Every once and a while, people take a crack at Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 by saying they look like "fan-made projects". Thing is, that's not the most effective insult. Technically speaking, Cave Story is a "fan-made project", but it's still pretty damn awesome.
So is this NES/Famicom-style recreation of Mega Man 8, which you can download (at your own risk) right here. I haven't finished it yet, but after sampling a few levels, I can say I'm enjoying it more than the game it's based on. I like the "real" Mega Man 8 too, but in many ways, it's a Mega Man game in name only. Not so with this remake. As you'd expect, it looks, plays, sounds, and feels like Mega Man 1-6, 9, and 10, which for Mega Man purists like myself, makes for a more "legit" experience.
This is actually the second time we've seen this happen; Mega Man 7 got the same treatment a few years back. I hope Capcom snatches these up and throws them on XBLA/PSN/WiiWare. The worst that could happen is that they'd make "a lot" of money, as apposed to "a hella lot" of money. That wouldn't be so bad, would it Capcom?
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