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Yuukichan’s Papa

April 3rd, 2007


Yuukichan’s Papa is a pseudonym used by a group of sound designers who worked on the first two Mega Man games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The real names of the composers who worked on Mega Man are Manami Matsumae and Yoshihiro Sakaguchi. The composers who worked on Mega Man 2 were Ogeretsu Kun (a pseudonym, which is a Japanese term of endearment for a rude person), Manami Ietel (another pseudonym, possibly for the previously mentioned Manami Matsumae), and Yoshihiro Sakaguchi.

And Who Is Mega Man?
Mega Man, known as Rockman (ロックマン, Rokkuman?) in Japan, is a video game developed and published by Capcom in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom. It is the first game to ever star Mega Man. Mega Man has been in several series and this is the first game in what is called the Mega Man Classic series. This first game established many of the conventions that would define several Mega Man series. Most notably, Mega Man established the setup of a number of stages, each with a Robot Master at the end that, when defeated, would pass on its unique power to Mega Man.

Later, it would be added to Mega Man: The Wily Wars for Sega Genesis (1994), as well as the Japanese collection game, Rockman Complete Works in 1999 for the Sony PlayStation. In 2004, it was re-released in the anthology game, Mega Man Anniversary Collection for the GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation 2. There is also a remake called Mega Man Powered Up (Rockman Rockman in Japan) for the PlayStation Portable. It features full 3-D graphics and extra stages were added, making the Robot Master count 8 instead of the original 6. It also features a stage level editor. Another interesting feature of the remake is the super deformed style of Mega Man and other characters. (Keiji Inafune claimed in an interview that he originally planned to make Mega Man look this way, but couldn’t, due to the hardware restraints of the NES)

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