Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Mega Man: The Wily Wars (released as "Rockman Mega World" in Japan) is a compilation of the first three games in the Mega Man franchise, Mega Man 1, Mega Man 2, and Mega Man 3. It also features a brief original campaign, known as Wily Tower, featuring new Robot Masters and the ability to combine your arsenal from the previous 3 games.
The game was released in cartridge format for the Sega Mega Drive in Japan on October 21, 1994 and in PAL regions in April 3, 1995.
It was available for Sega Genesis in North America through Sega Channel from December 31, 1994 until the service's discontinuation in 1998. The game was intended for a cartridge release in North America, but its release was cancelled.
This game is also featured on Sega Genesis: Ultimate Portable Game Player by ATGames. (Though it has garbled sound, can't save the game, and is unable to access the "Wily Tower" mode.)
Mega Man: The Wily Wars / Rockman Mega World would go on to be re-released and featured as one of the games in the Sega Genesis Mini / Mega Drive Mini console. The game appears as Mega Man: The Wily Wars in both the North American and European releases of the device, and as Rockman Mega World on the japanese version of the device. It is one of a few games to appear in some form in the game list for all three regional variants of the device.
- Top Spin does not push the player back here nor in Mega Man Maker.
- Big Fish's sprite in Mega Man Maker is based on its sprite from this game.
- The flavor text of one of Wind Man's backgrounds compares a tower with Mega Water S' mouth.
- In the Wily Tower mode, Mega Man could select which weapons from Mega Man 1, Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 he would use for the stage. The weapons obtained from the bosses would be listed in the game of origin, while utilities like the Magnet Beam, the Items and Rush functions are listed on an independent category. In Mega Man Maker, the weapons originally obtainable from bosses go in their game of origin while those utilities, alongside the adaptors, have their own section.