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Overall, the value you will get from this compilation is overwhelming. Trying to snag all eight of the original Mega Man games in good condition (not to mention the two arcade games) would run you a much higher amount in the end. The extra features may not exactly blow you away, but when you have ten Mega Man games placed before your very eyes, it's hard to whisk your attention away by anything else. Get this compilation and feel the makings of video game history in your hands.
Before I start this review let's have a quick lesson in basic math. Capcom has repeated ad nauseum that the Mega Man Anniversary Collection was created to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the blue bomber. The original Mega Man was released in 1987, seventeen years ago. Now, Mega Man 2, which many gamers consider the high point of the series, was released fifteen years ago in 1989. While I think it's great that Capcom is celebrating the release of one of the greatest sequels ever, Mega Man 2 was not the creation of the series.
Super Play (Sweden)
Mega Man Anniversary Collection är en fulladdad Mega Buster rakt i hjärtat. Det är mycket som frigörs av att åter se den blå cyborgens sammanbitna min, att höra tonerna från Needle Mans geniala melodi eller att med näven knuten i triumf jubla när Dr Wily än en gång biter i gräset. Tre klassiker, fem bra spel, två bonusspel. Du kan spela Mega Man ända ner i graven.
Game Informer Magazine
If there’s one thing I took away from Anniversary Collection, it’s that the displacing rock monster in Dr. Wily’s castle is one of the hardest bosses ever. To make things worse, the trick where you repeatedly hit the Select button to make your Elec Beam register multiple hits won’t work this time around, which means you have to take him out the old fashioned way.
If you've played Mega Man, and you've followed the game series as I have, you're sitting there now, nodding your head, teary eyed with nostalgia. You're thanking your favored deity for the goodness Capcom has released upon the world. You understand where I'm coming from. It's okay. You're among friends.
Ok- if you got this game its probably because you played the originals, so its not really your first impression now is it? That being said, I have to say the overall presentation in this game is astounding! Right from the start I found myself being impressed with the ingenuity presented in the compilation of the interactive menu that has you running Megaman (the 32-bit incarnation of him) around to the door of the game you wish to play.
Game Over Online
If there’s one thing I learned from Capcom growing up, it was never to bet against their little blue hero with a cannon for an arm. Regardless of the odds stacked against him, the valiant creation of Keiji Inafune (also of Onimusha fame) triumphed over his robotic brethren and ensured a peaceful world. He didn’t seek fortune or personal glory in his adventures; he was merely performing the job he was programmed for.
Like many other gamers my age, I grew up with Mega Man. Even though my interest slowly fizzled out as the series progressed, Mega Man remains one of the most important and recognizable icons in gaming history to me and many others. Luckily, now that all my old Mega Man cartridges won’t load up, Capcom has released Mega Mans 1 through 8 on a single disc for the Playstation2 and GameCube.
Game Informer Magazine
The sheer value of this package is tremendous. Any fan of the series would be foolish to not snatch up a copy of this immense anthology post haste.
Digital Entertainment News (den)
It seems like only yesterday that I was riding my bike over to the local video rental place, emptying my jar of pennies onto the store counter, and claiming a copy of Mega Man 2 for the sixth week in a row. Those were good times.
Though the current generation has already seen its fair share of old-school compilation sets with games like Activision Anthology and Midway Arcade Treasures, few of them have ever focused on anything other than the pre-NES days of the early 80s. So while a legion of gamers out there have already experienced Pole Position and Pac-Man in a million different ways, a significantly smaller number of users have yet to partake in efforts like Clash at Demonhead, Faxanadu, or The Adventures of Lolo. Unfortunately our gut instinct tells us that this type of situation isn't going to change anytime soon, but at least Capcom's first PS2 omnibus known as Mega Man Anniversary Collection gives us some legitimized hope.
"Mega Man Anniversary Collection" é uma das melhores coleções de clássicos disponível no mercado, trazendo grandes títulos dos videogames em um competente pacote merecedor da fama do personagem-título. A dificuldade e aparência antiga pode ser dura de engolir para quem cresceu com consoles com gráficos 3D, mas por baixo desses sprites quadriculados se escondem verdadeiras jóias.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
This is a collection of games that every true gamer should own. These are not only some of the most famous games in the industry, but some of the best as well. Even if you own the original carts and either of the CD versions, the meager $29.99 retail on this set is worth it. This is a game that should require an immediate purchase.
Mega Man Anniversary Collection commemorates the birth and rise of one highly distinguished star amongst many in the Capcom universe.
Exclusivement disponible en import, Megaman Anniversary Collection est un petit bijou pour les adeptes du petit robot bleu de Capcom. Cette compilation retraçant les origines de ce personnage emblématique n’est certes par très attirante sur le plan graphique, mais une fois plongé dans le jeu, les musiques, l’ambiance et le gameplay se montrent irréprochables. Un indispensable pour les fans du personnage que l’on espère voir débarquer en Europe…
It's been 17 years since the blue bomber known as Mega Man first graced the Nintendo Entertainment System here in the United States. Technology has come a long way in the ensuing years, but even after all this time, fun side-scrolling platform games still hold their appeal.
The Video Game Critic
Modern gamers may find these Mega Man games a little unforgiving, but they have a rightful place in any classic gamer's collection.
Mega Man Anniversary Collection is about as good as we could have hoped, and maybe a bit better. It faithfully reproduces the classic action series, and the handful of modern conveniences are a nice addition. However, the display method the game uses looks bad and the extras are not quite there. It's a good collection, but those shortcomings bring it down a bit. If you've never played the original Mega Man series and/or don't notice the graphics issues, feel free to add another star to the score. The low, $30 price tag and the convenience of having so many games on one disc make this an excellent place to start playing.