Outline"Now, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see exactly how we are looking at a defining moment in gaming for a situation like this. To be honest, I am too; Koji Kondo has been a strong musical mind over the past few years, no doubt about it, and his material for Nintendo have been seen as defined classics regardless of the situation they were brought about for.
The score for Mario 64 was no exception to the rule either - most of it did indeed play safe though as a huge majority of the tunes fitted most of the typical feels for the different settings throughout, but it worked out really well in the long run and was responsible for some of the more upfront tunes that came to be remixed on OCR today.
The source material that is being towed in for this round is arguably the most known of the lot, if the music inside Peach's castle is taken out of the equation. It's pretty much got everything associatable with classic Mario written all over it - a catchy melodic line, the setting being happy as hell and there being enough to interpret for a wide number of different variations on this theme. I don't understand myself over why it hasn't even been remixed yet, because it was literally screaming "I want to get inside your head and leave you to whistle the tune all day long", or something."
(Usual PRC rules apply. Deadline is June 28th at 4:59AM EDT.]
Start: on 6/20/08
Deadline: on 6/29/08
Voting: on 7/2/08