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11:30 PM on 12.27.2011
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The Christmas surprises keep coming! We should count ourselves so lucky!

I've repeated this over and over -- I'm sure you're all quite tired of hearing my pissing and moaning by now -- but this has not been a good year for Mega Man. Just when we thought 2011 would end on a downer for little boy blue, indie developer King releases an unbelievably charming Mega Man clone called Rokko Chan, a Flash game in the vein of the 8-bit classics.

King does not disguise his wholesale copying of the Mega Man formula down to the tiniest dust mote. You have an ensemble of robot villains with "-Man" monikers, facsimiles of Mega Man stock enemies like Mets and Sniper Joes, an evil scientist with a skull motif, amazing chiptune music, disappearing blocks, E-Tanks, passwords, and even a list of achievements straight from Mega Man 9 and 10. Even the name of our star, Rokko Chan, sounds similar to how Mega Man's Japanese name is read (Rockman -> Rokku Man).

Nonetheless, this is a full-featured, free Flash game that honors the originals and adds a few twists of its own. Most obvious is that "little boy blue" is now a little girl; in addition, she can jump higher compared to her parallel dimension counterpart and can dash like X or Bass. Every now and then, something unexpected occurs, like rotating rooms straight out of Super Castlevania IV, vine swinging, and a boss battle against a robot tag team. The classic Mega Man challenge is all there, but there's a one-hit mode for those feeling extra masochistic.

My advice before giving the game a go? Use a controller with a program like joy2key. Playing this on a keyboard is a nightmare. Other than that, enjoy this wonderful holiday treat!

Rokko Chan [Ou no Soukutsu via IndieGames]

Rokko Chan is incredible Mega Man gaming goodness photo
Rokko Chan is incredible Mega Man gaming goodness photo
Rokko Chan is incredible Mega Man gaming goodness photo
Rokko Chan is incredible Mega Man gaming goodness photo
Rokko Chan is incredible Mega Man gaming goodness photo
Rokko Chan is incredible Mega Man gaming goodness photo
Rokko Chan is incredible Mega Man gaming goodness photo







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