After an initiative that has lasted at least three years, Capcom just completed its journey of making every viable Mega Man classic available on modern digital channels. While one would struggle to label Mega Man Battle Network 6 as a “classic” in any sense, it does put a close on the Game Boy Advance line-up now that it is available on the Wii U Virtual Console.
Like all of the later games in the Mega Man Battle Network series, 6 gives buyers a choice of two different versions designed to interact with one another. Both Cybeast Falzar and Cybeast Gregar are available now for $6.99 each, and Capcom’s long-winded description lays out the differences between the two.
In Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar and Cybeast Gregar, Lan and Mega Man find themselves in one final battle against World Three (WWW). Dr. Wily wants to use Falzar and Gregar, legendary Cybeasts, to wreak havoc, and the duo are the only ones who can save the day. Each version of the game has different bosses, NetNavi chips, Link Navis, Cross Changes, and Beast Outs. For example, Falzar has the Aqua Man and Dust Man Link Navis, and the Aqua and Dust Crosses as a result, while Gregar has the Charge Man, Elec Man, Charge Cross, and Elec Cross.
Now that the Game Boy Advance and Battle Network games are all accounted for, what’s next for Mega Man retro releases? Do we start digging up Star Force or ZX games from the Nintendo DS, or should Capcom focus on the PlayStation 2 games now that they can be played on the PlayStation 4. Mega Man Legends 2 and Mega Man X6 are still dangling in limbo as well.
Or have we had enough classic Mega Man releases in recent years to start asking serious questions about a possible Mega Man 11? The future is now, and Mega Man can finally be allowed to continue now that its entirety is available through modern means.