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Mega Man (NES)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

What a classic! Jonathan Hollas (25) unrated
A delightful game—if you play it in the right frame of mind. PCGamer77 (3028) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Possibly most innovative game ever Bregalad (917) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Another Side-scrolling, jumping adventure. It's classic, though! Definitely worth playing! J. David Taylor (28) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (43 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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1UP!
S'appeler Megaman quand vous êtes un p'tit gars bleu qui couine quand il saute, c'est un départ difficile dans la vie. Mais il ne faut pas se laisser abuser par les apparences car Megaman, tout rikiki qu'il soit, est vraiment un sacré bonhomme et un grand jeu. Il est important de se replacer dans le contexte (c'est le tout premier Megaman) et de se dire que tout ce qui fait que Megaman séduit des joueurs depuis des années est parti de là. Ce qui par la suite lui a été reproché, le manque d'originalité, est alors ici son plus grand atout: de l'originalité à revendre et de quoi entretenir de nombreuses suites... Seul défaut, pas forcément conséquent, une difficulté élevée que l'absence de sauvegarde amplifie. Ce n'est pas le genre de jeu qu'on finit régulièrement, mais le finir au moins une fois est possible, et cela procure une grande satisfaction.
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NES Archives
If you are a fan of platformers then Mega Man is a must have. It has all of the basics of the later games in the series without all of the crazy additions like a pet robotic dog or a mega-boosting gun. If you can pick this one up for less than 10 bucks, don’t hesitate.
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Nintendo Land
Great, Magnifique, Astounding, Mahtava(In Finnish) so, If you own a Nes, Buy, Rent or just Borrow it and Play!!!
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Quebec Gamers
Pour conclure, le premier Mega Man est un vrai classique et je n'y vois pratiquement aucun défaut. Le seul que je pourrais pointer, c'est qu'il y a des ralentissements à certains endroits qui peuvent nous importuner. Autrement, c'est un jeu solide sur toute la ligne autant au niveau de la présentation, la musique, le level design, et la rejouabilité. C'est un jeu auquel je rejoue encore et encore et je ne me lasse jamais!
85
Lens of Truth
Mega Man is unique blend of action and platforming. The idea of learning your enemies super power was even more astonishing at the time. But Mega Man still wasn’t quite perfect. He cannot duck to evade enemy fire, and falls off ladders if he changes powers while on one. Also, the difficulty at the end of Dr. Wily’s stage can sometimes get really frustrating. Outside of these minor flaws Mega Man is a classic that no gamer should miss.
84
Player One
Même s'il peut paraître à certains un peu simplet, ce jeu réunit de quoi combler un joueur friand de plaisir ludique: des graphisnes mignons, de jolies mélodies et une diversité de situation, étonnante.
80
Pixel-Heroes.de
Der zum Schluss frustrierende Schwierigkeitsgrad trübt den positiven Gesamteindruck des Mega Man-Erstlings. Das abwechslungsreiche und anspruchsvolle Spielprinzip, das mit für die damaligen Verhältnisse guter technischer Umsetzung aufwartet, hätte die Höchstwertung verdient, hätte man damals etwas mehr auf die Spielbalance geachtet. Für das erste Spiel der langlebigen Reihe ist "Mega Man" nach wie vor erstaunlich gut, muss sich jedoch den fünf weiteren NES-Nachfolgern geschlagen geben.
80
Just Games Retro
MM1 still shows the rough edges of a fledgling idea, like the reuse of rather standard enemies across all levels, and the painful lack of a password system. You probably won't beat it, and if trying to turns you off to the entire series, it isn't worth playing. It's a fun challenge for fans, a basic scroller for those mostly neutral to the whole idea, and just Another Damn Mega Man Game to any gamers loathe to the overuse of the original's concepts.
80
VideoGame
Esta é a primeira versão de "Megaman", o simpático robozinho que luta contra o exército de robôs de Dr. Willy. E também a mais difícil: não há senhas nem CONTINUE. Veja a ordem certa para derrotar os robôs:
75
Tilt
Mega Man est le jeu de plates-formes le plus difficile sur cette console et même les spécialistes du genre auront du mal à en venir à bout. Mais la précision des commandes offre une excellente jouabilité et les différents mondes sont suffisamment variés pour maintenir l'intérêt de jeu assez longtemps. Enfin, il est même possible de commencer par celui de son choix.
75
neXGam
Mega Man ist kult. Punkt. Man liebt es oder man hasst es. Mega Man zählt zu den Actionhighlights des NES. Allerdings kann man den ersten Teil nicht uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Die unter euch, die die ganze Geschichte von Anfang an erleben möchten, nehmen den harten Schwierigkeitsgrad in kauf und starten ihre Abenteuer mit dem blauen Roboterhelden im ersten Teil. Alle anderen sollten vielleicht mit Teil 2 beginnen, dem vielleicht besten der Serie. Aber mehr dazu demnächst in unserem Test, denn die Mega Man Saga geht weiter...
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The Video Game Critic
Mega Man's graphics aren't exceptional, but at least they look clean and well-defined. You'll face a wide array of enemies, but most are small, and some are as simple as floating blocks. The game provides unlimited continues, so you can always pick up right where you left off. Mega Man's tunes are catchy and should bring back fond memories for long-time NES players. It may not look like much, but Mega Man's well conceived gameplay has managed to withstand the test of time.
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Game Freaks 365
Overall, this game is a pretty good start to what ended up being a strong franchise for Capcom. This one never saw the popularity of its first two sequels, but it is still a pretty good game and is worth checking out for any fan of action shooters.
72
Power Play
Endlich mal wieder ein Modul von Nintendo, das man sich kaufen kann, zumindest, wenn man Hüpf- und Laufspiele mag. "Mega Man" ist zwar nicht der Weisheit letzter Schluß, es besticht aber durch seinen abwechslungsreichen Level-Aufbau.
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Random Access
Nevertheless, Mega Man serves as an important stepping-stone for the franchise... in fact, it's the FIRST step to a wonderful series. The classic Mega Man formula was revised and revisited many times over, finding improvements at every turn, but we must all remember that the series had to start somewhere: right here! If you're new to the Mega Man saga, or if you have less than perfect reflexes, it might be best to use either Mega Man 2 or Mega Man 3 as your starting point. For gamers who like a rough challenge, this one would be good to pick up and try out.
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GameCola.net
It may not be as streamlined as other Mega Man games, and the difficulty might be a bit much to some, but the original Mega Man is a true classic that challenged the conventions of the platformer genre and paved the way for decade after decade of endless sequels and spinoffs.
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HonestGamers
I don’t think that the first Mega Man game holds up as well as many of its sequels did, but it’s still a fun and challenging title. It remains one of the toughest entries in the series, and it’s interesting to go back and take a look at where it all started for the Blue Bomber. However, it will never hold my attention as much as my favorite Mega Man games, and now I just look at it as a piece of gaming history.
50
The DOS Spirit
Om det er noen trøst ble oppfølgerne mye bedre enn dette. Kan anbefales til store og små masochister samt til alle som synes at spill idag er vanskelige – dere har ingen peiling på hva dere snakker om.