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Description

The Blue Bomber returns! The evil Dr. Wily discovers the remains of a strange robot that evidently came from space, and discovers a source of unbelieveablely powerful energy that could allow him to control the world with an army of unstoppable Robot Masters!

It's up to Mega Man to stop Wily once again! Now joined by a new ally, Duo, Mega Man takes off on his greatest mission yet!


Screenshots

Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition PlayStation Intro
Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition PlayStation Loading Screen
Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition PlayStation Title Screen
Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition PlayStation Stage Select

Alternate Titles

  • "Rockman 8: Metal Heroes" -- Japanese Title
  • "Mega Man 8" -- European Title
  • "ロックマン8 メタルヒーローズ" -- Japanese Spelling

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User Reviews

What do you get when you cross Mega Man and a 32-bit, CD based platform? One of the best Mega Man games yet! PlayStation Satoshi Kunsai (1806)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Jun 02, 2013 B+ 83
NowGamer PlayStation Mar 01, 1997 8.2 out of 10 82
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 81 out of 100 81
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Jun 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Games PlayStation Mar, 1998 77 out of 100 77
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jul 29, 2004 B 75
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Mar, 1997 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Apr 15, 1997 6 out of 10 60
IGN PlayStation Mar 31, 1997 6 out of 10 60
Consoles Plus PlayStation Nov, 1998 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

Bosses

Mega Man 8, besides the first Mega Man game and Mega Man & Bass, is about the only other game to feature Wily Robot designs from Capcom. Tengu Man and Astro Man were Capcom creations; everyone else was submitted via Robot Design contests.

Release history

Mega Man 8 almost wasn't released in the U.S., due to Sony saying it wasn't 3D enough. Capcom nearly had to fight them to get the game released in the U.S., but in the end Sony granted them the approval to release it.

Version differences

  • The opening and ending songs were altered from the Japanese version of the game. The opening song in the Japanese version was a song called Electric Communication from J-Pop group Ganasia, and the ending theme was another song from the band, called Brand New Way. In the U.S. and European versions they were replaced with instrumental songs.
  • Although they weren't in the PlayStation version of Mega Man 8, if you play the Saturn version of this game, you'll run into two old foes making cameo appearances, and even going to fight you again! Who are these two foes? None other than Cut Man (from Mega Man) and Wood Man (from Mega Man 2). Cut Man appears in the intermission stage after you beat the first four Wily Robots, and Wood Man appears as a mini-boss in Seach Man's stage.
  • The original release of this game came with an anthology booklet.
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