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Every Mega Man Game Ranked


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It’s the twentieth anniversary of Mega Man Zero‘s North American launch, so what higher time to revisit this epic checklist of the blue bomber’s highs and lows? Find out under the place Zero charges in opposition to each different Mega Man sport on Nintendo programs, as ranked by you, expensive readers.

Remember: this checklist is dynamic in nature and can change in actual time based on every sport’s User Rating in our database. If you have not rated those you’ve got performed, logged-in Nintendo Life customers can click on on the star in every entry under, assign a score out of 10, and doubtlessly affect the rating. Enjoy!


The little blue man often called Mega Man (alongside along with his varied associates and associated robots) has had a really lengthy and storied profession in video video games. Since the NES days, he is starred in some absolute classics of the run-and-gun style, though for each unbelievable sport or spin-off expertise Capcom has delivered, there have arguably been one or two titles that both did not fairly hit the mark or — extra typically — felt just a little too acquainted. With so many video games within the Blue Bomber’s again catalogue, it may be onerous to know which of them are the cream of the crop. Well, that is the place we are available in.

Actually, that is the place you are available in. Below you will discover each sport that includes the phrases ‘Mega Man’ within the title ever to grace a Nintendo console (within the West). Yes, that is over 50 video games, together with all of the spin-offs and aspect adventures — the Xs, ZXs, Zeroes, Battle Networks, and extra. We’ve additionally included compilations for thoroughness; a number of of them characteristic titles which might be unavailable individually on a Nintendo console (Mega Man: Power Battle or Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters on Mega Man Anniversary Collection, for instance; Mega Man 8 on Mega Man Legacy Collection 2; Mega Man Battle & Chase in Mega Man X Collection).

This rating is divines from Nintendo Life readers’ User Ratings for the video games on our database and is topic to actual time fluctuations even after publication. Yes, meaning it is totally doable to affect the rating under even when you have not rated your favourites but. To accomplish that, merely click on on the sport you want to charge and assign a rating on the Game Page.

Many due to everybody who already rated their favorite Mega Men. Now, let’s cost up our shot and scroll down to seek out out that are one of the best (and, conversely, the worst) Mega Man video games on Nintendo consoles…

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (GBA)

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (GBA)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release Date: 2nd Mar 2004 (USA) / nineteenth Mar 2004 (UK/EU)

Anyone anticipating a typical Mega Man expertise from Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge can be overwhelmed by simply how completely different this title is, and it’s a variation of the spin-off Battle Network collection as well. Though there’s lots to absorb at first, there’s truly little or no for gamers to do as soon as issues are up and working. Compared to Battle Network, the system right here takes far an excessive amount of management away from you and is predicated closely on luck and persistence as an alternative of fast considering and ongoing choices. Familiar faces and a few nice music can’t fairly save an expertise that’ll frustrate greater than it pleases.

Mega Man Soccer (SNES)

Mega Man Soccer (SNES)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Sun L

Release Date: twenty fifth Mar 1994 (USA)

Mega Man Soccer appears like a sport we have made up, however it’s actual, trustworthy. This 1994 sports activities crossover pits you in opposition to eight groups of Robot Masters, and has a few enjoyable concepts, however the execution was simply so unremarkable that it is slipped virtually totally from our reminiscence. Every time we see it, it seems like a shock. “Oh yeah! That… exists!”

Mega Man Network Transmission (GCN)

Mega Man Network Transmission (GCN)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Arika

Release Date: seventeenth Jun 2003 (USA) / twenty sixth Jun 2003 (UK/EU)

An entry within the Battle Network collection, Mega Man Network Transmission has a cel-shaded artwork fashion that pops fairly properly, unfair problem and an absence of creativeness in degree design go away MMNT a way off the strongest entries within the spin-off collection.

Mega Man & Bass (GBA)

Mega Man & Bass (GBA)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release Date: eleventh Mar 2003 (USA) / thirty first Mar 2003 (UK/EU)

Originally launched on Super Famicom in Japan, this GBA port is the model of Mega Man & Bass we acquired within the West almost 5 years later. It definitely lives as much as the status of the collection and did sufficient new issues to shake up the well-worn system. While there are events the place unfair gameplay can bathroom down the expertise, it presents a shocking quantity of replayability and general stable mechanics.

Mega Man Xtreme (GBC)

Mega Man Xtreme (GBC)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release Date: tenth Jan 2001 (USA) / twenty fourth Aug 2001 (UK/EU)

Mega Man Xtreme is an fascinating curio, however its ambitions exceed its skills. As incredible as a conveyable Mega Man X sport sounds on paper, in apply Xtreme is little greater than a lesser imitation of the console originals. Little in the way in which of distinctive content material, copious spelling errors, and inferior visuals and audio — in addition to management points, too-frequent loading screens and repetitious padding — imply that every one its massive concepts are higher dealt with elsewhere.

Mega Man Star Force 2 (DS)

Mega Man Star Force 2 (DS)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release Date: twenty fourth Jun 2008 (USA)

Available in Zerker x Ninja and Zerker x Saurian flavours, Mega Man Star Force 2 took the essential template of the primary sport… and did not do a lot completely different in any respect, actually. It might need had one thing to do with the truth that this launched lower than a yr after the earlier sport — Capcom was simply churning them out at this level, and there can be a 3rd and remaining entry within the Star Force line the next yr.

Mega Man II (GB)

Mega Man II (GB)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Biox

Release Date: Feb 1992 (USA) / 1992 (UK/EU)

Mega Man II is not the best entry within the Blue Bomber’s library. Removed from inevitable comparisons to the NES variations of Mega Man 2 and three, judging the sport by itself considerably clunky deserves does it no favours, both. The distinctive content material is proscribed to a forgettable new boss and new weapon, and maybe the shortest Wily stage in historical past. Unless you are an absolute completionist — or troubled with the identical morbid curiosity we’re — there is not any motive to seize this entry over the a number of good interpretations of Mega Man on the Game Boy.

Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (GB)

Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (GB)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release Date: Dec 1991 (USA) / 1992 (UK/EU)

Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge is an honest first try at a handheld Mega Man sport. It’s pretty enjoyable, however you could have the sensation you are enjoying a watered down model of the NES video games, which is able to find yourself making you wish to play them as an alternative. The sport is over in a flash — with simply six phases, it is shorter than each different sport within the collection. Thankfully, Capcom observed this and stored it in thoughts for the remaining 4 Game Boy Mega Man video games, every of which has ten or extra phases and are, general, extra spectacular than this primary try. Not unhealthy for a contemporary(mega)man, although.

Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun & Blue Moon (GBA)

Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun & Blue Moon (GBA)

Publisher: Capcom

Release Date: twenty seventh Jun 2004 (USA) / 18th Oct 2004 (UK/EU)

While not everybody might agree that it was for one of the best, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun & Blue Moon did make some pretty important adjustments to the collection. Regardless, virus busting is as participating as ever and exploring the charming worlds each inside and outdoors computer systems supplies a enjoyable and distinctive expertise. Barring a number of tweaks, the core expertise remains to be the identical that made many followers fall in love with this collection, and Red Sun & Blue Moon are stable video games.

Mega Man Xtreme 2 (GBC)

Mega Man Xtreme 2 (GBC)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release Date: thirtieth Oct 2001 (USA) / eighth Feb 2002 (UK/EU)

Mega Man Xtreme 2 is a serious enchancment in each manner over its predecessor. It seems to be incredible, performs very nicely, presents a clean and different expertise and attracts from a whopping 4 Mega Man X video games. This is far nearer to the transportable X expertise that followers had been on the lookout for again in 2001, and whereas display dimension, some minor management points and some unresolved issues from the primary sport contribute a little bit of a drag issue, it is nonetheless an finally satisfying expertise.

Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel & Protoman (GBA)

Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel & Protoman (GBA)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release Date: tenth Jun 2005 (USA) / twenty first Jun 2005 (UK/EU)

It’s one other Mega Man Battle Network sport, what extra is there to say? This fifth entry does not actually change issues up an excessive amount of, so for those who loved the earlier sport — as we did — you are prone to get pleasure from this one as nicely. Capcom initially additionally launched each video games as one title on the DS just some months after this launch with some additional stuff thrown in for good measure, so there’s not an excessive amount of incentive to trace down Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel & Protoman on the GBA. Not unhealthy, although.



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