Mega Man: The Sequel Wars – Episode Red

A team of Mega Man fans have just released a remake of Mega Man 4 on the Sega Genesis they’re calling “Episode Red”.  This is the first game in a series of re-creations they’re calling “Mega Man: The Sequel Wars”.  The goal is to rebuild the NES versions of Mega Man 4, 5 and 6 on the Sega Genesis with new 16-bit graphics and a rearranged soundtrack built on the Genesis’ audio chips.  While this is done in the spirit of The Wily Wars, this is NOT a romhack, it is fully coded from scratch in C using the SGDK library!  Since it’s not using any original code, the team is able to distribute the game directly, with no patching.  More info and a download is available here:


I just spent some time playing this game (in “normal” mode) and it seemed awesome…but equally as hard as the original.  I’m definitely someone who prefers Mega Man 1 & 2, however there is an “easy mode” that I haven’t tried yet.  There’s also optional features like double jumping, sliding in-air and many others that might add to your experience.  Honestly, if you’re a fan of Mega Man and have the ability to play a Genesis rom, give this a try!

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