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    The Unofficially Official MEGA "Mega Man" Thread

    I've enjoying seeing people's input in the NES Underrated Games thread, and that inspired me to make a thread devoted to all things Mega Man.

    So come one, come all Mega Man fans and share your love for our favorite pixelated robot and his many adventures!

    Now, I am anticipating that most folks here will say Mega Man 2 is their favorite game of the franchise. I think that is probably my favorite as well, and it definitely has a special nostalgia factor for me as it is the first MM title I ever played, at a friend's house when we were kids (funnily enough I have never played the original MM game, although my friend had and he said it was really hard; I have since watched it played through on YouTube). And as much as I love the vintage MM games, I had no idea until earlier this year that the MM gaming universe had grown as big as it has...wow!

    I have the original NES cartridges for Mega Man 2, 3, 4, and 5, and in the last year I picked up Mega Man 6 which I didn't even know existed. That said, as great as the play factor is in that game I was pretty disappointed in it weapons-wise, as the arsenal has some of the same weapon types recycled from previous games yet again (you can only have so many time stoppers). And I have the SNES cartridge Mega Man X, which is really, really fun and a good challenge.

    Feel free to share opinions/memories of your favorite MM games, bosses, weapons, favorites/least favorites, what have you. In fact, I will post a grid here you can feel free to copy and paste to fill in your own answers.

    A couple of special mentions here...my favorite color is green, so my favorite stage color-wise is Snake Man's with his stage utterly soaked in green. I feel Snake Man himself got a little cheated though, because he doesn't have a specific weapon weakness like most of the bosses do. Some sources claim "Needle Canon" is what to use on him, but I can't get it to do much. I just end up using the Mega Canon on him, which sucks because he's like the 6th level you go to in the order I use (starting with Magnet Man), so I want to use the previous boss's weapon on him---Spark Shock---but that is way too weak on him. I much prefer it like in other MM games how you go through a specific pattern and each successive boss's weapon is the major weakness for the next boss.

    Also, this may be controversial, lol, but I absolutely love Top Spin! I know it gets a lot of hate out there, but I've always loved it. And if you use it right, it can be really effective! (there are even YT vids on how to get the most out of it, lol). Funnily enough, even though the body-contact Top Spin is one of my top favorite weapons, the other body-contact weapon, Charge Kick, is one of my least favorites.

    I've always been a little amazed I love MM as much as I do. I am NOT a robot guy or mechanical guy or science fiction guy, so the fact that Capcom and Nintendo made me fall in love with a franchise of games that is completely mechanical and filled with robots shows what an amazing idea this series was. I have always loved the fact that the different bosses have their own themed levels and specialized weapons. And by Mega Man himself getting to collect those weapons into arsenal, it's all just way too fun.

    Long Live Mega Man!

    • Favorite MM Game: Mega Man 2
    • Least Favorite MM Game: Mega Man 6
    • Favorite Levels: Bubble Man, Snake Man, Shadow Man, Dive Man, Crystal Man
    • Least Favorite Levels: Spark Man
    • Favorite Level Enemies:
    • Least Favorite Level Enemies:
    • Favorite Bosses: Air Man, Metal Man, Top Man, Crystal Man, Gyro Man, Wave Man
    • Least Favorite Bosses: Hard Man, Charge Man
    • Favorite Weapons: Top Spin, Shadow Blade, Air Shooter, Quick Boomerang, Rain Flush, Pharaoh Shot, Crystal Eye, Gyro Attack, Power Stone, Water Wave
    • Least Favorite Weapons: Charge Kick, Skull Barrier, Centaur Flash
    • Favorite "Fortress Bosses": Mecha Dragon
    • Least Favorite "Fortress bosses":
    • Favorite Music: Crash Man
    • Least Favorite Music:


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    My brother in the past used to play Mega Man not on the NES but on SNES (Mega Man 7) and on PC (Mega Man X4).
    Unfortunately, the Mega Man 7 cartridge is gone today but he still keeps the CD version of Mega Man X4 (currently uninstalled on the computer).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neophron View Post
    My brother in the past used to play Mega Man not on the NES but on SNES (Mega Man 7) and on PC (Mega Man X4).
    Unfortunately, the Mega Man 7 cartridge is gone today but he still keeps the CD version of Mega Man X4 (currently uninstalled on the computer).
    Cool, I've never played any games beyond MM 6 except for the SuperNES MM X I have.

    I also have a "Worlds of Power" book, which I didn't even realize did a line of NES titles. It's MM 2, and looks funny with the gun eliminated from the illustration, lol:

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    [QUOTE=Mer-Man's Minion;3701814]Cool, I've never played any games beyond MM 6 except for the SuperNES MM X I have.

    I also have a "Worlds of Power" book, which I didn't even realize did a line of NES titles. It's MM 2, and looks funny with the gun elimanated from the illustration, lol:

    Oh my God! My 6th grade Reading class had a copy of this book, and I ran right for it to read. I haven't seen it since!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mer-Man's Minion View Post
    I also have a "Worlds of Power" book, which I didn't even realize did a line of NES titles. It's MM 2, and looks funny with the gun elimanated from the illustration, lol:
    For whatever reason, Mega Man always had very weak artwork for his games.
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    I have to say, lately I have given MM 6 another chance, and it's actually quite fun. It's nowhere near as "high status" for me as MM 2 or 3 or 5, but it still is fun in its own right. One downside is that unfortunately none of the music is memorable or distinguishable IMO, but one upside is that Knight Man's stage with the castle motif is brilliantly designed and colored---it's almost hard to play through that level because I'm so in awe of the mechanical medieval fortress and the striking color schemes---best visual level in 6 by far!









    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    For whatever reason, Mega Man always had very weak artwork for his games.
    I know his first game cover was infamously terrible, but I didn't mind most of the later ones (although MM2 does look odd with him being a human in a blue outfit). But this is a funny article on that very subject.

    And for those of you who'd like to be nostalgic with some "Mega Man movies", here are some playthrough videos.

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    Mega Man 5

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    If you can track them down, I would highly recommend playing Mega Man 7 and Mega Man 8 redone in the NES era 8-Bit style. They are complete remakes of their 16- and 32-Bit versions that, personally, I like much better than the originals...

    My Mega Man collection is so vast, that I was planning on writing a huge blurb about how wonderful the MM Universe is, and that he is second only to Mario as the most recognizable video game character in the world. I enjoy every iteration of the Blue Bomber - yes, even the Ruby-Spears animated series... (in fact, I have the entire line of figures still MOC from 1994/95!) Although, I'm not a big fan of the Star Force series... it is an interesting take on MM though. But, everyone here already knows how awesome Mega Man is, right?!

    Anyway, check these out... I actually have functioning NES cartridges with these ROMS on them too!


    Mega Man 7 8-Bit


    Mega Man 8 8-Bit

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    Also, you should check out the officially released Street Fighter X Mega Man game... it is a blast!



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    Fun fact: when we were still children, my best friend and I had an ongoing argument about who would win in a battle between Mega Man and Kirby... (because, y'know, the power-absorbing thing!) Well, someone at Nintendo must have heard us, because it became a reality in Super Smash Bros. !!

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    I love Mega Man so much, I have him tattooed on my arm!
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    I loved Mega Man since #2, but I was intrigued over my friends house with #1.

    The soundtracks were amazing and the games were a huge part of my childhood. The amazing thing is that they were easier for me to play as a kid on the NES than an adult (can save the game right before boss).

    My favorite song from MM2 is Quickman.

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    It's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of Captain N the Game Master... so, I thought I'd post some pics of our favorite robo-dude from that awesome show!


    Mega Man and Mega Girl


    Mega Man


    More Mega Man


    The MM1 Robot Masters (?!)


    Dr. Wily

    Yes, I even love this version of the Blue-er, green? Bomber... smokers-voice and all! The entire idea behind Captain N is so awesome (especially for a diehard Nintendork like myself), and it was full of incredible crossovers between some of Nintendo's biggest video games at the time. I was sure to tune in every Saturday - without fail!

    I loved the fact that two of my all-time favorite video game characters were part of the "N Team"!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ornclown View Post
    If you can track them down, I would highly recommend playing Mega Man 7 and Mega Man 8 redone in the NES era 8-Bit style. They are complete remakes of their 16- and 32-Bit versions that, personally, I like much better than the originals...
    Interesting...yeah, I've never seen 7 or 8, but would gladly play them!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Yin Chan Vo View Post
    I loved Mega Man since #2, but I was intrigued over my friends house with #1.

    The soundtracks were amazing and the games were a huge part of my childhood. The amazing thing is that they were easier for me to play as a kid on the NES than an adult (can save the game right before boss).

    My favorite song from MM2 is Quickman.
    My friend back then had #1 as well, but I never played it; he just said it was way hard, so we always played 2 and 3, and then later 4 and 5 when those came out. That's interesting that the games were easier for you as a kid than an adult; as an adult, some things in the games are much easier for me, but some things can still be challenging.

    And yes, the MM2 soundtrack is the absolute best. Crash Man's uncharacteristically happy, optimistic, encouraging music is my favorite song!



    Quote Originally Posted by Ornclown View Post
    It's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of Captain N the Game Master... so, I thought I'd post some pics of our favorite robo-dude from that awesome show!

    Yes, I even love this version of the Blue-er, green? Bomber... smokers-voice and all! The entire idea behind Captain N is so awesome (especially for a diehard Nintendork like myself), and it was full of incredible crossovers between some of Nintendo's biggest video games at the time. I was sure to tune in every Saturday - without fail!

    I loved the fact that two of my all-time favorite video game characters were part of the "N Team"!!
    Oh man, "Captain N"...that's been on my Amazon Wish List for years! lol...I loved it as well, and also tuned in every Saturday. It was so cool that a cartoon was on simultaneous with current video games I was playing! (same with "The Super Mario Brothers Super Show"!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yin Chan Vo View Post
    My favorite song from MM2 is Quickman.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mer-Man's Minion View Post
    And yes, the MM2 soundtrack is the absolute best. Crash Man's uncharacteristically happy, optimistic, encouraging music is my favorite song!
    MM2's Bubble Man stage music for me! I have LOVED that tune since 1988!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mer-Man's Minion View Post
    Oh man, "Captain N"...that's been on my Amazon Wish List for years! lol...I loved it as well, and also tuned in every Saturday. It was so cool that a cartoon was on simultaneous with current video games I was playing! (same with "The Super Mario Brothers Super Show"!)
    Oh man, where do I start?! Captain N is one of those things that only comes around once in a lifetime. It can never happen again, and it was a small miracle that it ever happened to begin with. Licensing nowadays would prevent any type of followup, sadly, but Captain N had a good run... (until the last half of the final season, when it was combined with the SMB show and production values went out the window...)

    I would kill for a series of figures based on the show! Maybe a petition or kickstarter-type deal shoud happen.... hmmmm...

    Also, I want Kevin and Princess Lana to be featured in Super Smash Bros. It makes perfect sense for them to show up in SSB seeing as how it has already thrown so many worlds together... plus a stage and stage music straight from the show!!
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    Well, I just recently had fun with a big Mega Man high!

    I played MM2 several times, and went through MM3, 4, 5, and 6 as well. Man, there is just something about MM2 that keeps you going back for more---SO much fun! It just has everything coming together: the stages, the design, the characters, the colors, the sounds, the music---everything!

    Just one little change I would make in MM2, as I saw someone else comment somewhere online: don't make so many of the bosses so weak against a weapon. I mean sure it's fun to take out Woodman with one fully-charged Atomic Heat blast, but it only takes 2 Air Shooters to finish off Crash Man, a few Quick Boomerangs to take out Metal Man, etc.

    One really fun thing I did when I went back to MM2 was to try and defeat bosses using other weapons you don't usually use on them, particularly the Crash Bomber. That works pretty well against Wood Man, Bubble Man, Flash Man, and even Quick Man! (1 or 2 take him out after using Flash Man's Time Stopper on him) It's so much fun to use those little exploding suckers.

    But, be careful! From Mega Man Wikia:

    If Crash Bomber is used on Heat Man, it refills all of his Life Energy.

    Whoa---not only immune to it, he feeds off of it! lol...kinda cool!


    Quote Originally Posted by Ornclown View Post
    MM2's Bubble Man stage music for me! I have LOVED that tune since 1988!
    I do dig that one, too. Lots of them in MM2 are great, and this is a cool one with a unique sound.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ornclown View Post
    Oh man, where do I start?! Captain N is one of those things that only comes around once in a lifetime. It can never happen again, and it was a small miracle that it ever happened to begin with. Licensing nowadays would prevent any type of followup, sadly
    That is pretty cool, yeah, that we "were there" for this one-time meshing of video game universes in a Saturday morning cartoon!
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    M3, what's your opinion on Mega Man 11 and the anniversary? I love watching those snippet.

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    There's a great article in the latest Game Informer magazine about Mega Man (Rockman) 11. So far, it's sounding really positive... although, instead of Mega Man just changing colors when he uses a boss robots powers, he actually changes shape... which I'm not too big on.

    Otherwise, a solid 60 fps at 1080p (or upscaled 4K) along with the classic mega-formula and plenty of extras are making me want this to come out soon!

    Here is the video that Fendi was referring to:


    And, if you haven't already, go pick up the Mega Man Legacy Collection vol.2... it's bargain priced and well worth it. I love these games! Although I think Mega Man 2 will always be my most revered, MM 9 is incredible as well... and, if for nothing else, the animated intros and segues plus the solid character designs make MM 8 a great game as well. Also, MM 7 cannot be left out either... why? Because it was Mega's first foray into 16-bit! I spent many a day kickin' back with MM7 back in the hey-day!

    Sadly, Mega Man & Bass is mysteriously absent from the, otherwise, fantastic collection...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fendi View Post
    M3, what's your opinion on Mega Man 11 and the anniversary? I love watching those snippet.
    Well, I have no opinion, lol. Simply because I'm so "old school" that, aside from MM X on the SNES, I've never played anything beyond MM6 on the NES! lol...but for the franchise, and all the fans, I think it's great the li'l guy keeps going and going...and going!

    I played MM2 at home again yesterday---well, the 8 bosses, and then I quit, lol (I can beat the game, but sometimes I just like to play the big 8 just for the fun and to get all the wapons). And this time I had lots of fun defeating some of the big bosses with Crash Man's awesome Crash Bomber! I just love those sound effects and the colors!
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    Favorite MM Game: Mega Man 2 (9 is very close second)
    Least Favorite MM Game: Mega Man 1 (though 8 is VERY close)
    Favorite Levels: Bubble Man, Air Man, Magnet Man, Skull Man, Dive Man, Toad Man, Wave Man, Charge Man, Blizzard Man, Flame Man, Splash Woman, Tornado Man, Nitro Man, Strike Man
    Least Favorite Levels: Anything from 1, Needle Man, Gemini Man, Search Man, Astro Man, first Wily stage from 8, Pump Man
    Favorite Level Enemies: Tellies and Chankey Makers from 2 are cool. Met's have always been perfect. And I love the giant octopus in Wave Man's stage.
    Least Favorite Level Enemies: Again, most everything in 1 was more frustrating or annoying that fun.
    Favorite Bosses: Metal Man, Bubble Man, Crash Man, Magnet Man, Skull Man, Pharaoh Man, Dust Man, Wave Man, Napalm Man, Charge Man, Knight Man, Shade Man, Pirate Man, Galaxy Man, Concrete Man, Hornet Man, Strike Man, Solar Man, Nitro Man
    Least Favorite Bosses: Ice Man, Astro Man, Aqua Man,
    Favorite Weapons: Fire Storm, Meta Blade, Leaf Shield, Magnet Missile, Rain Flush, Pharaoh Shot (I think?), Dust Shot (Can't remember the name), Gravity Hold, Water Wave, Wind Storm, Silver Tomahawk, Junk Shield, Black Hole Bomb, Jewel Satellite, Hornet Chaser, Water Shield
    Least Favorite Weapons: Guts Arm, Top Spin, Spark Shot (?), Power Stone (one of the worst in the series), Skull Barrier, Plant Barrier, Water Balloon
    Favorite "Fortress Bosses": Mecha Dragon, the long neck-looking dino robot
    Least Favorite "Fortress bosses": Yellow Devil, the monkey boss from 8 (by far)
    Favorite Music: Bubble Man, Wood Man, Air Man, Crash Man, Magnet Man, Hard Man, Snake Man, Skull Man, Toad Man, Dust Man, Dive Man, Wave Man, Charge Man, Wind Man, Blizzard Man, Plant Man, Flame Man, Slash Man, Galaxy Man, Tornado Man, Splash Woman, Strike Man (gets stuck in my head all the time)
    Least Favorite Music: Gemini Man, Needle Man, Crystal Man, Gravity Man, Almost everything from 8 (a couple were "okay"),
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