Roll Chan Evolution Is The Closest Thing We Got To A New Mega Man Game In 2013

By Spencer . January 1, 2014 . 1:45am

rollchan1Technically last year was Mega Man’s 25th anniversary, but Capcom said the celebration would begin in December 2012 with the release of Street Fighter X Mega Man and continue throughout all of 2013. Capcom made a cool statue, worked with Udon to translate art books, and re-released some games on the eShop.


If you’re nostalgic for a Mega Man game check out Roll Chan Evolution. A romhacker edited the original Mega Man and made Mega Man’s sister Roll a playable character. Roll has an arm cannon that shoots hearts instead of spherical pellets. Unfortunately she doesn’t have her Marvel vs. Capcom 2 secret power – crouching.

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  • nakano

    It was a nice 25th anniversary; and celebration continues in 2014 with Mega Man board game.
    The patch looks nice.

    • icecoffemix

      It was?

      • Lynx

        I think it was sarcasm.

        • icecoffemix

          Hmm I’ve seen people who are genuinely happy with the board game so I wouldn’t be so sure…

    • Maddok

      No, no it was not.
      Maybe if Capcom had put any effort into it, or at least ANNOUNCED a new game that wasn’t just a fan project that they threw money at to endorse.
      As far as 25th anniversaries go, it was a great effort from fans to keep a dead franchise from falling into obscurity, and zero effort from the company that owns the rights to the Blue Bomber.

  • megaten666

    Roll-chan was my first waifu LOL
    I’m not even ashamed :D

    • Just Tim

      LOL, many people that lost to Roll in Tatsunoko VS Capcom inevitably ended up getting butthurt, because they got told, “Dude, you got your ass kicked by a little girl!”

      • megaten666

        Ha-ha! True. True :)

      • I used her a ton in Tatsu vs cap XD
        Self healing spam ftw :O

        • Just Tim

          Man, just watching her pull off her Level 3 Hyper, while snatching victory from the jaws of defeat really makes this worse for the opponent.

      • CirnoLakes

        There’s no shame in that! There’s nothing stronger than a girl!

        • Just Tim

          Even more amusing if a guy did that to a chick in real life in the arcade!

        • Duo Maxwell

          a loli, you mean.

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      I think Legends Rollchan was my taste

      • megaten666

        Well, I was still in elementary school when Roll-chan rolled in my laifu XD

        So I’m not a lolicon or anything. I thought it is best to clarify that :)

        • Nice Boat Quatro

          No prob. I doubt somebody is dumb enough to take the comment seriously :)

          • megaten666

            True. But after my comment got 5 dislikes, I felt some uneasiness :) Perhaps there are some dumb people out there, actually :D

  • LastFootnote

    In Mega Man Powered Up for the PSP (a remake of the original Mega Man), Roll is already a playable character. If memory serves, she’s free DLC and uses a broom to attack.

    • Tyler Beale

      That is, provided Capcom bothered to keep those servers running since you download it directly through them and not the PSN.

      • Zind Keeper

        Which unfortunately they didn’t so anyone getting Mega Man Powered Up is flat out of luck. Heck, even I was too late to the party.

      • BleuVII

        They did. I downloaded Roll 2 weeks ago.

        • d19xx

          Yep. She got buttloads of costumes too…

    • BleuVII

      I will just jump in and let everyone know that Mega Man Powered Up is a FANTASTIC game. That and Maverick Hunter X are for me, the definitive Mega Man experiences, and the ones I hope they base Mighty no.9 off of.

    • And the funny thing is, her broomstick was much more powerful than the Mega Buster. She even had a bunch of DLC outfits.

  • vileBrenman

    Its funny because roll’s name is only a joke in Japan where megaman’s name is rockman. Thus rock and roll.

  • ChiffonCake

    If romhacks count, there were plenty of great ones in 2013, the most notable probably being 4MI.

  • PreyMantis

    That’s nice. She kinda reminds me Luigi in a sense that she’s the “other” character. I just wonder if the game’s going to be like Luigi U in which is harder than the original game.

    • DanteMasamune

      I always thought Protoman was Luigi since he technically is MegaMan’s brother and like Luigi gets shitted on but unlike Luigi looks cool while he gets shitted on.

      • Leon_Tekashi

        To be honest, Roll is more like Peach.

  • zferolie

    I would play it.

  • Yan Zhao

    This Rom hack has been around forever. Kind of odd to post this now with a headline hinting its a new Megaman game in 2013 no?

    • Clickbait.

      And they should probably look into a few fan releases that have come to the forefront in the past year before they mention this one, really. There’s a lot of them that came out in 2013.

    • DividedSeraph

      It was just released.

  • Earthjolly

    Besides Mighty No 9

  • brian

    I wonder if Capcom realizes this is disrespectful to the franchise and its fans in that they released some Mega Man related stuff but no announcement of a mainline game or confirmation that nothing like that is coming?
    It’s as if they want the series to die a slow, painful death and torture their fans by making them think something big related to it would be announced because it’s an important anniversary.

    • Whem capcom lost Inafune they lost, in my eyes, all ‘rights’ to use the Megaman character. Everything they make after his departure to me isnt ‘Megaman’ no matter how fancy a label they slap on it.

      Long live the classics :’/

      • J_Joestar

        what Megaman games have they even made since Inafune left?
        IIRC everything got cancelled as soon as he walked out the door.

      • BleuVII

        You realize that Inafune was not involved in tons of Megaman games, right?

    • Asura

      The series better die now. Forever.
      Mighty #9 is here now.

  • CirnoLakes

    Wait, wait.

    I thought y’all didn’t like romhacks?
    That’s awesome! Thanks, Siliconera!

  • Arcana Wiz

    … wait a little bit… Siliconera, with an article of a romhack!?
    jokes aside, this is interesting, i already heard about it but never played it, maybe later i’ll check this.

  • No No

    Closest thing? Mega Man Unlimited was a new game with new bosses, weapons levels all that jazz, also very hard but fun.

  • BleuVII

    “Roll has an arm cannon that shoots hearts instead of spherical pellets.” And this is why I will never play this romhack. I’ve never liked how fandom treats Roll.

  • Theofratus ‘Geese’ Lester

    Too little too late, Capcom. Rokko Chan is here to stay.

    *waits patiently for a Rokko Chan sequel*

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