ReMix: Mega Man 3 "SnowBro Intro" 3:58

By SnowBro

Arranging the music of one song...

"Title"

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

Posted 2001-09-07, evaluated by djpretzel


SnowBro opens hard with a great first submission covering the popular MegaMan3 Intro. Very competent techno, with a nice rendition of the slower initial melody, turning into a straight bass drum / bass / synth vibe after a series of hits, then fully establishing itself at 2'08" with a hi-hat. I especially like some of synth timbres used, particularly the lead, which has a granular feel to it and isn't too resonant or overly 'analog' sounding. A one-note hit gradually fades in and covers a portion that is essentially a break - but a well done one - before another iteration of the melody at the end (preceded by a cool roll). Nice stuff, up there with the better MegaMan techno, and definitely worth your time. Hope to see more!

djpretzel

Discussion

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Bahamut
on 2009-12-02 19:12:34

Samples are kinda bleh here - otherwise, this isn't actually so bad for such an old song with one of the trademark generic titles.

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Gario
on 2009-04-17 18:02:11

To me, this mix is like a great wine. When I first heard it I didn't like it. Period. I just thought,'Oh, those sounds are terrible, the mix is repetative, etc.'... I gave it time, time where I didn't listen to it, time I developed musically. I went back to this one a week or so again, and I found it aged incredibly well. I can now hear the very subtle things Snowbro has done to it, and it makes me very happy to listen to. In particular, 2:35 - 3:29 is simply a stroke of repetitive genius. I love it.

Like a great wine, it has aged very, very well; it gets better with every listen. I'm still hard pressed to put this against Disco Dan's version, but it does give it's own unique charm to the piece.

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-04-17 16:18:00

Very classic. Little more downtempo than most mixes of the same theme, which is a nice change from the usual fair. Overall the energy was a little subpar in my opinion. It felt like the mix was trying hard to be more energetic, but wasn't getting there. Possibly a little more in terms of bass would have brought everything up a notch to me. Overall it's a minor gripe to a pretty good song. Still worth holding onto.

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Duo
on 2007-05-03 04:40:55

This is the definitive best remix of the Mega Man 3 intro I have ever heard. It's taken me 3 months to start laying off listening to it at least once a day.

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OA
on 2007-04-17 10:59:04

Well played, Sir.

This has been in my playlist for a few years now, and it still sounds fresh. The arrangement isn't as out there as a lot of recent ones, but I am pretty sure this mix has earned the status of an OCR classic.

Highly recommended.

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Bummer
on 2006-01-07 04:10:54
I almost thought we were getting a slow suspenseful Megaman melody. It sure kept me in suspense all right. Then all of a sudden, BOOM! We get high energy Megaman musical magic!

Mostly my thoughts too about it, the synth that takes over sounds really good to me, and the beats are fine working together with it. A very smooth arrangement from SnowBro, had a calm beginning and then accellerated more and more until it achieved full speed. This is indeed a techno remix, but as Zircon pointed out, this might also fit real good as dancemusic or music to an aerobicclass, it reminds me too of it.

Great work SlowBro dang Snowbro, too bad that you haven't created any more of this stuff. It would be appreciated.

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vahagn
on 2003-09-01 09:53:55

I'm a newbie to OCR but %$#@ I love this track! How it starts off with a sweet sounding melody before moving into an awesome remix with excellent trance completely ownz this.

If there is anything i could criticize it would be that i wish this peice could just keep going cause i wanted to continue hearing it over and over. Infact i can imagine it getting overhauled into an absolutely incredible extended version. 8)

Great work with this, SnowBro should be proud.

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zircon
on 2003-08-05 14:30:59

This is a very solid arrangement of a frequently remixed theme. When I first heard it, not looking at the title (and not having heard the original theme before), I actually thought it was the theme to some sort of ice level or ice world, ironically. Anyway, the intro is done very well, using nice-sounding synths and an arrangement that I have found no problems with. The main piece is a step above normal dance or techno; the percussion is ordinary, but the rest of the instruments used sound very pleasing. The overall tempo is a bit more relaxed than that of BlueLightning or Mega Man 2003, which is a welcome change.

I really can't find anything wrong with this remix. Keep up the good work!

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foxyshadis
on 2003-05-13 17:08:23
holy crap this songs niiiiiice. I can't believe not many people reviewed this one. I think many people are missing out on some really good techno themed songs (hint hint) seriously though, are people not reviewing this on purpose or something? This song is MAD GOOD I give it my :twisted:

Well, this song is 4-5 months older than this board, so its 15 minutes of fame largely passed it by. ^.-

It is a great one though. Just came up on my playlist; funny, it seems to have picked today for everyone to listen to it. I was blown away from the first second, since this has all that is good in a power-metal ballad, until it switches to vibrant techno. Somehow it never manages to repeat itself, always keeping everything just varied enough. I like the interlude from 2:30 to 3:30. And the leads are wonderful, warm and lush rather than choppy or heavily filtered. I might've liked a tad more percussion, but eh, personal preference.

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Dark Heart
on 2003-05-13 07:30:09

holy crap this songs niiiiiice. I can't believe not many people reviewed this one. I think many people are missing out on some really good techno themed songs (hint hint) seriously though, are people not reviewing this on purpose or something? This song is MAD GOOD I give it my :twisted:

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MasterSword
on 2003-05-13 02:46:00

This is the best Megaman 3 Title Theme I've ever heard. SnowBro is KING of this song. I have been known to listen to 3:30 over and over. I seriously blow my load everytime the song comes to this climax. If you download 1 techno song on this site, make it this one.

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synbiosvyse
on 2002-09-23 16:22:04

best song on the entire site :D ive had this song for almost a year and its still my favorite mega man remix, my favorite song on this site, and one my favorite songs of all time.

SNOW BROW RULES. DOWNLOAD NOW.

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Ginnsu
on 2002-05-21 16:01:10

Mega Man 3 'Snow Bro Intro'

When I stated listening to the first 50 seconds of mix I was quite confused, it smelled like Mega Man, tasted like Mega Man, even felt like Mega Man, but Mega Man is usually quite a bit faster. I almost thought we were getting a slow suspenseful Mega Man melody. It sure kept me in suspense all right. Then all of a sudden, BOOM! We get high energy Mega Man musical magic! I haven’t played much of Mega Man myself, but hearing all this different renditions and styles built around the same basic tune is a real treat. SnowBro’s style here moves me, and I hope he keeps up the great work.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


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

Tags (10)


Genre:
Dance, EDM
Mood:
Happy
Instrumentation:
Bells, Hand Drums, Strings, Synth
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast
Usage > Workout

File Information


Name:
Mega_Man_3_SnowBro_Intro_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,893,453 bytes
MD5:
efbc4b48dbf57cb31e1e0bae9d37372e
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:58

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