Not so long ago, we reported on the news that Retro-Bit was reproducing the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis version of Mega Man: The Wily Wars, a collection of the first three NES Mega Man games that originally launched way back in 1994. It was a Japanese and European exclusive at the time and is quite rare – which is why Retro-Bit's reprint is so welcome.
We were lucky enough to get a sample this week and we thought you might like to take a look at what's included. You get an interchangeable sleeve, collector's cards, a poster and much more besides. As you can see, the cartridge is housed in a cool transparent case, and the package has a series of different lenticular covers.
Sadly, the pre-order period for this has now ended so if you're looking to pick up a copy, you might have to resort to the secondary market. Let us know if you were lucky enough to pick one up with a comment.
This article was originally published by nintendolife.com on Fri 4th February, 2022.
This looks awesome but one big question though, does it still have that weird input lag. I have tried Wily Wars on a few different place, most recently the Genesis Classic or whatever that system was called, and though I love the premise look and sound of the game it doesn't play right. It seems to have a weird lag imbedded in the game itself (no other issues with any of the other games on that console). For a game that is as precise as Megaman that is a dealbreaker.
@Zeropulse I think they fixed the lag issue but this thing is 75 through limited run after shipping. I don’t really think it’s worth that considering it’s pretty much a repo of the games as retrobit published it and not capcom. Both those issues are what pushed me away for it.
Also if I want it I can just buy a repo for for like 15-20 bucks and when limited runs edition releases it will saturate the market and you would be able to buy this for msrp or maybe even lower.
I have a repro of this and I forget what the unlockable is but after beating all three games it didn't work. Curious if it works here.
I'm still waiting for mine to arrive 🙄
@Dirty0814 Do you think Capcom is going to publish a Sega Genesis cartridge? They obviously backed the release or Retro8bit would've been in copyright violation with this. This is an official release and I would expect it will retain its value. Not as much as the original release, I'd imagine, but it is more than just a simple reproduction.
For the life of me I can’t beat shadow man in m m 3 blaster only. Checked out YouTube, but I still can’t do it! Still what a chuffing soundtrack 3 has! Xxx
@Zeropulse I pre-ordered this but haven’t received mine yet. From what I know, there’s no input lag and should play fine. The reason you have input lag is because the straight up ripped the ROM from the European/PAL copy of the game which is a different frame rate than what we are used to with NTSC titles. So with that said, between no input lag, the cool artwork and packaging, this is a must buy for me as a huge Mega Man fan.
I ordered mine from Limited Run, so I expect to receive it sometime in the next 3-5 years
Playing these on Genesis Mini. They're great.
These because it's really 4 games in one.
@hypercoyote me too dude, preordered the day it was announced and I keep watching that release date go further and further out
@nymbosox Should be pretty soon though. I think Europe got theirs sooner because they didn't have the port issues we had in the US, but they posted an update on the 26th that they had them and would be shipping them out soon.
@Dragonslacker1 Mega Man 3 has one of the best soundtracks ever. Every tune is superb and if you put them all together, it's hard to beat it as a collection!
I think people use lag and slowdown synonymously at times. The Japanese version still had a bit of slowdown on boss fights. This was because the coding on the game wasn't particularly good. I think the Wily Wars version on the Sega Genesis Mini did fix the boss slowdown. But as it's emulation there would always be some lag introduced.
@cleveland124 Yea you’re absolutely right about that. Any time you’re talking about emulation you’re definitely going to have input lag no doubt. When it comes to PAL games they just run slower so something feels off when playing it.
I pre-ordered mine, I’m in Canada, and it still isn’t here, but it will ship.
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