Happy Friday! Here’s a puzzle to do while you’re pretending to work. Use the comments if you want to collaborate, but avoid them if you’d rather work it out yourself! If you’re still stumped, we’ll reveal the answer on Monday.


Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.

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The answer is...

(spoilers ahead)






To solve: each line of the puzzle corresponds to the level select screen from Mega Man 1 - 6. If you trace out the path created by the bosses/menu choices listed, you’ll find that each draws out a letter: C for Mega Man 1, O for Mega Man 2, and so-on.

Also, can we got some kind of mouse-over spoiler text in Kinja?