Mega Man Legends
Released in August 1997, Mega Man Legends is Mega Man's 3D adventure, but more importantly, it's the first Mega Man game to feature a monkey sidekick. Legends takes place 3000 years after the first Mega Man series, yet still features the same simplistic designs because Capcom can't be bothered to create anything new (hello Street Fighter). Barrel Casket and Roll (no relation to Snap, Crackle, and Pop) find a baby and name him Mega Man. Now Roll and Mega Man search for refractors (the world's power source), Roll's Parents, and the Mother Lode. Mega Man and Roll must land on the nearby Kattelox Island because of engine trouble. Mega Man ends up helping Kattelox Island from the Bonne family and an even greater danger (stale sequels, maybe?).