Mega Man (Game Gear) Playthrough – NintendoComplete



A beginning to end playthrough of U.S. Gold’s 1995 Sega Game Gear game, Mega Man.

Played through on the hard difficulty level.

Much better than most games that ever saw release by U.S. Gold, who is notorious for some heinously bad PC ports in the late 80s/early 90s, Megaman for the Game Gear is a mashup of bosses and stages from Megaman 4 and 5 for the NES. The graphics are super zoomed in, but they convincingly mimic the NES games’ graphics (even if cheap hits and blind jumps are far more commonplace because of this). The sound is as faithfully reproduced as possible given the weak sound hardware shared between the Master System and the GG.

The game runs much slower and is significantly easier, though, than any of its counterparts on the NES. It’s also MUCH shorter, being only 8 stages long, but overall, it manages to capture the spirit of the series likely just as well as Minakuchi, the developer of Mega Man 1, and 3-5 on the Game Boy, could have.

The Game Boy Mega Man games were excellent, and the sole Game Gear one sits right about on par with its monochromatic counterparts. It’s nothing revolutionary, but it’s well worth playing.

*Recorded using LCD shaders through Retroarch*
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  • Wow best game for this handheld device

    Bryan A.Cal June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • The music is really weird. And not in a good way.

    Zodiaku June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Yes ear rape

    Tomy Power June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Idk why but i prefer gg starman song

    YourTechGuy June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • That filter on the graphics is too severe, looks like mosaics.

    Alianger June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • One of the only good US Gold games.

    Diskun June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • US Gold is not at all a confusing name

    Poever June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Why is the final level Quick Man's stage?

    TheLoneDecidueye June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Megaman sprites remind me a lot of the megaman game for ms DOS

    crash man June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • More like mega man 3 or 4

    Galaga champ 219 June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • amazing american programer team, conversion popular franchise game Nes, japanese thanks capcom leave code engine, sprite….

    aderito santos June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • USGold are known for their terrible home computer ports like Street Fighter 2 on Amiga/ST and are hated in general.
    But this is a pleasant exception by them

    Vasileios June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Gameplay seems mostly solid. Bosses seem to have gotten an unfair speed boost, though, and the soundtrack has several odd choices for events (no victory jingle, Gravityman's music on Waveman's stage, parts of Cossack's fortress music as the boss selected and weapon get screens, etc).

    Kojiro_S June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Mega Man The Wily Wars (remake of NES Trilogy) and 2 RM & Dr. Cossack's Map in MM4 and 4 RM and MM5 Wily Castle in MM5 on Sega System.

    KorxTube June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • If this is a thing, why could've they have made Mega Man VI (6) for the Game Gear and not the Gameboy?

    Eric Christophe June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • You wanna hear something fishy? I was just playing this on an emulator, without any searches on the internet before playing, and when I went on Youtube, this is the 1st thing I saw…

    HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM…..

    Shnouk June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Parecen los niveles del megaman maker

    Yammark June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Do megaman zero 4 (gba) next time

    suprise buttsecks spy June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Isn't that "Gravity Man's" theme playing in "Wave Man's" stage??
    This looks quite like an interesting port, however the screen crunch and vertical scrolling must make for many cheap deaths and bold leaps of faith, right??
    Also, quite interesting that the dev. team decided to use "Quick Man's" stage for Wily's Fortress, but from the looks of it, at least the beam traps don't kill you upon contact… …

    RockmanSam June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Tbh, even though this ain't the best version of mega man, the sprites and shading in this game is absolutely gorgeous!

    Louis Keiflin June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Would be cool to see some more Game Gear platformers on your channel. There are some pretty good Japan exclusives, like that Kishin Doujin Zenki game.

    As to this game, it's not too bad. Only the sound could be better I guess, but it's still fine for what it is IMO!

    Marius Amber June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • This surprisingly doesn't look like ass, but the sound is pretty poor. Not ear rape levels of poor like MM2 on the GB, but still, not good.

    Dorelaxen June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Ilove mega man saga thanks

    nova/cody Perez June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • 22:07 You Lost a Life On An Easy Robot Master!?

    Dorian Scott June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • I'm sure you've been asked this before, but do you have your emulator settings anywhere for how you get these to look so much like the original hardware? I would love to set mine up like this.

    Damien Cooley June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Loos & play’s nice,am suprised about this portible version,

    johneygd June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Great video love mega man & dis nice few weeks I played it on Master system through Master Everdrive cart loaded with game plus patch and it's was fun really good only thing is jus minor little glitches but still awesome love it

    Mai Kim Dang June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • Loose copies of this game go as high ranging from $180-$220 on ebay.

    Dennis Taylor June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • MISSION PERFECT! XD
    I didn't know there was a Mega Man game on Game Gear! It actually looks nice, considering. Music isn't as good as NES of course but otherwise pretty faithful to the NES classics. I'm impressed! …But needless to say, this port is pretty much obsolete if you already own the original NES classics unless you're some kind of obsessive game collector like…someone I know. XD

    The Real Sean W. Stewart June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply
  • wow…..so much wrong here…..
    i can't wait untill you do MM 5GB the best handheld megaman game

    krystalfan June 27, 2020 11:56 am Reply

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