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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. Nintendo Force 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 27
  2. Negative: 13 out of 27
  1. May 21, 2022
    10
    It's a nice game, but I wouldn't recommend the Wii U version.

    I'll still give it a 10/10, but that's because I feel like that it's very
    It's a nice game, but I wouldn't recommend the Wii U version.

    I'll still give it a 10/10, but that's because I feel like that it's very underrated (Especially this version).
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  2. Jul 10, 2020
    9
    Coming from someone who didn't partake in the Kickstarter and despises Mega Man, I find Mighty No. 9 to be a really fun time. It takes whatComing from someone who didn't partake in the Kickstarter and despises Mega Man, I find Mighty No. 9 to be a really fun time. It takes what Mega Man does and makes it actually good lmao. Its level design isn't anywhere near as cheap as Mega Man's, which are consistently full of **** enemy placement, death pits, and insta-death spike traps. MN9 has these, but nowhere near as much. The Xel Dash also provides Beck with a much more resilient move than Rock's useless slide dash. The character designs are also all great and the story is much better than pretty much every classic Mega Man game I've played (specifically 1 - 4). On the whole, 9/10. Expand
  3. Oct 18, 2016
    9
    Masterful. I haven't played any Mega Man games before, but I can tell this game is above and beyond them. For starters, the graphix. They lookMasterful. I haven't played any Mega Man games before, but I can tell this game is above and beyond them. For starters, the graphix. They look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. ESPECIALY the explosions. It also introduces an interesting gameplay mechanic I haven't seen before. The game will actually slow down the frame rate sometimes, which adds some fun unpredictability and challenge to the game. Sometimes, the game will even crash! It adds some fun tension no other game has replicated, especially not those lame old Mega Man games. The dash mechanic is really fun too. It's nice to have a way to get a quick burst of speed in a game like this, another thing no other Mega Man game has ever done. Seeing a pattern? This game is like Mega Man, but good. In fact, it's one of the greatest games I've ever played, second only to Sonic Boom. The only flaw I can see with it is the fact it's a platformer. They should have just made it an FPS instead. Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2017
    6
    Story 5/10 the plot is boring and not engaging and the terrible cut scenes lower the enjoyment value even more like THERE MOUTHS DONT EVENStory 5/10 the plot is boring and not engaging and the terrible cut scenes lower the enjoyment value even more like THERE MOUTHS DONT EVEN MOVE THE JUST SPEAKING SOME HOW WITHOUT OPENING THEM!
    Graphics 6/10 i prefer the anime artsyle that the concept art used.The final product now looks like a generic ps2 paltformer made on a tiny budget despite this game having a decently huge budget what i want to know is where the money went!
    Game play 5/10
    its watered down mega man with few changes.The robot powers are not very good i only used like 3 of them and the game play is not helped by the terrible level design which is lacks a sense of flow that the old games have they also dont use the new dash mechanic as much as they should have.
    Controls 7/10
    Overall the controls are fine but feel a but more stiff than the old games the dash to me when it was used was very fun and it was satisfying to dash trough enemies the controls overall are not half bad.
    Music 6/10
    its ok techno music i would say more but i can barely hear it over the sound effects like the sound mixing in this game is terrible.
    Worth the price no
    I would say it is worth the very cheap 10$ it goes for now and days but its not worth your time there so many better 2d action games which are way more worth the price
    Final score 6/10 an ok game not worth your time though
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  5. Oct 28, 2016
    4
    Before you say this is a ripoff of mega man, it's not, but that doesn't make the game any less horrible, pretty much just mega man but notBefore you say this is a ripoff of mega man, it's not, but that doesn't make the game any less horrible, pretty much just mega man but not mega man... I don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said Expand
  6. Jul 9, 2021
    3
    tldr; Just play a real Megaman game.

    CONS 1. lacking extra content during stages. Like no power ups to explorer? 2. No real bonus for
    tldr; Just play a real Megaman game.

    CONS
    1. lacking extra content during stages. Like no power ups to explorer?
    2. No real bonus for getting S ranked.
    3. loading times are bad.
    4. controls feel clunky
    5. no extra features for wii u
    6. feels like water down mega man x game (ironic, seeing the original creator made both of them).

    PROS
    1. reminds you that you want to play the other mega man games in these series.
    2. you want to like it, you really do.
    3. artbook and poster was nice.
    4. pricing was good, and came with dlc.
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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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