So The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has recently been released for the Nintendo Switch. To celebrate, I present: Thu’um like Thunder!
This remix features the Age of Oppression/Aggression (depending on which side you’re on, but they sound the same aside from the lyrics), Dragonborn and…the Song of Storms from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! After all, the Dragonborn can learn the shout “Strun Bah Qo” which means something like “Storm Call“. Just don’t forget to use “Lok Vah Koor” afterwards, to clearthe skiesagain (…not entirely sure if this actually works in-game though)!
Also Skyrim on the Switch features some Legend of Zelda outfits. I guess that’s the more direct reference~
Well, would you look at the time! It’s time for this year’s Halloween Mix, Night of the Spider!
The expectations for these Halloween mixes seem to get higher every year, slowly I’m getting afraid of not being able to deliver. Especially with this messed up uploading schedule lately…oh well!
So this year’s theme is spiders. and I just recently noticed that there WOULD have been a lot of themes to choose from. But my goal was basically including Muffet’s Theme, Spider Dance (Undertale) and Yamame’s Theme, Lost Place (Touhou 11: SA). Which was difficult enough, since both tunes may be similarly upbeat, but their pace is quite different. So getting from Spider Dance to Lost Place smoothly proved to be quite the challenge – that is in fact usually the main challenge I’m facing when trying to throw different tunes together.
Another tune I also really wanted to include was the Boss Theme from Plok and I was even able to include the laughing effects somehow. One of the bosses is a spider – so it even fits thematically! Personally I can already say: mission accomplished.
The other themes were included on the fly and help transition to Lost Place. You might notice the song keeps getting faster until the Temple Theme, where we finally reach the required speed to let Lost Place sound like it should. And Woodman (Mega Man 2) finally turns the song into a meme. Which is nice >: ]
A few days late for our usual schedule, but just in time for the release of Super Mario Odyssey, here’s Super Mario Super Fun!
As you might have guessed (unless you’ve heard the preview last Sunday, then you should know), it’s a Super Mario Medley. The tunes featured are mostly songs I always wanted to include somewhere. Now I can check all of those off the list~
There is some connection, as most of them are from either Mario Party or a Mario Sports game (interestingly enough all of them from the 64 era…coincidence?):
Overworld – Super Mario World
Sudden Death (Dormie) – Mario Golf (64)
Starman – uh…just pick any main Mario game
Rainbow Road – Mario Kart 64
Faster Than All – Mario Party
Move to the Mambo – Mario Party
Game Point – Mario Tennis (64)
Jump Up, Super Star – Super Mario Odyssey
Yes, I was somehow able to include Jump Up, Super Star. I just hope I did an ok job…here’s the song:
Because I know that some of my followers prefer instrumental songs, I tailored together an instrumental version of Waves of Eternity. It’s shorter than the other version, because without the singing, there’s not that much happening~
It still features the same songs, Together We Ride, the Fire Emblem Main Theme and Lost in Thoughts All Alone from Fire Emblem Fates. Here we go:
Not much happening in the video this time, but anyway:
I still plan on finishing a Super Mario Remix until next Sunday. I just didn’t feel so well the last few days and thus didn’t have the motivation to start on the new song yet, but I still hope I can get it done in time!
It took me a bit longer than expected, but at last I can present a new song: Waves of Eternity!
Fire Emblem Warriors is coming out soon, so I thought it would be a good occasion to make another FE remix. Personally I’m not too excited for the game, because I don’t really know what to expect from a game where Hinoka sounds like Diddy Kong…
…not to be disrespectful to the VA of course! I’m just saying~
Waves of Eternity features Together We Ride, the Fire Emblem Main Theme and Lost in Thoughts All Alone from Fire Emblem Fates. Now the special thing about the song is that it actually features Azura’s lovely singing voice, the more or less complete vocals of the latter (more or less because it doesn’t feature Shigure’s part and I left out a line of the bridge).
At this point I have to lower your expectations a bit. The vocals actually aren’t entirely ‘clean’ but in fact just the normal song where the instrumental version has been subtracted. It’s an interesting technique that you can use with the right tools and if you have the instrumental version available. But it usually leaves a fair amount of background noise. In this case it worked fairly well, so I wanted to give it a shot.
Working with vocals in general is rather difficult for me, so I hope I did an OK job. I think the vocals can be heard clearly – except for some sounds that can’t really be heard for some reason – the instruments and beat aren’t too overpowering and Together We Ride and the accordion add some spice to the mix – in my opinion at least. So let’s hear it:
And here’s the video, the song sounds a bit weird to me on YouTube, but at least it features on-screen lyrics:
I’m thinking of making an instrumental version (at least for the Best of 2017 album), but it would be much shorter, since there isn’t nearly as much to show without the vocals. I gotta admit, the song turned out pretty long anyway…
Next up is a Super Mario remix. Super Mario Odyssey is coming out soon after all! And after that it’s finally time for this year’s Halloween mix~
At last, while we’re still in a Metroid mood: here’s the promised Soulless Enemies remake!
Soulless Enemies was a Metroid Medley I made back in 2011, which featured mainly Boss Themes. However, I was able to sneak in some of my favorite non-battle tunes as well: the Echoes Main Theme and Lower Norfair.
This time, I COULD even think of an excuse to include them: the Echoes Main Theme represents the Ing and part of that tune plays during the second phase of the Emperor Ing Boss Fight, while in Metroid: Samus Returns, Lower Norfair plays in all hot places, even replacing the Metroid Boss Theme if the battle takes place in such an area.
Anyway, what’s new? The sound is more, uh, developed? It’s definitely up to par now. More importantly: it now features the Noxus Battle Theme and the epic Rundas Battle Theme – now if that doesn’t make it much better, then I don’t know what will! Here’s the song list in order:
Vs. Ridley [Super Metroid]
Samus Appears [Metroid]
Rundas Battle [Metroid Prime 3: Corruption]
Vs. Hive Totem [Metroid Prime]
Omega Ridley [Metroid Prime 3: Corruption]
Vs. Emperor Ing B [Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]
Echoes Main Theme [Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]
Gandrayda Battle [Metroid Prime 3: Corruption]
Vs. Sylux [Metroid Prime: Hunters]
Kraid’s Lair [Metroid]
Rundas Battle (again)
Vs. Noxus [Metroid Prime: Hunters]
Lower Norfair [Super Metroid]
Get Item Jingle/Item Acquisition Fanfare [Metroid]
And here’s the video. Since I experienced some technical difficulties during rendering I wasn’t able to add the Joe icon with the moving bars, instead you get pictures of the enemies fought – and in non-Boss themes cool Zero Suit Samus pictures. You have no idea how many pics I had to click through to find pics where she didn’t look TOO sexy:
And that’s enough Metroid for now. Go and play Samus Returns if you haven’t already – in my opinion that game turned out absolutely amazing~
I’m thinking of doing either a Zelda or Fire Emblem song next, but we’ll see about that. You’ve noticed how reliable these announcements can be…
Usually I’m no good with timing, but I THINK this one came out just right. The Metroid II Remake for the Nintendo 3DS is coming out this Friday, so we celebrate with the Metroid medley A Hunter’s Journey~
It’s STILL not the Soulless Enemies remake I promised, but instead a new song (that remake will come eventually though). It features mainly my favorite area tunes plus the main overworld theme from Metroid II: Return of Samus, Surface of SR388. The other themes are: Brinstar Vegetation Area, Lower Norfair (both Super Metroid), Tallon IV Overworld 2 (Metroid Prime) and a bit of the Echoes Main Theme (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, you know I love that tune~).
So, how much longer until the Halloween special? …uh, it’s still September…well, time to think of something then! I heard it was Hatsune Miku’s birthday a few days ago, maybe…idk. Or maybe the Soulless Enemies remake while everyone is still in a Metroid mood? Difficult decisions!