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  1. Sep 18, 2017
    83
    Overall, this is a marked improvement over Mighty Gunvolt. It’s bigger, better, and more engaging than that game, which was entertaining but ultimately still just an aside. Burst is a full-fledged leap into the waters that Mega Man first waded into, and Inti Creates did an admirable job of producing a game genuinely worthy of carrying on such a hefty legacy. Some of the mechanics added in aren’t all that compelling, but at its core, Burst has nailed the precision platforming and shooting that the Blue Bomber made famous. It’s also a nice showcase for Beck, who I’d love to see get one more shot after his failed solo debut. Absolutely keep this one on your radar!
  2. Aug 3, 2017
    75
    Mighty Gunvolt Burst is a great throwback and homage to the classic run and gun platformers that the original Nintendo was known for.
  3. Jul 17, 2017
    70
    Mighty Gunvolt Burst combines the better aspects of Beck's disastrous first outing and wraps them up in a compact retro-styled package, with a Gunvolt ribbon tied around for good measure. A solid run-and-gun 2D platformer that adds flair and function to the wheel rather than reinventing it completely, but often hits the road bumps named accessibility and hardware adaptiveness.
  4. Aug 3, 2017
    70
    Mighty Gunvolt Burst represents a significant improvement over its predecessors and brings a fun gameplay, creative mechanics, an appealing visual environment and it's overall an entertaining piece of work. It may not represent the most multi-layered game ever made but it certainly gets a lot of things right.
  5. Jul 18, 2017
    70
    Old skool gameplay with some new style twists, Mighty Gunvolt Burst is a more accessible slice of nostalgia style gaming.
  6. Aug 2, 2017
    50
    A game that could have been much better with a little more time/resources on its development, but is not enough to satisfy us.
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  1. Mar 17, 2018
    8
    SHORT VERSION: Another awesome and addicting side-scroller by Inti-Creates, and a redemption for Beck and his siblings.

    Even though I
    SHORT VERSION: Another awesome and addicting side-scroller by Inti-Creates, and a redemption for Beck and his siblings.

    Even though I personally never got to play Mighty No. 9, it's failure was a grand disappointment for many Mega Man fans. After years of no new titles from the Blue Bomber, our supposed spiritual successor ended up being an underwhelming and overall mediocre game.

    Mighty Gunvolt Burst is not only a sequel to Mighty Gunvolt, a bonus game given to anyone that bought Azure Striker Gunvolt at the time, but it also appears to be a complete re-imagining of Mighty No. 9 since it reuses the first nine stages and bosses of the game and puts it's own spin on it. Could this be the game that MN9 should've been?

    The game plays almost exactly like a traditional Mega Man in the sense that both characters jump and shoot through 8 stages while fighting each stages respective bosses. Each stage plays out in typical Mega Man fashion by having a different aesthetic and level gimmick,

    The main thing that differentiates this game from Mega Man is the weapon creation system. Hidden throughout each stage is a weapon upgrade that can be used to create your own weapons. You want weapon with a heat element that looks like a cold element and shoots in a wave like motion? You can do it. It's really addicting to look for these upgrades and just make yourself feel extremely overpowered.

    Of course, there's a catch in the form of cost points. each upgrade requires a set amount of points to use. You start off with only a few, but you can find upgrades for more which are also hidden in stages.

    On top of the weapon upgrades, there's even an upgrade for your character once you find the "Aerial Action" module. Depending on your cost points, Beck has the ability to dash from one to three times while Gunvolt can double to quadruple jump.

    FINAL THOUGHTS: Mighty Gunvolt Burst was able to achieve what Mighty No. 9 couldn't: it feels like a modern Mega Man. It has the same set up while adding something new to make itself feel innovative. I highly recommend this game to anyone that is a Mega Man fan and got disappointed by Mighty No. 9. It's funny, I'm actually really looking forward to what ever game Beck will appear in next!
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