To Mila, To Attack, To Advance, To Hope, To Medley: Fire Emblem X Brawl

Fire Emblem X Golden Sun

Fire Emblem: Gaiden, The Sacred Stones, Fire Emblem 7, Shadow Dragon, and The Binding Blade. Why am I talking about these? Well…let’s just say there’s a perfectly good reason for that, and it all involves Brawl. We’re gonna be listening to the remixes of these tracks.

Title: Fire Emblem Gaiden
Platform: Famicom
Composer: Yuka Tsujiyoko
Music: With Mila’s Divine Protection (Celica Map 1)

Classic 8-bit tracks? Oh yes. But let’s just say it gets kicked up a notch?

Title: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Platform: Wii
Arrangement: Noriyuki Iwadare
Music: With Mila’s Divine Protection (Celica Map 1)

There’s a lot to like about Super Smash Bros. Brawl. This is one of them. Doing an arrange of classic game tracks and updating them? Easily the music is hands down the one thing you can’t argue with. You should at least find a large amount to tracks to go and listen to over and over and over again. But this is a Fire Emblem blog; hence, expect that to be the focus, and boy, this remix. Again, no music critic, but the composition in this track. It’s great.

Title: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Platform: Wii
Arrangement: Yuka Tsujiyoko
Music: Preparing To Advance

And here’s a remixed track of The Sacred Stones’s Combat Preparations. I always remembered how ordinary Fire Emblem 7’s preparations were. That got updated a bit in The Sacred Stones though:

Title: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Composer: Saki Haruyama, Yoshihiko Kitamura, and Yoshito Hirano (Couldn’t find if done by one or all)
Music: Combat Preparations

While Yuka Tsujiyoko didn’t compose the tracks in The Sacred Stones (She supervised), let’s just say there were a couple of well composed BGM’s in the game. This was one of them. I remember sometimes just taking my time making selections because of this track.

Title: Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari No Tsurugi
Platform: Famicom
Composer: Yuka Tsujiyoko
Music: Enemy Phase, Trouble, Player Phase

Now we have some 8-bit FE stuff again. I was lucky to find a combined version of this, it makes things easier. Now let’s compare to Brawl compare it to the remake for the DS, Shadow Dragon! (Sorry, couldn’t find a combined version)

Title: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Platform: Nintendo DS
Composer: Yuka Tsujiyoko
Music: Onset, Trouble, The Time To Act

Hmm, I liked Trouble and The Time to Act. Not too big a fan of Onset though. However…

Title: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Arrangement Supervisor: Keigo Ozaki
Music: Shadow Dragon Medley

Sounds great as an arrange. Overall, it’s interesting how a mash up of three different BGMs turned into something well thought out and well orchestrated. To me at least. Oh, and if you didn’t figure it out: you hear all three BGMs in the very first chapter of these games.

Title: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Arrangement Supervisor: Kentaro Ishizaka
Music: Winning Road (Roy’s Hope)

This is a pretty interesting track. Well, aside from the obvious (it’s well strummed out!), it’s pretty similar to a track that you might have heard of before…

Title: Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Composer: Yuka Tsukiyoko
Music: Winning Road Roy’s Hope

…What, you thought it was something different? Yeah, I’m not fooling anybody, but Fire Emblem 7’s track is pretty similar to Binding’s Blade’s that for sure. Whatever the case, it’s pretty interesting and a great listen. Speaking of Fire Emblem 7…

Title: Fire Emblem 7
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Composer: Yuka Tsukiyoko
Music: Strike!, Rise to The Challenge

Fire Emblem 7 had a few decent tunes as well (I particularly enjoy the Final Boss track). These two weren’t one of them for me originally. Then I heard the Brawl arrange.

Title: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Arrangement: Kenji Ito
Music: Attack

Needless to say, I started to enjoy the Strike theme in the GBA game since I heard this one.

So all right, I’ve highlighted all the classic remixes in Brawl. I’m totally looking forward to what tracks will be remade for the next SSB series. I hope we get some Genealogy and Thracia remixes, or maybe some battle theme mashups. Anyways, enjoy listening to these tracks!

About Walters

Fire Emblem fan. Looking out for fire of course. Has played every Fire Emblem game that's come in the West.

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