ReMix: One Must Fall 2097 "And You Must Dance" 5:32

By DigiE

Arranging the music of one song...

"Power Plant"

Primary Game: One Must Fall 2097 (Epic Games, 1994, DOS), music by Kenny Chow

Posted 2004-02-08, evaluated by the judges panel


From Section III Studios comes this hard-hitting, instantly likable ReMix, our first from the One Must Fall series. While not bastians of quality gameplay, these games did have consistently GOOD soundtracks, probably their strong suit, and this mix capitalizes on that energy with a non-stop groove that trades off between various patterns and arpeggio leads, with a consistent deep synth bass and sharp electro synth doing some slick quick-cutoff rhythms. Protricity writes:

"Not quite that straightforward. The repeating is well within my Yes-Bounds. Theres plenty of arrangement to match it up. This song really moves. Author doesn't seem to tone down the action at any one point; It doesnt seem like he/she even wanted it to. Plenty of change up. Good length."

Great driving music; as soon as this damn wintry mix shizznit stops and spring sets in, I'm gonna test it out in my convertible and finally be able to put the top down. Good, accessible, polished techno with a myriad of synth textures, some nice chromatic touches, and a beat that never lets up. Very listenable, enjoyable stuff - check it out.

djpretzel

Discussion

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moosegg3
on 2010-08-12 00:09:27

I have been looking for this song! I've been trying to re-create a deleted music folder from several years ago and couldn't remember what game this was from or what! I actually found OC remix because of my attempts to find McVaffe's "Gemini Salsa" that was also in that file.

OMF Is one of my favorite games, and this remix is a great tribute to the game.

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Bip
on 2009-08-11 22:29:03

This tune takes me back to the good ol' MS-DOS days. I almost feel dirty saying I'm old enough to remember firing this game up, but the track DEFINITELY hits the nail ...with a hammer... into the wood, securing it into place? Analogies are dumb. AWESOME dance track. I'm a synth whore, and this song satisfies.

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OA
on 2009-03-23 11:54:29

This remix title always makes me laugh. I always thought it was really pretentious, like "what is this remix telling me what to do?", but I get it now with the name of the game. Very clever. :

Overall, it's really treble-heavy to me (kindof surprised no one else mentioned that), but the arrangement is really nice, and I really like the synths used. Progression is good and the breakdown is really effective. It has a super crisp gated synth that i love, and some nice pads.

Great track from an obscure title, nice work. :-)

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halc
on 2008-12-11 23:00:23

i have never heard of this game before.

this is pretty techno for my tastes but it is damn good techno. variation keeps it pretty fresh for the duration of the song.

great jorb

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FrozenHope
on 2007-01-03 16:57:24

To tell you the truth, I wasn't sure if anyone else had even heard of this game; I only had a Shareware version of it, but found it highly entertaining. Like djp, however, I felt that the music was the best part of OMF, so I was surprised and happy to see that someone had actually remixed it. This one is definitely staying in my playlist. I love the way it goes back and forth between two technically different songs from the game, and yet if you hadn't heard of OMF or Ocremix, you wouldn't be able to tell it was inspired by video game music at all. That's the kind of stuff I value the most here.

Very, very well done.

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Escariot
on 2006-12-19 11:58:34

I find myself listening to this in the car... Got a decent system, and most people expect me to be blaring rap or something crappy... This is usually what I put on when I pull into work, or and right beside someone at a red light. Absolutely love the song.

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Nineko
on 2006-12-19 11:52:27

This is one of the best ReMixEs ever written. It has a great energy, the title doesn't lie: you MUST dance. I always find myself headbanging when I listen to this ReMix. And that happens quite often :P

The calm sections here and there are good to recover a bit, and be ready to dance again.

Absolutely recommended.

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Automatic Idiot
on 2004-09-21 21:55:07

One of the best damn remixes I've ever heard. Once I manage to dig up my disc-set for this game, I'm going to install it on my old red pentium-equipped computer, and tear it up. Here's to good games with great music.

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WWWWolf
on 2004-09-14 05:43:18

OMF2097 was the Best Damn PC Fighting Game Ever, with one of the catchiest soundtracks ever in Epic lineup... I still frequently listen to the s3m version of the original game's music :) The remix is quite interesting, it's close enough to the original but is far more energetic. Very cool. I like it a lot. I'd hope to hear more of OMF remixes (the intro/menu music begs to be remade!)

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NeOmega
on 2004-09-08 00:26:15

Great stuff. I loved all of OMF:2097's tracks.

OMF:BattleGrounds has very crisp electronica all to it's self, if anybody really enjoyed this they should find them, they are at the game's home page. Too bad no-one ever played the game.

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Zorpheus
on 2004-03-06 14:59:37

Section, you are my hero. This game was awesome, and your remix is about as awesome. Make more! NOW!

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Ax
on 2004-02-23 08:56:52

Very, very good remix. I can't stop listening to this. Good beat, good remix. I think DJP is confusing OMF with some other series, because there's only two games in it, one of which was just released. Plus, the original game kicked ass, and there's barely an argument about that.

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makkura
on 2004-02-18 03:51:49

Excellent, excellent work.

I downloaded this song, listened to it once, and just kinda forgot about it.. but it still remained in my playlist.

Randomly late last night, it came on again I totally loved it. I listened to the song on loop for, no joke, about an hour straight. It just totally hit me. Great song.

I never played the full version of OMF. I did, however, get quite addicted to the shareware version, oh-so many years ago. I don't think I recognized the song at first listen, but last night I totally got taken back to the game.

Excellent, excellent work.

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Zakastra
on 2004-02-16 04:52:55

Just to correct the intial review OMF was never a series, the sequal was never completed and although OMF exists it had nothing to do with OMF 2097. It is also the only decent beat em up to make it to the PC and absolutely screamed quality at the time of release. I still play it.

Anyway awesome remix 3 thumbs up

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Spoom
on 2004-02-15 12:33:12

I honestly thought I downloaded this from OCR before (I've had it for several months now) but this mix is the shit. Possibly my favourite OCRemix, period. Lots of changes in instrumentation, never gets boring. I NEED MORE! :D

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
One Must Fall 2097 (Epic Games, 1994, DOS)
Music by Kenny Chow
Songs:
"Power Plant"

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