Review by Vheela

"Great game for Mega Man fans and newcomers alike!"

It is December 16th, 1987 and the first Mega Man game has come out. It's a hit. Over a span of 10 years, 7 more Mega Man games are released. They are all hits. 7 years have passed since any more Mega Man games have been released. Then on June 22nd, 2004 Capcom releases a new Mega Man game. Well you couldn't exactly call it "new" because it was really a big giant port. Now Mega Man Anniversary Collection contains 10 games, Mega Man 1-8 and 2 new games you have probably never heard of before seeing as they were not released in America. Each game is an exact port from their respected system. The only real change is the copyright date. Now that the intro is out of the way, on to the review.

Gameplay 10/10

This is where the game has its strong point. Ten games that are all extremely fun to play. The controls are simple and anyone could learn to use them. The levels in the game are not hard, but more like really annoying. To add to the fun and encourage you to play more, every time you beat one of the Mega Man games you unlock something different. For further information on unlocking things, go checkout the Codes and Secrets section.

Story 7/10

Between the 8 Mega Man games the plot does not change all that much. Evil scientist makes 8 evil robots 8. You destroy the 8 evil robots. You destroy the Evil scientist, Repeat through each game. Although there are some different "Tweaks" to the plot in each game there is really no difference.

Graphics and Sound 9/10

Because this is a port of an older game the graphics are good by that systems standards. Games from the NES look like an NES game. Can I explain it any more simply? The sound of the game is good by the systems standards just like the graphics.

Replay Value 8/10

The Mega Man games 1-8 are fun to play over once or twice but then it gets old because you have most likely memorized all the puzzles and how to solve them. But the two other games are fun to replay over and over and over. I still enjoy playing them even though I've beaten them like 40 times per game.

Buy, Rent, Burn?

This game would be a perfect buy for anyone who has owned an NES. If you have never owned an NES, its still a great buy. I mean, 10 games for the price of 1. It can't get any better than that can it?

Reviewer's Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Originally Posted: 07/05/04

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