Hard Times in Silicon City is the eighth episode of Mega Man: Fully Charged. It first aired in the United States on Cartoon Network on August 26, 2018.
Aki is at the Silicon City Museum with Suna, tutored by their annoying nerd classmate Peter Punkowski. When Blasto Woman attempts to steal the most valuable artifacts from the Hard Age to sell them for profit, Mega Man must rely on Peter's knowledge of history to stop her.
- This episode contains many Easter Eggs and references to other parts of the Mega Man franchise in the background paintings silhouettes.
- Mega Man X using his first armor, from the first Mega Man X North American and European game box arts.
- A reversed picture of a hopeless Zero holding Iris, during her death scene, from Mega Man X4 animated cutscene.
- The original Mega Man with some Light Robot Masters and Dr. Wily's image in the background, from the first Mega Man European game box art.
- The original Mega Man shooting Quick Man, from Mega Man 2 North American game box art.
- A picture features a CirKill virus-type, from Mega Man Battle Network 4, and Commando Man, from Mega Man 10.
- Guts Man's rear end (and internet meme), from 25th episode of Ruby-Spears Mega Man animated series.
- X using his second armor and piloting the "Cheval" ride chaser, from Mega Man X2 North American game box art.
- Other picture shows Barrell Caskett holding a coat over his shoulder, from Mega Man Legends 2 official artwork.
- A reversed picture of Zero holding his Buster Shot, from Mega Man Zero 3 official artwork.
- X sporting his New Armor, from Mega Man X: Command Mission North American and European game box arts.
- A partial picture of Zero holding his Z-Saber in front of Cyber-Elf X's image, from Mega Man Zero 3 official artwork.
- A picture of a girl whose likeness resembles Roll, from the original Mega Man game series (see Gallery section below).
- There is a picture of a "younger" version of Principal 100100 or similar model robot.