The music from Mega Man 10 is the strangest creature ever. On one hand, it assembles composers from each Classic Mega Man entry in an all-star jamboree. On the other hand, their contributions are perhaps some of the most boring tunes in the series, and it's up to the Wily tracks and beyond -- composed by the Inti Creates sound team -- to carry the remainder of the soundtrack. That's not to say the music is "bad," simply that you have to give it time to grow on you.
That said, there are a number of tracks from the game that I would consider among the best in the series. One in particular is "Solar Inferno," the theme to Solar Man's level, composed by Mega Man 3's Yasuaki Fujita. A high-octane, bass-heavy, thrash-influenced number, it's unlike any other Classic Mega Man song.
Patrick "NukaCola" Kulikowski covered this insane jam as part of his VGdrum project earlier this week, but I waited until the E3 stories started to die down before sharing it with the rest of you. His skills are getting better by the day, and this "Solar Inferno" arrangement may be his best work yet. By the 1:03 mark, he just kills it. It's not even funny.
VGdrum: Mega Man 10 "Solar Inferno" [Pixelitis]
|11:30 AM on 02.04.2013|
Check out some sweet, sweet concept art for Mega Man 10
The Mega Man Network has shared some Mega Man 10 robot master concept art from the R20+5 blowout book, and man is it interesting. Most of these, I think, look better than the final designs. Some of them in particular are much...more
|2:30 PM on 02.01.2013|
Mega Man 9 and 10 are on sale on Xbox Live
Capcom has just announced a mini-sale for Street Fighter X Tekken content and Mega Man 9 and 10, as well as the release of those DmC costumes I mentioned a while back. The SFxT costumes have a full range in terms of pricing, ...more
|4:30 PM on 05.20.2013|
Hop through time with the fifth Mega Man comic collection
Ladies and gentlemen, a new Archie Mega Man graphic novel is arriving this Wednesday, May 22. I have confirmation from fellow editor Chris Carter that he's been picking up back issues and graphic novels to prep himself for th...more
|5:00 PM on 05.18.2013|
Buy the Mega Man 5 OST and fend off the 'Blues'
After nearly a month since the last soundtrack release, Capcom has made available the Mega Man 5 OST to celebrate the classic platformer's arrival on the 3DS eShop. As with the MM4 OST, the album costs $8.95 and contains both...more
|8:30 AM on 05.15.2013|
MM25 Complete Works up for pre-order in North America
If you're a Mega Man fan, you're probably aware of the rare Mega Man and Mega Man X Complete Works books that can fetch a price anywhere from $100-$200 each. Thankfully, after years of demands for reprints, UDON is on the cas...more