Mega Man Archive

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mega Man X3

Mega Man X3
Mega Man X3 is one of the final titles to be released on the SNES (outside of Japan, anyway). Due to the limited release of and demand for the game, it has quickly become one of the most expensive SNES titles on the secondary market.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mega Man Mania

Mega Man Mania
Mega Man Mania was a cancelled remake/compilation release of the five Game Boy Mega Man (or Rockman World) games for the Game Boy Advance. Planned for release at the same time as the Mega Man Anniversary Collection, the game was continuously delayed. It is widely believed that Capcom had lost the original source code for the games, and the release was cancelled due to the game not meeting internal quality standards.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mega Man 8

Mega Man 8
Mega Man 8 is one of the more overlooked entries in the classic Mega Man series, probably due to the focus being on the X series at the time, being a 2D game in a 3D era, and having a pretty ghastly English dub. It has beautiful sprite work, though.

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Mega Man for Game Gear rated by ESRB, 3DS Virtual Console release incoming?

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Capcom has teasing more Mega Man games for Virtual Console, but their cover may have been blown by the ESRB, the North American video game rating board. The ESRB has issued a rating for the Game Gear version of Mega Man.

The Game Gear Mega Man is a bit of a mashup between Mega Man 4 and 5 on the NES, with a few adjustments made to fit it into the GG’s tiny screen area. The game wasn’t particularly warmly received upon release, but the relatively small print run and obsessive Mega Man fans’ tendency to disregard fiscal well-being has seen it skyrocket on eBay.

Expect to see an official announcement soon.

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Ruby Spears’ Mega Man animated series being re-released on DVD in 2014

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The Mega Man love appears to be in full swing this week.

Discotek Media announced today via their Facebook page that they will be re-releasing Ruby Spears’ Mega Man animated series to DVD in 2014 in North America.

Previously, ADV Films held the license to the series. They put out a two disc set in 2002, which has long since been discontinued. ADV Films went bust a number of years ago.

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Ruby Spears promo video shows completely different Mega Man cartoon

Recently on our YouTube channel, we posted a video of the introduction to the 1995 Ruby Spears Mega Man cartoon. That series ran for two seasons, and tends to receive mixed feelings from fans whenever it’s brought up.

However, as the following video will show, the original plan for the show was way different.

The above video shows that the original plan for the cartoon was much more directly influenced by the Japanese interpretation of the character, showing off a version of the show that’s a lot more anime-like than the final product. Given that this promo video was boasting a 1994 date for the show, we can presume that it was all delayed for a year so that they could retool Mega Man to be what they thought would be more appealing to a North American audience.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mega Man 5


Mega Man 5 was the last game in the Mega Man series to see a release in Europe and Australia. To date, Mega Man 6 was not released in PAL regions in any official form until its Wii Virtual Console release in March 2012, since neither the Mega Man Anniversary Edition compilation nor the PlayStation remixes were released here.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mega Man: Battle & Chase


Mega Man: Battle & Chase is the inevitable kart racing spin off of the Mega Man series. It’s not particularly well known due to the US release of the game being cancelled – at least until its appearance as a bonus in Mega Man X Collection. The game basically takes the power stealing concept of the series and applies it to kart racing.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mega Man 7


Mega Man 7 is the somewhat unfairly maligned 16-bit continuation of the classic Mega Man series. The game was rushed to market by Capcom, and wasn’t quite up to the high standards set by Mega Man X and its sequels.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mega Man in Dr. Wily’s Revenge


Mega Man in Dr Wily’s Revenge (or Rockman World) is the first of the portable Mega Man series which saw five instalments on the Game Boy. It was the first Mega Man game to be outsourced by Capcom, yet most people were still happy with the end result.