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News: Mega Man 7 Storms onto North American Wii U eShop

Mega Man 7 Storms onto North American Wii U eShop

Tears fall for Europe

Nintendo has revealed via its current Treehouse live stream that the coveted Mega Man 7 is available right now on the North American Wii U eShop! The SNES classic joins over half a dozen other Mega Man games on the eShop. Thanks should be aimed towards Capcom for bulking out the Virtual Console so effectively. There's no...

Review: Mega Man X3 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Mega Man X3 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

A less than fitting farewell

In 1996, the Mega Man X series parted ways with Nintendo hardware. Mega Man X3 is how it ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper. The first Mega Man X game got things off to such a solid start that it was almost inevitable that a letdown would come sooner rather than later. After all, with so little room for improvement,...

Review: Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

The chips are bringing us down

Adding RPG elements to a beloved side-scrolling franchise may seem like a stroke of insanity, but Mega Man has enjoyed more than a few titles that play off this idea while still retaining the atmosphere and challenge of the core series. Even a certain red plumber has proved that the transition can pay off, fleshing out...

Review: Mega Man Battle Network (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Mega Man Battle Network (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Net neutrality

While the Mega Man series is mostly known for its action platformer instalments, in a move to perhaps appeal to more audiences Capcom decided to try pairing the Blue Bomber with some other genres, first in the form of Mega Man Legends, an action RPG, and then again with this title, Mega Man Battle Network. Released on Game Boy...

News: Mega Man Soundtrack Volumes 1-10 Announced for the West

Mega Man Soundtrack Volumes 1-10 Announced for the West

Not a Japanese exclusive anymore

Capcom and Sumthing Else Music Works have announced the release of Mega Man Soundtracks in ten delicious volumes. The first four volumes are already available, and the subsequent six will be released at the rate of two per month. The classic chiptune tracks have been heralded as some of the best in the business, so...

Review: Mega Man 6 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mega Man 6 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Let battle commence. Awooga!

Arriving on the same day as Mega Man 5 on the Wii U Virtual Console, Capcom has decided to grace us with the final NES entry to wrap up that era of the franchise. Released in 1993, when the SNES was already out and Mega Man X was on the verge of release, Capcom just couldn't let itself say goodbye to the NES and made one...

Review: Mega Man 5 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mega Man 5 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Proto Man problems

Over a year ago, the first four Mega Man games were released on Wii U Virtual Console in quick succession. We don't know exactly what took so long for the remainder, but the fifth entry is finally here. As you might expect, Mega Man 5 is quite similar to the four games before it; eight new Robot Masters have appeared, and it's up...

Review: Mega Man Xtreme 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

Mega Man Xtreme 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

An Xtreme Improvement

Mega Man Xtreme left us feeling a bit underwhelmed. While its intentions were certainly good, the execution was lacking and the experience felt like a far clunkier retread of levels we've already played before, rather than much of a game in its own right. However it's worth noting that the game was originally released for the...

News: Slew of Capcom Titles Announced for North American and European Virtual Consoles

Slew of Capcom Titles Announced for North American and European Virtual Consoles

Including Demon's Crest and loads of Mega Man

Capcom lifted the floodgates on its Virtual Console lineup through its Unity blog today, announcing 18 retro titles on their way to North America and/or Europe by the end of the year. A few titles anticipated for later release were also revealed. Mega Man makes up the metal bulk of the coming games...

Review: Mega Man V (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Mega Man V (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

There's a Stardroid waiting in the sky

The handheld Mega Man games, up until now, have been remixed mashups of two NES titles each. Some of them hewed more or less closely to the source material, while others were emboldened to evolve the original ideas is exciting new directions. Mega Man V, however, throws the very concept of "source material"...

Video: Capcom's Mega May Spotlight Shows Off The 3DS Virtual Console Mega Man Releases

Capcom's Mega May Spotlight Shows Off The 3DS Virtual Console Mega Man Releases

See what's on offer

If you happen to be a Mega Man fan with a 3DS in North America, then May has potentially been your favourite gaming month in some time. Capcom has been running its Mega May event, which has basically meant releasing the various Game Boy series entries to the Virtual Console, with a couple of Game Boy Color titles thrown in. It's...

Review: Mega Man IV (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Mega Man IV (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Great things in small packages

With one exception, which is also making its way to the 3DS Virtual Console, all of the Game Boy Mega Man games take two of the NES titles and rework them a bit. Some old faces in new places, so to speak. A sprinkling of unique bosses and weapons help to carve out identities for these portable experiences but, by and...

Review: Mega Man III (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Mega Man III (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Third time's the charm

After the fun but flawed Dr. Wily's Revenge and the almost thoroughly disappointing Mega Man II on Game Boy, Capcom made a serious and substantial course correction. The result is Mega Man III, and we couldn't be happier about that. Retaining the template from Dr. Wily's Revenge (two sets of Robot Masters, a new Mega Man...

Review: Mega Man II (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Mega Man II (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Get equipped with tarnished legacy

Ask any fan of the Blue Bomber to name their favourite game in the series and the odds are good that they will say either Mega Man 2 or Mega Man 3. That's to be expected, though; both of those games are among the best on the NES, a system that had no shortage of great platformers and action games. What's less...

News: Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Scream bloody murder

Next week's Japanese Wii U Virtual Console titles have been confirmed, and fans of Konami and Capcom should be pretty pleased with what's on offer. Arguably the most notable release is Castlevania: Dracula X (known as Akumajou Dracula XX in Japan and Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss in Europe), the SNES port of the PC Engine classic...

News: Australian Classifications Out Western Releases For Mighty Final Fight And Mega Man Xtreme

Australian Classifications Out Western Releases For Mighty Final Fight And Mega Man Xtreme

More vintage classics coming to the 3DS Virtual Console

New ratings from the Australian Classification Board have revealed that Capcom's Mighty Final Fight and Mega Man Xtreme are both bound for the west. The former was originally launched on the NES back in 1993. It takes the basic gameplay of the original Final Figh

News: Six Portable Mega Man Games, Including Mega Man Xtreme and its Sequel, Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Six Portable Mega Man Games, Including Mega Man Xtreme and its Sequel, Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Now that's Mega

How many times will we all buy old Mega Man games? Over and over again, judging by Capcom's actions, as it's lining up even more retro Blue Bomber adventures for Nintendo hardware; this time around the 3DS Virtual Console's getting the fun, adding to Game Boy title Mega Man: Dr Wily's Revenge and various NES entries that have already...