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Platform: GameCube, Playstation 2
Genre: Action / Sidescroller
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
ETA: May 2004 

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Mega Man Anniversary Collection

 

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It's a trend that has firmly established itself over the last few years: take games from the recent and distant past and re-release them.  Sometime the re-releases are gussied-up but most times they remain faithful to the original release.  The games themselves are sometimes unremarkable, except for the fact they're old, but Capcom, with the upcoming release of Mega Man Anniversary Collection, is practically guaranteed universal recognition among gamers because of the titular character who is now 15 years old.

 

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The classic NES games created a lot of fans of Mega Man (a.k.a. Rockman), which is probably why there are so many moaning game journalists that decry the more recent Mega Man titles. (How can a game compare to a legacy that has so many strong memories associated with it?)  With that said, Mega Man Anniversary Collection features:

 

10 Mega Man games on one disc!


Extensive interview with Mega Manís creator!


Learn about the History of the Mega Man.


Over 30 original artwork selections.


Remixed music tracks inspired by the series and more!

 

 

An extensive interview with Mega Man's creator?  Dr. Light?!?  I doubt it, but it might be fun.  While I'm on this, can anyone name the creator of Mega Man? (It's Keiji Inafune.)  If anything, this will be an educational compilation.

 

One other feature of note is the inclusion of two Mega Man games that were, until now, available only in Japan.  This alone might make the Anniversary Collection worth purchasing.

 

The wait is short one, the Anniversary Collection is due at the beginning of May.

 

- D.D. Nunavut

(March 21, 2004)