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Release year: 1993 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Capcom
Mega Man 6 (NES)
Mega Man 6 (AKA Rockman 6 or ロックマン6 史上最大の戦い!! Rokkuman Shikkusu Shijō Saidai no Tatakai!! in Japan) is a 2D side-scrolling run and gun action platform video game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in year 1993. It is the sequel of Mega Man 5 and the sixth installment of the Mega Man series. This game is one of the last titles released for Nintendo’s 8-bit game console, and was followed by Mega Man 7 (SNES).
The first Robot Master Tournament is hosted by Mr. X. It is held to test the designs of the best robotic engineers. Dr. Light sends Mega Man on a mission to oversee the tournament. During the end of the contest, the host announces that he has taken control of the top eight robot masters, and he will use them for world domination. To stop Mr. X’s plans, Dr. Light orders Mega Man to defeat the eight robots and Mr. X.
There are many new features in Mega Man 6 like rush power, rush adaptors, and rush jet. These upgrades enable Mega Man to get past obstacles, reach new areas, and battle the robot masters.
Beat is in Mega Man 6 as well, but he is not incorporated with new features except for his one-hit punch. To unlock beat, you need to defeat Yamato, Tomahawk, Centaur, and Knight. This version has brand-new features, but the developers weakened and shrunk the size of the Mega Buster.
Most of the stages in this sequel have different paths that can lead to items, robot masters, or mini-bosses. In a stage where you’ve to battle Tomahawk, there’s a hidden room where you can get an energy adaptor. This item refills your master weapon with energy. Many levels in Mega Man 6 are designed with difficult obstacles like instant death holes and flammable areas.
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Mega Man 6 for the NES is easier than the previous installments. You won’t have a hard time defeating the robot masters except for Tomahawk. Also, two wily stages and Mr. X’s stage can be challenging if it’s your first time battling them. The key to clear every stage is to max out your E-tanks. If Mega Man 5 provided excess lives, this version gives you lots of E-tanks.
Mega Man 6 has amazing music, graphics, controls, and gameplay. Although some fans of the game didn’t like this version, you might enjoy it especially if it is your first Mega Man game. If you compare 6 to its earlier counterparts, it is still better in terms of visuals and gameplay.
Mega Man 6 game has been ported to NES (this version), Sony PlayStation, Smartphones, iPhone apps, and Nintendo Virtual Console.