ReMix: Kirby Super Star "Green Greens (Contagious Eye Infection)" 2:04

By SgtRama

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Arranging the music of one song...

"GREEN GREENS"

Primary Game: Kirby Super Star (Nintendo, 1996, SNES), music by Dan Miyakawa, Jun Ishikawa

Posted 2002-05-01, evaluated by the judges panel


sgtRama's first submission is some peppy coverage of Kirby Superstar, techno-style. Anecdote: I was actually downloading this, then got up to make a cup of tea, and didn't know I had left the volume set so loud. Mix started playing, with the delayed Kirby shout and synth FX plummet, and I was confused as all hell till I remembered what happened. Big, detuned stereo bass, chirpy filtered synth lead that appropriately sounds like it's on Prozac, a nice, unconventional drum groove, and effective use of the afforementioned Kirby sample all contribute strength. I especially like the very plucky synth patch switched to at 0'58", and the piece ends with the same sample it begins with, such that it sounds really cool if you set it on loop and let it repeat - almost seamless. The detuned bass can at times sound odd - detuning being a trick where one oscillator is just a little off from another, to make the sound "larger" - but it works beautifully most of the time. Good initial work from sgtRama, who revised this mix for the better after receiving a good deal of constructive criticism. Fun.

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Salluz
on 2012-11-06 21:23:04

I wasn't able to vibe to this passively. Not that any of you care; it just interrupted me during my work.

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-RK-
on 2010-10-14 16:52:31

This song had a shout-out in EGM years ago, just remembered.:) And it's fuckin awesome.:)

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Crulex
on 2010-02-07 14:37:02

Wild and kinda weird. Just the way I like my eye problems. The only problem I have is the high pitched chirping that starts after the second "Dadaya!" or whatever Kirby says that keeps up through a lot of the mix. It's annoying as hell. Still, it's a pretty decent mix for the first song of Kirby.

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Pachi Risu
on 2009-11-13 12:51:15

Certainly an unusual mix. The name does suit it well.

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OA
on 2009-11-13 12:34:09

Crazy mechanical, but that lends itself well to the complete mania this song produces. The updated version is quite a bit better, but i sortof prefer the original lead synth. Cool to see Rama had a history before he hit it big and started living large as a member of the Scuba Divers.

If you just ate a ton of sugar and need a soundtrack to go nuts to, it doesn't get much better than this one. :-D

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Ramaniscence
on 2008-06-17 11:32:31
I think it's on the right track, but it could do with a little improvement. It's rather repetitive, but I don't really mind that so much as I do a few of the notes that seem to be wrong/off. I wish Rama would come back and update this because I think he could make it a whole lot better. :(

http://remix.thasauce.net/song/RTS0116/

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Barnsalot
on 2007-01-25 18:55:08

I think it's on the right track, but it could do with a little improvement. It's rather repetitive, but I don't really mind that so much as I do a few of the notes that seem to be wrong/off. I wish Rama would come back and update this because I think he could make it a whole lot better. :(

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DarkCecil13
on 2007-01-24 13:33:27

haha, oh that Contagious Eye Infection. What a ReMix, really ;)! This is the one that got OCR a great deal of publicity back in the day. Does anyone still have the article which blurbed about Rama and OCR? I remember a big flood of 12 year olds to the forums after it was published.

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KogeJoe
on 2007-01-24 08:44:48

You're RIGHT. It's as annoying as pink-eye. No-matter how hard you rub and rub, it JUST WON'T GO AWAY!

By they way, I'm a gamer, and I LOVE Kirby + other Halken games, and I think this re-mix SUCKS the big one. Actually, I never really liked this song. It's in the first level, which means you hear this EVERYTIME you start to play the game. It was OK, but it wasn't like one of those songs I was happy to turn the game on to. It's just cute and bouncy, and it serves the purpose of introducing our hero for the first time. You even hear allusions to it in the title theme.

You know it's one of your favorite tracks when you can't wait to get to the level, JUST to hear the music. Music on Kirby games that was like that for me include, of course, the Floating Islands and the Bubbly Clouds. KDL my most favorite was the Cloudy Park. For some reason I seemed to like each and every track on KDL3. Love Jun Ishikawa and Hirokazu Ando music...

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DrumUltimA
on 2006-08-01 15:12:46

rama change your god damned sig

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MalevolentArch
on 2005-03-21 21:54:12

WHO cares anyone who has played this game would take to this song...

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frashpikass
on 2005-03-16 09:46:37

This is the sense of game music.

It makes you hear something that remembers you something special.

Some tracks are good for a non-gamer too, and some others are special for you...

That's why Game Music is my fave.

Example: I don't like this song, it isn't so good, so, for me that I never played to Kirby, this mix sucks a bit.

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MalevolentArch
on 2005-01-02 17:49:33

Personally i love the mix, reminds me of when i was a kid playing this game and hearing this over and over.

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Cheeszeman_
on 2004-10-09 10:46:40

man this is a weird mix! its really interesting and all, but the main part kinda gets to your head... and people tend to ask wtf ur listnen to!

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Red Shadow
on 2004-09-29 21:26:32

I really like this. Just cant believe rama hasnt done anymore mixes. :D

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Kirby Super Star (Nintendo, 1996, SNES)
Music by Dan Miyakawa, Jun Ishikawa
Songs:
"GREEN GREENS"

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