Posts Tagged ‘Mega Man’

Mega Man Maker rebrands, upgrades and expands

Mega Man Maker

Ever play around with Mario Maker on the Wii U? Nintendo’s accessible level design sandbox? You’re in for a treat today, as Mega Man Maker is almost exactly that, but for Mega Man, complete with tutorials, example levels and full online sharing/rating functionality. Even better: It’s fan-made and completely free.

Originally released as Mega Maker in July, the game has rebranded as Mega Man Maker accompanying the release of version 1.1. Changes include a massively overhauled UI and the addition of a bundle of new enemies and bosses to its palette of dangers. Check out the re-launch/update trailer after the jump.

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The lovely disasters of Make a Good Mega Man Level

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What do Catholic martyr Sir Thomas More, mythical Norse tree Yggdrasil and comedy ogre Shrek have in common? They all feature in fan creations made for the recent Make A Good Mega Men Level competition. Read on to find out more about these and other strange takes on Mega Man, including the world’s most hazardous ice cream factory.

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Jumpy! Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 packs MM 7-10

That bouncy boy Mega Man is returning in another collection of his vintage adventures. Following on from 2015’s Mega Man Legacy Collection, which contained the first six Mega Men from the NES, Capcom have announced a follow-up leaping from the SNES and onwards with Mega Men 7, 8, 9, and 10. As with the first, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 [official site] packs the original games together with bonuses like stage remixes, challenges with leaderboards, and a ‘museum’ with old art and ephemera. Read the rest of this entry »

20XX Is A Mega Man Roguelite, In Early Access Now

I’ve played a Castlevania Roguelike and I’ve played a Doom Roguelike, but I never expected to play a a Mega Man Roguelike. 20XX [official site], now in beta and available through Steam Early Access, plays more like the speedy, acrobatic Mega Man X series than vanilla Mega Man, with all of the dashing and wall-jumping you can handle. Built to support local or online two player co-op, it’s an action platformer made up of procedurally generated levels, randomly scattered power-ups and weapons, and big ol’ boss fights. It looks fantastic.

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Mega Man Mega Bundle: Mega Man Legacy Collection

I always enjoy Mega Man's look of dismay.

While the co-creator of Mega Man is busy making a new Mega Man in all but name, the platforming robot’s publishers are taking the easy option and re-releasing old Mega Man games.

Capcom today announced the Mega Man Legacy Collection, a bundle o’ the first six classic Mega Man games (no Mega Man X here) – their official PC debuts. They’re not doing nowt with ’em, mind. The Collection will include a ‘Challenge Mode’ which Capcom say “remixes gameplay segments from all six games”. What that means, they don’t quite say, so let’s assume they’ve got in a bangin’ producer to reinterpret Mega Man as a vaporwave walking simulator.

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Freeware Garden: Mega Man: Revenge of the Fallen

Hasn't fallen just yet.

I suggest you grab Mega Man: Revenge of the Fallen, a game years in the making, before Capcom intellectual property lawyers notice it and banish it into oblivion. This is a fan game using all sorts of protected trademarks and assets, but it’s far too good to ignore.

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Mega Bucks: Extra Crowdfunding For A Mightier No. 9

Mighty No. 9 is looking mighty fine, as we’ve established previously. It’s Mega Man in all but name, with original creator Keiji Infafune at the helm, boss fights, power-stealing and a (nearly) spot-on visual style. Now, despite raising $3.8m on Kickstarter at the tail-end of 2013, Comcept have called to the crowd once again, seeking extra cash.

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Mega Man vs Chun-Li For Free On Your PC

those aren't the thighs you're looking for

I could probably tell you more about the prohibition era than I could about Mega Man games. Did you know that, on average, Americans consumed three times as much hard liquor while the eighteenth amendment was in place than they do now? And that there were getting on for 100,000 illegal speakeasies in New York alone? By contrast, I can tell you that I once played a Mega Man game on a friend’s GameBoy in the early 1990s and thought it was kind of hard.

Mega Man isn’t exactly a PC series, but nonetheless Capcom are releasing official retro shooty-platformers Street Fighter x Mega Man later this month, as a celebration of the series turning 25 and an apology for doing something or other I don’t really understand that made Mega Man fans upset. It features the little blue chap battling against similarly pint-size, 2D recreations of Street Fighter’s man-puncher’s gallery.
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