ReMix: Mega Man 4 "Cossack Hot Steppin'" 2:16

By mp

Arranging the music of one song...

"Dr. Cossack Stage 2"

Primary Game: Mega Man 4 (Capcom, 1991, NES), music by Minae Fujii

Posted 2001-01-10, evaluated by djpretzel


Hey, whaddaya know, a megaman game that hadn't yet been ReMixed! Actually there's quite a few - MM1, 2, & 3 seem to get most of the love. This MM4 mix is the first submission from Matt Pollard, and it features a massive big-bottom bass drum set to a slow-groove techno. Another promising 1st submission - seems to be a long string of these, eh? Hope to see more from Mr. Pollard. In the meantime, techno and MM fans alike (and who ain't?) should get downloadin', as this track has character and a good beat to boot.

djpretzel

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Crulex
on 2013-06-21 11:16:49

I can get behind what one reviewer said about it being almost like a combination of Doom and Mega Man. A little short, but the beat is good and it does improve on the source a bit. Even with it's age being shown and not being exactly groundbreaking, I still like this ReMix. It's like a bite-sized little goody to enjoy every now and then.

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The Damned
on 2008-12-14 17:08:31

This song = a cupcake.

It still being here = sweet, frosty icing on the cupcake.

That it annoys you = little rainbow sprinkles on the icing on the cupcake.

Have a cupcake, won't you?

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DarkeSword
on 2008-12-14 16:50:40
This is just the ORIGINAL with ONE EXTRA iNSTRUMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i DON'T BELIEVE IT HASN'T BEEN REMOVED!!!!!!!!!

BELIEVE IT

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lazygecko
on 2008-12-14 16:39:44
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parsahadidi@hotmail.com
on 2008-12-14 16:27:30

This is just the ORIGINAL with ONE EXTRA iNSTRUMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i DON'T BELIEVE IT HASN'T BEEN REMOVED!!!!!!!!!

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Marmiduke
on 2008-12-13 19:40:36

Sort of like Doom meets Mega Man, a combination that works surprisingly well.

While I think this mix is a great listen and an improvement over the original, it really sounds more like game music than a remix of game music. And not because of instrumentation. The tempo, the repetition and the lack of development really give it an 'awesome background music to a sidescrolling game' feel. Which I guess is unsurprising.

But that's not to say that's a terrible thing. Not all mixes should be obligated to redefine a certain tune or expand on all the potential that reinterpretation allows. Simply put, if noone here likes listening to game music, then just what are you doing here? There is still a ton to enjoy about this mix, regardless.

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Dafter
on 2007-10-28 09:46:07

After not hearing this song for a couple of years, I just had to sit down and play the game. I love the bass drum, which get's my whole room shaking and the melody itself it's just another Capcom masterpiece, that MP kind of made to his own here. One of the best slower techno song on the site. Lovely!

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OA
on 2007-07-10 11:21:14

I wouldn't really say this mix is hot steppin', more like a cool summer night.

It is pretty nice, I think this work well in the upcoming Mega Man movie.

Of course, there isn't an upcoming movie, but whatever. It has a feel of driving on the outskirts of a huge metropolis at night, and the background synths and the minimalist beat really lend a feel to the 199x vibe.

I'm not totally sold on the lead synth; I think in this case something a little more sophisticated would have probably fit the bill. The current sound is just a little bit dated. I like the lofi arpeggios however, and the rest of the sounds are well chosen and fit together nicely. The synth panning at the beginning and during the brief piano breakdown is really cool, it just washes over everything.

Overall a pretty good mix, it's definitely aged well I would say.

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sonicbhoc
on 2006-04-30 07:27:46

This song was awesome. Nice base lines and I love the way you did the synths.

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Bummer
on 2006-01-07 05:08:08

I remember this track, MM4's castle actually did have some neat music.

if you had done your research, you would have found that not a byte of this arrangement is from the original famicom track.

Really? That synth that takes the lead right away sounds suspiciously like the original, but also sounds enhanced in some ways. Even if many appreciates that you take a track and gives it a different set of instruments, it's also nice to have some parts of the instruments left. Not saying that it's the same synth, but it sounds just like it, and it fits quite well too.

Nothing to complain much on the beats and other equipments, the beginning went smooth as you began with heavy beats and rolled out the red carpet for the synth and the beautiful piano. Nice done mp.

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killthisuser
on 2004-03-05 10:00:03

This song hasn't been remixed for many times. If you don't know about the psx remix from this song I think it's the only remix from this very good song. This remix has made 'Kijee's top 10'. I has placed this song on the fifth place (from 200 songs) because it's a little short, but the remix is perfect. I hope I will locate a different Cossack Part 2 remix soon.

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LibertyCabbage
on 2003-11-30 12:35:20

the piano was nice but the song was too uncreative and repetitive... I know the base song, and it could have been a lot better... also, it was an interesting idea to use the scratchy 8-bit sounds but it didn't work too well

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sandmann999
on 2003-11-29 03:49:52

This is one of the best songs from Mega Man 4, and definitely one of the most fun songs from the NES. I loved it when I first heard it, and whenever I go back and play it again, I get all excited. (I know, I'm a sucker for the classics).

I thought this was a good remix, but I was so anxiously waiting for this song to really take off. It really felt like it was leading up to it, and it desperately needed to just kick up a few notches and really get the beat going. Instead, it faded out, and that was that. Like I said, it was really good. But it needed something more.

Maybe someone could remix this song again and give it the powerhouse version it really needs.

Don't get me wrong, I'd recommend this song.

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Luminaire
on 2003-06-19 08:00:52

The origional was one of my favorite NES songs. This remix definitely does it justice. And this is definitely not just the FamiCom/NES song with some synths. It's much more.

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Protricity
on 2003-06-17 06:41:44

I've probably heard this one near a hundred times. Its hardly identical to the original, jo, and represents well the matt pollard minimalistic era.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Mega Man 4 (Capcom, 1991, NES)
Music by Minae Fujii
Songs:
"Dr. Cossack Stage 2"

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Duration:
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