Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Brings Retro Love to 16- and 32-Bit Eras

This game has it all: Mega Man, Bass, 8-bit throwbacks, and some of the worst voice acting you've ever heard.

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Mega Man is getting another retrospective collection, this time compiling his awkward journey into more powerful systems, as well as the nostalgic attempts to go back to his roots.

The Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 compiles Mega Man 7-10 for $19.99. It will come out on August 8 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Mega Man 7 was the Blue Bomber's foray into the Super Nintendo, with bigger and more cartoon-like sprites helping define the artistic direction going forward. It's most known for introducing Mega Man's rival, Bass, who even has his own robot dog, Treble. Mega Man 8 was a PlayStation game and got another graphical upgrade, along with infamously awful voice acting.

Mega Man 9 and 10 were both retro-inspired games meant to imitate the look and feel of the original 8-bit games, and each includes all of their downloadable content.

The collection also adds a museum of art and development materials, a music player, a Challenge Mode and stage remixes, and some easing tools like Extra Armor (half-damage) and more checkpoint saves.

Conspicuously missing from the Collection is Mega Man & Bass, a Super Nintendo spin-off that borrowed elements from both MM7 and MM8. It was only brought to North America later as a Gameboy Advance port, so maybe Capcom is holding it off for a handheld Legacy Collection. Still, it would fit neatly into the time period represented here. Then again, so would Mega Man Soccer.

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    June 5, 2017 9:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Brings Retro Love to 16- and 32-Bit Eras

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      June 5, 2017 9:34 AM

      I want an MMX Legacy Collection, it's been a long time since there's been one.

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        June 5, 2017 10:40 AM

        Given today's announcement, I'm betting there will be two MMX collections, with the series divided more in less in half. Wouldn't be a Capcom release or compilation without bilking customers for more money. (I say this as someone who adores Mega Man. I was playing the original Legacy collection on the toilet this morning. You're welcome for that mental image.)

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          June 5, 2017 11:31 AM

          I'll just take the first half then, 1-4 are the only ones in that series really worth playing although I didn't get to put much time in 7 (was there an 8? Maybe? I'd try that one too but again, mostly just to see what it was like).

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      June 5, 2017 10:50 AM

      Oh lame, it doesn't have the weird spinoffs? I know they aren't great but I want these collections to have everything.

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      June 5, 2017 10:54 AM

      It's so bizarre this and the Disney Afternoon Collection isn't on the Switch, you know a Nintendo platform where the bulk of these games are from.

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        June 5, 2017 1:04 PM

        its something I'd really enjoy on the switch too and feel unlikely to purchase for PC.

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      June 5, 2017 3:22 PM

      They fucked up with 9 and 10. Those ones should have had the same graphics as 7 and 8.

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      June 5, 2017 3:36 PM

      This is the type of game that would be awesome on Switch. And yet... they done fucked up. Oh well. I'm not sure if I'd buy this. MMX and the earlier MM games were the best stuff. 7-9 were meh or too hard for me.

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        June 5, 2017 4:22 PM

        8 has really good music. Game is OK. 7 is pretty forgettable.

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          June 5, 2017 6:40 PM

          I liked 7, albeit it was definitely easier than the average Megaman. Megaman 8 was suuuuuuper kiddy aesthetically and honestly I think at the time of release that's why it didn't do well. Rush Armor was something that inspired some of the best bits of the Megaman manga.