Back in my High School and college days, I believed that the Mega Man series for the Nintendo Entertainment System were the best games ever. Besides having excellent playability, the games had a feature that made them unique-- excellent music. Before the days of the *.nsf file format, which allows almost any Nintendo or Famicom game's music to play on utilities such as WinAmp, the only tools available were Midis and *.wav files. Since *.wav files can grow to be gigantic in size, and with web server space being so limited at the time, I "composed" these MIDIS from the original music, tweaking them to be as good as the originals. This page is obviously very poorly done, but I am leaving it in this format to be nostalgic. The Animated Gifs were created with MegaMan screenshots, and a freeware program that I used back in college. Anyway, I hope you enjoy listening to these if you have the time. Thanks, -John K. Harvey P.S. Note that these were created using an 16-bit sound card. They still sound ok with an 8-bit sound card, but they may sound funny on anything more advanced. Of special note are the scores with percussion instruments; The Woodman midi may not sound accurate on a 32-bit MIDI platform. Other files may have this problem too. I thought I should let you know that I didn't intentionally make some of these sound terrible (if they do; I don't know). It could be that technology advancements may have changed the sound of these simple melodies. Anyway, on with the show...
Dr Wily Stage 2