While Capcom isn’t doing much with Mega Man in the West, in Japan they held a contest to turn a fan drawing into one of Dr. Wily’s robot masters. The winning illustration was Arcade Man from boss13.
Players can fight Arcade Man in Mega Man Xover, the extremely simplified social game spinoff for iOS and Android. Arcade Man appears as a boss and uses sprites from Capcom’s arcade games like Son Son and Ghouls’n Ghosts to attack.
Arcade Man’s arcade cabinet body and the clever way he attacks left an impression on the developers at Capcom. The retro design made them nostalgic for the good old days and they turned this idea into a full fledged robot master. The Arcade Man event is playable in Mega Man Xover from May 9 to May 14.