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Maverick Hunter

More renders released for that canceled gritty Mega Man reboot


Remember that?
Apr 27
// Chris Carter
Back in 2013 we learned of a canceled gritty Mega Man X reboot titled "Maverick Hunter." Fans were split on the concept, but ultimately I saw it as a fresh new take compared to what Capcom had been doing with the franchise la...
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Mega Man

I hope you guys voted for Mega Man & Bass for the Mega Man May poll


You can also vote for Battle Network and Mega Man Zero
Apr 21
// Chris Carter
Last year, to my delight, Capcom hosted a "Mega Man May" event in conjunction with Nintendo, bringing more welcome Blue Bomber Virtual Console releases. This year the event returns, with Mega Man & Bass, Mega Man Battle N...
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Mega Man

Wizard World Comic Con will have a custom Mega Man amiibo as its prize


Damn right it's Mega Man
Apr 21
// Chris Carter
Heading to the Wizard World Comic Con on April 25 in Las Vegas? You'll be able to buy into a Super Smash Bros. tournament to compete for glory and the grand prize -- a custom Mega Man amiibo from famed artist Evilos. The...

Experience Points .10: Mega Man Legends

Apr 11 // Ben Davis
We're the Bonnes! We're pirates! I often find that my favorite villains are the comical ones who are prone to failure. They get in the hero's way, but they never seem to pose much of an actual threat. I almost wish I could help them out sometimes, or lose once just to make them feel better about themselves. The Bonne family from Mega Man Legends is a perfect example of this. They are pirates who fly around to various islands to steal money and treasure, yet they're consistently left penniless. Despite their lack of funds, however, they're still able to build a bunch of cool, powerful mechs somehow. The family consists of Tron, her older brother Teisel, her baby brother Bon, and a group of accident-prone minions called Servbots. And I love them all. Tron Bonne is probably one of the most likable villains you'll ever meet. She can be scary when she needs to be, and she's a terrific leader, but she definitely has a soft side. Before realizing that she's the bad guy, Mega Man saves Tron from being chased by an angry dog, and she starts crushing hard. This becomes pretty awkward once she finds out that Mega Man is the one who's responsible for disrupting their plans, as she's suddenly torn between her feelings for Mega Man and her plans to ransack the town. I always secretly hoped they'd end up together... Her brothers are pretty great too. Teisel looks really scary with his weird red eyes and spiky grey hair. He acts tough, but he's kind of a goofball. He also has by far the best maniacal laughter that I've ever heard. Bon, despite being the baby of the family, is actually the largest in size. He appears to be just a head attached to a mech suit, and the only thing he has learned to say is "babuu!" He's adorable, but he's also a force to be reckoned with. And then there's the Servbots. They are just the best! They're these cute little robots with yellow heads and blue bodies who are essentially the mascots of the Mega Man Legends games. They dutifully obey the Bonnes' orders, but they're quite weak unless they're piloting a mech. Mega Man can easily kick them around, sending them crying back to Tron in the hopes that she'll forgive their failure. The Servbots are just so adorable, though, that I honestly feel pretty bad about beating them up. It's okay, little guys! You'll get 'em next time! The Bonnes and the Servbots are by far the best things to come out of Mega Man Legends. It's no wonder Tron and her family got their very own spin-off title! Kick the can The most memorable parts of Mega Man Legends were often the little things. There were so many random, silly things Mega Man could do on Kattelox Island, which made me want to experiment and explore as much as possible. Street lamps could be climbed for no reason, it was possible to hitch rides on top of cars, vending machines could be kicked to dispense free sodas (or explode... oops). Almost everything could be interacted with in some way. The first thing to make me realize this was the solitary empty can lying on the ground in the middle of Apple Market. It's such an insignificant thing, just a piece of trash littering the area. But for some reason, it stuck out like a sore thumb and I had to investigate it. The only way to interact with the can was to kick it, sending it flying through the market with a satisfying metallic clink. I ended up kicking that thing up and down the market, just wasting time, wondering if I could hit people with it or get it to land in a trash can or in one of the stores. And then I managed to kick it behind the counter of the Jetlag Bakery. "Nice shot! Keep our streets clean! Put trash in its proper place!" That message made me laugh pretty hard. So I guess the bakery is the proper place for trash in this town? Not the trash cans lining the market, but the bakery. It also rewards Mega Man with 1000 zenny per can, so I spent even more time trying to earn money by kicking trash into the bakery. The poor baker probably hated me, I'm sure. Sorry, lady! The ancient robotic ruins The bulk of Mega Man Legends' gameplay takes place underground in areas known as ruins, since Mega Man Volnutt happens to be a professional digger. While some of the ruins are proper dungeons necessary for beating the game, there's also a huge network of optional sub-ruins that Mega Man could explore at his leisure. Underground, he can find treasure, materials for making new weapons, relics to donate to the museum, and other neat stuff. The sub-ruins are accessed through various locations on the island. Most of them are interconnected, but certain areas require specific abilities to reach, making it feel sort of like a Metroid-esque side quest. The ruins are also home to some really cool-looking enemies called Reaverbots. The Reaverbots come in all shapes and sizes with all sorts of abilities, but they each share a distinct aesthetic, with skeletal, robotic bodies usually accentuated by a characteristic red eye. I think they're some of the best designed enemies in the Mega Man franchise, and they really help to make the Legends games stand out visually from the rest. The sub-ruins were by far my favorite location in the game. I loved spending time underground, exploring every nook and cranny and fighting off all the Reaverbots in search of treasure and artifacts. The ruins are massive, with lots of hidden paths and dangerous enemies, so exploring them fully was no easy task. I've always had a penchant for archaeology and spelunking, so going on digs in Mega Man Legends always filled me with excitement. Would you like Stripe Fries with that? Mega Man Legends is full of fun side quests to occupy Mega Man's time between missions. Some of these quests involve preventing bombs from going off Downtown, finding a man's lost money, renovating a gang's secret hideout, donating artifacts to the local museum, helping a sick girl at the hospital, and more. There's actually an extra hidden location which players can only access after completing a certain side quest. At one point in the game, Mega Man can catch a news report about a bank robbery in progress. Heading to the Downtown area after the report, he can help the cops chase down the bank robbers, who turn out to be Servbots. After blowing up the truck and chasing off the Servbots, Mega Man will obtain a trunk of stolen money. Upon returning the trunk of money to the police inspector, a new restaurant will eventually open up Downtown called Stripe Burger. It's a burger joint which is run by Servbots! As it turns out, the Servbots weren't actually robbing the bank. They were just borrowing money in order to open up their new restaurant, and were mistaken for robbers by the cops. It seems the police force of Kattelox Island is guilty of racial profiling. For shame, officers! There's not really anything special to do or find in Stripe Burger, but I always enjoy giving the place a visit anyway. It makes me happy to see the Servbots living out their dreams, letting go of a life of crime and instead choosing to serve delicious burgers to the people of Kattelox with smiles on their faces. Those little guys definitely deserved a break, so it's nice to see things turn out so well for them. Dancing with Data The Servbots aren't the only cute characters in Mega Man Legends. There's also an adorable little mechanical monkey named Data, who is a companion to Mega Man. Data doesn't get much of a spotlight in the story, at least until the end of the game, but he's always there to help Mega Man when he needs it. Data is essentially the game's save point. Whenever Mega Man needs to save, all he has to do is find Data around town, in the support car, or on the Flutter and speak to him. He usually follows Mega Man around, so he's not hard to find. He'll also offer helpful tips in case Mega Man is lost or doesn't know what to do next. I like to think of Data as moral support. He's always doing this happy little monkey dance with a big smile on his face, no matter how dire the current situation might be. It's so comforting to see him there, dancing his butt off, right before I have to fight a difficult boss. It's like he's cheering me on. Thanks for the morale boost, Data! The Fast and the Furious: Kattelox Drift The coolest Mega Man upgrade has got to be the jet skates! Crafted out of a rollerboard and some old hoverjets, the jet skates allow Mega Man to zoom around the ground quickly and effortlessly, without even lifting his feet. They're basically like those weird roller shoes that have wheels tucked away underneath, only Mega Man doesn't look like an idiot wearing them because he's a robot (I'm probably just jealous of those kids that had roller shoes because I was never allowed to have them myself). There's even a mini-game which revolves entirely around the jet skates, which has Mega Man racing around town on a set course, trying to beat the time limits. It's a good way to earn money and perfect Mega Man's sweet skating skills. Gotta get those sick drifts down or he'll never reach the finish line in time! Man, I wish I had a pair of jet skates... Mega Man vs. the Theodore Bruno There are a few boss fights that immediately come to mind when thinking about Mega Man Legends. There's the Gesellschaft with its awesome music, Mega Man Juno with his classical theme, and Bon Bonne because, well, he's a badass baby! My favorite boss by far, though, is the Theodore Bruno. Mega Man finds the Bruno in Old City, a vacated area of Kattelox Island which is only inhabited by vicious, stray dogs. Upon entering a large warehouse, Mega Man unexpectedly runs into Tron Bonne, who he thought might have been killed after the Gesellschaft explosion. In a funny and heartwarming moment, Mega Man interrupts the Bonnes' pizza party to express his relief that Tron is still alive. Awww, he cares about her! Turns out the Bonnes had been hiding out in Old City ever since their last fight, and Tron had been hard at work building her masterpiece, the Theodore Bruno. This is their last attempt to show Mega Man they mean business, and it sure is an epic battle. The Bruno is so huge that it can easily decimate the warehouses and other buildings in the area, reducing them to rubble and depleting Mega Man's potential hiding spots, all while firing a barrage of bombs, missiles, and energy blasts. It can be tough dodging the projectiles, ducking behind buildings, and waiting for the perfect opportunity to return fire, but Mega Man will eventually emerge victorious, of course. Afterwards, Teisel finally admits defeat and promises to leave Mega Man and the island alone. Tron seems sad about this, wondering if she'll ever see Mega Man again (awww, she cares about him too!). But as they're walking away, Teisel whispers his new plan to her: they'll just wait until Mega Man finds the treasure himself, and then steal it from him instead. Brilliant! Past Experience Points .01: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.02: Shadow of the Colossus.03: EarthBound.04: Catherine.05: Demon's Souls.06: No More Heroes.07: Paper Mario.08: Persona 4.09: Final Fantasy IX
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Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...

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Maverick Hunter X

Watch Mega Man Maverick Hunter X's 'The Day of Sigma' OVA in HD


The PSP source was of a much lower quality
Apr 06
// Chris Carter
Back in 2005, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X hit the PSP with a pretty awesome OVA titled "The Day of Sigma." The main problem is that it was previously only available on the UMD itself, with a 480x272 level of video qualit...
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Mega Man Battle Network

That Mega Man Battle Network fan game looks like it's coming along nicely


Visually it's rough, but the gameplay seems to be there
Mar 30
// Chris Carter
Team MMBN3D has shown off the newest bit of footage from its upcoming fan game, Mega Man Battle Network 3D, and it's all coming together quite nicely. Although the visual style is a bit on the rough side, the gameplay s...
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Mega Man and Zero

These Mega Man and Zero iPhone 6 cases are sexy as all hell, are also $100


lol
Mar 26
// Chris Carter
Mega Man and Zero smartphone cases from Japan? I'm in! Wait what was that pricepoint? 12,000 Yen (roughly $100)? Wait a minute. I can still look at them, right? These sexy but expensive cases are being crafted by GILDdesign, ...
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Rockman Gigamix

Rockman Gigamix will get a reprint next month in Japan


Megamix was reprinted too
Mar 19
// Chris Carter
Earlier this year we reported that the Rockman Megamix manga series would be getting a reprint in Japan. Now, creator Hitoshi Ariga has moved on to the subsequent Gigamix series, and has also confirmed a reprint for April.&nb...
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Mega Man Unlimited

Mega Man Unlimited gets super tough Omega bosses and more


I just checked, and yes, this game is still money
Mar 12
// Tony Ponce
Your eyes do not deceive! Tony Ponce is writing about Mega Man on the front page! I want to talk today about Mega Man Unlimited, the fan game I reviewed nearly two years ago that made me cry manly tears. You remember that tas...
Rockman Xover photo
Rockman Xover

Rockman Xover will be shut down at the end of this month


Mega Man was dead, risen on mobile, will he rise again?
Mar 03
// Chris Carter
Have you experienced the trainwreck that is Rockman Xover yet? The free mobile game may not be available in the west, but it's still the only surviving and active Mega Man game -- that is, until the end of this mont...
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Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

Azure Striker Gunvolt sequel is coming, says Inti Creates


Lightning strikes twice
Mar 02
// Chris Carter
[Update: Famitsu has a quick look at a new character in the sequel. I hope it's Gunvolt in new duds.] Azure Striker Gunvolt was a fantastic platformer, and thankfully, the series isn't done yet. Inti Creates has con...
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Sega/Capcom crossover

Sega-Capcom crossover comic 'Worlds Unite' features characters we haven't seen in years


Got the world in my wingspan
Feb 26
// Jason Faulkner
Originally billed as another crossover of the Sonic and Mega Man universes in the vein of their Worlds Collide storyline, Archie Comics' upcoming Worlds Unite crossover is shaping up to be so much more. Not only will Sonic an...
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Archie

Archie's Mega Man and Sonic 'Worlds Unite' crossover will be bigger than we thought


More characters
Feb 24
// Chris Carter
[Update: we now have the full image available in the gallery below.] This year, Sega and Capcom will join forces yet again in a Mega Man meets Sonic Archie comic crossover. This time is billed as 'Worlds Unite,' which wi...
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Spark Mandrill

Mega Man X's Spark Mandrill theme on eight floppy drives sounds awesome


I'm mesmerized by this channel
Feb 24
// Chris Carter
If you haven't visited MrSolidSnake745's YouTube channel before, he basically recreates various iconic songs by way of floppy drives -- it's just what he does, and he does it well. Just yesterday he posted one of my personal...
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Mega Man Board game

It looks like the Mega Man board game is nearly done


Final approvals from Capcom
Feb 23
// Chris Carter
It sure looks like a lot of work to create a licensed board game. After its announcement and Kickstarter campaign in July of 2013, the creators of the Mega Man Board Game are nearly finished, barring some final approvals from...
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D-Arts

D-Arts' Mega Man Zero Type 2 figure is getting re-released


Just in case you missed it
Feb 12
// Chris Carter
D-Arts makes some of the best figures on the market, and its Mega Man line is particularly great. I love how they look with my collection, and they're the perfect balance between price and quality. If you missed out on the "T...
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Rockman & Forte

Rockman & Forte is coming to the Wii U in GBA form


This month
Feb 10
// Chris Carter
Mega Man & Bass, known as Rockman & Forte in Japan, is my favorite Mega Man game. It originally debuted on the SNES, but was later converted to the Game Boy Advance -- it's the latter version that will be coming to th...
Mega Man amiibo photo
Mega Man amiibo

It looks like the Mega Man amiibo might be delayed


Readers have obtained messages from Amazon
Feb 05
// Chris Carter
The Mega Man and Sonic amiibo are due on February 20, apart from the rest of Wave 3, but things aren't looking great for the Blue Bomber. Hundreds of users have reported delays for Mega Man by way of Amazon, myself included. ...
Mega Man X photo
Mega Man X

TruForce's Mega Man X toy Kickstarter gains another variant figure


A variant
Feb 03
// Chris Carter
TruForce is creating a rad Mega Man X figure, and the company is almost halfway to its $200,000 goal on Kickstarter. To help move things along a bit two new reward tiers have been added, including an exclusive color variant, ...
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Mega Man merch

These Mega Man keychains from Gashapon World are adorable


Even the Yellow Devil
Feb 02
// Chris Carter
Mega Man fans can't get enough merch. Why? Because they have no games to spend them on! Man, it still stings, Capcom -- sell the property to Nintendo and retain your merchandising rights already! Anyway, Gashapon World has de...
Mega Man photo
Mega Man

The Rockman Megamix manga is getting a reprint


Sweet!
Jan 30
// Chris Carter
If you're a Mega Man fan you owe it to yourself to check out the Rockman Megamix manga. There are a few volumes floating about in addition to the extended Gigamix series, and they feature some cool storylines compliments of H...
Mega Man card game photo
Mega Man card game

The Mega Man Universal Fighting System card game is getting new decks


'Rise of the Masters'
Jan 29
// Chris Carter
Mega Man Universal Fighting System is a neat officially licensed card game from Jasco. The presentation is great based on the tin box alone, and the actual mechanics are easy to pick up. If you're into the game you'll be able...
Mega Man photo
Mega Man

What's your favorite Mega Man weapon?


There's a lot of them
Jan 27
// Chris Carter
The other day a friend and I were discussing custom amiibo, and what we were going to do when Mega Man came out. The possibilities for painting him are endless, considering the fact that he has thousands of different weapon c...
Mega Man X photo
Mega Man X

TruForce Collectibles' Mega Man X figure heads to Kickstarter


Want it? Kickstart it
Jan 22
// Chris Carter
TrueForce Collectibles is crafting a new Mega Man X figure for your enjoyment. Like what you see? Then you probably want to back it on its brand new Kickstarter. To actually get the figure you'll need to pledge at least $80, ...
Mega Man photo
Mega Man

Third annual charity Mega Man-athon will be at MAGFest


You rock, Rockmen
Jan 21
// Chris Carter
The Half Empty E-Tank is running its third Mega Man-ahton event, which will take place at this year's main MAGFest convention. It's set for January 23 at 12:00PM EST, and will run for 72-hours as it raises money for Child's ...
Rockman Dystopia photo
Rockman Dystopia

Rockman Dystopia gets some sweet, sweet samples


Free samples are the best
Jan 15
// Chris Carter
e-Capcom has put up the latest samples for the upcoming album Rockman Dystopia, which is basically an electronic take on the Mega Man X series. If you love the X games and EDM, you'll want to check this out, as shor...
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Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9 developers show off a new highway-themed stage


No. 7
Jan 14
// Chris Carter
The developers of Mighty No. 9 have recently stated that the game is almost done, which is good news for the gameplay and not-so-great news for the uninspired art style. But the porting process has begun, and they're rea...
Mega Man photo
Mega Man

This custom bad box art Mega Man figure looks like Patrick Warburton


He probably would have been in a live-action '90s adaptation
Jan 09
// Chris Carter
Bad box art Mega Man is a legend. In addition to being featured in Street Fighter X Tekken among other accomplishments, my mom picked the original Mega Man out for me because of the cover art, and the rest is histor...
Rockman Go Go photo
Rockman Go Go

Rockman Go Go is a new Mega Man game...only for South Korea


Don't get your hopes up -- it's a mobile runner
Jan 08
// Chris Carter
Rockman Go Go is out this week, and it's a new Mega Man game. Kinda. Sorta. Most of you won't care about it. It's an officially licensed title released only in South Korea by a studio called Jenoi, and it hit the Androi...






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