Tag: metroid

Now: Talking video game music with Xav

Talking to Mr. Xavier Perez online. We are sharing trivia and memories of our favourite music from video games. Metroid, Super Mario, Donkey Kong, hell we are talking about Blast Corps as I am typing this post! People laugh at guys like us who listen to video game music, but it’s a big fucking deal. My friend, who knew I liked video game music, was shocked to see me listening to it in my car. Video game music is the real shit, get on it boys and girls. Epic stuff.

Mario vs. Metroid

My friends and I were discussing our favourite games from the past and present and one (bookerlee) started asking difficult questions, making us choose between 2 great games. We then somehow decided to choose games within franchises. Which lead us to Mario vs. Metroid, to see which series did better overall. I was asked to compile a list of 6, 3 games from each series. The rules were:

“Choose 3 Marios and 3 Metroids and assemble them in a top 6. You cannot pick 2 games from the same console, i.e, you cannot pick Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2. You can however pick Super Metroid and Super Mario World.”

My list looks like this.

1. Super Mario World
2. Super Metroid
3. Super Mario Galaxy 2
4. Super Mario 64
5. Metroid Fusion
6. Metroid Prime

Looks like I prefer my Mario Bros. games. Interestingly enough, Xavier found it hard to choose between such great games, he instead wrote the games he thought were the worst in both series. Let’s just say he gave no love for the recent Metroid: Other M and continues to non-canonize “Super Mario Bros. 2” or Super Mario USA, its original Japanese title. No love for Birdo. 😦

The other usual suspects didn’t have much to comment on the 2 franchises. Next we will choose 2 franchises that were more common within the group.