Cell Phone Games

The article on Rockman Cell Phone Games has gone through some additions and revisions. Not only have new games been added, but not all games have their own gallery in the main Image Gallery. So now if you want to view more pictures, you won’t have to wait before 100 or so images load up to view them.

Articles

It’s time for another article update! This time it’s Captain N’s turn. It’s time to take a look at the major deviations in the main characters of the series… and why they might have made such odd designs.

Articles, Gauntlet’s Guides

I’ve been doing some thinking and I’ve decided the image galleries really need accompanying
articles to go with them. At least the official images do and most of the sprite galleries. To this end I have created an article on the Megaman PC Games. It details my experience with the PC games as well as some words on the robot masters.

Next up is a … Gauntlet’s Guides article? It’s been a while since I did me one of those. This one is on Green Lantern: In Blackest Night. Basically it goes into all the “special” rings and is sort of meant as a look-back that contrasts what’s being done today with what’s been done in the past.

The PC sprites have been updated. I actually missed a few sprites of Wily. Apparently when you die at WIly himself sprites of him jumping and groveling appear on the computer screen. Since I always cheat at that game I have never seen these sprites until now.

Speaking of sprite galleries, the index page has been merged with the overall Image Gallery using the same hack that I developed for the Specialty Galleries. It’s just pointless to leave them so separate. Speaking of which, I’ve never announced it, but the Megaman Team Christmas Cards are up. They’re from a small project made by Snakeman and Spark Chan in December. Be sure to check it all out!

Oh, and the articles on Rockman Strategy and Rockman Gold Empire have received some small updates too. RM Strategy has it’s intro video up … doubtless you’ve seen it before since Rockman Perfect Memories posted it long before I have. I just felt it was time for me to post it as well. More exciting, however, is that I have posted the game’s full script online! Unfortunately … it’s in Traditional Chinese. Yeah. I’ve also revised a few details in the introduction (the game’s not quite so rare anymore) and added in some notes on the ending that I got from reading the script. Rockman Gold Empire’s update is a never-before-seen intro video.

Rockman Strategy

A few other people have been posting info on it, so I’ve decided to update the section a bit. I’ll have to edit the article just a tiny bit too.

First of my RMS updates is … every single image used in the game and complete manual scans.

Truthfully, after compiling all those sprites I got sick of RM Strategy. But I suppose it’s long past time in posting what I have on it on the site itself. Happy viewing!

There’s an update!?

Considering the overall lack of activity, I’ve decided to push up this week’s update by a few days. I’ve added some small things here and there.

Firstly, the Asian PC games has a could new images to go with it, namely in Rockman 123’s entry.

I’ve added one entry to all of the sections in the …. pirate games article!? Yeah, I never planned on updating that again, but I found some things that just HAD to be added, even if it was just one per section.

The Cell phone games article features the latest games along with one older game I neglected to put on there. As always, a BUNCH of screens have been put on the screens section of that article (separated out due to sheer number of screens).

The miscellaneous sprites section has some guest entries along with a sheet of E-tank sprites that I compiled. Having all of them on one sheet occasionally comes in handy.

Miscellaneous pictures also features some fan art submitted over the last few months. Sorry it took me so long to get these up!

My Gallery features art of the Wily Rescue Force (meaning the Deamwave robot masters and Cap N Doc Wily).

And finally, Raijin’s gallery features alot of nice art, including character designs for the ‘Maniac’s Transmetal 2 armor!

I don’t know when new ‘Maniacs Moments will be up. Hard’s life must be getting in the way of those little comics. So, I’ve put up an appropriate message.

That’s all for now. I gotta say …. it’s nice to work on the site again.

Rockman: Gold Empire info and review

Here’s an update long in coming! WAY back when I was helping Heat run Sprites INC a dude named Tommy Lee gave me a copy of Rockman Gold Empire complete with manga scans. And I promptly ….. forgot about it. Completely.

Well, now that oversight has been rectified! I’ve played through Rockman Gold Empire a bit and have written a review / article on the game. Rockman: GE is a Taiwanese-exclusive game like Rockman Strategy, only not by the same people. It’s alot less rare than RMS, but I still haven’t seen any information on it in the english-speaking Megaman community, making this a first!

So, thanks, Tommy Lee! Sorry for taking so long.

Also, you may have noticed my smart-ass “Ads go here” banners have been replaced by actual ads. Well, what can I say? Ads were always in the works. HOWEVER, unlike ads of the past, THESE ads actually give money to ME. Not Nyne, Classic Gaming, Zelda U, Geocities, or anyone else. So click! And support the Mechanical Maniacs!

Also rememeber to submit an entry for our Design a Villain contest! The grand prize is an appearance in ‘Maniacs epilogues as well as a figureine made of the villain you design!

Bits here and There

A few small things have been added.

Firstly – the article on Brazil’s MM comic sees a couple of covers added to the image marked “Some MM Comic Covers” at the bottom of the page.

The article on Asian MM Games sees images added to all the Taiwanese originals. Check it for various, better-quality images of the boxes. Another counterfeit game has been added to the list of counterfeit games located there.

Finally, some more MM fonts have been added. I’ve added the e-tanks from the Gameboy games, EXE’s map font, and the font from the beta screens of EXE 1. I’ve also added the toxic waste tank from the first MM PC game to the E-Tank fonts (hey … why not?).

But …. sit tight, loyal viewers! I have quite a few tricks up my sleeve. What’s coming up will dazzle and amaze, I assure you all!

New article, Gauntlet Sprites, Wallpapers

Wow, I haven’t had an update like this in AGES!

First off the next winner of the ‘Maniacs Moments contest is Kaos! Congrats. PR references for teh win.

Next up is an all new article.Rocman X VS Thunder Blast Man. Not only have I compared both games, but I actually *won* Rocman X and have gone into extreme detail on the ending.

The Gauntlet Sprites page has been updated with an all-new sprite picture featuring every single Megaman character (that has an official sprite) to date! It was *very* tough and annoying to make, but now I can update it easily should I choose to do so.

The Wallpapers section also has a big update. That’s one section I don’t update too often. This time from tiny project I recently finished up.

‘Maniacs Moments Contest, Cell Phone Games

First off …. Happy Canada day to all the Canucks out there!

Secondly, the first winner of our ‘Maniacs Moments contest is Ace Spark of Sprites INC! Congrats on his really amazing custom sprites! Keep on submitting your own entries – this contest is ongoing! There’s no limit on how many times you can submit to the contest!

Also, more screens from the Megaman Cell Phone games have been added. Including one from a Christmas version of Kobun Flies. The mystery of the bigger NES screenshots has also been solved – it’s just a better version of the game O_o. No lie. There’s a 100K version and a 256K version.

Quint, of Sprites INC also informs me that the “Megaman Mania” screens with boarders use something called “GP Player”, so that bit of info has been added to the Misc. Classic Mysteries article.

Pirate Games!

The pirate games pages have ALL been updated!

It’s been a long time coming. And this is likely the last update, unless there’s one REALLY interesting update to make to that section. After all …. there’s only so many ways you can cover crap. I think what we have gives a pretty good impression of the different sorts of pirate games out there.

Moreover, it’s been reorganized a little. So things are easier to find.

Oh, on a totally unrelated note: Quickman found out the game for the latest Rockman Cell Phone Game is “Capcom Girls Mind Puzzle” doing some fancy translating. Good job!