ReMix: Bomberman II "Bomberfuzz" 3:35

By Fuzz

Arranging the music of one song...

"Main Theme"

Primary Game: Bomberman II (Hudson Soft, 1991, NES), music by June Chikuma

Posted 2002-09-07, evaluated by the judges panel


This is a very memorable and catchy lil Prodigy-esque techno mix from newcomer Fuzz, extremely well-suited to the cute-n-chaos style of the Bomberman series. Simply put: it rocks. Using very evocative, well-mixed synth textures, fantastic rhythmic Japanese cutesy vocal samples, heavy techno drums, and breaking down into a major-key interlude for the main melody and then back into the jive with a beautiful "Speedu Up!" sample, it's just pure, rockin' fun. Like I said, it truly captures all that is manic, spontaneous, lightning-quick, cute, and fun about the Bomberman games, for me. It's almost like playing the damn game. Plus it comes full-circle for the ending, and probably "vitalizes body and mind" more than three Red Bulls in a row (which I've tried and can attest to). Yatta - highly recommended, and I'm now waiting for Fuzz's next piece.

djpretzel

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ViRiX
on 2010-08-24 22:05:42

I love the drum beat in this, but the clips in the first part make it sounds like he's in the shower.

Other than that, it's all good in my opinion.

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OA
on 2009-12-10 14:57:02

Cool panning starts this one out, and a cool filtered bass synth anchors things, but WTF those sound clips are abysmal. :-( :-(

I can't even make it to the end of the track, despite how cool everything is.

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Polo
on 2009-07-09 04:20:22

Bomberfuzz boasts a bright and hyper character thanks to the processing attributes of many of its synths. Just the first one slinks left and right while speaking many vowels through an echo-y hallway - really flexible-like. A second lead (0:43-1:11) adds a transporting touch by sounding like it's moving through a tunnel. Mini explosions every so often and a growling/rubbery bass synth or two really pack on the density. Even so, the electric spurts that go "WOW" (1:14 and elsewhere), as well as the Bomberman voice samples, poke through the busy soundscape to serve as comic relief. And speaking of relief, even the calm breakdown is windy, smoky, and modulated lightly to gracefully contrast with the rough-and-tumble bulk.

Fiery, forceful, and blows up in your face just like a bomb.

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Marmiduke
on 2008-12-30 20:20:04

This has a very strong Viewtiful Joe sound to it, what with the catchy speed music and the anime voices screaming various phrases. Very reminiscent, even though the mix precedes the game.

I loved the mix, to tell the truth. The voices didn't grate on me at all, and they especially didn't do anything but enhance the melody for me. It's a great, fast moving piece that I always get a little surprised at when it appears on my playlist. It's also quite infectious, in the best way possible of course.

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evktalo
on 2007-12-05 05:03:20

Ahh, what an energetic remix. The voices freak out our cats. The "bombu"-section has them too loud perhaps, I can take it but I can definitely understand why many find them irating. Otherwise the voices are used excellently and provide plenty of motion into an already high-speeding piece. Great work (and props for Fast Tracking!), I too wish Fuzz had more tracks on this site.

--Eino

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Drack
on 2006-06-16 19:56:21

I disliked the vocals (They are ok, but there are too many of them), and this song clips something FIERCE on my setup.

It's a shame, this song rocks otherwise.

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hyperlink6556
on 2006-06-06 07:05:26

this is cool and those japanese volcals show want i think bomberman sounds like

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The Vagrance
on 2006-03-21 16:37:38

One of the few remixes that got the remixing part right. This isn't just a retelling, this is a REMIX. It faintly resembles the original, but the original elements override all to get the little bopping original into the rough, distorted, fast world that this song creates. This is one of the few songs that is not only a great remix, but actually a great remix.

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Shwenky
on 2005-09-12 20:48:37

I like everything about this one. Fast, driving beat, humorous sound effects, and great instrumentation. 9.5/10

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CDRandom
on 2005-07-14 04:32:49

Really like this remix. Someone actually made an AMV (Anime Music Video) to this song, you can go find it at www.animemusicvideos.org .

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Arnexium
on 2005-01-10 22:55:11

Wow. Now that is just a sweet tune. Very well done, fuzz. By that, I mean excellent. And by that, I mean I love it.

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Txai
on 2004-12-14 21:31:16

The Bomberman voice confuses me in respect of this remix. For me it passes an ackward message. Fuzz is a good remixer, but this voice annoys me!

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Cheeszeman_
on 2004-10-11 09:35:48

1 word... WTF?!?! this song is rather... interesting!

gotta love the voice samples, but still man...

i love the song in general, still a bit weird tho

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codeman38
on 2004-10-10 21:41:22

From what I can tell, the voice samples in that one section are calling out different colors of bombs:

"Shiro bomu" (white bomb)

"Aka bomu" (red bomb)

"Kuro bomu" (black bomb)

"Ao bomu" (blue bomb)

And of course, the other samples are "Bomber Man!", "Hyper Bomber!", "Speed Up!", and "Yatta!". :)

Of course, this is from someone who knows only a little bit of Japanese, so take it with a grain of salt...

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misao
on 2004-06-21 19:54:42

YATTA!! I love it, I love it, I looooove it!!!

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Primary Game:
Bomberman II (Hudson Soft, 1991, NES)
Music by June Chikuma
Songs:
"Main Theme"

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