Search This Blog

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Favorite Tunes #141: Spring Has Sprung

As of a week ago, spring has officially come. Though I can't tell because the weather here is being really fickle. Sometimes we get summer days, sometimes we get spring days and then when you least expect it, it decides to go all winter on us again. At least, that's the case for us here in Virginia. But since it is spring, I figured a spring inspired Favorite Tunes would be appropriate.

Shy But Deadly - Yoshi's Wooly World (Wii U)

If you're looking for a Yoshi game that's as good as or arguably surpasses the SNES clasic Yoshi's Island, you need to play Yoshi's Wooly World. Developed by Good Feel and a spiritual successor to Kirby's Epic Yarn, Wooly World has that classic Yoshi's Island gameplay but with a modern touch, full of creative level design. To get the most enjoyment out of the game. hunting down all the Flowers and Wonder Wool is a must.

Meadow Breeze - Kirby Mass Attack (DS)

Like Kirby's Canvas Curse, Kirby Mass Attack makes excellent use of the DS touch screen, controlling completely with the stylus. There is something undeniably cute about sending a little pink army to mercilessly slaughter enemies. The game's soundtrack was composed by Shogo Sakai, who worked on Kirby Air Ride and MOTHER 3 among other Nintendo games. The title theme to Mass Attack is so good you get to hear a remix of it on the first stage.

Windy Hill Zone Act 1 - Sonic Lost World (Wii U, 3DS)

"It isn't as fast as other Sonic games! Sonic sucks again!" OK, so Sonic Lost World was no Sonic Colors or Sonic Generations but it hardly sent the series back to Suckville as some would have you believe. If running around Act 1 of Windy Hill Zone while this music plays wasn't enough, you can send players flying off the stage to it in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Charge - Phalanx (SNES)

What is there to be said about Phalanx? I mean, besides the fact that its a slightly above average shooter and the North American box art is criminally offensive. It has a decent power up system, some serviceable graphics and a soundtrack that, while isn't the best of the SNES pack, is one I'm quite fond of. What can I say, I'm a sucker, for generic, cheese rock.

Attack - Legends of Legaia (PS)

Legend of Legaia was the RPG I played while I waited for Final Fantasy VIII to drop later in 1999. The game's random encounter rate was like that of old-school RPGs but the martial arts combat system did help spice up battles.

Windy City - Breath of Fire III (PS)

It wouldn't be a Breath of Fire game without a Windia, which is of course, home to a version of our favorite series winged princess, Nina. In most games, Windia is given a gentle-sounding theme. In Breath of Fire III, we've got a theme that names you wanna kick back and relax.

Favorite Tunes Database

No comments: