Mega Man 10 review by Mike

Mike Matei / August 28th, 2013


  • August 28, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    X8 was good shut up…..X3 and X7 were shit and X6 was bleh

    • August 29, 2013 at 9:01 am

      So X8 was great but X3 was shit? That is utterly idiotic, X3 was easily the best X game next to the original Mega Man X. The series didn’t start declining in actual quality until X6.

      While I like the old Mega Man games, they lack the mechanics that made the series really fun for me. Mega Man 9 was alright, I got 74% of the challenges done, but I didn’t even bother buying MM10. Look I love MegaMan, but I also love the genre evolving, and much prefer fast paced dashing and intense action that the Zero series brought to the table.

      It just feels like these two games made Capcom realise that they didn’t need MegaMan anymore, core running and gunning is great but the appeal can only go so far. Nostalgia isn’t a solution to a stagnating series.

      • Lukas Sprehn

        August 29, 2013 at 10:47 am

        Idiotic? Come on, it’s an opinion. He’s not stating a fact. If he likes X8 the best and think X3 is shit, let him… I don’t care if you disagree, but I do think calling someone idiotic, or at least their statement idiotic, rob an argument of some of its validity…

      • August 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm

        I never did understand the X hate. It was one of my favorites in the series.

      • August 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm


      • SoTH

        September 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm

        @ Lukas Sprehn

        I that’s what counts as an opinion then humanity is screwed…

      • SoTH

        September 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        @ Lukas Sprehn

        Didn’t really signify it was his opinion and with his bluntness I could liken he’s saying it’s about fact.

      • valban

        July 5, 2014 at 11:21 am

        loved X-X5. I did enjoy X6 but it was never meant to be. The X series was supposed to end at X5 leading to the zero series. Unfortunately Keiji Inafune was trumped by Capcom on ending the series and thus X6 was born. I’m all for a long series, but the creator made a game that was meant to end that series. They just stuck a wrench in the universe by continuing it :/…. The X series will never have a proper ending made for it now. Also, X7 was terrible, and X8 in my opinion is not too much better. It stems from the new graphics they implemented into the series. I love the anime style the X-X6 games had.

      • JT

        October 14, 2014 at 7:41 pm

        Original X was the best one it’s the perfect story of the hero rising to the occasion with Zero as your mentor and example. The music, gameplay and atmosphere is just perfect. The original is the only snes X that I own the others are forgettable and way too overpriced. X4 comes closest to the experience of X and X5 is an awesome game too with a really cool plot.

    • August 29, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      X3 is shit? Are you cracked?

    • JT

      October 14, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      X3 was not a very well designed game and unless you follow one set path you will end up killing nearly all the bosses before you get any upgrades. On top of that it made acquiring them as well as getting the ride armors except the one in gravity beetles stage insanely cryptic. X was a perfect Megaman game, X2 was a mess, X3 was a cluster of ridiculousness with only the final battle against Sigma standing out(it is really cool), X4 is near perfect, X5 is a good game.

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    August 28, 2013 at 11:44 pm


  • oscuro

    August 28, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I completely agree with just about everything you said. Mega man 9 was actually a really good mega man and 10 was below average. The music was just plain good in 9. Tornado man, splash woman, and the wily levels made 9 feel like it belongs with 2 and 3 to me.

    • JT

      October 14, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Megaman 9 is amazing and comes closest to 2 and 3 (my favorite). 10 was mediocre and an ok game.

  • August 29, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Hi¡ first time I post something¡ 🙂

  • Aaron1375

    August 29, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Never played either game, but just seeing your reviews and the gameplay I can see that part 9 looked to be more fun while 10 is just, eh.

  • August 29, 2013 at 1:15 am

    XD glad i’m not the only one that sings Mega Man 2 music in public. LOL!

  • Jaroslav Šiling

    August 29, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Hello Mike,
    Awesome review as allways. Just one little thing. You don’t have to worry about ”burning” static image onto your screen. That used to be problem like 15 years ago with old CRT computer screens. It just cannot happen today 😉

    • Icemouth

      August 29, 2013 at 3:34 am

      It most certainly can, on Plasmas

      • spvtryan

        August 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

        Agreed. Also LCDs can as well.

    • spvtryan

      August 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

      I beg to differ. It actually depends on what kind of tv he is using actually. I had a LCD HDTV and it ended up having an image retention problem. Images would burn into the screen and eventually fade but would take a long time to do so. I do know that LED TVs should be image retention free. I picked up one and haven’t had a problem yet for years. Just my two cents. 🙂

    • August 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      unless you’re playing on a plasma screen

  • doguapo

    August 29, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Hi Mike,

    I wanted to start by saying that I’m a huge fan. Your videos always entertain and your support of the AVGN goes above and beyond, especially during these times when AVGN releases are so rare.

    I will try to keep this short…I must say that I was surprised to hear/see your lack of appreciation for this game. I do agree with certain points and I even found myself much more infatuated with 9 rather than 10 at first, though recently, this has changed.

    I was most surprised at this review because there wasn’t emphasis on any of the positive aspects of the title. Rather, you highlight the bad things, i.e. “the music wasn’t comparable except for here”. This gave me the impression that you might have had an overall negative experience with your first couple go-arounds at this game and that tarnished your opinion of the game as a whole – I just didn’t feel like it was as objective as it could have been.

    Another example – the weapon scroll function. You mention it as being an annoyance and, of course everyone is entitled, but you didn’t emphasize the positives this feature brings to the table, i.e. completing a stage in an impressively short period of time. I’m with you, to some extent – I play this title on my Wii emulator on the Wii U and the cursed B button is right behind my left index finger.

    Finally, I wanted to mention the weapons. Again, I agree at least to some extent – some of the weapon ideas were half-baked, especially in the case of thunder wool, but wheel cutter, to my knowledge, is completely original. Holding the trigger and approaching a wall allows you to fly up it – I can’t think of anything similar in other Megaman titles and this weapon, IMO, is just as original as the Blackhole Bomb.

    Last thing I wanted to mention too is the spike guard – that was available in 9 too. I’m sure somebody else mentioned that, though.

    Anyways, thanks again for the videos! I’m just a nameless fan who wanted to voice his opinion, so I hope you don’t mind 🙂


  • Benutzername

    August 29, 2013 at 3:36 am

    HI Mike,
    I really enjoyed watching this video. I just have one question: could you include the logos of MM9 and MM10 whenever you show footage of the games? I haven’t played any of them (I only played MM on GB) and I found it very confusing because you switched so fast and I was unable to find out which game you were talking about and which game you were showing.
    Including the logos as overlays would improve that.
    Thank you for your great vids!

    • August 29, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Sorry about that. I’ll try and put titles on the screen more often when I switch to other games.

  • K6CTX

    August 29, 2013 at 3:51 am

    A few years ago, I also didn’t like the idea of not having a physical copy of a game on my shelf. However, in the last six months or so I’ve switched to gaming completely on PC and find Steam to be so convenient that I can’t see myself switching back to physical media.

  • August 29, 2013 at 4:05 am

    I wish that developers such as Capcom, Konami, etc would just start creating 8 bit games again. They could totally make the absolute best 8 bit platformers with todays technology. Also, check out the in game soundtrack to the NES game Jackal by Konami. I think it is one of the best on the NES and so is the intro music to RC Pro AM for the NES. Great review!

  • BladeRunner

    August 29, 2013 at 4:07 am

    cool video. I’m not a huge fan of digital either, I love having a physical copy. I still collect records & VHS tapes along with CDs and DVDs.

    • August 29, 2013 at 11:59 am

      I like digital downloads. I just wish there was always an option to get a physical copy as well.

      • August 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

        apparently the remastered Ducktales game is selling the game as a digital download, so the code on a piece of paper inside of a PS3 or XBOX box, which is kinda cool

  • James Handley

    August 29, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Megaman 10 was terrible when you compare it to Megaman Unlimited. Unlimited is a fantastic game where the old school challenge is back, and it had amazing music. IT also tries to do what 9 & 10 should have also been actively trying to do for a while which is bridge the gap between the original Megaman series and the X series. I plead with you Mike to review Megaman Unlimited.

  • August 29, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I didn’t play the game myself. That’s because i agree on one thing you said: i want my games on the shelf.
    From when MegaMan 9 and 10 are not enough important to be in the stores?
    They will cost more ok, but what’s up today with important sequel of classic games being only digital.
    I understand Steam, because when a PC is broken it means nothing because you did an account to access the library, so you can recover them easily, same is GOG i think.
    But, with consoles, you have the account because you have the console, with a new console they can change the account system because the console is different and there you lose everything, at most on one console they can support two generations of games (i don’t mean Virtual Console kind of stuff but retail current and last-gen) so i don’t see the point.
    I never bought a digital-only game for a console to date because of this.
    Sorry if i went off-topic.

  • Haseo

    August 29, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Got to say good review but I never got on with the original series it was the X series that was my Mega Man. Might of been the characters the setting but it was just better. The gameplay was tighter and just felt better over all. I’d love to see X and Zero come back again, though if a downloadable game use the PS1 style sprites please. X8 though god awful I have to say thats where they lost it, X9 needs a return to form if it happens get rid of Axel the copy reploid story go back to how it should be. X, Zero with a crisis and right at the end it’s Sigma. I never got why people hated Sigma coming back so much yet, go crazy when Wily comes back well each to their own.

  • August 29, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Mike, i agree that megaman 9 is superior, bat man did you go down hard on this game, i honestly think you were in the wrong state of mind when u played this game, its not mm9, but still a solid 8-bit megaman. thanks for uploading vids and keep up the good work 🙂

    • doguapo

      August 29, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      agreed…solid megaman, indeed.

  • August 29, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I totally agree. Mega Man 9 is a classic. Mega Man 10 was pretty lackluster. Still, I wish they would continue to make new Mega Man games in this style.

  • August 29, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Awesome review, Mike, as always! Hey, what about reviewing Street Fighter X Mega Man next? That’s another modern 8-bit Mega Man!

  • spvtryan

    August 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Hey is it just me or did the end of the review cut off too early? Awesome review by the way Mike.

  • PsychoNerd

    August 29, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Capcom actually did make a special physical box for Mega Man 9. Unfortunately it was only given out to the press. But you’re a creative guy Mike, I’m sure you could make something like it.

  • August 29, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Uh, Mike? Images don’t “burn in” on LCDs. Only plasma and CRTs occasionally have that problem.

    I play enough 4:3 games still that I bought an LCD over a plasma specifically for that reason (no, the lack of scanlines doesn’t bother me, and I bought a high-quality Sony television to minimize input lag).

    • doguapo

      August 29, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      there are no borders on the Wii version, either…perhaps it’s just the xbox or playstation, or whatever that was…

  • August 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    While 9 was great and 10 was okay, I think we need games that actually move the series forward. X7 moved the wrong way, X8 moved the right way, though it was too easy. 9 and 10 were good, but they really didn’t add much to the series that wasn’t already there. I know both the classic and X series are distinguished separately for a reason, but that still doesn’t change the fact that both series would benefit from moving forward.

  • Justin Cook

    August 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    The reason Sheep Man has electric based powers and a computer based level is because he is based on the title of a science fiction novel called” Do Robots Dream of Electric Sheep.” That is probably, in my opinion, the most creative robot master they made in a long time.

    • doguapo

      August 29, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      I’m willing to bet that most of the bosses in the megaman games are inspired by sources, such as in this point. they come off as cheesy, most of the time, but it’s very interesting if you get the reference…

  • August 29, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Awesome review! I love this game!

  • August 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Don’t forget to review Street Fighter X Mega Man!

  • RMBowie

    August 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Great episode again Motherfucking Mike = ( Keep up the great work guys.)

  • August 29, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    In my opinion, Mega Man X had the best soundtrack, then X2 and X3 (the only others I’ve played from the X series) fell off.

  • taykel

    August 29, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Same thing goes with movies. I like to have physical copies on my shelf, not the digital ones on my computer. The physical thing is what most of us grew up with.

  • August 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I think the birds in Solar Man’s stage were supposed to be like Phoenix’s, who are associated with the Sun. Birds in general are often associated with the Sun.

    • August 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      If that’s the case, then that makes sense. It doesn’t say they are though, so I didn’t know.

  • RichardE

    August 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I think Sheepman is a reference to the book “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” That would explain why he has electricity based moves.

  • Pedigree

    August 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Too easy? Well you should stop playing with “achievement mode” like in video and instead real difficulties. Also when it comes to music and robot bosses, its personal. I liked a lot of the music in MM10 (music in Wily 3rd stage will blow you away) aswell as robots. To me MM10 was worthy sequal to MM9 and just as fun.

    • doguapo

      August 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      when I first played mm9, I was shocked by how difficult it was. I’m sure Capcom figured an “easy” setting would be in order for mm10 just because of this point…

  • August 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Sheep man is actualy based on the Philip K. Dick story “Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep” that is why his attacks are electrical.

  • slvegeta

    August 29, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    How big of a Mega Man fan are you? I’d love to see some kind of top 10 boss list from MM and MMX, something like that. Though, I guess it’s hard as the quality tended to diminish from Mega Man 5 on and from Mega Man X5 on. Still, more Mega Man videos would be pretty cool!

  • August 29, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    love the classic mega man games (5-6 werent so great). But one mega man game i remember as a kid and loved was X2. Haven’t beaten 9 and 10 yet

  • karel1

    August 29, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Great review Mike!

  • August 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    You’re not lying about Megaman 2’s music, I have all of 2 and most of 3 remixed on my ipod.

  • Tyler Meehan

    August 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    You should play the fan-made game Street Fighter x Mega Man or SFXMM It’s amazing.

  • Connor Lefevers

    August 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Megaman 2 was the wrath of Khan of Megaman

  • August 30, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Hey Mike great review as always! I was really glad to hear you comment on how you wish every good game still came in hard copy format…as a collector, and kind of an old school person, I find myself turning away from many new games just because I can’t actually HAVE it.

  • Simon Pinkel

    August 30, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Thanks for another fun review!
    If you haven’t heard about it: Check out Megaman Unlimited. It’s not an official game but rather a fan project for PC, but very well made, great music, level design etc. and.. it’s free!!
    Homepage of Megaman Unlimited

  • Ryan Steiner

    August 30, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Nice review. I sort of agree with your comments about having some sort of physical media for the game being a.. fuller, more nostalgic and authentic experience. but if you’ve ever had games stolen then you know how nice digital editions can really be. ideally you would have both.

  • August 30, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Complain much?

  • cristo86mcr

    August 30, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Hey Mike,

    I’m not sure if you knew this, but I think the reason why Sheep Man shoots lightning clouds, and his stage is computer-themed, is because it’s a play on the novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? This is the novel that the movie Blade Runner is based on. Fun fact!

  • RX_79

    August 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Glad you did a review of this game. Everyone says this game is easier than 9 but to me 10 feels harder. I never got past the part where you have to face old robot masters from the now classic games. I think because this has so may mini-bosses that makes it harder for me. There is one in every stage.

    And I am glad you mention the bars at the side. I hate those things. First off it takes half the fun out of the game right at the start. For me the surprise of finding out what each weapon is going to do after defeating each boss is one of my favorite parts. They show you strait out what each weapon your going to get is and what it does. Lame and stupid.

  • anderswhk

    August 30, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Mega Man 2, the best music on the NES? Solstice would like a word with you Mike!

    • anderswhk

      August 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Which reminds me, when are you ever gonna give that game some love? Or little Samson.

  • Lambert

    August 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Your best video so far Mike.Great job.Look forward to more.

  • frostare

    August 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I will probably get hate for this but I think “Flash in the Dark” from MM1 is better than the theme for “Wily Stage 01” from MM2 and my favorite Robot Master theme is King of Blades from Blade Man in MM10 more thsn Flash and Wood man which were my previous favorites

  • August 31, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Interesting review. I must admit that I’m a bit weird in term of which Mega Man games I prefer. As much as I like 2, I find myself unable to like it as much as many games of the series.

    The weirdest part?… Well… 10 is kind of my favourite. I actually found 9 easier than 10. Favourite soundtrack of the original series? This one. One might judge it as bad taste but I don’t know. I actually like the soundtrack all around and I’d go as far as to say that Nitro Man, Wily Stage 3 and Ballade are masterpiece material in term of Mega Man music.

  • Kenshiro

    August 31, 2013 at 7:23 am

    You want something new?
    Street Fighter X Mega Man

  • John

    August 31, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I love your Mega Man reviews. Have you played Rockman 7 and 8 in 8-bit form on the pc? They are free to download and they are amazing and really difficult. It would be great for you to review them sometime. Thanks again for the great reviews.

  • Tim Cantrell

    September 1, 2013 at 9:37 am

    That’s cool that MM2 was your favorite, Mike. MM4 was my mine, seconded closely by part 2. Skull Man and Pharaoh Man were original. I also really enjoy Dr. Cossak’s castle. The snow covered Kremlin-esque rooftops and such.

  • maikii

    September 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    This may interest you, Mike. A project by the creator of Mega Man.

  • putneg

    September 2, 2013 at 8:05 am

    im sorry mike but ive been watching avgn since forever and i’ve never registered here but i had to now as you are dead wrong.

    Saying that the latest x series megaman games were aweful while showing a picture of x8 is complete nonsense. while x7 and x6 were horrible i give you, X8 was a complete masterpiece from a megaman x fan point of view. There never was such content in a megaman game before, 3 maverick hunters with tag-team, tons of armors and hidden stuff all over the place, bonus levels, lots of bosses, mini bosses, HUGE shop, alternate endings and secret endings, multiple difficulty levels and an incredible soundtrack (arguably the best since x4) and ******SPOILERRRRRRRRRRRR****** the return of vile in the game!!! I mean just come on, you get EVERYTHING in that game! It’s exactly like it should have evolved from X4.

    And this is my megamanx fan opinon, of course i would not qualify it as masterpiece in general, just in term of the series, it pretty much beats every other megaman x game if it was not for nostalgia factor.

    So I don’t know if you actually played x8 or if you just cant remove your nostalgia goggles (i would not blame you) but i want to say you are wrong about x8 for the rest of the people here that might be mislead by your comment.

    And if the whole series came out on the same day, in your tender youth, maybe you would have a different opinion of it. I dare you to give it another shot and try to finish it to 100%. In X i complete the game in less than 45 minutes…

  • September 3, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Mega Man X8 was a rather great game and probably the best game in the entire X series in my opinion also I can’t help but to think that this review came off as a bit whiny yeah I agree that the game could of been better but it was good enough for most of us,one important thing you failed to mention was Bass,to me and others the game seemed far more fun when you played as him.

  • Thatperson Iam

    September 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Hey mike, seeing as you are a mega man fan, I was wondering if you had heard about Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No.9 kickstarter campaign. It’s his new ‘spiritual successor’ to mega man now that he no longer works at capcom. I was wondering what your thoughts were on this new competition for the Blue bomber.

  • September 4, 2013 at 12:29 am

    my god this review confused the shit out of me i thought this was the mega nine review

  • Ben_from_G-town

    September 6, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Nice review, Mike. It’s a shame that the game isn’t as good as 9, but it’s good to see that it still had some good things about it.

    As for more MegaMan games, that probably won’t happen, since the original creator has left Capcom. He is making his own game right now, though, that’s very much like an evolution of MegaMan:

  • RX_79

    September 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Does everyone on here know about Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter?

    I had to watch this again, after becoming a backer.

  • nammm3

    September 12, 2013 at 12:52 am

    nice review, your xbox 360 controller looked awesome Mike!

  • Iron65

    September 15, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Mike where the hell do you get those control jajaja….

  • Smeghead420

    September 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Mike, you specifically stated “that there’s just something about being able to own a game and hold it in your hand.” Is the AVGN game ever going to be on a console like a homebrew?


    July 28, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Mega Man 2010 Vs. Street Fighter 2010. You’ve come full circle, Capcom.

  • September 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    did a 3 year old paint the controller? robin looks like he has some serious fuckin issues!

  • JT

    October 14, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    X started really declining after X5. That was supposed to be the last game but despite Megaman creator Inafune not doing anymore Capcom went ahead anyway. X6 was Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde bad with randomized nearly impossible levels and completely unbalanced bosses. X7 while not as bad as 6 was still a horrible game with bad gameplay and not getting to use X until you’ve met a goal you may not ever meet and can only be done in 4 levels minimum. The game should have been called something else as Megaman was relegated to side character status. X8 I enjoyed and still have a lot of fun with.

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