Video Game: Rockman Xover
Rockman Xover (pronounced "crossover") is an iOS game made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock-er, Mega Man franchise. It was released on November 29, 2012 for Japan.In it, villains such as Dr. Wily and Sigma have teamed up thanks to a Time Crash and captured all the Mega Men, putting Crossover World in jeopardy. Dr. Light and Dr. Cossack get to work producing a Reploid to stop this - OVER-1, a production model.OVER-1 is able to collect Battle Chips (no relation to the Battle Network objects of the same name) to increase its Battle Memory, which will allow it to mimic the abilities of the Mega Men before it. Its job is to save the missing heroes and Crossover World in general.In the grand tradition of most iOS titles, you can buy certain items instead of collecting them. You may also summon a friend's OVER-1 for use in battle.On October 21, 2014, it was revealed that Rockman Xover will be ceasing operations on March 31st, 2015, after nearly two years of service. It is currently unknown if the story will be brought to a closure.
This game provides examples of:
- Animal Motifs: OVER-2 looks like a combination of a wolf and an eagle.
- Art Shift: While the game incorporates a large amount of art from other Mega Man series, the "in-house" art style is heavily influenced by Mega Man X. Every now and again you'll find Xover-unique art of other series' characters.
- Ascended Extra: Kalinka returns, now 14, with longer hair and wearing light blue.
- Bait and Switch: Capcom announced an anniversary surprise for the game using a piece of Legends' artwork...and it turned out the surprise was original robot masters from the classic series.
- Bribing Your Way to Victory: You can purchase certain items, though you can also obtain them the normal way.
- Composite Character: in the 15th Anniversery bonus world, three bosses fought previously are given the palettes and powers of others: Fire Toad Man, Wood Guts Man, and Electric Shadow Man
- Crisis Crossover
- Cut-and-Paste Environments: All the levels in a world use the exact same background and the same two to four enemies over and over. The background and enemies change only about every seven levels.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Crossover World.
- Expy: Among the Battle Tower bosses is Nero L, who appears to be equal parts Bass, and equal parts Vergil.
- Fanservice: The art the series has produced includes pictures of past Mega Man heroines (including Luna and Tron) in swimwear, mostly bikinis.
- Forced Tutorial: Kalinka teaches you how to play when you first start, in case you didn't know already.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: OVER-1, basically.
- Milestone Celebration: Unfortunely, fans weren't too happy about it.
- No Sidepaths, No Exploration, No Freedom: An on rails-platformernote until the boss. Literally all that Mega Man can do is Jump 'N' Shoot.
- Although this might not be the case anymore, early screenshots have shown an AutoPlay button (for the normal sections) and a Skip button (for the boss battle). These features imply that it could have been possible to complete stages and bosses with a push of one button. Alternatively, these buttons function like the Super Guide.
- Power Copying: OVER-1 copies the powers of other Mega Men, meaning he's Power Copying the Power Copiers!
- Scunthorpe Problem: A non-innuendo one with Rockman XOver.
- Snipe the Sky: MegaMan.EXE is shown pointing his buster upward in the above art.
- Unexplained Recovery: Wily and Sigma team up again...although Wily has the excuse of being alive during the X series somehow, Sigma was Killed Off for Real at the end of X8.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz/X Makes Anything Cool
- Lady of War: Oro-S
- Character Customization: One of the game's saving graces is the fact that Xover can be customized.
- Why The Fandom Cant Have Nice Things: The fans complained about this game regardless of it's popularity in Japan, causing it's western release to be cancelled. Even though many fans disliked it, there are still people who were willing to play it.