"You finally got here. This is the eighth "Your Sanctuary" location. But it's mine now. Take it from me, if you dare..."

DL Folder:

Originally composed by Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu Tanaka
MOTHER/EarthBound (C) 1989-2020 Nintendo
Date/Time Started: 7/26/20, 1:23PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 7/28/20, 3:29PM (MST)
Time before launch was spent polishing a Diamond Dog.

Ridley awaits.

DL Folder:

Music originally composed by Hirokazu Tanaka, Kenji Yamamoto and Minako Hamano
Metroid (C) 1986-2020 Nintendo
Date/Time Started: July 25th, 11:47AM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: July 26th, 12:35PM (MST)

Going up!

DL Folder:

Originally composed by David Wise
Battletoads (C) 1991-2020 Rare Ltd./Microsoft
Date/Time Started: 7/22/20, 4:44PM (MST)
Date/Time Finished: 7/22/20, 6:23PM (MST)

You spoony bard!

DL Folder:

Originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy (C) 1987-2020 Square-Enix
Date/Time Started: 7/20/20, 4:44PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 7/20/20, 7:28PM (MST)

I can't tell whether this would be hotter or colder than the desert I'm used to.

DL Folder:

Originally composed by Koji Kondo
The Legend of Zelda (C) 1986-2020 Nintendo
Date/Time Started: 7/15/20, 12:56PM (MST)
Date/Time Finished: 7/15/20, 2:13PM (MST)

It's not often you fight the real Bowser in World 1.

DL Folder:

Music originally composed by Asuka Hayazaki, Hajime Wakai, Koji Kondo
Super Mario Bros. (C) 1981-2020 Nintendo
Mario sprite ripped by Jermugandr and 125scratch.
Date/Time Started: 7/14/20, 1:59PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 7/14/20, 4:19PM (MST)

Guys, we need to beat Misty!

DL Folder:

Originally composed by Junichi Masuda
Pokemon (C) 1996-2020 Nintendo/Game Freak/The Pokemon Company
Date/Time Started: 7/8/20, 1:44PM (MST)
Date/Time Finished: 7/8/20, 3:46PM (MST)

Yggdrasil looks really nice this time of year.

DL Folder:!opljwZib!_XQHn44fLWZwsLFOn0h9Cg

July 11th is the 10th anniversary of Dragon Quest IX in Japan, as well as the 9th anniversary of its North American release. It's one of the rare cases of a game launching the same day as my birthday, so I decided to arrange my favorite song from this game to celebrate this year.

Originally composed by Koichi Sugiyama
Dragon Quest (C) 1986-2020 Square-Enix/Armor Project/Bird Studio
Date/Time Started: 2/18/20, 10:07PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 2/19/20, 4:18PM (MST)

"My god and I will be taking over this mountain now. Then, if we can take over your shrine, all of Gensokyo's faith will be ours..."

DL Folder:

Sanae Kochiya's theme is probably my favorite boss theme from this game. It's not my absolute favorite song from Mountain of Faith, but it's incredibly catchy enough to get stuck in my head. A hard-rock style song like this would make for a really good PC-98 remix, so I decided to try my hand at arranging this song!

Originally composed by ZUN
Touhou Project (C) 1997-2020 Team Shanghai Alice
Date/Time Started: 7/1/20, 1:49PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 7/1/20, 7:22PM (MST)

Phew, glad to get out of the Underworld finally...

DL Folder:

Last Friday I beat Kid Icarus Uprising after so long, and it's honestly a really good game! Because the game was on my mind I wanted to arrange a Kid Icarus song. Since there's not many Famitracker arrangements of anything from the original game aside from the Title Theme and Underworld themes, I instead arranged the Overworld theme.

Originally composed by Hirokazu Tanaka
Kid Icarus (C) 1986-2020 Nintendo
Date/Time Started: 6/29/20, 2:50PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 6/29/20, 5:11PM (MST)

Bon appétit.

DL Folder:

Min Min makes her debut in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tonight! I figured because of this, I'd do a SNES cover of her stage theme from ARMS, "Ramen Bowl". For this specific cover, I primarily used .brr samples from Chun Li's theme in Street Fighter 2 Turbo for the SNES, since she seems to be the most apt counterpart to Min Min.

Composed by Atsuko Asahi and Yasuaki Iwata
ARMS (C) 2017-2020 Nintendo
Date/Time Started: 6/23/20, 9:40PM (MST)
Date/Time Finished: 6/27/20, 10:08M (MST)
Font obtained from

"With whom did father have a duel and lose?.. For what reason did he fight and die? Even I don't know for sure."

DL Folder:

It's a little overdue, but it's finally here! Earlier this year, I reached 1000 subscribers on YouTube! I was trying to think of what to do to celebrate, but then I remembered I had a project on standby from last year. The plan was to arrange all of the songs found in Ninja Gaiden's cutscenes in VRC6. I think I only got three songs in before the project was put on hold. Since I reached 1000 subscribers on YouTube, I decided to revisit this project in full.

Of course I underestimated just how many cutscenes Ninja Gaiden had. I've decided to work in any song that made it into a cutscene, but that also includes songs that appear in stages or bosses as well, with a grand total of 22 songs. Not counting those, I think it's still about 17 songs. Either way, I ended up with a lot more material to work with than I anticipated. That being said, I really enjoyed working on this, and I hope this was worth it to you all!

Date/Time Started: 5/17/19, 8:43PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 6/19/20, 7:08PM (MST)
Originally composed by Keiji Yamagishi and Ryuichi Nitta
Ninja Gaiden (C) 1989-2020 Koei Tecmo

01. (0:00) The Moonlight Duel
02. (0:20) Determination: Father's Message
03. (1:08) Eyecatch
04. (1:11) Mysterious Woman
05. (1:35) Cinema Display Sound Attack 1
06. (1:39) The Demon's Incantation
07. (2:27) Like a Howling Gate
08. (2:54) Reminiscence
09. (4:24) Cinema Display Sound Attack 2
10. (4:26) A Sudden Development
11. (4:29) Melancholy Destiny
12. (5:35) The CIA
13. (7:01) The Sanctuary of Shadows
14. (7:23) Crisis
15. (8:10) The Menace of Jaquio
16. (9:04) Malth the Crimson Terror
17. (9:47) The Truth Concealed
18. (10:43) The Truth Concealed (Reprise)
19. (10:55) Requiem
20. (11:40) At The End of the Battle
21. (12:44) Irene ~ Overture of Dawn (Prelude)
22. (13:39) Credits ~ Unbreakable Determination (Reprise)

Back to the past, to an era where magic hasn't died out!

DL Folder:

I've been playing this game a lot since I last made a Tale of Phantasia arrange, and I honestly am liking it more than I expected going in. I think the second act is where things start picking up...but also where some of my gripes start appearing. In any case, this song ended up getting stuck in my head thanks to this, and I figured I'd try to arrange it in the Game Boy sound format.

Tales of (C) 1994-2020 (Bandai) Namco
Originally composed by Motoi Sakuraba and Shinji Tamura
Date/Time Started: 6/8/20, 2:26PM (MST)
Date/Time Finished: 6/8/20, 5:41PM (MST)


DL Folder:

I was playing through Mario Golf GB the other day, and I was reminded of how good the music is in this game! Of course, I was also reminded fairly quickly why I don't usually play golf games. I think I can chalk it up to me being bad at golf and the AI taking notice of it and playing better to rub salt in the wound. It's not uncommon for me to play pretty well in the first half, but choke in the second half. Either way, I think the game's pretty good, and the music got stuck in my head so I decided to arrange one of the songs in VRC6.

Music originally composed by Motoi Sakuraba
Mario (C) 1981-2020 Nintendo
Date/Time Started: 6/5/20, 12:29PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 6/5/20, 3:14PM (MST)

"I can't really see through all the falling leaves... Can I really make it all the way to the mountain like this?"

DL Folder:

I haven't been doing very many Touhou arrangements that aren't from the PC-98 games, so for a change of pace I decided to make a remix from a more recent Touhou game. It was tricky deciding between this and and "At the End of Spring" from UFO, but I ultimately went with this because I recently put Mountain of Faith on my to-do list to 1cc this year. Hmmm, perhaps I should've saved this for fall instead?

Originally composed by ZUN
Touhou Project (C) 1997-2020 Team Shanghai Alice
Date/Time Started: 6/1/20, 1:19PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 6/1/20, 7:47PM (MST)

Just a couple of Imp pipsqueaks playing ball with Roundillos; a totally normal forest sight.

DL Folder:

I've started a playthrough of Chrono Trigger this month as part of my Game Clearing goal, so I figured it'd be fun to make an arrange of Secret of the Forest. This is a really good song for one of the first areas of the game, and it helps set the tone for this game nicely. It also admittedly got stuck in my head a while back, so that's partially why I went with this song. I went with a triangle lead because I think it worked better for this song.

Originally composed by Yasunori Mitsuda
Chrono Trigger (C) 1995-2020 Square Enix
Date/Time Started: 5/30/20, 10:23AM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 5/30/20, 1:42PM (MST)

Get a leg up, will ya?

DL Folder:

I'll be honest with you: I was *this* close to not posting a video on Friday. See, I knew if I was gonna post anything on Friday, it would be a Xenoblade arrange because of the release of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition today. The initial plan was to make one based off of a certain late-game song that I noticed had a few similarities with another late-game song in Chrono Trigger, complete with Chrono Trigger instruments. However, by the time I was able to get working on it, I was cutting it too close for my liking. Since it's technically a spoiler(?) I didn't feel it was worth the risk at this time. I then decided to instead try doing an arrange of Gaur Plain, and at first things were going smoothly. However, I found out that due to the way AddmusicK works I couldn't add many large custom samples or make the song too long, or it would go over the RAM limit and echo buffer. Since Gaur Plain is normally four minutes long before looping, you can see why that might be an issue. I then decided I might try and make it in Famitracker, but when I started I was hating the results. Eventually, I decided to just accept defeat and arrange a shorter loop of Gaur Plain.

I'm glad I had this wake-up call, as I'll try and be more considerate when making SNES remixes down the line. However, since this is around the time that I usually take a break, there won't be any videos until around June 12th. I'll try and use this time to work on a buffer, including finally working on my 1000 subscriber special. Oh, and if any of you are playing Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition today, please enjoy!

Music originally composed by ACE+
Xenoblade Chronicles (C) 2010-2020 Nintendo/Monolith Soft
Date/Time Started: 5/19/2020, 12:08PM (MST)
Date/Time Complete: 5/24/2020, 11:14PM (MST)

The hero's journey begins.

DL Folder:

Today is the 34th anniversary of Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior in Japan! As such, I decided to celebrate by arranging the Overture in VRC6. I primarily based it off of the Dragon Quest 11 version, though for this video it's in the key of F, like with the first three NES games. As per usual, I've also put a version in the Key of C in the download, as well as the .ftm and .nsf files. This is a legendary series, and even though I'm only partway through my next DQ game I'm glad it was as influential as it was!

Originally composed by Koichi Sugiyama
Dragon Quest (C) 1986-2020 Square-Enix/Armor Project
Date/Time Started: 5/12/20, 1:03PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 5/12/20, 9:28PM (MST)

Destroy them all!

DL Folder:

This was a request from Boreworm Boreworm, and they actually gave me a bit of leeway with this one! They specifically requested that I do another Gradius cover, not any specific song, so I decided to go for Tabidachi + Burning Heat. There was actually another Gradius request from another user, but I'm making that its own video down the line instead of lumping the two requests together. Burning Heat actually has two separate pitches depending on the version, so I've included both versions. I went with the Famicom version for this video.

Originally composed by the Konami Kukeiha Club
Gradius (C) 1985-2020 Konami
Date/Time Started: 5/17/20, 8:46PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 5/17/20, 11:03PM (MST)

I'd like to vocalize my opinion of this movie, but...I can't on account of having my voice stolen.

DL Folder:

I wanted to do something for 'Mer-May' this year, and seeing as I'm not an artist by trade I figured doing a remix of something related to mermaids might be the way to go. Since I heard the NES version of 'The Little Mermaid' was pretty good I went with that. As you might've already seen this wasn't my only contribution to 'Mer-May', but two's better than one!

The Little Mermaid (C) 1989-20XX Disney
Music originally composed by Yasuaki Fujita
Date/Time Started: 5/9/20, 11:49AM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 5/9/20, 1:07PM (MST)

I wonder, does Elias like singing to frogs?

DL Folder:

This was a request from reddy_2434, who also requested that I do the Pinch variation of her theme. I wasn't expecting to get a Panel de Pon request so soon, but since today is the Western release, I figured I might as well. I was actually considering arraning this instead of Neris' theme for a minute, but since Elias isn't a mermaid I held off. Go figure I wind up arranging this anyway!

Originally composed by Masaya Kuzume
Panel de Pon/Puzzle League (C) 1995-2020 Ninendo/Intelligent Systems
Date/Time Started: 5/16/20, 3:15PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 5/18/20, 9:06PM (MST)

Varia Suit optional.

DL Folder:

I recently replayed Metroid: Zero Mission and completely forgot how fun it is to play! Naturally, some of its songs got stuck in my head again, so I gave into that urge and remixed something from Metroid 1. I went with Norfair because I felt that song is a bit underrated at times. However, I deliberately decided against porting the Zero Mission version, instead opting to try and remake it in the style of Super Metroid's Upper Norfair.

Music originally composed by Hirokazu Tanaka
Metroid (C) 1986-2020 Nintendo
Date/Time Started: May 2nd, 12:08PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: May 2nd, 1:41PM (MST)

I wonder what kind of songs she likes to sing?

DL Folder:

Panel de Pon *finally* got announced for a Western release next week via the SNES Online app, meaning Lip and her fairy friends can finally come over to the west! As such, I decided to celebrate by arranging another song from Panel de Pon on short notice. I went with Neris' theme mostly because of Mer-May, even though I have another Mer-May remix lined up for next week. ...does Neris count as a mermaid, even though she's a fairy?

Originally composed by Masaya Kuzume
Panel de Pon/Puzzle League (C) 1995-20XX Ninendo/Intelligent Systems
Date/Time Started: 5/14/20, 8:07PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 5/14/20, 9:12PM (MST)

A great song to destroy some Terminators to! ...wait.

DL Folder:

This was a request from Saul Guzman, though I decided to make this remix in 0cc-Famitracker for once. From what I can tell, Journey to Silius does not have any 0cc-Famitracker remixes that use the Sunsoft 5B chip. Naturally, I felt obliged to fix that. I might do more Sunsoft 5B covers of Sunsoft games later on, but probably not anytime soon since they're a bit more annoying to work with compared to the likes of VRC6. I did have a lot of fun working on this, however!

Originally composed by Naoki Kodaka
Journey to Silius (C) 1990-2020 Sunsoft
Date/Time Started: 5/9/20, 2:40PM (MST)
Date/Time Completed: 5/9/20, 5:51PM (MST)


DL Folder:

For a bit of context, earlier this month Square-Enix posted a recorder sheet music for the "Chocobo Theme" on Twitter, and asked musicians to do their own rendition of it under #HomedeChocobo and #おうちdeチョコボ. I ended up joining the bandwagon, but for this remix I decided to try and stylize it as if it were in some sort of store or elevator. I'd already posted this on Twitter, but I'm posting it here now because I might forget otherwise.

"Chocobo Theme" originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy (C) 1987-2020 Square-Enix
Date/Time Started: 5/1/20, 1:13PM (MST)
Date/Time Started: 5/1/20, 2:23PM (MST)


Created 2 years, 8 months ago.

254 videos


I'm mostly going to be posting Famitracker covers here, though you may see some other stuff from time to time.