Genre: Action, Platformer
Release Date: 07/24/18
ESRB Rating: E10+
Platform Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch
Additional Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Initial Thoughts: Mega Man has had a pretty big year so far in 2018. We saw the re-release of the Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 for the Nintendo Switch. The website iam8bit is putting out 30th anniversary cartridges of the classic Mega Man games Mega Man 2, and Mega Man X. And in October we will be getting a new Mega Man game entitled Mega Man 11. Last month in July we finally saw the release of the Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+ 2 which I am reviewing for you guys today. This is the first Mega Man X Collection released in over a decade. Unlike the last one this collection has eight games and it has all sorts of awesome features. I always preferred the Mega Man X series over the original Mega Man series so let’s jump in and review this compilation.
Description: So when you get the collection on the PS4, and Xbox One it will come with two discs with four games each. However for the Nintendo Switch version of the game it only comes with one cartridge which is Collection 1. Collection 2 you have to download with a digital code given to you when you buy the game. I think that totally sucks. Which means if you buy a physical copy used for the Nintendo Switch you are only getting Collection 1. So you may as well just get the game brand new and not sell it. But it’s a compilation so why would you want to sell it anyway? When you fire up the Collection 1 disc or cartridge you are treated to a nice menu interface. You have your choice of playing the first four Mega Man X games. Mega Man X, X2, and X3 all appeared originally on the SNES. X3 also appear on the PlayStation and Sega Saturn but it’s the SNES version of the game that is on this collection. Mega Man X4 appeared on the PlayStation and Sega Saturn. Aside from that on the main menu you can also select Options, Museum, and something that I think is really cool X Challenge Vol. 1. Under Options you can change the Language, see your Hunter Medals which are earned by completing various tasks in each of the games, fool around with your screen settings, look at Manuals and Controls for each game, and view the Credits. In the Museum menu you can look at a full on Gallery of every character in each game (and even read bios on them too), listen to music from each of the games, view trailers from the games, and view a 25 minute cartoon entitled The Day of Σ. Sigma is the main antagonist in the Mega Man X series for those of you that don’t know. Now the interesting part of this whole compilation is the X Challenge Vol. 1. This is where you fight two bosses (varying from all the games) at once. It’s kind of like the Mega Man Power Battle, and Power Fighters arcade games but it’s one on two instead of one on one. You have your main X-Buster as a weapon and you are also given three additional weapons that you can choose. But once you choose them there is no going back. You start out with the Chill Penguin from X and Frost Walrus from X4. I didn’t get too far but I plan on doing it again. There is also a leaderboard so let’s see how well you can do? When you fire up Collection 2 you can play the next four games (X5, X6, X7, and X8). Mega Man X5, and X6 appeared on the PlayStaion while X7, and X8 appeared on the PlayStation 2. The menus are very similar to what is on the Collection 1. You can watch trailers, listen to music, read bios, etc,. And X Challenge Vol. 2 is pretty similar to X Challenge Vol. 1. Another cool thing you can do in this compilation is change the difficulty of the games. If you feel that it’s too hard you can change it to Rookie Hunter Mode. Very convenient especially if you thought these games were too hard back in the day.
Final Thoughts: This collection is very well put together. If you want to own all 8 Mega Man X games this is your perfect opportunity at a very affordable price. You can change the difficulty if you feel it is too hard, read bios about the characters in each of the games, and do the X Challenge which gives these games some new life if you ask me. I don’t like how they did it with the physical copy on the Nintendo Switch side of things but I guess you can always just download the compilation digitally if you have a problem with that. Overall I was very impressed with my purchase.
My Score: Just to let you know my score is based on the compilation as a whole and not the individual games. If you want me to review any of these games individually let me know in the comments below and I’m sure I can put something together for you guys. I’m giving this a score of 9/10.
Music: Like I said above you can listen to music in the Museum menu for each of the compilations. If you don’t plan on buying this however and just want to hear the music click here and select what Mega Man X game you want to listen to.
Video Gameplay Footage: I plan on doing a Twitch stream on this game. So just keep checking the blog for updates.
Were you a fan of Mega Man X back in the day? Have you always wanted to play a Mega Man X game? Do you plan on picking this compilation up? Which console? Do you have it? If so let me know in the comments below! Until next time! Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! Remember that TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE! Thanks for reading folks. Game on gamerz! 🎮