Today the story is about Capcom’s Megaman series. The story of the blue kid has its own Shakespearean passions and real life tragedy.
The not-too-distant future. There are already flying cars and robots, the party "United Russia" no longer exists, but artificial intelligence has not been invented. People are slowly beginning to build huge megacities and get along with the simple life of the twenty-something century.
Brilliant scientist Dr. Thomas Light (or Wright, if you are Japanese and play Rockman) conceived the idea of creating a device that turns the human brain into the mind of a machine. In this way, criminals, or volunteers, can be made into full-fledged robots endowed with human intelligence. Using the body and mind of a dead boy, along with his assistant, Dr. Wiley (or Wiley), Light creates the first artificial robot human capable of thinking, Megaman.
The experiment proves successful and the boy comes to life as a robot. The scientists drink tequila and snort coke and, elated by their success, create six more humanoids programmed to do whatever they are told.
Just to see how it goes.
Well, as usual, the rest of the story is not so rosy. Light’s assistant, Wiley, turns out to be a traitor, steals all his designs and reprograms the newly created androids and robots to take over the world. The only one who can’t be reprogrammed is the very first specimen, the protagonist of the series, the blue guy, Megaman.
And then the trademark Japanese farting begins, because the first thing Light does is cut Megaman’s hand off and screws a killing power shotgun in its place. Go out there, boy, take out the bad guys I made for some reason. Save the fucking world. I’ll reattach the arm somehow. But why, when the hole you got instead of a hand can hold all sorts of cool shit and take away enemies’ weapons?
Capcom "milked" the series so often and successfully that the world had to be saved six times on the Dendy (NES) alone. Then there was Megaman X (it turned out there was another prototype before Megaman), then Megaman Zero, FX, Battle Network, in general, how that story with Wiley and Light ended (and whether it ended at all) the world seems not to know.
But what matters to you and me is that "Mega Man" has one of the most amazing soundtracks of the eight- and sixteen-bit era.
— Megaman 1, 2, 3
— Megaman X
– Megaman arranged by Ivan Frolov
– The song is sung by Brental Floss
The podcast was created with the participation of Kanobu Network