Capcom may not be making any new Mega Man games anytime soon, but the company is no stranger to milking older games in the franchise. It’s already released all the NES Mega Man games on the Wii U and 3DS virtual console, and now it’s working its way through the Game Boy Mega Man games. Starting in May, Capcom will be releasing the rest of the Game Boy games and wants the fans to decide which one gets released first.
Over at the Capcom Unity blog, the company announced that the following Game Boy Mega Man games will be hitting the 3DS virtual cosole in May – Mega Man II, Mega Man III, Mega Man IV, Mega Man V, Mega Man Xtreme and Mega Man Xtreme 2. Capcom wants fans to vote on which of these games will hit the 3DS virtual console on May 1. After that, another Mega Man game from the above selection will hit the virtual console every Thursday as part of what Capcom calls “Mega May.”
So, which classic should you vote for? That’s a decision best left up to you, but you should know a few things about each of these games. Mega Man II is generally considered one of the worst Game Boy titles as it was outsourced to a different development company that had no experience in making Mega Man games. Mega Man III through V on the Game Boy were developed by the team that made Dr. Wily’s Revenge on the Game Boy so the quality is there. These titles also introduced elements found in the NES games as well as their own.
As for Mega Man Xtreme, these two titles are Game Boy Color spinoffs of the Mega Man X series for the Super Nintendo. Mega Man Xtreme 2 is noteworthy as it allowed players to play as Zero alongside X.
If you wanna see what Mega Man Xtreme 2 is like, here’s a Long Play courtesy of cubex55:
Mega Man fans have until April 14 to let their voices be heard. It doesn’t matter who wins as all the titles will end up on the virtual console eventually, but it sure would be nice to play Mega Man Xtreme 2 sooner rather than later.
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