ReMix: Frogger "Funkiphibian Dub" 4:16

By djpretzel

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Inu no Omawarisan"

Primary Game: Frogger (Konami, 1981, ARC), music by

Posted 2000-07-13, evaluated by djpretzel


Confession: I do have a shitload of fun doing these ReMixes, sometimes. This one almost didn't happen - I was ready to clear the set of sounds I had loaded after doing my Chrono Trigger Revival mix, and I just started playin' around. Frankly, I like this one a lot too, even though it uses the same sounds you almost can't tell. It's so happy and peppy it makes me think I'm a gleeful little highway-traversing amphibian myself - woohoo! All retrogamers should download this one, our sites' first frogger mix ^^

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Tables
on 2015-08-18 20:39:00

Oh wow I actually remember this as being a remix I've liked for a long time. Strange, I'm not sure that I've even seen a Frogger arcade machine (although I played a bit of the Frogger PS1 game....... that doesn't count)

Anyway it's another intricate crazy solofest djpretzel mix which is personally some of my favorite content on the site. Again the harsh percussion against the mellow piano-type noises really creates an interesting musical dilemma of sorts. I prefer the Chrono Trigger song just before this with the similar sounds, maybe because its shorter and more to the point or maybe because the source hits closer to me. But this is definitely a fun song and I'm happy that you decided to crank this out :P

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Crulex
on 2014-05-11 13:40:26

I actually forgot Frogger even had music to begin with, but I like what DJP set out to do here. How well it has aged obviously depends on the listener, but DJP seems to have plenty of songs that have aged much better than others in this time bracket, and this is one of them in my opinion.

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WesternZypher
on 2014-03-12 11:58:52

ribbit-ribbit! DJP concocted something an acutely cute and fizzy tune here.

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Marmiduke
on 2010-12-04 00:47:24

Most, if not all of pretzel's early works have a lot in common with eachother, whether it be samples or structure. And amazingly, I think they have aged remarkably well compared to some other examples in the seminal stages of OCR.

There's nothing too crazy going on here, and it is a stretch to call this dub music. But you can definitely hear where it is heading in terms of sound. It's light and slighty chippy and does a great job at expanding such a repetitive melody line. Things stay quite diverse throughout thanks to that infamous noodling solo motif pretzel has going on. In all, its a pretty solid package considering its age. It's a good mix to see what has and hasn't changed musically between now and then.

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SubNormal J3
on 2010-11-18 04:23:45

I usually avoid bubbly, major rhythm pieces, but this one has a certain charm to it. Interesting rhythms and a catchy melody make this ReMix work well.

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Bahamut
on 2009-09-28 13:12:16

Interesting take we have here. It doesn't seem to age well mainly because of the samples though. Otherwise I can see some appeal in this.

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justinj212
on 2009-01-17 22:25:35

I hardly even remembered the music to frogger, but I guess I'm just a youngin'. My favorite part was around 2:45 with the funky keys. good job of building upon the source material!

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evktalo
on 2008-12-11 15:59:02

Shitload of fun indeed!

--Eino

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-09-14 13:00:29

I was never a fan of Frogger, possibly because I was awful at it.

Overall a happy little mix that deserves a listen. Drumwork is pretty good throughout. Definately an enjoyable listen.

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The Unsung Plumber
on 2007-12-14 12:59:59

Hehe, this is fun, there's a great drum line throughout the entire track,

:00-:44 starts us with a driving beat and builds the percussion up to :45-1:18 which gets us into the melody.

1:19-1:52 brings us a cool drum breakdown,

1:53-2:27 gets back to the main melody of the song, then brings us another breakdown at 2:28.

3:01 takes us back once more to the main melody before

3:18 brings in something new with fx from the game(it seems).

very upbeat, and if I may dare, the sound effects at 3:18 3:20

sound like splats.(ewww)

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OA
on 2007-05-03 13:01:00

This one happily bounces on and becomes somewhat forgettable until the modulation, and that's where it gets interesting. I wish that section had gone on longer, but these things happen. I'd say that the frogger theme sounds much better in a minor key, and expanding on that would have made the mix way cooler.

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Liontamer
on 2006-04-17 00:43:21

Can thank VGDJ #37 for having this one at random via the Roulette. Nice beatwork and bassline especially. Wasn't feeling some of the more freestylish EP stuff, but really appreciated how the supporting instrumentation arranged the source material beyond the melodic content. Surprised this doesn't have more reviews. Poor Frogger.

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dotSe7en
on 2005-12-30 02:55:34

Oh my god. Absolutly brilliant.

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LateralSnowflake
on 2004-01-02 04:13:51

This is perhaps the happiest remix I've downloaded. In fact, when I am down, I do a whole lot more writing when this song goes through my playlist. Brilliant job, pretzel. Bloody...brilliant.

OverLooked. Heh.

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djcubez
on 2002-12-13 17:41:22

Hey this is one of fav djp mixes. The beat with the kind of rip/scratch noises are pretty tight and the piano fits in well. Good transitions, i liked this one a lot.

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Frogger (Konami, 1981, ARC)
Music by
Songs:
"Inu no Omawarisan"

Tags (10)


Genre:
EDM
Mood:
Happy
Instrumentation:
Electric Piano, Electronic, Piano, Strings, Synth
Additional:
Effects > Glitching
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Frogger_Funkiphibian_Dub_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,875,734 bytes
MD5:
8934fb2c07af443f7df5fdc2cccc7cc8
Bitrate:
212Kbps
Duration:
4:16

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