Pure Nintendo: "I feel that Dr. Wily’s Revenge is somewhat mixed and dated, but for a GB debut it’s quite respectable. Has it held up as well as the NES games? No, definitely not, but nostalgia is a funny thing – I bet many won’t care about how well the game’s aged. It really isn’t that fair to overly compare it with its console counterparts anyway. Bottom line is that this game’s still a must for big series fans. Others might consider it on the bubble, with the low price battling the dated aspects and punishing difficulty in deciding whether to download it or not. Shortcomings and all, Mega Man Dr. Wily’s Revenge was nonetheless a Game Boy classic, and deserves props for launching a successful handheld series."