Continuing on with the music side of things with Mega Man’s 25th Anniversary celebration, Capcom has made Mega Man 3’s NES soundtrack available for purchase digitally at the Capcom Store for $8.95.
Mega Man 3’s soundtrack was composed by Yasuaki Fujita, who would go on to create one of my favorite SNES soundtracks of all time, the original Breath of Fire. Although Mega Man 2 might be one of the most beloved games and soundtracks in the series, MM3 comes really darn close behind. With tracks like “Title,” “Snake Man” and the infectious “Spark Man,” there’s a lot to love (and hum) here.
Like the digital album releases of Mega Man 1 and 2 before it, these are MP3 rips of the Japanese Rockcan Sound E Can from last year. While I did purchase the first game’s soundtrack on the company’s site, I was hoping that the CDs would be ripped at variable bit rate (V0, to be specific) as opposed to 192kbps. That would make these in line with what sites like Bandcamp and Amazon do with their digital MP3 sales.
I hope that nitpick didn’t make me out to be too much of a nerdy audiophile. Ah, who am I kidding, it totally did.