Mega Man 9: The Story

IGN has posted the story to Mega Man 9, thanks to Capcom passing it their way.

Before going at Wily’s ambition, we’d suggest checking out our new Mega Man 9 screens and artwork. The art includes sprites for the major characters. The screens are all from the Japanese introduction.

The story begins after Mega Man has restored peace to the world. One day, robots throughout the world go berserk and turn violent. Of course, everyone thinks this to be the work of Mega Man rival Dr. Wily… until Wily jacks into television and frames Mega Man creator Dr. Light! Soon, the police arrive and take Light to jail.

It’s up to Mega Man to restore Light’s honor.

“Rise in order to stop Wily’s Ambition,” finishes the opening for the Japanese version. In Japan, the game is known fully as “Rockman 9: Revival of Ambition.”

Mega Exciting!

Mega Exciting!

Are you feeling nostalgic, yet?


Attack of the Sprites!

Thanks to Xbox 360 Achievements, we now know what all nine bosses from the upcoming title Mega Man 9 will look like!

Although they’re all in greyscale, it’s better than nothing!

Nintendo Wii Fanboy has conveniently arranged them into a faux selection screen:

Are you scared, yet?

Are you scared, yet?

Check out My Gamer Card to see them in their original posting.

Review – Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge (Game Boy)

Developer/Publisher: Capcom
Year: 1990
Fun Fact: the title screen just says “Mega Man” – nothing about “Wily’s Revenge”

Whether or not you like this game is going to depend on several things. Are you a fan of the classic Mega Man series? Do you like it when an NES series goes all Game Boy on you and plays just its big brothers? Finally, do you like your games to be unapologetically tough (sometimes even cheap) ? If you answered yes to these questions, you’ll love this little adventure. Continue reading

Review – Mega Man Powered Up (PSP)

YEAR: 2006

Mega Man Powered Up is an updated remake of the original Mega Man for NES. It’s been remade from the ground up so it’s a different experience than the NES installments. The action is still 2D but the graphics are now 3D. The designs in Mega Man games have always been pretty cartoony but in this game it goes even further. Now Mega Man and the Master Robots sport super-deformed looks, with heads as big as their bodies. Naturally, the music has been re-recorded and all of the characters now speak. You may be surprised to learn that many of the Robot Masters actually have very gay/effeminate voices and mannerisms. Who knew!?

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A Top 10 After My Own Heart

Gaming forum GameFAQs has daily top ten lists that are submitted by users and carefully sifted through to find lists suitable for the site. Today’s top 10? The Top 10 2D platformers.

Will you agree with the list? Check after the jump to see.

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