Game Podunk's Jonathan Higgins writes:
"Is Mighty No. 9 a successful attempt at recreating Mega Man’s gameplay? The answer is yes. If you’re looking for a specific comparison, I’d say to expect the gameplay of Mega Man: Powered Up, except you can burst forward infinitely versus a limited amount. Enemies go down easy, but not too easy. The bosses I faced required me to shoot them a lot first in order to weaken them, then charge into them to finish the job. Charging itself--that burst forward--has a combo system attached. Beck moves and jumps like he should."