The 2.5 co-op Mega Man fan game goes beta

Another day, another cool free Mega Man game

I was just playing Mega Man 10 the other day, and it’s even better than I remembered. That Wily Castle really knows how to bring it all together. Still, I can see why many were disappointed with how “same-y” it felt at release. They saw Mega Man and Proto Man together and assumed we’d get co-op. They thought wrong. They saw the exact same “retro” art direction from Mega Man 9, and it didn’t feel retro anymore. Instead, it felt uninspired. Why couldn’t have Capcom given us something a little more new while reveling in looking old?

As seems to be the way of things these days, the fans have stepped up where Capcom has fallen. The long-awaited Mega Man 2.5D finally has a Beta, using themes and characters from Mega Man 3‘s Shadow Man stage for a co-op only, Super Paper Mario-inspired, Mega Man extravaganza. A single player Beta is promised for the near future, so check the official site for updates. There’s also a poll to determine what character we get next. Vote Wood Man if you know what’s good for you.

Mega Man 2.5D [Peter Sjostrand]

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes