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Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition

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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 (1811)

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 17 3.5
SEGA Saturn 9 3.4
Combined MobyScore 26 3.5

The Press Says

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PlayStationThe Video Game Critic
Mega Man 8 is very inexpensive (compared to Mega Man 7) so it won't hurt you wallet - only your pride.
Capcom certainly has an uncanny ability to create wonderfully cutesy characters and Mega Man 8 is no exception. From the moment you lay eyes on the whole world in which the action takes place, you’re hooked. Add to this the Laboratory shop, where the total number of the ‘Bolts’ that you’ve collected en-route can be converted into power-ups, plus a number of convenient save points, and you have all the ingredients for a classic platform game. Well worth a look if this genre is your cup of tea.
SEGA SaturnElectric Playground
Mega Man 8 signifies the tenth year of operation for the Mega Man enterprise. I can still remember being monumentally entertained by Mega Man 2 for the NES not too long ago. And now here we are with a brand new CD-ROM upgrade to what is essentially the same neato adventure. The graphics and sounds are much better, and there have been some cool additions to the gameplay, but this is the same Mega Man I remember.
SEGA SaturnSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Megaman 8 fête le dixième anniversaire de notre combattant tout bleu avec beaucoup de soin. On trouvera même des illustrations en bonus dans le jeu. Le titre en lui même est fidèle aux épisodes précédents avec une réalisation actualisée et un enrobage réussi. Le gameplay caractéristique de la série est donc présent avec pas mal de passages plus variés (shoot'em up, snowboard, labyrinthe etc...) et une customisation un peu plus poussée. Le gros regret restera cette simplicité générale du titre qui fait que l'on voit la fin bien trop vite.
PlayStationGamePro (US)
Gamers enamored with Mega Man are sure to love MM8. Others should try it for a weekend to bring back the memories of when games were just for kids.
SEGA SaturnGame Revolution
Fans of Megaman should get the game... as if you didn't already buy it the day it came out. For the rest of you, this game has some cool stuff going for it. But as a platformer, the shelf life is limited. There isn't a whole lot of replay value (aside from scouring the levels for hidden items), and this game doesn't do anything new or particularly different. But hey babe, it's Megaman 8, babe. Call me, we'll do lunch.
The only real problem with Mega Man 8 is the deja vu that sets in almost immediately. Even the robots seem to be clones of enemies from earlier MM titles. However, if you've skipped most of the series or still long for the ability to attach weird weapons to your arm, Mega Man 8 won't disappoint.
PlayStationPlayer One
Seuls les fans trouveront leur compte dans ce Megaman 8... et encore Megaman X4 et Megaman Legend sortent en même temps !
So this is what it comes down to: do you really want to play another 2D Mega Man game? If so, then you'll like Mega Man 8. It's got all the elements that make the Mega games so challenging: moving platforms, a moderate level of difficulty, and fast, pattern-based bosses. However, if you've grown up and cast these games aside with your Master System and G.I. Joe collection, you'll probably want to wait for the imminent 3D Mega Man. Mega Man 8 is a good, solid game, it's just been done too many times before.
SEGA SaturnGameSpot
Ten years have past since the original Mega Man hit the NES, and since that time, gaming has gone through some rather dramatic changes. Surprisingly enough, the Mega Man series has remained roughly the same, seemingly untouched by either technology or gaming trends. With this latest release, it is becoming painfully apparent that Capcom must reinvent its indigo hero for the decade ahead or resign itself to re-releasing the original titles on new platforms (without the guise of a sequel).
Unless you’re a diehard fan or a total newcomer who doesn’t know any better, don’t eat Mega Man 8.
PlayStationConsoles Plus
Graphismes sommaires, niveaux simplissimes et action répétitive, les habitués retrouveront la recette qui a fait son succès, à savoir les boss à battre pour piquer leurs armes. Ces armes serviront à terrasser plus facilement d'autres boss. Ce numéro a assez mal vieilli face autre autres Megaman actuellement disponibles.
Grand classique des jeux de plates-formes, Megaman est d'un style assez ancien en 2D, aux graphismes peu détaillés. Coloré et fort bien animé, il a cependant un peu mal vieilli. Car cela reste un bête jeu de plates-formes comme il y en avait tant sur les consoles 16 bits, qu'il n'est pas sans rappeler d'ailleurs.