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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Favorite Tunes #96: Wario Time

I've been listening to the music from Wario Land: Shake It! a lot lately so this is going to be one of those times where a single game occupies each and every track selected here on Favorite Tunes. If you haven't played Wario Land: Shake It! you really should. It's a pretty sweet 2D Wario game made by Good Feel, the same company responsible for Kirby's Epic Yarn.

Whoopsy Desert - Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii)

Just about every platformer has to have a token desert level. Shake It! is no exception and you encounter this one pretty early on in your adventure. The music has a very Egyptian feel to it, but just when you think it's going to sound like all sand and mummies, that guitar starts up at 54 seconds in. There's also plenty of flute thrown in for good measure. Raiding tombs has never sounded so good.

Just Plains - Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii)

This track. This track right here, may very well be my favorite track in the game and since the whole soundtrack is some of the best stuff Tomoya Tomita hs ever composed, that's saying quite a bit. It reminds of of a sunny summer day out on the town. I guess I'm missing summer already.

Stonetooth Cave - Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii)

It probably isn't the ideal music one thinks of when entering a cave, but when you hear those guitar riffs and those drums, you'll forget all about the supposed "natural order" of music and settings.

Its all-Mine - Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii)

You'll have to forgive me for being so unoriginal here but screw it. That guitar. That guitar, that guitar, THAT GUITAR! The thing has been awesome across the board on this whole soundtrack but this track may feature the best use of the instrument yet! I cannot being to tell you how many times I've listened to this song on repeat. Such a good slow jam.

Neon City - Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii)

Rock, funk and now jazz? This soundtrack has it all! Jazz music is generally associated with casino-like places and areas with lots of bright lights so it's not too surprise that that was the choice of music for this level.

Creep Blue Sea - Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii)

There's nothing quite like peaceful, soothing ocean music as you obliterate your enemies with torpedoes from your submarine. This may be the one area in the game where the motion controls can take some getting used to . You'll frequently have to tilt the direction of your sub to shoot down the baddies. This is also an auto scrolling level.

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