Back in the summer of ’04, Capcom delivered one of gaming’s biggest, wettest dreams ever: The Mega Man Anniversary Collection. Containing every entry in the series from 1-8 (and a few extras) on a single disc, MMAC’s arrival was like mana raining from the heavens onto starving gamers everywhere; to this day it remains one of the greatest collections ever compiled.
Included in the re-release were arranged versions of much of the games’ music – really slick stuff – that ended up going largely unnoticed because it was never really explained that it was even there. By turning on the game’s “help” mode, or Navi Mode, you would also be flipping a switch on the music, too, with hi-fi music arrangements playing in place of the original chiptune score.
Playing Mega Man 4 to the tune of its updated soundtrack helped to make it one of the best in the series for me; my favorites of the bunch are the two songs that comprise Cossack’s Castle.Tweet
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