Saturday, October 1, 2011

BGM Anthology II

Well, I got some nice comments on BGM Anthology, and since everyone should know their BGMs, I've decided to continue the series right now. These are some BGMs that were great, but don't get as much credit as they rightfully should. Everyone knows Mario's theme. But the hidden BGM gems, those are the best. Let's take a look.

The time has come. You've completed your Pokemon journey, leveling up and making bonds with all of your Pokemon. The time has come for an epic battle. An epic battle with Red. Who is Red? Red is the protagonist of Pokemon Blue and Red, and the character you play as. After defeating an evil gang of Pokemon abusers, defeating an elite team of Pokemon masters, and walking thousands of miles, he became one of the best trainers in the world. In the Heart Gold/Soul Silver (also just Gold and Silver) you play as Gold, I think. Either that or Silver. These parents need to stop naming their kids after colors! Anyway, after you've gone on a Pokemon jouney as Gold, you challenge Red for all the marbles. The fight is the hardest in the game, and if you're not prepared, it's gonna be a long hard beating.

I know Super Mario Land stuff is in here a lot (Chai Kingdom is a boss song!) and this one is no exception. There's no feeling like wandering throigh a large world and then encountering a large mechanical robot modeled after you filled with booby-traps and koopa troopas. Sigh... Super Mario Land 2 was a crazy game, partially because of it's slightly adjusted gameplay, and partially because it was the debut of Wario, Mario's crazy fat wannabe.

How do I love you sweet Galaga? Let me count the ways... Galaga is by far one the best Arcade Games ever (My second favorite, losing only to Dig Dug. Hey! Dig Dug has a good BGM...) The triumphant sci-fi fanfare that announces your presence bolsters your courage enough for you to finish the job with the evil insectoid Galaga. It's just an awesome BGM.
So there you have it, more BGMS. Now, if you want to see a BGM recognized, please post such in the comment section! Thanks!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Four is Better Than One

 Zelda 25th Anniversary is in full swing now with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition. For free! That's right, owners of the DSi, or 3DS can download the epic masterpiece for absolutely free, and now it's time for me to review it. When Four Swords was released on the Game Boy Advance along with Link to the Past, most gamers never got the chance to play it, considering you had to have the cord and more players to even play. That is corrected with the single player mode, which allows you to manipulate two Links. The gameplay is smooth and fun, instead of a massive overworld to explore, you have "levels" to play on, each one massive in it's own way. Also, the addition of more Links adds to new puzzles based off teamwork and multiple problem solving. You can of course team up with other players to bash and crash, adding to the fun. In fact, the multiplayer is virtually seamless, adding multiplayer to one of the best games of all time. After you've completed the story mode (which is short, but sweet) you can play within the "Realm of Memories," which allows you to play four swords in classic Zelda stages (such as Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, The Legend of Zelda). There's more, but I don't want to spoil for you. So get it! Best DSi Ware game and one of the best DS games by far.