Mega Man has appeared in way too many games to count, spawning several series based on the character. You’ve got the original numbered games, the X games, the Legends series, games centered around Zero, the list goes on and on and on. How is anyone supposed to choose the best game to feature a speedrun of with all those options? Well, luckily, there’s a game on the Gamecube and PS2 called Mega Man X Collection, which happens to include the X games from one through six. There are eight numbered games in the X series, but most fans agree the earlier ones are the best (name one series where they don’t think that). So here it is, the Mega Man X Collection speedrun.
This run is brought to you by 8bitisgr8, an any% category completed in three and a half hours on the Gamecube version. Mega Man X Collection also includes Mega Man Battle & Chase, a racing game, but it’s not featured in this run. 8bit holds the lead by a whopping four hours over second place speedrunner CriscoWild. And guess what? Those are the only two runs of this compilation, and both are recent (less than half a year ago).
Mega Man X Collection isn’t the only compilation game. There are two Mega Man Legacy Collections of the original series and one for the Zero series, appropriately titled Mega Man Zero Collection. Naturally, these are the ones you want to pick up if you’re new to Mega Man since they offer almost the full experience contained in just a small handful of games. Then you can decide for yourself which one is really the best.
Speaking of “best,” here’s a run for a game few can dispute is not only one of the best in its series but one of the best in general: Final Fantasy VII!