Let’s play Mega Man 5: Pea Green Edition!

New Let’s Play is finished. This one is sixteen parts, played at normal speed, with live commentary. The whole thing adds up to about two and a half hours. This is a blind play, as in what you see is my very first experience with the game ever. I go into it completely fresh.

One of my favorite gaming sites is the Mega Man Homepage. It’s a ridiculously in-depth repository for information on the Mega Man series… the kind of Web 1.0 fansite only a completely obsessed fangirl could provide. It’s fun to see an insider’s perspective on the Mega Man series a decade after everyone with taste left it behind; she dutifully plays through every single Mega Man release and puts her sincere thoughts and gameplay tips up for the world to see in a very attractive format. You don’t often see that kind of dedication on the internet.

Oh, she also has an entire series of Mega Man fanfiction if you’re into that.

Anyway I mention MMHP because of all the Mega Man games to come out over the years the site boasts MM5 for Game Boy as the absolute best. I’ve always kind of wanted to play it, but never enough to actually hunt down a copy. Now that I’ve played it, I can say with confidence that it’s not the best in the series. It’s about on par with some of the latter NES games. I could see how someone with an incredible amount of emotional investment in the series could fall in love with it, but I’m the type of gamer who doesn’t care that Protoman being able to slide in MM9 goes against series canon.

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