Some exciting news dropped today for iOS gamers as CAPCOM have announced that the critically acclaimed SNES game Mega Man X is now available on the App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch. The game comes recreated in all of its 16-bit glory with minor adjustments and tweaks to sweeten the deal for mobile users, such as new difficulty options, rankings, achievements, and more.
Mega Man X is largely considered to be the best game in the series. Released in 1993, the game was our first look at Mega Man on a next generation console. Featuring dazzling graphics, an excellent upgrade system, and one of the finest 16-bit soundtracks of the era, Mega Man X managed to take the Blue Bomber to the next level while flawlessly preserving the fantastic gameplay elements of the original NES titles.
Mega Man X on iOS offers a slew of game adjustments to make the experience more accessible to mobile users. The lack of hardware controls presents an obvious challenge. Mega Man X will be played with typical on-screen controls, but will also offer optimizations (or cheats, depending on your viewpoint) to make it easier to play on mobile units. Such additions include auto-fire, auto buster charge, and auto lock on to ladders. The game also offers an easy mode, but seriously, don’t use it. Be a man and play Mega Man X on hard.
If you have never had an opportunity to play one of the greats from the massive SNES library, now is your chance to blast some robotic baddies with the storied X-buster. Mega Man X can be purchased from the app store for only $4.99. There are currently no announced plans to bring the game to Android, but perhaps with a little luck and platform success, there may soon be enough Mega Man X to go around for everyone.