Robots shooting other robots so you can shoot more robots
- Developer: Capcom
- Release Date: 12/1987
Megaman, or Rockman as it is known in Japan, is a seemingly unending series of games which were originally released for the NES that generally follows a robot generally named Megaman. It's hard to really give a general storyline or synopsis as the Megaman series has upwards of 40 games that doesn't include remakes. Only 11 of them are of the main Megaman story, in which a robot named Megaman goes around and shoots robots in an attempt to stop the evil Dr. Wily. The rest of the games are spin off series taking place in the future or an alternate timelines.
Most of the game series's game play (including spin-offs) is that of a 2D side-scrolling platformer. The player gets to choose a level and must get to the end where they must defeat a Robot Master. After defeating the Robot Master, the player gets a new weapon that the Robot Master used. Each Robot Master is weak against at least one weapon, and players must find the best course to complete the game. Nearly every game series of Megaman known for being challenging, with the exception being the Megaman Battle Network series.
There is also a highly mocked Megaman TV show that has spawned several reaction faces on the Internet, and a very minor old meme video about Gutsman, but not much more
Mega Man Legends 3 Scandal
Capcom was planning to release a new game for the 3DS called Mega Man Legends 3, a sequel to the fan favorite Legend series. When the game was cancelled, it was meet with a huge backlash from the gaming community online, since the entire development of the game was being cataloged online so fans could give input every step of the way. Keiji Inafune's leaving of the company as of last year also doesn't help Capcom's case, since Inafune was the one who got both the Dead Rising and Lost Planet series going after Capcom wanted to cancel them both. Adding to this, the only thing Capcom announced was Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, essentially Marvel vs. Capcom 3 again but with the content they purposely left out much in the vein of Super Street Fighter 4 was to Street Fighter 4.
Adding further to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the game has almost no modes (only new one is Spectator mode), and 16 more characters but that's still not all of them, with more coming to DLC. This angered Mega Man and Capcom fans even further since the new content for UMvC3 was originally planned as DLC, with some of it even being free. Couple this with the recent fiasco regarding the inability to reset save data in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries and Capcom has frustrated many neckbeards in ways scantily clad women in lingerie catalogues could only dream of, with the main response being boycotts and Internet petitions.
Megaman was developed by Capcom as a way to bust into the Japanese home gaming market, as the company used to only develop arcade games. The game was released for the NES in 1987, and has been hailed as a classic since. Keiji Inafune is largely credited for designing Megaman and most of the characters for the original game. Inafune also developed X and Zero in the Megaman X game series, before moving onto the Megaman Zero series after Megaman X 5.
Megaman has just passed its 20th anniversary, but has no new games planned as of yet.
- Apparently over 128 Megaman games
- Dr. Wily is behind everything, always
- No one likes Axl
- Every organization in Megaman is beyond incompetent
- Megaman was originally called Rockman, but changed it for American audiences.
Miku and Megaman