Megaman (NES) Review

Megaman is a fun but hard side scroller. It stars a person in a blue robot type suit who acquires new weapons from the bosses he defeats.

Like a few other games you can choose in which order you want to play each of its different seven stages. Each stage is based on a boss character, so Iceman stage will have ice and snow etc. There is Fireman, Iceman, Bombman, Gutsman, Cutman, and Elecman stages. The names in Megaman are always lame but I guess that’s the point. I remember Megaman actually being called Rockman some where but I might be imaging that. The stages are well designed with different enemies and enviroments depending on which one you have selected.

You only start with a basic gun but you can find better ones later on. You can always switch between weapons which means different strategies can be adopted but usually they are designed for certain situations. The ability to be able to shoot while on ladders is nice which some games forget to add.

Mega Man’s graphics are still pretty good. They are maybe a bit simple in places but they are all easy on the eyes and clean. The music is well done and different for each stage.

Overall Megaman is still a good as its ever been. It’s where the series started and the fact that Capcom have made two new Megaman games recently in the same 8 bit style shows that its aged well. My only complaint will be is that it can be hard which makes it frustrating and therefore not that fun all the time. I like my games to be fun, not easy but a with good learning curve. Like a lot of old games they dump you in the deep end before you can swim.

Worth playing now if you want a challenge or to see the grand dad of Megaman. Also the game has unlimited continues which is handy.

Rating: B