I am a retro gamer. I spend ridiculous amounts of money on consoles and cartridges from my childhood that in some cases I will only play once.
My personal collection contains everything from Sega master systems and Nintendo NES right through to Amiga CD32 and Atari games that have never been opened. It is a passion that I enjoy however as I stated earlier is expensive….. Very expensive.
But not everyone has this desire to own their childhood games, however almost everyone I know over the age of 30 does have the desire to play those games again, just not with the price tag.
Of late the retro gaming resurgence and interest in videogame history has spurred on a few companies to delve into their back catalogue and put a few of their crown jewels back on the self, namely Capcom; who arguably have some of the greatest and most important I.P’s in gaming history in their portfolio such as Resident Evil, Street Fighter and this wee gem….. Megaman!
Megaman Legacy is exactly what is says on the box, a collection of some of the key Megaman titles from the illustrious series legacy.
I’m not going to go into what these games are about because if you have no idea what it was like to play megaman on the OG Nintendo NES then chances are you have no interest in this game anyway. But I will look at how they play and how it holds up in a HD remaster.
Megaman legacy is displayed beautifully in all its 8bit and 16bit glory. Every game has been recreated do give the original justice over 30yrs later. Every level has colors that pop on screen and scroll flawlessly, which is actually quite nice to experience as you don’t get that same experience playing the original game on a genuine console this day in age on a HD screen. I would even go as far as to say that playing these remakes is a BETTER way to play the games because to get a similar experience on original consoles requires expensive hardware to upscale Analoge signals.
As a retro gamer I am normally very picky about remakes, reboots or remasters but Capcom have done a stellar job of remastering a true gaming icon and making it available to everyone to enjoy at a really reasonable price.
Now you’re playing with 8bit remastered power.
- Solid Retro Game