Mega Man’s New Mobile Game is a Partnership with a Pop Band

Mega Man’s New Mobile Game is a Partnership with a Pop Band

The short, free game serves as a playable music video for a song by Team Shachi.

Mega Man 2 had some of the catchiest songs on the NES, and Japanese pop band Team Shachi knows it. The band's newest single "Rocket Queen" samples Dr. Wily's classic theme tune, and for the single's release the band partnered with Capcom to make a music video that's also playable as a short autoscrolling Mega Man 2-inspired game on mobile phone browsers.

Set to the band's single, the "Rocket Queen" game (playable in mobile browsers only) features the four members of Team Shachi as playable characters with different takes on classic Mega Man power ups. It's not a cakewalk (I keep dying about 30 seconds into the song) and to progress far you'll need to keep switching between the band members and their abilities: Nao has the Mega Buster, Yuzuki can break blocks with the Hard Knuckle, Haruna has a Chicken Wing Shield styled after the Leaf Shield, and Honoka can summon floating Rush-like Shachi drones.

If you're unable to play the game or just can't progress very far, the music video is a full playthrough of the game bookended with some funny story screens. Here, Mega Man has grown old and goes through life with an E Tank hooked up to him on an I.V. stand. Resurrected as an AI, Dr. Wily attacks Mega Man and unleashes the eight Robot Masters from Mega Man 2 on the world, which spurs Team Shachi into action. The Robot Masters have all gotten old just like Mega Man, and each gets a small profile on the game's website. Heatman's fate is the bleakest of all: "went through a lot, and now he can't go anywhere without his bottle of booze."

It's worth checking out the music video or giving the game a spin on your smartphone just to appreciate the attention to detail in the story screen pixel art and the in-game sprite work. Oh yeah, and the track's featured artist MCU shows up for a rap breakdown delivered by a hologram AI version of Dr. Light. It's really something.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

Read this next

NES Classic Review

Nintendo's mini-NES isn't the ultimate 8-bit experience, but it delivers ample quality for a reasonable price.

The NES Mega Man Games Are on Mobile, and They're Six Kinds of Awful

Mega Man's classic adventures suffer in six sloppy mobile ports.

Celebrate Mighty No. 9 Going Gold with a Stream of the Greatest Mega Man Ever*

*(Or maybe just join the chat so you can argue endlessly about whether Mega Man 2 or 3 is best. Join the debate at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT!)

Nintendo's All-Time Greats: Our Comprehensive Guide to the Best NES Games

A comprehensive video guide to the best games of the NES, from 1985 to 1994, with helpful advice on where to find these classic masterpieces legally!

Comfort Food Games: Mega Man 2

Jeremy contemplates the intricate web of great game design and complex personal experiences that keeps him coming back to this NES classic.

More News

Control's New PC Patch Forces You to Launch Through the Epic Games Store

An Epic representative tells USG that DRM and store authentication decisions are up to developers and publishers.

Okami Sequel Teased By Noted Twitter Troll Hideki Kamiya

I mean, it'd be nice if it were true.

More on Android

Blizzard Bans Collegiate Hearthstone Players for Six Months Over Protest Sign [Update]

American University's players have received some late judgment.

Fortnite XP Guide - How to Earn XP and Increase Your Level

This is our guide to the new Fortnite XP system, and how you can earn XP to increase your overall level.

Fortnite Medals List - How to Earn New Medals and Refresh the Punchcard

This is our full guide to the new Fortnite Medals system, including how to earn them, and times for the Punchcard refresh.

Fortnite 2 Map - All Named Locations and Landmarks on the New Fortnite Map

This is your overview to the Fortnite 2 map, including all the new landmarks and named locations on the Chapter 2 map.

League of Legends is Coming to Mobile and Consoles Next Year

League is going mobile over the next year with the slightly different League of Legends: Wild Rift.

Fortnite Upgrade Bench - How to Upgrade Your Weapons

Here's how to use the new Upgrade Benches in Fortnite, so you can upgrade your weapons.

More Action Games

Control's New PC Patch Forces You to Launch Through the Epic Games Store

An Epic representative tells USG that DRM and store authentication decisions are up to developers and publishers.

Microsoft Claims Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Play More Games and More Genres

The average Game Pass user is apparently playing—and buying—more games than they used to.