Saturday, February 20, 2016
3DS Mega Man Legacy Collection Compared to 3DS Virtual Console Ports
For your consideration, here's a side-by-side comparison between Mega Man 2 from the Nintendo 3DS version of Mega Man Legacy Collection and the Virtual Console port of Mega Man 2. The difference is immediately apparent: brighter colors and crisper visuals. Unlike the stretched 4:3 Virtual Console ports, MMLC delivers 1:1 pixel mapping.
It's not just Mega Man 2; every game on the collection looks a lot nicer than their 3DS Virtual Console counterparts. Head over here for a batch of direct feed screenshots. If you own any of the previous Virtual Console versions, boot 'em up and compare.
Needless to say, Mega Man Legacy Collection one-ups the Virtual Console ports in presentation. As for playability, the VC ports actually run a tad smoother. It's not HUGELY apparent, but MMLC suffers from the occasional jitter and screen tearing. Everything is very much in a playable state, of course, but it's far from the condition of the PC and home console versions.
You'll get to see and experience it yourself come February 23rd. Thanks for the assistance, SRL Silver!