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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