NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT DISCUSS EMULATION OR ROMS HERE, THAT STUFF IS NOT PART OF THIS TOPIC. IF A MODERATOR FINDS ANY OF THAT STUFF I WOULD LIKE TO KINDLY REQUEST THAT IF POSSIBLE THAT IT PLEASE BE REMOVED. THANK YOU. I'm sure you seen games like that before, Sonic Ultimate Genesis collection, Street fighter Anniversary collection, the latest.... Megaman Legacy collection... You know what they are right? Is your favorite games taking as a blast from the past nostalgia trip. The idea of these collections are to allow players to be able to play the games on modern concoles. Some are improvements compared to the original such as it being either pure emulation of a game, like the sonic and megaman collections. Using special enhancements like save states, Maybe a rapid fire, special filter to look better in upscaled format for HD TV or mimic the original display, or some fixes and patches to allow other special functions. There is the HD remaster, usually the games with this labeled are one that have been made in 3D and are not emulated as opposed to the stuff i just mentioned before. While these may not use emulation, it is basically the same as the original, but with more differences. Usually these kinds of games include more content that was cut from the original game. Or that was exclusive to specific region. For example Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, includes Kingdom hearts "Final Mix" which was only exlcusive to Japan on original console PS2 and not until the the PS3 HD remaster was released was it sold internationally. Included more content as well as improved visuals you would expect compared to PS2 at the time now on PS3 From 480 to 1080 You might be as impressed as you was before. My opinion on Megaman legacy collection These collection or compilation games may not sound necessary, to be honest some aren't Megaman legacy collection features the first 6 Megaman series titles from the Nintendo entertainment system into one collection. It has other stuff, like sound test for hearing music from the game and gallery to seeing official artwork, and developer information. It also features new game mode where you complete trial challenges from all six games and stages are fixed to travel from one game to another. But to be honest, I dunno why it exist. Is available for steam PS4 Xbox One for 15$ (about the price you would pay for any download only game. The 3DS version on the other hand has retail for 40$ And comes with a golden mega man amiibo, for special functions with that one exclusivly. You can also download from eshop at reduced price, but remember that you don't get a amiibo. Before this game was announced, the virtual console was already a thing. If you dunno what that is (for anyone under the rocks) is the emulation system for 3DS and Wii U that allows playing retro games from various conles like nes, on modern hardware. You can play 1985 Super Mario Bros on your 3DS or Wii U. So other games also exist, Including the original nes megaman games.... all six of them.... for 5$ each = 30$ if you got all of them. It existed before megaman legacy collection. If you already have them, you probably wouldn't find it necessary to buy that compilation. Perhaps the amiibo was a incentive to get it, the extra content, gallery music and challenge modes, or if you didn't already buy them. Yeah i can see that. The steam, ps4 and Xbox one seem fine, they also have the achievement support that people like, but the 3ds game perplexes me. While there is something i wanna mention like 15 years ago, they released Mega man Anniversary collection for Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox. This game had probably more to offer. The six megaman games in this collection are based off the original PSX game called Rockman Complete works, it was a exclusive to japan thing that made the 6 nes games on psx, while it may seem emulated it was actualy reprogramed. How do i know? Well there glitches in the old game not in this one and new glitches as well, not to mention the games has two modes, classic and moderen, classic imitates the nes games, modern, takes advantage of new things like having a navigator for giving player hints, a map of the stage, waypoint markers and even arranged music. You can even switch weapons without the pause menu, like SNES megaman. It also had extra content like gallery, music, and something to do with pocket station, (Some japan exlusive accessory like Sega dreamcast VMU) Then the anniversary collection also ported the Rockman complete works to the modern console at the time. (Again PS2, NGC, XboX) It was celebrating Megaman 15 Anniversary and not only were that complete works game ported to the system but added for extra games, Megaman 7 A very under appreciated game, Megaman 8 A PSX/Saturn game with more detailed graphics (Which looks like Megaman and Bass on snes, never mind that) And Two very obscure arcade games, Megaman the power fighters and Megaman 2 the power battles. The additonal games maybe made it worth picking up, it also had something unique. For each system, it had exclusive content. Gamecube had a one episode video of Megaman NT warrior. (The first one) PS2 had arranged music, and a interview by Series producer Keiji Inafune From a tv show documentary (A popular channel for video games in US known at the time was G4 Tech tv No longer exist) And Xbox had all that stuff. While megaman legacy collection is more modern, i feel the annivesary collect has more quality or effort put into it. It could been little more like More games, The megaman gameboy games maybe, Or even the other megaman games, Or maybe even some Japanese only games that we still may not know. Most other collections usually find it fitting to add the jap exclusive to them, Sonic gems has Tails skyprotrol and Sonic drift, 2 game gear titles never released out of japan, Kingom hearts 1.5 HD had the final mix, just to name some. While is not really a complaint but is more of observation. To be honest, i like collection compilation games, they introduce people into things they may have forgotten or never knew about, or had a chance to play. I got sonic ultimate genesis collection, it had a game called beyond oasis on it. It plays like a legend of zelda game and i really like it. It was quality game at the time. I never played that game cause at the time of genesis, i was busy playing around with Sonic games debug mode trying to do so many bizzare things. Or playing snes, and trying to beat those hard games or whatever else, it wasn't a very well known game cause others had more attention, but i wish i had known about it sooner. While it may just be a way to have you by the same thing again, is only seen that way if you have bought it already and don't think is worth it again. The original 1985 Super mario is been ported so many times you probably expect by now to play it on Next console nintendo makes. But it doesn't mean you need to if you don't want to. Everyone remembers 25 Anniversary of Super mario right? Super mario allstars for wii? a SNES GAME exactly as it was? That sucked i guess. It should been a VC game, or get the GBA ones since is more to offer. I think i talked enough, so what are your opinion on the collection compilations, do you appreciate them? Is okay if you have some negative things to say about some of the questionable content they add to them, i already said a lot. Which probabaly will be ignored.