Posted 2015-12-06, evaluated by djpretzel
Our second selection from Heart of a Gamer: A Tribute to Satoru Iwata is this folk/rock Pokémon Gold ballad with vocalizing from Pokérus (Patricio Thielemann); of Iwata's involvement with the game, EP director The Damned writes:
"When Game Freak was in trouble with their new engine for their latest game, Iwata himself came to their aid. After Iwata streamlined the engine, the staff found themselves with a lot more memory to work with. This resulted in the best part of Gold and Silver: returning to Kanto, the region from Pokémon Red and Green. Three years had passed since then, and we got to explore it all over again."
This is our second mixpost from Patricio, who debuted with a sweet Zelda ReMix back in November; he lives up to his pseudonym a little more with this arrangement, which is also excellent. The following are translated comments from when he originally created this ReMix shortly after Iwata's passing:
"About a week after his departure, I'm still unable to fully understand the fact that Satoru Iwata is no longer among us. I will always remember with much love that charisma with which he came on shining on each Nintendo Direct and, of course, everything he did for the company's classics. Iwata was an unsung hero of the video game world.
Many of us know several of the feats he did for games like Kirby, EarthBound, Super Smash Bros. Melee and other titles helping with his outstanding programming skills. But if there is something that I'll thank him for all my life, it's the effort he put in Pokémon Gold & Silver. Being my all-time favorite game for the possibility to travel freely through Johto as well as Kanto, it's thanks to him that they were able to cram so much data into a Game Boy Color cartridge. Basically, if it weren't for Satoru Iwata and Gold & Silver being such amazing games, maybe the franchise I love so much wouldn't have the same impact today.
For the same reason, I thought the best way I have to honor his memory is tributing him with this track, which marks the beginning of your first trip through Kanto in those games. Just listening to this melody, you know you're about to embark on a new journey, to adventure to new horizons. I like the idea of remembering Satoru Iwata departing on a new journey with this song as background.
Thank you for everything, good man!"
Iwata was passionate about video games, so it's awesome to see mixes from artists who are equally as passionate about the games & music that Iwata himself was involved with. This mix feels like a journey AND a tribute, and thus strikes the perfect chord when it comes to the concept of the album. Great work from Pokérus, excellent job from The Damned putting this effort together relatively quickly, and thanks to everyone involved for giving our community its own unique way of expressing musical appreciation for someone who had a dramatic, positive, & indelible impact on the art form!
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Pokémon Gold Version (Nintendo, 1999, GBC)
Music by Go Ichinose, Junichi Masuda
- "Route #26"
- Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Singing, Vocals: Male
- Time > 4/4 Time Signature
- 6,275,627 bytes
Uno, dos, tres, y...
- Size: 6,275,627 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: a69df526ee4cbd28ba418b64fb7a95d9
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