Mega Man is getting a lot of attention lately in his retro two dimensional glory. Mega Man 9 and 10 were released as standalone titles, and older games in the venerable franchise have been appearing on Virtual Console. Now the Blue Bomber’s fourth title is joining the digital shelf. Originally released in 1992, Mega Man 4 is front and center for the update to the Nintendo Store for 500 Wii points, or $5.
Mega Man 4 is distinct as the first game in the Mega Man series to feature Mega Man’s signature charged blast shot. The game is also the first in the series to feature tools and items that can be found in hidden areas throughout levels rather than by defeating bosses.