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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Favorite Tunes #176: We're Back

If you were curious as to why there was no activity on the blog all of last week, it was due to work becoming all too consuming. It isn't often I work for eight straight days and I can assure you, that is never going to happen again. Blog posts have resumed, which means Favorite Tunes has returned as well.

Tribunal for the Devil - Yakuza 0 (PS4)

When I picked up my PS4, Yakuza 0 was one of the games I purchased along with it and it is actually my entry into the Yakuza series. I greatly enjoy the different styles of combat and there is just something about slamming a punk's head against a wall or showing him the heels of your kicks up close that is ultra satisfying. When you've got music like this playing, it's even better.

DUEL!! - Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (Mobile)

If the mainline Final Fantasy titles on mobile platforms seem a bit too pricey for you ($21.99 for Final Fantasy IX? No, thank you) the free games really aren't shabby. Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius took me by surprise with it's detailed sprites, humours interactions between the two main characters and the ability to fight alongside mainline Final Fantasy cast members. The soundtrack is also quite good. The main battle theme, Duel!!, always gets me pumped.

Tassel Town - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PS4, Wii U, PSV)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero came out at the very end of the year and ended up becoming one of my favorite titles of 2016. Sure, that $30 price tag was awfully nice, but even better was the retro inspired gameplay and Shantae's various forms she could take to unearth hidden items and advance through levels. This funky beat made my numerous trips to Tassel Town very enjoyable.

Car Select - F-ZERO X (N64)

The second entry in the F-ZERO series, X was a considerable leap. The third dimension allowed for half-pipes, corkscrews, and even bigger air to be caught from jumps. F-ZERO X also upped the playable machine count from four to thirty. Said machines could be customized from color to speed and acceleration. All this and a spiffy musical track to go along with your car options.

Evil Clones Theme - Super Dodge Ball (NES)

Along with River City Ransom, Super Dodge Ball is the other beloved NES game in the long running  Kunio series to be released in America. A port of the arcade version, the NES version is unfortunately plagued by slowdown, but this didn't stop it from being a fan favorite, The soundtrack is full of catchy, memorable themes. The intro to this theme is freaking sick.

Magical Snow Day - Sonic Runners (Mobile)

Tomoya Ohtani has become one of my favorite people to write music for the Sonic series. A regular on the console Sonic efforts, the man gave it 110% when writing the music for Sonic Runners, the now defunct mobile Sonic game, with compositions on par with the music from a console Sonic entry.

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