Mega Man 8
Dear Capcom, thank you for the two NOTs. That is. NOT insulting the American audience by taking out the original anime cut scenes and NOT making Mega Man a 3-D game (for the sole purpose of making him 3-D). You see. tradition is not necessarily bad. MM receives a 32-Bit facelift, in terms of color and animation, but the game at heart that most of you've grown up to love is still intact That could be bad news for those of you who've played to death every one of the million MM games (see this month's MM X4 preview). You won't find much revolutionary here. But. if you can't get enough of the Blue Bomber (Happy 10th Anniversary to him. by the way), then do yourself a favor and check this one out The numerous weapons and Rush powers give this cute title plenty of variety. The thought that goes into some of the level designs will also impress side-scrolling fans (like me). My favorite is the Super R-Type-type shooter level, where you can pick up an assortment of offensive attacks. My only gape-and this one applies to many 32-Bit titles-is that the game gets a little too chaotic at times. For some reason. programmers like to utilize the extra power to fill the screen with enemies, explosions, debris. It may get messy at times, but regardless. I recommend MM8 for those of you who miss the good of' days of gaming.
I am no connoisseur of Mega Man but certainly I can tell when a game is true to itself. This version of Mega Man is incredible. As great as the old ones were back on the NES, this one is everything I wanted back in the day. Granted some of the levels seem next to impossible, and to me (and many others I'm sure) this is part of the fun of Mega Man.
Fans of the Mega Man series won't find anything surprisingly new in this 10th anniversary edition-nor, I'm sure, would they want to. It packs the flawless control, huge levels, unique Bosses and everything else you'd expect of a Mega Man game. Although the graphics aren't a leap ahead of the Super NES X games, the screen can swell with enemies.
The Blue Bomber strikes again, with yet another solid title. My biggest complaint is the horrible voices, but beyond that Mega Man 8 has all the gameplay that made him famous. The power-up options are awesome, though I was disgruntled at the inability to have a fully powered Mega Man (Not enough Bolts) a side-scrolling must-have.
Processor: PC compatible, P-200
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode