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OCR03789 - *YES* Quarth "Block Invaders"

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Remixer name: Jorito
Real name: Jorrith Schaap
Userid: 3899

Submission information:

Name of Game(s) Remixed: Quarth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarth)
Name of Arrangement: Block Invaders
Names of songs arranged: BGM 1-1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdnGEGPWzw4#t=4m31s), BGM 3-1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdnGEGPWzw4#t=11m24s)
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This is a remix of Quarth, a fun Konami Tetris/Space Invaders puzzler hybrid that I grew up with and have very fun memories of (it’s also incredible fun in 2p mode!). I started this remix somewhere in 2014 with real instruments, but somehow I never finished it.

Fast forward, and Super Audio Cart PC became a thing. I offered to sample the MSX computer sound chips for it, because at heart I am still an MSX fanboy and user. I always wanted to create a chiptune style remix with the famous Konami SCC sound that most people probably only know from (SD) Snatcher and MG2: Solid Snake. This was too good an opportunity to pass up to showcase both the SCC, the soundtrack from Quarth and the authenticity of SACPC. And besides, how often do you get to remix one of your favorite games with your favorite soundchip from your childhood computer?

It’s my first time working with SAC (and SACPC), and it was a joy to work with and totally awesome to get these sounds in a very accessible way. 100% SACPC (SCC + PSG drums), baby. If I close my eyes and forget that I used too way many channels for it to be played on real hardware, it takes me back on a fond nostalgic trip down memory lane... Retro Mission accomplished!





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Other than the sound being a little too clean compared to the original MSX music, mission accomplished, I'd say.  It's a fun little arrangement that doesn't suffer as much as most MSX scores from  cluttering and white noise problems, which makes it a little less authentic but much more pleasant to listen to.  I don't have any significant problems with it as a remix, and of course it's a nice showcase of SACPC.


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Definitely a super happy mix, it reminds me a little of OA's earlier works. Really loving the beefy bass here, especially since it doesn't over crowd the rest of the instruments. The themes are recognizable and there's a lot of extra details added in. Not much else to say here to be honest; nice work with SAC!


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