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Mega Man 9

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Peace at last in the future...but wait! Robots are rampaging across the cities, and they've been built by...Dr. Light? Dr. Wily insists that he is not to blame, and asks for contributions to his Swiss Bank account to build his own robots to stop Dr. Light's robots and save the world. Mega Man knows that something fishy is up, and sets out to stop these new eight robots himself, and clear his creator's name!

Mega Man 9 comes 11 years after the previous entry, Mega Man 8. Rather than continuing with the detailed look of the previous games, it winds the clock back, creating a visual and audio style similar to the original NES games (including the option of sprite flicker).

As with the previous games, players run, jump and shoot their way through a variety of robots to reach the boss of that stage. Upon defeating the boss, Mega Man gains their weapon for his own use. Mega Man can no longer slide as he could in Mega Man 3, and his charge shot ability from Mega Man 4 has also been removed.

Mega Man 9 features something new to the series, called Challenges. These are a list of tasks set for the player to extend the gameplay. Some are relatively easy, such as defeating a boss using the Mega Buster, while others are much more difficult, such as finishing the game five times in a single day. The game also features a Time Attack mode, where players race against the clock.


Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 This nasty robot grabs and pulls you along the ground very quickly!
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 The fire breathing robots can only be destroyed from behind.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 This dragon spits fireballs at Mega Man!
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 Watch out for the spikes as you fall!

Alternate Titles

  • "Rockman 9: Yabō no Fukkatsu!!" -- Japanese title
  • "ロックマン9 野望の復活!!" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GameLemon Xbox 360 Oct 31, 2008 9.4 out of 10 94
Games Radar Xbox 360 Sep 22, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 19, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86 Xbox 360 Jan, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
GameTrailers Wii Sep, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
Gaming since 198x PlayStation 3 Oct 25, 2008 4 out of 5 80
Blend Games Wii Oct 12, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Official XBox Magazine Xbox 360 Oct 01, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GamingExcellence PlayStation 3 Oct 14, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
GamingExcellence Xbox 360 Oct 14, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68


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1001 Video Games

Mega Man 9 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • GamePro
    • February 2009 (Issue #245) - Downloadable Game of the Year 2008
  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – #8 Wii Game of the Year

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