Having taken down the robot masters in the previous video, I return to Quint’s Revenge to tackle the long and frustrating Dr. Wily stages. It’s here that the game departs from the source material and really shines in some ways, creating very difficult yet interesting challenges. The fortress stages feel inspired by both Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 (which does make sense), yet they offer their own series of unique obstacles to overcome, and the final fight against Wily is very protracted.
In fact, the Dr. Wily battle is the thing that stands out most to me in this game. There’s the expected battle with Wily at the end of the fortress that leads to his defeat and retreat to a space station up above the Earth (predictable if you played almost any post-Mega Man 3 game), but the fight in the space station pits you against three separate phases of Wily in one fight and, once defeated, a bonus area with one more crazy Wily Capsule battle.
And, to make it all worthwhile, the ending is very nice and well done.
All said and done, Quint’s Revenge is an awesome experience. It really captures that retro feel and kicks it up a notch. The game is completely free, so if you’re interested in playing it yourself, head on over to Sprites Inc. and give it a shot!