Again, you play as Firebrand – the winged demon from Ghosts ‘N Goblins (and Ghouls ‘N Ghosts) – and again it features platforming action, with an interesting ‘fly-and-float’ mechanic.
This interesting 1990 action adventure platform game is a spin-off from the classic arcade game Ghosts ‘N Goblins.
It features the flying demon character (called Firebrand in English language versions and Red Arremer in the original Japanese version) in the lead role, and who was first seen as an enemy in the Ghosts ‘N Goblins arcade game. That, in itself is quite unusual – getting to play a baddie from an earlier game in a later sequel, and this game is more than just a simple platform game.
Mercs is a classic arcade shooter from 1990. It was jointly developed by Sega and Capcom and features simultaneous three-player cooperative gameplay.
Mega Man Powered Up is a 2006 remake of the original NES Mega Man game, only this time with ‘chibi’ style graphics and a host of new gameplay options.
Not least of which is the ability to play the game as any one of Mega Man‘s arch enemies – once you’ve beaten them in a boss fight.
Developed by TOSE and published by Capcom for the PlayStation Portable in 2006, Ultimate Ghosts ‘N Goblins is a remake of the classic arcade game Ghosts ‘N Goblins (and its even better sequel, Ghouls ‘N Ghosts), combining them together with new levels, new enemies, new weapons, new armour, new bosses, and new 3D graphics.
Probably the best conversion of the classic Mitchell Corporation arcade game, Super Pang was released for the Super Nintendo in 1992. It was developed by Capcom and is arguably even better than the arcade original.
Game Name, System (Release Date)
Mega Man, Famicom (17th Dec 1987)
Mega Man 2, Famicom (24th Dec 1988)
Mega Man 3, Famicom (28th Sept 1990)
Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge, Game Boy (26th July 1991)
Mega Man 4, Famicom (6th Dec 1991)
Mega Man II, Game Boy (20th Dec 1991)
Mega Man 5, Famicom (4th Dec 1992)
Mega Man III, Game Boy (11th Dec 1992)
Mega Man IV, Game Boy (29th Oct 1993)
Mega Man 6, Famicom (5th Nov 1993)
Mega Man X, SNES (17th Dec 1993)
Mega Man V, Game Boy (22nd July 1994)
Mega Man X2, SNES (16th Dec 1994)
Mega Man 7, SNES (24th March 1995)
Mega Man X3, SNES (1st Dec 1995)
Mega Man 8, PlayStation (17th Dec 1996)
Mega Man X4, PlayStation (1st Aug 1997)
Mega Man X5, PlayStation (30th Nov 2000)
Mega Man X6, PlayStation (29th Nov 2001)
Mega Man Zero, Game Boy Advance (26th April 2002)
Mega Man Zero 2, Game Boy Advance (2nd May 2003)
Mega Man X7, PlayStation 2 (17th July 2003)
Mega Man Zero 3, Game Boy Advance (23rd April 2004)
Mega Man X: Command Mission, GameCube (29th July 2004)
Mega Man X9, PlayStation 2 (7th Dec 2004)
Mega Man Zero 4, Game Boy Advance (21st April 2005)
Mega Man ZX, Nintendo DS (6th July 2006)
By the time Mega Man reached the Sony PlayStation in 1996 he’d undergone another make-over. This one mostly aesthetic – Capcom going for a different look and feel to the SNES games, and – it has to be said – not looking nearly as good.
The last of three Mega Man X games on the Super Nintendo, Mega Man X3 was published in 1995 by Capcom.