Mega Man has a long history with the video game culture. The backstory of the blue robot, in a real world sense, is an important part of gaming history just like Van Gogh is to art history. Through the decades, Capcom, Mega Man's publisher, has taken the series in a multitude of directions from the closely related "X" series to soccer games. It was a huge shock when last year, Mega Man 9 went back to the 8-bit style where the franchise got its start. The game was such a success that Mega Man 10 retained the retro look charm that go along with that specific style in a new downloadable title.