I've been asking digital pinball table publishers like Zen Studios to develop a Mega Man pinball table for years now, but I completely missed out on the fact that Capcom authorized such a table in 2004 exclusively for pre-smartphone mobile devices. Frank Cifaldi dug it up on Twitter yesterday evening and really started me thinking again about how Mega Man needs to star in a pinball table right away. Can you imagine this little mobile idea blown up large for consoles? Here's how the Mega Man Knowledge Base wiki describes the game:
The game features three Robot Masters from Mega Man 2 (Air Man, Bubble Man and Quick Man) in pinball stages that are modelled after their stages from the game. Each stage has two screens, the first having a door protected by a Lightning Lord and the second with the boss inside a door that must be hit to be destroyed, and once open the player can hit the boss. After defeating the three bosses Dr. Wily appears, his stage resembling Crash Man's stage.
If digital Mega Man pinball isn't quite enough for you, then check out Kevin Richardson's project to convert a 1979 Flash table from Williams into an actual Mega Man table. It's slow progress, but surely worth every moment of work.
I'm slowly... Very slowly... Retheming a 1979 Williams Flash into a Megaman Pinball. pic.twitter.com/ffQ13V7uQa— Kevin Richardson (@WellFedGames) June 26, 2017
C'mon, Capcom. If you can give Mega Man his own soccer game, you can bring him back to pinball for modern consoles.