Megaman is my favorite Nintendo game of all time. Known in Japan
as Rockman, he has been the star of many games, even now on some of
the newer platforms such as Sega Dreamcast. His first game was released
in America in 1987. He is one of the many lovable characters created
by the development team at Capcom, one of the biggest video game producers,
even to this day. For the NES there were 6 Megaman titles:
Original Megaman Boss Screen
Megaman 2 Boss Screen
Megaman 3 Boss Screen
Megaman 4 Boss Screen
Megaman 5 Boss Screen
Megaman 6 Boss Screen
Metalman Stage (Megaman 2)
Iceman Stage (Megaman 1)
Super secret Megaman 2 trick: I was playing around with Megaman 2,
and had just selected my boss. To my surprise, in the places where
stars normally zoom by, small birds had been substituted. I played
around for a little while trying to figure out why this had happened.
It turns out that if you hold down the A and B buttons at the same
time immediately after you select the boss, this glitch within the
game occurs! Talk about funny!
Megaman Q. & A.
Q. Why do you say the Megaman series is the
A. Megaman is a basic platform game with two main buttons, jump and
fire. The reason why I prefer it over other similar platform games
such as Super Mario Bros. or Ninja Gaiden is because of the ingenious
idea of the main character gaining the abilities of whichever boss
he defeats. By the end of the game, not only can Megaman preform his
basic functions of jumping and shooting, but he also has another huge
arsenal of options at his disposal which become available to him as
you get further. Its kind of like every stage has its
little reward for Megaman, and depending on the order in which you
beat the bosses, the game presents a different challenge to you each
time you play. FUN!!!
Q. Which game out of the series do you like
A. Definitely Megaman 2, and thats probably because it was the
first one I ever played. The original Megaman was a close 2nd place
Q. What is the biggest challenge for you when
you play this game?
A. Id have to say that the part that I get stuck on the most,
in any Megaman title, is the vanishing blocks that you have to jump
to and from. This part of the game requires memorization and timing,
as well as the usual hand-eye coordination that any NES action game
Q. What is a piece of useful information you
can give a Megaman rookie?
A. During the boss fights, theres usually two important things
1) The bosses move in certain patterns. Carefully watch each boss
and how he moves and attacks. After a while you will be able to avoid
getting hit a little more easily.
2) Each boss has a weak spot, which means one of the other bosses
weapons works well against him. For example, in the original Megaman,
if you use the Cutman weapon on Elecman you should be able to defeat
him in 2-3 hits.
If you can master these two things, beating the bosses can be much
easier. However, some experienced players may want to try and beat
it with out using the special weapons. If you can beat all of the
bosses with the original weapon (Mega Buster), you know that you are