c64Last Ninja 2 - Park Loader (Rumbler Remix)

Arranged by: Maindrian (act)   Remixer
Member: Adam Knights (maindrian) (member)
Original composer: Matt Gray
Tune length: 4:47
Release date: 03/05/2003
All-Time rank: 1868.
Download this tune at Remix.Kwed.Org

Here's a tune from Last Ninja 2 that Puffy64 didnt attempt, which is fortunate as its one of my favourites. If Puffy had remixed this tune, I would ditch my guitar and do it dance style. If Instant Remedy had remixed this tune, I would have given up on computers all together and tried to cover it on a kazoo or something.

To put it simply, this is the first sid tune I ever heard and loved. I remember stopping off after school, round my friends house to play Last Ninja 2 and we would sit there, humming the loading music. Hilariously, none of us ever got past Central Park. Basically, the nostalgia of it gets me every time.

So its sad to say that I could have covered the tune a lot better. The rythm guitar is a little rough and the lead isnt that great. I'm not exactly Hendrix. I'm still proud of it though, as it is the one remix I've done that I can continually listen to over and over.

Must also point out that, in a moment of utter self-indulgence, I threw a quick blast of Tusker in at the end. I've had that tune in my head for ages and since both games are scored by Matt Gray, I thought it would sound good. It doesnt, but its still a nice little in-joke.

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REVIEW BY craigg (03/05/2003)

With the rock overtones evident in the original C64 track, Mandrian's choice of style for this cover is pretty logical. The electric guitar is turned to 'crunchy distortion mode' and its powerful edge holds the piece together. Elsewhere, sounds are largely well chosen, and their mostly electronic nature both provides a useful contrast to the relentless guitar, echoing the original SID.

While the mix is perhaps a little long and drags a little towards the end, it mostly manages to hold the attention and is well worth a download for Matt Grey and rock fans alike.
Technical Impression: 4
Artistic Impression: 4
Nostalgic Impression: 5
Overall: 4

REVIEW BY Tas (05/05/2003)

While nicely done, i really couldn't make my mind up if i liked this remix or not. While the guitar is yet again really cool, i found the remix a little bland and the remix just didn't pull me in.

This remix is by no means a bad remix, it's quite cool. But there's that empty feeling you get that makes the difference between great and good.

Overall a damn good effort and worth the download time.
Technical Impression: 5
Artistic Impression: 5
Nostalgic Impression: 5
Overall: 5

REVIEW BY eliot (17/05/2003)

I guess I have already noticed that loud guitars are not at best, when they are overhelming the rest of the tune. It's a sound-mish-mash not a listenable tune. Maybe my Sennheiser headphones renders the tune as sound-mish-mash and the other reviewers are 100% correct - anyways I need to vote the tune this way.
Technical Impression: 1
Artistic Impression: 1
Nostalgic Impression: 6
Overall: 1

6 jason_starck shouts: Very, very nice Track!!!
3 omoroca shouts: Just loud! No substance!
6 Cubud shouts: Absolutely love it!
5 XxDUSTYxX shouts: Very good Remix! More of this stuff!;)

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