X vs Zero

The second entry of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3 is here, get ready for some Mega Man action!

X vs Zero is one of the more synth-rocky entries of this ‘month’. I admit that’s not really my forte, but if I changed the original tunes to my usual style they would have lost their charm (and energy). Also switching it up a little helps keeping things fresh…right?

It’s pretty convenient that there exists a fitting theme for their match-up already, and what do you know, it’s called X vs Zero (Mega Man X5). I tried to make this the heart of this song, knowing that I already failed countless times in the past trying to remix this tune. The other themes tell a little story:

After their battle began, the major villain of the X series makes an appearance in the form of Sigma, musically represented by Zero Virus Stage 2 (Mega Man X5). This is one of the stage tunes that lead to the battle between X and Zero. What comes after that is a little flash back: Vile appears (represented by Vile’s Theme from Mega Man X8, ’cause that one rocks), the guy who showed X his place in Mega Man X’s intro stage. Who saved him back then? That’s right, Zero. So Vile is defeated and the fanfare plays the intro of Zero’s Theme (Mega Man X3, PlayStation version), before they can finally go back to see who the stronger fighter is.

This entry is also kind of a continuation of Mega Man vs Dr. Wily which we had in the last installment, since Zero was created by Dr. Wily and X is…well, Mega Man, basically. Although I have to admit, their relationship is QUITE different.

So yeah, cool story bro and such, but now we’ll see if this is really as cool as it sounds. Now don’t get your hopes up too high, ’cause it’s probably not. But I still hope you can enjoy it by keeping in mind the little story behind it.

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X vs Zero (52 downloads)

 

The video kind of visualizes what I was talking about, so you might want to check that out as well:

 

Next up we finally have the first Touhou rivalry. Truly an immortal rivalry. (get the hint?)

Pit vs Dark Pit

At last: VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3 is here!

We start everything off with Pit vs Dark Pit. I know some of you requested something like that!

Obviously the song features some Dark Pit, specifically the Dark Pit Flight Theme (Kid Icarus: Uprising) as well as the Title Theme from Kid Icarus and Underworld from the same game to let Pit shine a bit.

I tried to focus on these tunes and match them together in a more or less creative way. It was a little more difficult than expected since Dark Pit’s tune is much slower than the other tunes. And quite different in general…but it’s cool!

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Pit vs Dark Pit (113 downloads)

 

Check out the video as well:

 

So next up is some Mega Man action with…lots of rivals actually!

VG Arch Rival Vol. 3 Announcement

You read it!

And I actually wanted to already post the first song today, but it turned out to be even more difficult than expected. I do have a few minutes down already, but I’m not quite satisfied with it. Might need some re-writing and such…

…what am I talking about you ask? Well, this:

The first song of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3 (Archrival Month 3) is Pit vs Dark Pit. It’s gonna have some Kid Icarus Title Theme, probably Underworld (I’m working on that part) and of course Dark Pit’s Theme.

So I hope you’re a bit excited! If you want to know what else awaits you this time, keep reading. Otherwise…

 

 

*******SPOILER ALERT******

 

 

1 – Pit vs Dark Pit
2 – X vs Zero vs ???
3 – Kaguya vs Mokou
4 – Ness vs Porky
5 – Star Fox vs Star Wolf
Extra: ??? vs ???

Cave of Raves

A rave inside a cave? What is this sorcery!?

Caves are basically asking for an exploration. So for this mix I I included the soothing Underground Theme from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island as well as Brinstar Overgrown with Vegetation Area from Super Metroid. Now get in the rave inside the cave~

…I’ll be quiet now..

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Cave of Raves (170 downloads)

 

Let’s do this:

 

Have enough of raves? What about rivals? It’s about time we start with VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3! Not sure if I make an announcement video first or start right away…we’ll see! But expect it soon~

Clad In Shadow – Shadow Dial

It’s time for the third song of Clad in Shadow!

In this project, tunes get a ‘Shadow‘ version by mixing them with a Persona Battle Theme. They will usually have a darker feeling to them as well. Exceptions prove the rule though.

Now we go back with another Touhou song and ‘shadowize’ Sakuya’s Theme Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial from The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. Again you might recall Shadow Dial which I originally made for the Super Mario: Vanishing Existence series, but…this sounds nothing like it. So this is the freshest Shadow song so far if you want to put it that way. Shadow Dial actually features the battle themes of BOTH Persona 2 games (Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment). The other songs so far only featured the Innocent Sin battle tune.

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Clad in Shadow - Shadow Dial (252 downloads)

 

And here’s the video, the red glowing eyes in the beginning are a thing now:

 

And that’s that! This was actually not on the schedule…so who knows what happens next~

Eltale Battle

Still slacking off like a pro, but I got something done eventually.

There was a surprising amount of positive feedback for the Quest 64/Eltale Monsters/Holy Magic Century Battle Theme part of the RPG battle medley (Time to Battle) we had a few weeks ago. So while I’m looking for songs to remake anyway…why not tackle that.

Long time fans MIGHT remember Battle of the Holy Magic Century, a remix of (you guessed it) the Battle Theme from Quest 64. Or maybe you know the better version from Wrath of the Underlings Vol. 2. Now, calling Eltale Battle a remake of that wouldn’t be quite right as I certainly changed a lot. Hence the name, it’s its own thing now~

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Eltale Battle (171 downloads)

 

Here we go:

 

And that’s that. Maybe something more popular next time…?

Monster King

Today we’re paying tribute to the king of monsters, Godzilla. But what’s that…! A challenger appeared! Now let us find out who’s most worthy of the title Monster King!

To sum it up, this song is a fast, rocky remix of the Godzilla Main Theme and Dark Bowser from Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story.

The song was actually made one or two (or more?) years ago, but I never really uploaded it, because…because. I tried to turn this one into a more or less electro-rock arrangement and used my magic to include the Bowser tune as well. The only thing left to do was fixing some parts of the song and finalizing it. You’ll still notice that it’s a bit older though…

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Monster King (533 downloads)

 

Aaaaaaaaaand here’s the video:

 

So, digging up old stuff instead of making new songs, eh? Well, you know, Fire Emblem Fates just came out here…

Also some of you might have noticed already, FictionalCanvas (formerly known as VanishingSVST) made a new icon:

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And it looks super cool. It replaces/will replace the old one showing Joe in his Touhou-reference outfit playing on his keyboard. Because I don’t do that. Usually. Instead, Joe now has those fancy gauntlets. And the hair now forms a musical note. Like a pro~

In case you’re still reading, Imma tell you what I’m currently working on (when not working or playing FE Fates): Quite a few remakes of really cool, but rather old songs, like Song of Gods and Echoes from the Past. Also, a Hyperdimension Neptunia Battle Medley kind of thing and a Persona Q remix. Certainly stuff to look forward to, I’d say!