Mega Man: The Wily Wars is a 1994 video game compilation by Capcom for the Sega Genesis. It features remakes of the first three Mega Man games (Mega Man, Mega Man 2, and Mega Man 3) originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The Wily Wars was released in cartridge format in Japan and PAL regions. The North American Genesis version was available via the Sega Channel online service. Notably, the US version of the game was rereleased as part of the Sega Genesis Mini.
The evil Dr. Wily has traveled back in time in an attempt to defeat the robotic hero Mega Man in one of their first three conflicts. Each game follows Mega Man reliving his past adventures in which Wily dispatches a set of powerful robots to take over the world which must be single-handedly stopped as before. After completing his travels through time, Mega Man must use all he has learned to tackle the Wily Tower.
All three games have the player control Mega Man (Rockman in Japan) through a series of platform stages which can be completed in any order. At the end of each stage is a boss battle with a Robot Master. The player will acquire that Robot Master's special weapon, which can then be selected and used throughout the rest of the game. Each game also features one or more support items that aid the player in reaching places the player cannot reach by normal means. Each Master Weapon and support item has limited energy that can be replenished by picking up items left by fallen enemies.
The compilation features an upgrade to the original games' visuals, as well as arranged music. An important change is that the compilation provides battery back-up for each game. As a result, it is possible to continue Mega Man from a later point in the game, though Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 lost the password feature. The Wily Wars removes several glitches present in the NES versions of the game. Upon completion of all three games, an exclusive game mode, called 'Wily Tower', is made available to the player. In Wily Tower, Mega Man travels through three different stages fighting against a trio of new bosses called the 'Genesis Unit', which are based on characters from the Great Classical Novel Journey to the West: Buster Rod.G (Sun Wukong), Mega Water.S (Sha Wujing), and Hyper Storm.H (Zhu Bajie). After they are defeated, the player finally faces Wily in the titular tower. Wily Tower requires the player to equip Mega Man with eight weapons and three support items from any of the three main games to proceed.
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This version of Mega Man: The Wily Wars was designed for Sega Genesis (known as Sega Mega Drive in Europe), which was the first ever 16-bit
video game console manufactured
by Sega in the years 1988 - 1997. It was a direct competitor to the SNES console and the successor of the well known 8-bit console Sega Master System.
The unit price of Genesis was approximately $ 190 and worldwide about 40 million units of this console were sold. More information about Sega Genesis
can be found here.
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