Mega Man Xtreme Hits Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Today

By Ishaan . May 1, 2014 . 8:30am

It’s May 1st, and that means it’s time for one of Capcom’s Game Boy Mega Man titles to be released for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.


Starting today, Capcom will release a different Mega Man title for the Game Boy on the 3DS Virtual Console every week. Capcom let fans vote on what the first release should be, and it looks like everyone voted for Mega Man Xtreme, since that’s the one that’s being released today.


Mega Man Xtreme is a spin-off of the Mega Man X series and features stages and enemies from both Mega Man X and Mega Man X2.

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  • 하세요

    I was told by various users to give this game a shot and I think I just will do that.

  • ZEROthefirst

    I hope Xtreme 2 comes out next week. I still have my original carts for the games, but god is it awkward setting dash to the start button. Looking forward to playing these on my 3DS since I can re-map the button (I know about emulators, I prefer a legal way to play these as well as portably, and not on my desktop).

    Edit: I just realized that you can’t map the controls for 3DS VC games. I haven’t purchased any VC games since Dr. Wily’s Revenge was thrown out and that’s been a while. Not going to lie setting dash to the start button is even worse now. The original 3DS model has a horrible start button and while the XL’s start button is very good it’s awkward to get to quickly and comfortably (especially in a MM game where you’re moving around a lot). I honestly kind of want to ignore this now and play my carts on my GBA SP because it’s become more inconvenient to play now with no button mapping. Kind of need the dash set to a button to easily do some things in the Xtreme games. I already bought Xtreme though so I’ll support Xtreme 2 when it comes out later in the month… I just probably won’t play it on there.

    • Satori Satya

      Xtreme 2 comes out on the 29th of this month.

      You can see all the release dates here:

      Mega May!

      • ZEROthefirst

        Kind of disappointed it’s the last one to come out but regardless it’s good that it’s being released regardless. Thanks for that, I forgot about the link so I would have just been guessing until they got released.

      • Heropon

        No Battle Network on the list . I am disappointed now =.=

    • Zurashii

      Just double tap forward to dash, you’ll be used to that a lot more. I never use dash buttons after that.

      • ZEROthefirst

        I know double tapping works in the X series (surprisingly more responsive in the Xtreme games), it’s just for some of the things I like to do in the X, Zero, and ZX series like dash wall jumping can’t be done with double tapping, and I actually need the dash set to a button to pull off some tricks in the Xtreme games.

        • Zurashii

          You actually can dash wall jump, just double tap against the wall and immediately jump. It is more convenient to have it as a button, but you will have to make due with that…

  • dragoon_slayer12

    Definitely getting this tomorrow with kirby

  • Christopher Nunes

    When exactly will it be release today? I never played the Xtreme series before and I wanted to and I let to grab it as soon as possible!

  • subsamuel01

    Why are they only releasing gameboy games for 3DS, while the Wii U gets GBA and everything else. I love the Wii U but they should make them cross compatible if they want their VC to succeed.

    • 하세요

      Pretty sure it has to do with 3DS specs. GBA games may be too strong to emulate without having to remove / water down various other specs. Ambassador games were a special exception but I’ve heard stories of those games even having glitches with framerates.

      Plus, by alienating the two it gives buyers more reason to have to get both to enjoy it all. May seem cruddy, but that’s business, baby.

      • Gojira Twit

        The DS had a GBA port and ran them just fine…

        • Göran Isacson

          I think that’s the very thing- the DS had a GBA-port. That means it essentially had a small GBA inside the DS. But the 3DS doesn’t have that.

          Think of it this way- the DS was not just ONE console, it was two. It was the DS, AND the GBA. The 3DS meanwhile has the 3DS, AND the DS. But that port that let the DS run GBA games made all the difference- without it, playing GBA games on 3DS is a question of writing what is probably specific code that will let the 3DS run the GBA just right, and that kind of code can be a real headache to get right. You would THINK that a more powerful machine could get a less powerful machines games easy-peasy, but due to the strange ways that writing codes for games and consoles work, it sometimes really, really isn’t.

      • J_Joestar

        The specs shouldn’t be an issue, glitches and framerate problems are more likely due to a rushed VC emulator for ambassadors.
        It is definitely a marketing choice to push Wii U sales.

        • Satori Satya

          Its not a marketing choice as much as it is a practical choice.

          The ambassador GBA games ran in DS mode on the 3DS. They weren’t being emulated. Instead, they were running on the 3DS as if it was a real GBA. So any issues people saw in the games, were native issues to the games themselves.

          Anyway, the 3DS cannot run GBA games emulated while the OS is also running. Nintendo (and 3rd party companies) feel that there is a risk in running those games in DS mode (exploits galore).

          The Wii U however, is powerful enough to run those games emulated on the system.

          And that’s why things are as they are. There is no conspiracy here guys.

  • This news brought back Shovel Knight to my attention…Hopefully it will be released on 3DS in May

  • Perro

    I use to have a bootleg copy of Xtreme, but didn’t really like it all that much, only because I had played the superior MMX games on prior to this.

  • Göran Isacson

    Never actually played this one, but as an old Blue Bomber-fan I do wonder- is it a good game? Could they take the X-series and make it as fun as say, the old Megaman for Gameboy games and still keep the X-advances?

    • RajaNaga

      It’s funner than most of those imo, besides maybe V which is original enough to really set it aside from the rest of the Gameboy games, including Xtreme/2, since it doesn’t recycyle bosses. Xtreme is pretty damn good for a GBC portmake of X/X2, and the chiptune remixes are one of the things I loved most about it as a kid!

      • Göran Isacson

        Good chiptune remixes are ALWAYS a good selling point for me. Thanks for the advice.

    • Senka

      Keep in mind it was for Game Boy Color, a very old system, and you’ll have a good time. I remember being amazed they were able to retain much of the same gameplay of an SNES game on a GBC.

      I remember enjoying Xtreme2 more, but the first one is very solid too. It’s kind of like a fangame, lol.

      • Göran Isacson

        Ah, if they retain much of the gameplay even on the smaller screen, that’s enough of an endorsement for me. Do you remember how smoothly it runs too?

        • Senka

          It was a really long time ago, but I think it was as snappy as the SNES game. It might have been a little stiff at times, though. I hope I’m not remembering all of this wrong, haha.

          Edit: Watched a Youtube video to refresh my memory, and yep, it’s just like the SNES games except momentum from moving is a little awkward, generally just more.
          Also, L, R, X, and Y didn’t exist on GBC, so it’s a slight pain to change weapons and a bigger pain to dash, which is likely why they added such forward momentum.

          • Göran Isacson

            Interesting. one wonders if we will be able to set new controls, or if they just release the older versions of the game exactly as they were.

          • Senka

            At first I figured there’s no way because they just run on emulators, but then I remembered…

            One day for fun I decided to download this really old Game Gear game called Crystal Warriors, and it allowed some different screen displays and pre-set button configs.

            I don’t think they’d add a shortcut button for Dash just for this re-release, but it’s reasonable to assume they’d allow you to change which buttons do what.

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