In news that always manages to stay the same: grass is green (unless you’re in Cape Town), water is wet (when there is in Cape Town, please do your bit to save) and Capcom doesn’t show the Blue Bomber enough love.
Coming off the success of the original Legacy Collection, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 has come to bring back Mega Man 7, 8, 9 and 10 to the PS4, Xbox One and PC. After a rating leaked the existence of this collection, it’s good to see the game is actually real but the omission of Nintendo platforms is a little worrying. The first Legacy Collection was a decent foray into Mega Man’s history, with the second one looking to do much of the same. We also saw the original Legacy Collection preserve the Mega Man games quite well, keeping them as close to their original releases as possible. This means it did have all the slow-downs from the NES era but that was all part of the nostalgia trip.
Even though Mega Man 9 and 10 aren’t all that old, being released last gen, it’ll still be nice to play through them on modern consoles. The omission of Mega Man and Bass seems like a bit of an oversight, but I guess it’s just one of those Capcom things.
Want to know what’s going on in Mega Man 7 to 10? Check out the overview below:
“Mega Man 7 introduces new concepts to the classic series such as an in-game store, which allows you to purchase helpful items with bolts you’ll find throughout the game. Pits aren’t a problem when you have a Beat Whistle to summon Mega Man’s friendly bird ally and save you from your fall! On top of the big visual jump from 8-bit to 16-bit with this entry, Mega Man 7 also introduces a new rival for the Blue Bomber, a mysterious robot named Bass and his robotic wolf companion, Treble.
“Mega Man 8 jumps into the 32-bit era with a vibrant splash, bringing even greater detail to animations and sprites and introducing voice acting to the series for the first time. Jump (jump!), slide (slide!) and shoot your way through gorgeous and unique levels in Mega Man’s quest to put a stop to Dr. Wily’s evil plans. Experience an epic, intergalactic story that tells the tale of Duo, a robot from space in search of an insidious power source known as Evil Energy, via fully animated and “famously” voiced cutscenes.
“Mega Man 9 sparked a retro revolution with a return to the series’ 8-bit roots. In a shocking twist, it seems like Dr. Light’s robots have gone berserk, landing Dr. Light in jail! Dr. Wily claims he’s blameless, but you just know he’s up to no good. It’s up to Mega Man to save the day with classic gameplay that brings it back to basics, while keeping some modern flourishes like a helpful in-game store. Plus, play as Mega Man’s eternal rival, Proto Man, or take on an additional robot master, Fake Man, in bonus add-on content included with MMLC2.
“In Mega Man 10, another rival joins the cast alongside Proto Man, adding Bass as a playable character in a challenging 8-bit quest to put an end to the “Roboenza” epidemic (or in Bass’ case, prove that he’s the strongest robot). Once you’ve busted the out-of-control Robot Masters in the main story, take on the challenging Mega Man Killers in their own unique stages that originally released as DLC and come included in this collection. Claim their weapons as your own for permanent use in Mega Man’s story in the main game!”