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Mega Man Anniversary Collection
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Console: Nintendo GameCube
Region:U
Year: 2004
RFG ID #: U-076-S-01565-A
Part #: DL-DOL-G6QE-USA
UPC: 01338820014600100
Developer: Atomic Planet Entertainment
Publisher: Capcom
Rating:
E (ESRB): Cartoon Violence

Genre: Compilation
Sub-genre: 2D Platformer, Shooter
Players: 1-2
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: GameCube Optical Disc x1
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Collection Stats:

  • 297 of 6643 collectors (4.4%) have this game in their collection
  • 18 of 6643 collectors (0.2%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 0 of 6643 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

From the back of the box:

A Tribute to Mega Man

Challenge yourself with some of the most extreme Mega Man titles ever released while unlocking a cache of bonus features in this special collection to celebrate Mega Man's 15th Anniversary. For the first time ever, play the original Mega Man 1 through 8 series and 2 never-before-released in the U.S. arcade games on your Nintendo GameCube!
  • 10 Mega Man games on one disc!
  • Includes extensive interview with Mega Man's creator
  • Learn about the History of Mega Man
  • Over 30 original artwork selections
  • Remixed music tracks inspired by the series and more!
Included games:
  • Mega Man
  • Mega Man 2
  • Mega Man 3
  • Mega Man 4
  • Mega Man 5
  • Mega Man 6
  • Mega Man 7
  • Mega Man 8
  • Mega Man: The Power Battle
  • Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters
Review:

Wow, all 8 classic Mega Man games in one. What a deal compared to tracking down all the original NES titles. MMAC is a solid and faithful port of the originals with no graphical artifacts since emulation is not used. All of the original soundtracks are used, and the PS2 feature of using a remixed soundtrack is not available due to the GameCube's decreased storage capacity. This version also lacks the framerate issues seen in the PS2 version. The only issues are: a slight blur to the edges, which is not noticeable during play; the end of Mega Man 7 is cut, showing only the credits; and one of Bass's lines is censored ("damn"=>"darn").

The prize gems of this compilation are the unlockables. While somewhat lacking in comparison to the PS2 version of the game, this version has the most prized unlockable... an interview with Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune. Other unlockables are three picture sets, bonus songs, and two 2-player arcade games that didn't see a U.S. release.

An important feature not available in the originals is the option to save, which means less time wasted replaying levels to get to Dr. Wily. The only complaint of this compilation is the GameCube controller's small D-pad makes control difficult at times.

RF Generation Review Score

90%

Extra Media:

Full-Page Ad
Precautions Booklet (C/PM-DOL-USA-2)
Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo GameCube U S Mega Man Anniversary Collection [Player's Choice] Capcom 2005 Compilation
Nintendo GameCube Canada S Mega Man Anniversary Collection Capcom 2004 Compilation
Nintendo GameCube U S Mega Man Anniversary Collection ["10 Games In 1"] Capcom 2004 Compilation
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Sony PlayStation 2 U S Mega Man Anniversary Collection Capcom 2004 Compilation
Microsoft Xbox U S Mega Man Anniversary Collection Capcom 2005 Compilation
Nintendo GameCube U S Mega Man X Collection Capcom 2006 Action/Adventure
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Easter Eggs:

Unlockables:
    Atomic Planet CreditsBeat the first 3 bosses of Mega Man 1
    G4TV Interview/RetrospectiveGet to Wily's castle in Mega Man 8
    Mega Man: Power Battle gameBeat Mega Man 3
    Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters gameBeat Freeze Man in Mega Man 7
    Picture Set 1Beat Mega Man 2
    Picture Set 2Beat Mega Man 4
    Picture Set 3Beat Mega Man 8
    Mega Man Drum & Bass SongBeat the first three bosses of Mega Man 8
    Plant Man remix songBeat Plant Man in Megaman 6
    Mega Man Radio Cut songBeat Mega Man 7
    Protoman SongBeat Mega Man 4
    Select Jungle RemixBeat Mega Man 7
    Wily Vs Bass SongBeat Mega Man 4
    Wilys Revenge SongBeat Mega Man 2
    Homage To Mega Man SongBeat Mega Man 2
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