Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mega Man Meets Mega Man X In An Unlikely Crossover

It's every fanboy's (and fangirl's) dream to have a classic and X series crossover. Two Mega Men, from two different eras, coming together to vanquish evil. Aside from a short-lived comic series from Dreamwave and an episode of the Ruby-Spears cartoon, classic Mega and X have never crossed paths in a game... or have they?

Enter Rockman Tennis; the 2007 Japanese exclusive mobile phone game where Rockman company compete in, simply put, a tennis tournament. While neat in its own right, the title holds something very significant that would have gone unnoticed to most if not for YouTuber Megacocorock. Turns out, Rockman X is an unlockable playable character, purchasable in the in-game shop -- thus marking the first time, in an official Capcom game, the two creations of Dr. Light come face to face:




Okay, so a tennis match isn't the neatest venue for the two to meet, but pretty cool we got to see something like this happen, even if it was through a series of still images (the video itself, according to the author, wasn't intended to show off X in play, but his theme music -- hence the lack of actual gameplay. Still, you get the idea).

One has to wonder if this will be the last time Mega Man and X will meet. If not, maybe the next opportunity will be a little more action oriented and not a competition in athletic ability.

14 comments:

  1. lolwut?


    ...yeah, that's.. all I got.

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  2. We need a REAL classic/X crossover one of these days. Like a co-op 2D thing.

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  3. Friggin awesome.

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  4. I love those sprites! Do want!

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  5. You forgot the Crossover episode of the Ruby Spears Cartoon!

    The Mega X!

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  6. Wasn't this covered already?

    I coulda sworn you did a post about this already before.

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  7. Saito: I covered Rockman Tennis before as a game, yes, but back then I had no idea X was unlockable.

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  8. @Mimic:

    How could I have missed that? That's one of my favorite episodes! Thanks for the heads up!

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  9. Not sure... for some reason I think it is a fake.

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  10. It is no fake. You purchase Megaman X in the shop.

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  11. It still pisses me off that they canceled the Mega Man comic series. I was so psyched and ready to take the monthly trip to the comic book store to get my monthly Mega Man fix.

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  12. Maybe they'll meet in Megaman Universe.....

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  13. ...Yeah, I think 'lolwut?' describes this quite nicely.

    Nah, my dream is for a Classic/EXE crossover. Not just the Rockmen, it's everyone meeting each other!

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  14. A met as the referee? Isn't that thing against X AND Mega? @_@;

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