Since doing the Mega Man Mega Medley (which is arguably the most popular GaMetal song), I've had a boatload of requests to do more Mega Man, and roughly 60-70% of those are for songs from Mega Man X. So I figured, what better way to end the year than with a Mega Man X Medley?
The following 11 songs are featured:
I had originally planned to also include the Sigma themes, but they sound a bit different from the normal stage themes, so I decided to save them for a future Sigma Medley.
I used my usual method of grouping together songs with similar tempos and keys. The only songs I changed the key of were Launch Octopus and Flame Mammoth, which were moved up a half step. Title Theme and Intro Stage were the obvious choice for the first 2 songs and already go into each other fairly naturally. I figured I could end with the Maverick Battle since it generally represented all the Mavericks, and ending with Armored Armadillo wouldn't have been fair!
Most of the songs aren't overly complicated, but a few stick out: Intro Stage, Launch Octopus, Spark Mandrill (a hotly requested song, by the way), and Armored Armadillo. There are a few odd rhythms for the lead in Intro Stage, and some tricky-to-play-on-guitar runs on the others, especially the very first part of the 'solo' in Armored Armadillo.
And so ends the 2014 chapter of GaMetal. What surprises will 2015 hold? Only time will tell!