Mega Man Legacy Collection

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Platform: 3DS
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Mega Man Legacy Collection
Mega Man Legacy Collection
Mega Man Legacy Collection
Mega Man Legacy Collection

Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the historic 8-bit franchise which offers tough platforming and challenging run and gun gameplay. The collection includes six games, each of which offers a slew of fun bosses to tackle, unique weapons to use, and signature retro difficulty. New features have also been added, ranging from retro visual filters to various aspect ratios. With a surprising amount of new content and quality-of-life improvements, this is the definitive way of playing the beloved series.

Main Game Features

  • Includes six classic games
  • Retro filters and display modes
  • Bonus challenges

Story

The Mega Man Legacy Collection contains six classic games in the series, starting with Mega Man and ending with Mega Man 6. Each game follows the plight of humanity as they struggle with an unexpected robot uprising. Set in the distant future, the world is occupied by robots that help them with dangerous tasks and jobs, but when a select few begin to rebel, the world is left in shambles. This is due to a fight between two esteemed scientists, Dr. Light and Dr. Wily, who created the robot hero Mega Man.

Frustrated that Dr. Light is getting all the attention for his breakthroughs, Wily creates a set of his own robots and plans to take over the world. This leaves Mega Man to travel across a variety of levels, defeating the rogue robot masters and ending the chaos. Like other 8-bit games, the story is basic, but there's a lot of fun personalities in the robots and main characters.

Gameplay

Each game in the classic Mega Man franchise offers slightly different mechanics, but they all follow the same gameplay structure. At the start of the game, players are able to choose from six levels in any order they choose, each level ending with a boss fight. These bosses and their respective stages are all themed, with foes like Bubble Man, Metal Man, and Skull Man. When you defeat a boss, you'll earn their unique weapon, which can be used to quickly take down other bosses. Each weapon has alternate functions as well, which help you navigate the stages and avoid pitfalls. The Mega Man Legacy Collection adds in a few new features to help newcomers, as the games are high in difficulty. This includes a “Normal” difficulty mode, a rewind feature to correct mistakes, and even an auto-fire button. In addition to the six games, Mega Man Legacy Collection also contains over 30 bonus challenges to test your memory and overall skill. These challenges include boss rushes, remixed stages, and speedrun segments. Players can earn three medals based on their performance, which unlock more challenges to complete. Online leaderboards let you compare your times to others around the world, encouraging more competition.

Conclusion

Mega Man is a staple of retro 8-bit gaming and the Mega Man Legacy Collection is a great way to experience these classic titles. For longtime fans, the celebratory nature of the package and its bonus content will be more than enough to justify the playthrough.

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Beginners will also enjoy the slew of new features that help make the games more accessible. If you want to dive into one of the best gaming series ever made, the Mega Man Legacy Collection is exactly what you need.

Pros

  • Includes both Japanese and English version
  • Rewind mechanic is great for new players
  • Amazing speedrun challenges

Cons

  • No audio options
  • Difficulty can be unfair
  • Some useless weapons

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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