Smashing your eardrums with awesome.
Smash Bros. for 3DS is out of the bag. Some folks in Japan got their hands on a copy of it early and have been streaming all sorts of features and reveals, and it’s nuts. I’m doing my very best to avoid it, but it’s all over the internet right now. I just want to hang out until tomorrow during the live stream Nintendo is holding to kind of get an “official” release on any last minute things. Then I think I’ll be satisfied without needing to dive into the rest. Maybe. I don’t know. We’ll see.
In any case, I’m saving that stuff for a write-up tomorrow. Tonight, let’s bask in the glory of one more list. Let’s talk about the best music they’ve shown off so far for Smash Bros. on the 3DS.
5. PAC-MAN (Club Mix)
Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka was the absolute right person to do a version of the PAC-MAN theme song. His trippy sensibilities lend themselves well to this club mix. It’s not the Championship Edition DX theme I was hoping for, but it still carries a nice beat all the same.
4. Nintendogs – Bath Time (Vocal Mix)
This peppy, upbeat tune was exactly what I wanted for a Nintendogs themed stage. It captures the whimsical nature and high energy of owning a puppy, with a lounge sort of atmosphere. It’s very reminiscent of the works of Fantastic Plastic Machine in some ways, and that’s a great thing.
3. Results Screen
This one isn’t on the official website, but it is confirmed in the game. If you can’t quite place it, this results screen is a callback to the Character Select screen of the N64 version of Smash Bros. However, this version is a big band rendition, and it is simply gorgeous.
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Kapp’ns Song
It starts off a little disjointed, but then goes into a great rendition of Kapp’n’s sea shanty from Animal Crossing: New Leaf. As somebody who gets all sentimental for Kapp’n’s songs, I’m glad to see this finally get some proper love and look forward to hearing it all the more on his island in Smash.
1. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks – Full Steam Ahead
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks was not my favorite Zelda game, by far. It did, however, have my favorite overworld theme. The sense of adventure from this tune always energized me to get through an otherwise mediocre game. This rendition is everything I love about the song, only better. The Spirit Tracks themed stage is shaping up to be one of my favorites in the new Smash altogether.
Have you had a chance to check out some of the new music? What are your favorite tracks? Please link to them in the comment’s section for other folks to check out and to keep the discussion going!by