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Capcom To Release Mega Man Anthology 70

TravelSizedMonkey writes "Planet GameCube has a press release from Capcom announcing the upcoming release of the Mega Man Collection for the Gamecube and PS2. It contains Mega Man 1 through 8, as well as two arcade games never released in the US, Mega Man: The Power Battle, and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters. It's scheduled for release in February 2004, and includes extra unlockable content and updated soundtracks."
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Capcom To Release Mega Man Anthology

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 14, 2003 @10:01AM (#6956568)
    The Leaf Shield killed Air Man in 2 hits (on Normal, anyway). That was pretty much it, unless you had trouble with the birds that drop those large eggs and create a swarm. It came in handy if you weren't coordinated enough to shoot the egg before it hit the ground.

    Quick Man's stage was the best. Once you know how to do it, it's a blast to run through those lasers.
  • by QEDog ( 610238 ) on Sunday September 14, 2003 @10:53AM (#6956798)
    Yes there was! After beating all the bosses, in the first Dr Willy stage there where several spots with a lot of bad guys that jumped into you. I used to sit there, with the Leaf Shield, and the bad guys would just jump on me an be instantly killed, sometimes dropping goodies. At certain points you could do it and get into a 'pattern' where they would start dropping 1ups every now and then!!! I remember, I would leave it there, go do something else, then come back and, bam!, tons of extra lives! Ohhhh... the good old days. I hope they keep that little trick (exploit?) for this compilation!
  • Re:awesome (Score:5, Informative)

    by waffle zero ( 322430 ) on Sunday September 14, 2003 @11:51AM (#6957127) Journal
    Tho playing mario and such with gc controller might feel a bit wierd.

    The answer is the Hori Digital Controller. It is a gamecube controller that mimics the form and functionality of the Super Nintendo controller. It was designed for use playing games that don't require analog control such as Mega Man Anthology and Game Boy Player games.

    It comes it two high fashion colors: blue [] and black [].

  • Re:awesome (Score:3, Informative)

    by n0wak ( 631202 ) on Sunday September 14, 2003 @12:03PM (#6957192) Homepage Journal
    The onyl thing that would be better is if you could play old carts on a modern system.

    Get Animal Crossing, and you kind of can.

    Tho playing mario and such with gc controller might feel a bit wierd.

    Super Mario Bros. is hidden in Animal Crossing, and the GC controller feels a lot better than that awful NES controller. Don't let your nostalgia fool you. Ergonomic is better than blocky square.
  • Rockman (Score:5, Informative)

    by Kyouryuu ( 685884 ) on Sunday September 14, 2003 @12:03PM (#6957196) Homepage
    Strictly speaking, you can find the Power Battles arcade machine in the US, though it is very rare. A MAME-compatible ROM file also shows that the game had full English translation. I've heard reports that you could find this machine at one of the Disney theme parks.

    In any case, this is really awesome and unexpected news coming from Capcom. My guess is that this will be a compilation of the Rockman Complete Works that was released in Japan originally for the Playstation. Those versions, which actually released seperately, were exact ports of the original NES Mega Man games with enhanced music. Starting with Mega Man 4, all of the music in a game was remixed. Clearly, this collection will also include Mega Man 7 (SNES) and 8 (PSX/Saturn), so it will be interesting to see what Capcom does with these. In any case, I wouldn't expect to see a substantial graphical enhancement. Capcom had previous tried to make a "Mega Man All-Stars" in the form of their only Sega Genesis offering, and the balancing was entirely off. >_>

  • Re:awesome (Score:3, Informative)

    by Guppy06 ( 410832 ) on Sunday September 14, 2003 @03:59PM (#6958362)
    Between the eReader NES series, all the games hidden in Animal Crossing (including Zelda, though nobody's heard of how to unlock it short of a cheat device yet) and certain games/microgames in Wario Ware, I'm surprised that Nintendo hasn't struck on the killer app for their GCN modem: downloading ROMs. I'd pay per-download and/or per-ROM fees in a heartbeat if I could legitimally download NES, SNES and old GB ROMs if they offered this, and I doubt I'm the only one. It would be fairly easy to keep relatively secure on the server end, I doubt there'd be a big market to pirate these older games (how many of us have seen pirated eReader cards or Animal Crossing GBA images?), and it's something none of their comptetitors can really pull off (short of one of them buying Sega).

    Rig it so the smaller ROMs can be downloaded to GBA as in Animal Crossing, and I'd be in hog heavan.
  • by veritron ( 637136 ) on Sunday September 14, 2003 @04:20PM (#6958447)
    Actually, there's a trick to using the top spin. If you do it right after you jump while you're in the air, it won't screw up. If you press the button too late, you're screwed, but I find that the only time it messes up for me is if I use it while colliding into the enemy. I've actually used it to help me get through stages before, and it always works for me when I fight Shadow Man - it's no metal blade but, heck, anything that makes Shadow Man easy is okay in my book.
  • Re:Rockman (Score:4, Informative)

    by Genom ( 3868 ) on Sunday September 14, 2003 @06:34PM (#6959272)
    Tokyo Kid in Cambridge, MA also has a Power Battles arcade unit. =)

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