Lately I’ve been addicted to the Japanese show GameCenter CX. I’ve been downloading and watching the series while working. Somehow, seeing a man with average gaming skills spending hours upon hours in front of a screen, finishing unforgivingly difficult old school games, makes me forget my own long hours spent in front of a screen, finishing artwork.
Anyway, in the episode where he tackles Mega Man 2, I learned that the robot bosses created after Mega Man 1 were all designed by fans who sent in their own creations. Then I realized…. ohh, so THAT’S why I created my own Mega Man bosses when I was 5 years old. I wanted them to be used in the then-upcoming Mega Man 3 game! I’d always wondered why I drew that when I’ve never played the game myself. (Machine Man must be related to Metal Man. If you’re wondering what’s up with his left hand, he’s supposed to be spinning around a wrench there.)