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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Toughest Met

Dr. Wily, Quick Man, Shadow Man, the Yellow Devil? Amateurs, all of them. They all pail in comparison to Mega Man's toughest foe, who is an unsuspecting Met, or Hard Hat for those that prefer to call them that.

View the epic showdown here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rockman 3 Goes On Forever

I love rom hacks. In a time where I hardly have the money to afford anything, rom hacks have been keeping me occupied for the better part of the year. Hot on the heels of Rockman 5 Endless is Rockman 3 Endless, a rom hack of Rockman 3 and my all-time favorite Mega Man game.

Despite Mega Man 3 being widely viewed as one of the best games in the Mega Man series, there have hardly been any good rom hacks for the game. Sure, there's Mega Lion, but it just replaces the character sprites with animals and alters what little text there is. For my money, Rockman 3 Endless is the best Rockman 3 hack you'll find.

Just like Rockman 5 Endless, Rockman 3 Endless is a never ending survival mode where you try to clear as many screens as you can without dying, much the same as Mega Man 9's Endless Challenge mode, which gave birth to these "Endless" hacks to begin with. On my first go, I cleared 57 screens before I bit it and I died on a bad jump in Gemini Man's section. Like Rockman 5 Endless, you havea all of your weapons and Rush forms from the get-go and you'll really appreciate the brokeness of Rush Jet in this hack. Tough areas like the Magnet Man section pictured above and be completely bypassed by using it.

Be sure to patch a Rockman 3 rom, not Mega Man 3 rom. Just click the picture in the link provided. As with Rockman 5 Endless, Rockman 3 Endless seems to get frequent updates. As I was writing this blog entry, I found out that a newer version has been posted. Check the author's site often!

Rockman 3 Endless Patch

Friday, November 21, 2008

Mega Man the Movie?

When I was a kid, I thought a live action Mega Man movie would be the bomb. Amazing what a little maturity will do for you. Regardless of my thoughts on a live action MM flick, it seems one has already been set in motion. You can view the trailer here.

If you wan to see some images of the film, just go here.

From the trailer, I can already tell you that Roll is annoying and if they really want to make something of film that is no doubt gonna suck on so many levels, Guts Man should throw a rock on here.

As much as I'd rather see a full length anime Mega Man movie, I'll still end up checking this out. My word, I need help.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mega Man Was On Bad Mother...

This was an add for Mega Man 2 in Japan from 1989. Not only does the art look more X-ish, but Mega Man himself seems to have his bad mofo meter cranked to 11. Just look at what he's done to Wood Man. If I were the remaining robot masters, I'd be running in the opposite direction.

Monday, November 10, 2008

What Mega Man's Box Art Should Have Looked Like

The box art for the very first Mega Man game looks like crap. I know it. You know. The person who drew it knows it. When I see the image that someone on the net put together posted above, I can't help but think that's what the box art for the blue bomber's first outing should have looked like it. Better artwork may have helped the game's sales, but as the saying goes, don't judge a book by it's cover. Abomination artwork didn't stop Mega Man from becoming one of the most recognized video game characters of all-time. Still, how many you think would replace their NES cover art with the above image if they could?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Loser is You!

Despite the title of this album, LOSER: A Sega Genesis Tribute Album is made of win. This arranged album consists of 39 tracks from many popular Genesis games. Some songs are simply music arrangements (Tidal Surge), while others contain lyrics (Sonic). I think this album offers something for everyone.

Download LOSER: A Sega Genesis Tribute Album