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  • Summary: Mega Man and his Battle Network pal Lan are in trouble again. It's only been a month since the evil WWW terrorist's attempts to hijack an important military satellite was shut down; and yet, Cyberspace is about to be hit by an even more resilient, never-before-seen virus, codenamed "Zero." It's up to you, Lan, and Mega Man to terminate this seemingly impermeable and decidedly relentless new enemy. Collect battle chips, battle enemies, solve puzzles, and uncover secret characters from the Mega Man universe. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Would I be getting a great classic Mega Man game with minimal Role Playing Game elements, or would I get more of a true Battle Network type game? I was quite satisfied to find out that this game has a near perfect balance of both.
  2. 82
    While not quite perfect, it's one of the most worthwhile Mega Man platformers in years, as it shakes the boat in a bunch of cool ways.
  3. A little less difficulty in the early going, ramping up later on would have helped, but anyone that can get past the first few stages will find Network Transmission oddly satisfying and a great deal of fun.
  4. Looks fantastic and has excellent level design but is ridiculously hard for the wrong reasons. [Aug 2003, p.77]
  5. With a less-frustrating difficulty level, revamped weapons system, and a graphical look that wasn't so...dull, Transmission could have been very good. [June 2003, p.72]
  6. If you never played a Mega Man Battle Network game, play the GBA versions in numeric order to understand and to get the most out of the game. This is a game that probably could have been great if some design issues were worked out.
  7. 40
    A huge step backwards for the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. GioD
    Mar 3, 2008
    10
    This was, in my opinion, such a fantastic and perfect blend of old school side scrolling MegaMan with the Battle Network system. Arika couldnt have given me a better MegaMan game. Network Transmission updates EVERYTHING about classic MegaMan, great side scrolling levels, great cel shaded graphics, fun weapon chips to use, and one of the best music soundtracks of ANY MegaMan game (thier insanely catchy). A good word to the wise though, the game is EXTREMELY HARD, probably the hardest MegaMan game to have come out in the entire MegaMan series ( yes even the X series). But overall i enjoyed the game tremendously from beginning to end. My 3rd favorite MegaMan game ever, which is only next to MegaMan 8 and MegaMan X Expand
  2. MegaManFanX
    Dec 1, 2007
    9
    It's rare to see a game of this magnitude. Combining the original NES style with Battle Network's strategy makes for amazing game play. Naysayers be damned, this game is a speck of gold in GAmecube titles. My favorte thing? The soundtrack. It's still awesome to Air-guitar Gravityman.exe's stage. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    9
    Loved it. It's a very good blend of traditional 2D megaman with RPG style elements. In terms of difficulty, it was just right. punishing some times, but nothing "Nintendo hard". More bosses and Chips would have been nice. Definitely recommended! Expand
  4. MatthewD
    Jan 16, 2010
    8
    Although somewhat frustrating in the beginning, if you can stick with it past Gutsman, you will find an amazing blend of 2D platforming with the psuedo-turn-based-RPG elements from the Battle Network series. I just wish they had used the English dub voices from the anime instead of sticking with the Japanese voices that I can't understand. Expand
  5. Josh
    Aug 31, 2003
    6
    Not bad, could be better.
  6. XISMZERO
    Jul 13, 2003
    6
    If you love the old Mega Man games on NES, you may be too dumb to understand this game - I know I was...
  7. StevenL.
    Sep 5, 2003
    4
    I love the battle mode, but the game is way to difficult for just an recreational gamer. It took me quit a few tries to just get past the first level!!!! Expand