Mega Man also known as Rock Man is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. The character has appeared in over 50 games in the last 20 years, and that statistic doesn't include any spin off ventures. Because of the variety of the gaming audience Mega Man has sold more copies then the much loved and successful Street Fighter franchise.
The game fits into the action/platform genre. There are 6 stages and in each stage our hero is faced with many obstacles along the way. Waiting at the end of each stage is the level boss known as robot masters. When defeated the boss relinquishes their weapon and the power of that weapon is passed on to Mega Man. After completion of the 6th stage, the 7th and final stage, and the four boss characters are revealed.
The History of Mega Man: Robot Master
The original characters was created by Keiji Inafune, and the game design by Tokuro Fujiwara. It was released by the Capcom Corporation for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. It was the first in a line of games that were later entitled the “Mega Man Classic” series. The classic series contained 8 games, aptly titled Mega Man 1-8.
Since the N.E.S original, there have been many incarnations designed and released for a plethora of different systems. These include; Mega Man: The Wily Wars for the Sega Genesis. Mega Man Anniversary Collection for the PlayStation2, GameCube and the Xbox. Mega Man Powered up for the PSP, which is a fully 3D version of the game, and has extra stages and also 8 robot masters instead of 6. There is now also a version available for mobile phones developed by Capcom Mobile.
Over the years Mega Man's design has changed immensely from the original N.E.S version to the latest PSP release. The character designer Keiji Inafune claimed this to be because of the hardware restraints that the Nintendo Entertainment System placed upon him, and this is how he originally planned the character to look.
The Mega Man series has always used new and exciting story lines and features to keep the player involved, and up until 1997 had always been designed using a 2D environment. But with the birth of new and more powerful systems, the franchise went through a makeover to take full advantage of the new graphical capabilities. The robot master was about to go 3D.
The latest game in the series to date is Mega Man Star Force which was released for the Nintendo DS in 2006. But I have no doubt that this franchise will continue to go from strength to strength for many years to come.
Game Controls: Mouse to click play game. Arrow keys to move. Shift to switch shield. Space to fire. Hold Space to fire a big fireball.