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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Favorite Tunes 124: Earn Your Ending

You know what I really like about the finale of a game? Well besides closure and knowing that I've finished another adventure, that ending and staff roll theme that you get at the end more often than not gives me a warm sense of accomplishment.

Staff Roll - Mega Man 3 (NES)

By tam6231990

Another Wily castle tumbles just like the mad doctor's ambitions. The road to this game's finale took much blood, sweat and tears when I was a lad, but its far less painful having run through this one countless times. That still hasn't put a dent in my enjoyment out of the third Mega Man entry. This is a good contender for my favorite Mega Man staff roll music. Its top five without question.

Ending - Super Bomberman (SNES)

When you aren't mixing it up in the games fabulous mayhem filled multiplayer mode (be sure to bring multi-tap so two more players can blow stuff up), you'll be blasting away strange baddies in Super Bomberman's normal mode, either alone or with a friend. Jun Chikuma crafted a fine soundtrack for Bomberman's first SNES outing, ending with this jaunty tune,

To Far Away Times - Chrono Trigger (SNES)

You've probably heard a myriad of wonderful things regarding Chrono Trigger. Its one of the finest RPGs of all-time. The battle system that uses combo attacks and ditches random encounters is amazing. The characters and story are highly memorable. And yup, all of it is true. After all of the many great tracks Yasunori Matsuda went on to composer, Chrono Trigger still ranks among his very best work.

Can't Say Goodbye to Yesterday - Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty (PS2)

You know, I used to think MGS2 had the longest cut scenes in the MGS saga. Then MGS4 came out and that was like a 2 hour movie. Say what you will about MGS2 but at least the cinemas were nowhere near as drawn out as MGS4. MGS2 also has the best vocal ending number.

The Second Truth From the Left - Secret of Mana (SNES)

Secret of Mana's ending was, well, a downer to put it bluntly. Sure, the kids save the world and all but the victory did not come cheap. But least we dwell too much on what was lost, let us bask in this glorious celebratory credits theme.

Credits - Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (PS2, GCN)

If you like Dragon Ball Z (who doesn't?) then this is sure to fill you with the warm and fuzzy feelings. Cha La Head Cha La is often viewed as one of the most popular opening songs in all anime. Its quite fitting that the first Budokai game's story mode concludes with a rocking instrumental version of said tune.

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