The Only Esport Played On Game Boy Advance - Mega Man Battle Network

Mega Man Battle Network is an iconic series from Capcom that combines classic RPG elements with a unique tactical combat system.

Despite not being designed with esports in mind, Mega Man Battle Network has withstood the test of time and even cultivated it’s own competitive grassroots community that’s going strong to this day.

This is the story of Mega Man Battle Network esports and the people behind it.

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  1. Rey Blanco

    Rey Blanco3 tuntia sitten

    the 2 guys you had call in to explain the game did a terrible job lol

  2. jvogler_ art

    jvogler_ art3 tuntia sitten

    one of the most amazing and inspiring game series ive ever played

  3. Merfolk

    Merfolk7 tuntia sitten

    I think I played this game on my phone before, but never really gotten hooked hooked. BUT I did love everything about it. I wish devs could make another series for mobile or any platform at all soon

  4. EpicBongZilla

    EpicBongZilla7 tuntia sitten

    I'm a huge fan of megaman, megaman x, and megaman zero. But this game never really clicked with me personally. Or the one one the gamecube. Maybe I'll have to download a rom and try it when I'm bored

  5. happysmileyz

    happysmileyz8 tuntia sitten

    This game was so cool, it was the first mega man game I was exposed to and never knew the franchise was originally a platformer

  6. Richard Rodriguez

    Richard Rodriguez9 tuntia sitten

    This game reminds me of kingdom hearts re chain of memories

  7. Richard Rodriguez

    Richard Rodriguez9 tuntia sitten

    This game was soooo 🔥

  8. Don Draper

    Don Draper9 tuntia sitten

    no one even plays this anymore

  9. Mr. Red

    Mr. Red15 tuntia sitten

    This game looks way cool

  10. Naanaa 420

    Naanaa 42016 tuntia sitten

    This was my game I still have all of them

  11. Jonathan Thoresen

    Jonathan Thoresen20 tuntia sitten

    Well. Looks like it’s time to start playing mmbn again.

  12. Matt B

    Matt BPäivä sitten

    I know this is weird but this was the only mega man game I played growing up and I loved it I wish they made more games like this

  13. Arisufizu

    ArisufizuPäivä sitten

    Aaah MY GOD I loved this game so much back in highschool

  14. illsaneful

    illsanefulPäivä sitten

    This game series was soooooo good! Can't believe they didn't revive this.

  15. Jonathan Soko

    Jonathan Soko2 päivää sitten

    I appreciate the love shown to the game, but you are vastly exaggerating how popular this is. It just isnt

  16. Inojin67

    Inojin672 päivää sitten

    such a great battle system, it's too bad the story mode was so tortuously slow and badly written (there were a few good twists though)

  17. Aaron Isaac Ramos

    Aaron Isaac Ramos2 päivää sitten

    I hope for Megaman StarForce 4 be confirmed and released..

  18. Cynical Anon

    Cynical Anon3 päivää sitten

    Battle Network was the Yu-Gi-Oh game that never was...

  19. Gelozy G

    Gelozy G3 päivää sitten

    I feel sad that no one where I lived played this for me to experience the multiplayer

  20. QR code

    QR code3 päivää sitten

    I was astounded when I found this game as a kid. Still play it every now and then. The games just too good

  21. Retro Mec

    Retro Mec3 päivää sitten

    MMB3 Blue and white one of all time favorite gba games

  22. Joel L

    Joel L3 päivää sitten

    wtf. ive played the first game yeaaaaaars ago and had no idea this was going on. heck... i didnt even knew there were ongoing titles hahahaa. I simply thought megaman bn was just a one-off non-canonical thing xD

  23. Luu Thai Quang Khai

    Luu Thai Quang Khai4 päivää sitten

    I've just finished MBN 5 Protoman the 5th time yesterday and they recommend this to me. I spend my childhood playing this game and even now I still play it when I feel like having some time for myself So much love for the game. I really wish that there will be further development for this special genre

  24. David Sholian

    David Sholian4 päivää sitten

    Man i used to love playing this game, i owned literally every release.

  25. Dark Diddler

    Dark Diddler4 päivää sitten

    Salad's voice sounds oddly similar to Toggle the Rat's minus the exact same pitch he uses in his "content" (he uses a voice changer when speaking to hide his identity)

  26. zetamangads

    zetamangads5 päivää sitten

    There a game called One Step from Eden it plays similarly to MMBN which is on all current platforms for those who are wondering

  27. dc

    dc5 päivää sitten

    Im still wishing that one day in the future a megaman battle network 7 or megaman starforce 4 gets release on the next console,, i mean that would be so nostalgic to the players who once played the previous titles when they were young or for people who just love the megaman series itself

  28. Philip Doud

    Philip Doud5 päivää sitten

    Holyyyyyyyyyyyyy I'm going back to play them now.

  29. bluAsterisk

    bluAsterisk5 päivää sitten

    Wow this is pretty mindblowing, I used to play this game as a kid and loved it. I appreciate it even more now because it was so influenced in computer technology (I studied computer science in university and now I work in tech). Coming from playing Street Fighter competitively, seeing this game competitive just really warms my heart.

  30. alepiu saja

    alepiu saja6 päivää sitten

    Needs a remake on Switch!!!

  31. Armando Dadios

    Armando Dadios6 päivää sitten

    Good old days, one of the best games i played when i was a kid. Aside from that... 12:28 he is the reason why "ERAZER" is my IGN on all games for the past 7 years. Damn, I really miss this game.

  32. Sith Lord

    Sith Lord7 päivää sitten

    I used to play this. I even completed everything. THEY SHOULD MAKE A GAME LIKE DUEL LINK

  33. Vergel520

    Vergel5207 päivää sitten

    my favorite game in GBA Megaman Battle Network 4 Blue Moon!

  34. Abdullah

    Abdullah8 päivää sitten

    I played all the games. The best. Not like today game on android. So stupid pay to win game

  35. Gelozy G

    Gelozy G8 päivää sitten

    A mobile game just like pokemon go would be great Imagine having custom navis made by you with different abilities and battle it out on your phones on real life locations to “jack in” and you would have unique player made locations to enter. Playing against players that is nearby would be cool and setting up a card system to leave your navi ghost battle it out other players until you leave your navi in another place


    THEFOBK8 päivää sitten

    Omfg. The skype channel. My memory is so bad this is such a nostalgia trip. I wanted to play on servers so bad back in 2012.


    THEFOBK8 päivää sitten



    THEFOBK8 päivää sitten

    I played the shit out of this still have the gamr and 2 chips lmfao.

  39. I _Tama01

    I _Tama019 päivää sitten

    I will play it for asian winning

  40. Doc S.A.T.

    Doc S.A.T.9 päivää sitten

    "The game is unlike anything you've ever played" false, I played a ninjago flash game that was just like this

  41. :SilenT :

    :SilenT :9 päivää sitten

    MMBN 6 was awesome

  42. Alex Zetsu

    Alex Zetsu10 päivää sitten

    I'm a bit curious as to what builds GameFAQs thought were good.

  43. Neojack Magis

    Neojack Magis10 päivää sitten

    5:54 Joy

  44. Lilramune

    Lilramune11 päivää sitten

    Battle Network can compete with pokemon if 1) deep navi customization 2) chip creator 3) online sandbox metaverse 4) online tournament events. Capcom seriously has an IP that has a huge amount of potential.

  45. Sire Forseti

    Sire Forseti11 päivää sitten

    While we're on the topic of competitive MegaMan games, There's a MegaMan FPS called MegaMan 8 bit deathmatch that has a mod to make all of the classic robot masters playable as it's own fully fledged class, It has 130+ characters, It's pretty cool and there's annual tournaments with cash prizes.

  46. I'm InTheMaking

    I'm InTheMaking11 päivää sitten

    This is my peak competetive game back when I was a kid

  47. Rookless

    Rookless12 päivää sitten

    All I remember is how I sucked at this game so much until I finally unlocked the Anubis Chip. Then I became IMMORTAL!

  48. John Cedrix L. Cubillas

    John Cedrix L. Cubillas12 päivää sitten

    Time to play MMBN from 1-6 again

  49. Domen Kedron Ch.

    Domen Kedron Ch.13 päivää sitten

    Damn I remember playing this when I was kid good old days

  50. JSolen

    JSolen14 päivää sitten

    Damn not sure why this popped up in my recommended but this was a nice video of nostalgia since I loved the MMBN games. Started with 3 originally loved it to bits then went on a search for 1 and 2. Played them before 4 came out and played them all. 5 was probably honestly one of the weirder ones but I still commend them for doing something different.

  51. DeeMellow

    DeeMellow14 päivää sitten

    Tbh the people oversold it, its just a gridbased ARPG with cards.

  52. 6CornDawg9

    6CornDawg914 päivää sitten

    As much as I want a port of these games on the switch, I really want to see everyone here thrive

  53. Peter Geramin

    Peter Geramin14 päivää sitten

    Idk why I just found out you could play this game online. But I was played on a DS anyway so I wouldn't have been able to play anyway.

  54. Peter Geramin

    Peter Geramin14 päivää sitten

    3:05 Unless... I've played it😉

  55. netbattler5

    netbattler515 päivää sitten

    I always come back to this game because mobile games just don't cut it

  56. KMayJoon 27

    KMayJoon 2715 päivää sitten

    Still my favourite game.

  57. Cavite Bulls

    Cavite Bulls15 päivää sitten

    If they make a new game on switch, I'm getting it ASAP!

  58. j skywalker

    j skywalker16 päivää sitten

    i rmember playing this game, and didnt know it had multiplayer. could be interesting to try it out

  59. Mateo Enciso

    Mateo Enciso16 päivää sitten

    Such amazing video! I'll try to play, it's been years since I've played this game

  60. paan azmi

    paan azmi16 päivää sitten

    Lan, you got email! one of the game where you legitly check email for story progression, which is very cool..PET potrayed hows our smartphone look like today

  61. RichyWhistles

    RichyWhistles16 päivää sitten

    My childhood... It was... Beautiful...

  62. Hilary Banks

    Hilary Banks17 päivää sitten

    I didn't know it had a competitive scene I've been obsessed with this game since 7th grade my parents used to yell at me for using all the ink in the printer to download the Faqs I had a book with all of them

  63. 5.0 Ugly Key

    5.0 Ugly Key17 päivää sitten

    When I learned how to play this game I felt great good times was awesome

  64. Gerald Henry

    Gerald Henry18 päivää sitten

    I really do wish they would do a rework of this game. It was and still is so damn good. I have all of the roms and play them

  65. paan azmi

    paan azmi16 päivää sitten

    i bought bluetooth gamepad so i can experience playing these game again on my smartphone

  66. Isa Reynard

    Isa Reynard18 päivää sitten

    I miss this series so much, seeing the thumbnail reawakened a piece of my childhood 😭

  67. PlayStation Talks

    PlayStation Talks18 päivää sitten

    Me and my friend would buy the oppsite of each oither beat the lend each other the other one BEST GAME EVER. IT WIL LCOME BACK 1 day!!

  68. Jeff Larda

    Jeff Larda19 päivää sitten

    This game was so good

  69. KuroKev

    KuroKev19 päivää sitten

    this game was my childhood I had no idea there was a pvp mode or esport wtf...

  70. Rogue Assasin

    Rogue Assasin19 päivää sitten

    Dang i remember this game. Now gotta play this on an emulator to have fun for few days or depends

  71. paan azmi

    paan azmi16 päivää sitten

    i buy a wireless controller so i can play this on my smartphone..the final boss in this game can be really challenging

  72. Sayapha Sumranchanajit

    Sayapha Sumranchanajit20 päivää sitten

    I really loved the anime too

  73. KemicalKiddMUSIC

    KemicalKiddMUSIC20 päivää sitten

    i remember this game growing up but didnt know it was competitive lol. Grew up playing melee which around the same time this game released so this is interesting

  74. DogsGameToo

    DogsGameToo20 päivää sitten

    Oh man that music takes me back ❤️ I want to be able to play this series again on switch so badly

  75. kviju

    kviju21 päivä sitten

    That music brought me back. Name any other franchise that's as diverse as Megaman.

  76. keston rosal

    keston rosal21 päivä sitten

    imagine a starforce rendition of this kind in the near future, that'd be swell.

  77. TheDeniz09

    TheDeniz0921 päivä sitten

    I remember this game, was soo much fun


    OMGHIDE21 päivä sitten

    Hello, Pokemon VBA link player here (entire channel is basically dedicated to it). I feel bad for the Megaman community lmao, I definitely tried to play it back then through Hamachi as well. Good times. I do wonder if our lag trick would work for the game tho.

  79. Kix Musaid

    Kix Musaid21 päivä sitten

    I remember playing this as a kid and having a blast

  80. paan azmi

    paan azmi16 päivää sitten

    battle routine set, execute!

  81. Rockets Punch

    Rockets Punch21 päivä sitten

    I always love hearing about Battle Network

  82. Graylienz

    Graylienz21 päivä sitten

    I've never played this game but I always love to see a super dedicated fan base stop at nothing to play the game they love. I wish them the best and hope their scene explodes.

  83. Graylienz

    Graylienz16 päivää sitten

    @paan azmi Good to know. Perhaps I'll download them for my emulator on my phone. Thanks for the tip.

  84. paan azmi

    paan azmi16 päivää sitten

    you can try MMBN 3 for starters if you are curious. i think 3 and 6 got one of the best story :)

  85. Paul Roman

    Paul Roman22 päivää sitten

    I played the game before but i cant remember if i finished the game

  86. eric byron

    eric byron22 päivää sitten

    I didn’t know battle network had a community I want to join the tournament

  87. Luis

    Luis22 päivää sitten

    I LOVED THIS GAME!! It’s honestly one of the major reasons I want to get a retroid handheld

  88. Gabe Matamoros

    Gabe Matamoros23 päivää sitten

    I remember I had a folder for a Bass OTK. I destroyed my friends with it back in school 😅

  89. meraldetihag

    meraldetihag23 päivää sitten

    They should bring this to Switch. This whole franchise is a masterpiece. I love playing it.

  90. SoulXCross

    SoulXCross23 päivää sitten

    Thank you EVERYONE for supporting this video! Guys, please join the N1GP for updates on Streams, Battling Friends, and communing on one of the best FKING GAMES EVER CREATED!!! Follow me on Twitter! @SoulXCross

  91. Hayden S

    Hayden S23 päivää sitten

    This game is absolutely legendary

  92. D A N K U S H

    D A N K U S H24 päivää sitten

    I love this so much! I was a big fan Rockman exe anime and I love the concept of it. I didn't get to play the game but I love the action figure. Really hope this passion would make Capcom to release a new figure line for this title.

  93. リュ

    リュ24 päivää sitten

    Im still playing this, glad to see someone still highlight this game it is truly one of the best games that I have ever played

  94. ryudragon7

    ryudragon724 päivää sitten

    Guys only want one thing and it's disgusting. Megaman Battle Network Anthology HD remake.

  95. Lan  Xebec ラン

    Lan Xebec ラン24 päivää sitten

    I need battle network again with easier VarSword combos

  96. Lan  Xebec ラン

    Lan Xebec ラン24 päivää sitten

    Battle network, my favorite series of games as a kid, my name is Lan after all

  97. Principio Equivalencia

    Principio Equivalencia24 päivää sitten

    pokemon fire red/leaf green?

  98. mayathesiren18

    mayathesiren1824 päivää sitten

    I loved this game

  99. itsgeofoo

    itsgeofoo25 päivää sitten

    I heard they got Megaman x online too

  100. Jason Liu

    Jason Liu25 päivää sitten

    I can't imagine a mega-man horror game.


    DEMIURGE25 päivää sitten

    I am definitely going to start playing this now. Never heard of it since today, but I’m glad I watched

  102. ૮   ´ ﻌ `ა

    ૮ ´ ﻌ `ა25 päivää sitten

    can i just say that I absolutely love this game's graphics

  103. John Travolta

    John Travolta25 päivää sitten

    Best game ever made back in the day

  104. Kishoto Stanback

    Kishoto Stanback26 päivää sitten

    also what about the network series for ds. those are good.

  105. Kishoto Stanback

    Kishoto Stanback26 päivää sitten

    The fact that they keep calling them "cards" is annoying as fuck. it's not a card game.

  106. Pkmn Trainer Shadow

    Pkmn Trainer Shadow26 päivää sitten

    I still play on my SP!! How did I not notice that there were players out there!!!! Im coming back!