Posted 2002-01-24, evaluated by djpretzel
Yet another in a chain of recent first-time submission postings, this 'ere is a Zelda 2 ReMix from LaRux, who unassumingly writes in: "Although not horribly original, I believe it’s different enough to be considered a remix and I didn’t want to get too crazy just yet, just testing the water….. " I'd say it's a pretty good test. Doesn't go wild, as he mentions, but does feature a nice solid TR-808 beat that essentially makes the track, though the constituent elements - sub bass & synth strings - are clean and easy on the ear. Though sometimes I find it distracting, the cross-panning used on the strings works really well in this more minimalist setting. Short, not pretentious, and most importantly FUN.
on 2011-12-27 18:37:24
I'm kind of shaky about this as well. Aside from the drum progression (which I admit has some good writing once it gets going) and the panned strings at the end, this is practically a note for note adaptation for the original with very little else going on. I could think it barely survived the lockdowns for the very few changes slipped in, so on that note I'm not really too thrilled about this one
on 2009-12-05 20:03:37
Bahamut has got this. Pretty much a straight cover, with maybe a few subtle additions (the drum track, some kind of distant bass). I don't think it's even that good of a cover, to be honest.
on 2009-09-13 16:31:06
This sounds incredibly coverish. And at 1:36, there's not really much of an expectation of anything else, which is validated when one listens to the whole thing. I'm surprised this passed the lockdowns to be honest.
on 2009-01-04 10:09:02
This mix is really bare-bones. It's a very simple and stylistic remake of the original track.
It's a fun piece that I really enjoy listening to.
on 2008-12-23 16:27:40
This is about as simplistic and minimalistic as it gets. It's more or less a sound upgrade too. I like it, but I think it would sound better with some stronger bass and kick.
on 2008-10-28 15:36:26
I couldn't help but chuckle a little when this remix came up on Ormgas. It's pretty much just strings and drums!
Ah well, I guess it was at least something before all these other awesome Temple arrangements came out.
on 2008-08-29 19:39:13
Definately very coverish, kind of surprising that it's here at all. I still enjoyed listening to it, but aside from the drums I couldn't hear anything original. Sounds are aged, especially the snare sample. Not my favorite, but not the worst thing I've heard either.
on 2007-12-06 16:41:51
Nowadays, this wouldn't have passed, for a number of reasons. Too much of a cover+drums, arrangement-wise hasn't left the NES era. Would be interesting to see what the remixer would do today, tho, as this seems like a first attempt, a MIDI copy with drums, and that was ages ago.
on 2006-12-29 13:48:57
This is not worth the download. This theme has been covered by other artists, and they have done a better job with it. There is nothing eyebrow raising about the arrangement and the sound is pretty spot on a soundfonted original.
It seems like the song wants to go just a bit faster than it was programmed.
on 2006-12-29 13:24:53
Plays it really safe and comes across as mostly a sound upgrade. It's a good song, but I would have wished that more had been done besides add the drums. I like the bass drum sound, but am not terribly fond of the snare.
on 2005-08-16 15:47:22
This mix is good for the fans of the original sound track. It's more of an updating of the original score from the chiptune to something with a little more meat to it.
It's good, but not great. 3/5
on 2002-11-30 22:15:32
This was a nice little jam, but nothing to write home about. Simplicity is a good thing sometimes, and it worked wonders for this song. The already-complex palace theme would really hurt if tampered with too much, so LaRux keeps on the safe side by sticking to the original, yet thumping out some nice trip-hop beats. If you like the original, and you like a good bass drum rhythm, check this out. If you're looking for a big, complicated remix, look elsewhere. If you're in the mood to bob your head to a nice little beat, this is recommended.
on 2002-05-22 01:03:32
Zelda II 'Temple Trippin''
Well, I guess this isn't a bad mix, but it really doesn't stand out - nothing to incredible or even memorable about it. It's short though, which in this case is good - I think this remix would have been much worse if it had been drug out. But overall, unless you're desperate for Zelda 2 Temple mixes, I would move on to a different song.
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, 1987, NES)
Music by Akito Nakatsuka
- "Temple BGM"
- Time > Duration: Short
- 2,007,883 bytes
- Size: 2,007,883 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 91df3ac94434487c743a5db4dd8171cb
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