Mega Man 9

Published by Capcom, Developed by Capcom

Genres: Action / Platformer

US release date: Sep 22nd, 2008 | EU release date: Sep 26th, 2008

Price: 1000 points

Mega Man 9

The original 2D classic Mega Man returns in Mega Man 9 for WiiWare. This latest Mega Man title brings the series back to its old school roots with retro action platforming gameplay and classic 8-bit NES-style graphics and sound. Relive the Mega Man experience with classically inspired bosses, each with their own unique weapons and weaknesses.

The story of Mega Man begins in the year 200X, as the advanced science of the era has created industrial robots that co-exist with humans. However, an evil genius, Dr. Wily, plots for world domination and creates his own robot army to take over mankind. Luckily for humanity, Dr. Light outfits one of his domestic robots "Rock" to fight Dr. Wily's creations. Mega Man is born.

Set after the events of Mega Man 8, multiple riots have sprung up all over the world. Whilst many people suspect that this is another plot from Dr. Wily, Dr. Light is stunned to recognize that some of the robots rioting on the TV screen are his own creations. Even more stunning, Dr. Wily appears on television to proclaim that Dr. Light is the evil mastermind behind these latest catastrophic incidents and it's up to Mega Man to clear his creator's name!

There are 8 new Robot Masters for Mega Man to fight: Magma Man, Galaxy Man, Jewel Man, Concrete Man, Hornet Man, Plug Man, Tornado Man and Splash Woman.

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When Mega Man 9 was unveiled to the public a few months ago, it was met with a kind of sharply divided reaction that would make the United States' donkeys and elephants proud. On the one hand, mature purists felt that the game was going to be the holy grail of downloadable...read full review

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Infidel said:

Ya, I glad to see that it's coming back retro. And it should be done soon. I mean this technology is pretty dated so they should be able to just pop one of these games out quick. *Alright Mega man will fight some robots. While moving left/right and perhaps up and down*.

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Shadow said:

Looks good so far but I want to see some actually gameplay.

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Diddy Kong Lover said:

Well I was hoping Mega Man 9 would look 16-bit, this looks like NES.

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ToTaLgAmEr said:

Looks pretty fun, how much does it cost?

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Captain Jamesman said:

Let me be honest here, I'm not too hyped about the game being mostly 8-Bit. I was hoping maybe the graphics would be updated. Oh well. I wonder what they'll make Bass look like (that is if he shows up).

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Master Foot said:

Capcom probably put this game together in one week. Cool power-ups and great music will make this a definite download for me. There's a certain charm about the 8 bit sprites that newfangled graphics can't capture. I hope that they push the NES effects to the limit because it's been over a quarter century since the release of the NES! Damn, a quarter century.

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Master Foot said:

Come to think of it, how classic is Capcom going to make MM9? Are they going to include the charge mega buster and the slide or the old run and jump style?

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Lickw1d said:

Looks old. I'm all for retro, but this is a bit much.

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Diddy Kong Lover said:

SEGA should do this with Sonic, make it like the Master System version, but Mega Man should be 16-bit. Let's face it, SNES graphics age better and best compared to 3D and 8-bit.

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JRAPOCALYPSE said:

Got it.

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Nintenjosh said:

I finally got it and it's freakin awesome.

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Nick said:

When I heard it would go back to 8-bit, I thought I'm going to hear some tight music as expected and raw gameplay.

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Skitzilla said:

Oh man, can't wait to dl this one. The 8-bit MM was the best. Hopefully it lives up to the original 8-bit legends, too.

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