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Mega Man

Mega Man (NES) game cover art
Platform: NES
Genre: Action (Platformer)
Developer: Capcom
AKA: RockMan (JP)
Publisher
Region
Released
NA
12/??/1987
EU
12/13/1989
JP
12/17/1987

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Staff Reviews

Mega Man review

Reviewed June 20, 2013

Julian Titus says: "I don’t think that the first Mega Man game holds up as well as many of its sequels did, but it’s still a fun and challenging title."
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Reader Reviews

Mega Man review

Reviewed October 07, 2008

dagoss says: "Despite the popular notion that the Mega Man series never evolved (or became more “intelligently designed”) as it progressed, the series actually underwent many fundamental changes in its early NES installments. While the differences between the first Mega Man and Mega Man 6 are pretty blatant, even the refinement that took place between MM1 and MM2 or MM3 and MM4 cannot be overstated. Anyone that has played these games over and over (and over)..."
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Mega Man review

Reviewed January 15, 2004

icehawk says: "Mega Man has always been one of the stranger names in video gaming. Just about any Mega Man game that is released is bound to sell a lot of copies. Yet, you don't see a bunch of Mega Man fanboys out there, especially compared to Mario, and Square. Perhaps this is because Mega Man has never been particularly loyal to any system, or company. Mega Man currently has a game on the PS2, and the Gamecube. As well as tons on the GBA. Mega Man checked in for both the N64, and PS, and had games on the SNE..."
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Mega Man review

Reviewed September 10, 2011

JoeTheDestroyer says: "I relish fighting off a legion of floating animate flames or blasting shark-faced missiles out of the sky. I still get a giant kick riding the annoying moving platforms in Gutsman's stage. No matter how many f-bombs left my mouth when said platforms dropped me at key points, I still played."
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Mega Man review

Reviewed October 15, 2006

mariner says: "First in a legendary series, multiple great concepts, spawned some of the best action platformers ever, blah blah blah. Who cares? Yes, this is the first game in a series that is almost as synonymous with the NES as Mario and Zelda. Yes it may have been revolutionary in its time. But this is 2006, not 1987, and there are a grand total of six NES Mega Man games to choose from. And so how does this one stack up against the others? To be blunt, it doesn't. At all. "
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Mega Man review

Reviewed January 27, 2004

overdrive says: "In a world where we have been exposed to Spiderman, Superman, Batman, the X-Men and countless other superheroes, who would have guessed that the most famous videogaming hero would be none of the above? Or that he would not even have been recognized by the Justice League or any of pop culture's famous collections of do-gooders? "
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Mega Man review

Reviewed July 22, 2012

zippdementia says: "No one denies the innovations of the first game, but no one really gives it full credit, either. Here was a game which took difficult platforming and boss battles and gave players an out. Not the cheater’s out of Game Genie or even the passcode out of Contra. These were legitimate powers gained from beating the bosses, which made the levels easier, especially when the right power was applied to the right level. In my experience, it was the first platforming game to reward strategy."
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