Mega Man 1 through 6 are now available for iOS and Android, but don't throw your money at them just yet

Mega Man 1 through 6 are now available for iOS and Android, but don't throw your money at them just yet
Mega Man, also known as Rockman in some places, is the hero of a few classic arcade games, produced by Capcom. The first game came out in 1987 and, just like every arcade title at the time, it was insanely hard, both due to the tough platforming, impeccable timing and reflex requirements, and also due to the system limitations at the time, which caused enemies to respawn whenever you leave a screen and got back to it. Yikes!

But the game had a lot going for it — different and unique weapons, which you have to defeat bosses to “steal”, a huge selection of enemies to fight and traps to avoid, and a free choice of what level you want to tackle next — something that wasn't very common back in the day — gave players a lot of replay value and incentive to try and beat the game over and over again.

Needless to say, it was exciting when Capcom announced that the good old classic Mega Man titles from 1 to 6 will be hitting the mobile stores soon. And it was even more exciting when we woke up to find out that they're out today!

That's right, you can get each game for $1.99 apiece from both the App Store and Play Store right now, but... we wouldn't be so hasty as to buy them all outright.

Disappointingly, the games do not feature controller support. Anyone who has ever played a Mega Man game can probably imagine how awkward and downright frustrating it would be to play this fast-paced, twitch shooter/platformer with virtual buttons on a touchscreen. Then, to add to the frustration, we have terrible framerates — believe it or not, the game ran smoother on the NES back in the day. And to top it off, the game does not make use of the full phone screen for a 16:9 picture, but shows the gameplay in a small screen in the middle, while the side borders house the virtual buttons. Soooo, yeah... check out a couple of gameplay videos on YouTube before buying is our best advice.


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18 Comments

1. gotoAndDie

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

Using an emulator would probably be better.

3. WingMan unregistered

Yes. At least it works as it should and has controller support. All of these old console games need a proper controller to enjoy.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Capcom is finished. They are only living on street fighter games.

5. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

This made me laugh out loud in public.

10. JunN_Vai

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

devil may cry will make u cry

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Hope the new devil may cry won't be s**tty like dmc (if they will announce any).

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude and the drugs you sniff & smoke will get you finished. Capcom is a heavy weight in the video game industry. SMH

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Was a heavy weight. They are killing their classics.

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hummmmm... Was he says??? SMH

15. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

And Monster Hunter which is awesome and I'd love one on PS4 or XBox.

4. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

LOL...

6. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Some people must be using Android's unique "try before you buy" feature right now...

7. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

I would be tempted to buy Mega Man 2, but since the framerate issues that Phonearena has talked about, so i'm just gonna wait longer or not buy it at all.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Just get the PSP. The best retro gaming machine ever.

9. Valdomero

Posts: 677; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Why you do this Crapcom? please stahp!!! Let Megaman die in peace...

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They should stop focusing on street fighter and make a new magaman, onimusha, and rival schools games.

16. Valdomero

Posts: 677; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Oh my, I totally forgot of Rival Schools, that was a great game. I still don't know how they make Super Street fighter II Hyper Special Turbo Championship Edition and people still buy it... It's like apple's iphone 6, 6s, 6s plus, 6 plus... the same crap just with different names. Mighty No. 9, the spiritual successor of Megaman was good, but lacked something that made Megaman what we used to love.

17. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Agreed. I don't why they are killing what made them great in the past.I hope the old Capcom returns again someday.

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