Monday, January 6, 2014

Mega Man X1 Music That Didn't Make The Cut


Capcom has unearthed four previously unreleased tracks from the original Mega Man X. The four tunes were included as a bonus track on the 12th disc of the newly released Rockman X Sound Box collection. Because the set isn't particularly cheap, we've gone ahead and gutted 'em for you.

The first piece is, assumingly, an unused stage select theme. This is followed by alternate/early compositions of existing themes: Chill Penguin stage (00:48), Maverick encounter (2:21), and Sigma stage 3 (3:00).

So maybe not as earth shattering as we originally hoped. Still, it's neat Capcom held onto these pieces for so long. What do you make of the unused stage select? A little too upbeat for my tastes.

 Thanks to SuperMega233 for the upload!

7 comments:

  1. Well. That was a waste of time. Three of the four tunes are pretty much exactly the same but with some very minor instrument changes. The stage select theme however... What the hell. That sounds more like a "get equipped" theme than anything.

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    1. I could see it replacing the Password Music.
      Maybe this was supposed to play after the intro sequence finished, originally?
      Pretty versatile. I suppose it could be the first Stage Select, though it does seem a bit uncharacteristically cheery for that.

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  2. I like the first track a lot.
    The other 3 are not that different.

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  3. So... because we don't agree with a steep price, it's okay to rip?

    Not that I'm complaining. I don't mind ripping game music. That just seems like faulty reasoning to supply

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  4. the unused track should be for the ending credits

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  5. Are there any liner notes about the songs? I could translate them for you

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    1. Listen to this man, people. Not just for these tracks (I believe the first one was for "Password" myself btw), but also for whether Yamamoto, Yamashita, Horiyama, Komiyama, Okada, Hasegawa and Takano said about their main body of work.

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