Outline"Since I first registered at OCRemix, I've been wanting to raise the awareness of the Crash Bandicoot franchise and hope to see that it could get the exposure it needed along with most of its other fellow successful PS1 titles. Even though to date there hasn't been a Crash mix posted on the OCR main page yet, I am still very happy that I managed to do my part in at least granting it some exposure through some of my own arrangements at VGMix 2, Remix ThaSauce and at the Dwelling of Duels on occasion.
I went for the second game in the series, primarily because it stands as one of my favorite PS1 games and a major influence on my videogame playing progression in my preteen years. The levels were challenging without either being too frustrating or requiring too many gimmicks, the art style was a breath of fresh air at that moment in time, the bosses are among some of the more creative, and even so I feel this also hosts one of the better soundtracks that the original composers at Mutato Muzika put together.
Narrowing down the source tune was a very hard task for me, but in the end I ended up looking towards a combination of popularity in the requests forums and the remixability. The boss theme I ended up picking here is well structured and can have some interesting melodic parts to end up interpreting in more ways than one. Plus, who can't resist chucking all the fruit you collected in the game so far towards a giant hovering mech controlled by a half-man half-cyborg scientist?
And in case you didn't know, the boss in question has a notoriously short temper. Rub this PRC the wrong way, and you might become barbecue meat by this time next week."
(Usual rules apply. Deadline is August 9th at 11:59PM EDT.)
Start: on 8/1/08
Deadline: on 8/11/08
Voting: on 8/14/08