Prior to MegaMan 8 - within the classic MegaMan series anyhow - the titles given on the games' boxes and at the title screens were inconsistent. For example, the second game in the series is referred to as MegaMan 2 on the box, but MegaMan II in the game. MegaMan 8 marked the first example of a consistency with both the title screen and box referencing this game's number with the Arabic numeral "8" rather than the Roman numeral "VIII".
This is the first multiplatform game in the classic MegaMan series, being both available on the PSX and Sega Saturn.
The style and design strategies involving the development of Clown Man's stage were heavily based upon Magic Man's stage in Rockman & Forte (a.k.a. MegaMan & Bass).
Interestingly, the characters Astro Man and Tengu Man, Robot Masters in this game, were featured also as bosses in the Super Famicom (the Japanese SNES) title Rockman & Forte, which was released only in Japan until its GBA release under the name MegaMan & Bass. Many enemies are also taken from the same game, as is the graphical style of the game (which much exceeded its predecessors on the SNES in MegaMan 7 and MegaMan X).
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