Game Review: Mega Man 10
Release: March 1st 2010
Genre: Platform, Action
Developer: Inti Creates, Capcom
Available Platforms: PlayStation Network, XBLA and WiiWare
ESRB Rating: Everyone
I have to say I had a TON of fun playing this game! Don’t get me wrong though, it wasn’t an easy breeze through type of game. One forgets how difficult older games can actually be. I won’t even tell you how many times I had to play the same section over again!
As always, Dr. Wily is up to something! He comes to you for aid when a mysterious robot virus, Roboenza, starts to infect all of the robots and causes them to malfunction. Dr. Wily claims he was in the middle of making a machine that could cure the disease, but one of the infected robots stole it. Now it is up to Mega Man to help retrieve the machine so they can get the cure.
You have three playable characters: Mega Man, Proto Man, and Bass (downloadable). You are able to choose which mode you want to play in, if you are a beginner you have the option of choosing easy mode. This will put platforms over spikes and decrease damage done to your character. If you’re wanting harder, you can also try out the Challenges mode, where you can practice your skills in 88 mini-stages, which typically require Mega Man to reach a goal or defeat an enemy. On a few of them you have to go unharmed, which is a feat in itself!
One of the things I liked most was the fact that you were able to shop in-between levels. It makes it much nicer than having to go in and out to get to shops, or wait to get items. I also love the ability to switch weapons during gameplay. If you need a better weapon to beat a specific boss, just switch out then switch back! Every round you obtain a new weapon, and it’s fun to be able to use all of them, try them out, see how they work and what they do.
The graphics were fantastic! Mega Man in an 8-bit world is exactly where he belongs! There are no updates to the graphics, no reconstruction, and that makes it perfect! It did take a bit to get used to, of course there are no camera angels and that threw me off for the first few minutes. It was about then that I realized how spoiled technology makes us!
Music was old-style as well which I loved. You can’t help but to bounce around with the music while you’re playing. It was all very familiar, and some of the tunes sounded like music from other games, like the old Mario for example. I would have to say that made half of the game, it wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without it!
I can’t say there was anything I didn’t enjoy about the game. It was a nice break from all of the high-tech games that I’ve been playing lately, and on some levels even a bit more challenging. An example would be Final Fantasy XIII that I just did a review on. If a boss beats you, you can retry, right before that specific boss. In Mega Man, you have to go ALL the way back. It sounds frustrating at first, but it make it challenging and you end up playing it all day until you beat it!
I would recommend this to all Mega Man fans, and even people that have never played this type of game before. I’ve had a great time playing it and could play it over and over again without getting tired of it.