Nice. The first game was definitely my favorite. This was the first GBA game I bought. I had been waiting for it for months but to me it felt like a lifetime. It's a shame that the second game came along and soured those memories.
I wonder if 4 and 5 will arrive on Virtual Console, considering they both had Boktai collaborations. 6 had that removed in the western versions.
But 1, 2, 3 and supposedly 6 are the best games in the series anyway.
I remember being so fucking HYPE for 4 after 3's amazing everything only to never get the game and wonder how it turned out years later. Not only did I find out that it was a pariah of a game, both versions were apparently garbage.
BTW on the subject of versions:
Blue > White
Team Protoman > Colonel (IIRC)
Greigar >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> (x n) > Falzar
Wow, I just got to the part talking about the game-breaking glitch. That's insane, especially considering it's for one of the main features for having multiple versions.
Not sure if I'll rebuy the first game. Part of me feels like going back to see if it's aged well (I partly remember the battle music being decent), but the other part of me remembers just being bored with how 2 didn't feel all that different to me as a kid.