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Rockman 8 Famicom
Rockman 8 FC's title screen.
Rockman 8 Metal Heroes Famicon (ロックマン8 メタルヒーローズ ファミコン), Rockman 8 FC for short, is a fanmade 8-bit version of Mega Man 8 for PC. Like Rockman 7 Famicom before, it is a recreation of the normal game, except sprites and backgrounds are converted to the normal 8-bit format, so it is like the past Mega Man games. Due to this, there are no FMVs.
There are also some more similarities to Rockman 7 Famicom. There is no "save progress" system and is replaced with the common "blue and red dot" password system (However, they keep track of screws and items as well, so there are much more filled spaces than empty spaces). The shop is once again open, and screws are found throughout the game. However, unlike the normal Mega Man 8, screws are more mass-produced, and there is no need to decide carefully between the items. Also, one of the items in the shop is an E-tank, which violates the similarity to the game, where all tanks are absent.
Dr. Light tells Mega Man about a new island referred to as Uncharted Island, because it isn't on any kind of map. When Mega Man travels to the island with Rush Jet, it seems like something crashed into the island. Mega Man tries to find it, but it seems like Dr. Wily already found it. What's got left behind is a mysterious broken robot (Duo). After returning to Dr. Light, the doctor tells him that he needs to go to Wily's fortress while he's fixing the broken robot. But before he can, it seems like Wily split the object he found (called Dark Energy) on the island into 8 pieces and gave them to his new robots who, with the power of the energy, are trying to take over the world for Wily. Mega Man must stop the robots and defeat Wily once again!
Some early builds of Rockman 8 FC had compatability issues with Windows 7 and thus only worked on older operating systems, due to it working with different drivers. This has been corrected on later builds and the game now works properly.
Due to all the Robot Masters being selectable from the start, the later 4 have had their levels slightly altered to no longer require special weapons to navigate through them. For example, the four trials in Sword Man's stage can all be completed with just the buster, and Search Man's stage has Appearing Block segments over jumps where the Thunder Claw was mandatory.
Time Man and Oil Man will be featured in this game, in the place of Cut Man and Wood Man from the Saturn version. However, in the case of Time Man and Oil man, unlike Cut Man and Wood Man, it is possible for the player to obtain their weapons after they have been defeated. Furthermore, this is only an idea for now, due to the game still being in demo stage.
On the title screen, Capcom was misspelled as "Capmco" in one of the earlier demos. This spelling error has recently been corrected.
The Flame Sword only has one frame of animation, as opposed to the fifteen that were present in the original.
Like Rockman 7 Famicom, there is no intro or mid stage (as of now in the demo), so the Mega Ball is present at the beginning of the game, with the Mega Buster.
Robot Master intros in the stage select have been slightly changed (such as Search Man, who in the normal game, he just spun his two heads around. But in this game, this is different, where he raises his gun and swipes it downward).
Some boss strategies are also altered, such as Aqua Man, who, when he stomps the ground, causes the room to shake like Guts Man.
The current beta (v3.12b) is now fully playable up to the final boss and end credits.
Many Robot Masters had their stage altered, possibly to better imitate the graphics of a Famicom (such as Clown Man, whose "clown gate" at the beginning of the stage is now missing, as well as the secret obtainable extra life.)
The new stage select system now functions more closely to the select screen of Mega Man 3, with Mega Man looking at certain directions where the Robot Master is.
Despite the fact that Frost Man was built from Clown Man's parts, the player can still fight him beforehand in typical NES style, thus somewhat smudging the original Mega Man 8's canon.