The Mysterious Mr. X!
The most talented robot designers from across the globe have come to the 1st Annual Robot Tournament sponsored by the billionaire, Mr X. Traveling from Japan, Canada and the United States, the designers have brought their finest cybernetic creations to do battle in a series of tests to see which robot can claim the title of "The Most Powerful Robot In The World."
Nothing seems strange as the contest begins, but when the top eight robots enter the arena for the final event, the lights dim and the mysterious Mr. X appears...
"Ladies and Gentlemen... I wish to thank you all for coming to see the final event of my 1st Annual Robot Tournament. As you know, I have kept the final event of the tournament a secret. This event will test the strength, skill and intelligence of each of these fine robots. In fact, it will also test the strength and skill of each one of you. That may seem strange, but I'm sure you will understand when I explain that the final test for these robots is to help me conquer the world!
"Please excuse me and my robots as we teleport out of here, but we have a lot of work to do. But don't worry, you'll see me again soon. Real soon!"
--From the NES Mega Man 6 instruction manual.
The First Annual Robot Tournament has begun, held by Mr. X, the notorious billionaire. Dr. Light, who did not participate, sent Mega Man to watch over the tournament. After the top eight robots had been named, Mr. X explained that the winning robots have been reprogrammed and are now going to lead Mr. X's robot army to take over the world. Now Mega Man must once again jump into action with his dog Rush and his bird Beat.
Mega Man 6 is the last of the classic series to appear on the NES. The graphics have improved from the previous game, most prominently a new intro effect for the Robot Masters. This game is also the first of the Mega Man series where two of the robot masters were designed by non-Japanese. The music keeps to the classic feel, however it is improved and sounds smoother than previous games.
The Sixth and last installment of the Mega Man series for NES, this game has several new features, including the Energy Balancer which you receive from Protoman. The energy balancer refills the energy of Mega Man's secondary powers even when he is not using them. This game also features a new intro screen for the Robot Masters which gives you their stats, weakness, and strengths.
This game brings back Mega Man's trusty sidekicks Rush and Beat. Rush, your robotic dog, helps you jump higher, fly, and turns into a sub for underwater exploration. He has been given a new upgrade, he turns into a suit of armor which allows you to punch through cracked walls but gives limited range on attacks. Beat, the robotic bird created by Dr. Cossack, also rejoins your side, flying into enemies and keeping you from falling down into pits. In this game, you only have to find the letters B.E.A.T. to get Beat to join you.
Fight your way through the eight stages and collect power-ups that boost your health and weapon energy. Don't forget to collect extra lives and E-tanks, which allow you to refill your health when you need it, as well. At the end of each stage, fight the boss and take their powers, such as Knight Man's Ball and Chain or Flame Man's Fire Geyser, which can be selected in the menu. The Robot Masters are similar in size to our hero and have the same life bar, however they do more damage then Mega man does with his Mega Buster. One should not just run in with buster blazing, because each Robot has a weakness to a certain weapon, and these weaknesses should be discovered. Each of the robots also have a fighting pattern which should be learned for an easier victory. These Robot Masters include: Blizzard Man, Wind Man, Flame Man, Plant Man, Tomahawk Man, Yamato Man, Knight Man, and Centaur man. Once all the robots have been defeated, make your way to Mr. X's fortress and defeat him. Good luck player, and lock and load!
|A Button||Jump, Slide (while holding Down)|
|B Button||Shoot (hold down longer for a more powerful shot)|
|Start Button||Make menu appear|
|Select Button||No use|
B6, D4, F2, F4, F6 = All Weapons/Items
A1, B4, C3, D4, E6 = Blizzard Man Defeated
B5, D4, F2, F4, F6 = Centaur Man Defeated
B2, B6, D4, E5, F2 = Dr. Wily's Castle
B4, D2, D6, E5, F4 = Dr. Wily's Castle (have Energy Balancer and Beat)
A1, A2, A3, B1, F5 = Flame Man Defeated
B3, C4, D2, D6, E5 = Knight Man Defeated
A1, A4, B1, C2, F5 = Plant Man Defeated
A6, C4, D2, E1, E5 = Tomahawk Man Defeated
B6, D4, F2, F4, F6 = Wind Man Defeated
A6, B3, C4, D2, E5 = Yamato Man Defeated