We've taken a look at pirated variations of beloved video games before, and today's trip through the seedy district of Memory Lane does another disservice to a classic gaming icon. Here we have Mega Man 8 for the Nintendo Game Boy, a glitchy attempt at meshing the real Mega Man 8 for the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation with visuals from other Mega Man Game Boy games. Let's enjoy this YouTube exploration of the game's five levels courtesy of SpaceNinja88.
Oh, that's just sad. It's fun to try and identify which elements of past Mega Man games are on display here. The Robot Masters are obviously from Mega Man 3 (despite sporting names and portraits from Mega Man 8), the marching Metools actually are from Mega Man 8 (note the comparatively impressive animation as they move), and the semi-large tank-like recurring enemy appears to be one of Dark Man's forms from Mega Man 5. Most of the minor enemies come from the Game Boy's Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge, Mega Man 2, and Mega Man 3. Notice how the fifth level is supposedly a battle against Mega Man himself. I'm betting that the folks behind this game are unaware that even though Mega Man's face usually occupies the center square of the level select screen in real Mega Man games, he's not actually a selectable level. There, now I believe we have now spent more time pondering this game than its original creators have.