All bow down and worship AE - the man simply KNOWS how to ReMix megaman. I'm thrilled with the high quality of ALL the Megaman ReMixes we get, but his are a cut above. From the frantic delayed pattern to the distorted, filtered, pitch-bended lead synth that blows one's socks off, to the tight dum programming that ain't afraid to roll or disappear entirely, to all the additional elements, you've got prodigy-quality techno here, VERY kickin', very alive, very quality, and amazingly well done. AE raises the bar with this track, it's definitely precedent-setting, any ReMixer out there could learn from it, and you need meds if you don't download it. Got that?
I love this mix, and, to me, it sounds like what the BGM SHOULD
I will agree that it does end abruptly, but if you loop it end to
beginning, it loops perfectly ;)- Daemos on April 4, 2012
Man, AE loves these classic synths! The opening synth really did a
great job setting the tone. I wasn't a huge fan of the low saw
synth as the attack felt a little too slow to be doing what it was
doing, but that's personal preference. THe drums have a good drive
to them. I wish the kick has a little more meat to it; more thwack
in it. But that's minor. As much as I like the opening synth, it
does become very repetitive through the piece. Some more processing
and automation to it might have helped a bit more. 2:48 was epic. I
love those kinds of builds into a big part! THe breakbeat section
that immediately follows calms the drums down, but in a since, the
lack of franticness helps this song kick even harder. I'm
definitely dancing in my seat during it! THe ending was a little
abrupt, but I felt it wasn't as bad as the two previous mixes. Good
work all around.- tweex on August 6, 2010
Old remix is old, but still kicks some serious ass. I love most of
the Megaman remixes on the site, and this gem is no exception.- MechaFone on May 29, 2010
Wow. I forgot how much I love this track and how awesome some of
the mixes are. This is a cool take. I love the distortion and just
the fast-paced nature of this track. Very nice work.- duskvstweak on April 7, 2010
AE you are a beast, love the mix.- BucMack on November 23, 2009
Complete and utter classic OCR, as far as I am concerned. Great
beats, clean production, and excellent synths, it is a little
conservative for a lot of parts, but there are sections where it
branches, and the melody adjustments in the second iteration of the
verse are cool; it really sounds like the track is just on the edge
of control. It's rare to hear something skate so close to the edge
and maintain, so it's a cool feeling. The breakdown is classy, and
when it builds back to a new, seemingly more intense beat, I am a
Great stuff, one of my favorites for years now.- OA on November 20, 2009
I dunno if Capcom is planning an HD remix of Megaman2 (preferably
NOT Powered-up this time).
But if they end-up making it, that's what the new Metal Man's stage
BGM should sound like.
Because it is indeed a great re-invention of the theme.
The synth work is brillant, and really diversifies the mix. Luv the
I particularly like the breaks at around 1:45 and 2:48 when it
and subtely re-build the tension before the dynamic rythmic parts
make their come back.
There's also some nice background pad that add depth to the mix,
making it an even more immersive experience.
While staying true to the essence of the original metalman, it
amplifies the energy and vision of the theme.
Overall great arrangement.- Dj Mokram on May 13, 2009
Nice. Sparse breakbeat action. It's rare when a mix utilises
repetition as a quality and not something that bores or annoys.
That NES-like backing never varies, and repeats A LOT of times,
which is certainly true to the original and is common in a lot of
chiptune based mixes. It doesn't kill the enjoyment, so there can't
be anything wrong with it.
This piece doesn't do anything huge or have anything radically
fresh to spin on the Mega Man 2 score, but it a good ride and a
pretty good promoter of balance between original and adapted
material. Great way to give a familiar genre and a familiar melody
some unique personality.- Marmiduke on March 12, 2009
This is one of those few mixes that, imho, transcends the
boundaries and expectations of the source. This isn't just a simple
'improvement', but an entire reimagining of a theme, i.e. a mix so
well done that that's what the original theme should have been. If
that makes sense.
Specifically, this takes 8-bit sounds into the modern era.
A deliciously swift, precise, and ... stainless mix.- 42 on January 11, 2009
Weird, I can't say I've actively listened to this in full until
tonight. Alex did a great job here connecting his original grooves
with the Metalman material. Solid stuff.- Liontamer on January 19, 2008
This right here is the Samuel L Jackson of Megaman 2 remixes.This
was the first track I ever downloaded from this website,its the
first track I ever really digged on Megaman 2 (now i do realy dig
them all) and now its the first track I would consider playing in
the backround of a horrendus battle betwixt good and evil.
The end,though it seems as though it doesn't belong,is still pretty
awesome,and it always suprises and dissapoints me that its
I Love This Song.End.- Butterball on September 24, 2005
Oh crap 8O This is a totally cool remix with beats and nice drums,
jamming with an excellent synth bass or something. I don´t really
care what they are, the only matter is the music, and that subject
was superb. To bad that AE didn´t have the same style in the
beginning through the whole song. Anyway, this was truly solid, and
for those who love techno, DON´T HESITATE. DOWNLOAD IT! :D :D :D :D
:D- Bummerdude on September 23, 2005
A song that showed great promise, but had a disappointing ending.
Everything up til 1:40 was awesome. The original score, revamped
with new instruments, and sounding great.
However...after 1:40...things just got too abstract for me. The
overall sound wasn't anything like the original. It felt like I was
listening to a different song in some parts.
That aside, it is still an excellent remix attempt. My own personal
preference is a remix which is more on-target with it's original
score, but that's just me.
If your in the market for the original tune, with a different
takeoff halfway through, then this remix is for you.
An "Old School" Gamer,
DKnight2066- DKnight2066 on August 26, 2005
This is pretty good.
I like how it sounds.
I enjoy this much!- MegaManNetRonin on June 22, 2005
I was just going through my collection of ocremix MP3s to do a best
of CD to play on my stereo. I remember AE was pretty good, and I
listened to this track and wow! I didn't even notice the 8 bit in
it until I reread djpretzel's review mentioning it, then I listened
again and I was like wow, it is there! He puts it in so
fantastically its hard to notice, but it keeps it real by having it
in there *LOL* This track just comes at you screaming hardcore and
only lets up to hit you harder the next time. Definitely an awesome
track by all means.- trashmanal on August 28, 2004