Today is Groundhog Day, the day where we stuff a rat with fur down a hole to see how much longer winter will last. When this holiday rolls around, I think of two things, the hilarious Bill Murphy movie, Groundhog day and Sonic 3 & Knuckles, my favorite Sonic game. So
Marble Garden Zone Act 1 - Sonic 3 & Knuckles (GEN)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 was released on Feburary 2, 1994. The day Sonic 2 on the Genesis was released was know as Sonic Tuesday. When Sonic 3 landed, it was known as Hedgehog Day. The later half of Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles was released on October of 1994 and combining the two games together creates Sonic 3 & Knuckles, the behemoth Sonic 3 game it was originally intended to be. Masato Nakamura may not have composed the music for Sonic 3 & Knuckles as he did the first two Genesis Sonic titles, but SEGA's in-house musicians still delivered a bangin' soundtrack.
War (Armon Ritter) - Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (Wii)
"The Wii has no games for the hardcore gamer!" Sin & Punishment: Star Successor is one of the many games from the Wii's extensive library to tell people that make these claims "Hi and shut up." If for some strange reason, you missed out on this glorious on-rails shooter on the Wii, it can be downloaded on the Wii U's Virtual Console. It looks spectacular, plays great and sounds awesome.
Once Upon a Time - Undertale (PC)
How did I come to find out about Undertale? From Splatoon. In the game's plaza, so many squids were talking it up. I've yet to play it, but I have heard the soundtrack and its some pretty amazing stuff, stretching across multiple genres and gaming eras. Undertale has a positively charming main theme that can be heard in numerous tracks, including this one.
Blitzwing - Transformers: Devastation (PS3, PS4, 360, XBO)
If you haven't heard, the latest Transformers game was developed by Platinum, makers of god-like action games. To give it that extra 1980s touch, much of the soundtrack is old-school rock and there are so many killer themes in this score.
Peaceful Rest Valley - EarthBound (SNES)
Compared to EarthBound Beginnings, EarthBound is a much easier game. Still, there are a few areas in the game that can give you trouble, one of them being the mission to rescue Paula. Making your way through Twoson and you'll be in Peaceful Rest Valley, If this theme gives you a "wrong part of town" vibe, that's because this place houses some pretty tough foes that can be more than a handful for Ness, who is still traveling solo at this point in the game.
Force Majoure - Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (PSP)
When DBZ game music composer Kenji Yammamoto had his music changed for copyright reasons, music from different DBZ titles was put in place. DBZ: Budokai HD Collection features a few tracks from DBZ: Tenkaichi Tag Team. I don't agree with all of the songs in place of the old ones, but with Force Majoure now serving as the battle theme for the Plains stage, it's tough to argue.
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