Gaming in Stereo: The Sounds of Heroes

 

I apol­o­gize for skip­ping this seg­ment last week, with the sig­nif­i­cant other in and out of the hos­pi­tal, it was a busy week. Now, since all is well, I have 4 remixed tracks for your lis­ten­ing plea­sure. Over­Clocked Remix has replaced iTunes or Zune (Xbox Music) as my go to for music, per­son­ally. My phone and MP3 player are filled with tracks from OC Remix and 8 out of 10 times, that is what is being played when I travel down the street or from state to state. Though this music maybe just remixed tunes from video games, these are typ­i­cally labors of love. No one is get­ting paid, there are no man­u­fac­tured tracks; it’s music for the love of music, and I respect that. The three main tracks are from a OC Remix album from 2011 high­light­ing tracks between famous heroes and vil­lains dubbed sim­ply “Heroes vs. Vil­lains”. Now, the bonus track is not from OC Remix, it is by Plasma3Music, the same one that made the awe­some “To Galaxy” remix I fea­tured two weeks ago. His track was the one I was look­ing for when I stum­bled upon his Halo 4 ren­di­tion, and I am finally shar­ing it this week. Now on to the music!

 

 

The Bounty of a Brain — Big Giant Cir­cles — Super Metroid

This track is just fan­tas­tic. Now that’s out of my sys­tem, the begin­ning of this track is eerie and haunt­ing just like the dilap­i­dated open­ing to the game. At the (1:13) mark kicks in the Cap­com like gui­tar that pro­pels this track into atmos­phere. The mid­dle of this track seems more fit­ting of a Cap­com fighter, though towards the end it reverts to the lone­li­ness of the Metroid titles. At (3:25) the haunt­ing open­ing music reverts back and ends with the cry of the baby metroid. This track would fit right at home in the next Smash Bros. title if Nin­tendo would be up for putting OC tracks in the mix. I have sev­eral Metroid tracks, but this if by far one of my favorite. At the (2:41) mark it sounds like I should be sit­ting at a menu for a recent Street Fighter release, but I’m not. I think that is why I love this track so much, it incor­po­rates many of the great Super Metroid themes and adds a recent Cap­com vibe to it. Enjoy this great hunt for Mother Brain.

 

Go Ninja, Go — bLiNd — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I am a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tle fan. I grew up dur­ing their pop­u­lar­ity dur­ing the late 80’s and early 90’s, I had so may action fig­ures it was ridicu­lous, and I still see Tur­tles in Time as the best brawler of all time. I love the first movie for its more faith­ful comic rep­re­sen­ta­tion than it’s campy sequels and still think the first NES title has some of the best Foot brawl­ing music in a TMNT game to date. This remix, is a look at the title screen music from the NES clas­sic Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles. The remix starts out soft with a good drum beat and synth notes, at the (0:43) the rip­ping gui­tar takes hold of the clas­sic menu music. The pul­sat­ing drums and gui­tar take a break around the (1:39) mark to make way for the sur­real synth, while the gui­tar picks back up for a reprise at (2:11) to bring the melody back into play. This track is a great ode to one of the NES greats, even though the game is still tougher than nails.

 

Ryu (Street Fighter) — zir­con, Joshua Morse — Street Fighter II: The World Warrior

I am always on the look out for new Street Fighter mixes and came across this one while check­ing out the Heroes vs. Vil­lains album. It has smooth jazz themes, a great beat, and fea­tures a koto (a Japan­ese instru­ment). This is Street Fighter at its smoothest, but yet feels like it could fit. Most of the mod­ern Street Fight­ers have a very elec­tronic vibe to the music, but this could mesh very well. The more uptempo beat could set the rhythm well for bouts. I could even see myself cruis­ing along the coast line with this play­ing an not feel out of place, it’s just such a great song to kick back to. Enjoy.

 

Bonus Track:

Duck­Tales Remas­tered — Moon Theme — Plasma3Music

Now this is not the offi­cial track that will be in Duck­Tales Remas­tered but a take on the theme since the game was announced. Plasma3Music has cap­tured a huge orches­tra sound for the clas­sic 8-bit tune and knocks it out of the park. When I first heard this remix on his YouTube page, then as fast as pos­si­ble headed to his Sound­cloud page, down­loaded it, and hit repeat for the next cou­ple of hours. If you have ever lis­tened to 8-bit tracks, you know that Duck­Tales “Moon theme” is one of the clas­sics. This remix takes out almost all the elec­tronic com­po­nents and replaces them with pianos, horns, and strings for an effect that is epic in scale. Cap­com should have got in touch with him to fea­ture the music in the remas­tered game, but we will see how the game turns out here in just a week when the game hits on August 13th.

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Posted On
Aug 06, 2013
Posted By
karan
Posted On
Aug 05, 2013
Posted By
Dianaq

Great music! Loved all the tracks! Thanks!

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