ReMix: Blaster Master "Dancer Master" 3:26

By AmIEviL

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Arranging the music of 2 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Area 5", "Bomb Man Stage"

Primary Game: Blaster Master (Sunsoft, 1988, NES), music by Naoki Kodaka

Posted 2001-07-31, evaluated by djpretzel


Okay - this is probably the Blaster Master ReMix many have been waiting for. Not because it's superior to the other fine BM ReMixes we've had throughout the ages, but because it's fun, happy techno, which I know a lot of people like. And besides that, it IS pretty damn cool. AmIEvil, who is usually either kickass, beautiful, or melancholy, musically speaking, was clearly simply having good clean fun with this one. Technodance, with some nice frills like a 'woo' shout, the crunchy digital synth, and fun little organ runs that almost sound like Irish jigs - stays pretty true to the original and throws just enough new stuff in, while giving everything more ummph.

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-20 23:57:28

Nice feel-good techno track.

1:20 fun sample

1:37 digging the decimated lead here.

1:50 nice buildup

2:18 very timely kick drop for the outro

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WesternZypher
on 2010-11-30 13:44:58

Makes me do a dance in mah pants! :mrgreen:

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Otakatt
on 2009-12-02 06:37:58

I had a love/hate relationship with Blaster Master growing up, but I always loved the music - especially Area 5. Even if that is where I Game Over'd a lot. Stupid giant crab...

This is very upbeat, I like that. I also really like the organ bits in here, and the way they're being used. Beginning was a touch repetitive imo, but aside from that this is pretty original stuff. It's easy to listen to and it's easy to find yourself moving to it and bobbing your head without even realizing it. Fade out endings don't bother me that much, but I found this fade out to be a little too long and drawn out. Still, that's a pretty minor nitpick and it's not like it kills the song.

I hope more people check this one out and give it more love.

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L. Adam Bell
on 2007-07-25 01:30:31

The beat's very bouncy, and when we first break into the melody, the first thing I was reminded of was the soundtrack from "Tinhead": very light and sugary. AIE doesn't really break any new ground with this particular track, but if you're looking for something with an upbeat club sort of vibe, here's your tune.

My rating: 3/5

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Aubri
on 2007-07-23 13:37:08

I love this mix! My one and only complaint is that the lead-in is too long -- it goes on for 8 measures when one would expect it to start after just 4. Personally, I love the square-wave section, but I think my ears are tuned a little differently than most.

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Chickenwarlord
on 2006-12-29 13:53:37

Very bouncy, very catchy. I'd describe this as a 'fun' remix.

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OA
on 2006-12-28 12:19:58

Cheerful and bouncy, this mix is perfect for bopping back and forth to. The approach is simple, but the execution is sound. Especially nice is the organ runs throughout. It's probably the nostalgia talking, but this really does have a blaster master feel to it, even though i'm not sure how this happy sort of music could be related to going inside the earth's crust chasing after a frog.

Actually, I suppose the complete exuberance of this track fits the completely absurd storyline of the game just fine. :)

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Selyget
on 2005-05-02 13:06:01

a good song..

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Royal Sovereign
on 2004-08-12 13:23:42

Huh! Looks like I've found a new favorite remix. ^_^ Any time that an obscure game has a first level tune which is suddenly given a danceable new electroclash beat...it's ALWAYS good! Awesome work!!

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Mamour
on 2004-06-16 22:18:59
I swear that sample heard at 1:36 is Bomb Man's theme from Megaman 1.

It most definitely is!

Anyway, this is a really nice remix, easy on the ears yet very catchy. As usual, some high quality work from regular AmIEvil! I haven't played the original game, so I can't judge how close/far the remix is from it, but it hardly matters when it's this good! :-D

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Krendall
on 2004-04-28 11:41:40

My only complaint about this song is I can't even figure out which song in the game it's based off of. Otherwise it's a nice tune.

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Mario Buu
on 2003-03-30 13:57:02

Dang, how I could reminesque about this game, and shooting all those evil flying bee's and worms, and I'm only 15 years old here. This was a great game, which was very long for the time of games like this. I enjoy how happy this song is, and when I listened to it, I smiled quite alot. I nearly wanted to hop out of my little spinny chair, and dance, but then I couldnt tell you how good the song was.

This is definately recommended in my oppinion. Its sounds are quite smooth, are pleasing to the ears.

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DragoonFenix15
on 2003-02-26 00:15:28

I swear that sample heard at 1:36 is Bomb Man's theme from Megaman 1.

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Bluebomber4evr
on 2002-08-16 15:47:56
ps: if i'm right, this was the tune from the ending credits right?
Nope, it's from level 5, the water level.

This is definitely one of AmIEvil's best pieces (with the best being CastleMania), and also one of the original game's best tracks. Well done!

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Solarus
on 2002-08-15 17:51:26

This mix is a little too simple I think...

It's doesn't do the original soundtrack justice...

And why isn't there any more Blaster Master remixxes???

6/10

//Solarus

This is my 50:th post. Jipie!

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Blaster Master (Sunsoft, 1988, NES)
Music by Naoki Kodaka
Songs:
"Area 5"
Additional Game:
Mega Man (Capcom, 1987, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae
Songs:
"Bomb Man Stage"

Tags (9)


Genre:
House
Mood:
Happy
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Organ, Synth
Additional:
Effects > Distortion
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast
Usage > Workout

File Information


Name:
Blaster_Master_Dancer_Master_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,381,775 bytes
MD5:
27ba025a214d295541743b959d03e5c0
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:26

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