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OCR01088 - Kid Icarus "Megalo Kid March"

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I like it. I always loved the level music in Kid Icarus (Well, level 1, anyway ... I could never get past it), and orchestrated NES music, when well done, can turn out really cool. My only complaint has already been addressed (the 'belivability' of the insturments falls a bit at the 1:25 mark), but it's a pretty minor issue.

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i'm glad that someone finally remixed the first level BGM of Kid Icarus. i've posted a request for it maybe twice. anyway, i'm digging the mellowiness of this peice. and on some level it reminds me of some tracks from Final Fantasy 9. probably just me thinking that tho.

all in all, great work!

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Quite impressive. Bombastic in some places, subtle in others...if Kid Icarus were on a new platform, I would expect nothing less of this caliber (spelling?) music. Bravo, jolly good.

9/10

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Where are all the other reviewers for this mix?!

This is a really great mix, no doubt. Kid Icarus is awesome, and so is this remix. Great job.

9/10.

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I loved the Kid Icarus soundtrack, and this song does it justice.

The huge buildup at the beginning was expected, but afterwards, the harp and woodwinds was not, and a welcome turn.

The bassoon(?) is particularly expressive, though the brass that comes in later isn't completely convincing. I think the issue is that it's too rigid, and especially so, when the rest of the piece is so carefully constructed. The percussion is sparse, but builds tension when needed, and though I was hoping for a huge Wagnerian swell at the end, the ending was good in it's own right.

The handling of the source is a little more relaxed than I was hoping for overall, but it still sounds good and is recommended.

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I'm actually surprised that there isn't more replies to this remix. It's incredibly well done! I'll admit, I've never played Kid Icarus, but I really with I had. The game looks like an amazing cross between Mario, Metroid and Zelda, and with Pit appearing in the next Smash Brothers I'm sure we'll be hearing more from him.

The remix is heroic and simply suggestes adventure with every note! By all acount this should be a classic Nintendo theme. It's just so brilliant and catchy, and this remix shows how great this original music is and has potential to be. Here's hoping this theme is featured in Smash Brothers Brawl!

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This is very well orchestrated, bravo. Catchy, cute, bombastic, expressive. Brass samples are the biggest drawback, but it's generally a no-win situation in finding something good. The ending is particularly suitable. Nice work.

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I'm not familiar with the original source, but I can't say this caught my ears terribly much. The orchestration is too minimal IMO to really stand out.

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Can't say this one caught my interest much. It all felt too thin and amateurish. It's nice to hear this theme getting a more modern treatment, and it sounds like the remixer had some okay ideas but I don't really think this offers anything that the Brawl orchestrated version of the theme didn't. Sorry :-(

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Really enjoyable piece of orchestral music here! The only thing I did not enjoy at around 2:24 was those plucked strings? (really hoping that's the right term) This brings back good memories of a game that was too hard for me when I was a kid :)

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This really shows the kind of skill the arranger has for being able to elicit that kind of emotion and realism from a not-hollywood-quality sample set. I think it's almost better that way - it gives it a really neat feel that would be ruined by real instruments. I really enjoyed this.

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