Feb 2nd, 2017

Let’s face it, Mega Man has seen better days. From the abysmal mobile ports Capcom released a few weeks ago, Mega Man Legends 3 being cancelled a while back, the Blue Bomber just can’t catch a break. Except when he was in Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS; that was pretty cool.

Regardless, Peter Sjöstrand has been hard at work developing what they call Mega Man 2.5D, complete with an awesome anime intro. This Mega Man is most likely the best version of Mega Man we’ll see for a while. Why do we say that? Well, here are some of the features:

  • Unique, 2.5D gameplay
  • Vs Mode
  • Achievements
  • 2-player Co-Op

A 2.5D take on Mega Man is intriguing enough, but actually seeing the execution is what really sold us on the idea. Unlike most 2.5D games today where the background kinda look weird, Mega Man 2.5D plays with the camera orientation, placing it below the character in certain sections, or emphasizing objects that pop out just a little. The 2.5D is subtle enough so that it’s noticeable, but inoffensive. It also blends well with the classic Mega Man sprites.

If you want to try it, head on over to developer Peter Sjöstrand’s website where he has a lot of ways to download the game, including via Google Ddrive, torrents, and without an installer. Oh, and you needn’t worry about Capcom issuing a DMCA. Unlike Nintendo, Capcom seems to be rather supportive of these fan projects.