For those of us who were playing Mega Man games when they first appeared, there’s a certain nostalgia that goes along with these games. Lucky for us it seems that fans of Mega Man are being spoilt rotten at the moment. The game’s 30th anniversary is being celebrated with a bunch of announcements, including the forthcoming arrival of Mega Man 11 and two new Mega Man Legacy Collection compilations. Now Capcom and iam8bit are announcing the release of limited edition cartridges for Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X.
That’s right, actual cartridges. Each cartridge costs $100 is available in one of two colors, opaque light blue or translucent glow-in-the-dark blue. Which one you get is a surprise. They’re not just collector’s items that will gather dust either, both are fully playable. You can pre-order on iam8bit.com now for shipping in September, but you better be quick, each game is restricted to a run of just 8,500 units.
I love this and I hope we see more games show up in cartridge form. Call me crazy, but I miss cartridges. They had more character than a CD or digital. Plus they usually had cool artwork on them. Who else is getting one of these carts?