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Mega Man 9 – EXCLUSIVE boss reveal

The time is almost upon us, dear retro gamers, when we bend over and happily have Mega Man 9 kick us square in the ass with its unrelenting, borderline unholy level of difficulty. We’re reviewing the game right now and uh, yeah, it’s hard. More on that later – today we’ve got two EXCLUSIVE looks at bosses that will soon be laughing at how many Game Over screens they cause.

Robo-lovely Splash Woman is the series’ very first female boss and was created by Mega Man progenitor Keiji Inafune. Besting her gives you the Laser Trident, which works best against... hm, we’re probably not supposed to tell you who’s weak against what just yet. Soon!

Her level is almost entirely underwater, with one really tricky set of bubble jumping you may have seen in various internet videos. The actual fight against her is pretty cute – here you see her singing her siren song, asking for aid from her aquatic allies. Just adorable, this one!

The Laser Trident spews tiny electric shots that travel through walls, even damaging certain areas that are otherwise impervious to harm. Trust us, you’ll be using this weapon a lot.

Plug Man looks a bit top heavy, like the slightest of taps would send him crashing head over heels. Tackling Pluggy awards Mega Man the unfortunately named Plug Ball. Hm.

Plug’s level is home to the dreaded appearing/disappearing block segment. If you’re unfamiliar with it, jeebus you’re in for a surprise.

Plug Ball hugs the terrain, scrolling along the floor or climbing the wall until it hits an enemy. Hm, looks like they’re using the right weapon for the level.

We’ll have much more on Mega Man 9 when it’s released (currently looking like it’ll happen in the next couple of weeks).

Sep 17, 2008


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21 comments

  • bijukil - September 22, 2008 6:18 a.m.

    if any of you are interested, you can see pics of all of the bosses here: http://www.siliconera.com/2008/09/12/rockman-9-original-soundtrack-includes-staff-comments-boss-gallery/ i really enjoy galaxy man. what a silly character design.
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - September 19, 2008 2:20 a.m.

    Sounds good, glad you found them. The 150 pics story is a gold mine.
  • Skullman - September 19, 2008 2:08 a.m.

    First and foremost, I will apologize for my rudeness. I have been following this game from the anouncement and got a little excited. I have found the hi-res pics.... THANK YOU !!! I also must thank you for the 150 you postes sometime ago. Not everyone is an ass on these sites !!!!
  • Scotch - September 19, 2008 1:53 a.m.

    dude i cant wait, its my first mega man game so hopefully it wont kick my ass too hard. i wish theyd put some other mega man games on xbla...that would be sweet
  • Patius - September 18, 2008 10:09 p.m.

    So ready. So pumped.
  • Pyro240 - September 18, 2008 10:02 p.m.

    Bah, I feel horrible now for not playing the original Mega Man games. The only ones I ever played were Megaman 6 (I think), Megaman 8, and those Battlenetwork games.
  • Skullman - September 18, 2008 6:59 p.m.

    uhhmm..... hate to be one of those guys, but.... Why the hell are the Boss and MM pics posted like this !?!?!?!? IGN and Gamespot gave us these massive, High Res pics and you give us these small ass pics that are put together with cheesy ass graphics. We don't need your input, give them to us how you got them and write your comments below like the rest of us. FIX THIS NOW !!!!
  • Juriasu - September 18, 2008 4:26 p.m.

    I was born to late for Mega Man, but I'm thinking of playing them soon so I can decide if I'm gonna get this.
  • Burn - September 18, 2008 1:01 a.m.

    Right on :] Looking forward to more boss reveals
  • Cynwyddon - September 17, 2008 11:29 p.m.

    Can't wait for the sexy fan art.
  • Avsareone - September 17, 2008 11 p.m.

    Maybe he has duel busters. I'm definately going to have to get Megaman9, because if it is any whatsoever megaman related game wise I have it. Personally my favorite game, is MegamanX5 though.
  • mrlias1981 - September 19, 2008 8:41 p.m.

    So when does this game come out?
  • Nintengeek750 - September 18, 2008 10:24 p.m.

    oh man this looks fun.
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - September 18, 2008 8:55 p.m.

    Well Mr. Skullman, instead of being rude and complaining about free content, you could have simply looked in the Mega Man 9 screenshot viewer and found high-res images of the Splash and Plug art, plus larger versions of the screens. I'm a huge fan of the series and would demand the same thing. And we have them. You simply had to click around.
  • shobuku - September 18, 2008 8:33 p.m.

    well, first off, thats how the graphics are in the game, and youu really cant get anymore detailed with 8-bit images
  • anb002 - September 18, 2008 6:40 a.m.

    how so stupid graphix
  • IWUNapenguin - September 18, 2008 2:08 a.m.

    damnit. now i HAVE to replay the old 6.
  • Blade1006 - September 18, 2008 12:02 a.m.

    I'm totally psyched for this game!
  • Amnesiac - September 17, 2008 11:56 p.m.

    Plug Man's weapon shoulda been the Butt Plug. HUR HUR.
  • JoeMasturbaby - September 17, 2008 9:16 p.m.

    you should play it, so people dont laugh at you for the rest of your gaming life. and because its fun. and i noticed that Plug man's arm plug switches arms. thats odd.

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