Nostalgic Music 10

9 10 2009

Today on Nostalgic Music we go back to the middle of the nineties, when the SNES was on its’ way out and the N64 was kicking off the new generation for Nintendo.  One of those games that made the SNES farewell one to remember was Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.  A game overlooked by many, Mario RPG was the joint effort of two of the greatest companies in gaming history: Squaresoft and Nintendo.  Alone they were fierce, but together they were a force no one wanted to deal with.  Combining Nintendo’s finest characters with Squaresoft’s RPG elements and sound crafting, Super Mario RPG stands as one of the most beloved games in history.

The song I’ve chosen for this game is undeniably the most popular, since it involves a certain mysterious protagonist; yeah, you know who I’m talking about.  Mario and Mallow teaming up with Geno against Bowyer was a hilarious moment, made even better with the following track — enjoy the Forest Maze.

Thanks to Youtube for the link.


Nostalgic Music 9

4 10 2009

It certainly has been a while since I’ve done one of these.  I suppose I might as well start off where I left off.

Today on Nostalgic Music we take a page from one of Squaresoft’s (now Square-Enix) finest works: Chrono Cross.  Though many felt that the sequel lacked in comparison to its’ predecessor, Chrono Trigger, that was mainly just a lot of loose nostalgia.  Chrono Cross was as good as Trigger, with a lot of the title’s emphasis being on the story, visuals, and of course, the music.  The track I picked today happens to be the most popular song in the RPG’s arsenal of classics.  Enjoy . . . the Scars of Time.

Thanks to Youtube for the link as always.

Nice! – Final Fantasy VII now on the Japanese PSN

12 04 2009

The epic classic Final Fantasy VII is now on the Japanese PlayStation Network (PSN).  While this comes as somewhat of a shock, I suppose it shouldn’t since it was the most requested retro game as polled by PS3 owners.  Though I never played the original on the PlayStation, I did get a hold of the buggy PC version.  Even with the format issues and stereotypical storyline, I still found Final Fantasy VII a thrilling game from start to finish.  It was the first Final Fantasy to truly take advantage of Full Motion Video (FMV), and though the visuals look poor by today’s standards, they truly were awe-inducing at the time.


“A tad overrated, but for good reason.  It truly helped RPGs become the popular genre it is today.”

The game retails quite high (at 1,500 yen/$15) , though I’m sure that won’t stop those crazy role playing fanatics from downloading it onto their respective consoles.  I haven’t touched the PlayStation 3 in quite a while, but this may actually get me to break out that fancy looking grill again; assuming of course it comes to America.  Though I’m sure Square-Enix will decide to “remake” it rather than port it, as is their custom these days.  Whatever S-E, just hurry up and release Final Fantasy XIII already.  Now there’s a game worth waiting for.