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Super Mario RPG Sound Version: CD2 1/2 July 13, 2009

Filed under: Other V.G Soundtracks — solarblade @ 7:37 pm

Track Listing

  1. The Marry Mary Bells Ring
  2. Celebrational
  3. The Starlight’s Flower
  4. Sunken Ship
  5. Going Shopping in Seaside Town
  6. My Paradise -Monstro Town-
  7. Fight Against Culex
  8. Victory over Culex
  9. Conversation with Culex
  10. You and Toadafski Create Exquisite Music
  11. Let’s Do the Fooka-Fooka

1. The Marry Mary Bells Ring

If you haven’t guessed already, it’s the town theme for Marrymore which basically where a certain somebody almost gets married and where you collect Bowser as a team member (wait, Bowser good?).  Back to the track, it’s set in the mood where it sound like a peppy folk tune of all things.  I’m surprised that it comes off like that, but it makes the song stand out. 

2. Celebrational

Odd that a 15 second track appears, though a bit fitting after the last track.  What it is is a small excerpt of when someone gets married in the game, and it has a cute moment whenever Mario goes into a spot, that’s where I remember the track is bein played.  Nice pipe organ.

3. The Starlight’s Flower

Anyway, we continue our progress into the game into the oddest place in the game (well, from here on out.)  Star Road.  Just like the name implies, it’s got a twinkly sound to it, but it doesn’t really lead anywhere which is bad and it gets old after awhile, walking around in the confusing maze area.  It is wondrous though so I’ll give it that.

4. Sunken Ship

Yeah, we do get all pirate-like for our next song.  Interestingly enough, the track does sound like something Nobuo Uematsu did because of the closeness it takes after Final Fantasy, especially in the 2D days.  It’s got like oboe-like melody and strings mixed in with sounds that make the boat sound like it’s being pushed by waves.  Creepy tune but it did its job.

5. Going Shopping in Seaside Town

Our next town theme pops up next and it’s kind of strange and yet something about it lures me to it.  I guess it is because it s close to the Sunken Ship, but it’s got a happy-go-lucky sound to it.  The chords are a bit strange, but it works to an extent…I don’t know why but I love this town theme for some reason.

6. My Paradise -Monstro Town-

Monstro Town also got to me for some reason, maybe its simplistic bouncy factor got to me.  I remember this town the most though with the things you can do in this area of the game.  The later part of the track before the loop makes it sounds like a march…odd in a town like this. 

7. Fight Against Culex

If you don’t know who Culex is, shame on you.  Culex was an optional boss that was actually harder to defeat than Smithy (then again, Square has always put in an optional boss that was hellishly harder than the final boss).  Also, if you’ve noticed the fight music is different as well, being a rearrangement of the FFV boss music.  It’s energetic compared to the normal boss theme of this game for sure.  It’s a nice nod from Square to their own series.

8. Victory over Culex

Yep if you guessed, it is the FFV Victory Theme which is kind of odd this time around since your party aren’t FF characters.  I’m not sure if it’s a direct translation of the track or was rearranged, but c’mon still….it seemed a bit more random here, though understandable.

9. Conversation with Culex

So once you whoop Culex’s ass (give or take a few tries), he will talk to you about something and yadda yadda and this song will be playing in the background.  LOL Funny that it’s the Crystal Theme that’s been prevalent everywhere in the series, so it’s there for the nostalgic factor and ends the whole “Culex” part of the game. 

10. You and Toadofski Create Exquisite Music

Another quick tune and anothr sidequest, This was the music you played and tried to get the melody right with the song and let me tell you, before internet this sucked hardcore, nowadays it’s easy as hell.  The excerpt is quick and it flows nicely, but it does end too quickly since it doesn’t loop.  It does sound like it’s missing something, and that’s because they didn’t add the melody the player had to make.

11. Let’s Do the Fooka-Fooka

This track is the last town theme and for Nimbus Land hence the light, airy and giddyness of the track.  I’m a bit take aback when I hear flute being the main instrument while the strings take the rest of the song.  There’s also a little bit of acoustic guitar as well.  It’s another one of my favorite tunes just because of it’s nostalgic factor to me and the storyline here worked out….c’mon Birdo…WTF was she doing here?

Tracks Recommended

  • Let’s Do the Fooka-Fooka
  • Going Shopping in Seaside Town
  • The Merry Mary Bells Ring
  • My Paradise -Monstro Town-

If you look at my recommedations.  All of the town themes were the best here and it’s true…besides the uber short tracks what else was their really to make the first 11 tracks of the 2nd disc.  We do however leave the happier sounds for the final 11 off the album. 

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