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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.

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Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 Mega Man can get stuck on these magnetic rotating platforms.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 When you walk through the static, a shadow Mega Man will chase you, copying your every move.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 These small enemies speed up when Mega Man stands on the same platform.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 What a surprise that Dr. Wily has a Swiss Bank account.

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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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Critic Reviews

GamesRadar Wii Sep 22, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Destructoid Wii Sep 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Sep 29, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
GameCola.net Xbox 360 Jan, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Sep 26, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP Wii Sep 25, 2008 B+ 83
Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Oct 27, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Blend Games Wii Oct 12, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Oct 01, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GamingExcellence PlayStation 3 Oct 14, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

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

Awards

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

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