ReMix: Mega Man 3 "Intro (injury Mix)" 2:39

By injury

Arranging the music of one song...

"Title"

Primary Game: Mega Man 3 (Capcom, 1990, NES), music by Harumi Fujita, Yasuaki Fujita

Posted 2001-05-05, evaluated by djpretzel


Injury is one Starla Iscariot (yes, a girl. though there certainly wouldn't be anything wrong with a guy being named starla. well . . actually . . . ) who sends us her first submission, this very cool, unique, and well-produced MM3 ReMix. Using chirpy resonant analog synths extensively, with some cool pitch bends, the intro does it's little funky thing and sets things up wicked for a more fully orchestrated rendition that kicks in. What really struck me as being unique was the percussion track here, which is a really abstract kick / snare alternation with some hihat action. It's a little less danceable than some more ornate rhythmic patterns that throw in TR-808 goodies, but this works really well as it emphasizes the layered, delayed synth line in all its virtual analog glory. Often, when tracks are developed using some of the more common PC tools - ACID, Fruityloops, Rebirth - they have a sort of stamp on them that makes them feel packaged and marginal, but this track stands out as a damn fine MM3 Techno ReMix. Hope to be Injured again in the future (huh-hah . . get it? . . . kill me.).

djpretzel

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meccaneer
on 2012-05-17 13:24:23

I understand that this remix is a bit aged and that skills and machines have come a long way... This was pretty difficult to listen to. Seems to be a basic Midi rip with some reverb and seemingly random crash cymbals.

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OA
on 2008-04-01 11:25:51

Not feelin this one, production was rough, and the beat wasn't driving at all.

Sorry. :-(

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KogeJoe
on 2007-01-27 13:18:14

Felt kind of empty, and it didn't really go anywhere... Where's the bass?

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Steve1
on 2006-02-25 16:06:41

^I agree. I liked the beginning a lot, but the beat just wasn't fitting. It was unsteady with all the randomish cymbals and offbeat "bass drum." However, the instrumentation was good, so if the percussion were only tweaked a bit I'd probably love this remix.

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Bummer
on 2006-01-07 04:07:38

I can agree with many that this one started out very smooth. A careful synth that changed between watery and trippy sounding. When the essential cymbals and bass kicked in it became slighly better. It continued with it´s calm style, didn´t want to rush anything, and you got the impression that this was just a warm-up and that the real thing would hit us like a load of bricks. But sadly, that unleash of magnificent techno never came, it kept going with the same thing over and over again until it finally faded out at the end.

I can´t really say that it sucked big time, but when it comes to megaman techno remixes, and especially those made of the intro track, you can almost expect to start swinging your body to the hectic rhytm and just party. This was different since it didn´t have any kind of signs to be hectic at all, but there´s no wrong with a fast melody turned into a trippy technobeat. It just lacked variation, but believe me, if I made a remix TWO kittens would die when someone listened to it, and we don´t want to hurt kittens, do we?

Nice work for a first remix Starla.

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trashmanal
on 2003-10-27 15:57:30

It's a decent arrangement keeping with the original, and it sounds different, but there isn't a lot of flair in this remix. It's just kinda there, and the synths are maybe a bit too chirpy, it gets on my nerves a little.

I pretty much agree with most other people on this thread.

Not bad for a first remix though... and I love her other stuff like "Blue Reflection"

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SpikedBladeZero
on 2003-05-09 17:27:48

I think this track damaged one of my favorite tracks of Mega Man 3. I've heard better. You did some serious injury to the mix. ::sighs shaking his head::

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L. Adam Bell
on 2003-01-11 22:35:05
And yes, I'm a Mega Man lover... sorry.

Is there a problem with that?! :evil:

j/k... I'm a big Blue Bomber fan, as you can see by my sig pic...

To be brutally honest, this is not nearly up to par with injury's other Megaman stuff, like "Blue Reflection" (my favorite) and "The Tallest Building." I've come to expect a lot from her since I started gettin' jiggy to the music here.

And by the way, hiyas to everyone! I'm a newcomer!

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Odyeiop
on 2003-01-08 07:16:29

in my opinion.. the megaman 3 intro is one of the all time greatest theme songs ever

its right up there with the metroid music and the zelda music

so i will listen

but not critisize

i dont wanna make the artist cry now do i?

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IamMegaMan
on 2002-11-19 21:48:49

First god only kills kittens every time you play with yourself, and second this is the best rendition of the MM3 intro I've ever heard. Injury has many other bad ace songs and this one is just icing on the cake.

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ecco
on 2002-11-19 14:17:20

this music is..... ok i guess. I don't think God kills a kitten or anything like that when someone plays this. It is fair. I wish it got heavier at some parts, that was my biggest problem. Over all 5/10 Keep trying i could tell you had good thoughts and ideas :wink:

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Solarus
on 2002-06-29 05:31:48

I'm a techno fan and I can't really recommend this remix. I think there should be a little more beat and fewer cymbals.

If it is techno, it's very low-tempo techno.

Naw, maybe I have sounded a little too negative. Injury is a talented remixer. I mean, listen to her Super Mario Remix.

Keep up the good work.

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skawttieboy
on 2002-06-26 16:56:16

Well, for the first time listening to it (as I type this post), I must say I like what I'm hearing....now maybe if I listen to it over and over for a day or two, it will get old and boring...but I must say I think it's a good mix still, I like how he's expanding this theme and doing different things with it. Just my opinion...:?

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Fieari
on 2002-06-12 13:24:12

To begin: I like it.

I was just sitting here a little while ago thinking about ReMixes on this site, and how some just lack a... polished feel to them. And I was trying to think of examples of the better ones and the worse ones... I won't name any of the worse that came to mind, but this one, interestingly enough, came to mind as a good one. I like how it opens... the "whannn" sound using different vowels and pitches really appealed to me!

Now that I've been given the suggestion that this might not be as good as I always though it was, I have to consider things more specifically though. Indeed, perhaps it COULD have been better. There are better mixes of this particular song on OC Remix... which is not to say that this is bad because there have been a large number of megaman remixes that I've simply just deleted after listening to once! (hint to future remixers: the original NES track with a drum loop added is not going to stay on my PC) But yet... yet... desipte the fact that there are better... I STILL LISTEN TO THIS ONE. I don't know what keeps drawing me back... I definatly like the opening to this peice. Perhaps that's what keeps drawing me back. The rest of it is decent... so with an exceptional opening, that brings its average score up significantly! I guess that has to be it.

Nothing bad in this mix. The opening is GOOD. Works for me!

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Legion303
on 2002-06-12 13:00:43

Starla == Injury.

-steve

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Primary Game:
Mega Man 3 (Capcom, 1990, NES)
Music by Harumi Fujita, Yasuaki Fujita
Songs:
"Title"

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