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Making Old, 3D Again: Mega-Classics

3d-gbc.jpgThe 3DS is certainly hitting a lot of news posts as of late. As the up and coming new kid on the block, everyone is talking about it and its ability to display games in 3D. With the announcement of the 3DS Virtual Console, I can't help but get excited about experiencing beloved titles once again.

I've been giving consideration to the kinds of titles I want to see on the 3DS Virtual Console that will be re-releasing Gameboy and Gameboy Color titles (possibly Advanced down the road) with dashes of 3D effects on them. So hit the jump to see my next pick of a title I want to see on the 3DS Virtual Console!

The classic action-platform series, Mega Man has legions of devoted followers. And really, why shouldn't it? Mega Man is a gaming icon, right up there with Mario and Sonic, very recognizable and often brings fond memories to those who were getting into gaming during the days of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Mega Man's addictive robot battling on consoles push gamers to higher levels of difficulty and the portable GameBoy editions were no different. In fact, the portable editions are known for being just as, if not more difficult games at times than their console counterparts.

megaman_5_box_gb.jpgMega Man V has stood out to me for awhile. While the game certainly rehashes many of the gameplay elements of the console games, Mega Man has a new threat of enemies that were previously not seen on any of the console games. The "Stardroids" are a group of robots from space that seek to attack Mega Man's world. Rather than featuring a combination of bosses from previous Mega Man console games, like the other portable titles had done, this title brings new robot masters that are named after each planet in our Solar System.

As usual, Mega Man's first main weapon will be his steady blaster arm, which now also has the Mega Arm, which works similarly to the charged Mega Buster. Rush also comes along to do the usual "Rush Coil" and "Rush Jet" to make level navigation smoother for the player. A newcomer in the form of a robotic cat is introduced to the player. This cat, Tango, will attack enemies around the room, much in the style of Beat in previous games in the series. The P-Chips currency also makes a return for item purchasing. I for one think the Mega Man series is in dire need of more Tango. I mean think about it. Everyone could use a robot cat to attack your enemies! I for one would certainly appreciate such a companion.

Surely Capcom will tap into their catalog of portable Mega Man titles megamanvgb_screen.jpgwhen the 3DS Virtual Console is open to other game developers. The portable editions of the Mega Man title usually add an interesting mix of boss masters from different titles and some bring some new fresh faces to the series, such as the new bosses mentioned in this article and characters like the "Mega Man Killers" from Mega Man III. I am not too certain as to whether 3D effects will add too much to these games visually, but being able to have this contained on the go again would make me one happy gamer! How about you? Did any of the portable takes on Mega Man tickle your fancy? Let's hear about it!

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SadClown said:

I loved this game and would play it again! *** mild spoiler*** In addition to the Stardroids this was the one Mega Man game in the gen one timeline with an original final boss! *** end spoiler ***

While we're reviving Gameboy classics I'd love to see Gargoyles Quest and the Japan only remake of Gargoyle's Quest 2!

I would like to see the Final Fantasy Legend series be available on the 3DS VC. But considering how all the compaines have pretty much abandoned ship over on the Wii VC, my hopes are very low...

I'm not too bothered about a "touch of 3D" but I would love to see the entire GB/GBC/GBA catalogue available on 3DS. I have loved yet with a hint of disappointment with the Virtual console releases (still needs more :P) so a huge handheld catalogue in the palm of my hand will make me a happy happy gaymer. Lets just hope Ninty has fixed the memory issues and allow you to launch games direct from the SD card.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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