It's not at all bad, but it didn't drop me dead either. I like how the echo was used though, it's nice and big but doesn't go out of place and get in the way.
Final Valley: 8.4/10
Nice crisp samples and spacious sound here. I felt the song choice and the way it was ported made it easy to show off what the Snes is capable of without needing to push the limitations too hard to make it sound good. My only complaint is the sample for the drum before the main part of the song felt out of place for me.
Got to congratulate you on the length of this port, I mean I know this round had a long working period but still long ports require effort and patience. The music itself has good and bad points for me. I like the use of echo and the song is cool, but some sample choices and use of some effects could be better imho. The trumpets sound a bit irritating at times and their vibrato is a little over the top for me. The church bells sample or whatever it is, also isn't to my taste. I do like the flute sounds, though. During those parts I enjoy this song a lot.
Always a sucker for things that feature synth/chip sounds or based on modules, and it sounds like this one might be though I am only guessing. I like this port. Particularly like how you added noise to the snare drum to give the highs a different character.
I appreciate the effort, and for what this is, it isn't bad. But I've never liked pianos on Snes; there's not enough memory and channels. But I'm picky about piano sounds because piano is my first instrument so there's that. Aside from that, I feel the other instruments could use polish to improve their expression and tuning. And while I personally don't mind the instrument choices, some of them seem a little odd. I do like the variations in tempo, those are a nice touch that often don't make it into Snes music or other such formats.
It's a damn good effort to perfectly recreate the original. Truthfully even though I was expecting something like this by reading the music Discord, my mind is still blown. Only thing I don't get is why change the strings?
Really love this one. Catchy melodies. Thick chords thanks to multinote samples. Nice use of SMW instruments. Really a fan of the way you manage to put some snap/pop into the bass and drums. Only way to up this to a 10/10 would be to implement even more things I like
Make more of less, that way you won't make less of more!