Well, to carry on this month's theme of wintery video game music, I have for you today . . .
"Silver Snow Story" from Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Composed by Nintendo
Yes, I know I recently picked a Kirby song, but I couldn't not showcase this song to you guys. I just love the cheery vibe to the song. Every instrument in this song somehow manages to sound chilly. And the violin! That's my favorite part of the track. I feel like this song is referencing another Kirby tune, but I can't place it . . . Anyone got any ideas?
Okay, so I was actually looking for the picture included down below, and I had to look up on the Kirby wiki which stage that was. I found out that it was the fourth stage in Old Odyssey (the third world of the game, if you care to know). In the trivia section, it mentioned how the music in that stage was a remix of "Peanut Plains" from Kirby Super Star.
Why did I include this random fact? Well, the first Kirby game I ever played was Kirby Super Star Ultra. "Peanut Plains" would've been one of the first Kirby songs I heard, so my nostalgia was subconsciously activated when I heard this tune. Which, by the way, just got ten times better! Seriously, finding this out is kinda mind-blowing for me, and makes me love the game even more.
If you own any system in the 3DS family, you have got to play Triple Deluxe! With a similar art style to Kirby's Return to Dream (which is my all-time favorite installment in the franchise for numerous reasons), this title is just pure fun. I have never played a Kirby game that I haven't enjoyed. Everything in this game--from the style to the music to the world/level design to the characters--screams perfect.
One of the coolest things about the game is the background elements. Take a look at the level this music plays in:
As you can see, the levels have foreground and background, which adds a new element to puzzles and fighting bad guys, who can switch between the two. Just the fact that this game has literal depth is pretty great.
I'll stop rambling now. What're your thoughts on the music? Which Kirby game was your first? And if you haven't played one, I feel truly sorry for you. You're missing out on a great life experience.