By now you probably know the goofy Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon almost looked quite different. The original sales pitch featured a style more faithful to the classic series, touting smooth animation and high-octane action. For your viewing pleasure, here's that pitch again - digitally restored in the highest quality yet. Set your playback to 60fps for best results!
The footage comes from the original promotional VHS tape, not a copy. I spent a good six months tracking it down. The tape was graciously provided by a one Radiant Paragon, the original owner circa 1994-1995. Previous footage (the one you've seen before) comes from a copy of a copy, distributed without Radiant Paragon's permission and proper credit. With her blessing, we're happy to present the original tape.
After the break, you can see a couple trailers that preceded the cartoon promo. Pretty cool stuff, if I do say so myself. A big thanks to KeijiDragon for handling the encoding and conversion process. Hit up his YouTube channel for more VHS-to-digital video game promos.