A ‘lost’ NEO GEO Pocket title? Mega Man Battle & Fighters include 2 games never released on SNK’s portable, and it’s now made its way to the Switch.
A Mega Man fighting game?
Mega Man Battle & Fighters is kind of exactly that. In the new Switch title, players control a small selection of Mega Man heroes, and enter into one-on-one brawls with the Robot Masters from Mega Man’s 1-7. Yes, that’s a lotta Masters.
And it’s actually a bundle too, including both Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters. Both of those are from the NEO GEO Pocket Color, though again neither of them actually ended up getting released. So if you’re a NGP fan, this is definitely a title you’ll want to take a peek at.
Fans can play as different characters like 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.SNK press release
While all of this is pretty cool, there are a few caveats you should know before you buy in. This is the Japanese version of the games, and it’s unclear if there are English options. On top of that, there was originally a “trading” option, that’s now been deactivated. Also SNK warns that some of the controls might differ from what you’ll see in the digital manual.
But aside from all of that, the fact remains that Mega Man Battle & Fighters is pretty darn unique. And if you’d like to add it to your library, it’s out right now for the Nintendo Switch.