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Probably the only time we'll see a full slate of Mega Man games in a NSO library if we're being honest.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/67340/five-mega-man-game-boy-games-added-to-nintendo-switch-online-library

After filling in some launch gaps last month, the Game Boy library on Nintendo Switch Online has just gotten a Mega boost.

The five Mega Man games for the original Game Boy have all been added to the service in one update tonight. This represents the largest group of additions to the Game Boy library since it launched in February 2023.

Released between 1991 and 1994, the first four Mega Man games (the first subtitled "Dr. Wily's Revenge") combined groups of four Robot Masters from the first five NES games. The fifth was a target title for the Super Game Boy in North America and featured bespoke bosses named after planets in our solar system.

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Re: Five Mega Man Game Boy Games Added To Nintendo Switch Online Library
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2024, 06:12:38 PM »
Huh! When the eShop was shutting down last year, I was wondering if I should spend the money on these games and decided to a day or two before the deadline. It had been brought out that at the time, the 3DS eShop was the only way to purchase and play these games (in a legal way) since their original release on the Game Boy. Considering there had been nothing Mega Man related released for the Switch Online apps to that point on any of the other systems and Capcom did their own re-releases of the original Mega Man games as well as the X series, it seemed that if they were made available again in the future that Capcom would probably include them in some type of bundle for a Mega Man Anniversary or collected series kind of game.

But they actually made it the Switch. I guess the demand just isn't there for these games for Capcom to consider them that valuable. Either that or Nintendo and Capcom have come to an agreement and there could be more of their slowly trickling into the Online apps now.

So far, the only Mega Man games I've played and completed/finished are Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge and Mega Man II both for GB. Probably a weird place to start, especially for the date of 2023, but I found myself warming up to and enjoying the games as I working things out and get better at it on the first game (although I followed a poor path for the order of bosses to face based on what I thought the weaknesses of each would be by their names), plus ample use of save states helped keep things moving. That said, I wasn't a big fan of the face four bosses in row that occurs late in Mega Man II after you beat the initial 4 bosses and that trend seems to get continued in these other games.
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Re: Five Mega Man Game Boy Games Added To Nintendo Switch Online Library
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2024, 03:47:27 PM »
So far, the only Mega Man games I've played and completed/finished are Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge and Mega Man II both for GB. Probably a weird place to start, especially for the date of 2023, but I found myself warming up to and enjoying the games as I working things out and get better at it on the first game (although I followed a poor path for the order of bosses to face based on what I thought the weaknesses of each would be by their names), plus ample use of save states helped keep things moving. That said, I wasn't a big fan of the face four bosses in row that occurs late in Mega Man II after you beat the initial 4 bosses and that trend seems to get continued in these other games.

The 4th and 5th games are by far the best of the GB Megaman titles.  They're a massive step up in quality compared to the first 3 games.  Now I do like the 3rd game, but it does have some rather BS level design at times that aren't the most fun.  The 4th and 5th game really nail the level design if you ask me, and have some of my favorite levels in the entire classic series, right up there with the best of the NES and later Classic titles.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2024, 05:35:30 AM »
It's great to see the Game Boy library on NSO getting some solid additions like this. Mega Man on the go brings back so many memories.






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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2024, 03:25:43 AM »
Mega Man is one of the classic game series I loved as a child. I'm very happy to see this game series still growing and being accepted by many fans.  :D