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Mega Man Board Game Hits Kickstarter

Posted by Tim Latshaw

The Blue Bomber, Unplugged

How about we shift away from recent Mega Man-related Kickstarter madness, take a deep breath, and cleanse the palette with some other Mega Man-related Kickstarter news?

Back in July we reported on the intent of Jasco Games to develop a Mega Man tabletop game, trading in pixels for pieces. That game has now hit Kickstarter, and boy do those pieces look nice.

Jasco’s Kickstarter page touts the Mega Man board game as a love letter to the series, presenting it in a new format for tabletop enthusiasts. It accommodates 2-8 players, with one player per turn taking the Mega Man role through stages while the others play as the baddies and try to impede his or her progress. Make it to the end of a stage and players go against each other in a “boss battle” for the Robot Master’s power and trophy. The first to beat enough masters, make it to Wily and defeat him wins the game.

The game will be fully licensed and looks to contain some beautiful models, although Jasco notes that all artwork and images still need to be finalized with Capcom. A bevy of stretch goals to upgrade the full package have been included, with the current $500,000 top goal being fully colourized models. If that’s not reached, you’ll have to break out the paint yourself like any other hobbyist.

Does this tabletop Mega Man experience pique your interest?

[via kickstarter.com]

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User Comments (19)

Late

#1

Late said:

Ships within the US only... Would've supported otherwise.

Volmun

#3

Volmun said:

Seems interesting but.. itl probbly be shut down and/or not get releced out side the US 8/
Honestly id just keep the figers out on display

whitespy12

#7

whitespy12 said:

Considering this is officially licensed from Capcom, I see no reason for it to get shut down.

Warruz

#11

Warruz said:

Really should not be supporting this, the fact that this is officially licensed by Capcom at least to me feels like abusing the system or at least killing the point of Kickstarter.

Tasuki

#12

Tasuki said:

WOw Capcom has me confused. They will endorse this product but go after the Ghost and Goblins kickstart project?

Make up your mind Capcom.

whitespy12

#15

whitespy12 said:

@Tasuki The makers of this game secured the licensing BEFORE launching on Kickstarter. The makers of the proposed Ghosts n'Goblins game hadn't, and tried using the Kickstarter as leverage to secure it. Unfortunately for them, Capcom wasn't having it. And understandably so. Publicly seeking funds for something you have no right to isn't exactly a good way to build a corporate relationship.

SuperMalleo

#16

SuperMalleo said:

I bet nobody here knows about 1 particular Mega Man board game that came out for the Famicom.........

Adam

#17

Adam said:

The fact that they have lots of great pictures of miniatures and next to zero information on how the game plays makes me expect very little here. If I were into painting, I would be interested for the figures alone, though.

I'm not sure if Jasco has made board games before. I only know of their work on UFS, which they bought and didn't design from scratch, so I'm not sure what kind of designers they have there.

Really curious as to how this is going to work, but not near curious enough to back.

bluecat

#18

bluecat said:

@Warruz Why not? DMP was able to publish English releases of several Tezuka manga because of Kickstarter. It wouldn't have been possible otherwise.

The game looks nice, but I'll check it out again once it hits retail. Hoping it has some reviews then and a lower MSRP.

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