Excerpt: Mega Man. Those two words conjure up some of the most memorable moments in gaming history. There stands the Blue Bomber, basking in the love of his fans and smiting any evil foolish enough to get in his way. The hero has endured years of adventure, undertaking countless quests in the name of all that is good and righteous in the gaming world.
Excerpt: Megaman & Bass was a game Capcom released (only in Japan) in 1998 to celebrate Megaman\'s 10th Anniversary as Rockman & Forte. Curiously, it was released for the Super Nintendo. In 2003, they re-released the game here as Megaman & Bass for GameBoy Advance, and I\'m sure glad they did. This game is currently the last game in the Megaman Classic storyline; it takes place after Megaman 8.
Excerpt: It's hard to believe, but the Mega Man series has been around for approximately 15 years. Within that time span, the core mechanics of the series have remained largely unchanged, though Capcom has admittedly attempted to deviate from the path with recent releases in the EXE series and, to a lesser extent, the Zero series.
Excerpt: Most of the time. For sure, an evening with Mega Man is no longer an earth-shattering event; sometimes, it’s even rather dull. No one’s perfect, though, and Mega Man has provided more than a few hours of pleasure. You could argue that, given the vast amount of games he’s starred in, there better be some enjoyable moments. True, but very rarely has there been a more reliable hero.
Conclusion: The title says MegaMan in it but you'll probably spend more time with its secondary character, Bass. Not that this is a bad thing mind you, being able to completely bypass those lame disappearing block puzzles rocks the body that rocked the party.
Conclusion: It is good for jaded fans like me who have played just about every damn Megaman game of the last 15 years but it would be a hard game for kids who are new to the series. This is still a lot of fun and it is sweet to have this game finally released in the US and Europe but it is almost to damn hard.
Conclusion: Mega Man games are ones that really offer a lot of replay value. They can be beaten in a short time, so they are very good at offering enjoyment in short bursts. But the main thing is they feature so many different possible ways to play based on what order you beat the stages in, what character you use, and the items available.