The Megaman X Legacy Collection (1 & 2) is the culmination of the entire catalogue of Megaman X games.
The collection includes X1, X2, and X3 from the Super Nintendo and X4, X5 and X6 from the Sega Saturn and PlayStation generation of consoles.
Finally, the collection also includes X7 and X8 from the PlayStation 2.
Megaman X Legacy Collection
All eight of these games give you the option to play a different version of the game. The collection gives you access to a version from other regions; Japan’s Rokkuman for instance.
In addition to each of the eight classic games being playable, a museum has been included. Like the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Review, this museum contains an art gallery showing concept sketches and game art.
A product gallery showing some of the toys that have been released with each game is also included. As is a music player.
The music player gives you access to the soundtracks of each game. Finally, the museum also features a movie theater containing the trailers or adverts for them.
The challenging nature of Megaman has always been something the series is known for. With the Megaman X Legacy Collection, there’s a whole new difficulty setting in the game.
Hunter mode, which is an easier difficulty, needs to be activated at the start. You need to choose Hunter before you start and can’t change to it later. If you’re unsure if you’re going to be able to handle Megaman then you might want to start with Hunter mode and work your way up.
The Boss Rush mode lets you take on pairings of bosses from different games. This opens up a huge combination of challenges, combinations and boss fights. This will really challenge even the most hardened of Megaman veterans but definitely makes you feel accomplished.
Modern Day Warrior
One of the best things about modern gaming is being able to save your game and load it at any point. With Megaman X Legacy Collection, gone is the need to write down the passwords and key them in to continue.
Passwords have been replaced with the ability to save your progress each time a new password is given to you. So you’ll still see the passwords like the old days, but you only need them for the nostalgia, not to keep your game going.
In the 25 years since Megaman X graced us it has aged very well. A person playing for the first time will still feel like they played one of the best platformers of all time.
The other seven games also hold up to the same standards of the original. Being able to play them again, on modern systems is an absolute win.
Its simple yet stylish art and popping soundtrack still work so well. This is definitely a collection worth owning.
Megaman X Legacy Collection was reviewed on Xbox One using a code provided by Capcom.
Game Title: Megaman X Legacy Collection
Classic Platforming - 9/10
Well aged retro game - 8/10
Great soundtrack - 7/10