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: 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. Mega Man 2 was laughably easy, though, and the rest of the games in the original series came in somewhere between those two extremes. It's weird how this one turned out.
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.
Summary: In terms of gaming generations I (like many others) come from a time of legend in the console industry. A time when the SEGA Master System, NES, SNES and Megadrive reigned supreme and many of us stayed up way past our bed times beating the likes of A Link to the Past or Flashback. In these times of gaming legend, whilst many developers were still looking for inspiration, a genre was forged that would change the landscape of the industry forever.
Pros: Great combat system, Amazing gameplay, Well balanced
Cons: Difficulty spikes, Some character designs are borderline ridiculous, Very hardcore
Conclusion: Idén är lika vansinnig som genial. Att göra ett nytt 8 bitars-spel med Mega Man trots att tekniken pensionerades för närmare 20 år sedan. Men visst, det var då Mega Man var som allra bäst, något som faktiskt lyser igenom även i Mega Man 9 . Allt är som vi minns det. Åtta robotar som kan tacklas i vilken ordning som helst. Gruvligt svåra banor. Bossar som det gäller att välja rätt vapen på. Medryckande musik. Underbart vacker pixelgrafik.