Asis Galvin lights it up again. This time, the very familiar music from Smash Bros Brawl gets the treatment in Galvin's 2012 Super Smash Bros Remixed OST. Fighting anthems are morphed into hot hip hop beats (which you can still definitely fight to). I know I'm hitting mute and tossing this album on next time the GCN controllers come out for some Brawl.
Digging through SublimeCloud's SoundCloud has already yielded great treasure with this hip hop, chill, glitch remix of likely my favorite music from the Mother/Earthbound series, the winter theme of "Snowman". Can not go wrong with this one. The relaxed vibe of the original shines in a new way thanks to the rushing drums and pulsing sounds presented. This track definitely makes me dream of the next time someone drops a full on Mother or Earthbound album.
I don't agree on every point in Jonathan Holmes latest Destructiod article, but I did love tripping in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, though I tend to be a fan of arbitrary randomness in my games (It's called gambling people!). Life isn't a series of awesome moments of looking totally cool. Sometimes people trip, haven't you seen Cool Runnings? I'm in love with the idea that during an intense battle for the fate of multiple universes, a dude might slip and fall and land on their ass.
I'll admit that I find tripping in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as aesthetically pleasing, but can see the issue when I look at SSB as a sport rather than a hilarious past time with friends.
I don't really see the analogy of randomness in pro sports as a perfect one-to-one comparison to the tripping, as the tripping is programmed into the game to happen essentially at random, and it is not like gamers have their own real world issues to overcome (nervousness, sweaty hands, unfamiliar controllers, ... sneezing?). The article is an interesting read though, so check it out.
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Even more music clips from the hotly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Brawl are now available. Head on over to the music section of the official site to hear some truly unexpected interpretations of old Nintendo themes. I really like the Ice Climber clip, but I don't really know what to make of the new Donkey Kong piece...
We're a bit late on this one, but some more teaser pieces of music can now be found over at the Super Smash Bros. Brawl website. As music becomes more and more important in video games it's great to see the SSBB developers emphasising it here and really taking advantage of Nintendo's vast back catalogue of great themes. So far you can hear music from Pokémon, Animal Crossing, Kid Icarus, Star Fox, Zelda, Metroid and Yoshi's Story.
Recently another song preview was unveiled over at the Smash Bros. Dojo. The song is from the Star Fox series and is arranged by Kenji Ito of Culdcept Saga and the Romancing Saga series. This preview is quite short but still conveys the feel of an epic space battle. This along with the stellar looking Starfox level is making Fox's SSB exploits look far more entertaining than his own games, but that's just my opinion
You can preview the song here and become ever more excited for this games upcoming release, which was recently announced as being on December 3rd, 2007.
Even more amazing music news for this series, thanks to the oft-updated Smash Bros site. This time we get a lengthy preview of a medley of The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. The music comes to us from the composer of the Wild Arms series Michiko Naruke. You can check out the amazing new track here.
Also, other exciting news, as Zelda has been officially confirmed in SSBB (as indicated in the picture to the right) but has Shiek?
Something I have been following for a while, is the musical journey that Masahiro Sakurai plans on taking us through in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Recently on the Smash Bros Dojo a preview of the song Yoshi’s Story: Ending was posted. Who arranged this song for the game? Well who else could remake a Yoshi track like the composer of Killer 7? Head over to the site's latest post to give the song a listen!
Peer Schneider over at IGN has made a post in his blog, explaining a little about some of the many composers that'll be contributing to possibly the most anticipated Nintendo game this year. Due to the many composers present he also speculates as to which characters may appear in the game.
So Super Smash Bros. Brawl has hit us with some news that is major for all of us folks who have invested so much time, love, and energy into our video game music. Masahiro Sakurai, creator of the Super Smash Bros. series of games announced in his first blog on smashbros.com that over 30 AMAZING video game composers are contributing to the soundtrack in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. This news leaves me for one, utterly breathless. Composers from games such as Metal Gear Solid 4, NIGHTS, Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Super Metroid, Starfox, Meteos, Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Golden Sun, Kingdom Hearts...and the list goes on with games of this calibur! For fans of VGM, I do believe the countdown for the smash bros. website did not disappoint. Sakurai has even posted a track from the upcoming game. The song is a rearranged version of the Menu 1 music from Super Smash Bros. Melee, done by Motoi Sakuraba, the composer behind the Golden Sun series. Head over to the first post from the site and be amazed at the list of composers contributing as well as the song by Sakuraba!
In Nintendo news, the Opera web browser is coming preloaded on the Wii’s flash ROM. This news coming via Revolution-Europe. New info about the highly anticipated Smash Bros. Brawl is coming from Joystiq, including this quote from Masahiro Sakurai, director and creator of the game, “Not all characters from the previous games will return.” Also, one last bit of Wii news, especially choice for you Anime fans, Sega is apparently bringing Bleach to the Wii and in the most vague way possible no less.
In 360 news, chrome controller shells? I can dig it.
And lastly, in Jack Thompson’s ongoing efforts to come up with the most enraging and nonsensical quote ever, he has stated to Baton Rouge paper The Advocate, "Nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you're a hit man or a video gamer." The full story can be read at 2theadvocate.