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  • Summary: Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh. You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots,Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh. You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet. Once, you worked together, side-by-side but now, your fellow Mighty No. robots have lashed out, taking over key strategic locations across the globe and infesting them with their minions. You have no choice: the other Mighty Numbers...Must. Be. Destroyed. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. NF Magazine
    Sep 7, 2016
    60
    My fingers are crossed that Comcept gets their act together and can create a sequel that is the Mega Man 2 to this underwhelming original. [Issue #23 – September/October 2016, p.68]
  2. 55
    Ultimately, Mighty No. 9 is just not worth the price. It has a satisfying set of mechanics, but that is all it has going for it.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 11, 2016
    52
    Mighty No. 9 is a game you don’t want to continue playing. It tries to ride on the wave of Mega Man nostalgia without understanding why people love Mega Man. [Sept 2016]
  4. Jun 25, 2016
    50
    Mighty No. 9 is very disappointing, thanks to its ugly graphic style, annoying presentation and frustrating levels. Mega Man needs a better follow-up than this.
  5. 50
    Mighty No. 9 isn’t a bad game, but it’s generic in gameplay quality and suffers from technical issues that hamper the experience.
  6. Jun 27, 2016
    50
    We're not sure where things went wrong, but Mighty No. 9's finished product is just a "mega" disappointment.
  7. Jun 25, 2016
    30
    Mighty No. 9 should have been a great play on the legacy of Mega Man, but instead is a cheap product that nearly has any creativity in it. This is not what Mega Man deserves.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 26
  2. Negative: 13 out of 26
  1. Jun 10, 2020
    10
    You wanted Mega Man and got it. The only issue? YOU forgot that Mega Man can have, and is mostly made of, **** entries. This happened to beYou wanted Mega Man and got it. The only issue? YOU forgot that Mega Man can have, and is mostly made of, **** entries. This happened to be the case this time.

    ... Or so keep saying, most likely because it isn't what's familiar to them. However, I agree that the game did some things quite right! Dashing was fun, absorption was not. Some of the powers were useful instead of 1 or none throughout the game so don't believe the myth that only 3 were useful because there was so many more, weapon energy has recovery and isn't hard to lose to encourage actually using it. Enemies are decently varied and entertaining to go up against, spawning directly on top of MN9 was not. Ducking is automatic in hazardous areas, except one? A mixed bag, but absolutely leaning on positive!
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  2. Jul 6, 2016
    9
    Um...yeah, so it's really not that bad.
    Finally got around to playing it, and it's actually pretty good...I don't know what all the fuss was
    Um...yeah, so it's really not that bad.
    Finally got around to playing it, and it's actually pretty good...I don't know what all the fuss was about. I think people just wanted this game to be bad because of how the kick starter was handled...but here's the thing, none of that has anything to do with the actual game. So, what? You're all bitter that Keiji Inafune took the money you're throwing at him for a game that only needed a small budget? Wouldn't you do the same thing? He probably used it to grow his company, Comcept, a small start up that's now much bigger thanks to this kickstarter.
    The game's not perfect, but, like, the things people are complaining about are non-issues.
    Everyone's complaining about the English voice acting and cutscenes being terrible, but no one's mentioned that there's a Japanese Language option, I have heard, literally, not one critic bring that up; and the Japanese voices are pretty good...also, so what if the voice acting and cutscenes are bad, who **** cares? Remember this **** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h4Vt8MR8NY? And that was a great game.
    The graphics aren't great is the other complaint...yeah, I mean, no, they're not...but again, why does that matter...did you play Megaman for cutting edge graphics?
    Also, I'm playing this on the WiiU, apparently the most broken version due to load times up to a minute long...where is this happening to people? I mean, sure, the load times are longer then they should be, but I've yet to encounter one longer then 10 seconds.
    It doesn't play exactly like Megaman...sure, it doesn't...but did you really want that? There's been about 13 proper Megaman releases, and that's not counting Megaman X, Megaman Zero and Megaman ZX which all play pretty similarly...do we really need another one? It actually plays closer to Azure Striker, which I loved...though, it may be a bit too similar, to the point where I'm kind of wondering why this needed to be a new franchise.
    Bottom line is it plays very well, fast paced, responsive, great for speed runs and score challenges. I don't really know what people were expecting with this title outside of that.
    It's not perfect, certainly, and it def shouldn't have taken this long to finish, or cost as much as it, supposedly, did...but, again, none of that really has anything to do with gameplay.
    I will say though It is disappointing that they choose to use the Unreal Engine (that's probably what's causing all those load times), but plenty of good games that you people all love use that unfortunate game engine...I mean, every Suda/Grasshopper Studios game uses the Unreal Engine and suffers from the same problems because of it, but you all love that **** (I love those games too).
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  3. Feb 6, 2017
    8
    A title that isn't that terrible and plays just fine on the Wii U. Mighty No.9 was one of the most hyped up titles that unfortunately, did notA title that isn't that terrible and plays just fine on the Wii U. Mighty No.9 was one of the most hyped up titles that unfortunately, did not deliver on all that it was built up to be and even had a bad marketing campaign for it. Mighty No.9 features a pleasant world where technology is very advanced and there isn't any sort of conflict between other countries and so forth. That is until robots start acting aggressive and hostile. Even our heroes brethren can't control their urge to be baddies. Mighty No.9, or Beck for short, is tasked by his professor and his other professor friend to restore the other Mighty Numbers to their good guy selves and join forces to tackle on the true threat behind of all of these corrupted robots. The game relies heavily on combos and has some small frame rate issues that don't usually take over unless its in certain parts where there is multiples of the infamous "pizza explosions" happening at once. It doesn't freeze the game or make it crash but rather makes it a tad annoying to see. It also is a spiritual successor to the much praised Megaman series and takes on many aspects like the difficult platforming, the ability to absorb the bosses abilities and add them to your own, and a laser beam like megaman. However, this game relies heavily on combos which is performed when you shoot enemies a certain amount of time and dash into them thus absorbing them and gaining points The game runs fine on the Wii U and the load times are ok too. Loading times last about 10 seconds max. Makes me wonder why people complained this version was atrocious. I personally enjoyed the game with it's bright and colorful world along with the difficult platforming, the new abilities to absorb from each boss fight, and some certain characters's personality. Some cheesy jokes are cringe worthy but others are well timed and pretty funny. Especially Avi. However, if you aren't into wanting to hear english dialogue, the audio can be changed to some other languages like french or Japanese. Plus there is subtitles for you to understand what's going on if you choose another language option which is great. Now if only that sort of option would be used for Japanese only import titles so that people who import can understand plots to the games they buy. Anyways, the game isn't as bad as everyone says it is. It just was put on a pedestal and basically let everyone down on all of the hype like No Man's Sky. However, if you come in with no hype and just to play it for some fun, then you'll be pleasantly surprised by this game and I personally would recommend it regardless of port you choose to play it on. Thanks for reading my review and have a good one! Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2016
    4
    Mighty no. 9 is a game that is fun but the wii u version just isn't playable, it lags and loads for ages.

    Despite that the game isn't even
    Mighty no. 9 is a game that is fun but the wii u version just isn't playable, it lags and loads for ages.

    Despite that the game isn't even amazing it's just fun and solid.

    4/10
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  5. Jul 10, 2016
    4
    If one were meant to confuse this with Mega Man, just confuse it as a bad Mega Man game and that's pretty much simple. Sadly, no one canIf one were meant to confuse this with Mega Man, just confuse it as a bad Mega Man game and that's pretty much simple. Sadly, no one can resist having this title in their Wii U collection and all that money they threw in were wasted. Avoid this title for once. Expand
  6. Jan 16, 2017
    3
    If you want to play the biggest disappointment of the whole of Next Gen consoles, look no further than Mighty No. 9.
    Good lord where do I
    If you want to play the biggest disappointment of the whole of Next Gen consoles, look no further than Mighty No. 9.
    Good lord where do I begin? For a game that costs up to $4 Million this has CERTAINLY been absolutely horrible, the frame rate goes all over the place, and even in places you really would think it can run at 60FPS.
    The lack of instructions also doesn't help, two times I've counted where I've died because of something the game didn't tell me I could do something different with the Dash move.
    Not to mention how it doesn't like the Wii U controls, as a Nintendo Gamer, I'm used to pressing A to Jump, but Mighty No. 9 seemed to have taken note from Sonic Boom and put B to jump, and even as the default confirm button on the Menus.
    The voice acting is horrible, it sound passable when you start off, but the moment you start of in Mighty No. 3 Dynatron's stage, you will begin to hate the voice acting more and more.
    The graphics do not hold well at all, not even for Indie standards, ESPECIALLY not when it costed $4 Million to make!
    I bought this at my local Gaming Retailer for £15, and that came with a double sided poster, free DLC and a laughably bare art-book.
    I honestly wouldn't be so hard on this game, if it wasn't for its very high budget and constant delays, and the fact that it was made by the man who has made Mega Man games for nearly 20 years.
    The fact that the Wii U version is somehow the worst version, really shows they didn't care, they got the dev kits, they should've known what would work and what wouldn't so they could've released all versions with no faults.
    You must really hate yourself if you're even going to consider buying this game, seriously, just don't, do yourself a favour
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  7. May 11, 2017
    0
    Ocean man, take me by the hand, lead me to the land that you understand
    Ocean man, the voyage to the corner of the globe is a real trip
    Ocean man, take me by the hand, lead me to the land that you understand
    Ocean man, the voyage to the corner of the globe is a real trip
    Ocean man, the crust of a tan man imbibed by the sand
    Soaking up the thirst of the land

    Ocean man, can you see through the wonder of amazement at the oberman
    Ocean man, the crust is elusive when it casts forth to the childlike man
    Ocean man, the sequence of a life form braised in the sand
    Soaking up the thirst of the land

    Ocean man, ocean man
    Ocean man

    Ocean man, take me by the hand, lead me to the land that you understand
    Ocean man, the voyage to the corner of the globe is a real trip
    Ocean man, the crust of a tan man imbibed by the sand
    Soaking up the thirst of the land

    Ocean man, can you see through the wonder of amazement at the oberman
    Ocean man, the crust is elusive when it casts forth to the childlike man
    Ocean man, the sequence of a life form braised in the sand
    Soaking up the thirst of the land

    Ocean man
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