Over at the Spiceman blog, Inti Creates sound producer Ippo Yamada is holding a little quiz. This starts off with a small shot of the Rockman 10 OST, pictured to the right here, which is releasing in Japan next week! As for the quiz, Ippo gives this information. The eight main stage themes in Mega Man 10 were composed by a musician from an earlier Mega Man game (except for 9). These include:
1 - Blade Man 2 - Pump Man 3 - Commando Man 4 - Chill Man 5 - Sheep Man 6 - Strike Man 7 - Nitro Man 8 - Solar Man
The eight composers who worked on these songs are as follows:
A - Manami Matsumae (Mega Man, 2) B - Yasuaki Fujita (Mega Man 3, 4) C - Minae Fujii (Mega Man 4) D - Mari Yamaguchi (Mega Man 5) E - Yuko Takehara (Mega Man 6, 7) F - Makoto Tomozawa (Mega Man 7) G - Shusaku Uchiyama (Mega Man 8 ) H - Akari Kaida (Mega Man & Bass)
All you have to do is match the number of the song with the letter of the composer you think made the song. There's no prize or anything involved in this, just the fun of trying to get them all right. Go ahead and post your answers here, as I'll be asking Ippo to take a look here from time to time. The answers will be revealed on March 22nd. Good luck!
Incidentally, I've been in a betting pool with a few friends myself on who did what song, but we were all certain Solar Man was by Inti Creates' Ryo Kawakami, so I guess we'll have to go back and rethink...
Update: And the answers are finally out. Let's see how everyone did.
Blade Man's Stage is by Akari Kaida (1-H) Pump Man's Stage is by Yuko Takehara (2-E) Commando Man's Stage is by Minae Fujii (3-C) Chill Man's Stage is by Shusaku Uchiyama (4-G) Sheep Man's Stage is by Mari Yamaguchi (5-D) Strike Man's Stage is by Makoto Tomozawa (6-E) Nitro Man's Stage is by Manami Matsumae (7-A) Solar Man's Stage is by Yasuaki Fujita (8-B)
After moving Fujita out of Solar Man's spot, I got every single one wrong. I'm probably going to quit the site now.