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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 You can purchase items from the shop with the bolts you've collected.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 You must hurry past the lava streams.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 When these platforms run out of water, they disappear.
Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 When you walk through the static, a shadow Mega Man will chase you, copying your every move.

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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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GameLemon Oct 31, 2008 9.4 out of 10 94
GamesRadar Sep 22, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Over Online Oct 30, 2008 90 out of 100 90 Sep 22, 2008 85 out of 100 85
TalkXbox Oct 15, 2008 83 out of 100 83
Worth Playing Oct 16, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
JustPressPlay Oct 03, 2008 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Sep 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Official XBox Magazine Oct 01, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75 Sep 25, 2008 12 out of 20 60


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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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