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Advertising Blurbs – Nintendo 64:
    Capcom's armored adventurer has never looked better.

    Few video game veterans can stand up next to Mega Man's impressive 13-year career in the industry. He first started raging on robots on the original NES in 1987, and since then he's starred in 15 games for Nintendo systems. Just when we were beginning to think that Mega Man might miss his big break on Nintendo 64, Capcom announced plans to release Mega Man on Nintendo 64 this September.

    In addition to the hi-tech weaponry and extreme explosions which have always been a staple in Mega Man's repertoire, Mega Man 64 will also include a mix of role-playing elements as well.

    Mega Man will be able to roam freely in 3D environments, solving puzzles and blasting enemies in a quest to discover the famous Hidden Legacy treasure. Capcom plans to include plenty of secret passageways and the biggest bosses Mega Man has ever encountered.

    Hands-On Mega Man

    Nintendo Power Source recently had the opportunity to play an early version of Mega Man 64 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. It was great to watch Mega Man perform in full 3D, creating huge explosions in colorful environments. Unlike Mega Man games on other next-gen platforms, Mega Man 64 was not flawed by annoying polygon tears.

    To successfully strike an enemy while running through the environments, Mega Man is able to strafe to the left or right while firing his weapon. This motion is currently a bit awkward, but Capcom still has plenty of time to tweak the play control. A manual camera control system ensures that you can always find the best view of the action.

    When our test drive was complete, we walked away from Mega Man 64 with a strong desire to get our hands on a completed version of the game and start blowing stuff up immediately. Nintendo Power Source will provide more screen shots and information on Mega Man's N64 debut as soon as our hero is suited up and ready for battle.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (65801) on May 13, 2005.

Back Cover - PS1 (US):


    Mega Man blasts his way into the third dimension in an amazing new adventure. Mega Man Legends combines the best of classic Mega Man action with enormous bosses, a riveting storyline and all the depth of the hottest RPG.

    Explore vast 3-D worlds in your quest to find the treasure of all treasures, the Mother Lode. You'll love the new 3-D graphics, deadly weapons and non-stop action... unless of course, you're a boss.

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    Mega Man Legends rocks with an excellent mix of action, adventure, and even a bit of RPG.
    -Gamepro, September 1998

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4670) on Aug 15, 2004.

Press Release - Nintendo 64:
    Mega Man 64 Now Available

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. — January 10, 2001— Capcom® today brings Mega Man a mainstay in the video game industry for more that 13 years, to the Nintendo 64 system in Mega Man 64. Capcom’s Mega Man series has sold more than four million units in North America and attracted even more fans worldwide. Mega Man 64 is the first of the series to appear on the Nintendo 64. The game will carry an “E” rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and is now available at retailers throughout North America.

    Mega Man 64 puts Mega Man in incredible 3D environment and presents him with an interesting mix of action-adventure and role-playing game elements, in his most unique adventure. Mega Man fans will recognize the challenging shoot-em-up action, tons of secret items, clever puzzles and huge bosses. RPG fans will be swept away by the compelling and detailed storyline, role-playing elements, devastating weaponry and the beautifully texture-mapped graphics. Mega Man 64 is an enhanced version of the smash PlayStation hit Mega Man Legends specifically utilizing the power of the Nintendo 64 system. Mega Man 64 is is expected to release this September.

    Mega Man 64’s list of enhancements include:

    - Analog control and rumble pack compatible

    - Redesigned and condensed play field for tighter gameplay

    - Redesigned enemy placement

    - “Time Attack Event” now available in multiple cities

    - Nintendo 64 power delivers smooth gameplay and less polygon glitches

    “The release of Mega Man 64 marks Capcom’s unwavering commitment to provide maximum entertainment on all game platforms,” says Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom. “This is truly a product consumers have demanded since the introduction of the Nintendo 64 system. The game’s rich environments, true 3D gameplay and flawless control offer Nintendo 64 owners a real treat!”

    In Mega Man 64, our hero is on a quest to find the famous Hidden Legacy treasure. To do this, players must master all the weapons in his extensive arsenal, wage supreme battle with treacherous enemies and face off against unbelievable 3-D bosses. Players explore immense texture-mapped environments in their search for clues, secret passageways, power-ups, weapons and other surprises. An adjustable 3D camera allows players to capture multiple viewpoints of the intense action. Intricate animation sequences tie the story together and add depth to the gameplay. Mega Man 64 presents classic Mega Man gameplay combined with next generation technology, beginning a new chapter in Capcom’s Mega Man series on the Nintendo 64 game console.

    Capcom Co., Ltd. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of coin-operated and video games. A leading force in the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment industry, Capcom’s legacy spans 21 years of entertaining video games. Capcom develops, markets, and distributes home video games for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo 64 game machines, Game Boy Color Systems and coin-operated games. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company also has offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, and Sunnyvale, California. The company is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange code number 9697.


    Contributed by skl (1137) on Feb 22, 2004.

Electronic Gaming Monthly:
    You'll love the new 3-D graphics, deadly weapons and non-stop action. (Unless, of course, you're a boss).

    Capcom's famed video game hero jumps into 3-D in the most incredible Mega Man adventure yet! Tackle classic Mega Man shoot-'em-up action...with even more of the huge bosses you expect, a riveting storyline, and all the depth of the hottest RPG. Explore a vast 3-D world in your quest to find the treasure of all treasures, the Mother Lode. It's Mega Man like you've never seen before!

    Contributed by Kartanym (12759) on May 02, 2002.