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Game Reviewed: Mega Man 10
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom Inti Creates
Reviewer: Clint West
Platform: Wii (also on Xbox 360, PS3)
Category: 2D Sidescrolling Action
ESRB Rating: E
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Game Description:

It is the year 20XX. Robots all over the world are falling ill to a flu-like virus called Roboenza. The human population is in chaos without their robot helpers. Mega Man and his creator, the brilliant Dr. Light, are unable to discover a cure and all hope seems lost until salvation appears to come through an unlikely source; Mega Man's arch nemesis, Dr Wily. Dr. Wily crashes near Dr. Light's lab and explains he has created a machine that can produce a cure. However, the parts for the machine were stolen by eight robots infected by the virus. Unsure if Dr. Wily can really be trusted, Mega Man sets off to find the stolen machine parts and put an end to the Roboenza virus.

Mega Man 10 is a 2D action platform game. In typical Mega Man fashion there are 8 initial stages to choose from. After choosing a stage, Mega Man must battle robotic enemies, avoid pits and spikes, and traverse hazards such as sandstorms and disappearing platforms to reach the robot master boss at the end. After defeating a robot master, Mega Man receives their weapon. Each robot master has a weakness to another's weapon, making the order the stages are played in very important. For an extra challenge the game can be played with Proto Man, Dr. Light's first robot creation. Proto Man brings the added ability to block shots with his shield, but cannot fire as many shots and cannot take as many hits as Mega Man.

In addition to the main "story" mode, the game also includes challenge stages to test your Mega Man skills to their max. These stages require pinpoint jumps, shots, and mastery of robot master weapons. There is also downloadable content available for the game, including another playable character, extra stages, and new bosses to battle.

Violence

Very mild. Mega Man and all of his enemies are robotic in nature. Enemies disappear when defeated. The robot masters and Mega Man burst into flashing circles that move off the screen when defeated.

Language

There is no bad language in this game.

Sexual Content

There is not any sexual content in this game.

Spiritual Content

There is not any spiritual content in this game.

Reviewer’s Thoughts

Mega Man 10 is an excellent addition to the Mega Man series. It retains the controller tossing difficulty the Mega Man series has always been known for (good thing the Wii-mote has that strap) and it does not stray far from the basic run, jump and gun formula that has given Mega Man such staying power. Challenge stages, as well as two characters to choose from initially will keep players busy for some time making the game well worth the $10 price tag. Any fan of old school platforming games will find themselves right at home with Mega Man 10.



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