Mega Man 4 blasts onto Virtual Console

Nintendo Store Update: Capcom's Blue Bomber returns in 1992 action platformer; Bang Attack threatens WiiWare; Surviving High School adventures onto DSi.

Capcom revitalized its classic action platformer series in 2008 with the release of Mega Man 9, a game built in the 8-bit tradition for downloadable platforms. With Mega Man 10 following in that vein just last month, Capcom is offering gamers a look at the series' roots. Leading this week's Nintendo Store update is Mega Man 4 for the Virtual Console.

Originally released to North American audiences in 1992, Mega Man 4 sees the Blue Bomber combating nefarious robots built by Dr. Mikhail Cossack, a seemingly villainous cohort of Dr. Wily. The 500-Wii-point ($5) game's distinctive feature is Mega Man's ability to charge up the energy inside his arm cannon to unleash powerful blasts.

The years have been kind to Mega Man. Of course, he is a robot.

Elsewhere on Nintendo's console, gamers can pick up Bang Attack from Engine Software. The WiiWare release is available for 500 Wii points ($5) and sees players smashing fruit onscreen to clear it from a playfield. The puzzler challenges gamers to compete for high scores; they gain multipliers and other rewards for squashing fruit of the same type.

On DSiWare, Electronic Arts is offering Surviving High School for 800 DSi points ($8). The adventure game focuses on high school drama, involving football players, heartthrobs, part-time jobs, and pop quizzes. Nintendo also has a trio of new titles in its Game & Watch series: Donkey Kong Jr., Flagman, and Ball. Games in this series all cost 200 DSi points ($2). Lastly, Nnooo has released its correspondence-writing sim myPostcards for 200 DSi points ($2).

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31 comments
freema
freema

wasn't this infamous for being the hardest megaman game (it certainly was for me)? Hope the challenge will still be there and won't be one of those things that we perceive differently with age.

Dante200X
Dante200X

Ah, MM4. Good game indeed. The first one I played in fact. Then I played 5....and after that: eh, the series kinda went downhill until X1.

atopp399
atopp399

They need to start a VC for the DSi.

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Quite cheap in terms of cost I'd say !!!

slingshot_ylo
slingshot_ylo

IMO, this game has the best Final Boss Music in the series.

kbaily
kbaily

Hopefully the bring out the Megaman X games as well.

sickorange
sickorange

so this is big news for the younger gamers. i was a wee kid when i played this years ago

Pixel-Perfect
Pixel-Perfect

'bout time. I was expecting this before Megaman 10 to add to the hype. Anyways, a good day for the VC.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

This old game is so new to young gamers, but for me, its old news. Like decades old.

ItsEvolution
ItsEvolution

Amazon has every version of the anniversary collection for about $15...I don't know why everyone makes it sound like it's impossible to get.

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

FINALLY!!! I've been waiting for this for a long time!!

Tevi
Tevi

when i was in my thats i played on my nes until i got snes

Gargaglio5tatus
Gargaglio5tatus

megaman's awesome but i dont know why everyone's suddenly obsessed with the damn game, even though it's been out for years; it's like it's a new game to people

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

The whole classic megaman collection is on gamecube, but I guess virtual is cheaper to get it.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

@InsertWittyID Now you're just being sarcastic and trying to bait me. :roll:

InsertWittyID
InsertWittyID

@mariostar0001 No, I'm pretty sure that this is a new game.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

@InsertWittyID It's a Virtual Console release, meaning a game released on a past system. Mega Man 4 was from the NES.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@ InsertWittyID This isn't a retro revival like MM9 and MM10 were, where they made brand new games that just held the flavor of the past and retro gaming. This is just another old NES game making it's way to the Virtual Console.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

Mega Man 4 is the highlight, since Surviving High School sounds lame and the Game & Watch games are, once again, already available on the GBA/GBC. @Toysoldier34 That's what the passwords were for.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I liked the Mega Man X games better. Though the unforgiving difficulty always kept me away, I hate just losing all progress I spent the past hour making.

wiiowner121
wiiowner121

mega man anniversary collection and the x collections is one of the best things ive ever purchased anyone looking for it let me know.

InsertWittyID
InsertWittyID

It seems that Gamespot has it's facts mixed up. Considering that Mega Man 10 just came out, shouldn't this be Mega Man 11? Lawl!

metal_militia89
metal_militia89

Megaman Anni. Collection is the best. I've been hooked on the blue bomber for months now.

jeffokiecorry2
jeffokiecorry2

I really liked Mega Man 4, and to be REALLY honest... I miss the slide and the charge shot. I'm just sayin'... 3,4,5,and 6 are my favorites...but that's just me who was introduced to Mega Man at #3...

smallnote
smallnote

hmm...I'd rather buy the aaniversary collection, got mine at gamestop for $4.99

Bigbudd0045
Bigbudd0045

still hoping for a mega man x vc release....or maybe a new mega man x 16bit style game on wiiware, xbla and psn...

darkspineslayer
darkspineslayer

if you can find it, i think Megaman annivercery collection goes for about 15 dollars. thats about what i paied for my Xbox copy anyways

Zazabar11
Zazabar11

how much would a mega man anniversary go for nowadays?

lamprey263
lamprey263

it'd be nice if I could still get my hands on a Mega Man Anniversary Collection