In 1987 Capcom developed and published the Action, Platformer Mega Man on the Nintendo Entertain System. And ever since then that dastardly evil Dr. Wily has evaded me. I can still hear his laughter echo in my nightmares. Those echoes are slowly fading as I recently discovered that the Mega Man Legacy Collection was released on the PS4 on August 25, 2015. Yes, I know, I’m almost a year late but when you’re diving head first into games like Destiny, The Division and Uncharted 4 you tend to be blind to everything else. I was able to pick up Mega Man through Mega Man 6 for the low-cost of $14.99. That’s six great classic games for the price of one below average Indie game.
Mega Man was the ultimate Action Platformer for me growing up. The sound track and sound effects still sounds as great as ever. The fun slow transition from screen to screen is still there. Even those frustrating slow action animates that occur as soon as you enter a new screen and are immediately attacked by evil Dr. Wily’s robots. All of that classic gaming and classic Mega Man action is still here on this generations consoles. And for those experienced Mega Man gamers out there The Legacy Collection features two new modes; Museum Mode and Challenge Mode. Museum Mode is what you expect; original concept art, high-res art and an extensive history on Mega Man and video games. While Challenge Mode offers exactly that, a challenge. See what I did there? Challenge Mode is a combination of different parts of levels from the six Mega Man games. This is sure to bring back the experienced gamer while also enticing the new to the game gamer to step up their platforming skills.
One last little tidbit of information, you can now save your progress. You no longer have to play straight through only to lose out on an entire day. Once you’ve cleared a Boss that level will remain clear. Frustrated on a level? That’s great! Save and walk away. When you’ve calmed down return and load your game. I’m currently on Dr. Wily’s stage on the original Mega Man. For any gamer out there in between games or anyone wanting to revisit the games of their youth Mega Man Legacy Collection is too good of a deal to pass up.