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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: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Jun 27, 2016
    75
    Mighty No. 9 is a masterpiece of old-school gameplay mechanics, and, one needs to look at it as a spiritual successor to Mega Man, instead of an outright sequel.
  2. Jun 21, 2016
    75
    Mighty No. 9 has a strong gameplay core that isn’t better or worse than Mega Man—it’s just different. The further the game deviates from that core, however, the worse it becomes.
  3. Jun 27, 2016
    70
    There are so many cool ideas scattered around the game that the sore aspects really stand out even more. Growing up such a huge fan of the Mega Man series has certainly left me starved in recent years, and Mighty No. 9 fills that void well. There is a great game buried in here, one that kept me coming back like the Mega Man titles I grew up with, but the rough edges really shine bright just when I start looking past them.
  4. Jun 20, 2016
    60
    If you are feeling nostalgic for Mega Man, dust off your NES or Super Nintendo; Mighty No. 9 is not the spiritual successor we wanted. It may look and play like Mega Man, but Comcept’s robotic doppelganger doesn’t have the heart of Capcom’s Blue Bomber. A sparkless facsimile, Mighty No. 9 never captures the excitement or creativity of Mega Man’s classic exploits
  5. Jun 20, 2016
    55
    If you've got a hankering for old-school platformers (albeit ones bastardised by a few modern conventions) Mighty No. 9 is a game for you. If you were going to pick it up on a whim because you fancied a taste of Capcom's golden age, you're better off looking elsewhere. Hardcore gamers eat your heart out, but don't expect to sleepwalk through this one.
  6. Jun 20, 2016
    50
    Mighty No. 9 is an inoffensively average game sprung from the memories of the past, with little to show for its position in the present.
  7. Jun 22, 2016
    40
    Mighty No. 9 contains the seeds of a good platforming franchise, but for now they're exactly that: Seeds. In its current state, Keiji Inafune's intended successor to the Mega Man series lacks creativity, joy, and character – not to mention several weeks' worth of polish.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Jun 28, 2016
    10
    Great game! Not a fan of the childish design but the gameplay is excellent. Wish you could buy life and energy recovery like in megaman butGreat game! Not a fan of the childish design but the gameplay is excellent. Wish you could buy life and energy recovery like in megaman but still its a nice game with a lot of challenge and difficulty levels. Expand
  2. Jun 21, 2016
    10
    I bought the game having low expectations, but with the hope that the game would be patched up sooner or later. To my surprise the game is aI bought the game having low expectations, but with the hope that the game would be patched up sooner or later. To my surprise the game is a lot of fun!! Not only that, the game runs smooth!! The controls are tight!! IGN claimed there was noticible frame rate rate drops but I have not noticed it, maybe there was a day one patch? I don't know, but what I do know is that after finishing 70% of the game I have not noticed anything. Some have claimed the controls feel sloppy, Wrong!!! I play mostly twitch type games, so I can tell pretty quickly if some games have sloppy controls, and I guarantee you this game has good controls! In fact the only thing I can think of is the Jump button, when you lightly touch the jump button Beck will barely jump off the floor, But when you press it longer he will max out his jump, so I have died a few cheap deaths when I lightly jumped, when I should have maxed it out, sure I got upset!! But that was my fault, I'm not some clown that will blame the game!! So its funny to me how so many people that havent even played the game are judging it based on other peoples opinions! If you like Mega_man Buy it! Its a great game, its tough so most people will not like it, I think that's what has upset so many people. At least people that have played, which apperantly not many have. Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2016
    10
    What could of been a perfect successor to the megaman series turned out to be short to the expectations we had, this is correct the texturesWhat could of been a perfect successor to the megaman series turned out to be short to the expectations we had, this is correct the textures in this game are horrible , the fire don't get me started , I saw the IGN review before playing the game and they said "I barely used the powers I collected " this is a lie all the powers are useful if you're a skilled player, I found myself playing with the skills quite often to add some variety to the gameplay.

    Anyways as a megaman fan I recommend this because it's a fun game after all if you want a good platform with smooth 60fps then just buy it, it's cheap and challenging at some points.
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  4. Feb 6, 2017
    8
    Visually not current gen, but has the feeling of a great PS2 generation AAA title. Gameplay is well thought and unique. I feel it is a goodVisually not current gen, but has the feeling of a great PS2 generation AAA title. Gameplay is well thought and unique. I feel it is a good start if they ever make another. Expand
  5. Sep 7, 2016
    5
    The expectations for this game were high and it it meets none of them. Honestly, I don't understand how this is being sold for $20. There areThe expectations for this game were high and it it meets none of them. Honestly, I don't understand how this is being sold for $20. There are plenty of better games for the money. It just doesn't deliver on the original promise and you're better off picking up other games and supporting other developers. Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2016
    5
    Mighty No. 9 is filled with fun, quirky boss battles and Megaman-styled level designs. No, it doesn't bring anything new to the overallMighty No. 9 is filled with fun, quirky boss battles and Megaman-styled level designs. No, it doesn't bring anything new to the overall experience of past Mega Man games, but it does utilize a brand new mechanic - The AcXel Dash. Though this new ability takes some time to get used to, you'll find that properly controlling it is essential to the game.

    Unfortunately, the game is also plagued by a pattern of difficulty spikes. It really doesn't bring the player's skill or confidence up in a natural way by challenging them with any seamlessly progressive levels.
    Instead, you'll be coasting along having fun, when suddenly the level is going to take some serious determination and skill to wrap up.

    Mighty No. 9 isn't exactly what anyone may have been expecting, and we've all waited long for it's arrival... But, for all the bad there's some fun to be had, the bosses are a blast to go toe to toe with and learn their patterns. This game is for anyone willing to sit down and be forgiving of bad level pacing.
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  7. Sep 12, 2018
    0
    ahahaha this crap is the biggest fraud! it make me laugh all the stupid people who give money for this.

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