Monday, February 2, 2009

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Back in Blue Edition

For the past two weeks we took a listen to various songs from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Now we're moving onto another fabled blue mascot with Mega Man, Mega Man, and more Mega Man! This week, we're looking at Mega Man 1-5, so without further ado, let's hop into it!

We'll start off with the stage theme of Cut Man from the very first Mega Man game. This is the Power Battles version of the track.

This is one of the more popular tracks from Mega Man 2, and I enjoy it as well. It's the first theme of Dr. Wily's castle! Rock on, Rockman!

Wow. Look at that track title! This track comes from a very rare official Capcom CD release of classic Megaman tunes, Rockman Arrange Version Special. There were two volumes eventually released. This song comes from the second. It's arranged by performed by Capcom's former in-house band, Alph-Lyla, who interestingly enough had Yoko Shimomura (Kingdom Hearts composer among others) on keyboard.

Dig that awesome bass! This track continues our run through the classic Mega Man series with a listen to Bright Man's stage in Mega Man 4. I personally think the fourth installment gets a lot of undo disdain. I happen to love it!

We're halfway through the classic Mega Man series now as we reach Mega Man 5. The track I'd like to represent this game comes from Wave Man's stage. The entire soundtrack was composed by Mari Yamaguchi who also did work on Ghosts 'N' Goblins, Breath of Fire, and Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse.

Direct Linkage:

Cut Man Stage
Wily Stage 1
Bright Man Stage
Wave Man Stage

Next week we look at the latter half of the classic Mega Man franchise with Mega Man 6-9 plus a special bonus track from a recently released anniversary album. We'll see you then!

1 comment:

Val said...

Gah I really should get into mega man. Some of my best gamer friends love it.