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Combined User Score 26 4.0


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WiiGameLemon (Oct 31, 2008)
Got it started yet? Okay, good. As you can tell, I thoroughly love this game. There isn't much fault you will find in it, except maybe the heightened difficulty for some gamers. The story finds that perfect balance between campy and cool, the music is awesome as always, and it's hard to overcome the joy you get from realizing that you're essentially playing a brand new NES game in 2008. This is definitely a must-have.
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PlayStation 3GameLemon (Oct 31, 2008)
Got it started yet? Okay, good. As you can tell, I thoroughly love this game. There isn't much fault you will find in it, except maybe the heightened difficulty for some gamers. The story finds that perfect balance between campy and cool, the music is awesome as always, and it's hard to overcome the joy you get from realizing that you're essentially playing a brand new NES game in 2008. This is definitely a must-have.
94
Xbox 360GameLemon (Oct 31, 2008)
Got it started yet? Okay, good. As you can tell, I thoroughly love this game. There isn't much fault you will find in it, except maybe the heightened difficulty for some gamers. The story finds that perfect balance between campy and cool, the music is awesome as always, and it's hard to overcome the joy you get from realizing that you're essentially playing a brand new NES game in 2008. This is definitely a must-have.
90
WiiNintendo Life (Sep 23, 2008)
You have to appreciate what Capcom has pulled off with the release of Mega Man 9. Not many companies would be willing to take a chance on making an 8-bit game in an era where video games tend to look more like motion pictures than the pixelated affairs of the '80s. Sure, the game isn't much to look at and it's still odd to hear the NES-style music blaring through a Dolby Surround Sound system, but when you get right down to it, there's just something incredibly satisfying and unique about playing a completely original 8-bit Mega Man title almost 15 years since the last NES release. About the only thing that might be construed as a negative aspect might be the rather brutal difficulty of the game; this is definitely not a title for the faint of heart. If you're a classic Mega Man fan, then this is without a shadow of a doubt the game you've been waiting all these years for. And for those who never got the chance to experience the outstanding early releases, here's your chance.
90
PlayStation 3Gamereactor (Sweden) (Sep 26, 2008)
Jag skulle kunna orera på om Mega Man 9 i en evighet, men missa inte det här. Det är så fruktansvärt bra och ett stycke skön spelhistoria. Svårighetsgraden kommer vara för oförlåtande för många av er, men vet du med dig att du inte bangar en bra utmaning och uppskattar den bästa spelkontroll som går att finna är Mega Man 9 direkt obligatoriskt.
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Xbox 360Game Over Online (Oct 30, 2008)
I can't imagine any casual gamers getting much out of Mega Man 9. It requires and tests a skill set that you only tend to have these days if you've been playing games for the last twenty years. If you happen to have that, though, it's a flashback to an entire era of gaming, and is definitely worth checking out. It's a testament to the talented game design of a previous decade. Mega Man 9 is a chunk of playable history, and it'll keep you guessing right up until you beat it.
90
Xbox 360GamesRadar (Sep 22, 2008)
Buy it, finish it, love it, because if this takes off we’re going to see a renaissance of new-old games. And if that happens, a whole new batch of gamers will grow up learning why rock-solid gameplay, not tera-flipping flop-bib shaders, make games truly exceptional.
90
Xbox 360TeamXbox (Sep 22, 2008)
When it comes to recommending Mega Man 9, it’s truly a know-who-you-are affair. Those that cringe at the site of the arcade or 8-bit style of games on XBLA need to stay far, far away from Mega Man 9; the difficulty and overall replay value will not sit well with you. But for those that are simply in love with the Mega Man IP, or those that continually pull out the NES for old time’s sake, Mega Man 9 is one is a rare treat– a tasty morsel likened to the decades-later discovery of a previously unreleased recording from Zeppelin, or similar rock gods.
90
Xbox 360GameDaily (Sep 23, 2008)
So what if it has a challenge level that'll eat you alive? So what if the graphics aren't "remixed"? The bottom line is Mega Man 9 relies on its old-school charms, and that's why it works. The gameplay, level design and presentation reek of classic Mega Man goodness, and the extra modes and downloadable content add to its already significant value.
90
WiiDestructoid (Sep 24, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is a fantastic game. The music is incredible, seven out of eight of its stages are amongst the best the series has ever seen, it has butt kicking extra features, a great story, and it's only ten bucks. It's damn tempting to just give the game a 10 and be done with it, because I do truly love Mega Man 9, more than I have loved any game in the series since Mega Man 2. Sadly, that doesn't change the fact that Mega Man 9 isn't perfect. Splash Woman's stage, and those other rare, uninspired mentioned above, all detract enough from the title to keep it from making it to the very top. Now if the team at Inti Creates can up their output just a notch higher in terms of consistent originality and creativity, I believe that Mega Man 10 could become the single greatest Mega Man game of all time.
90
WiiGamesRadar (Sep 22, 2008)
Buy it, finish it, love it, because if this takes off we’re going to see a renaissance of new-old games. And if that happens, a whole new batch of gamers will grow up learning why rock-solid gameplay, not tera-flipping flop-bib shaders, make games truly exceptional.
90
WiiWiiWare World (Sep 23, 2008)
About the only thing that might be construed as a negative aspect might be the rather brutal difficulty of the game; this is definitely not a title for the faint of heart. If you're a classic Mega Man fan, then this is without a shadow of a doubt the game you've been waiting all these years for. And for those who never got the chance to experience the outstanding early releases, here's your chance.
90
WiiGameDaily (Sep 23, 2008)
So what if it has a challenge level that'll eat you alive? So what if the graphics aren't "remixed"? The bottom line is Mega Man 9 relies on its old-school charms, and that's why it works. The gameplay, level design and presentation reek of classic Mega Man goodness, and the extra modes and downloadable content add to its already significant value.
90
WiiDigital Chumps (Sep 23, 2008)
Shameless and self-sustained, Mega Man 9 forgoes all the glitz and glamour in favor of a barebones nostalgic production indistinguishable from its 1980s brethren. The simplistic gameplay is leveraged to produce wickedly-challenging environments and battles, and it’s delightfully unforgiving. This is a game supported exclusively by its mechanics, challenge, and creative level design, and by that measure it is a great success.
90
WiiWorth Playing (Sep 24, 2008)
Mega Man 9 isn't just a cheap attempt to cash in on nostalgia … it is a new Mega Man game, and one can only hope that Capcom's inevitable future attempts at 8-bit revivals are even half as successful. If you've got any of the three next-generation systems and a fondness in your heart for Mega Man, there is absolutely no reason not to spend the $10 for this game. Your inner child will thank you.
90
WiiThunderbolt Games (Sep 24, 2008)
It’s hard to really criticize the game too harshly for being too hard, as most fans of the series do enjoy a challenge, but really it’s not going to appeal to the faint of heart, and it’s a shame Capcom didn’t just include a normal and expert mode instead; the more insane part is the fact that the DLC difficulty levels will only make the game harder! If you can look past the difficulty and dig the new (old) style, then by all means download this sadistic game that will no doubt have you hooked, regardless of how bad you are.
90
PlayStation 3GamesRadar (Sep 22, 2008)
Buy it, finish it, love it, because if this takes off we’re going to see a renaissance of new-old games. And if that happens, a whole new batch of gamers will grow up learning why rock-solid gameplay, not tera-flipping flop-bib shaders, make games truly exceptional.
90
PlayStation 3GameDaily (Sep 23, 2008)
So what if it has a challenge level that'll eat you alive? So what if the graphics aren't "remixed"? The bottom line is Mega Man 9 relies on its old-school charms, and that's why it works. The gameplay, level design and presentation reek of classic Mega Man goodness, and the extra modes and downloadable content add to its already significant value.
88
Xbox 360Gamer 2.0 (Sep 29, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is an extraordinary accomplishment through and through and has come at the right time. In an age where high-definition graphics and sound have become the norm, it is games like The New Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man 9 receiving less flack because of their emphasis on simplicity and bringing everything back to their roots. If there’s any knock to this game, it’s that you have to actually buy the extra difficulties. Be that as it may, Mega Man 9 actually isn’t a finished product, as Capcom has said they will continue to add all sorts of features to the respective consoles’ shops. But however way you look at it, Mega Man 9 is an absolute must-download and is well worth the price(s) of admission.
88
WiiGamer 2.0 (Sep 29, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is an extraordinary accomplishment through and through and has come at the right time. In an age where high-definition graphics and sound have become the norm, it is games like The New Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man 9 receiving less flack because of their emphasis on simplicity and bringing everything back to their roots. If there’s any knock to this game, it’s that you have to actually buy the extra difficulties. Be that as it may, Mega Man 9 actually isn’t a finished product, as Capcom has said they will continue to add all sorts of features to the respective consoles’ shops. But however way you look at it, Mega Man 9 is an absolute must-download and is well worth the price(s) of admission.
88
PlayStation 3Gamer 2.0 (Sep 29, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is an extraordinary accomplishment through and through and has come at the right time. In an age where high-definition graphics and sound have become the norm, it is games like The New Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man 9 receiving less flack because of their emphasis on simplicity and bringing everything back to their roots. If there’s any knock to this game, it’s that you have to actually buy the extra difficulties. Be that as it may, Mega Man 9 actually isn’t a finished product, as Capcom has said they will continue to add all sorts of features to the respective consoles’ shops. But however way you look at it, Mega Man 9 is an absolute must-download and is well worth the price(s) of admission.
86
WiiQuebec Gamers (Sep 24, 2008)
Si vous êtes un fan de Mega Man sur NES, vous ne serez pas déçu. Mega Man 9 est une belle suite originale avec de belles petites nouveautés qui le font sentir comme un jeu unique tout en étant à la fois fidèle à la série originale. Je ne crois pas qu'il soit meilleur que Mega Man 2 cependant, ni du 3. Mais il est certainement pour moi meilleur que Mega Man 6. Et dépendamment de vos goûts, il y a possibilité que vous le trouviez meilleur que le 4 ou le 5.
86
Xbox 360GameCola.net (Jan, 2009)
Playing Mega Man 9 is like traveling back in time. To a time when "3D" meant switching screens to move forward or backward. A time when sprites ruled, new legends were made, and new ground was being broken with every release. This is the magic of going retro, and Mega Man 9 brings back the magic almost flawlessly. I commend Capcom, which has been my favorite game company since I was a kid, for taking this step off the beaten path and doing something entirely different. It’s been a very successful step, and I hope to see more like it in the future.
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WiiNetjak (Dec 15, 2008)
Two years ago, I thought Mega Man, the original Mega Man, was finished. I was even hoping the series was dead – after Mega Man 8, I was afraid of where they'd take the series. But now? I want Mega Man 10. I'd love to see it much like MM9, because it's obvious that the inspiration is back. And Capcom has managed to capture the old spirit of the games and expand upon it. I might be a bit bitter about losing sliding, but I accept that as a small price to pay if it means making the game fun again. Mega Man 9 is more than a retro kick – it's an indication of why Capcom is one of the lions of the industry, a symbol of how good an action platformer can be even in this age, and a clear sign that a classic franchise is in top form again. Mega Man is back. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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WiiGame Freaks 365 (Oct, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is a testament to how fun old-school gaming is. Sophisticated graphics, advanced A.I. and Hollywood voice actors can't match the intensity of Mega Man 9's difficulty and the masterful level design that goes into making a good game. I just wish that more developers would follow Capcom's lead in returning to gaming's roots. Mega Man was made for 2D and that's the way that he should stay. After more than ten years of waiting, Capcom finally realized what everyone else already knew. Better late than never.
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PlayStation 3Game Freaks 365 (Oct, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is a testament to how fun old-school gaming is. Sophisticated graphics, advanced A.I. and Hollywood voice actors can't match the intensity of Mega Man 9's difficulty and the masterful level design that goes into making a good game. I just wish that more developers would follow Capcom's lead in returning to gaming's roots. Mega Man was made for 2D and that's the way that he should stay. After more than ten years of waiting, Capcom finally realized what everyone else already knew. Better late than never.
86
Xbox 360Game Freaks 365 (Oct, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is a testament to how fun old-school gaming is. Sophisticated graphics, advanced A.I. and Hollywood voice actors can't match the intensity of Mega Man 9's difficulty and the masterful level design that goes into making a good game. I just wish that more developers would follow Capcom's lead in returning to gaming's roots. Mega Man was made for 2D and that's the way that he should stay. After more than ten years of waiting, Capcom finally realized what everyone else already knew. Better late than never.
86
Xbox 360IGN (Sep 19, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is exactly what hardcore gamers were hoping it would be, as Capcom has come out of the gate with a game that's full of nostalgia and fan service, but also one that truly does rival the best in the franchise's 8-bit roots. If you look at this game as a time warp into the NES era, it's one of the top titles out there, as it's hard as hell, somehow fresh in design (even though there have been well over 100 Mega Man games in 15 years), and simply a blast to rip through.
86
WiiIGN (Sep 19, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is exactly what hardcore gamers were hoping it would be, as Capcom has come out of the gate with a game that's full of nostalgia and fan service, but also one that truly does rival the best in the franchise's 8-bit roots. If you look at this game as a time warp into the NES era, it's one of the top titles out there, as it's hard as hell, somehow fresh in design (even though there have been well over 100 Mega Man games in 15 years), and simply a blast to rip through.
86
PlayStation 3IGN (Sep 19, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is exactly what hardcore gamers were hoping it would be, as Capcom has come out of the gate with a game that's full of nostalgia and fan service, but also one that truly does rival the best in the franchise's 8-bit roots. If you look at this game as a time warp into the NES era, it's one of the top titles out there, as it's hard as hell, somehow fresh in design (even though there have been well over 100 Mega Man games in 15 years), and simply a blast to rip through.
85
Xbox 3604Players.de (Sep 22, 2008)
Obwohl es nicht so aussieht, so klingt oder sich so spielt, ist MegaMan 9 ein komplett neues Spiel, das konsequent und mit voller Absicht auf Alt getrimmt wurde - kein Remake, kein Fangame, obwohl es nachweislich von Fans für Fans mit Pixeln im Blut gemacht wurde. Das Leveldesign ist wunderbar ideenreich und frustrierend, ein Bosskampf herausfordernder als der andere, die Präsentation sprüht vor Charme und der Soundtrack sorgt ganz automatisch für zuckende Beine - entweder, weil man im Rhythmus der Frequenzmodulation mittappt oder weil man aufgrund des Getutes Krämpfe kriegt. Dieses Spiel polarisiert wie kein anderes: Wer einfach mal klassisches Spieldesign in moderner Darreichung erleben will, dem sei Bionic Commando Rearmed ans Herz gelegt. Die beinhärtesten MegaManiacs hingegen bekommen hier das beste MegaMan seit Jahren - das sich selbst und der Serientradition treu ist.
85
PlayStation 34Players.de (Sep 22, 2008)
Obwohl es nicht so aussieht, so klingt oder sich so spielt, ist MegaMan 9 ein komplett neues Spiel, das konsequent und mit voller Absicht auf Alt getrimmt wurde - kein Remake, kein Fangame, obwohl es nachweislich von Fans für Fans mit Pixeln im Blut gemacht wurde. Das Leveldesign ist wunderbar ideenreich und frustrierend, ein Bosskampf herausfordernder als der andere, die Präsentation sprüht vor Charme und der Soundtrack sorgt ganz automatisch für zuckende Beine - entweder, weil man im Rhythmus der Frequenzmodulation mittappt oder weil man aufgrund des Getutes Krämpfe kriegt. Dieses Spiel polarisiert wie kein anderes: Wer einfach mal klassisches Spieldesign in moderner Darreichung erleben will, dem sei Bionic Commando Rearmed ans Herz gelegt. Die beinhärtesten MegaManiacs hingegen bekommen hier das beste MegaMan seit Jahren - das sich selbst und der Serientradition treu ist.
85
Wii4Players.de (Sep 22, 2008)
Obwohl es nicht so aussieht, so klingt oder sich so spielt, ist MegaMan 9 ein komplett neues Spiel, das konsequent und mit voller Absicht auf Alt getrimmt wurde - kein Remake, kein Fangame, obwohl es nachweislich von Fans für Fans mit Pixeln im Blut gemacht wurde. Das Leveldesign ist wunderbar ideenreich und frustrierend, ein Bosskampf herausfordernder als der andere, die Präsentation sprüht vor Charme und der Soundtrack sorgt ganz automatisch für zuckende Beine - entweder, weil man im Rhythmus der Frequenzmodulation mittappt oder weil man aufgrund des Getutes Krämpfe kriegt. Dieses Spiel polarisiert wie kein anderes: Wer einfach mal klassisches Spieldesign in moderner Darreichung erleben will, dem sei Bionic Commando Rearmed ans Herz gelegt. Die beinhärtesten MegaManiacs hingegen bekommen hier das beste MegaMan seit Jahren - das sich selbst und der Serientradition treu ist.
85
WiiGameSpot (Sep 25, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is a fun and exciting adventure that rewards those willing to persevere with some of the most satisfying victories they will have claimed in recent times. Whether you’re looking to relive the trials of yesteryear or just want a lot of bang for your buck, you should give Mega Man 9 a shot. It won’t leave you feeling blue.
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PlayStation 3PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (Oct 02, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is more than just an experiment in aesthetics or retro fan service - it's the real deal. Tough as nails, rewarding, and endlessly playable. Essential for anyone with the requisite skill or determination.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot (Sep 26, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is a fun and exciting adventure that rewards those willing to persevere with some of the most satisfying victories they will have claimed in recent times. Whether you’re looking to relive the trials of yesteryear or just want a lot of bang for your buck, you should give Mega Man 9 a shot. It won’t leave you feeling blue.
83
Xbox 360Gaming Nexus (Oct 24, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is going to give you your money's worth in the long run. Even though its quite difficult, fans of the previous games in the series will appreciate the 8-bit feel to the game while younger gamers can experience some of the frustrations that a simple, yet difficult game can give you. It's worth the ten dollars to download this title, although you may go nuts trying to unlock every one of those achievements to have one heck of a notch to add to your bedpost.
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PlayStation 3Gaming Age (Oct 16, 2008)
If you know Mega Man, you know whether or not you'll be happy with this iteration. It is as true as possible to the franchise's humble beginnings, which is a good and bad thing. In my opinion, it's a good thing because I love a game that can put me through the wringer and back-but still be fair about it. If you loved the first few NES games, take a chance with MM9. I can only half-guarantee you won't regret it, but I can assure you that your controller will.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing (Oct 16, 2008)
While Mega Man 9 does a fantastic job of emulating old, difficult games from the late '80s and early '90s, many people aren't drawn in by the nostalgia. The majority of gamers is going to take one look at Mega Man 9, wonder why somebody would release such an ugly-looking game with such simple audio and crushingly difficult gameplay, and never look at Mega Man again. This definitely caters to the hardcore gamer who wants to experience the original Mega Man titles again. Mega Man 9 does a fantastic job of this, and for at $10, it's a steal.
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Xbox 360TalkXbox (Oct 15, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is definitely a challenging game and designed for the hardcore gamer that remembers a simpler time consisting of two button controllers, cartridges and 8-bit graphics. The quasi side scrolling shooter and 2D platformer has aged incredibly well and manages to stand out in its own way even in this day and age. A lot of games may coast on the nostalgia and fan service factors alone, but this title uses them to get you in the door and its gameplay does the rest. I couldn’t help but have fun playing, even after dying a dozen times in a row, because of the immense satisfaction that overcame me as I finally completed a stage. Casual gamers need not apply as this title’s legendary difficulty serves to fend off all but the most dedicated of gamers. For longtime fans of the series as well as new gamers who appreciate a hearty challenge and can progress past the intentionally dated presentation, there’s a great game to be had.
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Wii1UP (Sep 25, 2008)
MM9 is an unapologetic nod to one of gaming's greatest eras. It might've been made especially for nostalgia-crazed dorks like me, but it's something that any challenge-seeking gamer can dig.
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WiiCheat Code Central (Oct, 2008)
Taking Mega Man back to his 8-bit roots may seem like a step backward for the series, but I think it was the right move. Giving players a new experience that evokes the fond memories they had with the character in years past will go a long way to reinvigorating the franchise. That and having a new 8-bit-styled full game available for ten dollars is quite a bargain, considering how much it would have cost twenty or so years ago. Here's hoping this title will be successful, perhaps leading to more companies releasing new retro installments to beloved franchises.
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central (Oct, 2008)
Taking Mega Man back to his 8-bit roots may seem like a step backward for the series, but I think it was the right move. Giving players a new experience that evokes the fond memories they had with the character in years past will go a long way to reinvigorating the franchise. That and having a new 8-bit-styled full game available for ten dollars is quite a bargain, considering how much it would have cost twenty or so years ago. Here's hoping this title will be successful, perhaps leading to more companies releasing new retro installments to beloved franchises.
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central (Oct, 2008)
Taking Mega Man back to his 8-bit roots may seem like a step backward for the series, but I think it was the right move. Giving players a new experience that evokes the fond memories they had with the character in years past will go a long way to reinvigorating the franchise. That and having a new 8-bit-styled full game available for ten dollars is quite a bargain, considering how much it would have cost twenty or so years ago. Here's hoping this title will be successful, perhaps leading to more companies releasing new retro installments to beloved franchises.
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WiiGameTrailers (Sep, 2008)
Mega Man 9 succeeds in delivering an authentic retro experience, but that’s not to say it’s flawless. The length of many levels falls short when compared to previous titles in the series, and rather than pushing forward with a revamp like Bionic Commando Rearmed, Mega Man 9 instead focuses on recreating some fond memories. Still, it’s a solid buy for retro gamers, Mega Man fans, and those who complain modern gaming has gotten too soft.
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WiiFNintendo (Sep 29, 2008)
E por uns míseros 10 euros, poder ter conteúdo "old-school", "hardcore" e muito viciante que nos garante horas de diversão, é muito aliciante! A companhia nipónica apostou em Megaman 9, e ganhou.
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PlayStation 3Random Access (2008)
Capcom has delivered some fine fan-service overall, both to those who have clamored for a new REAL Mega Man game for over ten years and those who thought the original bunch were a tad too easy. This game, although quite entertaining, also delivers some of the cheapest gaming kills I've encountered in a while. I think the folks at Capcom must have been storing some cruel ideas all this time and were just waiting to put them to use. Here they are. I can indeed recommend this as a worthwhile download from WiiWare, XBox Live Arcade, or the PlayStation Network, all of them for about $10. It's a notable title that was worth the wait, sort of. It isn't quite the revolution that games like Mega Man 2 or Mega Man 3 were, but it's definitely of the same quality. I hope more games in a similar vein are released in the near future (not remakes, new games). While I wait for those dreams to become realities, I shall say, "Fight, Mega Man, for everlasting peace!"
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WiiGaming since 198x (Oct 25, 2008)
Bon, je sais pas s'il faut que je m'enfile 2 verres de plus pour vous faire comprendre que MEgaman 9 c'est génial, mais en tous cas, moi je suis en train d'y jouer, et pas vous.
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PlayStation 3Gaming since 198x (Oct 25, 2008)
Bon, je sais pas s'il faut que je m'enfile 2 verres de plus pour vous faire comprendre que MEgaman 9 c'est génial, mais en tous cas, moi je suis en train d'y jouer, et pas vous.
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WiiFactornews (Oct 07, 2008)
Alors bien sur, le jeu n’est pas parfait. La difficulté est parfois mal dosée, certains passages semblent copiés-collés d’autres Megaman mais dans l’ensemble Megaman 9 est un excellent cru qui file la banane de bout en bout. Merci Monsieur Capcom.
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WiiBlend Games (Oct 12, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is exactly what we asked Capcom for. Not only did they deliver a perfect NES era title, but we get tasty extras like DLC and challenges. For $10 you can’t really beat the gameplay experience of once again donning the blue helmet and blasting through to Dr. Wily’s weird vehicle contraption.
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Xbox 360UOL Jogos (Sep 26, 2008)
Ainda que seja um bom jogo de plataforma, obviamente não é para qualquer um. Seu nível de dificuldade elevado aliado aos gráficos e sons extremamente simples podem não atrair jogadores mais novos, que não acompanharam de perto os primórdios da série. Por outro lado, aos saudosistas, "Mega Man 9" é uma viagem nostálgica e imperdível de volta à gloriosa era dos 8-Bits.
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PlayStation 3UOL Jogos (Sep 26, 2008)
Ainda que seja um bom jogo de plataforma, obviamente não é para qualquer um. Seu nível de dificuldade elevado aliado aos gráficos e sons extremamente simples podem não atrair jogadores mais novos, que não acompanharam de perto os primórdios da série. Por outro lado, aos saudosistas, "Mega Man 9" é uma viagem nostálgica e imperdível de volta à gloriosa era dos 8-Bits.
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WiiUOL Jogos (Sep 25, 2008)
Ainda que seja um bom jogo de plataforma, obviamente não é para qualquer um. Seu nível de dificuldade elevado aliado aos gráficos e sons extremamente simples podem não atrair jogadores mais novos, que não acompanharam de perto os primórdios da série. Por outro lado, aos saudosistas, "Mega Man 9" é uma viagem nostálgica e imperdível de volta à gloriosa era dos 8-Bits.
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Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The (Oct 27, 2008)
All that and I can't stop playing it! Mega Man 9 rides the wave of nostalgia to land on my playlist but it has become more than that. It's a "cool down" game from the likes of Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway or the relentless dread of Dead Space. I may die a dozen times in as many minutes, but the simplicity of the controls and game mechanics and the great level design make for an experience that can be equally rewarding and damning.
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Xbox 360JustPressPlay (Oct 03, 2008)
This was my biggest problem with MEGA MAN 9. This was never a problem in any 8-bit series entries. If they were trying so hard to duplicate MEGA MAN 2 that they eliminated sliding and the charge-up shot from MEGA MAN 3, then why even have the shop? If the three or four or five energy tanks laying around in the game are used up before you reach the final boss, and you don’t wanna be a little bitch and buy any shit at the store, it’s not very likely you’ll be beating Wily anytime soon. This happened with MEGA MAN 7 on the SNES, but never on the NES, ever. It’s the one real flaw I can see in the game, but realistically, it only cost me a couple hours of time, and it’s circumstantial, so whatev.
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PlayStation 3Gamer.nl (Sep 24, 2008)
Door het achterhaalde uiterlijk en spelprincipe zou je verwachten dat we te maken hebben met een heruitgave van een decennia oude game, maar niets is minder waar. Het betreft een volledig nieuw deel in de langlopende franchise. Desalniettemin kan Mega Man 9 ook nu al beschouwd worden als een klassieker. Een nieuwe klassieker, welteverstaan. Het spel excelleert op zo goed als alle vlakken en toont aan dat tweedimensionale spellen nog altijd recht van bestaan hebben. Zelfs zonder weergave in hoge definitie.
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Xbox 360videogamer.com (Sep 24, 2008)
So, some things change, and some things stay the same. My 2D platforming skills have certainly changed. For the worst. My time with Mega Man 9 has proved that conclusively. But some things stay the same, even when everything else moves on. For that, Capcom should be praised. Still, a 'next-gen' Mega Man would be so cool...
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK) (Sep 29, 2008)
There will certainly be a large number of people who will view Mega Man's ninth outing as post-modern pandering to hopeless nostalgics. They won't be far wrong, but that's missing the point somewhat. Capcom has crafted a love letter to its own past, and its own fans, that is both effective and generous in satisfying its peculiar niche audience.
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WiiGamePro (US) (Sep 23, 2008)
I'm still going to recommend you check out the title, though, because it shows that Capcom cares about its loyal fanbase and because it's such a well executed throwback to the series' roots. Besides which, it's DLC so it isn't like you're going to break the bank on it. However, with that said, I'm going to give you fair warning now that your gaming mettle will be tested and that, more likely than not, you will probably fail, over and over again.
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Wiivideogamer.com (Sep 24, 2008)
So, some things change, and some things stay the same. My 2D platforming skills have certainly changed. For the worst. My time with Mega Man 9 has proved that conclusively. But some things stay the same, even when everything else moves on. For that, Capcom should be praised. Still, a 'next-gen' Mega Man would be so cool...
80
WiiGemakei (formerly Zentendo) (Sep 29, 2008)
Mega Man 9 is a difficult game that is rewarding for fans of the series or anyone looking for a good old fashioned challenge. Capcom could have just churned out a shallow title to make a quick buck, but they put serious time and effort into this and it shows. While some of the difficulty can be unfair at certain points, when you beat the game, it feels like an accomplishment unto its own, and the challenges will keep you coming back to this for a while. On another note, the ending was one of my favorite parts of this game and without giving away any spoilers, long time fans should get a kick out of it. Like I said before though, newcomers to the series might want to try an earlier entry to the series first in order to prepare for the challenge Mega Man 9 offers. If the music is improved and some of the cheapness is toned down, then I will look forward to a Mega Man 10 if Capcom decides to take that route. Overall this is worth the 1000 Wii points if not more.
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PlayStation 3videogamer.com (Sep 24, 2008)
So, some things change, and some things stay the same. My 2D platforming skills have certainly changed. For the worst. My time with Mega Man 9 has proved that conclusively. But some things stay the same, even when everything else moves on. For that, Capcom should be praised. Still, a 'next-gen' Mega Man would be so cool...
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Xbox 360Official XBox Magazine (Oct 01, 2008)
From its quirky mechanical enemies to its strident strains of deliciously lo-fi music, this run-and-gun platformer honors the 8-bit era. As usual with this renowned series, you’ll negotiate tricky jumping puzzles, spend screws on energy reserves and extra lives, and defeat bosses to add their offbeat special attacks to your arsenal. Of course, every world’s packed with instant-death obstacles and checkpoints are few, so just reaching those leaders demands the patience of a saint. Mega Man 9 is one of the better games in the series, and this $10 adventure tickles the right retro pressure points; but whether you enjoy its perverse trials or run screaming will depend mostly on your tolerance for its brutally punishing difficulty.
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PlayStation 3Gamekult (Oct 01, 2008)
Si l'apprentissage obligatoire des scripts du jeu semblera rétrograde à certains, on ne peut que saluer la qualité générale du level design, poussant à expérimenter les diverses armes récoltées. Les experts de la manette - qu'elle soit PS3, Xbox 360 ou Wii, le contrôle reste toujours impeccable - apprécieront aussi la liste ahurissante de défis et la présence d'un time attack. En revanche, il est fâcheux de voir que Capcom a gardé tout un lot de bonus (Proto Man jouable, mode et niveau spéciaux) pour les vendre plus tard en supplément. C'est néanmoins le seul faux pas de ce rétro-millésime 2008, digne des meilleurs crus de la licence.
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Xbox 360GamingExcellence (Oct 14, 2008)
All this said Mega Man 9 has a lot going for it. It isn’t terrifically expensive but you can have hours of fun with it, trying to master the stages and the Robot Masters. You might think that you have what it takes to be a hardcore gamer but go ahead and give this a try, see if that really stands up. Capcom is pulling a serious number by reviving its old classics, first Bionic Commando Rearmed and now this, and it’s bringing a whole new level of hard to a brand new generation of gamers.
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PlayStation 3GamingExcellence (Oct 14, 2008)
All this said Mega Man 9 has a lot going for it. It isn’t terrifically expensive but you can have hours of fun with it, trying to master the stages and the Robot Masters. You might think that you have what it takes to be a hardcore gamer but go ahead and give this a try, see if that really stands up. Capcom is pulling a serious number by reviving its old classics, first Bionic Commando Rearmed and now this, and it’s bringing a whole new level of hard to a brand new generation of gamers.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com (Sep 25, 2008)
Il est extrêmement difficile de juger un tel titre, sortant à l'heure où la puissance de calcul des consoles de salon atteint des niveaux hallucinants. Criard, ardu, exigeant, assumant son statut oldschool, le jeu satisfera les hardcore-gamers avides d'un challenge relevé au piment de Cayenne. Les nouveaux venus dans l'univers des jeux de plates-formes à l'ancienne devraient en revanche tester la bête chez une connaissance avant de procéder ou non à l'investissement. Avant de soulever une fronde indignée, sachez enfin que cette note finale est dédiée aux fans de la première heure. Les autres peuvent enlever 3-4 points.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com (Sep 25, 2008)
Il est extrêmement difficile de juger un tel titre, sortant à l'heure où la puissance de calcul des consoles de salon atteint des niveaux hallucinants. Criard, ardu, exigeant, assumant son statut oldschool, le jeu satisfera les hardcore-gamers avides d'un challenge relevé au piment de Cayenne. Les nouveaux venus dans l'univers des jeux de plates-formes à l'ancienne devraient en revanche tester la bête chez une connaissance avant de précéder ou non à l'investissement. Avant de soulever une fronde indignée, sachez enfin que cette note finale est dédiée aux fans de la première heure. Les autres peuvent enlever 3-4 points.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution (Nov 14, 2008)
Really, though, there’s nothing wrong with the game itself, and it will appeal greatly to the legions of longtime fans. The franchise has always been difficult, and dying a lot has always been a part of getting through the games. Yet ultimately, Mega Man 9 is so difficult that it gives newcomers very little reason to pick it up.
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PlayStation 3JeuxVideoPC.com (Oct 01, 2008)
Megaman 9 : arnaque vidéoludique ou trip nostalgique brillant ? Voilà une question qui mérite débat, tant le titre interpelle. Une ambiance retro imparable couplée à une difficulté imbitable parviennent-ils à séduire les vieux joueurs ? A vous de voir, mais ce (pas vraiment) nouvel épisode de Megaman irrite autant qu’il séduit. L’approche radicale de Capcom est à la fois une grande qualité et un défaut rédhibitoire. Maintenant, il reste toujours la solution de ressortir votre vieille NES du placard, ça ne coûte pas plus cher et vous aurez au moins l’occasion de jouer sur un vrai pad de l’époque.