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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] The original 2-D classic Mega Man returns in the all new Mega Man 10! Mega Man 10 continues to bring the series back to its old-school roots, with retro platforming action and classic 8-bit graphics and sound. Rediscover Mega Man with new, classically-inspired boss[Xbox Live Arcade] The original 2-D classic Mega Man returns in the all new Mega Man 10! Mega Man 10 continues to bring the series back to its old-school roots, with retro platforming action and classic 8-bit graphics and sound. Rediscover Mega Man with new, classically-inspired boss characters, each with unique weapons and vulnerabilities. The year is 20XX and Robotenza - the Robot Flu - has spread like wildfire, incapacitating robots everywhere. One month after the outbreak, the situation worsens. Infected robots have gone out of control and have destroyed the city! It's up to Mega Man to get to the bottom of this viral mystery. Expand
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  1. 90
    The game is one of the hardest in the series, the bosses are still awesome and the old-school challenges will keep you pulling your hair out for months.
  2. Keeps the retro greatness flowin'. [May 2010, p.79]
  3. Mega Man 10 is a wonderfully challenging package wrapped up in a charming, 8-bit time capsule. It has its tongue planted firmly in cheek and delivers a ridiculously fun experience for all.
  4. With all of that said (and for 800 Microsoft points), Mega Man 10 is still a fantastic download for three demographics: those who are hardcore Mega Man fans, those who have never played Mega Man at all, and those who are face-punching masochists.
  5. The 10th installment in this long-running franchise proves that some formulas don't need to change.
  6. Overall, while the game is still a great Mega Man title, it doesn't nearly live up to the fun of its predecessor.
  7. Another tortuously brutal NES-styled slice of gaming masochism for the hardest of the hardcore. [July 2010, p.121]

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  1. Mar 29, 2011
    9
    By perfectly mimicking the style of the beginnings of the series, Mega Man 10 proves that games, no matter how "dated" the design may be, thatBy perfectly mimicking the style of the beginnings of the series, Mega Man 10 proves that games, no matter how "dated" the design may be, that are challenging, fun, and full of personality will always stand the test of time. Numerous additions like time attack challenges, playing as Proto Man, and an Easy mode only sweeten the deal. Being born the year Mega Man 2 came out I have minimal memories of the series so nostalgia doesn't quite figure into why I like this game (and MM9) so much. Hm. Must mean that they're just plain awesome. :> Expand
  2. TrevorP
    Apr 9, 2010
    9
    I have always loved the mega man series and this is another great addition. It feels right, plays right and brings me back to the hours spent I have always loved the mega man series and this is another great addition. It feels right, plays right and brings me back to the hours spent playing the old mega man games. Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2010
    8
    While it doesn't quite live up to MM1-3, this game is still an absolutely fantastic addition to the Mega Man library and a must-buy for fansWhile it doesn't quite live up to MM1-3, this game is still an absolutely fantastic addition to the Mega Man library and a must-buy for fans of the original NES games. Like Mega Man 9 this game features tons of nostalgic charm, good level design, creative enemies and a stellar soundtrack. Plus the addition of Protoman from the get-go, challenge stages, time attack and mostly attainable achievements really up the replay value. Really my only complaints are that the jump from easy to normal is ridiculous, the controls can at times be frustrating (but that's more to do with the Xbox's horrible D-Pad than the game itself I suppose), a couple of the weapons are awkward to use and the game features a few "classic" Nintendo "eff you" moments where you drop down a screen only to land on a completely unavoidable spike. Luckily these trial and error spots are few and far between and overall we're left with a great classic Mega Man game that's more than worthy of your $10. Expand