Crapcom wouldn’t do it so fans took the initiative to do it for the company: make a Mega Man game that let’s fans create Mega Man games from the 8-bit era in a package similar to Super Mario Maker. Mega Man Maker is out for PC and is now download ready.
Fans want newer versions of older games, some people may go as for as reverting to using older aesthetics in fan made games just to rekindle that nostalgia. Nevertheless they want a newer version of their favorite heroes and characters in the 21st century… such as a new version of a game based on the Blue Bomber himself.
Thus, a team by the name of Wrecking Programs announced not too long ago that folks will be able to get their hands on a fan made Mega Man Maker title (much like Super Mario Maker) to build, share and create all things Mega Man for free.
The free game is not 16-bit, 32-bit or in 3D. It is only limited to the 8-bit style games and is now up for download right now, featuring assets and mechanics from the original six Mega Man games, which will be accompanied by content from Mega Man 7 and other titles in the future.
Furthermore, the Super Mario Maker-like game will feature hand-crafted content of its own. Two new boss powers that act as a reflective shield and hover tornado find their way into the game, opting for unique actions for unique stages.
The about page reveals more content in the fan made game as noted below:
“The stage builder allows you to select from 46 enemies, 29 level objects, 12 bosses, 24 special weapons, 40 backgrounds, 129 tilesets, 63 music tracks and more! On top of that, there’s an interactive tutorial to help you get going, several quality-checked example levels, customization for your in-game profile, the ability to rate other people’s levels, controller support and several other features to discover.”