Rockman Tracks from Zoku Fami Compi

The curious licensed Famicom album Zoku Fami Compi is out today in Japan. As we reported before, it's the second CD in a series of arrangements from various Famicom (NES) games. Given the interests of viewers to this site, I thought it relevant to let you hear the album's tracks from Rockman and Rockman 2.

Rockman 2's track is a Flash Man arrangement. Pretty basic sort of sound; nice beat and instrument choice, but little variation or spice over the original song. I feel like I've heard this sort of arrangement plenty of times, and it doesn't help that the song loop gets repetitive.

Meanwhile, the Rockman track features Cut Man's theme. And... boy is it different. Admittedly, it does remind me of the sounds my NES would produce when I'd play Mega Man with a Game Genie. Effort for creativity I suppose, but it's still... yeah I don't think I need to say more.

All in all, I guess I'm disappointed? I had no real expectations, and I'm sure there are those who will dig this sound. But all the same, I'm still hoping that a true Mega Man album gets released this year.

"Zoku Fami Compi" to Trick Out Some Mega Man Tunes

Here's a nice little treat you weren't expecting. While not a new Mega Man album entirely, the game arrangement album "Zoku Fami Compi" (meaning Continued Famicom Compilation) is set to include some work from Mega Man and Mega Man 2. Go to games in the world of VG arrangements. As the name suggest, Zoku Fami Compi is a followup to the album Fami Compi, which rearranges classic 8bit tunes with drum 'n bass, dubstep and house music styles. Although no samples of Zoku are out now, you can listen to some of the original here.

Zoku Fami Compi will release in Japan on May 23rd for ¥1800, and contain a total of 20 tracks. Any guesses on what Mega Man tunes will make the cut?

News Credit: CAP Kobun