Worldwide Virtual Console Outlook: Mega Man the Dolphin edition

By Spencer . June 22, 2007 . 3:24pm

megamannes.jpgEurope is the first region to pick up Mega Man and it’s out on the virtual console today for 500 Wii Points. While seeing Mega Man brings up nostalgic memories of fighting the Rock Monster, it’s a much better deal to pick up Mega Man Anniversary collection for $20 (or less!) instead of spending $5 per release. However, since Capcom skipped out on releasing the massive and cheap collection of Mega Man games the virtual console is the only legal way (* besides importing!) for European gamers to replay the Mega Man games short of owning the original cartridges.

 

Ecco the Dolphin 2 (aka Ecco: The Tides of Time) is a follow up and a direct sequel to Ecco the Dolphin where the Vortex Queen follows Ecco to Earth. Following Ecco is Pooyan, a port of the arcade game where you play as a mother pig who shoots arrows at wolves holding balloons. Also it's time to note that Breath of Fire 2 and Paper Mario were supposed to come out this month too. Since next week is the end of June and they aren't on the list it is likely both of the games are going to be delayed until July.

 

Europe:

Mega Man (NES // 500 Wii Points)

China Warrior (TurboGrafx-16 // 600 Wii Points)

 

Japan:

Pooyan (NES // 500 Wii Points)

Ecco the Dolphin 2 (Genesis // 600 Wii Points)

Silent Debuggers (Turbo Grafix-16 // 600 Wii Points)


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  • the_importer

    However, since Capcom skipped out on releasing the massive and cheap collection of Mega Man games the virtual console is the only legal way for European gamers to replay the Mega Man games short of owning the original cartridges.

    Hey Spencer, I hope you’re not implying that importing games and playing them on your domestic console is illegal.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    Heh of course not, yeah you could use a Freeloader + a cube version of Mega Man AC to play through the Mega Man classics. It’s probably a lot cheaper too!

  • the_importer

    Heh of course not, yeah you could use a Freeloader + a cube version of Mega Man AC to play through the Mega Man classics. It’s probably a lot cheaper too!

    True, especially when you do the math.

    [(Rockman 1 ~ 6) X $5 ] + Rockman7 at $8 = $38 US

    Vs The GameCube collection at $20 on eBay (includes S&H) + the cost of a Freeloader (if you’re in Europe it’s a must anyway) is nothing when you consider that you’re also getting the 2 arcade games and Rockman 8.

  • Veilknight

    That, and considering Siliconera is built on the presence of importing games, with many Japanese titles getting their own spotlight before they’re even heard of Stateside, I’d find it a little odd if Spencer was against the method. ;)

    Really, Mega Man would be the last video game series I’d ever think of downloading via the Virtual Console. There’s no doubt about it, you’re better off with the Anniversary Edition in this case, you get more bang for your buck.

  • d

    The anniversary collection on gamecube is NOT a better deal, because they reversed the button mapping from the original (for all the games!), rendering the games unplayable unless you twist your right hand around to try and make contact with the buttons with the correct fingers. They really dropped the ball with that collection for that reason.

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