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Friday, April 27, 2012

Pilotwings: Take Flight

Ah, Pilotwings. It's what has been known as the hardware showoff series for a number of Nintendo consoles. As if being an enjoyable arcade style flight simulator wasn't good enough, the Pilotwings games also have some excellent pieces of music that I feel get overlooked. We're long overdue for a Pilotwings arrange album so Pilotwings: Take Flight couldn't have come at a better time.

Released on April 25, 2012 Pilotwings: Take Flight is OverClocked Remix's 34th album release. Unlike the previous albums, this one is on the short side, spanning a mere seven tracks. But as Nintendo said in the days of the Nintendo 64, quality over quantity. This baby may not be lengthy (total run time is only 22 minutes and 40 seconds) but it is very high on quality. Taking songs from all three Pilotwings titles, the music is heavy on the chiptunes but still sounds faithful to the source material. The Birdman Cometh, a remix of Birdman from Pilotwings 64, sounds just as jazzy as the original track and I'm very pleased that my favorite song from that game got remix love here.

Its great to see this Nintendo franchise get some much needed audio appreciation. Pilotwings Take Flight is another fine effort from OverClocked Remix. Highly recommended.

Pilotwings: Take Flight

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