Saturday, December 17, 2016

Happy 29th Anniversary, Mega Man!


It's that time of year, folks. Nearly 30-years ago to the day, the original Mega Man made it's North American debut. As the decades passed, the franchise's legacy continued to grow, spawning seven series, TV shows, countless merchandise, and a passionate fanbase.

Although we haven't seen a new, traditional game in some time, next year still looks to be promising for 'ol blue. Mega Man X is finally getting his Marvels vs. Capcom due and there's a new animated series coming along. For a comprehensive list of all things Mega Man coming in the new year, check out this post.

In my neck of the woods, it's a cold, blistery day. Like you, I'm still waiting for something new. But you know what I'm going to do? I'm gonna curl up, get comfy, and play one or two Mega Man games I've never played before. There's over 130 games out there. I haven't played them all. I challenge you, in lieu of a new game, to play something that's new to you. Pick up one of those games you haven't played; you might just discover a new favorite.

Image source: Ariga_megamix, hizanokinniku, miyata_0529

12 comments:

  1. I'm gonna see if I can do minimalist runs of the X games.

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  2. I'm gonna play some MM&B and see if I can wrap up Star Force Dragon 100%

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  3. I don't care about his birthday again and again. Just make a new darn games, Capcom!!!

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  4. Does anyone know how to get to those 30+ Mega Man games that were released for cell phones? Things like Rush Marine and that Wario Ware like game?

    Otherwise I've just about exhausted the library. Even more information on those games would be cool with me as I know some games, like Xover, simply aren't an option anymore.

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  5. Oh, I'm already doing myself a playthrough of the main timeline, all the way from classic to legends. Having only played Zero and Zx series before, I'm currently at X5 and having a blast. My favourite Classic is either 7 or 10, and my favourite X is X4 so far. From Zero I like the fourth one the most and ZX fav is ZXA. I can't wait to play legends for the first time.

    Mega Wishes to everyone and remember to Rock on!

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  6. That's a good mindset! The next year will be interesting.

    Thanks for another year of delivering the news!

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  7. Thanks Protodude for everything all year.

    Kinniku needs to start drawing for Rockman again, the man is beast!

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  8. My favourite of all time is: Rockman 7, Rockman 8, and Rockman & Forte. I played them all the time.. Never got bored. Fantastic graphics and very fun stages!

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  9. That Ariga picture is adorable as always! (Always loved that outfit on Roll, too.) But I swear I've seen that one on the far right before. I think I might even watch the artist who drew that on DeviantArt... Or I might be thinking of something and someone else entirely. Ah, doesn't matter.

    Happy 29th Birthday, Megaman and company!

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  10. Looking forward to next year celebrations, I hope Capcom has something awesome in store, hint: a new console game. Happy birthday Rockman!.

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  11. Well the only Mega Man item I need to check off is finishing the GB Mega Man III. I'm in the final stage, and thank goodness for the 3DS's ability to save anywhere in downloaded games. I'm almost done with it.

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  12. currently replaying the X serie (including xtreme1 and 2), when i'll be done, it will be exe, then Zero, Starforce, ZX, and finally legend

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