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May 25, 2021 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Get Mega Man the Wily Years on a Rockman Blue, Genesis cartridge

Mega Man the Wily Years on a Rockman Blue, Genesis cartridge
Play: Mega Man, Mega Man 2, and Mega Man 3 in 16-bit SEGA splendor on an actual Genesis cartridge.
Mega Man the Wily Years on a Rockman Blue, Genesis cartridge Mega Man has evolved across a variety of platforms - even some modern ones - but it's extra special to play the 8-bit NES favorite with 16 bits of Sega power. OK, I had to say it, but I've always been an NES fanatic.

Limited Run Games, along with a few other vendors are selling this cool cartridge with box, manual and a stash of goodies. It's a whole retro package containing the first three Mega Man games - never released in North America before.

From the Limited Run Games website:
As a remastered collection, Mega Man: The Wily Wars follows the narrative of Dr. Wily going back in time to stop Mega Man from defeating him. Players create a file and are able to choose any of the first three titles to play: Mega Man, Mega Man 2, or Mega Man 3.

Upgrading from the 8-bit NES to the 16-bit SEGA Mega Drive brought changes to the classic titles with updated sprites and stages, remastered music, and gameplay tweaks. Additionally, Retro-Bit's programmers were able to improve some slowdown issues from the original version.

Those who are able to complete all three titles on a single save file would be able to enter the Wily Tower - four new bonus stages. Along with new Robot Masters to face, this also allowed players to customize their weapon loadout to deal with the Genesis and Dr. Wily once and for all!


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