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Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is a collection of sub-series games within Capcom's Mega Man franchise. It consists of all the titles in both the Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX series produced by Capcom and Inti Creates. It was originally leaked on August 26th 2019[1] before its official annoucment on August 27th.[2] The compilation will feature additional content and gameplay modes for both series. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection was released worldwide on February 25th, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam).[3]

List of gamesEdit

GameplayEdit

ChangesEdit

  • The dual-screen controls from Mega Man ZX and Mega Man ZX Advent are back. As the game has been modified to fit everything onto a single screen, the players now have the option to position these controls to where they prefer on the screen in seven separate configurations, which are controlled through the right joystick or touchpad in the case of the Steam controls.
  • Akin to Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2's Rookie Hunter Mode, the game presents a Casual Scenario Mode, which, among other changes, prevents players from dying upon falling into bottomless pits.
  • The game presents a new Save-Assist feature, which puts extra checkpoints that function as save states along stages. This allows players to retry and practice difficult sections and bosses, which functions similar to the save feature from Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 of being able to save and resume at certain parts of a stage.
    • The Casual Scenario Mode and the Save-Assist feature can be turned on or off independently of each other.
  • The game also presents the ability to toggle between the Original and 'Mastered' voice tracks for Mega Man ZX Advent.[4]
  • A new Link Mode accessible from the main menu has been added for Mega Man ZX to mimic the Nintendo DS/Nintendo DS Lite's Dual Link feature from the original release which allows for players to face against the Mutos Reploid bosses from Zero 3 and Zero 4.[5] This is achieved by pressing a button based on the controller while highlighting Start for ZX (Triangle for PS4, X for Switch, and Y for Xbox One and Steam) to open the screen to do this.
  • Much like with the previous Legacy Collection releases each game has its own wallpaper design which the player can switch through or turn off. Similar to Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 each game has multiple wallpaper, which is two for each game. Also similar to Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2, any type of wallpaper can be selected from any of the games regardless of game, along with the wallpaper from Z Chaser and a hidden unlockable wallpaper.
    • However the wallpaper from Mega Man ZX and Mega Man ZX Advent can be further affected not just be the size of the screen, but also the type the player uses to position the dual-screen controls for the respective game.

AchievementsEdit

Similar to the Hunter Medals from the Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2, ZZ Cards can be collected by completing certain feats within the games, which for most systems excluding the Switch can also award the player with PSN Trophies/Achievement Points. ZZ Cards also unlock Bonus Cards for Mega Man Zero 3.

ExtrasEdit

  • An illustration gallery and music player in the same style as the one from both Mega Man X Legacy Collection titles.
  • A new "Z Chaser" mode. This mode have a difficulty level setting from lowest to highest: B, A, S, Z, and ZZ and is a time trial-type challenge.[6]
    • It is available on three special modes: "Single Chaser" (single player challenge), "Double Chaser" (2-player challenge), and "World Record Chaser" (where the time of the best players are recorded and similar to the past Legacy Collections and Mega Man 11, their performance can be viewed by other players).
    • This mode have 12 standard challenges in total, 2 for each game.
      • There is also a hidden thirteenth challenge which the stage used is from the Mega Man a minigame from Mega Man ZX Advent. To unlock this challenge the other 12 challenges must be completed successfully at Rank S or higher.
  • Much like with Mega Man X through Mega Man X6 in the Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 releases, graphics in this collection for the Zero and ZX games can also be adjusted with HD filters.

MerchandiseEdit

Pre-order bonusEdit

Players who pre-order this collection can get free DLC for ten new music tracks; six of them being remixes from the games included (one for each game) and four bonus selections, which are only accessible in the Music Player.[7]

TriviaEdit

  • This marks the first time mainline games from two different Mega Man series are included on the same disc/cartridge as a collection.
    • This also marks the first time that Mega Man ZX and Mega Man ZX Advent have been re-released.
    • Additionally, this is the first collection to include two different Mega Man series in their entirety (as of the collection's release) and the first Legacy Collection release to have a single game release for a series instead of it being divided into two separate games. While Mega Man X Collection did include Mega Man: Battle & Chase from the classic Mega Man series, the latter is a spin-off and was included as a bonus as opposed to being a main component of the collection.
  • This is the first time the Zero and ZX series were released on a different platform that is not from Nintendo; the Zero series were originally released on the Game Boy Advance and later on the Nintendo DS in the form of Mega Man Zero Collection as well as the Wii U as part of the Nintendo e-Shop's Virtual Console, and the ZX series was originally released on the Nintendo DS.
  • This is the third Mega Man collection with the word "Legacy" in the title.
  • This is the second time a collection featuring the Zero series offer easier gameplay for inexperienced players, the first was Easy Scenario from Mega Man Zero Collection.
    • This is also the second Zero series title to include an art gallery as an extra, after Mega Man Zero Collection.
  • Like Mega Man X Legacy Collection and X Legacy Collection 2, Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is rated T for Teen when their original releases were rated E for Everyone, though Mega Man ZX Advent was originally rated E10+.
  • Unlike with Mega Man 8 in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, as well as the Mega Man X PlayStation games in their respective X Legacy Collection games, the Japanese songs from both Mega Man Zero 4 and ZX Advent are not cut due to copyright reasons and can be viewed in their respective version or in the Music Player.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Protodude's Rockman Corner: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Leaked; Due in January 2020
  2. MISSION START! Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection busts out January 21st!
  3. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection delayed to February 25, 2020
  4. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - Original Voice Audio Vs. Mastered Voice Track COMPARISON!
  5. Bonus Cards, Link Mode, and more features coming to Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection
  6. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - Z Chaser Overview
  7. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - Reploid Remixes


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