King of Dragons

King of Dragons

The King of Dragons is an interesting game.  It was released not long after Final Fight blew the doors off the genre and a legion of imitators followed.  It tried to do more with its mechanics than most of those...
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Rockman & Forte

Rockman & Forte

It is hard to believe but for a while there Capcom were hesitant to release certain Mega Man titles in the US.  This was mostly due to the long lead times of cartridge manufacturing and being left with large volumes...
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Mega Man 8

Mega Man 8

It’s no secret that certain people at Sony in the US frowned upon 2d games.  While a few snuck by early on it would take a change in leadership before the floodgates would open.  Can you imagine if Mega Man...
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Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Going into 1993 Sega had built up a tremendous amount of momentum due to their success with Sonic the Hedgehog 2.  That led to more third parties hopping on board.  Capcom would be one of the last holdouts along with...
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Mega Man 7

Mega Man 7

If you thought the wait for Mega Man X was bad the continuation of the original series would not hit the SNES until its final years.  By the time Mega Man 7 was released Mega Man X3 was a few...
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Mega Man 6

Mega Man 6

Mega Man 6 holds the distinction of being one of the last Nintendo games released in the US, coming well into the Super Nintendo’s life.  I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that Nintendo would not have bothered publishing...
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Mega Man 5

Mega Man 5

Mega Man 4 was not a bad game but its reception was mixed.  Many of its gameplay additions brought unforeseen consequences that slowed down a tightly paced game.  Apparently it was enough for Capcom to rush a sequel into production...
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Mega Man 4

Mega Man 4

After three glorious installments the Mega Man series seemed invincible.  Capcom could do no wrong and by this time I began reading gaming magazines.  So the news of a Mega Man 4 was not as much of a surprise.  Despite...
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Mega Man 3

Mega Man 3

I don’t envy the development team of Mega Man 3.  The legendary second installment is a beloved classic around the world and any follow-up would be heavily scrutinized.  With many of the staff moving on to different projects it would...
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Mega Man 2

Mega Man 2

There have been many sequels that were better than their predecessor.  Not that it should come as a surprise because it is expected at the very least.  But some games go so far above in terms of refinement that it...
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