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Pilotwings 64 composer looks back on the project

- Interview shines a bit of light on music and sound development for the N64 and the limitations that composer/sound arrangers faced.
- Dan discusses how the culture/language differences between Nintendo and Paradigm proved incredibly difficult at times.
- Dan recounts a story about how a Nintendo Japan exec flew over with a briefcase chained to his arm to show Super Mario 64 to the Paradigm team.
- Tells how the infamous "Birdman" track from the game came to be and that it was former NOA President Minoru Arakawa's favourite piece of video game music.
- Small insight into sound/music development for F-1 World Grand Prix (N64)
- Reveals that the game credits Akito Nakatsuka with music arrangement, but Dan explicitly claims that he "wrote, arranged, produced and installed/integrated each of the tracks in the game [him]self."

Check out the full interview here

Pilotwings Resort hits 3DS eShop

Nintendo of Europe has started spreading the word this morning. Pilotwings Resort is now available on the 3DS eShop. What was an original 3DS launch title can now be downloaded from the comfort of your own home!

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Best Buy offering 3DS for $170 with two free games this week

Nintendo 3DS-$169.99
FREE Steel Diver and Pilotwings Resort with purchase (a $79.98 value)
Mario Kart 7-$39.99
Super Mario 3D Land-$39.99

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack-$59.99
Get the Skylanders Mega Pack for only $50 with RZ Gamers Club coupon now til 5/12.

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OC ReMix & halc tribute Pilotwings with NEW FREE 9-bit ALBUM, Take Flight



he original Pilotwings was a launch title done RIGHT, offering something completely new and making excellent use of the SNES's technical capabilities at the same time.

NOW, OC ReMix chiptune ninja Drew "halc" Wheeler has remixed tons of songs from the original Pilotwings in his signature 9-bit style... FREE!

Pilotwings: Take Flight!

• Info on the album! (Read up!) http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=39772
• Download it! (It's quick!) http://flight.ocremix.org
• Torrent it! (Share the love!) http://bt.ocremix.org/torrents/Pilotwings_series_-_Take_Flight.torrent

PLUS, there's also a mix apiece with both halc and Benjamin Briggs tackling the music from both Pilotwings 64 AND the newest game in the series, Pilotwings Resort! The album's concluding track, "Depth Perception," is also OC ReMix's FIRST arrangement representing the Nintendo 3DS. OMG FRESH!

It's short, it's sweet. You love chiptunes. DOWNLOAD IT. You'll love it, for real. Except for that one guy on Facebook who said "Yawn... I'll wait for the next release." Pfff... Rocket Belt hater.

http://flight.ocremix.org

Take flight, don't crash, and ENJOY THE MUSIC!

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