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Mega Man 1 though 6 coming to 3DS eShop
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December 17, 2012, 20:37:33
Aka some of the best video game music ever made. Also they are games.

from IGN

Andrew Goldfarb of IGN said:
Capcom has announced that Mega Man 1-6 are headed to the 3DS eShop. According to the Capcom Unity blog, the original Mega Man will be available on December 27th, followed by Mega Man 2 on February 7th. Capcom notes that the rest of the games will be “coming in regular intervals throughout 2013.”

Mega Man 1-6 were previously released on the eShop in Europe and Japan. The release in North America comes as part of Mega Man’s 25th anniversary, which also saw the release of Street Fighter X Mega Man earlier today.

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Posted: 12/17/12, 20:37:33  - Edited by 
 on: 12/17/12, 23:44:24    
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Well, that's...kinda neat, I guess? But I've kinda seen these games over and over again starting with the Anniversary Collection, so I can't get very excited here.

Know what I haven't seen though? Mega Man 2 - 5 on the Game Boy! Let's get the rest of those onto the eShop!

Posted by 
 on: 12/17/12, 20:45:33
Mega Man 6 isn't even on the Wii VC yet, right? It sure would be nice if Mega Man 1-5, which I already bought on Wii, could be played on 3DS. Sigh.

Posted by 
 on: 12/17/12, 20:46:19
Would rather see 3-D ports of Powered Up and Maverick Hunter X.

Posted by 
 on: 12/17/12, 20:49:29
TriforceBun said:
Know what I haven't seen though? Mega Man 2 - 5 on the Game Boy! Let's get the rest of those onto the eShop!



I'd like those, too. But in an "also" situation, not "instead of" the NES games. I WANT 'EM ALL!!!

Posted by 
 on: 12/17/12, 20:55:57  - Edited by 
 on: 12/17/12, 20:56:28
I might check out Mega Man 2 on the eShop, since I never got into the series back in the day, but this is really frustrating, and it highlights what's wrong with the way Nintendo of America is handling Virtual Console on the 3DS. I've been clamoring for Game Boy and GBC games that have never been rereleased, and it seems like they really don't want to give them to us. Don't get me wrong, I've had a great time playing stuff like Gargoyle's Quest and Mole Mania. But they go weeks and months without releasing VC games, and when they do, they give us NES games that are already available on the Wii. Meanwhile, games like Wario Land 3 are available in Japan and Europe, while we're still waiting for Wario Land II. For Mega Man's 25th anniversary in Japan, they're getting a 20% off sale on all six games. In North America, we get an announcement of all six games being released over the next twelve months.

Bleh. Sorry, rant over.

Posted by 
 on: 12/17/12, 20:59:36

Mega Man 2 is awesome. You're in good hands.

Posted by 
 on: 12/17/12, 23:43:27
Strange that they are putting these up instead of the Game Boy Mega Man games. They never released that GBA collection either, so I wonder what CapCom have against the games.

Posted by 
 on: 12/18/12, 00:05:43
I think something that we have to acknowledge, whether we like it or not, is that NES games have way more sales potential than GB games, even on a handheld.

Posted by 
 on: 12/18/12, 00:21:18
@ZeroWhat makes you think this?

It's too bad we don't have any sales numbers for the VC to give us any sort of idea of what sells.

Posted by 
 on: 12/18/12, 00:25:31
@Mop it up Two things. One, the fact that publishers have quickly switched over to NES games. I haven't seen any numbers, but I'm sure they have, and they seem to all be making the switch. Two, just a hunch. A lot of NES games are considered classics that everyone should play... Mario 3, Mega Man 2, etc. Not many GB games are considered classics. Furthermore I think many gamers just don't want to go back to black & white in 2012.

I'm not saying I'm happy about this. I already have this stuff on Wii, I was looking forward to exploring more GB games that I missed out on (I didn't get a GB until Pocket and I never really bought games for it, missed out on a ton...)

Posted by 
 on: 12/18/12, 00:32:42
This is great. At least the first 3 will be mine!!!

Posted by 
 on: 12/18/12, 00:41:07
But those aren't the ones I waaaaaaaaant...

Posted by 
 on: 12/18/12, 05:24:00

Yeah, and that's such a damn shame. Especially considering the Gameboy Mega Man games are so much better than their NES counter parts.

Except for Mega Man II. The Gameboy version of that game was pretty weak.

Posted by 
 on: 12/18/12, 18:24:59
GameDadGrant said:

Yeah, and that's such a damn shame. Especially considering the Gameboy Mega Man games are so much better than their NES counter parts.

Whoa now, let's not say things we might regret!

Posted by 
 on: 12/18/12, 18:27:40
You think Grant would regret saying that?!

I think he is wrong, but you know...

Posted by 
 on: 12/18/12, 18:30:10

I remember the first GM Megaman game having absolutely atrocious slowdown to the point of some sections being slideshow-esque and barely playable. It turned me off from the remainder of the GB entries. Kal bad?

Posted by 
 on: 12/18/12, 20:08:59

I don't remember that from playing it then and I don't remember it from playing it on the VC. No more than the NES games have slowdown, anyway. But maybe I've just gotten used to it? Hmm...

Anyway, I grew up playing MM3 and 5 on the Game Boy, and borrowed 1 and 2 from friends. I loved them as a kid, and 5 is definitely the best of the bunch, but I prefer NES MM1 over GB MM1, definitely.

I don't think I've played enough of MM2 and 3 on NES to have an opinion...

Posted by 
 on: 12/18/12, 20:13:44

If you could handle the slowdown of the NES games, then the Gameboy games are no problem. The Gameboy Mega Man games only get better over time. For me, it's a toss-up between the 4th and 5th games as to which one is the best. Both are amazing and both show that a lot of love went into both projects. Though the 5th one has the benefit of having its own set of Robot Masters, and not repeats of the NES Masters.


Mega Man V was a really good game. I loved the suspense near the end, because for once, I wasn't entirely sure who the last boss would be. I'm gonna put the rest in spoilers, just in case for those that haven't played all the 8-bit games yet:

Mega Man V's "reveal" that Dr. Wily was behind everything was an actual surprise - probably the first surprise since Mega Man 4 on NES. The Gameboy games seemed to run parallel to the NES games, but it wasn't specifically explained that the two were in the same "timeline" so to speak. (it wasn't said that they weren't, either though) In any case, Mega Man V on Gameboy came out after Mega Man VI on NES - the ending of the latter showing Mega Man successfully capturing Dr. Wily and putting him in jail. So when the "Stardroids" showed up, and made no mention or reference to Dr. Wily, his reveal was an honest surprise to me.

In any case, I certainly prefer the original Gameboy Mega Man over the original NES one. It's just a tighter, more concise game IMO. The 2nd game goes to the NES, and probably the third as well. After that it gets debatable, but IMO the winners are clearly on Gameboy.

Everyone needs to play Mega Man IV on Gameboy. A lot of the standard features and such in later games in the franchise started here.

Posted by 
 on: 12/19/12, 00:08:19

That's a funny joke. You might be the next Pauly Shore.

Posted by 
 on: 12/19/12, 00:20:19

That's NOT a funny joke!

Alright, looks like I'm gonna have to explain myself, and drop some knowledge on y'all concerning the Gameboy Mega Man games. Stay tuned for that. I'll have to do that when I've got a bit of time to post it all.

Posted by 
 on: 12/19/12, 01:43:15
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