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Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Nintendo Switch Review (+ Other Consoles)


So I’m going to start this review off by saying that as a kid my first experience with Mega Man was with Mega Man X back in 1993 and from there I would go back and play 1-6 on the NES and then by 1994 I was ready for X2 and by 95 I was all over Mega Man 7. Admittedly going between the Classic and X series was at times jarring as they had similar foundations, however, the X series always felt like a more refined experience. The Classic series continued on with Mega Man 8 and then Rockman Forte aka Mega Man and Bass, and then a full decade plus later we got Mega Man 9 and then a few years later we got Mega Man 10 and later on this year we get Mega Man 11!

This Collection has been released on other consoles such as the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and 3DS (first collection only) so it was only a matter of time before it came home to a Nintendo console and that is what we are getting into today with this review! This is the Blue Bomber’s first appearance on Nintendo’s newest home console ahead of the release of the highly anticipated Mega Man 11. Mega Man is a legendary video game character and his impact is still felt on the industry today. Capcom seems to be gearing up hype for their flagship character by re-releasing the classics. This collection includes the original 10 Mega Man games in an exciting new package. The game also includes additional content including new modes and challenges, and also exclusive amiibo functionality. The collection is brimming with content and is being sold for an attractive $39.99.

The Legacy Collections offer a pixel perfect recreation of all ten titles in the mainline Mega Man series. You can jump in and relive them just as they were, or enhance them to your satisfaction, an area in which the Collections shine brightly. Load save states that take you back to the moment before a mistimed jump, or directly rewind immediate gameplay to correct your errors (present in the first collection only), these games as being the definitive way to enjoy the Mega Man series. The graphics of the games range from 8-bit, to 16-bit, to 32-bit and back to 8-bit. However, the colors and textures remain as vibrant as ever. The legacy collection really does preserve the legacy and introduce a whole new generation to the classic graphics. The music invigorates the gameplay and enhances the atmosphere of the games.