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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 He's back!  And as fit as ever.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 The Weapon Select screen allows you to choose from any weapons you've acquired.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 You must hurry past the lava streams.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 Dodge the rotating flowers while trying to kill the disappearing enemy!

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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

WiiWare World Wii Sep 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Digital Chumps Wii Sep 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameDaily Wii Sep 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90 Xbox 360 Jan, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 Oct, 2008 4.1 out of 5 82
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 Oct, 2008 4.1 out of 5 82
Factornews Wii Oct 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 3 Sep 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 3 Sep 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 3 Oct 01, 2008 11 out of 20 55


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1001 Video Games

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


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

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