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  1. Gutsy! Reaching! Frickin' rocking, and I love the middle section's handling of the interweaving sections. It's like I'm getting dual-whipped by Castlevania goodness the entire time. Grab your stake and raise your whip - this does great justice with a take that needed to be really nailed to avoid falling down an endless precipice, and you nailed the jump. I swear I didn't mean to make this all full of Castlevania references. Damn impressive, guys.
  2. Wow, is this phenomenal. What a wonderful, inventive handling. My favorite part has to be 3:05-3:35, which shows downright masterful control and touch. I hear the John Williams analogies and they make sense, but at the same time I don't want to denigrate (how about that?!) this piece by merely saying it was in his fashion - this had touch and design far beyond a mere style parody. Good heavens was this impressive.
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    OCR03767 - Mega Man 3 "Snake Buster"

    A two-fer dip into some fantastic handling of core source material - really impressed to see this group extract this much fun and rocking out of these two themes. Transitions were crisp bordering on amazing (2:50-3:03 being the best example), and there's multiple sections of unique solos that aren't just random riffing but seem to be a natural extension of the core theme. A must for anyone who enjoys metal and/or Mega Man! Great job!!
  4. I second the call on this being a submission!! Moving, flowing, delicate, this ticks ALL the boxes. It feels FAR longer and more beautiful than a quick take on the source, may I add. Major props - I loved it!!
  5. Okay, this is downright amazing. Love the depth and range this piece evolves into, and the guitar work and interplay between the sections is just top notch. Serious consideration here for my most surprising mix of the month - this just blew me away and it's better with every listen! Many props for this one!!
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    OCR03755 - Zelda 2 "Do You Need a Light?"

    I think this song goes for a specific vibe and just CRUSHES it. Really fun and enjoyable. Stay for the unique solos and variations of 2:05+ as well. But man, this is fun all on its own. Great job here by the remixer! No way to sit still through this one.
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    OCR03750 - Final Fantasy VII "Cosmo"

    Simple, clean fun, and a wonderful job of taking the core of a tune and running with it. Just an immediate listen and nod. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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    OCR03748 - Sonic the Hedgehog "Supersonic"

    This may be the quintessential example of an EDM take on Sonic. Bonus for the 1:29 fadeout and eventual walkback that kept my interest. When you're dealing with a source this iconic, I demand to hear my main lead and yet still be interested... and this did a great job of walking (running?) the line. Well done!
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    OCR03747 - Cat Lady "Lady in Black"

    Points for style and execution here - man, I'm really impressed about the vision to remix this way and the moxie to pull it off. Really enjoy the adjustment sections (like 2:45-3:25); the handling reminds me of some of the best Doom remixes this site has. Yeah, maybe this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but then they're missing great guitar sections like 4:30-4:42 (so great!) as well as vocals to me that I don't need to hear the words, it's almost like another instrument. Unique and worth a listen!
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    OCR03741 - Final Fantasy V "Galuf's World"

    WOW. This is an absolute treat - a handling of one of the best themes of the entire game and of the entire FF series, in my opinion. And the remixer crushes it. The harmony playing behind 1:33-1:43, the gorgeous flute over 2:17-2:33 (goodness, the adjustments in that section are worth the entire listen), the little touches around the main theme just sing with emotion. It's funny, but this remix is so evidently handled by someone who really cares about the inherent theme, I didn't even need the description in the writeup. The ending does surprise me a bit, but the ride is so tremendous that even if you think it's different it still delivers. An absolute download. Checking out the Kickstarter now. So happy to have heard this.
  11. A beautiful handling of the source material - moving and invigorating, all in one. I really enjoy the artist's ability to walk the line between re-creating an original and adding a whole new take on the source - it's eminently recognizable AND original, which I loved. Loving this! It's all right that this sometimes passed-over gem from the OST doesn't have other representation on this site. After this, it doesn't need it.
  12. Thanks for the review! Very nice to hear such feedback. :) It was fun to hear it was surprising and stayed enjoyable!

  13. Man, I didn't know the source but I am digging the hardcore chip rework of this song! Every time I think I know where this is going it changes up on me. Man, was this fun. Really enjoyed this remix!!
  14. Holy crudmuffins, this remix is just oozing vibrancy and life, particularly from 1:28 or so on - every note and adjustment seems so important and focused. I absolutely love the interplay of the different instruments - the remixer just crushes the delicate balancing act of harder and softer pulls on the source. Lindsey Stirling was a great analogy; it's sometimes catchy, sometimes beautiful, and all-around unique. Well done.
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    OCR03722 - Mega Man X2 & X1 "X's Demise"

    Wonderful work with the piano here. Gorgeous and flowing. Man did I enjoy this journey. And wow, that ending...