1UP Cover Story: Mega Man: 25 Years of Theme-Park Levels and Stolen Robot Powers

This week, 1UP.com is running a new Cover Story called "Mega Man: 25 Years of Theme-Park Levels and Stolen Robot Powers." As you might guess from the title, this is a look back at the quarter-century reign of the Mega Man franchise in its many shapes and forms. As of this writing, there are only two stories available: "Why Mega Man Matters," which gives five reasons why we (or at least the broader gaming audience outside the diehard fan community) still care about the Blue Bomber "amidst cancellations, controversy, and cookie-cutter sequels." The other is "The Origins of Mega Man: Anime and Manga," which looks back at the cartoons and comics which helped inspire our favorite robot hero.

More are still to come throughout the week, so keep your eyes on that page for more (and we may update periodically with them as well).