To the best of my knowledge, the Nintendo Power article stated that there are no actual portions taken from the original Megaman soundtracks. While that was the observation of the writer, I do believe that, prior to the forum's crash, it was confirmed that the songs were protected under parody and that they do not contain anyone else's material (as that would open the door for a lawsuit).
The similarities are intentional, but the music is not identical.
Although the tune feels familiar, I don't think I've played this game during my time with the Nes. However .. in the end of the song, there's a sudden stop, a kind of "clink" sound, and then a tune that sound like a boss-apperance , before you can hear something that sound like a swordslice.
You remeber your gamecollection by any chance? Which games had swords in them?
Not Saying it's not Megaman, but I don't recognise it, and I've been through moste of the Mega Man-games for NES.
If it's capcom .. and it involves swords .. it could be from Trojan, good old classic that never made it to the next gen.
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Wow... That's... weird.
At first I really, really couldn't place it...
But that part at the end, with the sword... It isn't Battle for Olympus, Rohsiph. Strider? Maybe, but I don't think so...
Assuming that this really is legit (not to call anyone a fraud but there's always the possibility that someone made this by editing together NES sound bites and a synthed version of Will of One...), then my money is ALMOST on...
One of the Ninja Gaiden sequels.
It's that sword sound, then the music right after it, that's pulling me in that direction.
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Well, right after my last post, I hit Zophar's Domain and started cycling through their .nsf archive--direct rips of Nintendo game soundtracks.
My gut was wrong.
I checked everything that I thought might have a song like that, and some sword clips. . . including Ninja Gaiden. Then I just checked action games, including Kid Icarus and Ikari Warriors. I checked some shooters, and I searched through all of the soundtracks credited to Capcom.
If the song is from a NES game, I think it must be an obscure one.
Guess it could be strider, sounds a bit strider. It sure ain't Kid Icarus or Ikari Warrior, been through both of them, reckon I should know the song had it been one of them.
Vgmusic.com lack Trojan-songs .. and this tune, although it's a bit too "fast" sounds a bit Trojan. Or Contra .. maybe.
So your games is gone .. but do you remember any of them? Names, mainchars, plot? Something? :p
A file was labeled as being the Trojan soundtrack as well--went through it when sifting through all the Capcom titles, and didn't find it there either. I haven't been listening for the beginning of the song that starts at the end of the track, though--except for the Ninja Gaiden titles, because, indeed, the sword clip sounds very much like the one used in the first two games.
Any help with plot/characters/kinds of enemies/items (generally, anything that might be used to identify the title) would indeed be helpful.
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for what it's worth, just from listening to the tape, i don't think the select sound at the end of the track is from the same game. i think it's something i probably recorded over the will of one track. i don't know if that helps any. i can remember recording both famicon and pc engine (turbografx) games.
There really is an incredibly large amount of games which this could be from, as the Famicom/NES platform was home to thousands, and the recording was taken in Japan.
Although it is possible that someone will find out what type of game this is, it could be remarkably hard to do so (or require an expansive amount of knowledge). Basically all of the titles mentioned so far have enjoyed a stateside release, but what about the many which didn't?
If we are to keep trying to determine what it's from, however, it's time for some drill-down questions. What types of games did you like? You may have liked everything, but you had to favor some genres if you recorded music from them. When did you get the Famicom? How long did you buy games for it (as in, 88-90)? Did you only have a Famicom and play Japanese games, or did you have a NES at some point (since domestic releases could have edited/replaced music)?
Also, the games you played the most, what do you remember about them? Main Characters, enemies, plot etc. Important stuff, since that's usually what the rest of us will remember too.
Also .. due to the pretty obvious similiar tunes .. it'sprobably safe to say that the Protomen might have taken inspiration from this game's music, thus, the chance of it being a game released in both the US and Europe is higher :O
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I know that I am new here, but the reason I started getting into the Protomen music was because I thought they played original music that happened to be about games. I can't understand why all of these bands just can't write their own music. Sure, the nostalgia of hearing some song from your favorite game is great, but you can't take the music seriously. I guess I am just disappointed.
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