Thursday, March 4, 2021

Mega Man 1-6 Mobile Will Be Delisted on March 29th

Hey, you remember when all six NES Mega Man games dropped on mobile four years ago? Yeah... they're about to be taken down. For good.

Mega Man Mobile 1-6, for no readily available reason, will be delisted from both the App Store and Google Play (worldwide) on March 29th, Capcom announced. Users who previously purchased the games (individually or bundled) will still be able to redownload them. Four other Capcom Mobile titles, Ghosts 'n Ghoblins, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, 1942, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando, will be delisted on the 29th as well. 

Originally released in early 2017 for $1.99 a pop, Mega Man Mobile 1-6 will be notoriously remembered for a swath of performance issues. Poor and sudden frame drops, unresponsive controls, off-key and broken sound emulation... the list goes on. And if memory servers right, these ports were actually ports OF ports. They were based on the Brew/C versions from 2004-2006. So yeah; these were never really an accurate representation of the original games.

Anyway, that's that. The .apk for each game exists out there in the ether for posterity. But, you know, maybe you should go buy Mega Man Legacy Collection?

18 comments:

  1. Yeah these ports were awful. But hey at least I got to beat Mega Man 6 and found out it's the best of the nes games.

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  2. hmm i have a feeling this is gonna be delisted along with the other ports due to the poor emulation im assuming its hurting the brands. since they are the first thing that show up on the google play store when you look up Mega Man. might turn people off if they try these ports see how bad they are and assume the original games are just as bad and X-Dive isn't worth getting

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  3. Doesn't sound like a huge loss.

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    1. You took the words right out of my mouth.

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  5. And nothing of value was lost.

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    1. Except the valuable lesson of porting games and what 'not' to do.

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    2. That's assuming they've actually learned anything from it.

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  6. I feel like they are just trying to make a few extra bucks by making us buy the legacy collection. If you were to buy the first 6 games on mobile, that would cost around $6, and the legacy collection is around $10-$15. Smart, Capcom.

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  7. I honestly think that Capcom's trying to make a bit more money at this point. If you were to buy the first 6 mobile games, it would cost around $6. But if you were buying the legacy collection, the cost can be from $10 to $15. If there was no mobile games, then we would HAVE to buy the legacy collection. And although like half of the people who have the mobile version actually own the legacy collection, such as myself, it is nice to see how the games play on other devices. Nice, Capcom.

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    1. "If there was no mobile games, then we would HAVE to buy the legacy collection."

      No we wouldn't. There is a thing called an emulator. Of course I did buy the collection, But I played Rockman and Forte SNES version on an emulator with a translation patch (better than the GBA version even using the gameboy player for the gamecube back in the day in 2003).

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    2. You do have a point... sorry forgot about that.

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    3. Probly much simpler than that. By this point most people interested in getting these ports would have done it already, and most people interested in discovering the serie would probably pick the legacy collection and play it on console/PC rather than a notoriously shoddy port anyway. (If you're not going for a physical copy, It doesn't cost that much more if you get it during sales. I bought it for €7)
      Or like the previous commenter said, use emulation.

      They remove it because it's useless to keep them around (and as noted in the article, they're not that good).

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  8. I don't understand the reasoning.
    How does removing a game from purchase but keeping it on storage helps with anything? it doesn't free up storage space. It only makes not possible to earn money from it. There are only downsides for this

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    1. they have to keep it available for download for the people who bought and paid for it, so they can download it again like if they get a new phone and actually want these sorry ports

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  9. I totally forgot you could download these, and I heard they weren't very good.

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  10. These shoddy ports of the original games won't be missed.

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