Hello and welcome back to P-Vock's Music Box. Friends, I'm exhausted, so I'll keep this one brief.
Mega Man, am I right?
I feel like Mega Man is a franchise everyone recognizes even if they've never played through one of the billion entries in this damn series. It is a series that has an incredibly loyal fanbase and a publisher that I firmly think wants them to feel pain (much like my beloved Ape Escape series).
But, these games are absolute classics for a reason, right?
Of course! They're frantic and high-speed fun where you play as a dorky robot in a diaper, what's not to love??
They're also drop-you-to-your-knees-and-make-you-cry levels of frustrating at times, but the music makes up for it.
Initially setting the mood is extremely important, and this is one of the greatest moodsetters I have ever heard. After a few seconds of preamble, it flares up and begins to deliver one of the catchiest beats you will hear from the NES. Anytime you boot up Mega Man 3, you're immediately given a sense of determination and will to take down that evil doctor and save the world, or something less cheesy.
Anyway, music slaps.
On to the next one.
This is without a shadow of a doubt one of the greatest pieces of music from the NES library. Period. End of discussion. Full stop.
For a track in the final levels to be perfect, it really has to sell what you're doing and motivate you to finish it. Do I even need to ramble like an idiot to make it clear how effortlessly this music accomplishes that?
It's so rapid and intense, with an incredible bass line and notes flying at you with the tenacity of me flinging insults at myself.
Despite that, it never loses its weight and intensity and really does give you a sense of urgency, implying that something terrible will happen if you don't act now.
There's a reason this track has been endlessly replayed and remixed for decades.
Alright, I'm ready to go to bed. I am worn the heck out, but this kind of music can always motivate me and get me ready to pick myself up and keep going. Which I believe is the purpose for music accompanying such an infamously tough series.
I truly hope your weekend is as effortlessly cool as these beats.
Thank you for checking out my content, and I'll catch you next time with another suggestion from my Music Box. Stay Brutal!
PS. Here's a Mega Man 2 medley from Mega Man's appearance in Smash Bros, just because I like you so much!