You mean the first one or the second one? Of course, you could always use both so people have a choice, but that might be going a bit overboard.
I think the first version is better - just the lead instrument that's really strange and unfitting for a cave theme. If you'd be able to find something a little more fitting for that one, then it could definitely fit.
Its been a long while since I've done custom music, but I figure I might as well try. Since the boss theme isn't being done and the castle has already been claimed, I'll do the athletic theme. Wish me luck!
EDIT: Nevermind, I don't like the way its turning out. Might as well comment on the other songs though.
I actually like the first cave one better than the second. It has a more fast paced feel, and is more memorable. You might need to change a few instruments though, the guitar lead is a bit awkward sounding IMHO.
As for the desert, I'm for the first all the way. I'm not crazy about the switch palace remix, but I've never been crazy about that song, so...yeah not the best judge. The mountain song is kinda nice, I prefer the original part of the melody to the remix (which feels a little bit forced IMHO), but it still sounds nice.Eh, sure. Why not? Kaizo hacking doesn't seem too ha-aaaaaaand I broke the ROM.
Since I got my first one finished, I'm gonna try my hand at another.
I also like the first cave version better - I don't like the drums in the second version much, as they seem really hectic for no reason. Other than that, I like all tracks quite a lot so far... made me remember how great the SMW-theme actually is.
Nameless: I'm immediately reminded of Forest Frenzy from DKC (mostly become of the percussion). I like it quite a bit - sounds like it would fit really well.
Torchkas: I've already told you most of my thoughts on IRC, but I really like the additions you've made. I think you've really taken the original theme and enhanced it in a very powerful way with those blips throughout. Good job.
Sorry, but I'm going to have to drop Ghost House. I can't seem to come up with anything quite as spooky as the original. :/
May pick it up in the future, but if anyone wants a go at it, by all means please do.Check out my music!
@Nameless: I really like it, the @14 works wonders here. The rhythm and percussion are very fitting. Good work.
@Torchkas: I love this one, especially the @29 timpani at the intro, and the legato at 0:52. The only thing I'm not very fond of is that upbeat part between 1:18 and 1:46. Other than that, a really good remix.