Mega Man 6 is the sequel to Mega Man 5 and actually better than it's predecessor. This game had new features such as new Rush adaptors for Mega Man, as well as returning characters, new Robot Masters and also a new villain. Although, Mega Man 6 was criticized for the lack of originality, particularly regarding with it's plot. Gamespot editors Christian Nutt and Justin Speer labeled Mega Man 6 the "cheesiest" among the NES titles.
Plot. The "Robot Masters Tournament" is being held in order to test the designing capabilities of the world's greatest robotic engineers. The tournament is hosted by "Mr. X" and many strong robot masters are participating. Dr. Light, a pacifist, has no intention to join the tournament but suspecting something, he sends the robotic hero Mega Man to supervise it. Mega Man springs into action to spoil the plans of Mr. X
Concept. Mega Man 6 presents a less linear way to complete the stages than in previous entries in the game series. As usual, Mega Man must fight against eight different Robot Masters in eight different stages to get to Mr. X and also to the final battle. Before the final battle, Mega Man must fight the Robot Masters once again.
Design. Most stages have cool looks with each Mega Man games and my favorite ones happen to be Blizzard Man, Knight Man, and Centaur Man's stages. Knight Man's stages has that awesome look like getting inside an ancient castle. However, in terms of other things, this game's design feels a bit more like Mega Man 5
Development. Mega Man 6 was being developed at the same time as the franchise's first spinoff, Mega Man X for Nintendo's newer console, the SNES. According to the game's series creator Keiji Inafune, "If you think about it, they shouldn't be able to combine like this. It would be awkward if parts of Rush like his neck were left over after they combined, so what was I supposed to do?". Mega Man 6 was the last title of the series for the NES, as at that time it was dying and the SNES was very popular. Mega Man X would have a darker storyline than that of the original series.
Rantings. The game has become too repetitive after 5 as well. The fight against Plant Man resembles that of Star Man from Mega Man 5. Also, I guess Capcom didn't try enough to conceal of who Mr. X really was during the climax of the game after Mega Man defeats him. What also bothered me is that just like Mega Man 5 this game lacked the originality of the game's story. It has it's cheesiest moments I tell you.
Good Aspects. I actually liked the Jet Mega Man but unfortunately you could only fly for a short time. At least it would prevent from falling down from precipices as well. The game's replay value would have been higher if it did not lack originality, so it's average to be exact. As of yet, Mega Man 6 is not on the Wii Virtual Console.
Overall. Mega Man 6 is not the best in the series, but pretty decent. Mega Man 6 gets a 7 out of 10
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