Mega Man 2 – Remix Album Review

Mega Man 2 Remix Album

I got a really interesting one for you today. Out of the blue, I received an email from a guy in the Netherlands under the name of ‘The Greatest Bits’ who has just recorded a debut NES game remix album based on Mega Man 2. Although I never got the chance to play the original, I was keen to spin an album from somebody who obviously had a serious passion for gaming.

If I’m really honest, I wasn’t expecting too much, as I have heard many computer games remixes before, and of varying degrees of quality. However, withing seconds of the first track, it was clear I was going to be eating my words.

By the 3rd track, I was already blown away by the quality, and once I reached the final tracks, I knew this was something I was going to be listening to on a regular basis.

You can listen to a sample of the tracks yourself here:

Just check out the sound on track 8, I would love to know how he gets that dynamic stereo sound, something which is a wonderful blend of 8 bit beeps and drones with a whole new modern twist.

I am happy to give this a rating of 97%, and I will be looking forward to more albums from this artist. In fact, I would personally love it if he remixed tracks from Final Fantasy 7, I’m crossing my fingers on that one 🙂

In case you never saw the game back in the day, here is the original in action.

Here at the Retro Games News, we salute you and wish you the best with your album. I urge readers here to support him and grab a copy now. Here is some more information about the artist:

The Greatest Bits (1978) is a Dutch DJ/Producer and musician who played in various bands for half of his life. The other half was mostly spent playing games like Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, Mega Man, Tetris, Street Fighter and so on.

The Greatest Bits loves the chipsounds of the old game consoles and
remixes them with real instruments and grooves. The result is a chiptune crossover style that combines the best of both worlds. Retrogame classics for the sound systems and portable music players of today.

Here’s that link again, check it out!!

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