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David Wise Will Compose Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Bramble Blast - Stickerbrush Symphony

Upon seeing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze being revealed during in our live reaction video, I expressed hope that since we’re getting another DKC game, this means that many of the songs in the game will be remixes of the music in Diddy’s Kong Quest (like DKC and DKCR). Chief amongst these remixes would be Stickerbrush Symphony, the song many consider either the best song in DKC2, the best song in David Wise’s career, or the best videogame song of all time. Kenji Yamamoto did an excellent job remixing much of Wise’s work in Donkey Kong Country Returns, so I was wondering how he’ll handle a song such as that. It looks like I’ll be getting my answer as David Wise will be teaming up with Yamamoto to compose for Tropical Freeze.

We really haven’t heard much from Wise in the videogame scene. Last we heard of him, he was making remixes for fan albums at Overclocked ReMix. Any chance we get to talk about Wise on the podcast turns into one long trip down memory lane. To see Wise come back to the series that made him a household name amongst gamers is certainly a plus for this game.

More about DKC: Tropical Freeze’s soundtrack [Destructoid]

Original Donkey Kong Country Trilogy Games To Be Removed From Virtual Console After Thanksgiving

In the midst of all the hoopla surrounding the launch of the Wii U comes a silent announcement that starting on November 25th, 2012, Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, and 3 will be removed from the Wii’s Virtual Console. News of this came first from Nintendo Life from Twitter user NintenDaan who received a notice on the Wii Shop Channel. It states, “Hello, We would like to let you know you that the following titles will become unavailable for purchase on 25/11/12: Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2, Donkey Kong Country 3.” There was no prior warning as to why these titles were being pulled. Initially it seemed to only affect Europe. But it’s been confirmed that NA’s Virtual Console will also be lacking the Kongs.

There are already questions swirling if it has something to do with Rare being the original developers of these games. For those people who believe this, go here. It’s kinda sad to see these apes go. Without ’em on the VC, I wouldn’t have been able to play DKC 1 again after it bit the dust in my childhood. Or play DKC 2, the one game that’s eluded me for an extremely long time. Yeah yeah there’s emulators, but it’s nothing compared to actually playing these on a TV screen. If you haven’t played these games yet and have no plans to get the original carts, buy these three now before November 25th. If you have them still, hold on tight to them. And be sure your little Pikmin friends transfer those games safely to your shiny new Wii U if you get one!

Donkey Kong Country Games To Be Removed From Wii Virtual Console [gamrConnect]

Donkey Kong Country Trilogy To Be Pulled From Wii Virtual Console [Nintendo Life]

Night-Time Listenings Wrap-Up: Week of 9/17/12

After a one week break, Night-Time Listening made a comeback. This week was the week of Remixes. We kicked things off with Stickerbrush Symphony remis “Brambles in the Breeze.” We then battled to the bitchin’ riffs of S.S.H. and his remix to Final Fantasy VI’s Boss Battle. Vincent Rubinetti makes his second appearance on Night-Time Listenings with his remix of DKC3’s Nuts N Bolts, “Grinding Gears”. We played some demonic pinball with Sword of Justice’s remix of Devil’s Crush’s main board theme. Then we wrapped up the week with a trio of remixes from three unlikely sources. What were the? Well hit the break and check it out!

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Night-Time Listenings Wrap-Up: Week of 8/6/12

This week, we continued the Month of Composers with David Wise. First was a trek through Castle Harman in Time Lord. Then we grew some ram horns in Battletoads arcade. We shot through barrels across brambles in Donkey Kong Country 2. Speaking of barrels, we heard a song from Star Fox Adventures. And finally we heard a remix Wise himself made for Overclocked ReMix.

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Night-Time Listenings Wrap-Up: Week Of 5/14/12

“Great Scott, he finally did one song per day!” Yep, I managed to stay up ’til ten. I do kinda wish Facebook had a schedule system where I could write up something and schedule it to post on its own at certain time (like we have here). Anyway, this week on Night-Time Listening, we kicked off with a bit of Machinae Supremacy and their song Death From Above from Jets N Guns. Then we listened to a fine remix of Lockjaw’s Saga from Vincent Rubinetti. Afterwards was chiptune artist Fighter X and his song R07. We went a little obscure oldschool with the Main Board Theme from Jaki Crush. And finally, we ended the week with some Chrome Gadget from Sonic 3.

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Retro Weekends – Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

Last week, we covered a game that was one of my first games on the SNES, Donkey Kong Country. It met a sad fate when it stopped working, and I went without the first game for over a decade. Eventually I bought the game on the Wii’s Virtual Console, and all the memories started coming back. So this weekend, we’ll be talking about a rather elusive game for many gamers, including me. Physical copies of this game are somewhat rare and pretty expensive as many gamers that own this game aren’t willing to part ways with it. As the header image suggests, I’m talking about Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest.

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Someone Finally Combined Phil Collins and Donkey Kong Country 2

Back around 2007, upon playing some Donkey Kong Country 2 on the Wii virtual console with my family (we never owned the game on the original SNES), my oldest sister tells me that “Bayou Boogie,” the swamp bgm, sounds like “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. So she plays video of the song on Youtube, and the similarity bitch-slapped my face raw. Go on videos for Bayou Boogie, and you’ll see comments comparing the song to “In The Air Tonight.” Well, on March 16, 2010, a Youtuber by the name of mx31619 made a mash-up of the two, and they fit like a hand in a mitten. But that’s not all. He even used the drums in Lockjaw’s Saga (around 3:02) and the synth of Mining Melancholy (3:44). By far this is the best mash-up of videogame music since Sonic and Kirby.