Now here's something I haven't done for C3 in a long time. The last time I showed off music at C3 was during spring of 2012, and I didn't even show much. This year, though, I've got a lot more.
ARDY LIGHTFOOT - BEECROFT'S STRONGHOLD
Yeah, Atma and I ported this back in 2011, but I've been wanting to redo it on my own for a while now.
KIRBY SQUEAK SQUAD - DARK NEBULA BATTLE
Here's that epic song that plays for the possibly anti-climactic Dark Nebula battle. Do final bosses in Kirby games ever NOT have epic music?
SUPER MARIO SUNSHINE - DELFINO PLAZA
Here's one I've wanted to port since 2011. Of course, I was too much of a n00b at porting then to realize that the midi would need to be prepped beyond just cutting it down to one loop. Yeah, this is missing the beginning of the intro.
MARIO KART DS - DK PASS
Here's one that I liked upon first hearing it, but was kinda hesitant to port for a while. I finally did it though.
MEGA MAN 3 - GAME OVER/PASSWORD SCREEN (16-BIT)
Here's one that I thought I'd have to ear-port for the longest time because I thought it was JUST the Game Over theme and was searching for it under that assumption on VGMusic.com.
ACTION 52 - ILLUMINATOR (ILLUMINATION!)
When I go on porting sprees like I did prior to this C3, I'll occasionally go poking around the more obscure/overlooked songs to find something worth porting/arranging. When I first heard the Illuminator theme from Action 52, I imagined I could possibly make that into something that would sound good for a boss battle or intense chase sequence. This is what I came up with, and I wish I would've done this for the 48-hour SPC thing we had last year instead of just remixing Butter Building.
SUPER MARIO KART - KOOPA TROOPA BEACH
I never really cared much for the port of this song that exists in the music section right now. I figured it was time this song was re-ported.
GAME BOY CAMERA - LET'S PLAY (DARK ICE MIX)
Upon hearing this, I said to myself that I believe I found the perfect song for the World 7 map in Mario is Missing.
M.C. KIDS - LEVEL MUSIC 2
Well, since I was on a porting spree, I figured I might as well get closer to having ported the entire M.C. Kids Soundtrack. The second level theme was one of the few I hadn't yet touched.
M.C. KIDS - BONUS
Here's another M.C. Kids song. At this point, all that's left to do is the title screen music.
MICKEY'S ADVENTURES IN NUMBERLAND - NUMBERLAND FACTORY
Here's another hidden gem I dug up on VGMusic. This would probably fit a bonus room or athletic level better than a factory though.
KIRBY'S ADVENTURE - ORANGE OCEAN
Here's one I've wanted to do since 2012, but couldn't find a suitable midi that TinyMM would accept. I finally decided to settle for one of the ones I passed up previously. This is another song that needed to be redone. The existing port is kinda bland and doesn't give off a tropical enough feel.
CUSTOM - PERCUSSIVE JUNGLE
I needed something different, but still jungle-like, for the World 4 map in Mario is Missing. Originally, I wanted to port the 65,000,000 BC Map theme from Chrono Trigger, but the only midi I found didn't sound all that great, so I settled for using the song as inspiration for a custom track.
CHRONO TRIGGER - REMAINS OF THE FACTORY
Speaking of Chrono Trigger, here's that song that plays in the Derelict Factory and Geno Dome. I think it's one of those rare RPG tracks that would work well in a platformer.
KIRBY'S DREAM LAND 3 - SAND CANYON MAP
Here's my port of a track you may remember from older hacks like Essence Star.
SUPER MARIO LAND - RUINS (16-BIT)
Since playing Super Mario Bros. 3Mix, I've wanted to do my own 16-bit arrangement of the famous ruins theme from Super Mario Land, so here it is.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (SMS/GG) - SCRAP BRAIN ZONE (16-BIT)
No, this isn't the Scrap Brain Zone theme you're more familiar with, which I ported back in 2014. This is a completely different, yet still awesome, track that hails from the 8-bit version of Sonic 1.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 - SPECIAL STAGE
Between Sonic celebrating his 25th anniversary and that Classic Sonic Porting Project that's been gathering dust, I figured I should do at least one Genesis Sonic song. Might as well get closer to completing the Sonic 2 soundtrack.
CUSTOM/REMIX - SEASIDE FAIRIES
This wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I even considered scrapping it because I wasn't satisfied with the @5 section for the longest time. This needed to be done though.
STARTROPICS - OVERWORLD (16-BIT)
I remember trying to port this back in 2011 and giving up due to not fully grasping how to handle premature loops. Turns out the midi I used had a drum channel that wasn't finished. I decided to just make my own drum channels since this is an arrangement, rather than a straight port.
SECRET OF MANA - STILL OF THE NIGHT
After playing Secret of Mana recently, this is one of the songs from that game that got stuck in my head after visiting the dungeon where it plays. I had to port it.
SECRET OF MANA - THE LITTLE SPRITE
This is the port that started the whole porting spree. I wanted to do it because it had that nice upbeat Middle-Eastern sound that I don't think we have enough of, cliche as it may be.
MEGA MAN 6 - TOMAHAWK MAN'S THEME (16-BIT)
I originally tried doing this back in 2012, but gave up on it after not being able to get the bass synced up correctly. Having lost the original 2012 files, I decided to redo it from scratch. I think this version actually sounds better than the one I made back then. BTW, this is probably my favorite Robot Master theme in Mega Man 6.
WARIO BLAST - WARP ZONE (16-BIT)
This jazzy song is probably one of the Wario Blast tracks that I remember most from the time I actually had the game. Warp Zone was the farthest that either my sister or I got in this game, so it was an accomplishment to hear this music.
MEGA MAN 2 - WOOD MAN'S THEME (16-BIT-ISH)
Here's one of the few Mega Man 2 songs we don't already have in the music section. I figured it was worth doing since it's one of my favorite themes in the game.
is a .zip archive with all of the music, along with .txt files so you can actually insert it into your SMW hacks. I haven't decided yet whether I'll submit this .zip or just submit each song individually.
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