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Tech Tuesday #10: Rockman: Deus Ex Machina

There’s a couple of “well-known” hacks out there for Mega Man (mostly Mega Man 2), and Rockman: Deus Ex Machina is one of em. Made by Misty, with BGM arrangements by Ika, Deus Ex Machina is one of those hacks that takes Mega Man and just makes it that much harder. Probably the most frustrating ‘feature’ is the removal of hit-invincibility, something that makes even rubbing up against a Met deadly.

That kind of insane difficulty level does not appeal to me, but there’s good news! There is actually an ‘Easy’ version of the game which retains all the neat changes the hack has while making the game beatable by non-robots. It’s what I tried out in order to hear all the changed-up music, and see the funky bosses with their cool new powers. My favorite thing is probably the new ‘Items’, which give you weird effects like floating and insta-invincibility.

I know I will not be seen as a pro by the die-hard fans of these type of hacks, but it was fun to actually get to play through it. So to the creators, thanks for the great hack, and for offering a version on my level!

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