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Mega Man (1987)

Rockman (original title)
A housekeeping robot volunteers to become a superhero to stop a mad scientist from world domination.
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Doctor Wily, a mad scientist, creates 6 robots to help him conquer the planet. When Doctor Light hears of Wily's evil plans, he alters Rock, a house-keeping robot, adding an arm-cannon, armor, etc., so he can stop Wily and his robots from taking over the earth! Written by Top_Man <sylvestr-andrew@northnet.org>

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Will you and Mega Man penetrate the seven separate societies of Dr. Wily and preserve the human race? You're in control!

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Action | Sci-Fi

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December 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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YASHICHI: On a platform under the first teleporter in the final stage, as an item that restores weapons and energy. See more »

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Referenced in Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Nintendo 3DS (2014) See more »

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Industrial robots on the rampage.
14 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

Yes, called Mega Man in the United States this game would be the first of many titles in this series. Though I wonder why it is called Rockman in Japan, is it because they equate him to a rock somehow or is he rocking cool? Anyways in this game the evil Dr. Wiley has turned his robots evil, robots that were initially used for various construction and such type jobs. You have one who uses fire, a cold one, an electrical one, a bomb expert, one who cuts, and a strong one. As the title character you must progress through these characters deadly levels and defeat each one and gain their powers so that you can infiltrate Dr. Wiley's stronghold and go toe to toe with the evil creator himself. The game was rather fun for its time, though I found a few levels especially annoying, the first time I played it I especially had difficulty facing the first boss in Dr. Wiley's place. A creature that flies into the room a part and you must dodge each part or suffer damage and then when totally together you can shoot him once and he does it again. Granted, on subsequent playings I did not have all that much trouble against him. You also have another headache in this game common in many games of this era, the pit with no end. You know, the bottom of the screen has no floor, you fall in, and you instantly die. It is fun trying to figure out what villains powers can work against the others effectively and for the most part this game is a fun game, though part II is more fun...granted the enemy robots would start getting a tad strange as the series goes on, like Pharaoh man.


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