No, you didn’t miss any surprise announcement of a new Classic Mega Man sequel. Yes, Capcom is just as thick-headed as ever. But a fan can dream, can’t he?
Xavier “mv” Dang is a professional game composer who, like all sensible folks, has a soft spot for the little robot boy in blue. With the Mega Man series’ 25th anniversary fast approaching, Xavier decided to throw a celebration the best way he knew how — using FamiTracker, he created an NES-style soundtrack for an fake “Mega Man 11“! He’s holding a listening party on his TwitchTV channel, and once that’s over, he’ll make the album available on his Bandcamp page for free download.
The main OST is 24 tracks (in mp3, FLAC, and even NSF formats) plus five bonus arrangements. For inspiration, he asked the ShowPrime community to suggest the eight Robot Masters. The ultimate picks — which were then brought to life by various contributing artists — are appropriately bizarre, such as Worm Man, Card Man, and Egg Man (no, not THAT Eggman). But my favorite is definitely Whip Woman, who is decked out like a dominatrix and reminds me of Linda from Double Dragon.
If you enjoy good chiptunes, do tune in. If you like Mega Man jams, do tune in. If you are sitting in your house on a Sunday afternoon with no plans (like me), what else are you gonna do?