Mega Man Games On Discount Sale On 3DS And Wii U

By Ishaan . November 21, 2013 . 10:00am

Last week’s character sale on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U featured Link. This week, it’s Mega Man, and four Mega Man games are on discount sale in commemoration of the event in North America. Here’s the list:


Mega Man – Down from $4.99 to $3.49

Mega Man 2 – Down from $4.99 to $3.49

Mega Man 3 – Down from $4.99 to $3.49

Mega Man 4 – Down from $4.99 to $3.49


The Mega Man sale will last until 9 am PT on November 28th. After that, it’ll be Mario’s turn to see a bunch of his games on sale.

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  • School Idol Addict

    Thoses sales are laughable…
    Only 30% discount.
    They could at least give 50% discount.

    • Enzo

      Considering the original price, it really isn’t that big of a deal.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Dat price on MM2.

    (Yeah, i know its a typo)

  • AuraGuyChris

    Wowsers. Mega Man 2 truly IS a magnificent game to warrant such a “discounted” price.

    • Reiswindy

      Pretty sure it’s a typo. Most likely the original was $49.99.

      • AuraGuyChris

        Yeah, I know the typo error there.

      • ChknMoonDust

        This was a joke right? the whole 49.99 thing?

  • Do the folks in charge of this site proofread before they post? I’m just wondering. ANYWAYS! Yay for Mega Man 3, I guess.

    • Nanaki

      I’m sure for the most part they do, but even then they may overlook certain things. I find this one pretty comical. Made me laugh.

  • Mega Man 2 – Down from $4.99 to $43.49

    Wow, guys. MM2 isn’t /that/ good.

  • WolfDuo

    I will be getting this. Tbh, I’d rather have a permanant copy on my DS than trying to find a cheap copy for old the nintendo system i brought..

  • Yan Zhao

    Just goes to show Megaman 2 is so good its price jumps up 10 fold as a discount :3

  • Strain42

    Hmm…I’ve heard 3 is a pretty good one. Hey Siliconera, as someone who has never played a Mega Man game before, which one of these would you most recommend?

    • Armane

      I’ve only ever played through the series once, back to back, so I tend to lean towards the earlier games. 1 is probably the hardest and least polished but it’s probably my favourites. 2 is much more polished and a lot of people cite it as their favourite. 3 often gets overlooked, but still felt engaging, whereas 4+ I’d say the series just ran out of steam (at least until 9/10).

      I think 3 might actually be a good choice to start with, although I’d probably recommend 9 over anything.

    • JohnNiles

      Personal opinion:
      1: Enjoyed it when I was a kid, can’t beat it without the select button glitch though.

      2: Most memorable and most celebrated, but punishes you the most for mistimed jumps.

      3: Unnecessarily long (because of 4 extra boss battle stages), but individual stages are easy. First game with slide mechanic and E tanks. Good for blowing off steam.

      4: Did not own it, but rented it and failed to beat it (until I bought the collection). So I guess for me it was difficult. First game with charged mega buster. Did not like the weapon selection. Boss stage themes were so amazing I bought the soundtrack.

      Just for kicks:
      5: Weirdest selection of bosses and weirdest variations on “Megaman-style sound”.
      6: Good compromise pick after 4 and 5.

    • JohnNiles

      As an aside, does anyone else struggle to play NES games on the 3DS XL layout? The wider spacing between the buttons gives me fits. I tried playing Oracles of Ages and found myself squeezing the 3DS as if it were a GameBoy or NES pad.

      I mention this because comfort level matters for platformers.

      • InfectedAI

        I wish you could remap the buttons. That’s really my only complaint.

    • I’d start with 2. It’s probably the easiest of the bunch (because it comes with an easy mode labeled “normal,” and Metal Blades are super exploitable) but it also gives a good overview on how the rest of the Mega Man games operate. Pretty much all of the boss levels introduce concepts that the rest of the series take to heart, the boss order is (mostly) logical and all the powers are (mostly) useful, and it has a really memorable soundtrack. I mean they all do, but 2 sticks out to me.

      The rest are all fine, but 1 and 3 actually are some of the lesser games in the series to me. I could probably write about it all day, but both of them lack a certain amount of polish and can have some pretty awkward level design. Worth checking out still, but only after you’re accustomed to the series I think. Otherwise I think every Mega Man game is pretty consistently strong.

    • Seta Soujiro

      hmmm i would recommend MM2. it is a very solid entry; my favorite. and i guarantee you will remember its songs for the rest of your life! ;)

  • Monterossa

    For ppl who has PSP/Vita, you can buy Rockman 1-6 from Japan PSN, they’re remastered with rearranged soundtracks, much better than these ports.

    • Manuel

      These are not ports. You’re either completely uninformed about nintendo and trying to comment based on ignorance, or you just ignore the definition of “port”. These are the original games. The software is INTACT from how they were released back in the day and they run through authorized emulation on nintendo platforms. That’s why it’s called Virtual Console. Whether you want the remastered games or the orginals is a different matter.

      • Monterossa

        OK, It’s an emulation.

        • Manuel

          Yes, and that’s not a pejorative term. An emulation uses the exact software and the WiiU reproduces it exactly in terms of software.

      • ChknMoonDust

        wowzer, go easy brah. aint no one gonna wanna be friends with you like that

  • hazelnut1112

    “After that, it’ll be Mario’s turn to see a bunch of his games on sale.”
    I hope this means that SMB 3 will be available on the eShop next week then.

  • Christopher Nunes

    Cool… I might get them, but I’m curious. Should I get the MM games on my 3DS or get the MM Anniversary Collection (wish I got it when it came out, but I picked MMX Collection instead as I grew up with X first)?

    Just curious what you guys recommend.

    • leeorv

      IIRC, the MM anniversary collection has some improved functionality, and it also has 7 and 8, and 8 is very rare.

      I’d definitely say go with that.

      • Christopher Nunes

        Alright… which versions came out? I’m thinking of the Gamecube version or possibly the PS2 version if the GC version isn’t available.

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