Fangames are video games made by fans based on one or more established video games. Many fangames attempt to clone or remake the original game's design, gameplay and characters, but it is equally common for fans to develop a unique game using another only as a template. Though the quality of fangames has always been variable, advances in computer technology and in available tools, e.g. through open source software, have made creating high-quality games easier. Fangames can be seen as user generated content, as part of the retrogaming phenomena and as expression of the remix culture.
Mega Man fangames
Below are examples of fan-made Mega Man games that where created and are available to play, either direct from the website, though download, or purchase at a doujin retailer. For more fan games, visit the Mega Man Fanon Wiki.
- Rockman 7 Famicom - A remake of Mega Man 7, created to resemble the first six installments in the original Mega Man series.
- Rockman 8 Famicom - A remake of Mega Man 8 done by the same creators of the Rockman 7 Famicom remake.
- Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch - A multiplayer Mega Man game in the format of a FPS using the Doom engine. It features detailed 3-D environments reminiscent of the classic Mega Man games allowing the players to control Robot Masters.
- Mega Man Eternal
- Mega Man Maker - A Mega Man level creator.
- Mega Man Perfect Harmony - 4-player cooperative fangame created by The Legendary Rud. Under development.
- Mega Man Project Zero
- Mega Man Revolution
- Mega Man: Rock Force
- Mega Man: Super Fighting Robot
- Mega Man: Triple Threat by Stealth. A fangame that uses the 16-bit art style present in Mega Man 7.
- Mega Man Unlimited - a fangame by MegaPhilX, formerly known as Mega Man 10.
- Mega Man X: Corrupted by JKB Games. A SNES style MMX game that uses a world map instead of stages and features X and Zero as playable characters.
- MegaMan Battle Network: Chrono X - a fan-made sequel picking up where MegaMan Battle Network 6 ended. Under development.
- MegaMari - Marisa no Yabou
- Rockmen R: Dr. Wily's Counterattack - A Japanese Doujin-soft PC game starring Roll.
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