Released in Europe way back in July 2003, Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire were set in the island region of Hoenn, the most water covered of any Pokemon region to date. Surf was put through its paces let me tell you that. The region itself was based on a real-world location, with the composers Junichi Masuda, Gō Ichinose and Morikazu Aoki taking much of their inspiration from the Japanese island of Kyushu. Over ten years after the games’ original launch, the new Super Music Collection includes beautifully adapted and orchestrated versions of their music that made the region come to life.
The Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire Super Music Collection is available now on iTunes for $16.99. So don’t Slack Off, head on over and buy some classic tunes from your Gen III journey. Keep an eye out through the year as Diamond and Pearl, Black and White, along with Black 2 and White 2 will also see a Super Music Collection release. But whatever happens: There’s no place like Hoenn.