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 😉

My Top 30 NES Games

With the announcement of the Nintendo Classic Mini this morning (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, check the link) and the list of games that will come built-in, I was surprised at how many of them would probably be on my personal top 30 NES games, which…

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Retro VGM Revival Hour: BONUS STAGE 3

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It’s that time again here at the Retro VGM Revival hour, where you, the fellow listener, have entered another BONUS STAGE.

Time to take a little break from the action and distract yourself with something to reward your progress thus far.

These are just a selection of random tracks of the past and present as a reward for showing much love and respect to the art of Video Game Music.

So sit back and Listen to some amazing tracks to get you excited to take on whatever lies a head.

CLICK To LISTEN and DOWNLOAD 

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

1.) UnderTale – Toby Fox – “Death by Glamour, Spider Dance & Bonetrousle
” – September 15, 2015 – tobyfox – Windows & Mac OS X

2.) Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Frieza – Takeshi Ichida – “Space Map & Gravity Machine – August 10, 1991 (Japan Only) – TOSE/Bandai – NES (Famicom)

3.) Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam – Yōko Shimomura – “Big Bang! (Boss Theme)” – January 22, 2016- AlphaDream/Nintendo – 3DS

4.) Super Spy Hunter – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara & Shinichi Seya – “Ending (Staff Roll)” – September 27, 1991 – Sunsoft – NES

5.) Borderlands 2 (Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC) – Raison Varner, Sascha Dikiciyan, Cris Velasco, Kevin Riepl & Jesper Kyd – “Battling the Handsome Sorcerer” – September 18, 2012 (original game)/June 25, 2013 (DLC release date) – Gearbox Software/2K Games – PC,PS3,Xbox 360, Playstation Vita, OS X & Linux

6.) Project X Zone 2 – Yuzo Koshiro – “You Will Know Our Names” – November 12, 2015 – Monolith Soft/Bandai Namco Entertainment – 3DS

7.) Mega Man Battle & Chase – Yoshinori Ono – “Over The Top (Theme of Rockman/Mega Man)” – March 20, 1997 – Capcom – Sony Playstation, PS2 & Gamecube (as part of the Mega Man X collection

8.) Super Street Fighter 2 TURBO – Isao Abe & Syun Nishigaki – “Cammy’s Theme- November 13, 1994 – Capcom/Panasonic – Panasonic 3DO

9.) Super Turrican – Manfred Trenz (which David Whittaker helped by giving Manfred his sound driver) (Arranged Originally by Chris Hülsbeck & Markus Siebold) – “Title Screen & Stages 2-3/4-2″ – 1992 (Europe Only) – Rainbow Arts/Imagineer – NES

10.) Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – Magna – “Divide“ – March 10, 2015 – Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital – Windows, OS X, PS3, PS4, Playstation Vita & Android

11.) The Adventures of Batman & Robin – Jesper Kyd – “Boss Battle (Robo Cheshire Cat) & Boss Battle (Harley Quinn)“ – 1995 – Clockwork Tortoise/SEGA – Sega Genesis

12.) Freedom Planet – Leila Wilson, Stephen DiDuro & Shane Ellis – “Final Dreadnought 1″ – July 21, 2014 – GalaxyTrail – Windows, OS X, Linux & Wii U

13.) God Hand – Masafumi Takada – “Sunset Heroes & God Hand (English)” – September 14, 2006 – Clover Studio/Capcom – PS2

14.) Mario Strikers Charged – Mike Peacock, Darren Radtke, Chad York, Scott McFadyen & Davor Vulama – “Peach’s Theme & Daisy’s Theme” – July 30, 2007 – Next Level Games/Nintendo – Nintendo Wii

Retro VGM Revival Hour – Free Play

bonusYou’ve encountered Many Difficult stages, But with the hard work is a great reward, and what better way to reward you, The Fellow listener, with a spacial BONUS STAGE of the Retro VGM Revival Hour. No theme, or subject, just a selection of random tracks of the past and present as a reward for showing much love and respect to the art of Video Game Music. So as you unwrap your favorite gifts, just Listen to these amazing tracks to get you excited to take on whatever lies a head.

CLICK To LISTEN and DOWNLOAD 

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

*Earthworm Jim – Tommy Tallarico – “New Junk City”- August 2, 1994 – Shiny Entertainment & Playmates Interactive/SEGA – Sega Genesis(MegaDrive)

*Mega Man 6 – Yuko Takehara – “Dr. Wily Stages”- March 15, 1994 – CAPCOM – NES

*The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Minako Hamano & Kazue Ishikawa – “Tal Tal Mountains” – August 1993 – NINTENDO – GameBoy

*Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time – Yoko Shimomura – “Thwomp Volcano” – November 28, 2005 – AlphaDream/NINTENDO – Nintendo DS

*Mother – Keiichi Suzuki & Hirokazu Tanaka – “Bein’ Friends” – July 27, 1989(Japan Only) – NINTENDO – NES(Famicon)

*The Guardian Legend – Masatomo Miyamoto & Takeshi Santo – “Forest Labyrinth” – April 1989 – Compile/Broderbund – NES

*Catherine – Shoji Meguro, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Atsushi Kitajoh & Toshiki Konishi – “It’s a Golden Show” – July 26, 2011 – ATLUS – PS3/Xbox 360

*Tower of Heaven – flashygoodness – “Indignant Divinity” – 2010 – askiisoft – PC

*Persona 4 – Shoji Meguro, Atsushi Kitajoh & Ryota Koduka – “Your Affection” – December 9, 2008 – ATLUS – PS2

*Rayman Origins – Christophe Héral & Billy Martin – “Land Of Dead World (Land of the Livid Dead ~ Nowhere to Run ~ Chasing a Dream)” – November 15, 2011 – Ubisoft – Wii / Xbox 360 / PS3 / Vita / PC / 3DS

*Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 2 – Kenji Yamamoto – “Vegeta’s Theme” – December 17, 1993(Japan only) – TOSE/Bandai – Super Famicom

*Super Dodge Ball – Kazuo Sawa – “Opposition Match Theme” – June 1989 – Technos japan/CSG Imagesoft Inc – NES

*Silent Hill 2 – Akira Yamaoka – “Theme of Laura” – September 24, 2001 – KONAMI – PS2

*Mother 3 – Shogo Sakai – “Love Theme” – April 20, 2006(Japan Only) – Brownie Brown & HAL Laboratory/NINTENDO – GameBoy Advanced

*Super Mario 3D World – Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Iwata & Koji Kondo – “World Bowser” – November 22, 2013 – NINTENDO – WiiU

*Magic Johnson’s Fast Break – Tim Follin – “Title Theme” – 1988 – Arcadia Systems/TradeWest – NES

*Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Harry Gregson-williams & Nobuko Toda – “Metal Gear Saga” – June 12, 2008 – KONAMI – PS3

*Sonic 3D Blast – Richard Jacques – “Panic Puppet Zone (Act 1)” – November 1, 1996 – SonicTeam/SEGA – Sega Saturn

*Donkey Kong 64 – Grant Kirkhope – “The Monkey Rap (Intro)” – November 24, 1999 – RARE/NINTENDO – N64

*Far Cry 3 : Blood Dragon – Power Glove – “Resurrection” – May 1, 2013 – Ubisoft – Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC

*Angry Video Game Nerd Adventure – “Assholevania” – 2013 – FreakZone Games – PC

*Pokemon Silver / Gold / Crystal – Go Ichinose & Junichi Masuda – “Radio ~ Lucky Channel / Game Corner” – October 15, 2000 – Game Freak/NINTENDO – Game Boy Color

The Evolution of NES Mega Man

Mega Man is known by nearly every gamer. You mention his name and it unleashes many images, like awesome weapons, memorable music, and that little robot in blue. But most people do not realize all the changes that spanned the series to make it what it is today.…

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