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  • Summary: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings together six classic titles in one game: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent. In addition to the original games, this package includes an artwork gallery, music player, special filters, and much more. Casual ScenarioMega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings together six classic titles in one game: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent. In addition to the original games, this package includes an artwork gallery, music player, special filters, and much more. Casual Scenario Mode and a Save-Assist feature are available for those who would like to enjoy the story at their own pace. Players can also try their hand at the new leaderboard-based Z Chaser Mode, an exclusive new mode created just for this set of games. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Mar 5, 2020
    95
    Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is easily the best Legacy Collection to date while including the entire Zero and ZX series. While the Zero games may be a bit unfair due to the zoomed-in GBA view and unforgiving lives system, the new save-assist feature gives players the ability to play through these games at their own pace without feeling like they’re given too much power. Z-Chaser is lastly a good bonus game, even if it is lacking in the level department.
  2. 90
    Fans of the jump-and-shoot variety need to set their sights on the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. It is a definitive package of lesser known Mega Man games that stand on their own as satisfying and legitimate experiences.
  3. Feb 26, 2020
    90
    Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is everything that you could’ve hoped it to be. This is ultimately six great Mega Man games presented to you with a slew of customizable features, extra content, and quality of life updates. If you’re a fan of either Mega Man or sidescrolling action games in general, you owe it to yourself to give this release a go and see what all the fuss is about. These are hard and occasionally frustrating games, but they offer up some rewarding, action-heavy gameplay that even today stands among the best of its class. Don’t pass this one up, it’s definitely worth the punt.
  4. Feb 24, 2020
    85
    There is a lot of excellent game design packed into the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. With the added Z Chaser, save assist, and casual mode, the series is now more accessible than ever with added modes for returning fans. Any of the shortcomings of one title is made up for in the other, which makes it easy to say that that this collection is 2D action at its finest.
  5. Apr 4, 2020
    80
    It's hard to say whether or not the collection will appeal to newcomers. The steep difficulty and overly complicated storylines are definitely a hurdle to overcome. It's hard to recommend this collection over any of the previous Mega Man Legacy Collections, but for players craving more blue bomber, Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is worth overcoming those hurdles.
  6. Mar 2, 2020
    80
    It goes without saying that the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is a fine and robust celebration of Inti Creates’ portable take on the Mega Man universe. From a wonderfully dense art gallery featuring many of Toru Nakayama’s superb character designs to remastered voice tracks and animation cut-scenes, Japanese editions for each game, and a variety of attractive screen borders, there are tons of other adjustable options available. The only real customisable drawbacks are not being able to skip text or having the options to assign actions to the ZL and ZR Buttons. But besides that, it’s really hard to fault this latest slice of what is currently now a five-volume gaming encyclopedia based on one of Capcom’s most cherished franchises.
  7. Feb 25, 2020
    60
    Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy collection reminds us that the series did not shine at its brightest trying to move from action to story-based fiction. The six different games are still okay, but their original mechanics could have been tweaked a little to match the new video game standards.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Feb 27, 2020
    10
    An excellent collection of some of the best games in Mega Man history. Pros: + Save assist and Casual Scenario for a more relaxed playthroughAn excellent collection of some of the best games in Mega Man history. Pros: + Save assist and Casual Scenario for a more relaxed playthrough
    + Remastered audio and full-resolution anime cutscenes
    + Bonus content like the e-reader cards and the Z3 and Z4 boss fights in ZX are accessible. + Massive gallery of Zero and ZX art
    + Z-Chaser mode for some extra replayability + English and Japanese versions

    Cons:
    - Typos and minor censorships are still present. Ergo, changing “die” to “retire”
    - Despite having a touchscreen, it’s not possible to touch the “bottom” screen for actions such as A-Trans in ZX Advent. The stick works, but isn’t ideal. - Filters leave a bit to be desired. I personally like the smooth one, but I would’ve liked to have more options, such as a different type of smoothing technique or a CRT filter.

    Ultimately, very much worth the $30. Capcom has done a lot right here and the cons are essentially nitpicks. Highly recommend for fans of Megaman and action platformers in general.
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  2. Mar 10, 2021
    10
    Simply the best series of the entire franchise, it's hard, it's fun, it has the best plot and incredible mechanics
  3. Mar 24, 2020
    10
    A truly underrated experience. did not get the attention they deserved back then, please give it a shot it is worth it on any system it isA truly underrated experience. did not get the attention they deserved back then, please give it a shot it is worth it on any system it is available on. Expand
  4. Feb 25, 2020
    10
    Great collection, has fantastic remixed themes, the new features are welcome for any player, and content as the e-readers are here. No lag andGreat collection, has fantastic remixed themes, the new features are welcome for any player, and content as the e-readers are here. No lag and the new Z Chaser mode is fun and challenging. Expand
  5. Mar 14, 2020
    9
    A really lovely Mega Man Collection. It feels fresh to play on the big TV Screen. Zero2&3 and the bith TX Games are great. Buy it!
  6. Jul 4, 2020
    2
    I'm really disappointed to be writing this review right now and I can't believe how much I disliked these games :(
    I've loved the Mega Man
    I'm really disappointed to be writing this review right now and I can't believe how much I disliked these games :(
    I've loved the Mega Man and Mega Man X games, always have, so when I saw this collection, I thought "Wow, how come I never heard of these games before!?" So I didn't hesitate to pick up this collection for only $30 and try it out. Unfortunately, it wasn't long before I ended up with a serious case of buyer's remorse.

    I'll talk about the Zero games first - Mega Man Zero 1 - 4. Right of the bat, I totally hate the ELF system, the grading system, and the grinding involved. Remember in the Megaman X games when you explore the levels carefully, find the upgrades, then get to equip and use them automatically? Well guess what, that doesn't happen in these games. Instead, you find the cyber spirits called ELFs. The ELFs do various things such as replenish your health or increase your maximum life bar, However, you cannot just use them after finding them, you have to grind crystals from enemies until you have enough to "Feed" them.
    It gets very annoying, especially in the first game because you only get about 100 crystals per mission and most ELFs take at least 1000 crystals to feed before you can use them. Totally lame!
    On top of that, these are the kind of Capcom games, like the DMC games, where you are graded after every single mission based on your time, enemies killed, damage taken, lives used, etc... On top of that, using the ELFs affects your ranking and ruins your score, so if you want to get all S rankings on every mission, you can't use any ELFs and you have to play each mission perfectly without dying or taking any damage at all from the bosses. You cannot replay the missions for better ranks. You are only graded the first time you play them, then the only reason to replay is to grind for crystals to feed your ELFs, which further reduce your mission rankings when you use them. WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY THINKING!??? I absolutely hate everything about this gameplay. I hate the grading system so much.

    You might be tempted to ask - Why not just ignore the grading system and enjoy the game? Well here's the thing - there are some super secret costumes/ ELFs that you can only obtain by getting S or A ranks on the missions. That's why it pisses me off because I have no desire to replay these games until I am good enough to do that. Capcom should've let the player replay missions to improve their grades but they don't, so they can f*** right off with this bulls***.

    Finally, we have 2 Metroidvania type Mega Man games also included in this collection. They are both OK. Not great, kind of average Metroidvanias to be honest. That is the only reason I give this collection a 2/10 instead of a 0/10. Unfortunately by the time I finished Mega Man Zero 1 - 4, I was just kind of burned out and didn't feel like finishing the Metroidvania ones.

    Overall, I'm very disappointed and wish I had just replayed the X collections instead.
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  7. Jun 10, 2020
    0
    (Reviewing based on the games themselves and not the adaptation.) All 4 Zero entries are plagued 3 by major, gameplay ruining additions:
    New
    (Reviewing based on the games themselves and not the adaptation.) All 4 Zero entries are plagued 3 by major, gameplay ruining additions:
    New powers, but only if you do good - In an incredibly baffling turn of events, Zero only learns new powers 'um actu-' I DON'T CARE THAT THEY ARE CALLED SKILLS. Anyway, Zero only learns new powers on the condition that the player performs incredibly well... too well, impossibly well. Odds are that the average person will be VERY behind that mark.
    Cyber Elves! Er, guess not... - You can use Cyber Elves to make the missions more bearable... but they lock you out of the previously mentioned perfection required to obtain new abilities. I mean, I guess its more likely to make use out of the quadruple health bar elves than it is plausible to get an A in these levels. Some Elves even grant you a guaranteed A rank, thus a guaranteed power, but they are VERY few.
    Study the maps like its a goddamn exam :/ - Instead of asking for skill or to learn a pattern, this game asks for memory. A lot of memory. It feels like there are up to thousands of mistakes that you, the player, are forced to make and then remember for next time. This sucks, and from my memory has always sucked in any game, ever.

    The worst part? These issues create a loop of dissatisfying gameplay. The level is difficult in unfair ways that you can't avoid without already making the severe mistake and remembering all 400 of them for next time > you can't use Cyber Elves because that will lock you out of powers > you can't get powers because you are expected to breeze through as though its easy > it isn't easy because of the reason at the start of this loop. That doesn't even mention the forced damage either! What a trainwreck of not just a game, but a series. Yes, they added stuff to make it easier, but these problems are rooted down to its core - to fix them, Zero series needs reworked, not re-released.

    As for ZX, its much more bearable due to the existence of Easy Mode. Unfair fall? Unavoidable damage? Want to simply have a safe environment to learn the game? Plain just don't like normal and hard difficulty? Got you covered with fall recovery, reduced damage received and boosted damage dealt! Also, powers are guaranteed again, FINALLY. Only issue is the exploration and navigation, gets very confusing without a better map from online, but you can get there.
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