Posted 2000-12-30, evaluated by djpretzel

Hey, this is really good, and a nice change of pace too! Our second Mario RPG ReMix comes from Orkybash, who has made a very upbeat mix, with rock drums, very nice steel drums with rolls-a-plenty, and just a really catchy, peppy 'thang' going on. The only downside is that it *kinda* sounds MIDI-ish in instrument quality, and processing could be improved, but this is another one of those cases where orchestration and spirit REALLY DO make up for it. Plus, with so many techno and orchestral ReMix, and ambient too, it's nice to see just a straightforward lighthearted jam thing like this one. Good stuff, worth getting, and virtually guaranteed to make you smile. If you have trouble waking up Monday mornings and feel grumpy and mean, just give this a listen and it might help :)

― djpretzel


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on 2010-02-11 08:42:33

Okay, I can definantly hear where the "midi-ish" stuff DJP was talking about is, but I have straight MIDI's on my MP3. I can handle it as long as the tune is nice, and this is. Iight-hearted and has a great beat. Can't say it's the greatest mix on OCR (by far), but it's alright with me.

on 2010-01-14 01:30:34

This sounds kinda coverish - can't say I like this terribly much.

on 2009-11-06 20:30:34

This is a cute little mix that's a lot of fun to listen to. The sounds certainly aren't great, but I can get past that with few problems. Overall I feel like I'm being overpowered by the guitar a bit, wish it were a little softer.

Cute, fun, enjoyable overall.

on 2007-12-07 13:01:19

Charming despite it's midi-sounding roots, this is a mix that really emphasizes a fun attitude over ambitious and dramatic arrangement. Though the source is Super Mario RPG, this would be completely at home in a sunny Mario Kart track. It just has a driving and upbeat feel that is pretty infectious. The guitar is a little too fakey for my liking, and the marimba is pretty mechanical, but the song is fun and upbeat, so I can overlook a few things. :-)

on 2006-03-17 20:22:37

Love it. Very upbeat, love the xylaphone(sp?). Makes me want to go and play the game, but alas, i no longer have it. My aunt thinks japan is trying to take over the world with music in videogames (lol), and even she loves this remix. She couln't change what she said after we told her it was a VG remix song.

Keep up the awsome work!

on 2004-06-17 13:42:56

Always a favorite in my OCRemix playlist, this song captures the spirit of the game: Upbeat with a wry humorous twist. It's energetic and has just enough shift from the original to keep all of the spirit and liven the tune, especially at 1:15!

Super Mario RPG was the perfect comedy RPG, with the over-the-top comedic effects keeping you amused in time with the easy to follow music.

When some of my friends were over and heard the song, a few sprung in to follow the tune, not even recognizing it as SMRPG until I pointed it out.

Drin Tragen
on 2004-02-07 12:28:38

I love this song because it's a great song and the game was great too, now i weep for the memories not of the games but of those close in time to those games. oh well, I have to play it again, the game is just to good....... :D

on 2004-01-20 02:10:02

This would be near the very top of my favourites list, except I think it gets repetitive. Definitely a good choice of instruments, and a decent job splicing in small segments that weren't from the original tune. But it's the constant loud beat on the drum in the background that drove me insane. I still recommend the remix -- just be warned that it's not something you can put on loop for hours on end. 8/10.

Corporal Eschebone
on 2003-09-09 16:19:42

Heh, I almost laughed when I first played this mix. Nice style choice. I don't mind the lack of bass, either.


Deryck Khusial
on 2003-03-21 04:17:44

never touched this game. but oh man, where the hell does all the nostalgia come from when i hear this? so familiar-sounding… Awesome beat, especially in the intro. everyone could use some Surf Rock once in a while

Dinobot 2
on 2002-08-15 10:28:33

I always though this was one of the ten tracks from Super Mario RPG. Nicely done. You should work on another SMRPG track.

on 2002-08-14 15:39:14

This remix captures the essence of what the original could not.

It shouts out, "this is the beginning of a happy adventure, this RPG is TO BE taken lightly, and it's mario hey come on". The original is good, this remix is happy and only brings more meaning to what I saw/see the start of this game as.

As stated before, it's definately a keeper ;)

on 2002-08-08 02:05:00

Indeed a keeper, The song kept the Soul or Mario, And highlighted the good points of the song with a nice upbeat touch.

Terrific song

Edit: Wow, It's the oldest post they have of mine... Man I seem so much different here, this was before school started and now it's almost over... Century's ago...

Edit: Wow, this edit must've took place at least a year ago. I guess I'm the only person on OCR who actually goes back and look at their old posts.

Edit: Wow, this other edit must've taken place another year ago. I think I'll keep this tradition entact!

on 2002-08-07 00:54:51

Mushroom Way is a song thats always made me chuckle along as i played that game (and because of you, i had to start playing that game again, damn you orkybash for bringing to me so much nostalgic memories !) This mix is (just like genno's woods) missing bass, its too high pitched.

But you know that isnt the real problem, this song is amazingly well played, and it still has that Mario RPG touch to it that makes it bouncy, cheery, and extremelly addictive.

I'll be listening to this one for a long time

on 2002-05-16 13:48:29

Super Mario RPG 'Mushroom Way Madness'

The instrument quality is a little low. The arrangement quality is a little high.

it balances out. Nice work on this one. but shame on DJP for using the term

"MIDI-ish". You will be flogged severely for that.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Nintendo , 1996, SNES)
Music by Yoko Shimomura
"The Road Is Full of Dangers"

Tags (8)

Easy Listening,Rock
Acoustic Guitar,Oboe,Steel Drum,Woodwinds
Time > Tempo: Moderate

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