Written by  :  Silvanus (85)
Written on  :  Aug 06, 2005
Platform  :  PlayStation 2
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The Blue Bomber gets his day in the sun.

The Good

For starters, you get all eight of the games from the original Mega Man series on one disc, as well as the little-known arcade games Mega Man: The Power Battles and Mega Man: The Power Fighters. All of these games are recreated perfectly in their original 8-, 16-, and 32-bit glory. There are many different unlockables, including concept art, remixes of classic Mega Man tunes, interviews with MM creator Keiji Inafume, and clips from the Mega Man cartoon (depending on which platform you purchase this for).

You can also save your progress in any of the games, so that you can jump right back into the game where you left off, and avoid unnecessary memorization of passwords.

The Bad

Although you get remixed tunes when you turn "Navi Mode" on, not every song in every game is remixed, which can lead to some weird musical transitions in the first three Mega Man games.

The Bottom Line

Don't want to go searching eBay and spending hundreds of dollars looking for the old Mega Man games? Then this Anniversary Collection is perfect for you. Ten games, one disc, loads of extras...this game has all a Mega Man fan could want. Even those who haven't grown up on Mega Man can play this game to appreciate the roots of the series. I really can't say much bad about this collection.