ReMix: Mega Man & Bass "Treasure Hunter" 3:55

By WillRock

Arranging the music of 2 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Flash Man Stage", "Ground Man Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man & Bass (Capcom, 2003, GBA), music by Akari Kaida, Kirikiri-chan, Naoshi Mizuta

Posted 2010-12-21, evaluated by djpretzel


Wait a sec, did I say 2010 was the year of DKC2?? I must have misspoke... certainly, you could make an equally compelling argument that it was the year of WillRock & halc/Briggs; all of them had tons of great mixes which have consistently been popping up on our homepage all year long. While this latest mix was inspired by Mega Man & Bass on GBA, that game's soundtrack was ported from the SNES original, Rockman & Forte. Will writes:

"This was my Round 3 Mix for the Grand Robot Master Remix Battle, which I ultimately lost to Gecko Yamori. This mix is a slightly different style than my others - its a lot more aggressive than my previous remixes, and as a result has more energy than many of my previous remixes. I decided to take advantage of FM synthesis in this mix, and used it in a way to create more interesting and evolving timbres in my backing synths. Its an idea I haven't really tried before and it inspired some pretty crazy ideas sequencing wise.

Basically, this is easily my maddest remix yet, so if you were a fan of my more crazy moments in my earlier mixes, then give this one a listen :D"

This game's soundtrack does seem a little underrepresented relative to other games in the series, and rather solid as well, so it's good to see some love. Also, as a sidenote, would someone please peer pressure Gecko into submitting his mixes, for cryin' out loud? Right then... maddest WillRock mix yet? Let's see about that...

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Yeah, sure, that works for me. And that of course means it's some pretty elaborate, tweaked electronica, with more motion & animation on synth textures, as noted, and a general fluidity and morphology that's more dynamic than ever. Filter sweeps, rise-fall arpeggiotastic leads, and plenty of modulation to go around. Shariq's GRMRB yielded some truly awesome Mega Man musics, and 2011 seems like it's going to virtually belong to the franchise, with a LOT of mixes and as many as three albums waiting in the wings. Back to the present, this might actually be WillRock's last posted mix of 2010, it's definitely one of his best, and he's had a downright ridiculous year of making mix after mix after mix, with variety, interpretation, style, and development - both within his arrangements, and across them. So congrats to WillRock on an amazing year full of quantity AND quality!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2012-10-04 09:54:47

Megaman and Bass is so underloved that it hurts sometimes, but Willrock brought some serious justice to the sources in this ReMix, with some excellent synth work and first-rate electronica. And the production is unbelievable. If this was the ReMix that lost, I have got to hear the ReMix that won, but honestly, you just can't really lose when you sound this good.

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PROTO·DOME
on 2011-01-30 21:06:12

Oh man, such clean production, how did I even miss this one from you? It's bloody fantastic. That intro synth is awesome, it like arps as the sequence rises... :oIntense.

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Martin Penwald
on 2011-01-12 15:12:14

Something about the first 30 to 40 seconds bothers me, but I can't really put my finger on any specific thing. Weird.

It all comes together when the awesome synth enters at 1:07, though. This is where I start to really enjoy the remix. Love the part around the 2 minute mark.

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Daemon Gildas
on 2011-01-10 23:33:23

Anyone get a bit of a "Bombs over Bahgdad" vibe from the intro?

...Regardless, definitely a stellar track for an under-appreciated game. It has a great pace to it, giving just enough interludes to make the beat keep its aggressive ton meaningful. A+, my good fellow.

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Gario
on 2010-12-24 20:21:24

Some of the tastiest synth work I've heard from you, Will. Also, this is easily the farthest from your normal style that you've ever gone that I've heard, so great job ending the year on such i diverse note.

There's so much change in this song, so much delicious texture and overlapping of themes... people, listen to this 'losing' mix, 'cause it's a freakin' winner :)!!.

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EC2151
on 2010-12-23 18:09:34

Finally, a posted mix of this soundtrack.

MMnB's soundtrack needs more love, even if it's just 'half-love' like here.

And hey, don't feel bad about losing to Gecko. Many a cur has stood to face him only to lose heart before his time. BE PROUD YOU WENT DOWN A MAN

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ElementDuck
on 2010-12-23 17:55:03

This is pretty good! While listening, I felt a sense of motivation throughout; additionally, the variety between each segment was quite gratifying.

The only thing I didn't care for was how the music seemed a bit "crowded" at times, with the background sound hindering the overall clarity in some areas. All things considered, I definitely like this song.

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ShadowBlade
on 2010-12-22 19:01:41

Though I hate the Megaman character....his music is awesome. This here remix is probably my favorite Megaman remix I've heard in a long time. Good work!

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SuperiorX
on 2010-12-22 02:32:48

yeah this mix is pretty damn awesome. Definitely one of my favs from the GRMRB. A lot of the songs that came out of the GRMRB were pretty memorable tho, a great collection of mixes!

Great job Willrock!

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delbuster
on 2010-12-21 23:24:35

hmmm

really liking willrock right nowww

gonna check out more of his stuff

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Emunator
on 2010-12-21 21:48:49

"Today is the day you will always remember as the day you almost defeated GeckoYamori."

(also, great remix and stuff. You already know my thoughts on how much I love this one, I think it's the best remix you've put out for any Megaman competition, personally. Grats on the mixpost you prolific bastard!)

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halc
on 2010-12-21 21:29:25
Oh shut up you tart.

the greatest comeback ...... wait for it ...... of all time.

3 u too. seriously tho, nice mix dude. :D

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WillRock
on 2010-12-21 21:12:55
will, i'm happy for you, and i'mma let you finish, but gecko yamori had one of the greatest remixes of all time. :wink:

Oh shut up you tart.

3 you really

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halc
on 2010-12-21 20:47:37

will, i'm happy for you, and i'mma let you finish, but gecko yamori had one of the greatest remixes of all time. :wink:

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Liontamer
on 2010-12-21 16:16:32
This should've won clearly.

It's stuff like that which explains why we're not big on contests. :-P Dan's was funkalicious.

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
(, , )
Music by
Songs:
Additional Game:
Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi
Songs:
"Flash Man Stage"
Additional Game:
Rockman & Forte (Capcom, 1998, SNES)
Music by Akari Kaida, Kirikiri-chan, Naoshi Mizuta
Songs:
"Ground Man Stage"

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Mood:
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth
Additional:

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Bitrate:
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Duration:
3:55

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