ReMix: Rockman & Forte "Hyperrock Fortissimo" 3:33

By Aureolius

Arranging the music of one song...

"Opening Stage"

Primary Game: Rockman & Forte (Capcom, 1998, SNES), music by Akari Kaida, Kirikiri-chan, Naoshi Mizuta

Posted 2002-10-23, evaluated by djpretzel


Been awhile since Dj Abjurator, who hails from Herndon, VA (adjacent to Reston where I live - also home of Verisign, fyi), bust onto the scene with an excellent OCR debut mix of obscure material - namely, Kabuki Quantum Fighter. Similar in style is this techno ReMix, which is also from an unmixed game (though a heavily covered series), Rockman & Forte (SNES version). Good, fast, layered beats, modulated house piano chords, a plunky synth bass, breakbeat work, quality synth textures, and some exciting, energizing arpeggios that are saved for the end round out the offerings here - there's some interesting chord structure as well, and Abjurator keeps it intact and improves it with techno flavoring and good mixing know-how. High-energy Mega Man Mixage with a quick pulse and sonic polish - I'd been waiting for a follow-up to the promising Kabuki mix, and this doesn't disappoint. Recommended.

Note: though this game has been translated by fans, it was not officially released (for the SNES) outside Japan, thus unlike the other Mega Man mixes on OC ReMix, it's named with the original Japanese 'Rockman' title.

djpretzel

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Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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OA
on 2010-01-19 16:44:59

pretty standard stuff, but it's energetic and has some cool touches. The hard panned percussive swishes at the beginning were especially cool. The variation throughout with different styles of beats was pretty cool as well.

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Nutritious
on 2009-12-14 02:22:28

Kind've typical treatment of a megaman track with the 4 on the floor and synths - but that doesn't necessarily make it a bad thing. Aureolius changes things up nicely with the added Breaks at 1:03 and switchup of the melody. Generally, things come out clearly production-wise and there's enough different elements in the synths and backing pieces to keep things interesting. Good stuff here, worth checking out.

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Dj Mokram
on 2009-05-19 23:15:32

The Museum Stage BGM from Rockman Forte is a personal favorite.

As a matter of fact, I'm right in the middle of remixing it too...

Yet, I can't believe that to this day, this is the only remix from that game on OCR. :shock:

Anyway, nice introduction, I was unsuspecting till the beat started.

This arrangement is very true to the source, in the way that it follows the original melodic structure faithfully.

Yet the new textures and melodies add a lot to the mix.

I like how the new material blends-in at 2:45.

The arrangement enhances the song with faster tempo and punchy drum/synth sequence combo...

Its like a musical powerup when you think about it. ;-)

Somehow, it sounds more like some of the recent work on the serie, namely Rockman Exe or Rockman Zero.

All things considered, this is pretty decent remix, and I liked it.

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MstrSwrd
on 2008-10-27 13:03:54

I'll admit it's a been a while since I played this game, so it took me a bit to recognize the theme, but, I enjoyed it anyway. Fun to listen to.

Oh, and to the Djpretzel, note that the game has since been released for the GBA as "Megaman and Base." Just thought I'd put that out there.

I apologize for any perceived rudeness.

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linkspast
on 2006-01-28 02:42:11

the bass in the intro is prety sweet. over all good mix.

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Psychotic Ninja
on 2006-01-28 02:34:58

Ah yes, this is the first remix I ever downloaed off of OC ReMix back in June, I believe. Great remix, and this is the one that got me hooked on this site.

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Darkmetamorphasis
on 2005-12-01 18:16:02

I've always welcomed Megaman Remixes and this is no execption, this is really supurb of how it follows the Robot Museum exactly, which I guess is a plus for me, but besides that, I love how the tempo is and how much energy you can feel from it, its cool and thanks for making one for us Capcom and Megaman fans

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Dj K.A.B
on 2005-11-21 00:31:16

Awsome song ive been waiting for someone to remix the intro stage to rockman and forte

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RimFrost the Tourianist
on 2005-08-19 08:51:54

This is quite good.

A bit repetivite techno, but solid overall.

And i always enjoyed Megaman music anyway..

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Magical Ninja
on 2005-08-19 00:37:53

Wow. A techno Song I like.

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DJ Pili
on 2005-08-10 23:27:22

The rhythm is perfect for a workout, especially kickboxing!

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Zeality
on 2005-08-10 21:55:36

Never came to pay my respects to this song. It was a stroke of extreme luck that the only song to be remixed from RF would be this one, my favorite. Thanks.

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Brim
on 2004-07-23 19:44:10

This song is very VERY fast and its very VERY cool. The best techno I have heard in awhile. I like this song, its a very fast-paced song, and it keeps to the original but somehow surpasses it by alot.

A permanent on my list now.

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Jabberbox
on 2004-07-23 02:03:09

OH 1337XXORZ (sorry) BUT AWESOME!!!!!!!!

I likes the intro-to-main transition, it is so gradual that you are alreadt into the main before it starts

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Xerus
on 2004-05-16 21:19:28

I liked it. Not my favorite mix, to be honest, but, I found it as a pleasing surprise. Not too far a cry from the original song, which is a good thing, however, I felt that it was far too heavy on the synthesizer. Use some instruments.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Rockman & Forte (Capcom, 1998, SNES)
Music by Akari Kaida, Kirikiri-chan, Naoshi Mizuta
Songs:
"Opening Stage"

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