Continuing with my Megaman series reviews the next game is Megaman Powered up which is remake of the first Megaman game that was made on the NES in 1987
The game starts you off with a choice of playing the "New style" Megaman game with remixed music, full widescreen and colourful if perhaps childish visuals which Ill go in to a bit later. But many fans will find this mode especially easy when compared to the original levels found in the Old style Megaman mode.
The old style Megaman copies the same level design, robot masters and even the music found on the NES version but uses the same childish graphics found in the new style
Anyone who has played Megaman 1-10 will know that the story involves Dr Wily is planning to take over the world and to stop him you must defeat the robot masters and take there powers to defeat other Robot masters.
The graphics although I called them childish that is a bit harsh. The graphics are colourful and really do make great use of the PSP's power. It seems that Capcom have decided to go for the "Chibi" art style to try and entice newer Megaman games, Unfortunately using the PSP's power does cause some slowdown in places which is the same problem that Maverick Hunter X had so its a shame Capcom and Inti Creates could not sort that out.
Whilst for the hardcore Megaman fan it may look a bit odd but when you start playing old style Megaman a feeling of nostalgia will fill your senses.
The controls are inch perfect which is essential for a platforming game such as Megaman. Its good to see that Capcom spent plenty of time adjusting the controls well instead of concentrating on art style