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OCR01539 - New Super Mario Bros. "Mushroom Maddness"

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I enjoyed NSMB very much, and this track was a pleasure when I first heard it. I've kept it and it still is fantastic, it's lush, it keeps the Super Mario feel to it and yet expands it into new territory. Great job!

--Eino

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I like that you took a higher-end sounding song and reverted it to the old 8-bit sounds (the :33 section). Talk about a serious reversal for this site. For a mix that sounds pretty ordinary at the start, it was a real surprise. The bubbly-sounding notes remind me of the original MC Kids game, and some of the notes around :48 remind me of the Rescue Rangers game. Funny how certain 8-bit synth notes invoke particular games.

Then you really expand on the melody and take it in a more standard kind of direction for OCR. Really neat interpretations, but the melody seems to disappear altogether for portions of the song, until they finally return. There are sections where you can't tell it's a remix because it sounds like all original work.

I liked the "good" sounding parts to be sure, but I personally would have liked to see this whole song done 8-bit style like the beginning with different synths.

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Creative and varied- some really fun synths and different styles, even without super huge transitions, it works well.

Arrangement is so great, it's just really fun and free spirited, and it is definitely going on my playlist. :-)

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I'm totally digging this piece. The arrangement is excellent, and it's just plain fun to listen to (and yes, I do have a great pair of headphones). Awesome job!

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New Super Mario Bros, another example that Mario will never die. You know, I have a hard time commenting on this mix because words just don't do it justice. Transforming the sound to a smaller bit was pretty cool. I will just say that I loved the transistions, the ending, and the first minute was my favorite part.

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I'd like to ask permission to possibly use all or part of this remix in a custom New Super Mario Bros Wii project I am working on. We are making custom levels, music, backgrounds, and even custom tilesets. You would be credited in the notes that are released with the game, and even possibly in the game itself. :smile:

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I migrated to OCRemix from Chipmusic.org for my game remix fix in the last year or so, and I'm blown away to find Jredd here as well! Love everything this guy does. It's all fantastic and i recommend checking out all of his work on Chipmusic.org!

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