A pair of formerly Japan-exclusive Neo Geo Pocket Color games have been surprise-released on Nintendo Switch. Mega Man Battle & Fighters combines Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters into a single collection. Look at the game in action in this trailer:
Here’s a rundown of what to expect:
MEGA MAN BATTLE & FIGHTERS features two titles arranged for the NEOGEO Pocket Color: MEGA MAN: THE POWER BATTLE and MEGA MAN 2: THE POWER FIGHTERS.
■ MEGA MAN BATTLE & FIGHTERS is now available via NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection! You can also play as different characters PROTO MAN, BASS, and DUO, each with their own distinct playstyles. Get your buster ready and jump into the world of MEGA MAN!
■ Get straight to the action as you take on boss characters from the MEGA MAN games 1 to 7! Defeat a total of 40 bosses and put a stop to DR. WILY’s plans for world domination!
■ Character data can be obtained randomly by defeating enemies! Set out and collect all 36 types to fill up your own personal database!
*This product contains only the Japanese version.
*Trading functions have been disabled.
*The manual included in the game it is from the NEOGEO POCKET Color edition. Therefore, some of the controls may vary on Nintendo Switch.
Interestingly, this collection seems to be just a straight port of the Japanese release: you’ll find no English translation in-game. Still, the games are perfectly playable whether you can understand the language or not, and with the help of the localized manual, any section that trip players up can hopefully be overcome with this refreshed guide. Are you a fan of the Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection lineup of games? Sound off below!
Source: SNK Press Release