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: I won't bore you with a history of the Mega Man franchise, from its inception to its waning years to the beat my heart skipped following word that a retro-styled Mega Man 9 game was coming. You know most of that already, or can easily learn it elsewhere. I'd rather talk about gameplay.
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.
Excerpt: " Megaman " is a cult Capcom 2D platform character who first appeared many years ago on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and such was it’s success that numerous sequels and spin offs have appeared across various systems.