Category Archives: Mega Man

Expanding Game Worlds

I’ve long had somewhat of an affinity for media based on video games, even though most of them aren’t really that good. I grew up on the Super Mario Bros. cartoons and Choose Your Own Adventure style books, and read … Continue reading

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A Koopa Troopa’ll Make Ya Jump, Jump

This video is two years old now, and I first watched it more than a month ago, but I thought it was worth commenting on. As it mentions, jumping in video games is kind of bizarre, because how often do … Continue reading

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Video World Tour

I recently came across this old Metroid discussion forum topic about the location in Captain N actually CALLED “Metroid.” Within the game, a Metroid is an organism, not a place. Their home world is the planet SR-388. Captain N tended … Continue reading

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Wily Never Wins

The Mega Man series from Archie Comics has recently gone on hiatus after fifty-five issues. So far, the first thirty-six have been collected into graphic novels, and I’ve read all of these. Perhaps because the main series of games is … Continue reading

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When Mega Man Comes Marching Home Again

I’ve checked out some of the Mega Man comics from Archie, specifically the collections of issues one through four and nine through twelve. I have the volume in between these two, Time Keeps on Slipping, on order from the library; … Continue reading

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Cover Art, American Style

Is there market research somewhere that says Americans like sparse cover art? I mean, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books had fairly intricate covers in the United Kingdom, but the States tended to reduce them to representational objects. Or look at the … Continue reading

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Taking It to the Streets

While I’ve written quite a bit about video games from my youth, I haven’t said all that much about one of the biggest hits of the early nineties, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. A one-on-one fighting game that inspired … Continue reading

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