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!
I don’t love Mega Man 4, but Pharaoh Man is awesome. He’s got cool moves, an absolutely awesome stage with kick-ass music, a great weapon, and he strikes that super-cool disco pose. From the mummy monsters, to the awesome-looking quick sand, Pharaoh Man and his stage are clear highlights in the classic Mega Man franchise.
The Toad Man fight
I almost can’t even believe how stupid this battle is. Literally all you have to do it keep shooting him and he’ll never attack you. He’s even easier to beat than Bubble Man. He’s a pretty goofy design too, and his little train dance is just precious. This may sound like a complaint, but it’s just absurd enough to make it one of the things I love most about this game.
At least this time they pretended it wasn’t Dr. Wily
Dr. Wily didn’t have anything to do with these robot masters! No, this time it’s Dr. Cossack! What’s so funny about this isn’t that it really was Wily all along, but even if it was Dr. Cossack, how would that have really been a shakeup? He’s still a robot scientist in a lab coat! Once again, the absurdity of it all brings a smile to my face.
Alright, that’s it for Mega Man 4. Come back tomorrow for my thoughts on the second middle child of the NES era.