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Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (Game Boy)

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Written by  :  Katharian Berg (19)
Written on  :  Aug 31, 2010
Platform  :  Game Boy
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Summary

Short but nice.

The Good

The controls are nice, which is good, since this game is more about jumping skills than about mindless shooting. The graphics are simple, but manage to create a futuristic/robotic atmosphere. The general concept of beating boss enemies and getting their weapon works well, especially since most weapons are useful throughout the whole game, not just for a boss fight. The inclusion of a password system is a nice move too.

The Bad

It's a bit unforgiving in certain situations. There are some mean ceiling jumps and some points of no return. If you mess up at a certain spot and have no weapon energy left, you might as well restart the game. The game is a bit short too. There are only four robot master stages and two Wily stages, but a total of eleven bosses. Why don't they have stages too? The initial four stages aren't that long, so it wouldn't have taken so much time to design another four stages.

The Bottom Line

This is not a cheap port of the NES version, it's a nice addition to the Mega Man series and everyone who likes the classic series should play it.