Like all fans of the classic NES era, IGN eagerly awaits the release of Mega Man 9. This retro-flavored action game looks to perfectly capture everything that made the early Mega Man games so endearing. And with the game (as of press time) slated to hit all three consoles on September 22, Mega Man Mania is hitting a fever pitch.
All this week. IGN Stars will run features on the best and worst Mega Man villains. With dozens of games across as nearly as many consoles, there are now well over 100 bosses in the Mega Man pantheon.
Today's countdown deals with the Dr. Wily bosses. With every classic game, beating the eight Robot Masters leads Mega Man to Wily's fortress, where the worst robots imaginable are waiting to pound him into dust. These five are IGN's favorite uber-bosses of all.