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Rockman 7 EP

Hack of Mega Man 7

Description:

Rockman 7 EP is a complete romhack of Rockman 7 (NOT Mega Man 7). Expect all new (and some familiar) level designs, mid-boss battles, auto-scrolling sections, shop items, enemy and Robot Master attack patterns, weapon behaviors, and a lot more. It also enables in-game switching of weapons and adaptor.

Apply patch to Rockman 7 (Japanese version) with No Header, NOT Mega Man 7 (USA version).

UPDATE: version 1.02 (12/06/2020)

  • Fixed a glitch in Special Thanks credits.
  • Apply patch to an unmodded ROM! Don’t apply on prepatched v1.0x ROM!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Rockman 7 - Shukumei no Taiketsu! (Japan)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: A907F7ECE8A8D89126C466079712282D675486EF
  • File/ROM CRC32: 31F18DDA

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
PuresabeHacking

User Review Information

Imaginative, but too much forced scrolling

Reviewed By: Rendood on 24 Jun 2021

Made by the creator of Minus Infinity, which is probably the greatest Mega Man ROM hack out there, EP isn’t nearly as good, but still super crazy and imaginative.

Like Minus Infinity, EP changes the weapons, level design and boss patterns completely. It’s hard to include elements from other Mega Man titles in 7 because of the 16-bit art style and all, but the hacker did what he could with the OG assets. EP also has some clever homages to Castlevania, Gradius and even DKC2.

And again like Minus Infinity, EP is fairly brute-forceable. It does have some chaotic enemy placements, and the boss patterns can be tough, but this hack showers you with E-Tanks and health refills, and you’re equipped with a bunch of pit rescue items by default, to the point where most of the game almost feels mindless.

Not surprisingly, the weapons are amazing. Turbo Man’s power ignites Mega Man and makes you 100% invulnerable to all damage except projectiles, causing other interesting effects too like constant damage to everything underwater (like it’s boiling the water! Pretty cool). Shade Man’s weapon is an even bigger, spammable Noise Crush that looks like Ripple from the Gradius series, and what do you know, there’s a full Rush Jet shmup stage where this weapon shines.

Speaking of, the main problem with this game, which may be a product of MM7 hacking still being new, is the exaggerated number of autoscrollers. Practically every stage has one, with the castle being the worst offender, being made almost entirely of forced scrolling. They’re still varied and interesting to discover, but not very replayable.

Probably also as a result of MM7 hacking being new, there aren’t many secrets here or unlockables. Looking forward to updated versions of EP and other elaborate MM7 hacks now that the mod tools for this game are out.

Cool game.

Version 1.01 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
An amazing overhaul of a classic!Sosuko17 Oct 20211.02Yes
The only one (at the moment)diablo66602 Sep 20211.02Yes
Imaginative, but too much forced scrollingRendood24 Jun 20211.01Yes
It's all fun and games till the Wily StagesSnufflepus Penguin17 Apr 20211.01Yes
It gives Mega Man 7 a second lifeAceearly199309 Dec 20201.01Yes
A great hack, but not for novicesParkerMcFly05 Dec 20201.01Yes
Crazy AwsomenessPethronos07 Nov 20201.0Yes
This is INCREDIBLE!!8.bit.fan07 Nov 20201.0Yes
Absolutely BonkersMoltz06 Nov 20201.0Yes