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Dec 11, 2007 | 11:01 PM EST
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3.5 MB
3 min 48 sec
4.32 / 5.00

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Rated 4.32 / 5 stars
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Note: This is in no way connected to Snowboard kids. The target of this song was to capture the upbeat winter/Christmas feel that was provided by the soundtrack of that game.
Also note: This song is based off of one of my previous submissions: Winter Division. Although it is based from it, there are many significant differences. The tune is altered slightly, new sections have been added and the general organisation of the song is much better. Oh, and it's a chiptune too. =P

Now, I know it's not terribly Christmassy, and it's not a cover of a Christmas song, but I think the upbeat melody and jingle from the accompaniment can compensate for that and bring enough Christmas cheer for the competition.

I spent quite a lot of time on this song, getting it right, so I hope that it pays off and I hope you all get that warm fuzzy feeling inside when you listen to it.
I can't encourage you enough to vote and review on this song, as it really makes my day to see what you thought of it and to see if my work pays off. I really appreciate everything you write down for me, encouragement, criticism, enthusiasm.
So I aim this at all the people who've listened to and/or enjoyed my music. Thank you.
Sorry for the monologue, now play the damn song! And enjoy it, please.

Christmas cheers!




Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Heh, I just love retro video game sounds. This tune really has a very happy theme and it somehow reminds me of winter... so, you've reached your goal :P .

I can really imagine listening to that while playing some games like "Winter Games" (C64/PC) or even some newer games. Hopefully a flash artist will grab this tune and add it to his game.

The main theme is really catchy and makes me feel happy (as I've already written). The bass line seems to be pretty simple, but it creates a good background for the song.

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WritersBlock responds:

Cool, thanks for reviewing. I'd really like this used in a flash, that was my main reason for coming to newgrounds in the first place, so, that'd really make my day.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice & Old School

Really like retro gaming music, and that was a very nice piece. Using the same melody over again is a good thing in game music, makes it easy to loop.

But this like most gaming music got annoying after a while, but still can't please everyone.

This did evoke thoughts of an endless retro ski slope & could see it in a game of such.

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WritersBlock responds:

Yeah, 8-bit's not for everyone, and this isn't the shortest of pieces, so I totally understand where you're coming from.
Thanks for the review.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very apt

This tune really does remind me of some of the wintery games I used to play on various platforms during my childhood. Not exactly the sort of tune I'd expect for an 'SSX' style game, but really simple and well performed.

Was this done by a keyboard plugged into your computer, or by digital music generator? If it was performed by hand, I'd even more impressed by this, as while the tune is relatively simple and repeats frequently, it certainly takes some skill to play.

I can certainly imagine someone out there in NG grabbing this tune and adding it to a wintery Snowboarding game for the children (arond age 5-8), it's perfect for just that purpose, so long as there aren't any jumps with massive tricks, or nasty things like the Yeti to come and eat them.

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WritersBlock responds:

Hehe, thanks for the review.
Sorry to disappoint you, but it was all done digitally. I'm glad you find it fitting for that kids winter game genre (it means I got that right =P).



Rated 5 / 5 stars

really does sound like snowboard kids

I should know, I got both of them, I'm kinda surprised you are making wintery stuff at this time, considering that the axial tilt means that over there in Australia you are about to hit the summer solstice while the lot of us are up to our knees in snow and ice, great song, really does sound like an ancient midi synthesizer like the one from the N64

WritersBlock responds:

Yeah, I absolutely love them games. And, yeah, it's summer atm =P
Thanks for the review.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

5/5 and 10/10

- Good stuff -
I defintley got an old-school christmasy feeling from this. Also it had that retro beep which is AWESOME! There was alot of different lines of sounds, i like that.

- Bad stuff -
Didn't loop well enough, if it did then I could listen to this over and over. bit too repetive but retro video-game soundtranks were normally repetive.

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WritersBlock responds:

Yeah, I could've done this as a loop, but I went for a proper song structure, which would have added to the repetitiveness of it. I mixed it up a little bit, but obviously not enough to stop it getting tiresome. Thanks for the review!