Posted 2001-01-21, evaluated by djpretzel


8-bit does indeed rock, and so does prozax. His backing track here is very good, and his playing is up to his own consistent level of excellence, with lots of overlapping guitar parts and riffage galore. For some reason, he wasn't sure if I would post this, but I think it's pretty damn badass, so I don't know what he was smokin' . . . not like Guardian Legend gets ReMixed everyday, ya know. In particular, the tradeoffs between guitar parts are done very effectively, the rhythm guitar is crunchy and mean, and there's nary a dull moment to be found. I'm gonna begin to sound like a broken record on prozax, because all of his stuff is VERY impressive and I couldn't live with myself if I didn't have it my collection personally. So I suppose I should say something suggestive, rather than JUST positive: it would be great to hear him do some more ambient or jazz material, in addition to these rockin' tracks. But either way I'm happy, and you should be too :)

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Trism
on 2015-12-31 08:26:08

Wow, this is some excellent 70's rock. Love the thick fuzzy rhythm guitar mixed with the bright and clear lead. Even the drums are very 70's with some nice ride usage! The production works fantastically with the vide the remixer was going for as well. The twin-guitar trade-off at 01:12 was unexpected but was very well executed.

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nitrozsz
on 2015-12-14 00:29:03

Misleading title, but it doesn’t matter as this track is an excellent rock track. It’s simple, straightforward rock and roll, and the production is more realistic and smooth compared to the Blaster Master tracks.

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Daniel Caton
on 2015-12-02 16:15:00

Alright, this is an older one. I was just a young’un at the time this was written. My verdict is… it still holds up today! There are a bunch of production issues here, but I suppose I shouldn’t complain too much, if only because it’s just SO FUN. I can imagine prozax rocking this song with wild abandon. Besides, it gets me smiling and tapping my toes. Can I really ask for anything more?

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Polo
on 2014-12-27 21:37:00

It feels like the wailing guitar can almost single-handedly carry the energy of this mix with every high, pitch-bent note it hits, notably when it plays the second half of the source (e.g. 0:36-0:47) and at 0:48 (my favorite parts). The layered/backup guitars certainly help give it the necessary footing to shine. When 1:23 hits, I imagine the Guardian is taking no prisoners as she scrambles across Area 0.

It is a little weird finding this reuploaded after Lockdown - it would've fit right at home on one of the first audio CDs I burned after I discovered OCR. What matters though is that I've heard the main area of the game get mixed (and well). And it Rox. :)

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Liontamer
on 2014-10-04 15:40:27

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
The Guardian Legend (Broderbund, 1988, NES)
Music by Masatomo Miyamoto, Takeshi Santo
Songs:
"Labyrinth: Area 0"

Tags (9)


Genre:
Rock
Mood:
Aggressive, Happy
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar
Additional:
Arrangement > Extended Soloing
Effects > Lo-Fi
Production > Live Instruments
Production > Live Recording
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Guardian_Legend_8-bit_Rox_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,503,211 bytes
MD5:
6a6fb690b535b54732220a99c7f0e0a6
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
2:31

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