Ok, its somewhat hilarious that 6 of my most played games could get me addicted all over again but that's Megaman for you...
The port isn't perfect. I've had one major issue and one minor one. The major issue was a bizarre music bug when beginning Megaman 2 for the first time. The music was badly distorted and also affected the password menu music. Then it cleared up and I've never managed to replicate the bug again since...
The minor issue is slight music "popping" when on certain stages, not sure if the original games were like that or not, its mainly an issue with Megaman 1, and the get weapon theme on MM2. Not a huge annoyance but its there. Other small issues include no instant restart button on the challenge completion menu, and no actual gold metal time displayed on challenges which is annoying (I always like to know what I'm aiming for).
But enough about the minor bad issues...
The games are essentially exactly the same as the NES games. They look and run as expected and the controls on the PS4 are rock solid, an absolute must when you consider the precision required in these games.
There is a few graphics options, I've opted not to stretch the games out as that never ends well, I could swear the colours are oh so slightly off but I can't put my finger on why I think that... Maybe its the years of playing them on a composite output that has caused that...
The games give you a save state system in liu of saving at the end of stages etc. Quite useful really especially when attempting to do those hard sections (Heat Man platforms, Guts Man Platforms...). Otherwise the games are pretty much on par feature wise with the NES originals. No remixed music in game, no new graphics or anything. These are almost perfect NES ports.
There is a whole encyclopedia section I've not looked into yet. It sounds similar to the Complete Works books released so thats good, as those were choc full of great concept art etc.
But there are two things that have made the purchase worthwhile for me - Challenge mode and the share button.
First the challenge mode - bits of levels are mashed up and strung together. It sounded so simple but getting gold times is more challenging than first thought as it requires you to use all weapons at your disposal to get the best times. And its damn fun to try. Challenges range from game themed (MM1 themed, MM2 themed) to bosses (Yellow Devil, Mecha Dragon) to other (Craigs Challenge) and of course boss rush modes. You'll need to know the levels like the back of your hand, and what weapons work best in different scenarios to come out on top.
The share button, something I've seldom used on the PS4 despite it being a pretty great idea. But I was just waiting for the right game. I'm going through recording the challenge mode, uploading my gold metal performances to Youtube along with some buster only runs. So far my favourites are:
MM2 Remix 1:
Quickman buster only:
Iceman buster only:
The last one is my personal favourite, getting a good run on Iceman, perfecting the boss no less is no easy feat. I'll hopefully have more uploaded in the days to come.