For Everlasting Peace! A Mega Man Introspective

GameSpot's Jonathan Toyad explores in-depth on why Capcom's flagship franchise is still cherished by fans and gamers. Happy 25th birthday, Blue Bomber!

181 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for Zophar87
Zophar87

4344

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

The Mega Man series in particular is a franchise I hold extremely close to my heart. Growing up in post-Soviet Union Russia made it really difficult to game back in those days. Luckily I was about to import those games and since they weren't dialogue-heavy games, I was able to play and enjoy them.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Moneyddragon
Moneyddragon

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Mega Man FPS gooooo lol

Upvote • 
Avatar image for uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

1330

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 22

User Lists: 0

love mega man.... especially mega man X

5 • 
Avatar image for RaphaeI
RaphaeI

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Outstanding video Mr. Toyad !

Excellent piece of work, I liked all the information and how it was delivered, an example in video game journalism. Let me congratulate you - Gamespot took an awesome decition in having among their ranks.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for mr_toffee
mr_toffee

120

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@RaphaeI Thanks Raphael. That means a lot! :) I'll hopefully do more retrospectives on old games/franchises in 2013 and beyond.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Sungod1984
Sungod1984

26

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

The X series was so near a dear to me it really is a shame Capcom hates everyone outside Japan.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

41098

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 56

User Lists: 0

I remember the year I got Mega Man as a Christmas gift. Really loved that game. Shame Capcom has pretty much taken a dump on the franchise.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

153

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

[5:11] proves that this guy is F&*king insane. The Mega Man 1994 animated series was absolutely awesome. I still hum the theme song now and again.

"Na na na naaaa,

Super Fighting Robot,

Na na na naaaa,

MEGA MAN!..."

I especially loved the episode Mega man turns evil.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for MegamanX2011
MegamanX2011

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 6

User Lists: 0

I'm awesome.

6 • 
Avatar image for mr_toffee
mr_toffee

120

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@MegamanX2011 Yes you are :)

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Locometalas
Locometalas

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Meagaman was and always will be one of the best games ever

2 • 
Avatar image for jark888
jark888

78

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Locometalas It's among one of Capcom greatest games(Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Megaman).

2 • 
Avatar image for Locometalas
Locometalas

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@jark888 yes :)

Upvote • 
Avatar image for King9999
King9999

11837

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 44

User Lists: 0

I fired up Mega Man Powered Up the other day after 6 years, and to my surprise, people are still making levels for it. It's a testament to how great the game is, and IMO, proof that Mega Man Universe would've done well had they not canceled it.

2 • 
Avatar image for dracoblues
dracoblues

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@King9999 I totally agree with you! I'm still hoping for a Megaman Power Up 2 or the Mega Universe T___T

Upvote • 
Avatar image for jark888
jark888

78

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@HipHopBeats That'd be really interesting.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for jark888
jark888

78

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Awesome reminiscent video. I'm really appreciated for making this. It's one of the biggest games I've grown up with. I played the very first one over 2 decades ago.

2 • 
Avatar image for squall_83
squall_83

820

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

I don't know about you guys, but I could really go for a revival of the X series. Make a Megaman X9 in the style of the first three in the X series. Give it HD 2D graphics, kinda like the new Rayman, and drop that Axel turd. Then we're good to go.

3 • 
Avatar image for Model_M
Model_M

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@squall_83 You say you want X9 to be like the first 3 snes X games, then you say it should have HD graphics. wut.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Marscaleb
Marscaleb

103

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@squall_83 Drop Axel AND Alia.And NEVER have some character try to explain to you how collecting and using weapons works, or even give another stupid ten-second long "WARNING" screen when you enter a boss room.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for OHGFawx
OHGFawx

101

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

Edited By OHGFawx

@Marscaleb haha that's true, by X6 you really had to sit there and wait for the WARNING message to finally stop.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for OHGFawx
OHGFawx

101

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

@squall_83 Fully agreed. 2D, no Axel.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for MegaPyroFlame
MegaPyroFlame

206

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

I think no one can deny that the Mega Man franchise revolutionized gaming in pretty much every aspect. Its music was catchy and distinctive from the very first Classic game to the very last Star Force game. The gameplay was remarkably tight and enjoyable, despite its beginnings on a restricted but equally as revolutionary console. The character himself, though basic in most regards design-wise, is easily recognizable among such gaming icons as Mario and Sonic. Capcom's music team, Kitamura's initial design, and Inafune's genius was a match made in heaven.

Happy 25th birthday, Rock!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for marioismyname
marioismyname

125

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

what about megaman ZX?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Double_Wide
Double_Wide

1985

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 212

User Lists: 0

@marioismyname

I found myself asking the same question. Its like the forgotten bastard child of series when it comes to tributes like this

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Marscaleb
Marscaleb

103

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Marscaleb

@marioismyname Good gameplay, but it was missing something that Mega Man Zero did better.

Also, they tried to crap too much convoluted and boring story down your throat.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Valdomer0
Valdomer0

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@marioismyname It is an awesome game, true to its roots.

I loved the way the character as a human transformed into one of the robot masters, nice touch. It's different from the traditional formula of acquiring the enemy's power, now to become the robot itself.

Also ZX Advent was a great game.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for StayFrosty
StayFrosty

169

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 0

I miss Mega Man, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for abHS4L88
abHS4L88

272

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 40

User Lists: 0

I hate that Megaman pretty much died out when I finally had the opportunity to start buying my own games. Oh well, at least I have a rich history of games to pull from. So far the only Megaman game I've ever beaten was Megaman X (good times).

I have Megaman vs Street Fighter downloaded but I'm so inept with keyboard controls (right now) that I'm struggling with it. Can you use a 360 controller for that game?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for MegaPyroFlame
MegaPyroFlame

206

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

@abHS4L88 Yes, if you have a wired 360 controller like I do. I don't think a wireless one works. I think the wired have USB ports.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for abHS4L88
abHS4L88

272

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 40

User Lists: 0

@MegaPyroFlame

It's wireless but I do have the charging USB cable, will that work?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for abHS4L88
abHS4L88

272

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 40

User Lists: 0

@MegaPyroFlame

No, I have the Nyko battery pack for the 360, but let me test it out. Thanks for the help :D

Upvote • 
Avatar image for MegaPyroFlame
MegaPyroFlame

206

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

@abHS4L88 The "charging" USB cable doesn't charge the controller; that's the wired controller function.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for razielmn
razielmn

68

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0TaaD_fj4M&list=FLvPhQiUaFKx2q5OEUDXhAgA&index=50 listen and enjoy kids :D

Upvote • 
Avatar image for draco934
draco934

277

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 6

User Lists: 0

Capcom u no like us no more?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for draco934
draco934

277

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 6

User Lists: 0

I miss megaman ........ :(

3 • 
Avatar image for Superzone
Superzone

3733

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 54

User Lists: 0

Still among my favorite series.

3 • 
Avatar image for pari1
pari1

29

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

they should keep making mega man with the same design, stay true to the game roots, and sell it for under 25 bucks

Upvote • 
Avatar image for quietmastrb8ter
quietmastrb8ter

257

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 6

User Lists: 0

We wait and we wait for mega mans return...and yet year after year all we get is COD :'(

Upvote • 
Avatar image for jark888
jark888

78

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By jark888

@quietmastrb8ter Lol.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for PinchySkree
PinchySkree

1296

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 15

User Lists: 0

No mention of Maverick Rising?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for KaSeRRoR
KaSeRRoR

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By KaSeRRoR

Mega Man 2 is BY FAR the BEST 8-Bit Mega Man EVER! i think that is why they kept going to it in the video! NES RUUUUULES! Mega Man Legends... Needs to be used for kindling! ;)

>=)

Upvote • 
Avatar image for drgribb
drgribb

122

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By drgribb

Can we get a sequel to mega man soccer though lol?? that game was actually super fun, not gonna lie- it made absolutely no sense, but it was awesome.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Midnight_Twelve
Midnight_Twelve

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

My ultime favorite megman game was X6, maybe one of the last great ones, it had the shadow ghost nightmare zero messing your sh*t up, and it had some of the best levels too, I loved the central museum and it had the blade armor and all that stuff, plus I'd say it was one of the hardest. It's not like we have a shortage of megaman games to finnish and play.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Midnight_Twelve
Midnight_Twelve

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I miss him.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for darkscape
darkscape

40

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

Mega Man X1, X2 and X3 is where the game shined for me. The difficulty, the well designed maps, the MUSIC!!! some of the best music ever, the villains, Zero being part of the game, etc... After that it all went downhill for me.

ohh and remember Vile =)

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Jir11
Jir11

930

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 22

User Lists: 0

Awesome! Megaman brings back so many good gaming memories.

2 • 
Avatar image for _yuriy_
_yuriy_

46

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I bought the mega man ps2 anniversary collection from which I liked mega man 8 the most and I play to this day. I also enjoyed the mega man x7 with mostly 2d gameplay that would sometimes show off 3d specs. I miss all those games tremendously and wish more and more would just keep on coming.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for jdc6305
jdc6305

5058

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 0

Edited By jdc6305

I would like to see mega man stay in 2d. I don't get why the industry has abandoned side scrollers. I would love to see a side scrolling mega man with current gen grafics.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

2155

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 17

User Lists: 0

2:41 zomg just check out the awesome Mage Man X background music <3

Upvote •