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Mega Man

DOS - 1990

Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Anime / Manga, Arcade, Platform, Robot
Publisher Hi-Tech Expressions, Inc.
Developer Hi-Tech Expressions, Inc.
Perspective Side view
Dosbox support Fully supported on current version
3.86 / 5 - 87 votes

Description of Mega Man

Mega Man and Mega Man 3 are two first PC versions of CAPCOM's blockbuster Mega Man (Rockman in Asia) series of anime platform games. In one of their worst marketing mistakes, CAPCOM gave the task of converting its hit series to the PC to Hi-Tech Expressions, who botched the job quite badly with both games (for some curious reason, Mega Man 2 was never ported to the PC). Instead of creating faithful reproductions, Hi-Tech reduced the excellent anime characters that NES fans have come to know and love to laughable animated blobs -- with Mega Man himself looking like a broken-doll version of Commander Keen ... a cabbage patch doll gone awry, so to speak. The graphics are dull, and even the innovative gameplay that lets Mega Man transform himself into different robot types can't save these two Mega Man games from mediocrity.

Overall, good examples of how to botch a blockbuster console license. Fortunately, CAPCOM finally realized their mistake years later and decided to develop Mega Man X and its sequels in-house. Check those games out instead, and leave these two Hi-Tech creations alone unless you have a lot of time to kill ;)

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

VictorXPDE 2020-01-15 2 points

what is the fire button?

JCAGS 2020-01-03 2 points

The only good thing about this game is that it gave us one of the best AVGN episodes.

Pycur 2019-07-05 1 point

I found it lately, sorry for asking! It was even in the comments, but at first read I thought that was a name. The mentioned key is J as Jump.
However I found out some good news: DosBox let us remap the keyboard with CTRL+F1. In that table remap letter J to a most common gaming button, like Alt or CTRL with the ADD button, and save the map. However dosbox will save this map globally, but you can rename it and call it exclusively from the dosbox.conf file at the [SDL] setting:
Correct the value for your needs. :)
Thank you and sorry again!!

Pycur 2019-07-04 2 points

Can anyone tell me how to jump?
I can't find it on any key....

Buck 2.0 2019-04-14 0 point

I just want to give a huge thank you for the site.

This game was stolen from me years ago, among others and for giving back my childhood

j@yden 2019-02-18 0 point

it's okay but nowhere as good as the nes version.

underskyzx 2019-01-12 0 point

The game is TOO FAST is there a right value to put on cycles? I mean the most accurate to how the game was in terms of speed?

slickrcbd 2018-11-08 1 point

To the people complaining about a lack of music, you have to keep in mind the state of PC gaming hardware in the era. They were trying to reach a large target, and IBM AT or XT machines were still common. The game supported CGA graphics and only a basic PC speaker rather than an advanced sound card.

As for "J" being awkward, that is true, but if you actually read the manual there was a way to change the key bindings. I think it was a separate program or editing a text file, but I know it could be changed. I haven't played this in 25 years, but I had it back as a kid on the computer. I didn't own an NES as mom had gone on an anti-video game console kick during this time.

Aidsman 2018-02-25 -10 points

This game is aids and if you like it you have aids

[deleted] 2016-03-09 1 point

@DelRio1991: Japan IS in Asia.
This game is bad. And it doesn't even have music.

MY RATING 2015-11-29 3 points

this game is gr8 m8, i r8 it 8/8 no deb8 and no h8

Miyos 2.0 2015-06-04 0 point DOS version

This games kind of annoying when you start, 'cause the damned jump action is done by pressing J. Friggin' J. Whatever, but then you get sorta used to it. Then there's only 3 robot masters, but I actually think that's a bit of a plus, since the awkward jumping. Then some of the levels are just cheap! Like the start of Sonicman's stage and pretty much all of Voltman's. And the bosses are just the same thing, except different attacks and different weaknesses. They just jump around like complete doofuses until you stop their misery full of mindless jumping. Then you go to Wily's castle (or excuse me, WILEY's castle). and it's pretty easy. Then after that, you're treated to the very "meaningful", "emotional" ending that just gets you thinking if the events in the game were for good, or for bad...


Miyos 2.0 2015-06-04 1 point DOS version

I know that pretty much everybody hates this game, but I don't know why, but I actually kinda enjoyed it. *Braces self for flames to scorch me*

admin 2015-02-11 1 point DOS version

I uploaded a new version, can you try it please ?

Some Guy 2015-01-31 0 point DOS version

This may be a bad dump. The weapon get screen (when you beat a robot master) doesn't show up properly; all you see is the robot master's name. Downloaded a different dump and it showed the weapon get screen fine.

Sherbert T Cat 2014-07-05 -2 points DOS version

This was just awful.

Pipko411 2013-05-04 1 point DOS version

This Is The PC (aka DOS) Version. The NES Version Released BEFORE This.

Derpy 2013-03-17 1 point DOS version

Newsflash, Japan is in Asia.

DelRio1991 2012-07-24 -6 points DOS version

Megaman Was created in JAPAN not ASIA.

DarthKobold 2011-12-05 1 point DOS version

Money wasted in childhood becomes nostalgia years later :P

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