Mega Man 9

A blast from the past is what "Mega Man 9" on the PS3 (as well as Wii and Xbox) offers, and it accomplishes in instilling feelings of nostalgia and nods of definite approvals. "Mega Man 9" presents what classic retro video games are all about, after all these years and despite the ever changing technology -- simple, yet challenging.

Twelve years have passed since the last Mega Man game. The ninth installment pins Dr. Light, Mega Man's creator, as the source of a robotic rampage. It seems the tables have turned and Dr. Wily has no apparent connection to the attacks. Mega Man sets off to prove Dr. Light's innocence and expose Dr. Wily's true intentions. "Mega Man 9" just goes to show you -- why change something that doesn't need improvement? In the spirit of Mega Man and Mega Man 2, we have just the bare basics to work with -- no power slide. Seemingly identical visuals, gameplay, stage select, and a stellar soundtrack any Mega Man fan would appreciate. And speaking of soundtrack, it's thumbs way up as usual. If you're over 20 years old and haven't downloaded Mega Man 9, take my advice and get it now. It's been out for about a month now, and I'm sorry I only got to it now. Capcom's attention to detail and even putting intentional bugs, brings back memories of the old days.

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