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OCR03545 - *YES* Castlevania: Dracula X & Castlevania 2 (GB/NES) "The Bloodline Bounce"

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Gario, here! I feel like I need to abuse my privilege for a bit, so suffer listening to my arrangement from the Castlevania compo at the beginning of this year. It's an arrangement of Beginning from CV3 and some plant area... thing from Castlevania 2 for the gameboy. I put in some Bloody Tears (Castlevania 2, NES) for good measure, as well. The original ReMix had issues having a very dull sound (no highs, lacking lows), and the organ tended to sound like a square wave, so I beefed the high end and gave the organ more space in the arrangement, and it sounds pretty awesome, now. It's pretty bouncy, by the way.

After giving it a pass in the WIP boards, I figure it's ready for submission. Have fun with it!

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(Note: I linked the Castlevania X version of 'Beginning' - it's the version I pulled most from, because it's just a better version...)

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Cool to hear this theme done in a such a bouncy style. Good use of the CV 2 GB and NES themes as the introductions to the Dracula X version of "Beginning." The textures were a bit busy for me personally, but the mixing was solid and the elements all sounded sharp. Won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I drink transformative tea. :-)

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This was one of my favorites from the compo, although regarding that version, I did indeed have the same reservations about it that Gario called himself out on and fixed here.

I agree with Larry that it's a smidge busy at times (0:38 is an especially cluttered second or so), but as he said, everything is crisp and you can make everything out clearly.

Lots of fun, good use of the themes, classic Gario goodness.

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Alright this one has been sitting around here for quite some time, we should get some votes in.  I think this is classic Gario here, with plenty of embellishments added to the melodies, as well as splicing into more complex lead patterns.  I think the track gets a bit messy in its more busy sections, somewhat heavy on the highs in those as well, but overall this is a solid remix.  It's not that easy to bring new things to tracks that have been remixed by everybody on the internet, but I think Gario does a good job at that here.

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Creative use of synths to really make this track bounce and pop. I enjoyed listening through, and while I did feel like it got a little busy at times, I found it to not be too much of an issue on headphones. Melodies remain clear and forefront, which is always a good thing. Nice work, good sir!

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