Street Fighter X Mega Man Review
Street Fighter X Mega Man Box Art
System: PC
Dev: Seow Zong Hui
Pub: Capcom
Release: December 17, 2012
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p

Again, there are eight stages available from the beginning—and you face Balrog, Vega, a boss rush, and M. Bison after those. I highly doubt that anyone who isn't a longtime Mega Man devotee will have the patience to master the game to the point they can beat it in one sitting, even using online guides to help them with the boss order and the ideal routes through stages.

Street Fighter X Mega Man Screenshot

We're long past the NES era, when even the simplest games were expensive and high difficulty, coupled with infrequent saving, was needed to make them last. Today, even the most hardcore games have frequent checkpoints, and it's mind-boggling for a game as tough as this one to eschew a save system that has been with the franchise for virtually all of its history. I hope that this will be fixed soon, either through an official patch or by a fan-made mod. It's simply too frustrating to lose this much hard work.

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But hey—it's a fan-made Mega Man/Street Fighter crossover, complete with lots of stages and great boss fights, released for free with Capcom's blessing. It's hard to imagine anything cooler than that, and hardcore Mega Man fans will be more than willing to sink hours into mastering each and every stage, discovering tricks and secrets along the way. SFXMM isn't a bold new direction for Mega Man, but it's a terrific look back.

By
Robert VerBruggen
Freelance Writer
Date: December 19, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.5
Graphics
The levels are 8-bit marvels based on Street Fighter stages.
4.5
Control
Standard Mega Man, and customizable.
4.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The original tunes combine the best melodies of both franchises.
3.8
Play Value
The stage design is lackluster at times, and the lack of saving is infuriating, but this game is still a lot of fun.
4.1
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Play as Mega Man and explore Street Fighter-inspired stages.
  • Learn your favorite fighting moves by defeating bosses from the Street Fighter roster.
  • Take down M. Bison in an 8-bit-style homage to classic gaming.
  • Free PC download.


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