Mega Man 9 (Wii)

JEWEL MAN BEATENED!

PLUG MAN KILLEDED!

Hurrah! Of course, now I have to kill Smarmy Smiley Dr Wily. Or even just get to him, as his fortress is clearly impossible to penetrate, what with the magma streams you can’t get through. Gah!

Mega Man 9 (Wii)

OH I AM BEST NOW!

Not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR bosses defeated today! First up was Splash Woman, who was very easy to get to (but quite hard to defeat). Then came Concrete Man, who was both tricky to reach and hard to kill – until I used Splash Woman’s weapon on him.

Next came Hornet Man, who was a nightmare to reach (that flower clock bit was a real pain) but was killed on my second attempt – partly due to Splash Woman’s weapon again, but also because I’d found there’s a shop so had half-damage and health filling power-ups.

Finally, Magma Man, who was really easy to reach, and with Tornado Man’s power you can blow his flame out making him a walkover. I killed him first time.

Jewel Man and Plug Man, however, remain impossible.

Mega Man 9 (Wii)

Grrr! I got to Concrete Man (after finally figuring out how to defeat the Evil Elephants without dying), but he’s too hard. Neither of the boss weapons I have are effective against him, and it’s all to easy for him to turn me to stone, then jump on my head, then shoulder-charge me, wiping out half my energy in one go. Gah.

Mega Man 9 (Wii)

I beat another boss! After $hlmun attempts at Tornado Man’s level, I finally got to the boss. Then promptly lost all bar one of my lives, before managing to beat him on my final life with just two bars of energy left. Phew!

Oh, and Galaxy Man’s weapon on him is more than useless.

Mega Man 9 (Wii)

So! Very! Hard!

I know Mega Man games are supposed to be hard, but this? This is impossible. Maybe. I did, after many, many attempts, manage to beat Galaxy Man. Actually beating him wasn’t an issue – I did it first attempt. No, the difficulty was getting to him in the first place. Hard? Like a diamond.

Mega Man 9 Demo (360)

Yes, I know I bought the Wii version this morning. I just thought I’d try it and see how it fares on the 360.

Of course, it’s virtually identical. I’m glad I did buy the Wii version though, as the 360’s pad isn’t designed for digital control – the dpad is in the wrong place, and the stick has too much dead-area. As well as that, the added XBLA bits on the menu break the retro-game illusion too.

Mega Man 9 (Wii)

With Xbox Live down, the 360 dpad being crap, and Nintendo finally announcing that from next year you can store downloaded Wii games on an SD card, I bought this.

And oh my god is it hard.

After many failed attempts at all of the first four stages, I gave up (for now). It’s a bloody nightmare!