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Mighty No. 9

Deep Silver, Spark Unlimited
Jun 21, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

52

Top Critic Average

7%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
54 / 100
IGN
5.6 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
GamesRadar+
2.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Easy Allies
2 / 5
Game Informer
6 / 10
Polygon
5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9's dash mechanic is a lot of fun, but bad art, imprecise hitboxes, and awful level design make the experience extremely frustrating.

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Despite its pedigree, Mighty No. 9 doesn't seem to have a good sense of what was fun about Mega Man, or 2D action-platformers in general. There are brief moments where its pieces come together, but even then it's hamstrung by its visually joyless art and animation. The soul of the Blue Bomber just isn't here, and worse yet there's no endearing personality of its own, and as a result, Mighty No. 9 feels much more like a second-rate imposter than a spiritual successor.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A tribute to and evolution of Keiji Infaune's Mega Man, Mighty No. 9's moments of brilliance are tempered by its preposterous challenge.

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Frustrating to play and a pale imitation of Mega Man, Mighty No. 9 is unlikely to command the same reverence as its older cousin.

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Metro GameCentral

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4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

As an homage to Mega Man this is almost a complete failure, especially given the only successful elements are those that have the least to do with the original games.

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The kind of nostalgic gaming that makes you want to play the original Mega Man games instead

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This feels like an answer to why Capcom isn't making Mega Man games anymore

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