Mega Man Anniversary Collection GameCube

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8.8

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  • Summary: For 15 years, Mega Man games have appeared on consoles, and now you can play ten of them on one disc. Mega Man Anniversary Collection includes the first eight Mega Man games plus two that were never-before-released in the U.S. See how Mega Man has crossed into other media by watchingFor 15 years, Mega Man games have appeared on consoles, and now you can play ten of them on one disc. Mega Man Anniversary Collection includes the first eight Mega Man games plus two that were never-before-released in the U.S. See how Mega Man has crossed into other media by watching unlockable bonus features, including footage from the original Mega Man TV Series, over 30 original artwork selections, and remixed music tracks inspired by the series. Expand
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
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  1. That’s a ton of content, and yes, that content is a lot of fun since the simple platform-centric gameplay still holds up extremely well.
  2. Packed with tons of nostalgia, unique weapons (including the suspiciously fanciful "Top Spin"), and more hardcore 2D shooting and platforming than you can shake an arm cannon at. [July 2004, p.111]
  3. 85
    What Mega Man Anniversary lacks in technology and convolution, it more than makes up for in mechanical brilliance, loveable characters, a compelling art direction, and an abundance of robotic charm.
  4. It would have been nice to have some remixed tunes in-game, as well as the Mega Man X games, but, regardless, you can't go wrong with this Collection.
  5. 80
    It stands proud as an example of how all retro collections should be compiled in terms of content, even if it does serve to highlight minor presentational niggles such as the lack of a button config option that are often common to these packs.
  6. Cheat Code Central
    80
    The virtually faithful ports are a classic-gaming junky's dream come true.
  7. 60
    Unsurprisingly, playing through this Anniversary Collection is much like listening to a ten-album Grateful Dead box set: it's very good for what it is, and some of titles included are genuine masterpieces. But taken together, the monotony is almost overwhelming.

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  1. Jul 21, 2016
    10
    I just love this game this is my favorite mega man game of all time! The title just explains why simply. It is a collection so it MUST be goodI just love this game this is my favorite mega man game of all time! The title just explains why simply. It is a collection so it MUST be good well only if it is a good series. Expand
  2. Pumster
    Jun 26, 2004
    10
    "...The display method the game uses looks bad and the extras are not quite there." Sounds like infamous X-Box 'fanboy' site, "...The display method the game uses looks bad and the extras are not quite there." Sounds like infamous X-Box 'fanboy' site, GameSpy, is a little upset over the whole "PS2 and GameCube only" compilation. Don't worry, the display is perfect, and the menu screens are well-produced. Stick to X-Box, GameSpy - there's no point complaining when non-X-Box owners know not to listen. Expand
  3. Sep 11, 2014
    10
    @SteveH. the game you are thinking of is Mega Man X or X2 or X3 on the SNES. Those are great games, and they have their own collections too.@SteveH. the game you are thinking of is Mega Man X or X2 or X3 on the SNES. Those are great games, and they have their own collections too. This is an amazing collection of the first 8 Mega Man games and 2 previously unreleased! Great games, highly recommended! Expand
  4. DerekG.
    Jun 25, 2004
    9
    Great!
  5. SteveH.
    Jun 28, 2004
    9
    A great game..but the mega man i remember the most isnt on here, i dont remember the name, it was for the super nintendo, maybe someone canA great game..but the mega man i remember the most isnt on here, i dont remember the name, it was for the super nintendo, maybe someone can answer that. Expand
  6. RobertA.
    Jul 8, 2004
    9
    Oh baby oh baby oh baby. this is it. i play it all night. one of all time favorite video game series, and it plays better then ever. but butOh baby oh baby oh baby. this is it. i play it all night. one of all time favorite video game series, and it plays better then ever. but but but why did they change the simple buttons around. der!!! that's my only complaint. Expand
  7. ComicBookGuy
    Jul 6, 2004
    9
    Excellent collection with good extras. But the extras could have been better, and the jump & shoot buttons seem reversed.

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#23 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004