All classic 8-bit Mega Man titles are coming to mobile in 2017

Good ol' Mega Man

Good ol' Mega Man


Legendary Japanese video game developer Capcom announced that next year will see the release of all classic Mega Man titles on mobile. All of the Blue Bomber's iconic NES adventures will land on both iOS and Android in Japan in 2017. The press release makes no mention of the games coming to the West, but we'd say there's a big chance this happens sometime following the Japanese release.

Mega Man is one of the most recognizable video game characters and has starred in over 100 titles. The first six games in the series, the ones that are launching on mobile next year, first came out on the Nintendo Entertainment System between 1987 and 1993. The first six titles starring the Blue Bomber are notorious for their unforgiving difficulty but are fondly remembered by gamers for their innovative for the time non-linear game design, tight controls and awesome action-packed gameplay.

From the single screenshot accompanying Capcom's press release (featured above), it seems that the games will retain their original 4:3 aspect ratio and use the free space on the screen for the virtual d-pad and buttons. It seems like Capcom won't be changing anything visual- and gameplay-wise and releasing the games as they were over 20 years ago. We're just hoping the notorious sprite flickering will be eliminated.

source: Capcom via TouchArcade


All classic 8-bit Mega Man titles are coming to mobile in 2017
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12 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Amazing!!! Yes, I beat all these games, and I still have them all. I cleaned my NES & it works perfectly!!!

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3083; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Release the magaman X series.

3. xperian

Posts: 411; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Megaman games need real controls. Better to emulate them on a psp

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why? These companies can't make new stuff, so they have to re-release the crap we grew up on? I already have emulators. If its going to be the same game. I have it free now, why would I buy it? Same graphics, same game play? Why not make the game better? Can't think of something new?

7. Valdomero

Posts: 555; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

To make more money from the dead cow. RIP Megaman

12. Brewski

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Look at comment #2. It's spelled magaman.

5. palmguy

Posts: 949; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Oh the memories. :-D

6. KyleRiemen

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

As long as it is not "Mega Man Run"...

11. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

I'm afraid to say this, but there IS a auto-runner Mega Man game called Rockman GoGo. However, this was only released in Korea.

8. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

So excited for this

9. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wish Metroid would come out. Use with controller.

10. Need4Sneed

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 16, 2016

JUSTIN BAILEY ------------ ------------ :-)

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