Somewhere at the beautiful and bizarre intersection of Rainbowdragoneyes (some lyrics definitely NSFW) metal-inspired, eurobeat-influenced chiptunes and Fang Island's progressive indie pop is where my brain decided to place this excellent track by Bubblegum Octopus. In fact, having only recently gotten around to hearing a good chunk of Bubblegum Octopus's music, I feel like I've neglected some great music for a little too long.
"888 Days Meow Fast" strikes me in a similar way, kind of breakcore but also “spazzpop”? A term I’m sure Bubblegum Octopus made up but is incredibly fitting.
“Fans would be expecting the Neo Classic version’s graphics. I didn’t want to have the 3DS port looked at as inferior. So I told them that the 3DS version had to live up to the Neo Classic standards or bust. They came back and said, ‘Oh, you want transparencies? Not a problem.’
'No, no, no,' I said. 'Not just that. I want the pixel art the same as well.' M2 had redrawn all the graphics in 4x resolution for the PS2 version, so it would be a waste if we didn’t use those assets.”—
Sega producer Yosuke Okunari, putting pressure on M2 to add the upgraded PS2 version graphics to the 3DS port of Galaxy Force 2.
Which they did.
Along with the Moving Cabinet mode, unlockable original graphical mode, and everything else. Buy these games!
TinyCast 17! What did this, our Year of Luigi, mean to us? The TinyCast gets personal and answers that question, after talking about Bravely Second, Akihiko Yoshida, National SteetPass Weekend, and a very special wedding.