The game's imaginary box art.
Mega Pony is a fanmade game for the PC created by Khao Mortadios in Game Maker 8. It crosses over Mega Man
gameplay and overall style with characters and several other elements from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
The game has had two different demo releases in 2012 and 2013, labeled as 'episodes'. The final version was released in November 2013. Each new episode contains all content from the previous one, so there's no need to start from an older release.
The story is set sometime around the second season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
after the defeat of Discord, who returns as the main villain. Discord manages to break out of his stone prison, and he captures and hypnotizes the ponies that hold the Elements of Harmony, which are the only artifacts capable of defeating him, and uses them to spread chaos across Equestria. In a desperate attempt to save the land, Princess Celestia builds a powerful fighting robot to regain the elements and put an end to Discord's wily schemes. The robot, of course, is Mega Pony, the playable character in the game, which as the name implies, is a pony version of Mega Man
The game is also in the style of classic Mega Man
games, with a retro 8-bit look matching the NES games, and shares the same gameplay and progression as them, with six 'robot masters' that give you new weapons after being defeated, followed by the final stages in Discord's Fortress.
- Magic Mare: Formerly known as Twilight Sparkle, gives you Magic Wave.
- Loyal Mare: Formerly known as Rainbow Dash, gives you Sonic Rainboom.
- Laugh Mare: Formerly known as Pinkie Pie, gives you Party Cannon.
- Kind Mare: Formerly known as Fluttershy, gives you The Stare.
- Honest Mare: Formerly known as Applejack, gives you Apple Barrage.
- Generous Mare: Formerly known as Rarity, gives you Gem Seeker.
Mega Pony contains examples of:
- Always Accurate Attack: The Stare.
- Animal Mecha: Most enemies in the game are robots based on different animals.
- Barrier Warrior: Generous Mare and Discord's final form.
- Bottomless Pits: Found throughout the entire game.
- Collision Damage: Used by every enemy and boss.
- Some enemies don't even really try to attack you, they just try to touch you to death.
- Crazy Enough to Work: "My Little Ponies in a Mega Man game? Nothing can go wrong!"
- Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: Every boss is weak to a weapon given to you by another boss.
- Exty Years from Now: Used in the game's intro, which is a reference to Mega Man 2.
- Excuse Plot: The story is basically an excuse to put Mega Man and My Little Pony in a blender.
- Fighting Your Friend: The only reason you fight these ponies is because they've been brainwashed, otherwise, they'd be on your side.
- Flash of Pain: Both on small enemies, bosses, and Mega Pony himself.
- Humongous Mecha: Sweetie Bot in Generous Mare's stage. She also appears in the third Dr. Discord stage, followed by Scootaloo and Apple Bloom.
- Leit Motif: Each of the stage music use instruments and style from a Mega Man 2 stage theme, but with the melody of a Friendship is Magic song that's singed by the character the stage belongs to, for example, Honest Mare's stage theme is Metal Man styled, and uses the melody of Raise This Barn, sung by Applejack.
- Musical Nod: The entire game soundtrack is composed of remixes of stage music from Mega Man 2, and songs from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, all done with 8-bit sounds.
- Nintendo Hard: Hardly surprising considering it plays like a NES Mega Man game, it contains deathspikes, tricky platforming, hordes of enemies that can knock you into pits, and basically everything that made classic Mega Man difficult.
- Secret Character: Buying the Mega Man Adaptor in the shop allows you to play as the Blue Bomber himself. After beating the game, a Mane Six run is opened, which allows you to control any of the Mane Six, much like Mega Man Powered Up allowed you to control the bosses.
- Shout-Out: As a crossover, the game is full of references to both Mega Man, and My Little Pony
- The intro of the game is nearly identical to the one from Mega Man 2.
- Sweetie Bot, a mini-boss in Generous Mare's stage, is a reference to the Guts-Dozer boss from Mega Man 2, as well as the character from the abridged series Friendship is Witchcraft.
- The entire first half of Generous Mare's stage is a shout out to the "A Dog and a Pony Show" episode from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
- The Windigo in one of Discord's stages has an intro that recalls Ridley from Super Metroid.
- In the final battle, Discord mimics Sigma's cape throwing from Mega Man X.
- Solid Clouds: The floor in Loyal Mare's Stage.
- Spikes Of Doom: Nearly every stage uses this in one form or another.
- Spread Shot: Magic Wave shoots three purple blasts that move up and down in a wide arc.
- Tank Goodness: The Cutie Mark Crusaders and the Discord Machine.
- Teleporters and Transporters: Magic Mare's stage is filled with teleporter that have to be used with careful timing.
- Temporary Platform: Little blocks in Loyal Mare's stage fall down shortly after you step on them.
- The Beast Master: Kind Mare's only attack is throwing robot bunnies at you.
- Underground Level: Generous Mare's stage, and to a lesser degree Kind Mare's, both happen almost entirely on an underground cave.
- Utility Weapon: The Sonic Rainboom can be used in mid-air to reach far-away platforms.
- Victory Fakeout: After you defeat Discord's machine, he begs like Dr. Wily and Mega Man 2's ending starts...then the panel splits in half, and Discord states that you didn't really fight him. Cue the real final level.
- Villain Teleportation: Magic Mare/Twilight Sparkle teleports all around the screen to shoot from different angles in her boss battle.
- Walk, Don't Swim: Just like Mega Man, Mega Pony slowly sinks to the bottom of water zones, and can't swim.