One of the series that defined my love of gaming was Mega Man. And while I started with the original series, it was the X games that started to impress me with some bold ideas. Granted, no series is perfect, but I thought overall that the Mega Man X games were pretty solid, albeit with some notable black sheep in the family. But if there’s one thing I can say about all of the games, it’s that they have great artwork and outstanding music. Which is why today’s announcement of Mega Man X 1-8: The Collection is so exciting for me.
This vinyl box set features music from all the X games, housed in an attractive set featuring 200+ songs housed in eight LPs. As for the artwork in the bargain, that comes from the talented ultimatemaverickx, whose work can be seen on DeviantArt. This attractive collection is from a continuing collaboration between Capcom and Laced Records, and it’s definitely a must have for any Mega Man fan. Though it’s a bit pricey, going for $145, considering the sheer volume of Mega Man goodies included, I’d say it’s not a prohibitive price.
You can read more details about Mega Man X 1-8: The Collection below. Be sure to stay tuned to oprainfall for more coverage of great retro games.
TIME TO GROOVE, MAVERICK HUNTERS –
MEGA MAN™ X SERIES GETS DELUXE VINYL BOX SET
210 remastered tracks from eight Mega Man™ X titles
Limited Edition features eight LPs in yellow and purple housed in deluxe box set
Original artwork by illustrator ultimatemaverickx
London, 26th July 2020 –
CAPCOM and Laced Records continue their partnership to bring classic video game music to vinyl with Mega Man™ X 1-8: The Collection, a deluxe eight-disc box set featuring 210 tracks from the mainline titles in the Mega Man X series spanning 1993-2004.
Launched on the Super NES® as the gaming world transitioned from 8-bit to 16-bit consoles, the Mega Man X series introduced more mobility to the action-platforming series, as well as new plotlines and characters including X, Zero, and Axl.Composers include Setsuo Yamamoto (Mega Man X), Yuki “Sato” Iwai (Mega Man X & Mega Man X2), Yuko Takehara (Mega Man X), Makoto “Tomozou” Tomozawa (Mega Man X), Kinuyo Yamashita (Mega Man X3), Toshihiko Horiyama (Mega Man X4), Naoto Tanaka (Mega Man X5) and Akemi Kimura (Mega Man X6, Mega Man X7 & Mega Man X8); Yuko Komiyama, Shinya “Midnight” Okada and Seiko Kobuchi (Mega Man X7 & Mega Man X8 as ‘Capcom Sound Team’); Makoto Asai, Teruo Konishi, Shuichi Mizohata, Noriyuki Iwadare and Takuya Miyawaki (Mega Man X7 as ‘Valuewave’); and the music of Yasuaki “Bun Bun” Fujita and original Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae.
Every track has been remastered specifically for this release and will be pressed onto eight audiophile-quality, heavyweight 180g vinyl LPs. These come packaged in deluxe spined inner sleeves, housed in a luxury rigid board slip case. The box set features brand new original artwork by illustrator and Mega Man maven ultimatemaverickx.
Across 32 years and 152 games, the Mega Man (aka Rockman™ in Japan) series has sold over 35 million units, with The Blue Bomber having become one of the most beloved and recognisable characters in all of gaming history.