January has arrived and with it comes the biggest difference yet between the NES and Famicom apps of the Nintendo Switch. On November, the Famicom version of the app got one more SP version that NES didn’t get, but it was also because it didn’t need it. This time, though, Japanese users will get one extra game.
Below is the full list of games added on the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online app.
- Blaster Master
- Zelda 2
- (SP) Ninja Gaiden (Starts on stage 6-4, right before the final boss.)
- (SP) Ghosts’n Goblins (Starts on stage 6 of the first run.)
And here’s the list of games added on the Family Computer – Nintendo Switch Online app.
- Blaster Master
- Joy Mech Fight [ジョイメカファイト]
- Zelda 2 (Famicom Disk System version)
- (SP) Ninja Gaiden (Same as above.)
- (SP) Ghosts’n Goblins (Same as above.)
As you can see, Japan got the usual three games, but one of them was never released outside of the region. So instead of replacing the game for a different one, Nintendo simply decided to just omit it and leave it to just two new games for the people using the NES version.
One of the Hunter Medals (and achievement and trophy in Xbox One and PS4 respectively) from the X Legacy Collection 2 involves clearing a stage in X Challenge with no more than three minutes remaining. Then, there’s also the Weapon Select menu which, as is expected from a mode in which speed is rewarded, pauses the game but not the timer. So yeah, mix up both and you have a really easy exploit to get this Medal without much work, as shown in the clip below by Rie and shared through my Twitter.
The game feels almost right but not exactly the same as previous Mega Man games, specially when compared to the NES ones (or the ones inspired by them like 10). It’s still a great game, but I think the walking animation is still off and, gameplay-wise, it feels a bit clunky in certain actions such as when climbing ladders or sliding. You can get used to it quickly, though. Also, the music is a bit lacking too, IMO, but maybe that’s just a problem with Block Man’s stage. And the sound effects feel off too by some reason, like if they are a bit dull this time compared to the previous games. The Japanese voice-acting is also better than the English one, although the difference is not as noticeable as it was in Mega Man 8 and English is still acceptable this time.
(This video is actually edited and contains a mix of the first time I started the game and checked the menus with the second full playthrough of Block Man’s stage. It was hard to find a part where to combine both segments seamlessly since the loading times are quite good.)
Long ago, I bought Mega Man X5 for PC (Windows) through Trygames since I didn’t own a PlayStation. And of course, back then, everything worked perfectly fine. Today, though, that copy of Mega Man X5 is now permanently locked since Trygames is dead.
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It was expected but I hadn’t really experienced it yet. There are moments in both Mega Man X Legacy Collections when the screenshots and video recording are blocked. Once it happened once, I knew all the places where it would happen. Btw, I’m guessing these features are also blocked in a similar way in the Xbox One and PS4 versions.
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Since I had those old Mega Man X8 videos already uploaded to the N Masters YouTube channel, I thought to myself, “Why not?”. So here are the new Mega Man X8 videos recorded from the X Legacy Collection 2. I decided to specifically record and upload these two already since they are the same content that was previously uploaded.
Loading times are surprisingly quick now. Also, the X Collections give me the excuse to record and upload more Mega Man X game videos to N Masters since they are all now officially in a Nintendo console. 😛
You can watch the previously recorded videos inside this post, btw. Those were recorded from the PC version.
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Simply more proof that the Japanese collection is the complete version with all the original songs for each version. 😛