What is a video game battle theme? Do only certain genres of video games have battle themes? Can stage themes or character themes count as battle themes?
The theme for the Pixel Mixers February 2017 Cover Contest is for fan musicians to cover video game music from the ’90s that were used as battle themes. (If you are a musician and would like to participate, click that link for more information about our monthly contests.) But within just a few days of announcing this theme, I received several questions about what counts as a battle theme in a video game.
What are obvious choices for video game battle themes?
Hey guys, we are gonna be using the website to highlight the 5 covers that have been the most up-voted on the https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/ during the last month !
So even if you been busy and didn’t get the chance to listen to the covers posted in January, here are the ones you MUST listen to:
- 1st: Rainbow Road – Mario Kart [Charles Ritz, Teodor Dumitrache & Joshua Taipale]
- 2nd: Valse di Fantastica – Final Fantasy XV [Subversiveasset]
- 3rd: Once Upon a Time – Undertale [SwigglesRP]
- 4th: Restoration of the Crystals – Final Fantasy I [VictorTheGuitarNerd & Draskon]
- 5th: Dreams of Trico – The Last Guardians [Toxodentrail]
So, what do you think about those covers?
January theme was “tutorial and introductions” and it was definitely the start of a new era for the Pixel Mixers Contests !
- 1st, it was with a brand fresh new organizer: Subversiveasset, who introduced new rules and a new voting system based not on points like before but on “head to head” victories.
- 2nd, none of the 2016 championship top 3 (Toxodentrail, Hashel05, Lord Bif Music) finished in this month top 3 and the winner PrjzCalavera never won any contest before, so the 2017 championship is gonna be full of surprises 😀
And we now also have a full video vote and championship separated from the audio, here are the best entries of January for audio ad video:
Audio winner: PrjzCalavera
Audio 2nd place: SwigglesRP
Audio 3rd place: Subversiveasset
Video winner: PrjzCalavera (see above)
Video 2nd place: Dacian Grada
Video 3rd place: Lord Bif
You can see the 2017 championship here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZBUe4jpYLweN7faqfgI_jpP2apviJb9wxhrgeHfUED0/edit?usp=sharing
Next month theme is “Battle themes from the 90’s”, if you want more information and to participate to February contest check this link: https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/comments/5reoi8/february_2017_pixel_mixers_contest_90s_battles/?st=iyog9o0i&sh=fa2af2a6