There are some questions that arise rather frequently. There are questions I don’t want to answer every time they’re asked.
The solution: An FAQ. I usually answer questions I get via message or contact form, but lots of comments on YouTube stay unanswered. If you are among those people who asked a question and never got a reply, maybe you’ll find your answer here.
That’s all I wanted to cover today, the next song should be ready next Sunday. Expect a remake of this song.
And we start off the year with nothing less than a Metroid remix starring Ridley and Serris (Metroid Fusion). You might remember part of the song as VS Xeno Ridley from the animated series Super Mario: Vanishing Existence by FictionalCanvas (previously VanishingSVST), but the full song also features Weavel from Metroid Prime Hunters.
Once again the year is ending, so it’s the right time to look back. We usually do this with a Best of album.
It features most songs of 2016 which aren’t already on another album (like the Arch Rival songs). Monster King had to be left out because the project file got kinda screwed up, so sorry about that. All other songs have been re-rendered for maximum quality and are available on bandcamp in different formats.
Some songs have been slightly altered for the album version, let me quickly list them here:
Frozen Warrior: Sylux part replaced by Noxus theme. Now the mix only features the ice-related hunters.
Eggcellent: All but one voice-effect (‘Time for a change of pace!’, because it really fits) removed, added some hits to the Sonic 3 Boss part to make up for that.
Kremling Boss: Added more power to the second transition to Gangplank Galleon to make it sound as powerful as the first.
Time to Battle: Added some oomph to You Will Know Our Names at the end by adding backing strings.
Eltale Battle: Significantly reduced ear rape and unnecessary hits to make the song more enjoyable.
Cave of Raves: Changed lead sounds for the Yoshi’s Island Cave parts so it would mix a little bit better.
Night of the Skeleton: Added an extra Grunty laugh, extended the ending with an extra powerful, pitch-upped repeat of Spooky Scary Skeletons. Added some 8-bit drums during build-up organ parts for Spooky Scary Skeletons. Added more intensity to the Betus Blues part.
Now enough chitchat, here’s where you can get the album, it will be available for free for a limited amount of time (just type 0,00 when asked for the price):
And of course, here’s the video:
And that concludes 2016 for me. I wish you all a Happy New Year and I’ll see you again in 2 weeks!
Are you ready for this year’s grand finale? Brace yourself for Funky’s Rap!
For the final mix of the Year of the Monkey I thought of something special: A DK series medley with the infamous DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64! Although I left out the intro verse and one line in Chunky’s part because they just didn’t want to fit, but other than that I think everything works rather well…I think? I don’t work much with vocals you know…
To top it off, there’s an instrumental version without the vocals as well (Funky’s Medley) for people who just enjoy the medley itself.
The medley features lots of DK tunes, at least one of them should be expected by now:
Funky’s Flights (Donkey Kong Country)
Funky The Main Monkey (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest)
Bad Boss Boogie (Donkey Kong Land)
Candy’s Theme (Donkey Kong Jungle Climber)
Bad Boss Boogie (Donkey Kong Country)
Mining Melancholy (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest)
Boss Boogie (Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!)
Now let me tell you a little story. It’s called: How the King Saved Christmas.
Once upon a time, there was a place called Freezeezy Peak. It was known for its vast amount of snow, which made it a nice place for a holiday trip during Christmas. Many families with their kids would go there and celebrate with each other in this true winter wonderland. There would be singing, children playing in the snow, building snowmen…and snowball fights of course!
But one Christmas season, everything changed. It was a harsh winter. It was cold and stormy. But there was no snow. Freezeezy Peak looked very pale, there were no snowmen, just patches of green and brown. The first families who arrived were shocked to see the usual winter wonderland in such a state. There was no Christmas spirit this season.
During this time, King Dedede was on a trip through the land that he believed was his own. When he visited Freezeezy Peak and saw the state it was in, he knew that he had to do something. Not far from the village where the families lived during their holiday, there was a large, frozen lake. It was said that Freezeezy Peak’s guardian spirit would live there.
Not sure what would await him, the king decided to look for the guardian spirit and ask for help. On his way, he stumbled across several frozen frogs near the lake. Not having any better leads, he decided to follow this trail of frozen frogs, hoping it would lead him in the right direction.
Only a short walk later he found a young girl standing by the lake, holding a frozen frog in her hand. She wore a blue dress and a large blue ribbon in her blue hair. Behind her back, six icicles were floating, making it look like wings. It turns out the king found the guardian spirit after all.
The girl he found is an ice fairy called Cirno, the locals call her the Beloved Tomboyish Girl. King Dedede told her about the state of Freezeezy Peak and asked her if she could help. As if in shock, the fairy suddenly dropped the frozen frog and shouted “It’s Christmas already?! I-I got to hurry!!!” After saying that, she vanished in the village’s direction.
The King decided to head back to the village as well. By the time he returned, it was snowing. Slowly but steadily, the place turned into the winter wonderland it used to be. And just like the snow, joy and happiness returned. There was laughter everywhere, the young ones built a gigantic snowman while the older ones told stories about Christmas in the old days. Just how it used to be in the previous years.
Satisfied, the king continued his journey through the land that he believed was his own. Since that day, every Christmas in Freezeezy Peak, the people would come together and sing a carol called How the King Saved Christmas, forever remembering the actions of the king and the fairy.
As promised, you’ll get a super random medley today: Sonic Boom!
The title would suggest it’s a Sonic medley (and indeed, it features 3 classic Sonic tunes), but it actually started as a remix of Guile’s Theme. You know how his main attack is called Sonic Boom? Yeah, people tend to forget about that!
While working on it I threw more and more other tunes in the mix and this monstrosity is the result. Let me list the songs for you:
A little 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~
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.