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Mega Man Battle Network (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

In the future, a young net-battler named Lan, boots his 'personal information terminal'(PET) and prepares to hack into the network to battle net crime. Lan's PET is no ordinary network navigator. It is Mega Man.EXE, the cyber-identity, which infiltrates the crime-ridden network to battle destructive computer viruses. Defeat viruses in real time and collect Battle Chips program data, containing valuable weapons data and critical system info. Collect over 175 Battle Chips to help Netto and Mega Man.EXE restore peace and order to the network.

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Mega Man Battle Network Game Boy Advance Sometimes, Mystery Data can be found on the Internet
Mega Man Battle Network Game Boy Advance Even the class is on the Internet!
Mega Man Battle Network Game Boy Advance ...and so starts a cycle Lan will follow for the rest of his life
Mega Man Battle Network Game Boy Advance For the cost of one turn, you can get more chips sent to Mega Man

Alternate Titles

  • "MMBN" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Battle Network RockmanEXE" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Excellent, fun, addictive, enjoyable... Bregalad (916) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Jack in! MegaMan.EXE! TRANSMIT!!! Satoshi Kunsai (1816) unrated

The Press Says

RPGFan Feb 18, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 86 out of 100 86
IGN Nov 09, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Nov 25, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Play.tm Jan 05, 2002 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de Feb 07, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Christ Centered Game Reviews Mar 15, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Critics Oct 09, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Super Play Dec, 2001 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

So where did most of the bases for the Net Navis in the game come from? A little history lesson (note that when I say "classic series" I mean the original eight games that began on the NES):

Rockman/MegaMan.EXE: As if we can't tell...^_^

Roll.EXE: In the classic Mega Man series, Roll was Mega Man's little sister. In the Legends/Dash series, that Roll is Rock's best friend.

GutsMan.EXE: Modeled after Guts Man from the classic series (MM1 and MM7).

Blues/ProtoMan.EXE: Modeled after Mega Man's brother from the classic series, right down to the visor! (MM3 onward).

Glyde.EXE: Glyde's name was taken from the pirate captain Glyde from Mega Man Legends 2/Rockman Dash 2.

SharkMan.EXE: Taken from the extremely obscure Mega Man 3 for the PC (which is NOT the same game as its NES counterpart!).

MagicMan.EXE: Taken from Rockman & Forte/Mega Man & Bass (SNES/GBA).

Forte/Bass.EXE: Modeled (a bit TOO much) after Mega Man's fiercest rival from the classic series.

Wily: Hmmm...who DOES he look like...? ^_^
NeoMoose (1103) added Mega Man Battle Network (Game Boy Advance) on Nov 06, 2001