Review by UltimaBladeX
"A 10-in-1 collection of not any game, but Megaman games! For 30 dollars too? Sounds like a steal to me!"
Ah yes, Mega Man. One of the greatest mascots in gaming history. From the classics on the NES, all the way to the PlayStation, Megaman has been a huge hit. Missed out on the NES Megaman games? Well, here's your chance! MMAC features Megaman 1-8, and 2 additional unlockable games. Though it may turn out quite repetitive for some, if you're a Megaman fan, get it now!
Though most of the time you're going to play with NES graphics, that's no reason to prevent you from buying this game. Graphics doesn't make a game a great game, especially when you're talking Megaman. But still, the game has great graphics, when comparing it to the NES and SNES and PSX graphics.
I am not going to count the story in my overall score, as Megaman games never focused on stories. Though they change the story a little every time, it's basically the same thing over and over; stop Wily from achieving world conquest by defeating his 8 robot masters (6 in the first Megaman). Nothing special.
Never played a Megaman game? Well, basically, you play as a character named Mega Man going through the side-scroller stage blasting enemies until you reach the boss. Each boss you come across has a weakness. Every time you defeat a boss, you get that boss' weapon, which can be used against another boss. Each stage is different, depending on the boss' element/strength. For example, at Fire Man's stage you go through a level with fire. Simple. After you defeat all the robot masters in the game, you go on to Dr. Wily's castle. A simple game to understand and play, yet difficult at times. Megaman games may seem like a 2-D side-scroller, but it isn't a Mario game. It's much harder...and is much more entertaining than jumping over enemies. Great gameplay overall, and I'm giving this section a perfect 10 out of 10.
Every stage, you hear a different kind of music. There are about 9 stages each game (on average), and about 8 kinds of Megaman games. That means there are over 70 different kind of tunes! Though I'm not sure if some repeat, the music is great, and can't really annoy you like how other game music can.
Yes, after you beat all the games, you will be going back to playing them again. You can start trying to beat the game with your buster only, or play again for fun. Unlike most other games, you can actually go back to playing Megaman games again without actually getting bored. However, each Megaman game has similar gameplay than the last, and some might not want to go back to play again.
Overall Score: 9.5/10
Definitely buy this game. The blue bomber will keep you busy with over 8 of his games, +2 arcade-styled Megaman games. Go, buy the game. NOW. Chances are you will not regret your choice.
Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 09/24/04
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