[UPDATE: It only took mere moments of playing one of these ports to see that they are shockingly bad, so even though we'll have an official review coming soon we wanted to give people this extra head's up to avoid these at all costs.] Mega Man is one of the most difficult game series even with a physical controller, and as we've seen a couple of different times over the years the experience doesn't translate super well to the touchscreen. Well, Capcom Mobile is taking another stab at it as they announced last month that the six 8-bit Mega Man games would be hitting mobile, and as of just a few moments ago they've arrived in the iOS App Store as well as on Android's Google Play Store. These ports have been adjusted for mobile play, but I'll have to actually dive into these before we really know what that's supposed to mean. One thing I do know though is that the trailers don't give me a lot of confidence in these ports, as the frame rates look pretty poor.

Even if that's the case, as long as these play well enough they could prove to be an interesting distraction whenever I get a hankering for Mega Man and don't have my 3DS on me. I didn't really love the ports of Mega Man II [$0.99] or Mega Man X [$4.99] in previous years, but I didn't hate them either. They were just kind of… there. Perhaps Mega Man 1-6 will fare a bit better, and at least they're only going for a couple of bucks a pop. If you're interested, check them out with the links below and you can find individual threads for all 6 games in our forums. Also, expect our own Shaun Musgrave's take on the entire collection in a Mega Man Mega Review coming up in the next few days.

  • sivad

    I am so happy πŸ™‚

  • Cheeseball

    Looks like that slowdown in the video is the real deal. πŸ™

    Reviews on the Android version are looking bad. And those were on Snapdragon 800+ devices too.

  • vvtim

    What's the difference between Mega Man 2 Mobile and Mega Man II?

    • nkx

      I wish they did this as one app with DLC or at least bundle price

    • Eric

      Mega Man 2 mobile is a port of the NES game and Mega Man II is a GameBoy game.

      • vvtim

        The description for Mega Man II says "Bringing the original classic NES game to the palm of your hand!" -- the game boy game was also never color.

  • Far_Out

    I am very much waiting for Shaun's review before I pounce!

  • bacon-N-eggs

    Mfi support?

  • RunningWild

    I was super looking forward to this until I just saw the gameplay vid. Well f%ck - this just killed all my hope for this release.

    This would have been groundbreaking if these ports played this way on my Sony Ericsson K800i. What a sloppy effort!

    Can someone please #makecapcomgreatagain ?

    • Dr.SamLoomis

      There's no hope for capcom anymore...they are too far gone

  • nkx

    Thanks for posting the twitter account I guess stay away from this based off the first comments

  • bossjaja

    Really disappointed in Capcom for putting these out at this horrid level of quality.

    The framerate is just as awful as in the trailers (You can set the speed to fast, which helps a bit, but it just hurts my eyes). Why exactly do these games run and look better on NES than an 2016 iPhone 7?

    This is more of a personal pet peeve, but I don't like how the UI isn't designed for touch, you actually have to scroll through with virtual buttons. Why not take the opportunity to smooth things out and make the games feel like they were built for iOS?

    I wanted Megaman Battle Network ports for iOS, but after seeing these, I'm afraid of what we'd get.

  • scottsoapbox

    So apparently Capcom gave one of their interns a week to port all 6 games and it didn't go well.

    • poppichicken

      That's certainly what appears to have happened!
      This is a new low point in port quality. What a piece of cr@p.

  • nkx

    This is actually sad to read as all of us were excited to play these

  • nkx

    DEVICE SUPPORT
    Though this app can be purchased on devices that have not been confirmed to be compatible, we cannot guarantee that it will function correctly on such devices. Capcom accepts no responsibility for problems caused by using incompatible operating systems and devices and does not offer refunds. We appreciate your understanding

    This is sad it only supports older devices. Extremely disappointed I really was looking forward to the ports.

    • Samhain666

      It actually says iphone 5 or later. so 6 and 7 too. But the sad part is that it runs like crap on an iPhone 7 plus too.

  • Baron Cappuccino

    If we had told people in 1989 that we'd be playing NES classics like Mega Man on a palm sized mobile phone stronger than any computer ever made, they'd have called us crazy. Apparently, they knew something we didn't.

  • Russ Sully5000@live.com

    How surprising Apple has conveniently gotten rid of all reviews on these games. Capcom must be getting a ton of downloads because of that.