How Long is the Mega Man Battle Network Series?
GameOn Magazine|Issue 146 - Dec 2021
Andrew tells us how long this franchise takes to play.
Andrew Duncan
With its 20th anniversary upon us, I got to wondering how long it would take to actually play the entire Mega Man Battle Network series. Protagonist Lan and his NetNavi Mega Man appeared in six numbered games (made up of 11 versions) and two non-numbered titles that technically take place in continuity. As well as a few games only released in Japan, of course!

I figured that I would only take into account the games released in the West, and then only one edition of the titles that had multiple. The six numbered entries were RPGs, with a GameCube exclusive platformer, and a turn-based net battling game. So you can probably guess that the RPGs are going to be longer. They included sections where you controlled Lan and tried to find places to jack in to the digital world, and the rest of it had you guiding MegaMan around the internet, getting into random battles.

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