While not directly linked to the Game Boy titles in any way besides the license, Mega Man on the Game Gear shares some traits with the Game Boy line - the game consists of mostly recycled content, and honestly isn't too bad for what it tries to accomplish - it plays reasonably well and is overall a passable adaptation of the Mega Man formula. However, it is weakened by its stages and sprites not being adjusted for a smaller resolution (resulting in a lot of blind jumps) and lacking a major staple of the franchise in that there are no continues - if you lose all of your lives, you're starting over from your last password!
Played on an emulator for three reasons.
- The Game Gear has no video output.
- I don't own a copy of the game, or a Game Gear for that matter.
- Even if I did own a Game Gear that somehow had video out, I don't feel like shelling out another $80 for a mediocre Mega Man title that nobody cares about!