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Mega Man 2

MobyRank MobyScore
NES
90
4.2
PlayStation
...
3.7
Wii
92
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Mega Man 2 NES Metal Man's stage
Mega Man 2 iPhone Woodman's Stage (portrait mode)
Mega Man 2 iPhone Heat Man's Stage (landscape mode)
Mega Man 2 NES Choosing which boss to challenge

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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User Reviews

In 19xx Capcom created a masterpiece NES TheoryOfChaos (55)
The game that launched the franchise! NES Jonathan Hollas (25)
The perfect continuation of the series NES Bregalad (916)
Platform gaming in its finest, most pure form! NES Rensch (203)
Great game, great for beginners and polished players. NES David Bryan (25)

The Press Says

Lens of Truth NES Jun 26, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Gaming since 198x NES Jan 04, 2011 5 out of 5 100
Nintendo Land NES 2003 95 out of 100 95
IGN Wii Sep 16, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
1UP! NES Feb 05, 2007 93 out of 100 93
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 15, 2007 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Random Access NES 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Freaks 365 NES Jul 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Power Play NES Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Random Access iPhone Jan 25, 2012 1.5 out of 10 15

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Trivia

Development

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.

Reception

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.

Awards

  • 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

Related Web Sites

  • 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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