Hot on the heels of Castlevania Simplified comes Mega Man Simplified (there is one for Mega Man II also for those interested). While retro gamers that grew up playing what is commonly referred to as the classics will see no point in these types of game hacks, there are a lot of younger gamers that came into this scene more recently. Those that are new to classics such as Mega Man and Castlevania probably won’t appreciate the toughness of the games, the lack of assistance in knowing where to go next and thusly, won’t enjoy the games nearly as much.
Changes made to Mega Man include, but are not limited to, level edits removing pits, spikes and enemies while adding more powerups and player assisting options. Additionally, bosses take a lot more damage than in the original game while lashing out with a lot less damaging attacks.
Think of these hacks as training wheels for classic games. Even older new riders need a little bit of assistance till they build the capabilities and skills to take on the unbridled challenge that awaits.
We cannot link to Mega Man directly since Capcom has not released it as freeware but we can link to the ROM patch over on Romhacking.net