Summary: Capcom loves us. They must. What other company would shrug off the shackles of the "bigger, prettier, more complex" next-gen mantra and instead make a 100% old school 8-bit-style game instead? Mega Man 9 is Capcom's love letter to its fans. And that is pretty darn cool. Oh, and the game itself is pure, unfiltered Mega Man goodness too. The difficulty level might catch you off guard, but Mega Man 9 is a deeply rewarding old school experience that is worth checking out.
Pros: Pure old school goodness, Analog stick works just fine, don't worry about the d-pad, Catchy music, Store makes game a bit easier
Cons: Very difficult level design, Silly downloadable content
Conclusion: However, it is not the reason to play the game. Final verdict If you are looking for a badge of honor for your gamercard, this is it. You will likely gain a lot of respect if you can 100% this game. If you frustrate easy when playing games, I recommend you stay away. Otherwise, download Mega Man 9 today.
Excerpt: Mega Man 9 is a brand new game in the series. The trick is that unlike Capcom's recent digital downloads; this isn't a modernized sequel or remake. It is absolutely undeniably an 8-bit Mega Man game, right down to the crunchy music, chunky colorful sprites and extremely basic controls. Capcom has made this game for all the consoles and their respective downloadable services including WiiWare (Wii), the PS Network (PS3) and XBLA (Xbox 360).
Excerpt: It's weird how this one turned out. Back in the NES's heyday, there were a lot of series that were notoriously hard: Castlevania III springs to mind, for example, as well as most of the Konami shooters like Life Force or Contra . Mega Man wasn't one of them, though. The original game is difficult, yeah, especially Iceman's stage and a couple of the boss fights in Dr. Wily's level.
Excerpt: By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1 Memory: 89MB (full game), 64KB (save data) Extra Features: Download Content The original premiere of Mega Man on the NES is still one of the most classic and memorable 8-bit games even today. The Blue Bomber went on to spawn six sequels on the NES alone.
Excerpt: I'm sure Mega Man, the cult NES 2D action platformer, wasn't this hard back in the day. I remember actually enjoying Mega Man 2 and 3 in the early nineties. And actually being able to get past the first few screens. Some things change, and some things stay the same, as they say. Mega Man 9, a brand new Mega Man game developed by Inti Creates and published as a downloadable title by Capcom over Xbox LIVE, PSN and WiiWare, is the hardest game I can ever remember playing.