Today it’s time to revisit one of my manliest remixes: What is a Man!
Judging by your comments, this mix from 2012 featuring several buff guys is relevant now – thanks to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There was just one flaw: Ken is not really in Smash as far as I know. So it was time for a remake! Let me list the songs:
Mute City [F-Zero]
Gerudo Valley [The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]
Ryu’s Theme [Street Fighter II]
Vampire Killer [Castlevania]
The song itself was adjusted rather heavily, so there was quite a bit of effort included although it was “just” a remake. This time there are two versions of the song, a normal version and one without the voices for the music purists:
You know, back when the Smash Bros. ballot was a thing (where apparently most people voted for Bayonetta for some reason), you know who I voted for? King K. Rool. So after the last Smash Bros. Direct, which revealed him to be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, I thought it was time to celebrate. Since I obviously haven’t made enough of these already, prepare yourself for another Donkey Kong medley…say Welcome Aboard King K. Rool!
Welcome Aboard is basically a King K. Rool battle medley going up to Donkey Kong Country 3 and optionally hinting at Donkey Kong 64, although it doesn’t include his battle theme from that game. To sum it up, the medley features:
Bad Boss Boogie – Donkey Kong Land (I know you’ve seen this one coming!)
Final Boss (Unused) – Donkey Kong Land (Bad Boss Boogie serves as the final boss theme in that game, although this tune sounds so cool…I wonder why it wasn’t included – maybe space restrictions?)
Gangplank Galleon – Donkey Kong Country (the main focus of the song)
Crocodile Cacophony – Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
Big Boss Blues – Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!
[Optional] DK Rap (?) – Donkey Kong 64
Seeing how many of these DK medleys I already made, one might think I was probably just waiting for an excuse to make another one. Well…you’re not wrong!
There are two versions of this song, one that features an altered version of the DK Rap (the King K. Rap?) and one that entirely skips that part. Just grab the one you like best – or both:
Here’s the obligatory video, it features the version with the altered DK Rap:
Still can’t believe they actually added King K. Rool to Smash…well, at least we now have a song to celebrate just that. It feels a bit rough around the edges at some parts (I started working on this mix two days ago…), might have to make some adjustments for the Best Of 2018 version.
By the way, there’s a poll running on my channel right now. There you can vote for the general theme of this year’s Halloween Mix! Vampires, zombies or demons? Make sure you make your vote count!
And one last thing: I was actually thinking about calling the song Welkome Aboard, but that just looked so weird to me~
As announced last week, this day marks the birth of Clad in Shadow Vol.2! A week late, but I hope it was worth the wait. Cue copy’n’paste explanation:
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.
Vol.2 starts with Shadow Slick, the shadow version of Doopliss’ Theme from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It was one of the first of the shadow songs I originally made for the Super Mario: Vanishing Existence series and you can still make out some parts the original had – although not many. This version features the Battle theme of Persona 2: Innocent Sin as well as the Battle and Boss themes of Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. Also some lightning and spooky sound effects – looks like Halloween is early this year~