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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 Ah, the good old disappearing block puzzles.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 You must jump the ball and shoot the elephant before you get sucked in.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 Before entering each level, you see the boss you will face.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 The large robots support your weight, the small ones pop shortly after you land on them.

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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User Reviews

HARD! Wii Fake Spam (94)

The Press Says

Digital Chumps Wii Sep 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Destructoid Wii Sep 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Quebec Gamers Wii Sep 24, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
1UP Wii Sep 25, 2008 B+ 83
TalkXbox Xbox 360 Oct 15, 2008 83 out of 100 83
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Oct 16, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
Factornews Wii Oct 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Wii Sep 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Blend Games Wii Oct 12, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamingExcellence Xbox 360 Oct 14, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68


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

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