|Title: Mega Man: The Power Battle
Rom Player: M.A.M.E.
Reviewer: Shane Skekel
Synopsis: If there is one arcade game that should have been released here, then this would be it. Sure, there's the Mega Man Collection, but I prefer this version instead. Your objective is simple & trite: Hunt Down Dr. Wily and try to dispose of him. You have three routes to choose and each has its own set of robot masters. There's three MM1 robots, three MM2 robots, three MM3 robots, one MM4 robot, two MM5 robots, one MM6 robot, and six MM7 robots.
Game Play- The controls are perfect and when you survive the battle you get life and a weapon. You had choices between Mega Man, Bass, and Protoman in this game which is beyond rare I might add.
Graphics- Similar to MM7, only that the sprites from that classic (which I also reviewed) are wider than usual. The 16-bit conversions of previous robot masters are very detailed and the backgrounds are aren't bad either. There are some 3D eye candy here and there as well.
Music- This game has some of the best remixes in any game other than Super Mario Sunshine, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania Dracula X2 (Super NES version), and Gradius 3.
Sound- The only problem in this category is the pathetic voice acting, but the sound effects are far superior to Mega Man 7. Thankfully, there aren't many voices in this game when compared to Power Fighters.
Originality- Barely any originality if you ask me.
The Verdict: Get the rom, or get this when the Mega Man collection comes out. This game will not disappoint.
Best Cheats: Are You Nuts!?
Game Play: 10
Overall Rating: 10
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