ReMix:Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter "Messatsu Gou-Techno" 3:26

By lazygecko

Arranging the music of one song...

"Theme of Akuma"

Primary Game: Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (Capcom , 1997, ARC), music by Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara

Posted 2002-05-16, evaluated by the judges panel

Cool - we've been getting a lot of "first coverage" ReMixes lately, which is fantastic by the way, and Gecko Yamori's latest is our first coverage from Marvel Vs. Street Fighter, and their entire Vs. series as well. You'll remember Gecko from his promising initial Mega Man 2 submission. Not only has he improved, but he's covering less-tread territory with game selection and musical style as well, which again is great to see. This is sort of a techno/jazz hybrid, which crosses a guitar riff that moves with the bass drum, a synth pattern that floats on top, and most interestingly a reverb-drenched piano that does some pretty cool jazz noodling. The main melody (sometimes hard to discern in Capcom's more recent BGM) is covered by an additional synth at 1'42", with the piano switching to some cool backing chords. Drums drop at 2'49" never to return, as the piece ends with lonely piano chords that almost remind one of the American Beauty soundtrack - non sequitir, but compelling and interesting. Some over-the-top vocal samples from the game are also thrown in tastefully at just the right spots. Gotta hand it to Gecko, I personally find some of the more recent Capcom stuff hard to approach as far as ReMixing goes, but I like what he's done and how he went about things with this. Well-mixed, unique, and fun to listen to, which counts for quite a bit now, don't it? Recommended.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2017-09-06 11:59:46


on 2016-01-04 23:38:00

I haven't commented on this mix before? It's among my most listened to SF remixes.

What is there to say? It kicks ass. :) It's got a catchy beat with just enough aggression to feel pumped.

on 2009-09-26 09:34:05

One of my favourite tracks and still today its pure gold.

on 2009-09-04 02:19:39

Production's ace in this mix. Each synth brings its own distinct personality to the table, intermingling without muddying the sound field. You have your "get ready for the next challenger" orchestral hits, your guitarishly teeth-baring bass, your diligently shiny 16th notes, your kazooie-like lead, and even a motherly piano that can hold its own when it's not supplementing or cleaning up after the others. There's a rapidity to the badassery (i.e. speed is added to strength) that effectively personifies the fighter behind the theme.


Martin Penwald
on 2007-08-09 15:49:28

This song won my heart the very moment the music started. This is how a badass fighting game song/remix is supposed to sound.

Funnily enough, to me, the remix sounds more like a song from early SNK games, not Capcom. Heaps of fun nonetheless.

I agree that the voice samples in the very beginning weren't the best choice. The ending with the piano wasn't particularly interesting either; should have ended with a boom.

Overall, very nice work. Diggin' it a lot.

on 2007-07-09 11:58:31

A decent mix, The harpsichord/piano is kindof piercing, but otherwise its good background material. I think the reason I am lukewarm on this one is the source material.

I'm not sure why, but a lot of the capcom fighting game themes seem pretty blah to me.

Good mixing, but not a great song, IMO.

on 2005-08-13 13:17:08

This song should be a legend! The cool part of this song that's not related to music is that this is Akuma's theme song, not anybody else's. Everyone who's unlocked fought with Akuma knows that guy can kick your ass all over the battleground! The only error is that the first sound effect doesn't connect with the start of the song. If we heard that sound thing then the music cut in after the clash sound then this song would reign as king! I give it 4 1/2 stars. Well done! :D

SamuraiFoochs #Reload
on 2005-01-23 22:14:30

Gecko=t3h win. PERIOD. One of my faves.

on 2004-09-30 22:22:58

I just became a member but i've came here for all my fav songs remixed..and out of many of them i say this one is one of the best..i totally recommend this one who likes techno.

on 2004-09-27 03:55:39

*Download this NOW, and remember to buckle ur seatbelts before its done dl-ing....*

Whadda ya talkin about? The repedative ones are some of the best, even tho I think I've never heard this tune originally, I still like it. THE best part has to be the repedative tune that changes every so often, and it sounds very professional, no constant maiming of the song by lots of sound effects and stuff that really isn't music, if ya know what i mean, some mixes here are like that sometimes...

agreed... this is a great mix... gotta tellya, the first time i got it, the speakers were all the way up (lisntenen to sorcerian cursed piano... a quiet mix) and so i really wasn't expecting the big loud boom of voices in the beginning.... almost fell off my chair... sure scared my dog.... ended up cleaning up dog piss to the sound of Marvel vs. Street fighter!

on 2004-08-07 20:12:38

In your face stuff that's definitely worthy of a fighting game. I like. :)

on 2004-07-12 04:33:57

it works.It's cool

Dark Vagabond
on 2004-07-10 12:11:40

This is actually the first remix I downloaded, and it wasn't even from this site. I saw the words "" scroll on by when it was playing and now im here.

all power to the gecko!

on 2004-02-25 17:51:46

I agree. Some of the older mixes on this site get overlooked. Good stuff.

on 2003-10-03 01:04:04

Why such a small amount of reviews? I think this tune is excellent!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (Capcom , 1997, ARC)
Music by Yuki Iwai,Yuko Takehara
"Theme of Akuma"

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