Mega Man

Mega Man (Video Game Review)

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Video Game Review
Mega Man
NES
1987
Developed by: Capcom
Published by: Capcom

During the early days of the NES, there weren’t that many games that were a step above what you’d find in the arcade. While Nintendo was leading the charge with titles like Mario, Zelda, and Metroid, the third-parties were content with releasing ports of their arcade titles and blatant rip-offs of Mario. Capcom defied this image by releasing Mega Man. It was an action platformer with some pretty clever design elements that were unique for the time. Even today, the level design and ingenuity of the title make it very fun to play. However, the difficulty level is quite high and as your progress towards the final levels, it becomes incredibly hard. Also, the controls could have been better. Still, Mega Man is a solid title for the NES.

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Shockman (Video Game Review)

Video Game Review
Shockman
Turbografx-16
1991
Developer: Hudson Soft
Publisher: Hudson Soft

If there’s one game that doesn’t need a clone, it’s Mega Man. The reason why is because Mega Man has so many sequels and spin-offs that it doesn’t do any knock off game any benefit to try and capitalize on Mega Man style game play. Enter Hudson Soft’s Shockman which is a Mega Man clone in almost every aspect. It follows the Mega Man formula quite a bit although it is missing some of the elements that make Mega Man such an interesting game.

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