Mega Man Games Hacked To Allow On-The-Go Weapon Changes

Capcom's original Mega Man games for the Nintendo Entertainment System are good in so many ways, but something that the franchise's later incarnations added to the mix involves the ability to switch Mega Man's weapons without dropping to the pause/weapon screen. A press of the controller's shoulder buttons cycles through the available Robot Master weapons that the blue bomber has earned. Re-releases of the original NES games have added this ability through a Navi mode, but those original classics just don't offer this function in the 8-bit source material. Unless, of course, someone were to hack those classic Mega Man games to add this much-needed feature. Frequent PTB reader and occasional contributor Guy Perfect has done just that, turning the Start and Select buttons into weapon cycle buttons in Mega Man 2, 3, 4, and 5.

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