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Rise of the Star: The Kirby's Adventure Remix Collaboration

Catalog Number OCRA-0004
Release Date Jun 25, 2005
Publish Format Doujin/Indie
Release Price Free
Media Format Digital
Classification Arrangement
PublisherOverClocked ReMix / /


Disc 1

01 Drops of Dreamriver ~ Theme of Water Drop 6:31
02 Free Breezin' ~ Theme of Son of Wind 4:18
03 Cosmic Transformations ~ Theme of L'il Traveller 5:36
04 Creampuff Starship ~ Theme of Star Herald 4:23
05 Kirby...tacular ~ Theme of Swift Hunter 2:35
06 The Ballad of Sir Kibbles ~ Theme of Dream Hunter 3:15
07 Starbound ~ Theme of Dream Warrior 3:13
08 Generalized Vegetal ~ Theme of Star General 3:22
09 Aviator Soul ~ Theme of Great Ace 3:36
10 Final Flight ~ Theme of Final Star 3:49
11 Dreams of Valor ~ Theme of Hero of Lore 3:18
Disc length 43:56




Kirby's Adventure was a brilliant platformer game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993. It was developed by HAL Labs, a subsidiary of Nintendo that would later go on to make classics like Kirby's Super Star and Super Smash Bros. Satoru Iwata, the current president of Nintendo Company Ltd., and Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of such series as Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, were among the notable talents that worked on this game.

Kirby's Adventure was filled with colorful graphics, expansive levels, epic boss battles, tons of different power-ups, addictive mini-games, and probably what I'll remember most about the game: catchy, upbeat, and infectious music. I can't remember how many times I used to sit down and play through the game just so I could listen to the different songs. It may very well be the game that got me into listening to video game music in the first place.

The game was re-released in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance, entitled Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Nintendo went all out on this remake, updating all of the art and music, as well as adding new minigames and multiplayer play. The Game Boy Advance version is just as addicting as the original NES version.

One of the great parts about Kirby's Adventure was that it had cartridge save, which was very much appreciated, because it was a long game. A cool aspect of this was when you completed a certain percentage of the game, you would be given a title, such as Dream Hunter or Son of Wind. When I set out to start this remix collaboration project, I knew exactly how I wanted to approach it; each track on the album would be a character theme for the different ranking the player was awarded. As such, I would end up with 11 character themes in the end. I enlisted the help of some very talented arrangers throughout the video game remixing community, and we've produced something that I hope captures the heroic spirit of the original game.

Thank you.
- Shariq Ansari, Project Organizer


There are a lot of people I'd like to thank for making this project a success.
KirbyMixer, Darangen, Adhesive_Boy, analoq, Rellik, Suzumebachi, chthonic, Trenthian, Graylightning, Bladiator, and Hemophiliac
...for taking the music of Kirby's Adventure to another level and giving us something fantastic to listen to.
Reelmojo and all the participants of PRC2.9
...for helping me out when I just couldn't find a mixer to cover the last track.
Ari Asulin and Binnie Katti
...for giving me advice on project management when I was in the planning stages of the project.
All of the mixers who auditioned and attempted mixes
...for showing their support and interest in the project.
Forumgoers of OverClocked ReMix
...for continually nagging me to release the project. ;)
WIP watchers at VGMix
...for providing valuable feedback for the mixers' tracks.
Everyone who provided a mirror
...for easing the stress on everyone's bandwidth.
...for awesome album art.
djpretzel and aubrey
...for setting up the OCR Spotlight and the torrent.
Hirokazu Ando and Jun Ishikawa
...for writing the soundtrack of my childhood.
HAL Labs and Nintendo
...for making one of the best damn games ever.
...just because.

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Platforms represented
NES (Famicom)



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