Mega Man

released on Dec 17, 1987
by Capcom

Experience the game that started it all! Play as cybernetic hero Mega Man as you battle to stop the evil scientist Dr. Wily and his Robot Masters from taking over the world! A classic platformer in every sense of the word, Mega Man features timeless 8-bit graphics, a memorable soundtrack, and balanced but challenging gameplay that combine to create one of the most iconic video games of all time.

Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is a 1987 action-platform video game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was directed by Akira Kitamura, with Nobuyuki Matsushima as lead programmer, and is the first game of the Mega Man franchise and the original video game series. Mega Man was produced by a small team specifically for the home console market, a first for Capcom, who previously focused on arcade titles.

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as plataformas q se movem são divertidas

(Dropped at Wily 2)
I'm not entirely sure anybody on the dev team playtested this tbh. And if they did, they probably weren't that much into video games to begin with. This feels like a emulation of what the devs thought "kids these days" would like, rather than what they themselves thought would be fun.
This game feels hollow, and whatever "fun" you can have with it feels more accidental from the developer's part than anything else.

A game that I somewhat dislike and has lots of flaws, but, unfortunately, I can't pretend it wasn't the start of the game franchise I love the most.

Honestly many Megaman series fans hate on the original too much, while there are definitely questionable design choices in Mega Man 1, it's quite commendable how much was done right for this first entry and its weird differences from later mega man games (such as boss corridors containing enemies, not being able to slide, spikes being able to still kill you during iframes etc.) gives this game a unique kind of charm compared to other Mega man or Mega man-styled games.
also lmao at the US box art it's still a work of art for sure