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Release year: 1994 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Capcom
Mega Man: The Wily Wars (Sega Genesis)
Mega Man: The Wily Wars (AKA Rockman Mega World -ロックマンメガワールド Rokkuman Mega Wārudo in Japan) is a 2D action platform video game compilation developed and published by Capcom for the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive for the Euro-friends) in 1994. This game features remakes of the first three Mega Man games (Mega Man, Mega Man 2, and Mega Man 3) that were originally released for the NES console.
Mega Man: The Wily Wars started life as part of Sega’s lineup for the Sega Channel. Sega Channel was a service where people paid a subscription price to have games streamed to their TV, much like game streaming services of today.
The game was eventually ported into a cartridge format after the service was cancelled. It essentially bundles the first three Mega Man games and adds an entirely new level in the form of Wily Tower. Wily Tower is the extra feature that gets unlocked after finishing all three games and is the only real reason to buy the game. In a way, Wily Wars attempts to bring the first three games together, and offer the tower as a sort of conclusion. The game as a whole can be thus seen as a sort of epic broken into three parts.
Fans of the blue bomber would no doubt appreciate the ability to pick and choose the special weapons from the first three games. It was an experience that delivered all three games in three different levels. The feature was a nostalgic novelty that made playing through the first three games all over again so worth it.
The game is without its shortcomings. Mega Man: The Wily Wars could sometimes experience slowdowns. The controls for the console port of the game are not as snappy or responsive, which may force players into rethinking some of their strategies.
Mega Man: The Wily Wars for Sega Genesis and its graphics are great, at least at the time of its release. Mega Man is one of the best platform games ever made. Wily Wars is a great testament or collection to one of gaming’s most recognized and beloved franchises. This is a must play for any gamer who’s a fan of the Blue Bomber.