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  • Summary: Challenge yourself with some of the most extreme Mega Man titles ever released while unlocking a cache of bonus features in this special collection to celebrate Mega Man's 15th Anniversary. For the first time ever, play the original Mega Man 1 through 8 series and 2 never-before-released inChallenge yourself with some of the most extreme Mega Man titles ever released while unlocking a cache of bonus features in this special collection to celebrate Mega Man's 15th Anniversary. For the first time ever, play the original Mega Man 1 through 8 series and 2 never-before-released in the U.S. arcade games on your PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system! [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Capcom poured the love into this collection. They took their time to give fans something worthy.
  2. This is classic gaming done right with one of the industries best heroes finally getting his just due and future compilations from other companies would do well to take heed of how Capcom delivered this tribute to fans.
  3. Simply one of the richest, most well-put-together classic compilations ever made, and it manages to not only refrain from sacrificing key elements of gameplay for the sake of making the hardware transition process easier but also makes improvements that are not only great but practically seem like common sense.
  4. 80
    For pure dollar value -- 10 total games for $29.99 -- Mega Man Anniversary Collection is a great buy. That is, if you can make your peace with the atrocious button-swapping snafu.
  5. 75
    It faithfully reproduces the classic action series, and the handful of modern conveniences are a nice addition. However, the display method the game uses looks bad and the extras are not quite there.
  6. Veterans will have to take a little time to adjust, while newcomers will be able to jump right in without even noticing such problems.

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  1. Dr.Wily
    Jul 2, 2004
    10
    I'm rather sure a lot of people whose first game experience was Crash Bandicoot won't entirely appreciate this, and if this is so, I'm rather sure a lot of people whose first game experience was Crash Bandicoot won't entirely appreciate this, and if this is so, probably take a few points of my score. However, for fans of the old(er) days of 2D beauty, this game is heaven. Sure, some would argue that not all the games in here are still that strong (MM 2 and 3 are almost universally hailed as the best ones, while some find the later games uncreative), but Megaman has always been about straight up side scrolling fun, and this collection delivers by the ton. Memorable characters and level design, some secrets and a great bargain price make this an absolute must for 2D fans. But then again, I'm guessing most MM fans have already bought this game. To the younger gamers, I say: Know Thine Roots! Expand
  2. WhiteWarrior
    Aug 1, 2004
    9
    Wow, talk about a blast from the past!! This will take veteran gamers (like myself) back to the days when games were difficult and took skill Wow, talk about a blast from the past!! This will take veteran gamers (like myself) back to the days when games were difficult and took skill and patience to complete. The bonuses are awesome. I mean adding the first episode cartoon of megaman as an unlockable secret, kudos to the developer on that one. Anyway to the elite gamers this is a MUST have for your collection. To gaming newbees, jump right in and enjoy. I only wish they would do something like this for the Sonic the Hedgehog series... HINT...HINT!! Expand
  3. MP83
    Aug 10, 2005
    9
    Great collection of games that made me into a Mega Man fan. More companies should release their old games as collections like this. *hints*
  4. KyleC.
    Jun 10, 2004
    8
    I mean hey come on, it's the blue bomber. need i say more?
  5. May 6, 2011
    7
    It's not the best collection pack, but it is certainly worth picking up if you are a fan of the series. Pros: Excellent ports of 10 retro MegaIt's not the best collection pack, but it is certainly worth picking up if you are a fan of the series. Pros: Excellent ports of 10 retro Mega Man games with an additional audio reproduction, remixed soundtrack, and mid-game saving system. Cons: At least half of the games can be a bit too repetitious or frustrating. Collapse