DOS - 1990
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
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 0 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.
Jendrej 2016-03-09 0 point
@DelRio1991: Japan IS in Asia.
This game is bad. And it doesn't even have music.
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...
SPOILER ALERT: IT DOESN'T
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*
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.
Pipko411 2013-05-04 -1 point DOS version
This Is The PC (aka DOS) Version. The NES Version Released BEFORE This.
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