The first Megaman game
I still remember the day that I played the very first Megaman game. The first Megaman game was created way back in 1987, and I’m still under a year old that time. Eight years later, my dad bought us a classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console with game cartridges. However, he only bought one and it’s a 100,000 in one game in just one game cartridge.
Super Mario, Pacman, Donkey Kong and others
I did play several games like Super Mario, Pacman, Donkey Kong, Excite Bike and a lot more. But when I tried the first Megaman, it was an eye-opener for me. I was so addicted and desperate to finish Dr. Wily off, and I did it. Afterwards, I asked my dad if he can buy other Megaman games for me, but he said no. It was until I was in 6th grade, my money is enough to buy at least one game cartridge every month. I bought all Megaman games from 1 to 6 until one of my grandmothers from the United States is giving me a Playstation One console.
Megaman X series
From there, I’ve become addicted in buying Megaman X series games with my Playstation One. When my console is laid to rest due to malfunction, I’ve moved on to play Megaman X7 and X8 in Playstation 2. Afterwards, I focused on to play online MMORPGs (massive multiplayer online role playing games) and MOBA (massive online battle arena) games like Ragnarok, Warcraft and League of Legends. I’ve also played several gaming consoles like PS4, XBox One, Wii U, PS Vita and so on.
Overall, I was indeed a hardcore gamer during my spare time until today…….
Until I saw Mighty No. 9!
I was a Kickstarter member that time, which was a crowdfunding site for various projects. As I keep browsing, I saw a project entitled Mighty No. 9. I decided to check it out, and I was so overwhelmed with it. It reminded me of the good ol’ times of the Megaman side scrolling game. This kid was indeed like Megaman, but with a different and unique twist. The game was still under development during that time when I first encountered Mighty No. 9 project on Kickstarter. Best of all, the creator of this game is actually the one behind Megaman. He is no other than Keiji Inafune.
Mighty No. 9 – the next Megaman?
The game developers said that Mighty No. 9 was the next Megaman. I was like for real? There are rumors surrounding the internet that there won’t be another new Megaman game to be released by Capcom. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but the decision is up to them. I would really like to contribute to them though, but I had other important priorities that I need to do. Shame on me though, I never had a chance to be given access to their special demo for me to play on. But anyway, that’s okay for me since this game is about to go live anytime soon.
However, they’re going to delay the launch of Mighty No. 9. I honestly don’t mind when this game would launch. It’s because I understand that they’re going to make sure that everything is in place. They might prepare for something bigger than their original launch date. But there are rumors that the game developer isn’t impressed with the game trailer created by his publisher. Furthermore, there are software bugs discovered by the developers which might possibly delay its launch.
Ok here are some facts between Megaman and Mighty No. 9…….
- He’s a robot like Megaman, but it uses the “android” term
- His name has one syllable (Beck, just like Rock)
- His battle armor is almost similar like Megaman X’s
- His partner’s name is Call (almost similar to Megaman’s Roll)
- He shoots mega balls and can dash (but can damage enemies, but no “super charge” buster)
- He can climb (but not like Megaman X’s wall jump ability)
- Just like Megaman’s, there’s a preliminary stage first before battling the eight Mighty Number Robots
- He has eight stages to enter before entering the final boss (Mighty Robots instead of “Mans” and one “Woman”)
- He can buy item boosts and upgrades just like in Megaman 8, 9 and 10
- His creator is a doctor too (White instead of Light)
- The 2D platform side-scrolling game is quite similar and comparable to Megaman X8
- This game can be played in different consoles just like the rest of Megaman series and spin-offs
- There’s a possibility that this game might be into the big screen soon, courtesy of the Legendary Pictures (Megaman only has a cartoon series show before way back in the 90’s)
Just in case that Mighty No. 9 will be available on PC (for Microsoft Windows OS), I strongly advise that you should consider equipping your unit with the best motherboard for gamers once and for all. It may need a lot of memory as well, so you need to upgrade your RAM to at least 4 GB and above. Lastly, you should take time to regularly defragment or clean your computer with antivirus to avoid slowing down the process of the entire CPU.
However, I can really say that Mighty No. 9 is really comparable to the Megaman series. The mission of Beck is quite similar to Rock’s. You need to defeat these bosses in order to go through the final boss.
Am I really gonna say that Mighty No. 9 overtakes Megaman? I can honestly say that they still have a long way to go, as Capcom’s Megaman already had several game launches from the past. But I believe that this game will make a difference for many years to come. This game is really promising in my eyes, and I predict that it will be a blast for all Megaman fans out there.
I still love Megaman, as I’m still playing some custom or fan-made games that I’ve found on the internet. I wish I could create one, but that all change since Mighty No. 9 arrived. Perhaps I would make a request to the developer to create an 8-bit Mighty No. 9 game too. It would be fun just like the classic Megaman series.
Jeff Caceres is a freelance blogger and writer who loves to play computer games during his spare time. He’s a hardcore gamer since childhood and has played several games in different consoles. You can visit the website at https://reviewsacademy.com