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The Coin-Op Question: Which Mega Man Series is The Greatest?

Real Talk By: KJ

The big ones include Mega Man, X, Legends, Battle Network, and Zero.   Each represents a change in direction, while keeping familiar elements in-tact.  The original games and X, we’re treated to tough pioneering boss fights and controller tossing stages.  Battle Network would spawn multiple sequels, and surprise many with its approachable RPG interface.  BN was a popular handheld series, so much it would even get a TV show.  Capcom may have forgotten about Legends, but the fans have not.  We’re still sad about part 3 getting the axe.  Taking this hero into an action-adventure style game,was a risk that paid-off.  A prequel/Spin-off (The Misadventures of Tron Bonne), and sequel released as well.  With the announcement of a new CGI series, hopefully we’ll get a true Mega Man resurgence.  Looking back on all the titles you’ve ever played with the blue bomber:

COQ: Which Mega Man Series is The Greatest?

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4 comments

  1. Hi there! Had to give you a follow with an article like this. For me, as much as I loved Legends and X, the original series remains the best. Mega Man II is still one of the greatest (and hardest) platformers ever. Thanks for the quick read!

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  2. To me, the Classic series is the “Real” Mega Man. The setting, the characters, the bright, and colorful worlds, and of course the soundtrack. For all of the things the other incarnations add, something seems lost in all of it. Mega Man 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, MM&B, and the Game Boy spin offs are all games I can go back to a million times over.

    That isn’t to say X, Zero, NT, Battle Network, or Starforce aren’t good lines (Though some of these DO have some mediocre entries) but they don’t feel like Mega Man to me. I just prefer the brutal core gameplay, and whimsical, yet sometimes dystopian feel. I do like that the other versions do new things though. If you like your Mega Man, Gritty, Dark, like 90’s comic books you have X or Zero. If you wanted Mega Man to be an RPG you have BN, NT, or Starforce. If you wanted an Adventure game in the Mega Man universe you have Legends/64, or Tron Bonne. (Though God help you come up with money for a copy of the later. It’s expensive.).

    Point is, every version has something different for you. But personally for me, Mega Man will always be the brutally hard platformer with bits of Astro Boy, and Casshern inspiring it.

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    1. I would have to agree. Though I do enjoy the other versions, the classics are still my favorite. Mega Man 8 being way up in the list. Thought it was cool how parts 9&10 went all the way old school. Definitely threw my controller playing 9.

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