Mega Man 7
Reviewed by Maniac Z
Remember back in the old days of gaming? How every time a
good game came out there would be consecutive sequels until the
game was considered "overplayed", and no one wanted more? Games
like Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda just seemed to cry out for another
game in the series. Still, only one game has been so loved, so wanted
without even a hint of drastic change. A game so wanted that there
have been more releases with this name on it then any other game
in history. Of coarse by now you know that this game is Mega Man.
Yep, the Blue Bomber is back, and he's giving the Super NES a wake up
call. It's time to show everyone just what the Bomber is made of!!!
Graphics 9 out of 10
First off, Mega Man 7 is the absolute exception when it comes to
previous Super NES or Super Famicom Mega Man titles. Rich,
smooth colors added to the characters make game look, and
feel like the television series. Many old characters are added to
the game, but with the high quality 16-bit graphics, they are hardly
recognizable! The Text bubble style of talking adds to the fun, and
makes you feel like YOU are the one talking and arguing with Wily,
Bass, Proto, and others.
The password art and pause screens are exquisite, and add to the
futuristic feel of the game. Background art is the best I've seen in
a Super NES game of this genre in a loooonnnng time. Especially
in Cloud Man's stage, and Shade Man's Stage. The Full moon was
especially impressive. Overall, the graphics on Mega Man 7 are
top-of-the-line, and I applaud Capcom's effort.
Music and Sound 8 out of 10
The music in this edition the Series is good, but some songs
are better than others. Among the top themes are Bass' theme
music, Shade man's tune, and Eddie's shop. The more annoying sounds
would be included with most of the sound effects. Sounds like the
springs in Spring Man's stage, and Mega Man's charging sound get really
annoying after a few minutes. Still, the music here wasn't as bad as it
could have been. Even with that in mind, I still give it an 8.
Game Challenge Variable out of 10
The challenge of the game depends on a few factors: First of all, it
relies on haw good of a gamer you are when it comes to Mega man
games. If you aren't considered a very good gamer, then you might
want to get a Game Genie to help you out. If you have beaten other
Mega Man games you may be able to say that it is 'moderately easy'.
Even with that in place I have to say that I have played almost EVERY
Mega man game available for the Nintendo systems (more specifically
the Super NES), and I found the game to actually be kind of hard. Once
you get to stages like Turbo Man, or Wily's fortress, you're going
quite a few E-Tanks.
The second factor depends on who's level you are fighting in.
Personally, I found Cloud Man's stage to be the EASIEST, and
Slash Man's to be a tie with Turbo Man's stage to be toughest (excluding
Skull Fortress.). The bosses are easy if you know how to use your
special weapons, and if you know how to slide.
So, because of the many factors, I am forced to give the Game Challenge
a variable rating. There is just too much to give it one straight #
Game Play-Fun 10 out of 10
This has to be the MOST FUN I've had on a Super NES MM game in a
loonng time!! The game gets more fun the longer you play
it, and special items you uncover.
For instance, if you were to play a game that had set what you could
and couldn't do, it would get pretty boring and old really fast. Whereas
in Mega Man 7, you can obtain the Rush adapter, Proto shield, Beat,
and more! So every time you play, there could be a new feature
that you found along your way to Skull Fortress. This is the kind of
game that doesn't get too old too fast. Why? Because the storyline
engulfed the player, and the fun factor rises the longer you play.
Capcom did humanity good when they made this. It's so fun it
should be illegal!!
Not too much frustration, if you are a decent logical and scientific
thinker. Example: The most frustration comes when you meet a Boss.
If you are fighting someone like Spring Man, you have to think as if it
were real. What (or how) do you damage a spring?? The answer, of
coarse, would be to cut it. So, that would lead you to use Slash man's
power to defeat Spring Man. This train of logic continues with each
Boss, until you beat the game.
Places like the 1st segment of Wily's fortress can be frustrating If
you don't know how to use Rush or Beat. IT also helps to have a lot
of lives and patience.
Replayability 9 out of 10
This is a game that is truly replayable. If you by any chance aren't
into Mega Man, then it may get tiring after you beat it and get all of
the items, plus unlock the Street Fighter Mode. But for the true Mega Man
gamer it is a classic, that will most likely be played until you have
to go out to Wallmart, (or where ever you go) and get a replacement
system burnt yours up from playing Mega Man 7 too much.
Overall, this game is a pretty good game for replay, because of the
extra features and items. Also, the ability to mix up the order of
levels is also nice for mixing the story a little bit.
Game Value 6 out of 10
Though the game is very good, the current price for Mega Man 7
used is more than some brand new games on newer systems. The
average price for the game runs at around $50.00 used. I haven't
been able to find the game new, because Capcom, the games'
developer, quit making the game.
I would have to say that because of how old the game is, the target
price SHOULD be around 20 bucks. But, because of the quantity of
games the game is considerably more. If you were to get the urge
to buy this game, you should probably do it now, because there
aren't many copies left, but you may be kicking yourself in a few
years because the price might drop 10 or 20 bucks. The decision is
up to you, but I personally would wait at least a few months.
Overall 10 out of 10
Overall, Mega Man 7 is the BEST Mega Man game (not to be confused
with the 'X' series.) that I have ever played . The graphics are good,
sound is.....unique, and everything else looked fine to me. Whether you
are a die hared Mega Man fan, or just curious at all of the hype,
your sure to like the fun, exciting world of Mega Man 7 on Super NES!