The reason I'm posting this on a Wednesday because this happened to be a commission from Super Viola Bros. over on YouTube, who I'd done a quick 2a03 cover of Mario 1's underwater theme for the purposes of him doing a high quality rip on his own channel, which then led me to doing VRC6 and VRC7 covers of it back in 2016. For this commission, the user wanted something grandiose, and he specifically wanted me to use a melody he'd already whipped up to turn it into a letimotif. I decided to take that suggestion and go to town with it. He also mentioned it would be used for a Create Your Own Adventure-style game he's posting on his channel, so if you still actually browse YouTube from time to time maybe check that out if you're interested!
I also took the opportunity to start making custom DPCM drums to use in future covers (these use the Sonatina Symphony Orchestra soundfont). -Trojan