Crystallized Power

Alittle early because I couldn’t wait, but here’s the final of the lost “Bravery Saga” songs, the Boss Theme, which is basically an epic remix of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles‘ intro theme, Kaze No Ne (Sound of the Wind).

Kaze No Ne was the leitmotif for the series’ soundtrack, included in the songs I shared previously. The series’ intro song is an arrangement of that song as well (although I wasn’t too fond of that song). So, in the process of thinking of a boss tune, I took it upon myself to turn that originally rather peaceful tune into a boss theme. Quite the transformation, I’d say! But you know I love battle themes~

Crystallized Power (20 downloads)

 

The video wants to be watched as well, I fixed the animated bars a bit by putting them behind the logo, making them a little fatter and adjusting the color to better match the logo outlines. Should look a bit better now:

 

And that concludes this idea. Next Sunday I’ll upload the random medley I originally had in mind for the next upload.

Vile Revenge

Number 2 of the lost “Bravery Saga” songs is the Special Boss Theme, which is based on Vile’s Theme from Mega Man X8. Again it contains a bit of Kaze No Ne from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Also, the Intro is basically the Kanto Champion Battle Theme intro from the Pokémon games.

The original loop was rather short so I had to add quite a lot to it. What might stand out the most is that I added Vile’s Theme from Mega Man X3 into the mix as well.

Also, remember X vs Zero from this year’s Arch Rival Month? Part of the song was included there for Vile’s appearance as well.

Vile Revenge (59 downloads)

 

Don’t forget to watch the video too:

 

And that’s that. Next up is the actual Boss theme, I hope I’ll be done with that by Sunday.

Battle of the Brave

This wasn’t originally planned, but I kinda had this idea a few days ago. Since the animated series “Bravery Saga” got cancelled a while ago, I’ll turn the songs I made for this series into actual songs. There’s 3 songs affected, the Battle Theme, the Boss Battle Theme and the Special Boss Theme. For this series I included Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesKaze No Ne as some sort of leitmotif, this means that part of Kaze No Ne will appear in all of them to some extent.

We’ll start with the regular Battle Theme, which is based on Keroro RPG‘s regular battle themes. As a hint to the cancelled series the song was made for, I called the song Battle of the Brave.

Now don’t think that I just took the song and uploaded it. The original was a minute long loop. The difficulty was to turn that into an actual song. I added some new parts and tried to keep it fresh throughout the song. Of course a song also needs an ending, which is quite an important thing as well. So you see, there is quite some effort in that!

Battle of the Brave (63 downloads)

 

And here’s the video:

 

I just finished the Special Boss Battle Theme as well – a Mega Man X8 Vile Remix – which I’ll upload on Thursday (because that’s a holiday in my country). The Boss Theme, which is an epic Kaze No Ne remix, should be ready next Sunday.

The Forge of Evil

The return of the evil blacksmith: here’s The Forge of Evil [Blacksmith Edit]!

This is a remake of the song The Forge of Evil from 2011, featuring only songs from Super Mario RPG. Like the original, the Blacksmith Edit features Smithy Battle 1 & 2 as well as Beware the Forest’s Mushrooms (aka Forest Maze), BUT the Boss Theme has been replaced by an original part because I felt the boss tune kinda ruined the flow (although the more unrelated Forest Maze surprisingly doesn’t…).

Of course the whole mixing is entirely different (quite an upgrade I would say, but who am I to judge) and I also added some extra percussion to add to the flow. And now it’s about time you listened to it:

The Forge of Evil [Blacksmith Edit] (144 downloads)

 

And here’s the video, how do you like the new template?

 

This might be one of my favorite songs this year. As for the next one, it’s gonna be super random. I’m literally just throwing things together for that one…

Fysis Oikein Eidolon

Now here’s a song I started a good while ago and finally finished it: Fysis Oikein Eidolon!

It’s a remix of the F.O.E. battle theme in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth called…F.O.E. (surprise!). In Persona Q, the abbreviation stands for Fysis Oikein Eidolon, which is pseudo-Greek for “Holy shit, what the hell is that?” or something…I think~

I have to wonder why they invented a different name for that abbreviation in this game since it already stands for (depending on where you live) Formido Oppugnatura Exsequens or Foedus Obrepit Errabundus (actual Latin) in the Etrian Odyssey games…I guess the Persona people are just too hip to roll with the standards?

Fysis Oikein Eidolon (150 downloads)

 

As for the video, I took some time to change things up a bit. I wanted to keep it simple and yet I still hit a few obstacles along the way…but at least I think it looks better now~

 

Next up we have a remake of a song from 2011 that still seems to attract some attention (not a LOT…it’s not the Fire Emblem song, just so you know). I’m eager to hear what you think about it~

Night of the Skeleton

It’s the spookiest time of the year again, so brace yourself for this year’s Halloween Mix: Night of the Skeleton!

Aside from the ominous intro and some sound effects, the song is actually pretty upbeat. But that’s to be expected from funky songs such as Bonetrousle (Undertale), Spooky Scary Skeletons (by Andrew Gold) and Gruntilda’s Lair (Banjo Kazooie; you remember how Gruntilda was a skeleton in the sequel? that counts!). Add some Betus Blues (Super Meat Boy) and there you go. I always wanted to remix Betus Blues in some way, I like that song a lot.

Night of the Skeleton (302 downloads)

 

I’m making it a tradition that I’m super lazy for the Halloween video and basically only put the thumbnail. I guess I should at least tell you when which song plays:

0:00 ominous intro with Flowey laugh
0:06 Bonetrousle
1:18 Spooky Scary Skeletons
2:31 Betus Blues
3:30 Gruntilda’s Lair
4:02 Bonetrousle
4:50 Spooky Scary Skeletons

 

I’ll see you again in 2 weeks. Until then: Happy Spaghetti! (Happy Halloween!)

VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3

Everything went exactly as planned, so I was able to release VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3 today, as announced:

What the preview doesn’t show you, are the hidden bonus songs

  • no voice versions of Pit vs Dark Pit and Star Fox vs Star Wolf
  • Porky’s Solo
  • Faces of Evil (CD-i Link vs CD-i Ganon)

which you can’t (shouldn’t be able to) get any other way. All of the songs have been re-rendered in max quality as usual, because you only deserve the best. Except for Ness vs Porky (additional drums), there haven’t been any noteworthy changes to the songs this time.

As for the download, I bought you guys 1,000 free downloads, after that I’ll leave it at 1€ like all the other albums. The 200 free downloads I get every month are simply not enough, you see! In general I decided that I’ll leave single songs like Ultimate Elemental Being available for free and the rest is gonna be the minimum price, that seems to work nicely.

So, be fast and get that album while it’s still free! Experience shows that even 1,000 free downloads are gone rather quickly. Move!

Here’s the release video:

 

Next up is the next special…yes, you know what time it is: time for this year’s Halloween Mix! This year we have Night of the Skeleton, and let me spoil that much: it will have Bonetrousle.