Super MAGFest 2018 featured bands rocking out to Capcom game music

Jan 12, 2018
2018 Jan 12
Patrick Kulikowski

Super MAGFest 2018 , a personal favorite annual event of mine, transpired from January 4 – 7, 2018 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Each year this festival brings in game and music fans from all over the world to celebrate their passion in a number of ways. A key part of that is through the ridiculously fun music concerts that go on throughout the course of the day.

Given Capcom’s sterling track record of memorable, high quality music, naturally there was a ton of sweet tunes from our games performed on-stage by a number of bands. Here’s a breakdown of the music performed, complete with links to the performance videos!

And of course, a huge round of applause to all these bands for covering everything from iconic hits, like “Dr. Wily Stage 1” from Mega Man 2, to surprisingly deep cuts like the third planet theme from Street Fighter 2010 !

Band / Song Roundup:

Kirby’s Dream Band 

“Ken Stage / Guile Stage” – Street Fighter II, composed by Yoko Shimomura – 19:00

“Dr. Wily Stage 1” – Mega Man 2, composed by Takashi Tateishi – 32:40

The Mountain Chiefs

“Top Man Stage / Dr. Wily Stage 2” – Mega Man 3, composed by Yasuaki “Bun Bun” Fujita – 0:00


“Storm Eagle Stage” – Mega Man X, composed by Makoto Tomozawa – 10:17

“Guile Stage” – Street Fighter II, composed by Yoko Shimomura – 26:35

“Snake Man Stage” – Mega Man 3, composed by Yasuaki “Bun Bun” Fujita – 44:39

Super Soul Bros

“Alex & Ken Stage ~ Jazzy NYC ’99” – Street Fighter III: 3 rd Strike, composed by Hideki Okugawa – 0:46

“GHOST TRICK” – Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, composed by Masakazu Sugimori – 6:28

“Turnabout Sisters’ Theme 2001” – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, composed by Masakazu Sugimori – 13:49

Vic Viper

“Planet Theme 3” – Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight, composed by Junko Tamiya – 7:45

“Dark Man Stage” – Mega Man 5, composed by Mari Yamaguchi – 15:18

“Flash in the Dark (Dr. Wily Stage 1)” – Mega Man 9, composed by Ryo Kawakami – 21:30

“Dr. Wily Stage 1” – Mega Man 2, composed by Takashi Tateishi – 26:30

Viking Guitar

“Mega Man X2 – Charge Shot” – Mega Man X2 medley that includes Opening Stage”, “Magna Centipede Stage,” “Flame Stag Stage,” and “X Hunter Stage 1”, composed by Yuki Iwai – 0:00

“1st & 2 nd BGM” – Ghosts ‘n Goblins, composed by Ayako Mori – 26:04

Oh, you thought I was done? Think again! There was also some incredible cosplay at MAGFest, including a wonderful quartet of Chun-Li cosplayers, Vega and Zangief duking it out, a whole cadre of Street Fighter poses, and Proto Man x “Mega Woman” (all pictured below).

The 6 th annual Mega Man-athonrun by our friends at Half-Empty E-Tank also took place during the festivities. Over the course of 72 hours of non-stop Mega Man games and performances, they managed to raise $7,072 for Child’s Play charity!

Get Equipped with “Good Vibes”. ;D

Chun-Li cosplayer Instagrams: @gimmiecookie / @frostblossoms / @ccthegreekgeek / @qwerkelly

Vega cosplayer Instagram: @leolicos / Zangief: @heydomt

Street Fighter group photo by @ryaxion

Proto Man cosplayer Instagram: @mrvanderbeck / “Mega Woman”: @koifishasylum