If you're not familiar with Orb-3D, good, keep it that way.
If you actually want to know what Orb-3D is, it's a puzzle pong-like game for the NES (technically a port of a similar C64 game) where you have to lead a ball across a fake-3D space and solve various puzzles, ranging from bowling, tic-tac-toe, bingo, a memory game, chess, a weird eyeball puzzle, a spelling game, and even an actual MAZE. Your ultimate goal is to defeat the evil space wizard, Krohn, and stop him from destroying the universe. You have little-to-no control over your ball, and the only thing you can do outside of hit the ball with your paddles is go into the screen and hope you hit something (i.e. how you solve puzzles). While you're doing this, you also have to keep an eye on your fuel, and if you're running low you can go to Vern's Orb-O-Rama and fuel up, but the catch is you have seven openings to jump through (with small entrances that close up if you take too long), AND you have to pay with your score to do so (admittedly a neat idea, marred by everything else about this game), on top of your paddles *shrinking* every time you go to Vern's. This all would be frustrating, but tolerable, but it's made even worse when you consider that, while this game has roughly 5-6 songs (hence the 'medley') you only get to hear one or two for most of the game, meaning if you decide to commit to it you'll get stuck with an ear-worm (and not even that good of one).
If it sounds like the game is hot garbage, good news: it is *exactly* as bad as it sounds.
Suffice to say, from all I've seen and heard of this game I'm staying far away from it. That being said, I like some aspects of the music, and wanted to try making something good out of it, not because I think this trash fire is completely redeemable but because I wanted to challenge myself.
This song is from a relatively obscure GBA adaptation of Babar the Elephant, entitled 'Babar to the Rescue'. I'll admit, I know little to nothing about the show (outside of what I looked up during the making of this), and the only reason I did this was because it showed up during ProtonJon's streams and would give me a chance to cover something obscure. Was it worth it? Probably not. -Trojan
For the uninitiated, this song is from the DS adaptation of Cory in the House, a game that's become a running joke on the internet. Part of it stems from the show it's adapted from being considered 'the best anime', part of it being from ironic reviews claiming it's good, part of it being that it's a genuine guilty pleasure for some. I figured I'd eventually get around to doing a track from this game as a joke, so one day last year I decided to just do it and release it for April Fool's Day. -Trojan
David Wise is a legendary composer, and he's more than earned my respect for his work on stuff like Battletoads and Donkey Kong Country. However, during his tenure at Rare during its NES era he also got to work on some of their other, not as well-known (or high quality) games. This happened to be one of them. Did you know that in Sesame Street 1-2-3, it has a hard difficulty that's effectively the same puzzle for a little over thirty minutes straight? I didn't. Did you also know that this song plays for the entirety of it (outside of a jingle that plays when you clear a puzzle)? I didn't. Want to know how I know that? You can thank ProtonJon for playing through it last year out of spite (and I'll be upfront about this, these next few videos are going to be because of his streams, so buckle up!).
That being said, this song's not that bad. I had fun working on this cover, even if it was a major ear-worm as a result. It could be a way worse song from a way worse game. -Trojan
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