Welcome to Mega Man Month! Every weekday in January I’ll be listing three things I love about the original Mega Man series. Let’s go!
It’s freaking Mega Man Soccer
If I had to pick one thing to love about this game, its pure existence would be it. This is such a delightfully absurd product. I mean, look at the American box art alone. Not only is Mega Man giving what looks like the most uncomfortable kick in the world, but he’s REALLY into it. Mario sports games are pretty silly in their own right, but Mega Man sports? That’s just bananas, and I love every ounce of it.
I love it when robot masters from multiple games come together
I’m always all for it when there’s an opportunity to see robot masters from multiple Mega Man games interact with one another, and what better way to make that happen than on the soccer field? Well, I can think of plenty, but I’ll take what I can get! Seriously though, seeing all these guys and their silly powers all in one place, and then applied to the game of soccer is a thrill. A dumb thrill, but a thrill nonetheless.
Freaking Enker is in this game!
There aren’t many instances when the Game Boy Mega Man games are mentioned in the main series’ canon, but every now and then they toss someone or something in them and man, when they do, it makes me jump for joy because the GB Mega Man titles are great and the Mega Man Killers (the original boss characters from the first 4 MM GB titles. Well Quint doesn’t really count I suppose… whatever.) are super cool. So when I saw that Enker, the Mega Man killer from Mega Man in Dr. Wily’s Revenge, was here in Mega Man Soccer in full color, 16-bit glory, I lost my mind. He’s awesome, and this game is awesome for including him.
And that does it for Mega Man Soccer. Swing on by tomorrow for Mega Man & Bass for the Game Boy Advance.