Mega Man 8

System: Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn
FAQ: PS1/Saturn differences
FAQ by: Mega Man 5

Contents:

1.Introduction
2.Differences
3.10th Anniversary goodies
4.Closing

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1.Introduction

Hey, Mega Man 5 here. This FAQ covers every difference between the PS1 and
Saturn versions of Mega Man 8 I could find. You can use this to figure out
which version of the game you would like.

Note: This FAQ doesn't cover the differences in the Anniversary Collection
version of Mega Man 8.
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2.Differences

Here is a list of all the differences I've found:

*Videos:

1.The FMV's (Full-Motion Video's) in are slightly more compressed in the
Saturn version. By compressed I mean the picture quality is slightly more
distorted.

*In-Game:

2.The loading times are about 1 second faster on the PS1.

3.Press start on the title screen to access the main menu. The Saturn version
has a fourth option called "Bonus Mode". More on this later.

4.The Saturn version has 1 jump button. The PS1 version has 2.

5.The Saturn version contains more enemies than the PS1 version (Mets, etc.)

6.The PS1 version uses translucent effects for the water in the game. The
Saturn version has rippled water.

7.When you enter the are where the boss battle is in the intro stage (first
boss battle) in the Saturn version, loads of birds will fly by (Just like in the
beginning of the stage). In the PS1 version, only one bird is seen.

8.In the Duo mini-stage, an alarm can be heard and a red alarm light is also
included in the Saturn version. There isn't an alarm in the PS1 version.

9.Near the beginning of the Duo mini-stage is a pink ladder. Use a Mega Ball
to reach it and climb up. Turn left. In the Saturn version, there is another
ladder you can climb to access a room where you can battle Cutman. In the
PS1 version this ladder doesn't exist and you also can't fight Cutman.

10.Woodman is a middle boss in Search Man's stage in the Saturn version. You
can't battle Woodman in the PS1 version because going to that room just takes
you to the stages' Continue Point.

11.At the end of the credits in the Saturn version is a code. Use this to
access another option in the Bonus Mode.

*Audio:

12.Some of the music in the Saturn version has different sound quality.

13.The Saturn version contains two exclusive music tracks: remixes of both
Cutman's and Woodman's themes!

14.Some of the voices in the Saturn version are lower quality, some with a
slightly different pitch and some sounding scratchy.

15.Tengu Man's stage music is completely different music in the Saturn
version. I think it's better and more fitting than the music heard in the
PS1 version.
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3.10th Anniversary goodies

The two versions of Mega Man 8 include different 10th anniversary bonuses:

The PlayStation version includes a mini booklet that includes descriptions
and full color images of the robot masters from Mega Man 1-7.

The Saturn version includes an extra main menu option called "Bonus
Mode". Select this to access the Saturn versions 10th anniversary goodies.
Included are:

*Fan Artwork
*Official Artwork
*Music test
*Voice test
*Animation*

*This allows you to watch all of the FMV's in Mega Man 8. Also, you need to
enter a button code to access this option.
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4.Closing

That's it. Of course I'll add an update section in this FAQ if I find anything
else.

-Mega Man 5

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