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Mega Man 9 (Wii)

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Description

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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There are 30 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


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

GameDaily Sep 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Sep 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Sep 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 Oct, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Quebec Gamers Sep 24, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpot Sep 25, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP Sep 25, 2008 B+ 83
GameTrailers Sep, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
Blend Games Oct 12, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gaming since 198x Oct 25, 2008 4 out of 5 80

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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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Ben K (23100) added Mega Man 9 (Wii) on Oct 01, 2008
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