After five NES entries with a sixth one looming, plus five Game Boy spin-offs, players were understandably getting tired of the classic Mega Man formula. The first Mega Man developed for the Super Nintendo, Mega Man X, was the much-needed refresh that evolved the franchise. It retained the core of what made its predecessors so addictive while introducing an entirely new cast, faster gameplay, an upgrade system, edgier music, sleeker graphics, deadlier enemies, and much more. In short, it was just plain cool.
Capcom set out to revive the series and succeeded. To this day, Mega Man X remains not only one of the best Mega Man games (if not the best) but also one of the best action platformers ever made. You don't have to be a Blue Bomber diehard to agree with that sentiment.
Remaking a game that was so golden to begin with requires a careful preservation of everything that made the original so beloved. When it came to remaking Mega Man X on iOS, Capcom failed big time.... read more