this one, and I can say that I’m loving several of the musical pieces contained within.
Expect The First 24: Darksiders II to be finished up by Friday.
I’ve been trying to track down official remixes and re-arranged for lesser known Zelda tracks. This theme is a reworked dungeon theme for the original The Legend of Zelda for the NES, but for whatever reasons, it’s not something that shows up in every game like other tracks. In fact, the only other time I can recall this theme showing up is during the Royal Crypt level in The Minish Cap.
Descendants of Erdrick - “Chrono Trigger Medley” (Frog’s Theme, Battle, Magus Battle)
These guys have always been spectacular every time I’ve seen them. Austin, TX is lucky to have a band that’s completely devoted to nailing these geeky songs live.
One of the cooler things about Earthbound was the number of songs that were built upon melodies of popular music from artists like Ric Ocasek, The Beatles, and The Who. The sequel seems to have moved away from that style (as far as I can tell so far), but this one caught my ear immediately. The main melody played by the synthetic strings is awfully familiar to Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever)” which plays off of the more famous Pachelbel’s Canon.
Hard to say which song Shogo Sakai took inspiration from, but I’m hoping it’s the former. Also, that funky saxophone is damn amazing on this track.