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Magician Lord_NeoGeoJam_Spoopy Demon Castle

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Updated 2/20/2022

[Update] Fixed some of the uglier E/Q issues. It isn't a perfect mix. I think I need better E/Q software to be able to get ALL the fine details. But maybe there is a charm in a 2004 sounding master mix? Lmao.

I was not aware of Magician Lord until I went through the NeoGeo game list and something about this game's OST just clicked with me. I'm a huge fan of horror-themed OSTs. Maybe I should play the game sometime hehehe.

I swapped out the rhythmic bass for a pulse bass and used some Omnisphere samples, Alchemy (Camel Audio) samples and Damage Drums for Kontakt 5. Also altered some of the notes so it isn't a 1:1 lol.

Source tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beshLnJMeFM

Original Composer(s): Hideki Yamamoto, Hiroaki Shimizu, Yuka Watanabe

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Front page, boi! This one slaps. I haven't played much Magician Lord, but this is a nice composition, and an excellent remix. The instrumentation feels like a natural evolution from the arcade; true to its roots yet modern. I only wish there was an extended 1 hour version.

Good work :-)

HoboKa responds:

Neo Geo Jam too. Got me 5th place for the Music Jam part haha. Thanks man!

super sick! i like this a lot duder

Handsome song

HoboKa responds:

I updated the E/Q work, so you may want to re-download if you didn't already. Hope it's even handsomer. Oh and it's slightly more loopable.

A traditional coin muncher of a game. People complained about its difficulty, but that was the point of many arcade titles. Magician Lord still looks good, plays well, and offers up a more impressive soundtrack than even that of other Neo Geo games of its time. A shame that the sequel was never completed.

What you have is a tune from 1990 sounding like it belongs in a cheesy eighties horror flick. I fucking love that! I prefer the music for stage two, but I can't find a quality version of it, so I imagine recreating it would be more of a hassle than it's worth. Stage four is by no means a bad choice though and I have an even greater appreciation for it thanks to your remix.

Excellent job, Alex.

HoboKa responds:

Man, your reviews always make my week/month/day. There's always something to learn from them! I'll defo wait for a sale too, because I suck at most Arcade games. Hopefully they put in an infinite Coin/Continue option in this rendition of Magician Lord for the Switch. Though I'm a pretty mean hand at the Contra games. Oh, and I'm soso at Metal Slug.

I considered Stage 2 as well, but eh. Stage 4 seemed to fit the spooky bad ass vibe a bit more for me. Maybe I'm wrong.

Thanks for comments!

Dude, excellent work!

HoboKa responds:

Hey, thanks for the 5/5 man. Glad you dig it :)

Credits & Info


4.19 / 5.00

Aug 20, 2020
4:57 PM EDT
File Info
4.7 MB
2 min 3 sec
  • Alchemy
  • Miroslav Philharmonik
  • Kontakt 5
  • Omnisphere 2
Misc. Kit
  • Damage Drums

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