Wednesday, September 27, 2017

MIDI Week Singles: "Spark Mandrill Stage" - Mega Max X (SNES)

"Spark Mandrill Stage" from  Mega Man X on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (1993)
Composer: Setsuo Yamamoto
Developer: Capcom

With the upcoming release of the Super NES Classic (as in two days from today), I thought pulling a song from one of the 21 featured games would go over well.  This song in particular also mentally popped up when someone over on teh reddits mentioned the music from Mega Man X and the music from Spark Mandrill's stage was the first song that popped into my head.  Admittedly though, it is not as ingrained as most of the music from Mega Man 2, but that music is just hard to beat.

To me, next to "Opening Stage" which plays during the prologue, "Spark Mandrill Stage" sounds not only like a quintessential melody from a Mega Man game, but music that was created on Nintendo's new 8 channel ADPCM audio chip.  To me it just sounds like what a Super Nintendo should sound like just by looking at the console and game box.


P.S.  That drum break though.

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