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Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Now that Gargoyle's Quest is available and setting the 3DS ablaze, it's time for Capcom to turn to their most popular 8-bit franchise. That's right; it's time for another Mega Man game. This time around it's Dr. Wily's Revenge, the first of five black & white Mega Man outings. Think of this 1991 classic as a best-of compilation. Rating: 78%
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (Virtual Console)
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What Is It? Now that Gargoyle's Quest is available and setting the 3DS ablaze, it's time for Capcom to turn to their most popular 8-bit franchise. That's right; it's time for another Mega Man game. This time around it's Dr. Wily's Revenge, the first of five black & white Mega Man outings. Think of this 1991 classic as a best-of compilation. Instead of simply porting one of the NES adventures, Capcom opted to take a little from the first two Mega Man games. You get Cut Man, Ice Man, Fire Man, and Elec Man from the original Mega Man, as well as Quick Man, Bubble Man, Flash Man, and Heat Man from Mega Man 2. The result is a compelling product that twenty years later looks and plays great.

Does It Still Hold Up? Capcom sure does know how to get the most out of the Game Boy's limited hardware. Much like Gargoyle's Quest, Dr. Wily's Revenge is a visual triumph. The handling also holds up, though critics of the long-running series won't be swayed by this black & white remix. It's also disappointing that this isn't a brand new game, but rather a port of some of Mega Man's greatest levels. Still, the game holds up better than most games on the original Game Boy.

Is It Worth The Money? Although Dr. Wily's Revenge was a phenomenal action game on the Game Boy, twenty years later it is hardly the best version of Mega Man you can buy. These days you can get all of the 8-bit adventures in one single package, plus download real copies (and even remakes) of the first two games. Still, it's hard to pass up the four dollar asking price. The presentation will still impress and I enjoyed the mix of characters, even if we're ultimately playing through the same levels. This game is not without its problems, but should be seriously considered.
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