Mega Man - whats all that about?

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  • Deleted user 7 May 2013 13:14:04
    Hes been around for ages (since the NES days?) and has so many games across all formats he must be really popular with some people?

    And on ebay some of the rare games go for quite a bit.

    Yet at the same time no-one ever asks or seems interested when the next Mega Man game is coming out.

    What is going on here? Is it just not a UK thing?
  • Alastair 7 May 2013 13:15:24 15,738 posts
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    Never played any games with Mega Man in them, and I own SNES, N64, Cube, Wii, GBA and DS...
  • RobTheBuilder 7 May 2013 13:16:05 6,521 posts
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    Actually quite a few people are interested in a new mega man game, but capcom appear to have no interest in releasing one.

    Because its a relatively cult game, they don't always sell in huge numbers, hence the high resale value of the titles.

    Megaman 10 on 360 is probably the best starting point.

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 13:16:44 07-05-2013
  • nickthegun 7 May 2013 13:17:25 59,922 posts
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    There was, weirdly, a megaman mmo in the offing but cap com canned it

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  • neilka 7 May 2013 13:18:31 15,938 posts
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    Yewtree got to him, he'd been getting a bit too friendly with the Mega Boys.

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  • Blerk Moderator 7 May 2013 13:37:00 48,225 posts
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    I fucking hate Mega Man. He's worse than Dizzy.
  • Razz 7 May 2013 13:37:44 61,202 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    Never played any games with Mega Man in them, and I own SNES, N64, Cube, Wii, GBA and DS...
    Yep me too, I've never understood the appeal.

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  • RobTheBuilder 7 May 2013 13:39:11 6,521 posts
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    @Blerk the love of dizzy is (based on my experience) the most overrated blind nostalgia I have ever come across.

    Treasure Island dizzy was horrible to control, cheap and impossible to complete without cheating. Apart from a memorable character everything about dizzy was best left in the 1980's

    The mega man games are varied in quality, but the best ones are excellent.

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 13:39:51 07-05-2013
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 7 May 2013 13:44:19 38,176 posts
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    I wasn't keen on Dizzy 1 and Treasure Island, but I remember liking Magic Land Dizzy and Prince Of The Yolk Folk.

    The spin off games like Bubble Dizzy, Dizzy Down The Rapids and Dizzy Panic can eff off though.

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  • spindle9988 7 May 2013 13:45:07 3,590 posts
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    What is the best one? Ive always thought about getting number 9 on XBLA
  • Deleted user 7 May 2013 13:52:03
    I recommend you buy this one - Mega Man X5.
    This definitely isnt my auction and I definitely didnt get it from a car boot sale for 2.


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MEGA-MAN-X5-for-Playstation-PS1-Megaman-/200919884164?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item2ec7c22184#ht_189wt_958
  • Raiko101 7 May 2013 13:52:43 6,306 posts
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    Popular opinion suggests Mega Man 2, 3 and 9 are the best in the original series.

    Edit - I've only just recently got around to playing these games, thanks to the 3DS Virtual Console. I've only played the first Gameboy game and NES game, but they're quite good. I can see why nobody here cared about them at the time though.

    Edited by Raiko101 at 13:54:27 07-05-2013

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  • nickthegun 7 May 2013 13:59:53 59,922 posts
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    Megaman 2 is actually a good place to start. You get get it on the iPhone for 69p and its had a slight rejig so it isnt so crushingly unfair. Its actually a very good port.

    For anyone who doesnt know, you start a megaman game with a simple pew pew laser and a choice of more or less all the levels, levels that are guarded by a boss robot.

    Its then trial and error to find a boss that you can kill with your shitty little pop-gun. Then when you kill that boss, you take on his powers and then you have to work out which boss those powers kill and so on and so forth.

    Its like a massive game of rockman, scissors, paper.

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  • spindle9988 7 May 2013 14:19:44 3,590 posts
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    Cool, thanks guys
  • Psiloc 7 May 2013 18:30:36 1,461 posts
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    Mega Man 2 is awesome. Play it with the NES Advantage though (remember when turbo was useful?).
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