ReMix: U.N. Squadron "The Best of the Best" 3:47

By prozax

Arranging the music of 3 songs...

"BOSS", "Front Line Base", "Mission Clear"

Primary Game: U.N. Squadron (Capcom, 1991, SNES), music by Manami Matsumae, Mari Yamaguchi, Takashi Tateishi

Posted 2001-02-14, evaluated by djpretzel


Alright, that guitar playin' crazy with amazin' chops is back in action, with a UN Squadron ReMix he tussled with for quite some time before finally sending it my way. UN Squadron was a great 2D horizontal-scrolling Capcom shooter based off the famous 'Area 88' anime / manga series of a totally different name. I like this anime and game because the main character has funny hair and your commander has a big 'X' on his forehead, but that's just me. Anyhow, this ReMix captures the spirit of the game quite well, with fast-paced guitars and a very upbeat, positive, 'let's go kill people and blow stuff up real good!' attitude ya just gotta love. All of prozax's mixes are guitar-based, but I think this one features the most variety in playing, or at the least the most tricks. There's an entirely different song at the end, so it's sort of like a two-track medley, I suppose :) In particular, I like the moving pattern at about 2'7", the little ditty at the VERY end, and I feel more attention was paid to percussion this time around, and some of the ride cymbals are nicely called in at key points. A catchy display of talent for both arrangement AND guitar playing, not to be missed.

djpretzel

Discussion

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Trism
on 2015-12-31 08:47:00

Straight off I am not a fan of that organ sound. I know it's a staple of the type of rock the remixer was going for with this but I found it really distracting when ever it was brought to the front of the mix. The guitar work is as excellent as the previous tracks from prozax but I found the lead to be a little stiff at times. The transition between the first and second sources is fine from my point of view, however you simply can't fade out completely 2/3 of a way through a song to then fade back with a completely different song! AND THEN add another completely different tune at the end! Come on!

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nitrozsz
on 2015-12-14 00:30:26

This is a bizarre medley. Like you did three separate tracks, and released it as one with virtually no transition between the three tracks. I almost want to put this in Audacity, and separate the Front Line Base portion of this remix because that part of the whole remix was amazing. The other two parts of the remix didn’t really do anything for me.

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Master_Yoshi
on 2015-12-03 15:14:04

I'm going to split my review in two, as that's what the artist did with the song.

Track 1: Hey, that's pretty fun! I actually really enjoyed that outro quite a bit, right after the 2' mark. I wish there'd been more of this, but alas; earwax.

Track 2: Complete tone shift, but I get it. VGM remix, you were going for a game-feel type deal, I can dig it. I don't know if I can dig the fact that this section is just over a minute long, and then there's a 20 second fade out into... a victory theme?

This really strikes me as a demo tape, or a track for a trailer. Oh well, still good to listen to :)

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timaeus222
on 2015-12-02 21:00:30

Straightforward rock, but the performance is pretty enjoyable. It reminds me of Wave Race 64, somewhat. Uplifting, and nostalgic in a way, even though I haven't played this game. Nice forward momentum in the beat. And OH man, the literal fade-out and fade-in to the next tracks in the medley! :lol:

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Liontamer
on 2014-10-04 15:40:29

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

Sources Arranged (3 Songs)


Primary Game:
U.N. Squadron (Capcom, 1991, SNES)
Music by Manami Matsumae, Mari Yamaguchi, Takashi Tateishi
Songs:
"BOSS"
"Front Line Base"
"Mission Clear"

Tags (9)


Genre:
Rock
Mood:
Happy
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Organ, Synth
Additional:
Effects > Distortion
Production > Live Instruments
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
UN_Squadron_The_Best_of_the_Best_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,711,343 bytes
MD5:
28b07080dbde6b30b5dfd51ae19f3aa9
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:47

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