I have been getting quite a bit of Mega Man stuff lately without even realizing it, so i decided to make this a catch all finds/collection post.
Now, I do not have the most extensive or impressive Mega Man collection, but it has never really been about collecting Mega Man games to me. The joy of the series has been playing Mega Man games.
I first fell in love and was introduced to the series in the late 80’s via Mega Man 2. I swear, I must rented it so many times when I was a kid that it would have been cheaper for my parents to buy me the game outright (which they did eventually).
Everything about the blue bomber that I love love is perfectly embodied by the original numbered series- the astounding level design, the challenge, the robot masters, re-playability, and especially the music. Who can forget the music? I still assert that Mega Man 2 has a soundtrack that went unmatched in terms of quality until the Super Nintendo came out.
I recently picked up a copy of Mega Man 7 for the Super Nintendo, which was the only original series games I was missing (and also the most pricey). I am happy to report that is is much better than the fluffy basket of farts that Mega Man 8 turned out to be.
I eventually want to pick up the X games for SNES. I used to have Mega Man X, but traded it a while ago. I do have Rock Man X and X2 (which, aside form the language, the same games). I have also owned in the past Mega Man X7 and X8 for PS2. but traded them off because honestly they were total garbage.
Recently I picked up a disc only copy of Mega Man Legends and a complete boxed copy of the N64 port Mega Man 64. I have since played through a majority of Legends and have to say that game is incredibly fun and absolutely bubbles over with character and general… well, fun.
New this month is the Archie (*fart noise*) run of a Mega Man comic book. You should still be able to find issue #1 in your local comic book store. Also look for the vastly superior (so far, anyway) manga Mega Man Megamix. It’s far more authentic and serves not to truncate the emotional heart of Mega Man’s origin, especially the regarding his relationship with Dr. Light. Megamix is on book 2 now, so I recommend that you pick them both up ASAP.
As a graphic designer for a livening, I have access to various pieces of industrial equipment. One such machine, a laser engraving, allowed me to make a Mega Man sprite stamp, which after it was complete, I used to stamp every piece of paper and notebook I saw for a week. Awesome.