Game music of the day: Mega Man 3

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March 31, 2010

Game: Mega Man 3

Song: Title screen

Composer: Yasuaki Fujita

Above: "Title screen" from Mega Man 3

Earlier today we posted this bitchin' video of every 8-bit Mega Man boss level, celebrating more than 20 years of mega-busting badassery. Can't imagine a better time to bring Mega Man into this "daily game music" thing, and to welcome him I've chosen what I feel is one of the most inspirational game songs of all time.

The title screen opens with a simple fade, nothing fancy like Mega Man 2's elaborate intro. Just a brief fade and then this song starts, with a slow opening that plods along like a lullaby, then erupts into a full-on audio stampede. Looking back, it's almost a somber tune that somehow knows it's the last Mega Man game that'll make a big splash at launch, almost like it's lamenting Mega Man's descending status. Or maybe I'm really reaching for meaning for what's an already amazing track.

One of my favorite remixes comes from Disco Dan, repeat submitter for OverClocked ReMix. Definitely check this one out, as well as any and all other Mega Man mixes over at OCR. Classic, undying stuff.


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  • Bitchslapthehomeless - August 25, 2010 4:16 a.m.

    The whole Mega Man 3 soundtrack is awesome. Snake Man in particular was amazing.
  • Hypermonkey262 - May 19, 2010 2:21 a.m.

    Much love for the remix. Still one of my favourite songs to come out of OCR.
  • Geminiman82 - April 2, 2010 6:58 p.m.

    Hmmm... well I hate this game and this song and everything that has to do with Megaman... THIS SONG IS SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOODDDDD!!!!! Recaptcha: Nations Equality <--awesome!
  • philipshaw - April 1, 2010 10 a.m.

    This a great song,thanks for sharing it Brett
  • Patius - April 1, 2010 6:09 a.m.

    I like this song, but the Mega Man II title song just can't be beaten.
  • RonaldRayGun - April 1, 2010 4:10 a.m.

    "I am Mega Man I'm blue and cyan The creation of Dr. Light, or "Right" (if you are from Japan) Also known as Rockman. My Mega Buster can cut the mustard I'm a flustered am - putee POW POW! Eight robot bosses in eight levels dishevel and revel in devilry, I'll steal their weaponry Mega mega man mega mega man Mega mega man mega mega man Mega mega mega mega mega mega mega mega Mega Man! I am also known as the "Blue Bomber" I could shoot the legs off Jeffrey Dahmer Kill a robot fish, kill a robot frog, and then I ride off on my robot dog Mehhhh-gaaaaaahh Maaaaaan Mega maaaaaan.... THREE... -brentalfloss
  • TURbo - April 1, 2010 4:01 a.m.

    Mega Man 3 intro is superb. I can only play some of it on piano.
  • grumpyDinosaur - April 1, 2010 3:54 a.m.

    O_O this is by far my favorite Mega Man song, god this brings back memories.
  • michaelmcc827 - April 1, 2010 1:11 a.m.

    Yes! The title song is seriously one of my favorite vgm tracks ever, very glad Brettlebot posted it. This is also a pretty nice remix I have favorite'd on the 'tube.
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - March 31, 2010 11:13 p.m.

    This very track made me remember that I've actually still got mega man 3 in the loft. Thanks GR, you help me remember thingzzzz.

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