ReMix: Super Mario 64 "Devastation's Duel" 4:04

By Fishy, Sole Signal

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aggressive collab dark electric-guitar industrial metal rock strings synth
Arranging the music of 3 songs...

"Koopa's Road", "Koopa's Theme", "Ultimate Koopa"

Primary Game: Super Mario 64 (Nintendo, 1996, N64), music by Koji Kondo
  • Album: Featured on Super Mario 64: Portrait of a Plumber
  • Posted 2014-09-06, evaluated by djpretzel


    Big, badass Bowser with big, badass beats :) Sole Signal teamed up with Fishy for a heavy-hitting metal/industrial jam that has devastating drums, some nice power chords from Cain, and frantically epic string runs:

    "Got another rocking mix for you guys which serves as a sequel to my "Devastation's Doorway" OC ReMix a while back. As seems to be the usual case ("Day's End," "Malevolent Mansion"), I was nearly finished with the song when I decided I needed some guitar to push it even more. Fishy was kind enough to step in with some killer guitar work that really lends it authenticity.

    The completion of this remix marks another original track that I knew just had to be remixed. The bridge ties in the "Bowser's Road" theme, and the final battle theme makes a short appearance as well. This is the second part of the three-part Mario 64 trilogy I worked on ("Bowser's Road," "Bowser's Theme," and the "Staff Roll" theme). I threw a ton of different styles into this track: orchestral, rock, glitch drums, heavy drums, and even some jazz. Enjoy. Thanks for listening! :)"

    Of course "a while back" is now seven years ago, but it's cool that we've got a spiritual sequel Greg's FIRST mix posted on the site! Cain splains his contributions:

    "Greg was working on this track for the project and suddenly decided it needed some guitar love, so I obliged. The song was actually too low for my guitar, so I had to use my whammy pedal to detune, giving it a slightly lo-fi sound that worked nicely. It's an undeniably badass remix of a badass tune and one of the heavier tracks on the project, which I'm sure lots of people will like."

    Nice :) This track could easily have done double-duty on one of the BadAss volumes, because well... it is! Album director Nutritious seems to concur:

    "Channeling his classic big beat/synth/orchestra style, Greg brings the energy in a huge way with this track. With the support of Fishy (Cain) on the electric guitar shreddage, this track just screams boss battle. Bowser never sounded so good."

    Ditto all that - big, bold, and brutal in all the right ways, Cain's guitars add an extra edge to Greg's overall blend of styles, making for Portrait of a Plumber's most villainous arrangement!

    djpretzel

    Discussion: Latest 6 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
    Vaizar
    on 2015-12-30 23:56:34

    Man, I can totally imagine this playing during the final epic showdown between Mario and Bowser. I can envision the face off, then the circling around, then Mario grabbing Bowser's tail and doing a hammer throw, etc. Intense and banging, this is THE theme for a boss battle against a massive koopa.

    nitrozsz
    on 2015-12-28 11:55:33

    Bowser had some of his best themes in Super Mario 64. Excellent way of bringing those themes together into one neat little package. The glitch drums were amazing, and the orchestra-rock presentation worked so well. Not sure if the jazz part was necessary, given that it was only brief, but it’s still an excellent track.

    Crulex
    on 2014-09-09 12:33:43

    This is the kind of ReMix Bowser expects and demands. Power, aggression, coolness and badassitude. The little jazz break early on seemed odd, but somehow fit in, which was interesting to me. Not saying anything bad, just wasn't expecting it, but glad to hear it in there. This is one hell of a collab and a ReMix I will have on my playlist forever. So good!

    OverClocked PodCast
    on 2014-09-08 17:45:15

    There's enough power and attitude in this ReMix to take over several kingdoms. You've made Bowser proud.

    timaeus222
    on 2014-09-08 15:30:35

    Sole Signal with guitars from Fishy? Hell yeah. Put on your game face. Super glitch breakdown in the drums. The jazz in one part of it was a little weird, but other than that, this is pretty WAHPAH! Also, I could see myself writing a remix kind of like this. Makes me wish I could have collaborated with these two. :)

    djpretzel
    on 2014-09-06 13:40:31

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    Sources Arranged (3 Songs)


    Primary Game:
    Super Mario 64 (Nintendo, 1996, N64)
    Music by Koji Kondo
    Songs:
    "Koopa's Road"
    "Koopa's Theme"
    "Ultimate Koopa"

    Tags (9)


    Genre:
    Industrial, Metal, Rock
    Mood:
    Aggressive, Dark
    Instrumentation:
    Electric Guitar, Strings, Synth
    Additional:
    Origin > Collaboration

    File Information


    Name:
    Super_Mario_64_Devastation's_Duel_OC_ReMix.mp3
    Size:
    7,400,323 bytes
    MD5:
    8998016c01543d2c6b0f9c7f22eb323a
    Bitrate:
    240Kbps
    Duration:
    4:04

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