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"Bad Box Art" Mega Man
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BIO:

This version of Mega Man is based on the North American box art of the first Mega Man game (1987). This horribly drawn box art contains virtually nothing that can be found in the actual game. Mega Man himself resembles a middle-aged man rather than a boy, his costume is colored yellow and blue instead of being entirely blue, and he is holding a handgun instead of his arm cannon. Over the years, the cover art has become infamous in the gaming community. It has been considered one of the worst game covers of all time. As joke, Capcom included this version of Mega Man in Street Fighter X Tekken as a playable guest character.
 
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FIGHTING GAME ORIGIN:
Street Fighter X Tekken

   

 

OTHER APPEARANCES:
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Page Updated:  May 23rd, 2022

Why Capcom, why? Really though. Was SF x Tekken really the time and place to bring back the infamous "Bad Box Art" Mega Man? Not so sure. There aren't many FG characters who are intentionally designed to look BUTT-UGLY... so the fact that Ono / Capcom decided to make SFxT more ugly with this unfitting joke character is mind-boggling. Seeing this legendary cringe version of Megaman from the badly-drawn NES box art is worth a laugh, but the joke is a bit lost when old school SF / Tekken fans were actually hoping for certain favorite characters from the series to appear in SFxT. Wasted slot much? Ironically, this ridiculous character kind of represents the culmination of SF4's cartoony art style.

In gameplay, you can't help but laugh at this height-challenged fat man with his generic laser gun and crooked helmet. What he does effectively as a joke design is that he even exists in the first place. It's almost deep. No, he doesn't fit into the game at all... and he's not supposed to? Step aside Dan, "Mr. Megaman" is the ultimate troll FG character.

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