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OCR01252 - Super Mario 64 "The Alternate Route"

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I have enjoyed this song since I first played Super Mario 64, it really fit the stage. Now, I will praise this song, was a good twist on the original. I like.

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i really liked this mix, and Im not a huge fun of this "club" type of music. If all club music is like this, then I may have found a new thing to look for in record stores. :lol: It was very cathy, and well done, one of my new favorites.

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I had listened to all the Super Mario 64 ReMixes, and they were pretty good. The only one that cought my attention and made me save it was 'Liquid Mario'. I came here one day, and I was surprised to see another Super Mario 64 ReMix.

It's a good song. Towards the beginning, it showed kind of a dark side of the game. When it broke into the song, I was happy to hear a fast-paced, exiting song. Although, after listening to it, I was somewhat disappointed. The song lacks ingenuity. Tough it was well put together, and the choice was good, (I don't think this song has been done before) it seemed like the composer only had a chorus. There were breaks, but it was just the same thing over and over and over. It got kind of boring to listen to it when there's only one line.

The compser is musically talented, and I think he can do a much better ReMix.

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Hey, kewl! I feel like I'm chasing Bowser right now... :lol: Nah, seriously, awesome, awesome mix. I love the darker sounds in it. Gives it that...that...feel of...darkness. :wink: I reeeeally like the smooth calm to krazy fast switch. Makes ya wanna dance like no one's lookin'!!!

~^~Mary_mari's sign of approval~^~

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Yeah uh...

Hate to be criticizing on my first post, but is anyone else getting directed to a newgrounds page when this is played? It's annoying me.

Perhaps this could be fixed, maybe not, but I hope it is. I like the music, but hate the stupid directing thing.

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the genre is drum and bass and i tell you summin this tune ROXX like a ton of pebbles in a hammock. i can honestly see fabio and grroverider dropping this in a gig and the place going crazy.i sure as hell would be. This is a strong contender for the best OCremix in history top class shit my friend!

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Yase. it roxxor's my soxxors.

I was just thinking the other day that someone should remix this song.

personally, I think that there should have been more of the original motif appearing in it, but it still works this way.

Also, I think that maybe the next person to remix this song should try making a new melody based on the original one, interlace it from time to time, then bring them together. But thats just a thought. :D

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Go backwards in time 10 days before this post. I was playing Super Mario 64 on my emulator and heard the original song in the Bowser Room #1. Go forward 3 days after that, and this song still has what it takes. My foot always taps without fail when this song is playing, and even a little head nodding is in order too. The main track sounds like a mix between chanting and bass, with a little bit of electric guitar. This definitely gets a 10 out of 10 fireballs.

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I can't stop listening to this song!!!

If you are a fan of the Tetris Techno song?

Heavy Drum'N'Bass goodness?

This song owns honestly, such a pump up!!!

I just pulled out Mario 64 to beat the final boss to hear the song again.

Such memories :D:D:D

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I second all previous comments. This remix really captures the mood of the original and the percussion really keeps it going with the intricate rhythm. The stop-go pace of this remix really keeps you engaged. Keep it going Paragon X9!

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Ok, so I'm one of those people that has been coming to this site for years (since around 2002) and never posted. Time to break that trend :).

This is one of my favorite songs on OCR. I've always loved the source tune from the game, but this takes it to new levels. I guess I can see why many feel it's repetative, but I honestly think there's enough change-ups to keep it interesting. Plus, it's added a ton of energy to the original tune, which was already solid. Excellent work.

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hey dude this track of your is really good man really brings the fear out of a person if any one has played the game hahaha. great work man this is top range work man goodluck man for yh next track..

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this is the sort of remix i hoped somebody would make of this song

though i guess things like the bass could be a little more aggressive

good job

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This was one, IMO, one of my few mistaken votes that I've made out of nearly 2,000 votes. I'd say maybe 4 or 5 I would change given the chance. Pretty much all of them in my first couple of months on the panel.

One of the things this mix later underscored to me was that, IMO, you should never vote down a track because it only deals with a limited portion of the source tune being used. There's no obligation to base a mix on most or all of the ideas presented in a source tune.

This piece worked with the main verses of "Koopa's Road" extremely well with a lot of interpretation and personalization, mostly in the instrumentation and mood, but also in the compositional quality of the original sections added. So thanks a lot to Jermain for helping me broaden my thinking and improve my open-mindedness as a judge.

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more of ParagonX9's work at http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/view.php?id=198486

and for the song, I've been following ParagonX9's work for a long time now and this isn't one of his best tracks (see Danger Ahead) but I still enjoyed it because I'm a very big SM64 fan.

I was going to mention that, but, good, someone else already did.

Anyway, cool, I had forgotten you had an account here. Great remix... a little repetitive at the end, but, eh, who cares. Still fun to listen to.

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I'm not even usually that big a fan of d'n'b (maybe it's the breakbeat part that does it for me), but this is a great, solid mix that really gets me jamming. Awesome job here.

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This isn't a mix I would describe as going places. It lingers on the one section of the source the entire time, lingering with the drum loop, lingering with synth cycles. It's fun to listen to, but it has a hard time satisfying my appetite.

Technically I see nothing wrong with this. I love the source tune, I think the samples sound great. I just have a real problem with the arrangement. It's not that I think it is boring, I'm happy to sit through this. But as far as my want for it to progress, to build or to even bridge, it underperforms. This is the sort of mix that travels its furthest in its first minute, and from then on gets overly comfortable in what it is doing.

Like I said, it's more than competent for D'n'B, not so much for game music remixing. By no means a stinker, but a little outside my tastes.

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Nice loops, bro. :-)

The track does tread water for the duration, but I did have a good time with it, and cool breakdown sections mixed in with some modulations and SFX keep things interesting until it's over.

Good stuff, but not great. :-)

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I discovered this on Youtube, copied as it has been multiple times onto different Youtube accounts, before I found it on OC. I always liked this remix, as I feel it gave the technological feel that the Super Mario 64 Bowser Roads (especially Bowser in The Dark World) always had. While it may not build as much as other ReMixes do, it fits the feel of the source, and the several returns to the beginning will always make me smile because of how many times Bowser in the Sky killed me and sent me flying out of that pipe. Keep up the good work!

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Great energy going on here! I haven't heard this in a while, but I liked 3:26's transition. Those toms have a kickin' tone.

A lot of the sound design is very generic, but I did enjoy stuff like the sync envelope at 1:36 - 1:40 and the low passed pad at 2:26. In fact, I would have liked to hear that pad for a longer length of the breakdown. :P

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One of the few ReMixes I heard elsewhere before I heard it on OCR. This is definitely the kind of high-energy Drum and Bass track that is perfect for background music or just to have playing while something is going on. It may not be the best, most expansive track around, but it does it's job, I think. Not bad.

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