The Riddle of Dr. Wily

Your Friday art is from Carddas’ All Capcom World ’98 series. This set spanned 186 cards featuring artwork for what were then some of Capcom’s latest games, as well as classic arcade and console titles. While only a handful of these are Rockman related, this one in particular caught my eye. It’s not technically to do with the Rockman series at all, but rather Capcom’s 1990 adventure trivia game Adventure Quiz 2: Hatena? no Daibouken. So what’s so special about it?

Dr. Wily! Hanging out with the likes of other Capcom quiz challengers such as Damnd and Red Arremer. Looking years younger with that brown hair, too. He should really color it more often.

Other Rockman characters also appeared in the various Capcom Quiz games, like Capcom World 2. I’ll have to check those games out sometime.

By the way, for those interested in more Rockman cards, The Mechanical Maniacs have a growing gallery of them! Worth checking out.

8 Comments to "The Riddle of Dr. Wily"

  1. RADIX's Gravatar RADIX
    2011/03/25 Friday - 9:13 am | Permalink

    I’m reminded of Wily’s cameo in UDON’s Street Fighter comic. 🙂

    Think we could see the other MM-related cards in this series (unless they’re just reprinted official art)?

  2. 2011/03/27 Sunday - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Woo-hoo! Nice, nicety-nice nice!!!

  3. 2011/03/27 Sunday - 2:21 pm | Permalink

    What dark attic corner are these COMING FROM?!?! Great stuff!

  4. Random guy's Gravatar Random guy
    2012/05/11 Friday - 1:44 pm | Permalink

    That’s not from the arcade Adventure Quiz 2, but the cover art of the Game Boy game Capcom Quiz: Hatena no Daibouken:
    (But with names so similar…)

  5. DWN-009's Gravatar DWN-009
    2017/03/16 Thursday - 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Somewhat unrelated, but remembering of this and other posts about Rush’s name (mainly the “Robotic Utility Support Hound” post) and the “Ice Lasher” errors, I think it is worth noting that in the game Adventure Quiz: Capcom World 2 (not the same as this one), two of the many random questions ask the names of Ice Man’s weapon and Rockman’s dog.

    Ice Slasher was wrongly written as Ice Lasher (aisurassha-) again… (the other options are Ice Bomber, Ice Shooter, and Ice Candy) And the wrong options for Rush included well known dogs like Hachi and Kenken (but I have no idea what dog “Benji-” is). Makes me wonder if there is also an Ice Slasher question on this game and the 1st Capcom World with the Ice Lasher mistake… and what other Rockman question are on them.

  6. #20's Gravatar #20
    2017/03/17 Friday - 11:10 am | Permalink

    I didn’t know that appeared in Cap World 2 also. That’s interesting, especially since the current writing of Ice Slasher as アイススラッシャー was definitely in wide use already by 1992, although that instance could also be due to having character limits on the answers.

    Benji was a 70s movie about a dog that became an international hit and grew into a franchise. I’m surprised to learn just now that about half of them were released in Japan. I remember Disney channel used to play them a lot in the States back in the 80s. Never ceases to amaze me what bits of culture have crossed over international borders!

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