Mega Man Legends (May 8, 1998 prototype)

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Mega Man Legends (May 8, 1998 prototype)
Build date May 8, 1998 15:30:24
Build name E3 SHOW VERSION 1998/5/8
Dump status Released, redump needed
Dumped by Hidden Palace
Released by drx
File release date November 26, 2020
Origin CD-R
Lot Hidden Palace Community Group Buy (February 2020)
Labels Megaman Legends PSX 2-6-98
Dump method Plextor PX-W4012TA, Plextor PX-760A (CloneCD (2x))
Game Mega Man Legends
System PlayStation
Genre Action Adventure
Final build JP Nov 20, 1997
EU Jul 29, 1998
US Aug 16, 1998
Release date JP Dec 18, 1997
EU Jul 29, 1998
US Aug 31, 1998
Download Mega Man Legends (May 8, 1998 prototype) (info)

A practically final prototype of Mega Man Legends for the PlayStation showcased for E3 1998, but with tiny differentiations here and there.


  • DiscImageCreator returned three uncorrectable C2 errors at the end of the disc in any drive. This appears to be just a mastering mistake. Unfortunately, a proper Redump submission can't be done for this prototype at this time.
  • DEMO_DAT.BIN in the build calls for a different graphic with a different name for the title screen copyright credit than the final. [1]
  • Only a few days before the actual final build (see next point), despite the file modification timestamps on the final build being dated a few months later (August 16, 1998, 12:31:28).
    • Despite handwritten-dated 2-6-98 (European date format) on the disc label, it was built specifically for the E3 1998 show that took place on May 28–30. This is confirmed in the build's ROCKNEO.EXE file, with the moniker "E3 SHOW VERSION 1998/5/8." The final is referred to as the "MASTER VERSION 1998/5/13" [2]




A huge thanks to OKeijiDragon, HorrorTroll, GoldS, and Protodude for donating toward this release!

See also

This entry is part of the February 2020 group buy.