ReMix:Mega Man "Circuit Breaker" 5:56

By injury

Arranging the music of one song...

"Elec Man Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man (Capcom , 1987, NES), music by Manami Matsumae

Posted 2002-02-02, evaluated by djpretzel

A different sound for starla aka Injury, with this Mega Man ReMix of Elecman's theme. In the drums-only beginning, for some crazy reason, I was waiting for the bassline from 'Ice Ice Baby' to come in, but thankfully, what proceeded was a good solid techno track that magically transforms at 2'22" into a touching instrumental, then moves back into techno but merges the two styles - viva la hybridization! Things end by switching back yet again to the more somber piano-strings-heavy reverb iteration. Obviously, this ReMix is a bit longer, presumably because the ReMixer wanted to give equal footing and time for progression to both versions, which I think she does. When the styles merge there are some very nice harmonies added to this already deep track. The Mega Man series continues to yield impressive and - amazingly enough - fresh & original interpretations, which is a credit to the original composers as well as the ReMixers in question. This track is no exception - recommended.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2011-06-28 18:44:17

people dont like mega man 1 because it's hard. But mega man one is the best mega man game of all. This is a solid track.

on 2008-06-12 18:00:09

This randomly came up on my winamp. I used to listen to this a lot when I first came to OCR, and the intro is just as good as I remembered it to be. I wish Injury would start remixing again.

on 2008-05-08 13:57:43

Pretty nice.

I love analogue synths, and these are pretty well used here. The hihat was distractingly loud, but everything else seemed to fit in well enough.

Arrangement was pretty basic, but had some nice piano fills and counterpoint near the end to progress it a bit.

Overall it's a good mix if a bit generic; I don't quite agree with Antonio Tolstoy's 1200 word essay of pure praise, but it's very enjoyable and repeatable, and plays the nostalgia card well.

on 2007-06-19 07:41:33

I just want to thank injury for the remix. This is by far the most electrifying remix I've heard! I think it would be awesome if the song was the end theme to a Mega Man series game!

In Sincerety, Flashdance (AKA KitsuneMan)

on 2005-11-20 23:53:11

By Far, the best Nintendo OC REmix I have ever heard. This song moves me. It brings back the days during childhood when all I knew was a nintedno NES console gaming system. It brings nostalgic feelings of younger dats that makes you listen and contemplate. It has great underlying beats and powerful synth notes. As well as complementing piano addition that adds to the overall feeling. So... I don't know where any of the complaints about this song are coming from. This is a masterpiece! You guys just need to try and understand what she was trying to emulate.

Well done Injury. A "10" in my book.


(Sorry for not writing this when I first heard and loved it 2 years ago)

on 2005-10-05 20:27:26

I friggin' love MegaMan. And I love listening to old game tunes. But, seriously, the oldskool synths were overused. I don't even think they were programmed well. The piano in the middle was vastly redeeming. But, the synth stuff on either end was just too much.

on 2005-09-22 10:12:38

One of the best Megaman remixes there is.

5/5. :D

on 2005-02-22 15:38:29

Well.... It wasn't as "Battle-robot gonna kick some Wily ass" as I expected, but it definitely brought up the image of, say, Megaman and Roll relaxing on a grassy hill staring at the stars after Wily's defeat.

Yes, I am aware that that sounds "romantic" and that Megaman and Roll are brother and sister, but come on...

on 2004-09-20 03:14:10

I gotta add my thanks to Injury for taking the time to make this icon of simple perfection. I never played the game, but I understand the above poster's sentiment. There is something very innocent about it, such a simple little tune, but the quick piano rolls give it a magical spark. I'll never stop loving this re-mix.

Royal Sovereign
on 2004-08-16 13:26:42

This is the only remix on this entire board to have actually succeeded in making me cry.

The whole tune is so sweet, earnest, and innocent, I could not help but think back to my own childhood, and the days I used to go to elementary school humming this very tune, dreaming of a real city where the circuit-ridden spires of Elec Man's tower were real...

Elec Man's theme has always been one of my favorite tunes from the entire Mega Man series -- a series which has my childhood inscribed in every note of its music, every pixel of its sprites...

This remix took me to places I haven't been in over a decade...thank you, Injury.

Slime Master
on 2004-06-20 04:50:57
someone should make more remixes of the first megaman

I agree wholeheartedly with this sentance. Although Megaman 2 has an excellent soundtrack people really should do somemore remixes of the first Megaman game heck I'd like to see some remixes from Megaman 4 as well. Anyways back to my thoughts on this song. The Piano solo around the half way mark of the song is an excellent touch to a song that is basicly techno. All in all this mix is on my list of favorite songs to listen to.

on 2004-04-22 21:14:14

It's good to see that even a song heavy on the synth can have a softer side. One of Injury's best. :wink:

prophetik music
on 2004-04-20 21:32:10

I love Starla - lol. I can honestly say that with Dune-Arrakis Wormsign, this song is my favorite. I love trance and analogue stuff, and this fits the bill nicely - did i mention that I love Starla? lol. Anyways - I love her selection of instruments for this - the Synth lead and the sound of the piano are perfect for this style of music. I love it !


on 2004-04-15 17:58:13

The first I'd want to say is WOW! 8O I wish I'd have has much knowledge with music as a lot of people who post on this site! :oops::roll: At least, I have some and a pretty good hear! With what I've got, let me say again... WOW! 8O Not only it is the best remix of that song I've ever heard, but mixing techno music style with piano solo, you gotta do it! :D So good it's making me cry! *Sniff* :cry:

Broken Enigma
on 2003-12-19 19:30:23

although i've never played the orignal Megaman(which isn't cool)i think this would suffice for the music i need!becuz its something new to me and i think its kinda catchy!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Mega Man (Capcom , 1987, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae
"Elec Man Stage"

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