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 :)

      • Satonaka CP-Four

        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.

    • Sackchief

      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?

    • Tohsaka


      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.

    • Satonaka CP-Four

      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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