Welcome to GamesRadar's daily blast of all things pertaining to the ever-growing field of game music. Each post will introduce new sounds, games, composers and fan-made remixes of gaming's greatest aural achievements
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.
Game music of the day: Final Fantasy XIII
"Pulse de Chocobo" by Masashi Hamauzu
Game music of the day: Sonic the Hedgehog
"Scrap Brain Zone" by Masato Nakamura