Mega Man World 5 DX gets updated!
06 April 2023 5:42AM EST - Update by marc_max
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The colorization hack for Game Boy’s unique Mega Man V has received an big update!
First of all, all cut content from v1.0 due to lack of time is here! Semibosses have now new palettes that make them more faithful to their original artwork. And a beautiful DMG warning screen has been added as well.
But, among other smaller graphics improvements, the biggest feature that didn’t make it to the v1.0 is now implemented: damage feedback! Yes, enemies now blink when damaged (a la NES style) allowing the player to see the invincibility frames for every enemy. This was the most requested issue to be fixed, and now, the hack can be considered finished!
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The blue bomber gets some color!
25 December 2022 5:54AM EST - Update by marc_max
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Mega Man V was released on 1994 for the original Game Boy. While the previous four entries in Nintendo’s handheld recycled some content from the NES games, the fifth and final entry finally got its unique story, original enemies and a bunch of exclusive features.
It’s considered one of the rarest game in the series because it’s not a numeric entry like the NES, a lot of people don’t even know about it. Yet, it’s a top notch game in the series.
And now… you can truly enjoy it in full color! Just imagine, in the era of Game Boy Color, when Zelda, Tetris and many other games were re-released as the famous DX versions… How Mega Man could have looked if Capcom had made a DX version of this underrated gem?
Now you can with this ambitious colorization project that took more than two years! And, not only that, but the hack also optimizes the game’s code, thus removing all slowdown from the original game! Pause menu has been reprogrammed as well, and added icons to every weapon (just like the later NES Mega Man games), making it looking gorgeous!
Enjoy one of the best Game Boy platformers in its definitive version!