Mega Man & Bass
With all the Xs, Legends, and Battle Networks, its easy to forget what made the Mega Man series so great in the first place. After all, its been six years since Mega Man 8 (for PSi and Saturn), the last real Mega Man game. Mega Man & Bass brings us back to the series roots and gives us what made the little blue guy so popular to begin with: a great, if slightly derivative, platformer. If youve played any of the 2D Mega Man titles, you know what to expect here. Lead the Blue Bomber through a well-designed stage, blow up enemies, and smash a wacky boss robot (whose weapon you snag). MM&B adds a new twist to this old formula with a second playable character, Bass, who has different moves and abilities. Theres also plenty of replay value, thanks to the 100 collectable CDs scattered throughout the levels. MM fans will notice that even though MM&B is a completely new adventure, many stage elements and two bosses were lifted from Mega Man 8. Regardless, this is still great fun. Unless youre completely worn out on the series, youll find this to be one of the best action games on GBA.