Posted 2021-07-27, evaluated by Liontamer


Astral Tales (Ernesto Bernal) follows up a super-catchy synthwave Metal Gear debut from last year with more in the same vein, providing our first-ever featured mix of Tecmo World Wrestling:

"I've had a blast making this one! Such a funny and catchy melody. It was perfect to make a synthwave remix. I respected the main melodies, but restructured them all to give it a different vibe and flow through the song, and added some harmonies to complete the overall remix. I hope you enjoy it! Cheers!"

Everything clicks: source tune is catchy/memorable to begin with, it totally gels with a synthwave treatment, and Ernesto does a fantastic job making that happen, with octave-jumpin' synth bass, big synth brass stabs, energizing beats, and an inspiring, active melodic line. I've heard there's this thing called "exercising," and I have to imagine this would be a pretty good workout jam, or - if you're feeling Rocky - training montage material. Liontamer loves him some wrasslin' and is thus uniquely qualified to evaluate:

"Nice work adding more meat and potatoes (or, in this case, expansive writing and variations) to a classic NES theme with a fun genre adaptation. The chorus is more liberally handled than the main melody, with the second half of the track after 2:27 focusing more on the chorus, including a nice key change at 2:54. Shocked it took this long to have TWW represented here, but happy to welcome this track to the OCR stable! ;-)"

Ernesto throws in an electric guitar and even the above-mentioned key modulation @ 2'55" to help extend the mix, the latter giving me some Eurovision flashbacks :) Like Larry, I'm surprised it took so long to get this game's OST repped on OCR, but I'm thrilled Astral Tales has come along and fixed that for us - enjoy!

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on 2021-07-27 14:09:56
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Tecmo World Wrestling (Tecmo, 1990, NES)
Music by Hiroshi Miyazaki, Keiji Yamagishi, Mayuko Okamura, Mitsuhito Tanaka
Songs:
"Match #001"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Synthwave
Mood:
Energetic
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Usage > Workout

File Information


Name:
Tecmo_World_Wrestling_Warriors_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
8,136,595 bytes
MD5:
0ad3769a1c77ac4784a35c3ecc0bcc4c
Bitrate:
242Kbps
Duration:
4:26

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