Mega Man 2

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After defeating Dr. Light's six robots that were reprogrammed by the villainous Dr. Wily in Mega Man, it seemed like the world was safe. But it was not to be. Dr. Wily has escaped from prison and is madder than ever, this time creating eight new Robot Masters of his own to take over the world and crush Mega Man! Is the world doomed?

Mega Man 2 is the sequel to the NES game Mega Man. In this game, Metal Man, Air Man, Bubble Man, Quick Man, Crash Man, Flash Man, Heat Man and Wood Man are Dr. Wily's eight prize creations that have been sent to take over the world. As Mega Man defeats these bosses, he can steal their powers and use them for himself. Each Robot Master is weak against another's weapon, and through experimentation, Mega Man can gain the upper hand by using the weapon they're vulnerable against.

Other additions to the game include the 'E-Tank' - an item that can be used at any time to completely refill Mega Man's energy, and a Password System, which allows players to continue their game by recording which Robot Masters have been defeated and how many E-Tanks they have. Mega Man 2 also removes the scoring system from the original game.


Mega Man 2 iPhone The boss selection screen (in portrait mode).
Mega Man 2 iPhone In the year 200X... Hey wait... it's 2010 now, I don't remember any of this happening..
Mega Man 2 NES Quick Man's stage
Mega Man 2 NES Wood Man's stage

Alternate Titles

  • "Rockman Complete Works: Rockman 2: The Enigma of Dr. Wily" -- Japanese title
  • "Rock Man 2" -- Brazilian CCE's Top Game title
  • "Rockman 2" -- Japanese Famicom title
  • "Mega Man II" -- In-game title
  • "ロックマン2 Dr.ワイリーの謎" -- Japanese spelling

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Great game, great for beginners and polished players. NES David Bryan (25)

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Keiji Inafune actually had to create Mega Man 2 on his own time, to a certain extent. The original game hadn't been successful enough to warrant a fully produced sequel, but he so wanted to create another Mega Man title, that he was given permission to work on it so long as it didn't interfere with any of his other scheduled work.


Mega Man's creator Keiji Inafune considers Mega Man 2 his favorite Mega Man game. Thanks to its creative levels, cool weapons, excellent bosses, and fantastic music.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • December 1989 (Issue 5) - Best Sequel to an Existing Game (tied with Ghouls 'N Ghosts)
  • Game Informer Magazine
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - voted #32 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll
Information also contributed by Andrew Shepard and Nick Rycar

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  • Howard & Nester do Mega Man 2 (A regular feature in Nintendo Power magazine, Howard & Nester was a comic strip about two game whizzes who would one-up each other, while disclosing hints and tips, in the settings of various recently-released games for the NES platform. In the September/October 1989 two-page installment, Nester competes against a robotic version of Howard in a trivia contest organized by Dr. Wily -- hints and tips abound.)
  • OC ReMix Game Profile (Fan remixes of music from Mega Man 2.)
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