ReMix: Pac-Man "64-bit" 1:50

By Peterrian Productions

Arranging the music of one song...

"Start Music"

Primary Game: Pac-Man (Namco, 1980, ARC), music by Toshio Kai

Posted 2000-02-18, evaluated by djpretzel


The original pacman theme is fairly short, and thus hard to remix without being really repetitive or just going off an major tangents that sound nothing like the original theme . . That being said, remixer Peter Stanley, aka "The TeleMarketer" does an excellent job playing with the theme and going through derivations . . the little yellow guy would be proud!

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A-RoN
on 2015-04-22 14:05:32

This has to be one of the weirdest of the old skool techno OCRs of back in the day. I say it's wierd because when comparing this slowed down version to the source, it just sounds like the soundtrack to a really quirky children's TV show. And yes...that ending. What the frak?

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Tables
on 2015-04-22 09:19:47

Haha, another Animusic-a-like track? It's gotta be that sort of bass-like sound.

I appreciate the heck of the arrangement and creativity that went into this. I almost was ready to trash this song based on the first few seconds with those cheap synthdoodles, but as things started building up it got a lot more interesting. And yeah, what happened with that ending?? There's a good core in here but it feels like it was rushed. Better luck next time!

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Crulex
on 2011-09-15 10:39:52

Cool. I can actually almost imagine as backing music to the game if the game had something other than "wakawakawaka" going on over and over (the only annoying thing about Pac-man it you go at it for as long as I do). Very good expansion on a five second theme. Not a fan of the last ten seconds though. As great as this ReMix is, those last few seconds....essh, a bit harsh.

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Skinner3D
on 2011-03-01 20:46:23
: Agreed with the other posts. This is a fun tune that does well with an extremely short source.
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Marmiduke
on 2009-11-25 02:40:31

Certainly adds a whole lot of meat to a miniscule scrap of music, sprucing it up tenfold. I like a lot of what was done to it, and I’m overly impressed with how many different ways those same bars could be represented. Samples are unnoteworthy, and that ending is remarkable only for how hilariously appalling it is. But as far as envelope-pushing mixes go, this had to have demonstrated the lengths that videogame music remixing could and would go, transforming an insignificant series of bloops into a pretty snazzy piece of legitimate music. Shows age, but it could be a lot worse. I still enjoy it.

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Emunator
on 2009-10-04 00:40:48

Lolwut? : This is really strange, I don't quite know what to make of it. The machine gun drums are a really weird stylistic choice that doesn't make any sense to me. The instruments definitely have that old-school OCR feel to it. Nevertheless, this was a pretty daring arrangement and for the most part, it worked. The synth soloing in particular was pretty good, especially for such an early remix.

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Bahamut
on 2009-09-10 00:42:36

I'm also surprised that the trademark Pacman song got stretched for almost 2 minutes.

Sample-wise, everything could use an upgrade, and perhaps this could've been streteched even longer, but eh, it's from the site's old days.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-11-20 21:18:18
Music from Animusic! Anyone else think so?

Bothers me that now I can't get out of my head that this sounds exactly like those commercials I've seen for the animusic DVDs. The soundsets (or most of them) have to be the same. It's catchy, and unique, however, and an impressive feet to stretch out the theme for that length of time. Certainly not the best thing out there, but appreciable.

Ok, but WTF at the ending? Seriously.

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WesternZypher
on 2008-04-04 10:51:40

Music from Animusic! Anyone else think so?

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OA
on 2007-04-17 13:25:25

it's impressive you stretched such a short sample into a (somewhat) lengthier mix, but im not sure that counterpoint and a brief breakdown were the best way to do it.

Regardless, this mix is ancient, so I can understand the difference between then and now. :)

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Bummer
on 2006-01-07 08:15:24

Oh dear, this theme really IS short. Good thing that Peterrian knows how to pull some levers to make this enjoyful. Although you can predict that it's simply gonna add a new instrument every new turn, it still sounds remarkably good. Kudos to P. Productions for making an awesome remix of an awesome two-dimensional ball.

...

All of sudden I want some ice-cream....

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meccaneer
on 2005-10-11 21:44:19

Word: 5 secs to 2 mins. That's pretty incredible. It kinda sounds like a commercial. It's a bit cheezy but, necessarily so. What is Pac-man if not cheezy? He is a friggin' cheez for all I know.

SouthPaws unite!

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Txai
on 2004-11-20 18:08:49

This music is amused. But I hate the end. How irritating...oh, no! My ears do not support!

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Lord Veovis
on 2004-04-04 21:37:57

Very catchy and addictive. Normally repetitiveness is a bad thing, but the notes from the original Pac-Man put a smile on my face every time I hear it in this song. The end was good too as it was similar to the sound when Pac-Man dies. I would say it should be longer, but then again I doubt it could go on any farther considering how only a few measures are from the game. 8.5/10

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skawttieboy
on 2002-06-22 19:08:34
Pac-Man '64-bit'

Well what is a ReMix site without a Pac Mac tune? Wait.. don't answer that. Not too much going on here, but it is amazing how much the original tune was worked for this remix. Good job, considering.

Haha, but it's soooo true...can't have an OC Remix site without some annoying Pac Man theme....:lol:

Anyways, can't say this was one of my favorites, but oh well...can't win em all...;)

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Pac-Man (Namco, 1980, ARC)
Music by Toshio Kai
Songs:
"Start Music"

Tags (9)


Genre:
Electro
Mood:
Funky, Happy, Quirky
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Arrangement > Extended Soloing
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Pac-Man_64-bit_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
1,845,104 bytes
MD5:
ba0d131ab2fd74f2689e3b716acd7874
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
1:50

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