Mega Man X Review (SNES)

In this Mega Man X review, see if the Blue bomber’s 16-bit debut is an evolution of the classic NES games, or a digital abomination. Capcom’s series has seen many, many instalments over the years – Is this one of the good ones?

Retro Revival Road Trip – Mega Man Cartoon & Game Retrospective

saturdaymorning_megamanHey everyone…Some of you may know that I do a Saturday morning/weekday cartoon retrospect show over at Youtube (if you did’nt, well then whats keeping you from watching?) and wanted to share one particular episode that I just completed. Reason why I’m posting it here is that it not only covers the Mega Man Cartoon from the 90’s but I also dwell into the character’s origin, all the while some pretty cool hand selected, tunes play in the background (You might even recognize one of the people that helped with the tracks).

 

I love this character, and dug up as much info to compliment it and the cartoons/television shows that influenced its creation.

I hope you enjoy it… and maybe soon, I’ll cover other video game related cartoon shows 😉

Retro VGM Revival Hour: HANDHELD GAMES

STAGE32_HandheldIt’s almost impossible to overlook the impact of handheld games, there’s no question that a huge part of our gaming lives recently have centered on gaming on the go with actual hand-held systems.

Playing amazing games anywhere we want is the goal of any gamer but as much as the hardware might change or upgrade, its the games that we look forward to every-time we dig into our suitcases, book bags or even fanny packs. An experience that could only be amplified by the great music these games have is why this episode of the retro VGM revival hour is dedicated to Handheld game music.

 

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Track List:
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company – System

1.) Mega Man Maverick Hunter X – Toshihiko Horiyama, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, Makoto Tomozawa, Setsuo Yamamoto, Kento Hasegawa, Seiko Kobuchi & Shinya Okada – “New-Type Airport (Storm Eagle Stage)” – January 31, 2006 – CAPCOM – PSP

2.) Sylvan Tale – Saori Kobayashi – “Overworld 1” – January 27, 1995 (Japan Only) – SEGA – Game Gear

3.) Trip World – Manami Matsumae, Masayuki Iwata, Tsutomu Ishida, Atsushi Mihiro & Shinichi Seya – “World 1” – November 27, 1992 (Japan & Europe Only) – SunSoft – Game Boy

4.) Power Pro Kun Pocket 7 – Shoichi Tanaka , Yoshihiro Tagawa, Watanabe Kino, Naoyuki Sato & Tomoaki Hirono – “Guts’s Over!” – December 2, 2004 (Japan Only) – KONAMI – GBA

5.) Kirby’s Block Ball – Sukezo Ouyama & Ryoue Takagi – “Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright’s Stage (5th Stage)” – 1995 – HAL Laboratory/NINTENDO – Game Boy

6.) Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow – Masahiko Kimura & Michiru Yamane – “Cursed Clock Tower”- August 25, 2005 – KONAMI – Nintendo DS

7.) Electrocop – Bob Vieira – “Level Theme” – 1989 – Epyx/Atari – Atari Lynx

8.) Ys: Memories of Celceta (aka “Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta”) – Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Saki Momiyama, and Tomokatsu Hagiuda – “The Great Forest of Celceta” – September 27, 2012 – Nihon Falcom/Sxeed Games – Playstation Vita

9.) Mother 3 – Shogo Sakai – “Serious” – April 20, 2006 (japan Only) – HAL laboratory & Brownie Brown/NINTENDO – GBA

10.) Ganbare Goemon: Tōkai Dōchū Ōedo Tengu ri Kaeshi no Maki – Yasuhiro Ichihashi – “I Am Impact!” – June 23, 2005 (Japan Only) – KONAMI – Nintendo DS

11.) Shinobi – Yuzo Koshiro – “Rush, First Step & Distant Thunder” – April 26, 1991 – SEGA – Game Gear

12.) Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Atsushi Kitajoh & Toshiki Konishi – “Footsteps of Time” -June 5, 2014 – Atlus – Nintendo 3DS

13.) Xanadu Next – Falcom Sound Team – “Evildoer” – June 20, 2005 (Japan only) – Nihon Falcom/Nokia – Nokia N-Gage

14.) Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 – Kazuhiro Nakamura & Go Shiina – “Break Through with the Sword“ – January 29, 2009 (Japan Only) – Alfa System/Bandai Namco Games – PSP

15.) Mega Man Xtreme – Toshio Kasino & Story Utsumi – “Magna Centipede” – October 20, 2000 – CAPCOM – Game Boy Color

16.) King of Fighters R-1 – Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan – “Fairy (Chizuru Kagura’s Theme) & Psycho Soldier Remix ’97 (Athena’s Theme)” – March 16, 1999 (Japan & Europe Only) – SNK – Neo Geo Pocket

17.) Zan Gear – Motoi Sakuraba – “Age of Heat Haze“ – October 23, 1990 (Japan Only) – Wolf Team/Nippon Telenet – Game Gear

18.) Medarot 5: Susutake Mura no Tenkousei: Kabuto ( AKA “Medabots 5″) – Kinuyo Yamashita – “Hardness Ten” – December 14, 2001 (Japan Only) – Natsume/Imagineer – GBC

19.) Guilty Gear Petit – Daisuke Ishiwatari -“Holy Orders” – January 25, 2001 (Japan Only) – Arc System Works/SAMMY – WonderSwan Color

Retro VGM Revival Hour – MEGA MAN

 

MEGAmanVideo game music based on The much beloved MEGA MAN games is what this very special episode is about, so make sure you have plenty of “E” tanks handy and have your Mega Buster fully charged up. This episode might just blow you away in its sheer epicness of all things Mega Man. What better way to celebrate Mega Man week than by playing some memorable tunes from the Mega man and Mega Man x series.

 

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Track List:
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company – System

*Mega Man – Manami Matsumae – “Fire Man” , “Cut Man” – December 17, 1987

*Mega Man 2 – Takashi Tateishi, Manami Matsumae – “introduction and Title Theme” , “Bubble Man” , “Dr. Wily’s Castle” – December 24, 1988

*Mega Man 3 – Yasuaki Fujita, Harumi Fujita – “Introduction” , “Spark Man” – September 28, 1990

* Mega Man 4 – Minae Fujii – “Drill Man” – December 6, 1991

* Mega Man 5 – Mari Yamaguchi – “ProtoMan’s Fortress Stage”
– December 4, 1992

* Mega Man 6 – Yuko Takehara – “Tomahawk Man” – jap. October 5, 1993/us. March 15, 1994

* Mega Man 7 – Yuko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama, Makoto Tomozawa – “Shade Man” – jap. March 24, 1995/us.September 1995 – SNES

* Mega Man 8 – Shusaku Uchiyama – “Stage Selection” – January 1997 – PS/SATURN

* Mega Man 9 – Yū Shimoda, Ryō Kawakami, Hiroki Isogai, Ippo Yamada – Inti Creates/CAPCOM – “Galaxy Fantasy (Galaxy Man)” – September 22, 2008

* Mega Man 10 – Ippo Yamada, Manami Matsumae, Yasuaki Fujita (bun bun), Akari Kaida, Ryo Kawakami, Hiroki Isogai, Yu Shimoda, Minae Fujii, Mari Yamaguchi, Yuko Takehara, Makoto Tomozawa, and Shusaku Uchiyama – “Nitro Rider (Nitro Man)” – March 1, 2010

* Mega Man X – Setsuo Yamamoto, Makoto Tomozawa, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama – “Spark Mandrill” – December 17, 1993

* Mega Man X2 – Yuki Iwai – “Flame Stag” – December 16, 1994

* Mega Man X3 – Kinuyo Yamashita – “Toxic Seahorse” – December 1, 1995

* Mega Man X4 – Toshihiko Horiyama – “Storm Owl” – August 1, 1997

* Mega Man X5 – Naoto Tanaka, Naoya Kamisaka, and Takuya Miyawaki – “Duff McWhalen” – jap.November 30, 2000/us.january 31, 2001

* Mega Man X6 – Naoto Tanaka – “Blaze Heatnix” – jap.November 29, 2001/us.December 4, 2001

* Mega Man X7 – Yuko Komiyama, Shinya Okada, Seiko Kobuchi, Naoto Tanaka, Makoto Asai, Teruo Konishi, Shuichi Mizuhata, Noriyuki Iwadare, Takuya Miyawaki – “Vanishing Gungaroo” – jap.July 17, 2003/us.October 14, 2003

* Mega Man X8 – Yuko Komiyama, Naoto Tanaka, and Shinya Okada – “Burn Rooster” – December 7, 2004

* Mega Man & Bass (Rockman & Forte) – Akari Kaida, Naoshi Mizuta, and “Kirikiri-chan” – “Final Boss” – SUPER FAMICON jap.April 24, 1998 – GBA us.March 11, 2003

* Mega Man Network Transmission – Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, and Yousuke Yasui – “Shadowman” – jap.March 6, 2003/us.June 17, 2003 – GameCube –

*Mega Man Battle Network 2 – Yoshino Aoki – “VS. Gospel (Final Battle)” , “Virus Busting (Battle Theme)” – jap.December 14, 2001/us.June 12, 2002 – GBA

* Mega Man ZX – Ippo Yamada, Masaki Suzuki and Ryo Kawakami – “Last Area(Snake Eyes)” – Jap. July 6, 2006/us.September 12, 2006