By now, it’s no secret that mobile devices and video games have always been destined to coexist. The arrival of some of the most acclaimed titles in history on iOS and Android is radically changing the industry, now with a ton of free-to-play games adapted for touchscreens and many retro classics landing on mobile platforms to continue winning over nostalgic fans.
This is certainly the case with Mega Man X, which will not be the first Mega Man-inspired title we see on Android, but it will fulfill the promise made by Capcom 12 years ago. Indeed, the Japanese company had announced on numerous occasions in recent years that Mega Man X would also be adapted to Android as a remastered version.
This game was already available on iOS for ages, around a decade or so, but as our friends at Android Police pointed out, it had never been made available to users of Google’s platform until now. Users will have to pay if they want to enjoy this acclaimed remaster.
Download MEGA MAN X (on Google Play) | $9.99
As you can see, Capcom has released the game without changes compared to the iOS version, and its price is $9.99 in Europe for those who want to relive the long hours spent in front of the console in the 90s.
We’re indeed talking about a classic of the SNES, the Super Nintendo for friends, which was released in 1993 and will maintain its original title, although the gameplay and graphics have been slightly modified for its debut on iOS and Android.
In fact, although visually it is quite appealing and has a full-screen mode, you won’t see the original SNES pixels, something that the most purist fans will surely dislike.
The gameplay is as expected and familiar, and the game is very enjoyable on Android, although immersive options have been removed from the experience, such as our actions affecting the battles against the final bosses.
Additionally, the original game that was released for the Nintendo console made the experience immersive by affecting the actions prior to the battles against the final bosses in more advanced stages, something that has been completely lost on mobile platforms, making the game enjoyable but not quite the same experience as we knew it.
On the other hand, the soundtrack is almost identical to the original, and the touch screen controls are good enough not to miss the gamepads, which are 100% incompatible, both with cable and Bluetooth connectivity.
In the title published on Google Play, it will be possible to adjust the difficulty to challenge ourselves personally, as well as use a new achievement section that will encourage us to keep playing.
Undoubtedly, and although some may have forgotten 12 years later, this Mega Man X port will be one of the games of the year on Android, at least in the catalog of retro titles that we can play natively and without emulators on our phones.
It is quite expensive, though, but I doubt that the most fanatical fans of the saga will be able to resist… Here’s the link to the Play Store!