Mega Man Battle Network Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: In the future, a young net-battler named Lan, boots his 'personal exploration terminal' (PET) and prepares to hack into the network to battle net crime. Lan's PET is no ordinary network navigator. It's 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 Land and Mega Man.EXE restore peace and order to the network. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. If you like Megaman, RPGs, Action, or Adventure games in the slightest, I highly recommend it.
  2. There's a lot more gameplay in MMBN than in most GBA games combined. Strategy/RPG fans will surely love it, and I think most other gamers will, too.
  3. 85
    Though its not the classic Mega Man we all know and love, it is a very good design with very little to dislike...other than the fact that this isn't a "true" Mega Man game.
  4. While the gameplay of Mega Man Battle Network is excellent, what fascinated me most was the world in which the game took place.
  5. Although the game features a lot of action sequences, it’s really an RPG at heart. However, what makes this game unique is the battle system. It combines a turn based fighting system with a real time one. Did that make sense to anyone?
  6. This radical departure adds a level of depth to the series as a whole - MM fans should pick it up out of loyalty - anyone who's not a hardcore fan should let this one settle back into the big blue.
  7. 60
    As much as I like the action-oriented battle system, random enemy encounters are far too frequent. [Feb 2002, p.172]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
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  1. Nov 10, 2011
    Great! a fresh idea, and a well executed one. it's fun to play, the RPG elements are very nice, and while tough the plot is really nothing special, it does it's job pretty well. Music is also very good. Overall is very solid, play it. Expand
  2. BobC.
    Jul 11, 2004
    It was a graet game! the Best I've ever played.
  3. Thakoonchiengtong
    Sep 20, 2003
  4. Nick
    Feb 7, 2005
    Good good good good.
  5. May 27, 2012
    The game that started it all. Was a great game.
  6. Jun 19, 2012
    This is a very good game; I highly recommend it. Although it's not as fleshed out as Battle Networks 2 or 3 it is still a very unique stand-alone title that will have you occupied for hours of your time. However I must mark it down afew notches because it seems like it's missing a lot which the sequels addressed; most notably a "run" command. Expand
  7. j.p.
    Feb 19, 2003
    Overall the rpg system is ok but the battles soon get boring, running around with your megaman.

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