ReMix: Gradius "X" 0:58

By Memblers

Arranging the music of one song...

"Challenger 1985 (First Stage - Volcano BGM)"

Primary Game: Gradius (Konami, 1986, NES), music by Miki Higashino

Posted 2000-03-20, evaluated by djpretzel


This interesting take on the Gradius 1st stage tunage features a cool sitar sound and a nice synth bass . . a short but sweet tribute to a game that had some great music . . .

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Tables
on 2015-05-20 11:18:26

Oh my god.

The only reason this is sort of good is that the original tune is catchy. And there are at least a few other, arguably better ways to consume that particular brand of coffee.

A sitar-y version of this theme would be neat. But not a one minute midi with no actual ending

C'est la vie. Better luck next time!

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Crulex
on 2011-10-26 10:39:39

Um, no. Sorry, just no. Way too short, way too MIDI, and there is really nothing saving this ReMix other than the fact that it's funny to listen to.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-12-27 10:14:06

Hahahahahahahahaha. That ending. Yes! YES!

This has to, HAS TO, persevere through any and all lockdowns. I will not hear a word against this mix. We must strive to keep this mix on the site forever.

This mix is so overshadowed by djpretzel's take on the same tune that was released not too long afterwards. If this one wasn't whipped up in under an hour, it will be just plain embarassing.

Who's with me? Let's campaign to keep X on the site! Why? For as good a reason as any. It belongs here because it doesn't belong here. I hope that is well understood.

Judges, Vote Yes for X next lockdown. Appease to it's one semi-fan.

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ella guro
on 2009-12-04 23:48:24

Sounds like he did this in a tracker. It definitely has a really noticeable tracker sound to it (crud samples without any of the neat tracker fx used).

Yeah, there's really not much here. His castlevania mix had some interesting parts, but there isn't much of note to talk about with this one.

I guess my review is gonna be as short and disappointing as this mix was :(

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Bahamut
on 2009-09-10 00:56:58

Ah, Memblers of midirip action...this sounds like the one part of the Gradius mix 'Perfect Selection', except with different instruments tossed in.

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42
on 2008-12-13 21:46:00

I'm disappointed that this wasn't longer.

The sitar-like sounds makes me feel like this was performed near the Taj-Mahal. The combination of a shoot 'em up theme with Indian musical vibes make for a real interesting mental image.

I'm not ~that~ familiar with the source tune, but apparently, this mix is a little to close to it. Ultimately, I think its ok except for its length.

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Palpable
on 2008-12-12 11:22:02

Hahaha, this escaped two lockdowns? OA is dead-on, it's practically a MIDI rip down to it ending exactly after the second repetition. Barely a WIP.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-09-14 12:41:16

I could see this going lots of different places, but as it is...not so much. More than a few notes that don't fit, strange sounding (not in a good way), and possibly the most ubrupt ending I've heard so far on this site.

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OA
on 2007-02-01 14:53:02

I'm not sure I could even call this a WIP. :/

It is way too basic, and is pretty much a midi rip slowed down slightly.

Not a fan. Sorry.

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Robotaki
on 2005-10-13 20:41:28

Lol, this could have actually become a good remix, I mean...there's just..."a little" missing from it. But I like to say that anything can become some form of a remix after it's refined...a lot.

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meccaneer
on 2005-10-12 19:52:49

Redifer... you sound like me...

This track is pretty pathetic. It's just a sitar-thing and some bass. That's it. There isn't even drums. It sounds like a straight NSF 2 MIDI rip to me. No offense.

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flipt
on 2004-08-31 19:20:42

Wow late reply for me :)

I actually have this file dated 08/29/2000 in an XM coded with Fast Tracker. Same song, but that explains the reason the encoding sounds bad, all the samples were 16-bit samples and rather small.

Can download the XM from http://www.ffmaps.com/images/pub/GRADIUSX.XM if you want.

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Joppew
on 2003-11-27 19:13:33

Hmm, despite of the fact that it's really short, I really enjoyed this mix. Somehow the slightly weird sounds used in it always cheer me up a bit, and I think everything blends really nicely.

I know this mix is rather old, but it felt wrong to see that there had only been more or less negative response to it.

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SsaiskK
on 2003-05-04 07:27:23

ehh.. at first i thought redifer was being a little harsh.. =X i think there was some distortion(??) which would explain a couple weird sounding lines. and.. yeah that ending wasnt too good =X

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Joe Redifer
on 2002-05-08 20:17:48

Gradius 'X'

A horribly short and horribly low encoded (112kbps) tribute to a cool Gradius tune. Nothing special, unless you love sitar more than anything. Sounds out of tune at times. Very abrupt ending.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Gradius (Konami, 1986, NES)
Music by Miki Higashino
Songs:
"Challenger 1985 (First Stage - Volcano BGM)"

Tags (9)


Genre:
EDM
Mood:
Mellow
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Sitar, Synth
Additional:
Arrangement > Minimalist
Regional > Indian
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information


Name:
Gradius_X_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
895,993 bytes
MD5:
335e6ad4b8c5b99e17b120a6c91cedb4
Bitrate:
112Kbps
Duration:
0:58

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