Mega Man 9 review video

Mega Man 9  boxartThe story of Mega Man 9 begins in the year 200X, as the advanced science of the era has created industrial robots that co-exist with humans. However, an evil genius, Dr. Wily, plots for world domination and creates his own robot army to take over mankind. Luckily for humanity, Dr. Light outfits one of his domestic robots “Rock” to fight Dr. Wily’s creations. Mega Man is born.

Set after the events of Mega Man 8, multiple riots have sprung up all over the world. Whilst many people suspect that this is another plot from Dr. Wily, Dr. Light is stunned to recognize that some of the robots rioting on the TV screen are his own creations. Even more stunning, Dr. Wily appears on television to proclaim that Dr. Light is the evil mastermind behind these latest catastrophic incidents and it’s up to Mega Man to clear his creator’s name!

Capcom’s Blue Bomber is back, and in all his NES 8-bit glory. Watch this Mega Man 9 video review.

The main Mega Man 9 features are:
* Fun and addictive Mega Man graphics and gameplay focused around defeating bosses and acquiring a diverse arsenal of weapons.
* Over a dozen challenging levels to tackle.
* Over 50 new enemy and bosses to battle.
* Character designs directed by Keiji Inafune, the original character designer of Mega Man.
* Online leaderboard ranking system, track your score and time with other Mega Man players.

To quote the IGN video review: “Mega Man 9 is exactly what hardcore gamers were hoping it would be, as Capcom has come out of the gate with a game that’s full of nostalgia and fan service, but also one that truly does rival the best in the franchise’s 8-bit roots. If you look at this game as a time warp into the NES era, it’s one of the top titles out there, as it’s hard as hell, somehow fresh in design (even though there have been well over 100 Mega Man games in 15 years), and simply a blast to rip through. If you weigh this one against other download titles out there though, the game will of course fall short in the graphical department (maybe the only game out there where a low graphics score is a compliment? ), the lack of innovation overall, or a lot of the modes or options you’d expect to get for your money. With that being said, Capcom did go the extra mile with online rankings, downloadable content, and a few extra areas to check out (time trials could last players a long, long time), and it makes Mega Man 9 a no-brainer download if you’ve got $10 to spare across any console.”

Presentation — 7.0
Graphics — 3.0
Sound — 8.5
Gameplay — 9.0
Lasting Appeal — 8.5
Overall — 8.6