As the risk of turning into an all-Mega Man blog, I feel the need to revisit the recent revelation that Mega Man 10's secret Robot Masters are the Mega Man Killer bosses from the Game Boy Mega Man titles as Capcom has officially announced their upcoming presence in the game. It's nice to see them finally depicted as full-color sprites after all these years.
Special Stage 1 will be available the week of April 5th. For Special Stage 1, we have Enker, the first of the Mega Man killers. He was created by Dr. Wily and has completely devoted himself to Mega Man’s destruction. Some of you might remember him from Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge where he appears after the second set of Robot Masters. Mirroring his pokey appendages, there’s a variety of spiky hazards Mega Man will have to avoid in this particular stage. The drill robot for instance will launch a threat from underground, so watch out!
Special Stages 2 and 3 will be available the week of April 26th. Special Stage 2's boss is second Mega Man Killer Punk, also created by Dr. Wily. He was designed to be bigger than Enker in size and his special attack is a rapid spinning tackle. Now folks are going to be tempted to rush through on these stages because they are timed, but be careful because the Parabombs in this stage will make life hell for you.
And finally for the Special Stage 3 we have Ballade, the third Mega Man Killer created after Enker and Punk. This robot is enormously proud of himself and he will not give up easily, even he’s close to death! Make sure to watch out for the fierce attacks he unleashes from high jumps. His stage requires smart decision-making because a series of conveyer belts and diverse traps will challenge the most masterful Mega Man pro.
Once again, kudos to Capcom and Inti Creates for reviving these commonly forgotten and overlooked characters. With all of the nods at older Mega Man titles (such as the Weapon Archive), the tenth proper installment in the series truly is meant for the long-time fans.