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On this week’s Gameplay Thursday, Michael and Kryzzalia return to Monsteropolis to help it’s citizens and Dr. Light in preventing Dr. Wiley’s hostile takeover of the world.
Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is a 1987 action-platform video game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was directed by Akira Kitamura, with Nobuyuki Matsushima as lead programmer.
Initial release date: December 17, 1987
Series: Mega Man Series
Artists: Yasuaki Kishimoto, Naoya Tomita, Keiji Inafune, Akira Kitamura
Genre: Action, Platform Game
Mode: Single Player
Platforms: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), PlayStation, mobile phones, Android, PlayStation Portable
In the year 200X, robots developed to assist mankind are commonplace thanks to the efforts of renowned robot designer Dr. Light. However, one day these robots go out of control and start attacking the populace, among them six advanced humanoid robots made by Dr. Light for industrial purposes: Cut Man, Guts Man, Ice Man, Bomb Man, Fire Man, and Elec Man. He realizes the culprit is his old rival Dr. Wily (who plots to take over the world), but is unsure of what to do. His helper robot Rock, having a strong sense of justice, offers to be converted into a fighting robot to stop Dr. Wily’s plan, becoming Mega Man. In time, he defeats the six robots and recovers their central cores, then confronts Dr. Wily within his Pacific-based robot factory (which happens to be mass-producing Light’s robots). After a final showdown, Wily is defeated and Mega Man returns to his family.
The initial Western release of the game, while keeping the basic plot the same, significantly changed some details from the original Japanese manual. In this version, Dr. Light and Dr. Wily (here Light’s assistant turned disloyal) co-create the humanoid robot Mega Man alongside the six advanced robots, each of whom were designed for the benefit of Monsteropolis’s citizens (no such place existed in the original plot). Dr. Wily grows disloyal of his partner and reprograms these six robots to aid himself in taking control of the world. Dr. Light sends Mega Man to defeat his fellow creations and stop Dr. Wily.
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