In 1987 Capcom introduced what would prove to be one of its most popular characters worldwide - and despite what has been universally called the ugliest box art of all time, Mega Man began to catch on in the US, whose game market is decidedly different from Japans. At the same time, Rockman was slipping onto Famicom systems in Japan - same blue underpants as Mega Mans but sporting a different name and a more attractive, or perhaps more marketable, cover. A robot built to fight for justice, Mega Man stood for intense, original action platforming on the Nintendo Entertainment System. True to form, Capcom has milked this series for all its worth; its a great one - and the companys most important pre-Street Fighter property.
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