ReMix: Shinobi "Shuriken Mix" 3:59

By Rayza

Arranging the music of one song...

"BGM 1 (Mission 1-1)"

Primary Game: Shinobi (Sega, 1987, ARC), music by Yasuhiro Kawakami

Posted 2000-07-15, evaluated by djpretzel


Rayza's monster Shinobi ReMix has been floatin' around the net for quite some time, but I begged him to allow me to put it up here because I think it deserves some more attention - it's quite good. Please note that this is a remix of the arcade theme, whereas my own mix is based on the Sega Master System theme (totally different!). Rayza's mix captures the ninja flavor with some peppy drum programming and good use of pauses.

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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 20:45:11

Yeah it's weird, that first synth holding up the song by itself for the first thirty seconds is kind of annoying, but it's also sort of rewarding when it's joined by the faster notes and all of those sounds make a neat effect and it wouldn't be as gratifying or interesting if you didn't hear it alone first? I dunno. You might be able to speed that process up and get a similar result.

Also oh my god this is so 2000s remix techno, but this is one of the better samples of it I think. (Speaking of samples, a little overkill on Scorpion but the sound choice itself was good!). Just a fun little song, not hall of fame but definitely a nice jam to show up in a shuffled iPod.

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Crulex
on 2014-05-15 09:56:01

The use of Scorpion's spear hook is actually a really nice touch and fits right in with the rest of this arrangement. Doesn't exactly hold up after so many years, but it doesn't sound terrible either. I kinda agree with Vilecat, I actually don't think it was too repetitive (not as bad as some mixes, anyway), but it ran a little long near the end when you total everything up. Good for letting it play in the back while doing other things, I'd say.

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Level 99
on 2010-12-27 16:46:07

Oh yeah, OCR is supposed to be all techno songs, right? Yeah, that's what I thought, mmhmm. For the time it was definitely above standards, but this doesn't hold up well after 10ish years. It's not BAD but definitely cookie-cutter and I got bored very fast. Although, I couldn't help but smile at the usage of Scorpion's spear move SFX each time it played.

Good to zone out to, not my cup of tea otherwise.

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Vilecat
on 2010-12-27 16:44:40

The repetitive part isn't the problem, it was just going on for a bit too long. I still enjoy it though here and then.

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Bahamut
on 2009-09-28 22:46:39

Samples notwithstanding, I felt the song was kinda reptitive. :-(

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42
on 2009-01-21 12:59:04
The first melodic synth is pretty grating.

Yeah, its a great mix, but that brings it down a notch or two.

The mix keeps things interesting; its consistent but not overly so. Its definitely worth checking out.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-10-25 23:14:13

The first melodic synth is pretty grating. Certainly suits the style, and I think even if I were further from my speakers it wouldn't be so bad. Where I am now it just overpowers the rest of the mix. Bringing up the bass/rest of the mix might help that.

Nice trance going on, doesn't get overly repetative. Catchy melody, and good sounds throughout, aside from the melody. Nice work.

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OA
on 2007-06-11 11:23:10

Pretty nice early trance style here, I think the bass could be kicked up a bit; give it that Technotronic pumped up jam feel.

I think some of the counterpoint was a little on the loud side and didn't mesh as well as it could have, but overall this is a pretty good mix. :-)

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L. Adam Bell
on 2006-11-15 23:45:36

Is that Scorpion's harpoon noise all throughout the song, or am I just hearing things?

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Audity
on 2006-10-29 20:32:10

This song should be really bad, but it isn't. I guess that's the difference between genre and musicality! No really, even the musicality should be bad, due to how not that many instruments are prominent, but somehow it's still a full sound, and I like the whole song. Oldschool.

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ouchyourface
on 2005-08-21 12:54:37

This is my official work-out song.

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Dionyseus
on 2004-05-01 03:58:00

I can't believe this only got 3 reviews. Shinobi 'Rayza Shuriken' is easily one of my top ten favourite remixes.

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dig1tal
on 2003-10-28 23:39:53

man....rayza is so sharp w/ the beats...take's the old school and cut's it w/ his flava....keeping junky's hooked. add another disciple.

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Deryck Khusial
on 2002-07-30 06:18:49

“psyche, psyche, psyche. signed, Super-Psyche.”

an OC-must, none other can rival the amount of energy featured here. you da man Rayza, just wish you'd make more oldschool dance like this. your (original) progressive techno and melodic trancers are great, but daaamn..don’t ya Feel this bassline?

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Joe Redifer
on 2002-05-13 21:08:34

Shinobi 'Shuriken Mix'

I was very happy to see this tune make it to the site so long ago. It was of the arcade music which I greatly preferred. Rayza gives this tune a very trancey late 80's/early 90's feel. I like it. But then of course I like most of the stuff Rayza does. The very first time I heard it I don't think I was tremendously impressed, but I don't know why that would be, it's just how I remember it. But make no mistake, I love this tune!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Shinobi (Sega, 1987, ARC)
Music by Yasuhiro Kawakami
Songs:
"BGM 1 (Mission 1-1)"

Tags (7)


Genre:
House
Mood:
Dark
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Effects > Glitching
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast

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Shinobi_Shuriken_Mix_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,919,205 bytes
MD5:
d8119d4351f8072ba8763e152a48a257
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:59

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