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Mega Man 9 (WiiWare)

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Mega Man 9

Also known as: Rockman 9: Yabou no Fukkatsu! (JP, translated as "Rockman 9: The Ambition's Revival!")
Developer: Inti Creates
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: WiiWare
Released in JP: September 24, 2008
Released in US: September 22, 2008
Released in EU: September 26, 2008

EnemyIcon.png This game has unused enemies.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

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Mega Man 9 is a lovingly-crafted throwback to the glory days of the series, with a plot which is a flimsy excuse for Dr. Wily to stir up trouble again and for Mega Man to go fight a new horde of Robot Masters (notably including Splash Woman, the first female Robot Master in the series). All this, with graphics that would be at home on the NES.

This game and the sequel wouldn't be rereleased on a newer console until 2018.

Unused Sprites

Mega Man and Proto Man have throwing animations like the ones used by Mega Man in the first four NES games, but none of the weapons in this game can be thrown. However, both sets of sprites, including Proto Man's, would later on be used for the Rebound Striker weapon in Mega Man 10.

MM9 Missing Skateboard.PNG

What appears to be a skateboarding robot. Interestingly, there is an animation for the robot to fall off the board, an action rather unusual for the Mega Man series (usually, the pilot is destroyed and the vehicle remains).

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A squirrel-like robot that appears to be able to fly or fire with its tail.

Regional Differences

As Dr. Light is known as Dr. Right in Japan, the emblem that appears in the boss doors of the first eight stages uses an "R" in Japan and an "L" elsewhere.

International Japan
DLN (Tornado Man stage color) DRN

Revisional Differences

WiiWare/PlayStation 3 Xbox 360/Legacy Collection 2

For some reason, the song "We're The Robots" for Dr. Wily's Stage 2 has different instrumentation between the Wii/PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. The official soundtrack CD from Capcom matches the 360 version. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 also uses the 360 version, which would suggest that the port of Mega Man 9 included in the aforementioned collection is the latter version.