Make and share your own Mega Man levels!
July 15, 2017 5:50 AM   Subscribe

The just-released (and unfortunately Windows-only) Mega Maker allows players to use a simple interface to build and share Mega Man levels using selected assets from the original games. There's a trailer here and you might want to read this interview with the creator about his process, comparisons to Mario Maker, and why he's not concerned about the possibility of a DMCA takedown.

I'm definitely hoping to see some folks posting their level IDs here.
posted by Pope Guilty (17 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I, uh, should've mentioned that this is free and not a commercial product in any way.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:02 AM on July 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thank you! I had no idea this was a thing; I'll definitely post levels here once I've played around with it!
posted by elsilnora at 7:17 AM on July 15, 2017

A shame it's Windows only or I'd be all over it.
posted by Fish Sauce at 8:24 AM on July 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

This is so cool! I really hope Capcom's lawyers don't decide it needs to be C&D'd.
posted by Doleful Creature at 9:11 AM on July 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

Redditors report some success, some failure in wine.
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:37 AM on July 15, 2017

I have to say, it would be neat if you could modify robot master behaviors. Maybe using blockly or something.
posted by pwnguin at 3:11 PM on July 15, 2017

My kid was so excited about this he woke up early today. He was able to get it working fine on my Mac with Wine.
posted by lisa g at 3:57 PM on July 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'm given to understand that Mega Maker is basically a UI and map sharer for Mega Engine, which is far more powerful but also harder to use. That might be a way to go if you want more control.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:42 PM on July 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

I just came in here to say that this is an excellent post. And also, Mega Man 2 is one of the greatest games of all time.
posted by Fizz at 4:54 PM on July 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

I made a level called Nova Akropola. The ID is 24482.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:49 AM on July 17, 2017 [1 favorite]

It took a while, but I finished a level that's an extended recreation of another Capcom NES classic which I won't spoil too much before you play. The main thing about it, and I wish there were some in-game way to indicate this instead of just having to look in the item menu, is a lot of it depends on using the new pogo aspect of the Top Man weapon.

My level is The Moon: ID# 56248
posted by elsilnora at 8:01 AM on July 22, 2017

Also, Pope Guilty, I just played Nova Akropola, and it's really good! I like how it has the back-and-forth structure of classic Mega Man levels. Thanks!

Just a heads up for everyone, for some reason when I did a search for it and my own level I couldn't find it by ID, but I could find it by searching by the name. I might just have been searching wrong though?
posted by elsilnora at 8:14 AM on July 22, 2017

OH WAIT never mind I figured out how to search by ID in the misc menu, sorry.
posted by elsilnora at 8:19 AM on July 22, 2017

That was really neat, elsilnora! A really interesting conversion and use of the Top Spin.
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:27 PM on July 22, 2017 [1 favorite]

New level, "Across the Falls". ID is 58405.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:12 PM on July 22, 2017 [1 favorite]

Pope Guilty, Across the Falls was great! The section where you rise up the falls on the platforms was definitely my favorite; I made it through without dying the first time but died getting the E-Tank by the Sniper Joe in the next horizontal section, then I died on the spikes the next three times up the falls, and then made it through to the end. That whole segment balanced challenge with accomplishment really well, I thought.

I'm working on another level that's a similar conversion as my first one now, before I try an original layout. I'll try to post those when they're ready!
posted by elsilnora at 11:32 AM on July 24, 2017 [1 favorite]

So I finished my second level, Transylvania: 76468. This one I'm a little embarrassed by, not by the stage itself, but because after I uploaded it I found two other stages that were ALSO recreations of Ducktales' Transylvania level. Some parts of each of them use similar solutions/substitutions to the ones I used, which I guess makes sense, given the limited number of options in Mega Maker and which ones make sense mapped to Ducktales.

I happen to think mine makes the best conversion, but I WOULD think that, wouldn't I?

I haven't played every level I can find with "Moon" in the title, so I still haven't found another recreation of the Ducktales Moon level.

It... might be time for me to start working on more original levels.
posted by elsilnora at 6:57 PM on July 28, 2017

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