Owlboy Creator Imagines a Remake of an Obscure Mega Man Game
TheMega ManCapcom’s most memorable franchise is the series. There have been many iterations of Blue Bomber’s platforming series, each with the hero fighting evil robots. One fan and creator of the mega man series looked at a less well-known title and did a fun experiment to see how he would remake it in his style.
Simon S. Andersen (or snakepixel on Twitter) is an independent game developer. He is also a pixel artist. One of his most popular titles was Owlboy. This story-driven platforming adventure features a mute Owl named Otus who explores high above clouds to the open-skies. Owlboy was nine years in development by Andersen. During that time, he had to deal with multiple incidents that impacted his personal life. Despite this, it was a game that survived development hell and was released to critical acclaim. Andersen’s passion for pixel art makes for stunning visuals, especially when applied to a Mega Man video game.
Andersen shared a short clip of the experiment he was doing on Twitter. It is a remake of the Mega Man games that were released on the DOS. The first was called Mega Man, while the second was Mega Man 3: The Robots Are Revolting. These games had an uneven number of Robot Master bosses, so Andersen decided that a remake should combine the two games’ boss roster into one. The mockup menu displaying the robots is a good example of this.
Then, a quick gameplay mockup is created for the stage of Robot Master Dyna Man. This mockup features Mega Man running through a canyon while the sun sets behind it. The clip also included music and sound effects that recreate the feel and tone of a Mega Man video game. The video description states that the goal was to achieve resolution between the SNES Mega Man and PS1 Mega Man games.
Andersen said that the mockup was not in production and was shown only for fun. Many people loved the animations and designs used in the clip. Some even commented that they wished it was an official product. Fans are still waiting for information on the official product.A potential new Mega Man entry was leaked in the Capcom hack last January, but there is nothing new about the matter. Mega ManFranchise at the time of writing