ReMix: Super Ghouls'n Ghosts "Ice Mountain Symphony" 2:52

By MkVaff

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Stage 5: The Ice Forest"

Primary Game: Super Ghouls'n Ghosts (Capcom, 1991, SNES), music by Mari Yamaguchi

Posted 2000-11-09, evaluated by djpretzel


Hmmmm . . . people are startin' to yell at me for not getting ReMixes up fast enough, and they have a point. This one sat on my hard drive for far too long, especially given both its quality + uniqueness. Listen VERY closely to this ReMix - it's the type of track you just DON'T expect to come down the pipelines, the type of track that doesn't jump out to most as one that would work well as a ReMix. But that's what makes it all the better - leave it to talented instrumental arranger & ReMixer McVaffe to give us such a well done version of this frigid track from the epic Super G and G. The harp, the countering bass pizzicato, and the enchanting flute line, and the way it all comes together due to some attention to stereo panning, is QUITE good.

djpretzel

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Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2014-10-22 10:12:31

It sets the tone of an icy atmosphere pretty well, and for it's age, it doesn't sound bad at all. It does have a bit of a repetition to it and ends suddenly, but other than that, this is a nice treat from an age that doesn't see a whole lot of them. Very nice.

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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-19 23:51:54

A bit odd for someone that isn't familiar with the source, but if you give it a chance, it is quite an interesting piece that really sets a visual background.

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Holy Land
on 2010-10-02 12:56:00

This arrangement does not strays too far from the original (except if I'm remembering the original's melody wrongly), but the production is superb here.

For such an ancient track, this sounds great.

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42
on 2009-12-05 17:13:19

Whenever I listen to this I feel like I'm walking through some ice cave and looking at all the relfections and refractions of myself; the main flute feels like the wind blowing through the ice cave. It feels like the theme of some ice dungeon but after the demonic taint has been clensed and all there's left to do is leave.

While it does commit a minor infraction of being somewhat repetitive, it has enough dynamic to make it very fun to listen to and provides a wonderfully vivid atmosphere. Truly though, my main complaint is that it's too short! T_T

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-11-20 22:32:57

This has been a lucky night so far for reviews, I've found all good tracks that I'd easily listen to again. The sounds on this are deceptively good for the age of the mix. The 'ice' feeling is brought through well with the harp, flute, strings, and oboe. What I like most is the tension you feel through this despite having a 'first snow on the ground' sound to it. Cool stuff.

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OA
on 2007-07-09 11:34:39

Very nice panning on the harp, it really holds the mix together throughout. The oboe and flute are both pretty good as well, and Combined with the pizzicato and harp really do give it a fresh, arctic sound. With the source i'd expect something a bit spookier, but this is really pristine. I can imagine some slow camera pans over some snowcapped peaks listening to this. :-)

The ending is a bit abrupt, but it doesn't really detract from the mix overall.

Recommended and overlooked.

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DukeNukem007
on 2006-05-29 02:12:00

McVaffe delivers again...good work.

SGAG has a very nice soundtrack across the board (especially considering it comes from the era where SNES games didn't swap instruments,) and this track is nice although the final level is still the best.

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TwinTurboTerrorist
on 2005-06-11 12:18:12

Amazing mix! It's one of the best in my collection. Very classical - I listened to it while I was taking an IQ test :P

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Izgert
on 2005-06-10 15:20:48

Any 16-bit song McVaffe gets his hands on instantly turns to gold; this is no exception.

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GreenImp
on 2005-03-28 23:11:02

This song just beauitful. The original was pretty, but McVaffe added the magic touch! Love your work man keep it up! Glad to see some G'nG mixes out there.

This one inspired me to make a relaxing playlist of soft video game music to put me into dreamland. :sleepzzz:

-GreenImp

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jordex
on 2004-12-28 21:35:27

This really reminds me of some song, either from a movie or from some RPG I've played. I can't figure out what song but oh well, it's great!

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Izlude_Tingel
on 2003-05-16 03:13:31

Fantastic! Must be the best thing I've ever herd! I downloaded it today and listened to it about 10 times or more. It sounds very realistic, believe me, I play the flute and oboe, they're fantastic. Good job, I would rate it a perfect 10 compared to most of the songs here. The game was very good too, plus that was my favorite song in the game. I'm glad I found this. Hope to hear a lot more.

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Dougzee
on 2003-01-06 03:27:21

Very nice mix, fitting to the theme of the level even moreso than the original did. Kudos on it.

Now onto other matters.

I HATE THE BOSS OF THIS LEVEL.

And im starting to get sick of hearing the song over and over again, so this remix is a welcome refreshing breath of air while I try to get back across the level to fight that stupid stupid ice monster thingy.

See, its on "Professional" and..Its kicking my ass.

^_^

Anyway. As I said. Wonderful mix. Adieu.

-Doug

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skawttieboy
on 2002-07-03 12:36:38

Very nice and melodic piece...good game too! This is the type of game that not many people know about, yet is an amazing game...and this piece completely reminds me of the game. Sets a good scene...in this piece I'm thinking the very first level, going to the castle. :)

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Aureolius
on 2002-06-09 02:34:33

I love this song. Its is absolutely superb in every aspect.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts (Capcom, 1991, SNES)
Music by Mari Yamaguchi
Songs:
"Stage 5: The Ice Forest"

Tags (12)


Genre:
Cinematic, New Age
Mood:
Happy
Instrumentation:
Flute, Harp, Oboe, Orchestral, Strings, Woodwinds
Additional:
Time > 5/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate
Usage > Winter Holiday

File Information


Name:
Super_Ghouls'n_Ghosts_Ice_Mountain_Symphony_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,841,840 bytes
MD5:
f6b27a8915d403ef329524aadf0c9eda
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
2:52

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