Really Long Stuff :: Expansion Song #1
Title: Initial D ~Hyper Mega Mix~
Artist: Various Artists
You can check the spoiler below for more information about the charts.
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- 09 | 3196 steps (3.34 per second)
10 | 4394 steps (4.59 per second)
11 | 4931 steps (5.15 per second)
13 | 6327 steps (6.60 per second)
15 | 7531 steps (7.86 per second)
The second Really Long Stuff original. This song is featured on the Initial D ~D Selection 3~ album and contains several excellent eurobeat tracks featured in the Initial D series, mixed with some characters voice clips. The medium 11 is essentially the 'true' chart that fits the music most accurately, whereas the 13 and 15 charts provide more challenge for streaming enthousiasts such as myself. Quick breakdown:
09 | broken 8th streams, steps mainly follow the vocals.
10 | long 8th streams, some short 16th bursts (only a few notes per burst).
11 | similar to the 10, but with more 16th bursts (up to 1 measure in length).
13 | short 16th streams, varying between 6 to 8 measures in length.
15 | long 16th streams, adding up to several hundred measures in total.
Back in 2007 when I first started playing DDR at anime conventions, the Initial D charts quickly became some of my favourite charts to play. There is just something really hype about eurobeat in combination with DDR/ITG, and stomping arrows to songs like Night of Fire, Heartbeat and I Need Your Love always felt like a blast. To recreate some of that hype, I ended up stepping the Initial D ~Hyper Mega Mix~ for Really Long Stuff. The mix was originally just under 14 minutes long, so I tacked on I Need Your Love at the end (which, honestly, should have been included in the first place, since I Need Your Love is objectively the best song on the entire soundtrack). With the added song, the 'extended' mix exceeded the length of 15 minutes necessary for qualify for Really Long Stuff and ended up becoming the first completed expansion song.
Space Boy / Dave Rodgers
Back on the Rocks / Mega NRG Man
Running in the 90's / Max Coveri
My Only Star / Susan Bell
Save Me / Leslie Parrish
Remember Me / Leslie Parrish
Dance Around the World / Delta Queens
No One Sleep in Tokyo / Edo Boys
Heartbeat / Nathalie
I Need Your Love / Dave Simon