Excerpt: Mega Man 10 was developed by Capcom and Inti Creates, which is a development company made up of ex-Capcom staff. It was released as WiiWare March 1, on the PlayStation Network March 11, and will be coming out in the XBox Live Arcade at the end of the month. Mega Man 10, much like its predecessor, is done in the 2D, 8-bit, NES-era style.
Excerpt: Mega Man 10 was developed by Capcom and Inti Creates, which is a development company made up of ex-Capcom staff. It was released as WiiWare March 1, on the PlayStation Network March 11, and will be coming out in the XBox Live Arcade at the end of the month.
Excerpt: The screen's a nonsensical mess of pixels. I rub my stinging eyes with the hope that some coherency will return to my blurred vision. Just how long have I been playing anyway? I squint at the pause menu. One life left. Wiping my sweaty hands on my jeans, I re-adjust my grip on the controller. Heart racing, I lean closer to the screen and take the game off pause. Here we go again.
Retro platformer with nice selection of difficulty levels.
Common Sense Media
25 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Mega Man 10 is the 10th game in the series and designed in the 8-bit style of the original game, so it may provide parents a bit of nostalgia as they introduce the game to their children. The game is download-only and available through the Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 Live networks for $10.00 or the equivalent in network points.
Excerpt: It has been almost two years since Capcom revitalized the original Mega Man series with Mega Man 9. Back then the goals were clear. Capcom wanted the project to feel authentically retro and contain the high difficulty that remains a hallmark of the original series: they succeeded. Now with the newest sequel, Mega Man 10, the goal is to take all the magic from the predecessor and ratchet up to (ahem!) 10. And for a second time, Capcom finds success.
Conclusion: There is little to differentiate Mega Man 10 from previous games in the series, and this ties into the classic visuals as well. Mega Man 10 looks like a relic from the '80s, but the timeless art style and vibrant colors make it look good even in the modern era. Unfortunately, the score is not so enduring. The soundtrack evokes a similar style to its predecessors, but the songs are forgettable, falling far short of those in previous entries.
Pros: Challenging action without feeling cheap, Bosses are satisfying to conquer, Proto Man is an enjoyable alternative to Mega Man, Challenges provide additional obstacles to overcome, Online leaderboards allow you to watch the best players’ runs.
Cons: Some of the boss designs are just dumb, Uninspired soundtrack.