So I was reading Whiffleboy's Top 10 NES songs thread, and when I decided to reply with some of my favorites, I noticed a lot of them were from Mega Man games. So I figured, I'll make a list of my own! And here it is.
One clarification: note the title, favorite "Robot Master Songs". In other words, no Mega Man 2 Wily 1. Or any other Wily stage or character select theme. I've been told a couple of times I have weird taste when it comes to Mega Man songs (I don't think so, but whatever), so let's see if you agree with me!
You knew shit was about to hit the fan when you started Solar Man's stage and heard this music. I think it partly stands out because most of the MM10 soundtrack was sub-par, but it's still an awesome song.
Skull Man (Mega Man IV)
There's something funkily cool about this song. It definitely helps make Skull Man one of my favorite Robot Masters.
Concrete Man (Mega Man 9)
Mega Man 9 had a ton of awesome music, I can't help but include more than one of its songs on this list. Concrete Man is an awesome stage with awesome music. I love the drums on this.
Bubble Man (Mega Man 2)
This one has always been one of my favorites. His stage is also pretty awesome, especially the underwater part! I also recommend you check out brentalfloss' version of this song.
Snake Man (Mega Man 3)
You knew this one was gonna be in here. Snake Man's theme is recognizable anywhere.
Magma Man (Mega Man 9)
Magma Man is easily my favorite of the fire Robot Masters. And man, there's quite a few of them. His stage plays some awesome music, too. And you gotta love that dragon.
Strike Man (Mega Man 10)
I would've never guessed how much this song would grow on me. It combines the classic Mega Man melody catchiness with baseball-type music. Cool.
Hornet Man (Mega Man 9)
Easily the best song in Mega Man 9 in my opinion (no, I don't like Galaxy or Tornado Man that much).
Metal Man (Mega Man 2)
This guy kicks all sorts of ass. Awesome stage. Amazing song. BROKEN WEAPON. I always beat him first on Mega Man 2, I know I'm not the only one.
Top Man (Mega Man 3)
The best. There was never any doubt in my mind. Too bad Top Man is the worst Robot Master ever. The irony.
I like MM2 Wily 1 but there're probably seven or eight Robot Master songs I'd put above it.
Great list! I went through and listened to each one. You pretty much can't go wrong with Mega Man NES music at all. My favorites of your list are Solar Man, Concrete Man, Bubble Man, and Snake Man. Top, Strike and Hornet are really good too.
Some of my own favorites in addition to the ones I mentioned above:
Elec Man Crash Man Flash Man Air Man Shadow Man Needle Man Dive Man Gravity Man Flame Man Tornado Man Galaxy Man Nitro Man
That was weird... I saw this thread and was like "I swear this thread was the top 10 NES songs" and then I click the thread and notice you made it cause of that other thread. It doesn't stop there though cause when I first saw the top 10 NES songs thread, the first thing that came to mind was a Mega Man song. Creepy
Another great list, it's interesting how everyone's picks can be so different.
MM7 for SNES, hhmmm. The melodies are cool, but there's something I just love about the 8-bit sound.
I will say, that Shade Man's intro is reaallly nice. It has that spooky feel to it.
It's weird. When I think "what are some of my favorite NES songs," Mega Man games definitely come to mind immediately. When I think "what are some of my favorite SNES songs," MM7 is somewhere far far down the list. Maybe I have different expectations for SNES music. MM7 even had its own competition with 'big brother' MMX series (whose music I prefer to 7's)!
Wow, MM6 Knight Man's music is epic, hadn't realized it before!
As for my own favorites, where would I even begin?
So I'll just embed 5 additional songs I really like whose music has not been posted in this thread yet.