|Mega Man Grand Tour|
|Platform(s)||PC, GBA, DS|
Mega Man Grand Tour is a classic Mega Man game produced by Lunatic Entertainment, which has gone through several upgrades since its initial conception in 2001 as an extension to Somarinoa's Mega Man Comics from the same era. The game takes place some time after Mega Man 10 but sometime before the events that take place in the future portion of Mega Man II. The game features sprite graphics enhanced from the original 8-bit designs.
Originally known as Mega Man World War and later as Mega Man Cataclysm, the game's name stems from it taking place all over the world. The name Cataclysm, although considered a better name, was eventually removed when it was decided that the end of the Classic Mega Man series should not occur at this stage, and be assumed to instead be caused between the back story of both Mega Man II and Rockman & Forte: Challenger From The Future. It features all canonical Robot Masters as well as all of Lunatic Entertainment's. All RMs from non-canonical material are expected to appear, as well. A contest to get characters submitted by fans was believed to have taken place at some point. Current calculations indicate that there are 302 bosses that appear in various Mega Man Classic media, 10 Copy Masters, 24 Wily Rejects, 97 Grenouille Numbers, 83 Peppa Numbers, and (currently) 1 fan submission—leaving the grand total at jaw-dropping 517 bosses.
Several characters are playable.
All of the original Robot Master themes are present in their levels, and each boss is fought to the boss theme that played during the game they first appeared in. Characters not ever fought in a game before have themes built for them and have boss themes based upon the Numerical Collection they now belong to.
Robot Master gallery
The game notably corrects the problem with the RM numbers, giving them their proper abbreviations and listed in order of build in terms of their creator and not which number they were out of all RMs. Although some fans were critical of this alteration, it was generally well-received.
The game also merges various alternative designs of the characters whenever several exist, favoring the manga designs by Hitoshi Ariga. An example of this is that Centaur Man uses the different colors for the upper torso and the horse body as seen in the Rockman & Forte CD Database image, and also wears the short cape seen in Hitoshi Ariga's artwork. However, it also is revealed to actually be a feminine robot, as was used as a plot twist in the Rockman 6 manga.