The Game Boy Mega Man games are an interesting bunch. Instead of straight ports, the first four were essentially remixes. So like this first game in the series is a mix of levels from the NES Mega Man 1 & 2. And the levels aren't really the same, either. So again, they're like remixes. The fifth GB game was an original beast of itself. But I'll talk about that one another time. Maybe.
Playing this first game, though... I'm both impressed and bored. For one thing, I'm probably pretty Mega Manned out these days. And I did run through both 1 & 2 on NES not that long ago. So it's kind of a slog to replay these levels in lesser form.
Mega Man moves SLOW in this one. And his sprite feels gigantic. The whole thing just feels a little off to me. Between the slow movement, and the fact that The Monochrome Bomber takes up way too much screen real estate, it just kind of proves to be an exercise in frustration. I found myself dying way too often because of things that felt out of my control - platforms I didn't realize were platforms, or annoying enemy placement.
I feel like this game was definitely impressive upon its initial release, but going back to it really doesn't feel fun. There's just way too many Mega Man games that I have access to now, and this one doesn't seem worth the time.