Amidst all the hullabaloo caused over everyone’s favorite plumber and a certain blue hedgehog who’s fallen on hard times, Capcom’s blue robofella is often forgotten in the conversation about great platforming games. In spite of this, Capcom and Digital Eclipse, obviously seeking to take advantage of the scramble for HD rereleases, are releasing The Mega Man Legacy Collection today, which contains the first six games in the series that brought genuinely fun run & gun mechanics to platformers. Let’s rank them from worst to best in all of their 8-bit glory.
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