Excerpt: Mega Man Maverick Hunter X hits two different sets of gamers at once; those who have played Mega Man X and those who haven’t. Rather than catering to just one group, Capcom has developed a game that manages to deliver a fresh experience that can be enjoyed by both groups. The redone visuals are excellent and really give hope to old-school gamers like myself that there is some life left in 2D side-scrollers.
Excerpt: When I began playing, I started out by heading to Chill Penguin’s stage. Partway through, I reached a chamber where I anticipated an upgrade that would allow X to dash. The familiar capsule never appeared. I beat the level without any boost to my armor. The same proved true of other locations, and it became obvious that not all was the same. Armor tweaks are still available, but now you have to work harder to find them.
Excerpt: The core game itself has changed little. Besides a few minor tweaks to level layout and switched locations for X's power-up capsules, it's the same old Mega Man you played 10+ years ago. That's not a bad thing, of course - Mega Man X is a bona fide classic. The only real problem is that if you still remember all of the boss weaknesses, the game will be fairly easy. Capcom has offset this by including a Hard mode for more experienced players.
Excerpt: Since the first game released in 1987 on the original NES, there have
been nearly 50 different Mega Man games. Maverick Hunter X adds to the
ever-increasing number of games in the Blue Bomber’s repertoire. While
a remake, Capcom has taken the initiative and overhauled the entire
Conclusion: What else does this game have to offer? Will there be a level builder as there is with the remake of Mega Man 1? And will it even come to the States at all? While there is no word whether or not it will come to the States, it does seem likely that it will. Based on an interview with Keiji Inafune, the creator of Mega Man, there is some more good news for Mega Man fans. As some of you may know, Mr. Inafune was directly involved with Mega Man X1 through X4.
Excerpt: Megaman Maverick Hunter X is a great example of how a video game port should be done. It's better than the original in every way, and an impressive action title for the PSP. On the PSP, Megaman looks absolutely amazing. Instead of just rehashing old graphics from the SNES version of Megaman X, Capcom recreated the artwork, dialogue, graphic effects, and level layouts.