Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 2, Part 3) [Now You Can Vote]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out everything that’s happened listed here!

Now let’s finish off round 2!

 

Bout #9

 

Bikal

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Vs

 

Caway

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Bikal is a sexy vampire-looking lady whose skin-tight leotard thing leaves little to the imagination.

She can suck on me any time!

While Bikal is the dark side, Caway seems to be more on the side of light.

Caway is both fierce and sexy, just like Bikal!

 

Bout #10

 

Hop

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Vs

 

Cocotte

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Hop is part cat, but really just a purple human with a slammin’ body and cat accessories. I’m willing to bet she has all the accessories we need for a good time however.

 

Cocotte is also a purple humanoid with large breasts and a skin tight Pride Trooper uniform. She too most definitely has an incredible body with all the goods under it.

 

We have out final bout for round 2 up next! It’s time for another threesome!

 

Bout #11

 

Kefla

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Vs

 

Bulla

 

Vs

 

Valese

 

Kefla is the stunning fusion of Dragon Ball babes Caulifla and Kale, clearly bringing out the best features of both.

 

Bulla is the beautiful daughter of Bulma and Vegeta who seems to age far faster than normal people ought to. Though being half-Saiyan, I guess she isn’t exactly normal.

She also seems to be into women…

 

Valese is Goten’s sexy date. She’s a ditz, but she’s kind and beautiful. But only one of those traits matter in this tournament.

And yes, she is with Bulla in that one picture above. So bonus points!

 

That’s it for round 2! Make sure to vote for the hottest girls so you can see more of them in round 3!

 

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 2, Part 2) [Winners Revealed!]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out everything that’s happened listed here!

Now let’s get another dose of beautiful women!

Bout #5

 

Videl

Vs

Erasa

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Videl is the headstrong and physically very strong wife of Gohan. She is beautiful in Super, but her best looks are definitely when she’s a bratty teenager.

Videl is the original wearer of yoga pants, and looks incredible in them.

Erasa is Videl’s best friend and would probably bang Gohan if given the chance. That lucky son of a…

There’ no denying she’s gorgeous. It’s hard to not look good in that tube-top.

Now let’s see how close these two friends really are!

Gohan is lucky indeed.

 

Victor

Videl

 

Bout #6

 

Vados

Vs

Cocoa

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Vados is the beautiful yet conservative dresser of Universe 6. She’s infinitely powerful. Does she have the beauty to match?

Under her robes is certainly a perfect body, and it would be heavenly if only she shared it.

Cocoa is a beautiful actress who also would like to have Gohan in bed. Man, what is with this guy? He can get every hot chick around.

 

Victor

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Cocoa

 

Bout #7

Marcarita

 

Vs

 

Heles

 

Marcarita is the angel of Universe 11. She doesn’t say or show much in the show, as she is a minor character and is forced to wear the loose and large garb of the angels. But her body is probably quite angelic. Here’s some proof.

That’s a body worth traveling across universes for.

 

Heles is a god of destruction, and one obsessed with spreading love.

Works for me.

 

Victor

Heles

 

Bout #8

Caulifla

 

Vs

Kakunsa

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Caulifla is the fighting prodigy from Universe 6. She also believes shirts get in the way of her fighting it seems, which is never a bad thing.

She is tough and spunky, and would probably show you a crazy night.

Kakunsa is a much lesser character. She’s easily the most beautiful of the little love triangle of universe 2, and the only one who remains so after transforming. Her skin tight costume definitely helps with that.

 

Victor

Caulifla

 

That’s it for now. We’ve got one more part for round 2 coming your way soon!

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 2, Part 1) [Winners Revealed!]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out the first round listed here!

Now let’s check out some ladies!

Bout #1

Bulma

Vs

Launch (Blond)

Bulma is the richest woman in the Dragon Ball world? Is she also the hottest?

Dragon Ball, Z, or Super, you can count on Bulma to turn some heads.

Launch is very beautiful as well, though the blond one will likely kill you and steal everything you own. But it’d be worth it for a night with her…

So which of these strong-willed, tough-as-nails women is hotter?

Victor

Bulma

Bout #2

Panchy Brief

VS

Hasky

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Panchy’s looks never quit, as she hardly ages at all in all the years of Dragon Ball.

With her sexy tube-top, she’s always ready to serve up some food, or some lovin’! She’d probably do anything you asked just to make you happy, she’s that nice of a woman.

Hasky is a beautiful blond assassin and much younger than Panchy. Will this youth prevail?

Since she’s such a minor character, there isn’t much for me to show…

She’s like if Han Solo was a hot blond…

Victor

hasky 3

Hasky

Bout #3

Melee

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Vs

Chi Chi

Melee is a beautiful demon clad in a skin tight leotard thing. She’s a very minor character, so unfortunately there isn’t much to find for her…

Hell wouldn’t be so bad if you got to see her everyday. Though I suppose the torture would be she’d be standing just out of your reach.

Chi Chi may be all human, but she is as fierce as a demon, and also beautiful, but seems to be the only one in the show besides Krillin to age normally. Even so, she usually looks beautiful no matter what age.

Victor

Chi Chi

Bout #4

Annin

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VS

Android 18

Annin is a beautiful Goddess of sorts who will do whatever it takes to protect the furnace she watches over. She also seems like she’d be a good wife, despite the fact that she’ll outlive any husband. But at least her beauty will shine on forever!

18 is an android who, as far as I can tell, is a stunningly beautiful woman who is completely human with the exception of having pesky human limitations like getting tired, aging, and physical weakness. So in other words, she’s perfect.

Victor

Android 18

Things are starting to heat up! Be sure to look for Round 2, part 2!

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 1, Part 4) [Winners Revealed!]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out part 1, 2, and 3 to see which of the hottest Dragon Ball characters have advanced so far.

We’ve got the last batch of women appearing in this part! Who will make the cut?

 

Bout #20

Rylibeu Vs Cocotte

Two more fighters that met head to head in a tournament of power. Neither proved strong enough to survive that tournament, but are they hot enough to survive this one?

Rylibeu is some kind of butterfly woman with a cute face.

Cocotte is the only female member of the Pride Troopers, which means she gets to don a skin tight uniform, which for a woman with her figure, is a very good thing.

 

Victor

dragon ball cocotte bikini

Cocotte

 

Bout #21

Kefla VS Pan

Two women from part 3 are back, but this time as one person! That’s right, Kefla is the fusion of those sexy Saiyan sisters Kale and Caulifla. Not only is she super strong, but she’s absolutely gorgeous.

Pan is the daughter of Videl and Gohan, and probably a bit too young to be here. But since she’s pretty sexualized in GT and a main character, I figured it best not to leave her out. Plus age isn’t really a thing when you’re a drawn character.

 

Victor

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Kefla

 

Bout #22

Bulla Vs Leena

Bulla is even younger than Pan, yet she dresses like a hooker and looks older than Bulma did at the start of Dragon Ball so it’s okay. In case you didn’t notice, she inherited all of Bulma’s good looks, and probably Vegeta’s strength.

Leena is some princess being forced to marry some monster on a faraway planet. She isn’t all that good-looking, but she exposes a good amount of her belly, and that’s big points!

Victor

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Bulla

 

We’ve only got three more women left, so we’ve got a triple battle to finish off round 1!

Bout #23

Valese Vs Marron Vs Oceanus Shenron

Valese is Goten’s beautiful girlfriend who looks great in a slim yellow dress. Treat her to some ice cream and she’s a sure thing.

Marron is the daughter of Android 18 and Krillin and has inherited the looks of her mother, rather than her father, fortunately.

Oceanus Shenron is an evil dragon who would rather destroy the world than make your wishes come true. One wish comes to the forefront of our minds with her though. Too bad we’d be obliterated before even voicing it.

 

Victor

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Valese

 

 

And that is it for Round 1! The mass of women have been sifted through. Things should start to heat up in round 2!

 

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 1, Part 3) [Winners Revealed!]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out part 1 and part 2 to see which of the hottest Dragon Ball characters have advanced so far. Now let us find some more!

 

Bout #14

Heles Vs Yurin

Two beautiful women to start off part 3.

Heles is the only female god of destruction, and she looks the part well, showing off her amazing body.

Yurin is a student of Tien, and with some help from Master Roshi, is one of the sexiest martial artists of all time.

Victor

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Heles

 

Bout #15

Caulifla Vs Kale

These two are Saiyans from Universe 6, which still has women.

Caulifla’s eye catching attire and saucy attitude make her hard to miss.

Kale is much more shy and really only talks to Caulifla. She shows off a tiny bit of her abdomen, but her base form is far more attractive than when she goes Super crazy.

But when she gets her act together, she takes on another, prettier appearance.

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Caulifla and Kale are very close, so much so that they refer to each other as sisters. While it is more or less clear Caulifla understands this meaning, Kale seems to think sister means girlfriend or something like that. Which of course opens up many possibilities, such as…

 

Victor

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Caulifla

 

Bout #16

Ribrianne Vs Kakunsa

These two are part of a trio of beautiful warriors famous in Universe 2 for spreading love all over the place. They could spread their love all over here too, as long as they don’t transform.

 

Victor

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Kakunsa

 

Bout #17

Roasie Vs Bikal

Roasie is the final famous warrior from the trio mentioned in the previous bout. She’s got some sort of Velma vibe going on, but it works for her.

Bikal is a sexy flying demon-vampire thing by the looks of it. I wouldn’t mind spending an afterlife with her. In those tights, she is a woman to die for.

 

Victor

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Bout #18

Caway Vs Dercori

Two more hot participants from the Tournament of Power.

I dig Caway’s mystical garb. She wears it quite well.

Dercori has a somewhat similar get-up, but her weird wrinkly shoulders are hardly the eye-catcher’s Caway’s are. But she is able to stretch out her limbs, which could prove useful in some ways…

 

Victor

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Caway

 

Bout #19

Hop Vs Sorrel

This bout is for the furries…well sort of. While they resemble a cat and rabbit, they pretty much look like humans with off-color skin which they like to show off and have animal ears and tails. A bit odd that the cat girl is named Hop. How ironic.

 

Victor

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Hop

 

And that’s it for part 3! We’ve got one more string of bouts to conclude round 1 coming next week! See you then!

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 1, Part 2) [Winners Revealed]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out round 1 to see which of the hottest Dragon Ball characters advanced. Now let us go!

Bout #8

Maron Vs Android 18

Wow! What a match up and so sad that it takes place so early in the tournament, as these two are easily two of the hottest women in the entire series.

Maron is essentially a Bulma clone, but younger and with bigger boobs. She’s all beauty and no brains.

Android 18 is a human turned machine with a strong heart and sexy looks/personality.

Coincidentally they are both in to midgets. Clearly it pays to die half a dozen times. Your reward is ridiculously hot women who are willing to marry you.

 

Victor

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Android 18

 

Bout #9

Miss Piiza Vs Videl

Here are two more beautiful women. Miss Piiza is the sexily dressed girlfriend/mistress thing of Hercule Satan. Videl happens to be Hercule’s martial arts savvy and beautiful daughter. She looks really good in her tight shorts by the way.

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Victor

dragon ball videl belly

Videl

 

Bout #10

Erasa Vs Angela

Next up is two of Gohan’s classmates, both very beautiful and both would totally bang him. Angela even blackmails Gohan into going on a date with her. Based on looks alone, who should Gohan go for?

 

Victor

dragon ball erasa pants down

Erasa

 

Bout #11

West Supreme Kai Vs Vados

We’ve got some godly women now! Do their looks live up to their titles?

 

Victor

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Vados

 

Bout #12

Cocoa Vs Tights Brief

Next up is a beautiful actress who swindles her way into Gohan’s life, a little closer than Gohan would prefer perhaps, but if he was single, he’d be one lucky fellow.

And then there is the out-of-nowhere surprise big sister to Bulma, who looks like the younger version of her mother.

 

Victor

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Cocoa

 

Bout #13

Kusu Vs Marcarita

Two more angelic women, both in title and form.

And that’s it for part 2! We’ve still got plenty more women to go.

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Marcarita

And we have our winners! Check out part 3 to see who else will make it to round 2!

To All The “Passionate” Republicans and Democrats

To the Democrats…

It’s 2021 and the world is still here, despite all y’all being convinced it would not be when Trump got elected.

And to the Republicans… it’ll still be here at the end of Biden’s run.

And to the folks pushing to have Trump removed from office now rather than in like a week…good gravy, get a hobby or something.

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 1, Part 1) [Winners Revealed!]

It’s time for another Tournament of Hotties, and this time we’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series, (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Bout #1

Bulma Brief Vs Mai

Bulma is the beautiful blue-haired leading lady in the entire series, and is always dressed to impress. Her looks steal the show throughout the whole show save for GT. Dragon Ball and early Z more so than the others thanks to her sexy wardrobe!

Mai is also a pretty woman, but never shows herself off, too busy being a henchman or fighting to save her planet against a villainous superpower with only a rifle. So she’s got courage at any rate!

Victor

Bulma

Bulma Brief

Bout #2

Launch (Purple Hair) Vs Launch (Blond Hair)

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This is the same chick. The purple is an innocent, clueless sweetheart, the blond a psychotic criminal badass. She switches back and forth every time she sneezes. If you’re doing the bad thing to purple, you better hope she doesn’t sneeze, as blondie will kill you.

But the following photo proves if they were separate people, they’d get along just fine.

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Victor

dragon ball launch

Launch (Blond)

Bout #3

Ranfan Vs Panchy Brief

Ranfan is a martial artist who distracts her opponents with her good looks and hot bod. So if she takes of her clothes for you, chances are she just wants to kick you in the face.

Panchy Brief, on the other hand is sweet as pudding. As Bulma’s mother, it’s obvious she gave Bulma her good looks, but not quite sure where the blue hair came from. She’s always ready to prepare something sweet and delicious for you, so yeah…bonus…

Victor

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Panchy Brief

Bout #4

Hasky Vs Akana Kimidori

Hasky is a bounty hunter, which isn’t so great if she’s trying to kill you, but at least the last thing you ever see is a sexy blond.

Akana is actually from another comic book series created by the man who made Dragon Ball. She makes her appearance when Goku travels there in search of Dragon Balls. She’s pretty hot in a tank-top and shorts, so woo-hoo.

Victor

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Hasky

Bout #5

Colonel Violet Vs Melee

I’ve always heard most military women are pretty wild. Violet seems to be no exception.

Melee is a demon from Demon Land. Demons are always talked about in a negative and fearful way, but if they look and dress like her, they can’t be all that bad.

Victor

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Melee

Bout #6

Fanfan Vs Chi Chi

Fanfan is a woman Roshi and Shen used to fight over in the olden days. She looks an awful lot like Colonel Violet.

Chi Chi is the wife of Goku. She is very beautiful in this picture, and it’s definitely the prime of her life. This is when she’s 18-years-old or so at the end of Dragon Ball. Unfortunately she starts to decline almost immediately. She’s still good looking in early Z, but she seems to age faster than every other character, so by the end of Z, she’s quite old looking. ‘Tis a shame she never gets an adult version of her childhood attire.

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That’ll do…

Victor

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Chi Chi

Bout #7

Annin Vs Princess Snake

We’ve got two otherworldly deities competing here.

Annin watches over a furnace, likes to fight and eat noodles.

Snake likes to seduce people with hot green women and food and whatever else your heart desires, and then eats you. Both women kind of suck, but at least they’re nice to look at.

Victor

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That’s all for now! See you in part 2!

Everyone’s Hating On 2020, But It’s The Best Year In My Adult Life…

All I’ve heard people say the last three months is something along the lines of “God, I am so done with 2020, this has been the worst year.”

What I hear is, as soon as it turns 2021, all my problems are going to be erased.

That’s not true. Life doesn’t work like that I’m afraid.

But anywho, while most people have had a pretty awful year by the sounds of it, I really have to say that is not the case for me.

In March I got a six dollar raise and saw my favorite band of all time in concert for the first time.

Towards the end of March or early April the government shut down due to some infamous virus, which was literally the greatest thing ever.

Being an essential worker, I still went to work, and man was it awesome. My commute to work dropped from 65 minutes to 40. My commute home, depending on where I was working, dropped from 1 hour, 40 minutes, to 50 minutes.

Bam! I got an hour and a half of my life back overnight. Seriously, going on a major highway at rush hour where it used to be a slow-crawling parking lot, and then suddenly becoming empty save for a couple dozen cars is truly mind-blowing.

But what’s better than a shorter commute? Not commuting at all! From mid-April to mid-June, I was furloughed from my job, and it was easily the best two months of my life. My wife was furloughed at the same time, so we actually got to spend a lot of time with each other, and it was really nice. It opened my eyes to just how much work negatively impacts a marriage. We even, through a bit of luck, were able to take an unplanned, yet incredible two week vacation!

I really hated my job, so coming back from furlough was very difficult. Traffic was worse by then, but still not at the level it was pre-corona. But I didn’t have to suffer for much longer, for I got a new job that was pretty much everything I ever wanted in a job. Except the guy I worked with in this new job was a complete asshole, so they fired him in my sixth week, so that I became in charge almost immediately. Awesome!

My wife got into a very competitive school, and when she finishes, will hopefully get a very good job that she will love and pretty much triple her salary. She’s even got a 4.0 gpa so far!

The wife and I also managed to do a lot of work on the outside of our house that I never thought we would get done, and it’s such a relief to know that it’s finished now!

I tried out for a bassist position in a band that plays rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz and all that. Music I am not at all in to, and on an instrument I have never played seriously. I impressed the heck out of them and they allowed me to join their ranks, and it has been so fun learning bass guitar in a whole new way for music I never really considered playing.

And to top it all off, I finally was able to replace my barely-working 12 year old laptop!

So yeah, 2020, you might have given a lot of people a hard time, but I will always look back on you fondly!

The Top 10 Video Game Series Soundtracks

As a musician, music is an enormous part of my life. Even without an instrument, listening to music is one of my favorite things to do. As is playing video games. So it stands to reason that music in video games is something I love as well, and fortunately, many games have incredible music. And lots of times, the music in an entire series of video games has consistently amazing soundtracks.

So today, I am going to name what are likely my top 10 favorite series with the best music. Heck, I’ll even throw in my favorite track from each series.

#10

Metroid

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What initially fascinated me about the music in Metroid as a child was how atmospheric it all was. Not only does it nail the underground space theme, but also always felt foreboding and tense, and yet at the same time, flippin’ awesome. For instance, the boss music in pretty much every game is so intense and frightening. 

And the incredible part is every game manages to achieve this musical nirvana, and I can’t tell you how much that enhances the typically incredible gameplay.

My Favorite Track: “Ridley’s Lair”

What makes this track special, aside from being awesome, is it’s intensity and urgency. It takes place in the area before you finally confront the bastard who stole your Metroid pal. Samus pretty much gets fully powered-up in this area, so you get to run around annihilating the many enemies, while avoiding deadly lava all over the place, and traversing the tricky terrain by mainly Screw Attacking through everything.

This part is intense and a lot of fun, and the music increases every thing tenfold.

#9

WarCraft

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So I’m already kind of cheating on this one. The music is very good in this series, but not that much, with the exception of one game…or two I guess. And that is WarCraft II. Holy crap is that music good. It sounds fully orchestrated, but I don’t believe it is.

The music itself is very intense and powerful, and there are more than a few long tracks, perfect for building up your army to go slaughter another. This generally takes a long while, but I always find myself getting lost in the music, so that time seems to fly by while I mindlessly collect resources and build up my base.

Favorite Track: “Disco Song”

This isn’t technically a real song in the game. To get it to play, you have to enter a cheat, which might simply be “disco.” I can’t remember, it’s been like 20 years since I’ve played this game. But the music has stuck with me all these years!

#8

The Legend of Zelda

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Music has always been a key part in the Zelda series in some shape or form. Every game has an epic, powerful soundtrack filled with killer songs that fit perfectly into the world or area in which they are played over. Not to mention, the songs also portray some heavy emotion, thus amplifying the mood or scenario of whatever is going on at the time. 

Favorite Track: “Midna’s Lament”

This song is played at a tense and urgent, very bleak situation. The track is so beautiful, yet so solemn, reflecting not only the dire need to help out Midna, but also fits in perfectly with the Twilight setting and graphical appearance.

#7

Donkey Kong

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The Donkey Kong series always has amazing music, but none quite compare to the Donkey Kong Country series for Super Nintendo. To be even more specific, DKC2 has one of the most amazing soundtracks of all time. Each track in the series fits the area you are playing in, while also being so stinking good.

Favorite Track: “Kaptain K. Rool Theme”

In a long list of close second’s this one comes out on top. It’s one of the games that makes playing a very hard boss fun, cuz you’re too busy rocking to the music to pay attention to what you’re doing. I can hear all the sound effects in my head just from listening to this.

Fun fact- this song is stuck in my head about 2-3 hours a day.

#6

Mega Man X

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This whole series has pretty great music, but just like Donkey Kong, the trilogy on SNES takes the cake. There isn’t anything atmospheric or anything to these songs. They kind of relate to their levels however. There are a lot of Mavericks to kill in this series, and each of their stages has it’s own track, which is pretty amazing to think about.

Favorite Track: “Boomer Kuwanger”

 

It’s been a very long time since I’ve played these games, so most of the music eludes me today. I mean, it’s hard to keep track of several dozen songs after all, but this one has always stuck with me. It’s very powerful and emotional, and gets me so pumped.

#5

Castlevania

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Hoo boy, talk about a series with incredible music! The later games have eerie, atmospheric music, but back in the early days, the music was pretty much just awesome, intense chip tunes.

Favorite Track: “Bloody Tears”

In a long list of amazing tracks, this one just barely pulls ahead from the rest. It’s so good! Killing hordes of monsters to this tune never gets old!

#4

Mega Man

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This series has some great music, but all pales in comparison to the NES titles. They are like actual structured songs rather than just a 20 second chip tune repeated over and over.

Favorite Track: “Wily Stage 1-2”

Picking out a song for me was impossible for this series, mainly because I’ve only played each of these games pretty much once, and well over a decade ago. But this song is probably the most well known and for good reason…

This is the perfect song for storming your enemy’s base. It gets me so pumped on top of being a very well put-together song. The rhythms and leads are so fantastic. It’s like listening to a real band trapped inside the NES.

#3

Sonic The Hedgehog

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This entire series has fantastic music. It’s always so uplifting and catchy, and chances are there is some song from this series in my head. And while the Genesis games undoubtedly have the best overall, the incredible music has stuck around for pretty much every game since.

Favorite Track: “Live and Learn”

This is the song that plays during the epic final battle in Sonic Adventure 2. This song is so fantastic to be playing as a duo of shiny golden hedgehogs. The first time I ever fought the boss, I became so uplifted and empowered that I lost myself, feeling that I actually was Super Sonic. I beat the boss without getting hit a single time, and had no idea what I was doing the whole time. The music guided me through it.

I have played the boss like six times since, and can hardly beat him without dying now, let alone never getting hit. And what makes this worse, now I know what I’m doing. That first time was truly a bizarre and magical moment in my life.

#2

Kirby

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When I see people talk about the best video game music and all that, somehow no one ever seems to mention the Kirby series. Literally every single game delivers a jaw-dropping soundtrack. The songs are so technical and creative, and it’s almost more fun to listen to the music than play the actual games, which are almost all really, really fun.

Favorite Track: “King Dedede’s Theme”

It’s really tough to pick out the best of literally like over 100 amazing songs, but this one has to be my favorite. It’s so intense and gets you pumped to kick Dedede’s butt!

#1

Kingdom Hearts

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The Kingdom Hearts music takes video game music to places it’s never been before. Every song is carefully crafted and executed. The Disney songs capture the essence of those films, while being revamped to fit the situation or setting that they are played over.

The original tracks are simply beautiful, and filled with the powerful emotions that drive the series’ story.

Whether it’s battling enemies, characters having heart-to-hearts, or watching the sweet trademark opening videos to a Utada Hikaru song, there is an incredible track to go with it. In fact, I fell in love with this series the moment I turned the game on and the “Dearly Beloved” title theme started playing. If a song can grip you so fiercely in mere seconds that you become hopelessly devoted to an entire series, then the composer knows she’s done something right.

The fact that they made a rhythm game featuring most of the tracks from the series is truly a blessing to me.

Favorite Track: “Don’t Think Twice”

This song touches my very soul. It’s so powerful. It perfectly embodies all that the characters have gone through; defeats, heartaches, victories, connections, you can feel it all in these verses and music. And in a crazy convoluted series like this, that says a lot.

It basically says, “Yeah life has sucked for a long time, but everything is going to be okay.”

Simply hearing this song makes me want to play the entire series over again. And it would be worth it, just to hear this song at the end to wrap up the Xehanort arc.

 

So there you have it. Arguably my top 10 favorite music from series’ that I have played and loved most of my life with my favorite track from each one!