ReMix: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars "Bobble Head Inspiration" 3:24

By Nex

Arranging the music of one song...

"Beware the Forest's Mushrooms"

Primary Game: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Nintendo, 1996, SNES), music by Yoko Shimomura

Posted 2002-11-08, evaluated by the judges panel


Fun, unassuming happy Super Mario RPG techno from Nex. Let's get dem issues outta the way first this time - the lead square wave, right from the get-go, is mixed a little too prominently and overbearingly, and the drums, conversely, could have a bit more presence and punch. There now, that wasn't so bad, was it? The driving force that inevitably ends up characterizing this piece is the oompah octave 303 squelch bass, which lends the lighthearted and more head-bobblin' than booty-shakin' (as the name might suggest) feel. Synths on melody are light with quick release but enough reverb so as not to sound raw, and strings and choir serve as right and left-field backing, respectively. The Saunders phrases it well: "Cute, happy, doesn't sound like crap. That always makes for a good mix. ;) " - yup. In spite of the couple issues that the judges noticed that I concur with, this is some well-sequenced, fun, and promising stuff from Nex.

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Discussion

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RoyanRannedos
on 2013-08-06 12:28:59

With the choir elements, I keep imagining the characters from Golden Sun wandering out of their game.

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Shiriko
on 2010-09-14 16:59:54

I don't think I've physically outright grinned immediately upon hearing the beginning of a song. 8D This is awesome.

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OA
on 2009-06-19 09:58:22

The sample quality and pacing here makes the song pleasant enough, but a bit unmemorable. It's nice when it's going on, but once it's over it doesn't linger. I've listened a few times and had fun, but in an hour, if you'd ask me the melody, I wouldn't have any idea. The slow down at the end is classy, though.

I'm sure if you've played the game, it's much better. :-)

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youthboy
on 2009-02-28 09:23:49

This is totally the opposite of what you expect from this song. The original was slow and sad, but this is upbeat and happy. As the pirates would say, "Well done, me bucko!"

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Marmiduke
on 2008-12-11 19:31:26

The forest theme is a standout tune in a soundtrack of very awesome tunes, so it's a leap of faith when trying to interpret something that sounds amazing on the SNES chip into different territory. I guess that's the point of OCRemix, but in this case, I still think this song belongs on the SNES.

Regardless, this is infectious fun and I won't deny that I get very kinetic when it starts. But I think its strength is its source melody; if it were an arrangement of a song that was a quarter of the insane fun of the SMRPG Forest Theme, you may have been in trouble.

At the very least, it succeeds in supplying unadulterated joy and nostalgia. And that's pretty awesome, in my mind.

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piojito_x
on 2007-12-22 14:22:29

best mix I've heard yet! gewd job ^.^

so many memories ;_;

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Stalwart Jester
on 2005-09-09 19:11:45

...Oh man, does this remix ((along with all the other forest remixes. .; )) bring back memories.

This one gives me a funky feeling inside when I hear it, I dig it, bigtime. I like upbeat. :roll:

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saris340
on 2005-07-06 04:33:05

upbeat, happy, good stuff ! makes me want to play the game again

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Wallace Guyford
on 2005-05-17 16:30:15

Hooray for techno midi remixes am I rite????

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WaterRippleArtistic
on 2005-03-11 03:28:54

When ever I hear it, it get's me all giddy...

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jordex
on 2004-12-05 12:46:06

After hearing OrkyBash's version, I don't think anything can match it

This one just seemed too hyper and unrealistic

^I am the Walrus^

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Txai
on 2004-12-05 08:21:20

Oh, yes! The forest Theme.

This remix is very reflective. Is very inspired and sly. I liked this stuff. I heard this some times. "Goo goo g'joob".

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Vega Boralis
on 2004-07-29 13:48:30

As soon as I heard the first measure or two from this song, I turned from my computer, took out Killer Instinct (one of my all-time favorites), popped Super Mario RPG into my SNES, and had a major rush of nostalgia. I've probably gone through Mario RPG at least 15 times, but I had to do it again after hearing this Remix. It's great, thanks! A touch repetitive, but still great.

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Bren
on 2004-04-03 07:21:06

I actually really like this song alot. I think the contrast of the sounds of the instruments makes it very interesting, and I really like the sound of the main melody. This is one of the songs in my playlist I never get bored of and stop for when going track by track at random, looking for something good to listen to. Good stuff!

I give it an 8/10

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Elex Synn
on 2003-11-15 07:14:18

Some reason, the name of this song kinda caught my attentin, so I decided to give it a listen.

Nice upbeat little tune we got here. Seems a tad bit repetative more towards the end of the song. Prolly won't have it on my play list for as long as, lets say 'Gemini Salsa', but all the same it's something for me to enjoy for now. :)

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Primary Game:
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Nintendo, 1996, SNES)
Music by Yoko Shimomura
Songs:
"Beware the Forest's Mushrooms"

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