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Mega Man 2 (NES)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

In 19xx Capcom created a masterpiece TheoryOfChaos (55) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The game that launched the franchise! Jonathan Hollas (25) unrated
The perfect continuation of the series Bregalad (916) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Platform gaming in its finest, most pure form! Rensch (203) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Great game, great for beginners and polished players. David Bryan (25) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall MobyScore (94 votes) 4.2


The Press Says

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Gaming since 198x
Mega Man II, c'est un peu la crème de la crème de la crème de la plate-forme/action à la sauce Capcom. Si vous ne devez jouer qu'à un seul Mega Man classique, c'est celui-là. Et si vous n'y jouez pas, j'envoie Pipomantis vous casser la gueule. C'est dit.
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Lens of Truth
Mega Man 2 has everything you could ask for in a 2D platforming game – great graphics and sound, addictive and rewarding gameplay mixed with fantastic stages. The game is nearly perfect. If I HAD to say something bad about MM2, it would be that I wish it were longer – a common negative for fantastic games, especially on the NES. This doesn’t matter one bit, in my opinion, Mega Man 2 one of the top 3 games on the NES.
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NES Archives
Mega Man 2 takes everything that was good about Mega Man and improves upon it. If you are a fan of platformers or shooter then you have to pick this one up. If you aren’t this could be the game that changes your mind.
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Pixel-Heroes.de
Zum Schluss bleibt mir nicht anderes zu sagen, als dass "Mega Man 2" fantastisch ist! Spielspaß und Anspruch arbeiten eng mit- und nicht gegeneinander, wie es in anderen Publikationen oft der Fall ist. Das Spiel ist von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute packend und auch noch nach mehreren Durchgängen alles andere als langweilig. Ein zeitloser Klassiker und nicht umsonst das meistverkaufte Mega Man-Spiel überhaupt.
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Digital Press - Classic Video Games
This is one of the best games ever released on the NES or any system. It is also available on the original Game Boy However, I have never tried it so I don't know if it is changed from this one. This is a significant improvement over the first game. The first game was just the tip of the iceberg and is recognized for being a bit difficult. The games following Mega Man II lacked the creativity of this game, although there were some new innovations here and there in each one. For you young 'punks' who only have knowledge of Capcom through the Resident Evil style games, this is something from their previous years.
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Thunderbolt Games
Mega Man: the whole series is basically run-'n'-gun action. Move around an unsettlingly calm blue robot, shoot white pellets at odd creatures that pop up and fight a boss robot if, and when, the conclusion of the stage is reached. Not exactly an all-star premise. One of the draws, though, is the ability to choose the order in which you want to complete the stages. Another is the satisfaction of seeing that particular piece of the stage-select puzzle blank after returning from a glorious victory. And then there's the final showdown in the center of the board, which of course is only available after beating -- in the case of Mega Man 2 -- eight robot bosses. This leads to three more stages of mayhem, a reprise of the robot bosses and, finally, the disposable doctor himself.
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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Dr Wily's back, and it's down to Megaman to beat off all of his robotic hench-men, blag their weapons and make his way to Wily's castle for the final confrontation. This platform masterpiece is only beaten by the Mario series for sheer brilliance, and ranks as a totally fantastic and highly addictive game! We've had an imported version since last August and we're STILL playing it. Buy it as soon as you can - you won't be disappointed!
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Nintendo Land
This game is old and I can beat it in an hour without losing any lives, but I still play it, it's just so much fun! This game addicted me to the Mega Man series. I suggest you give it a spin or you're missing out!
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Mean Machines
Every time I play Mega Man 2, I just seem to like the game more and more! Everything required to make a platform game incredibly entertaining has been crammed in. The graphics are varied and possess amazing detail. The sprites are probably the best I've seen in a Nintendo game. The sound can't be faulted either with great effects and tunes. But it's the playability that really makes this game so brilliant. The programmers must have spent months racking their brains to come up with the mind-warping puzzles seen here. I'll put this simply. Mega Man 2 ranks as one of the greatest NES games I've ever seen, with unsurpassed addictive qualities. Buy it as soon as possible.
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1UP!
La grand majorité des vieux joueurs a découvert Mega Man avec cet épisode populaire, mais tous n'ont pas nécessairement eu la volonté après lui d'acquérir ses descendants, au moins jusqu'à Mega Man X. C'est le problème de Mega Man, que le cynique pourrait résumer avec un impitoyable aphorisme: "quand vous en avez fait un, vous les avez tous fait." Mais ce n'est pas vrai ! crirons-nous, nous qui aimons et connaissons Mega Man depuis si longtemps. Certes il faudrait être bien fan (ou bien atteint ?) pour vouloir jouer à tous ses jeux, mais un Mega Man cela se joue avec plaisir, une partie de temps en temps, comme de partager un thé avec un vieil ami un après-midi d'automne. Et, au sein de son oeuvre colossale, dont l'ampleur ferait pâlir de jalousie ce bon vieux Plutarque, certains épisodes valent plus le détour que d'autres. Mega Man 2 est incontestablement de ceux-là.
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The Video Game Critic
Sega fans might noticed MM2's uncanny resemblance to Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis). The traps, robotic enemies, and general style of play are incredibly similar. My only reservations about this game concern the preponderance of "fatal falls", thanks to high altitude platforms that your adversaries can easily knock you off of. I much prefer the ground-based levels, but Mega Man 2 is still first class all the way. Two difficulty levels are including, along with a new password feature.
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Tilt
Encore plus fort que Mega Man, voici la suite de ce grand succès de Capcom. Extrêmement varié, Mega Man 2 apporte en prime quelques ingrédients de stratégie. Vraiment ce qui se fait de mieux dans les jeux de plates-formes à l'heure actuelle...
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NES Times
It's easy to see why Mega Man II launched the Blue Bomber into superstardom, as this is another great cartridge from Capcom, and tons better than the first game. Everything about this cart from the graphics to the controls are top-notch, and the game itself is definetly classic Mega Man at its finest. Many players have hailed this version as one of the best in the series; indeed few of the later entries were able to top this one. This game is also great for beginners who never played a Mega Man game before. Overall Mega Man II is a stellar chapter in the saga and without a doubt a must-play for all Mega-fans!
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Gemakei (formerly Zentendo)
Megaman 2 has everything one could ask for in an NES action title: level design, music, boss battles, tight controls...It's no wonder Megaman 9 is being based off of this specific installment. There are some minor flaws with the game, half of which are more technical limitations of the NES, but this is a quality title for five dollars. Megaman 2 not only solidified the formula of the franchise, it also was a superbly executed 8-bit creation that is relevant today as a testament to exactly what Megaman 9 is here to remind us of: solid design is timeless. If you somehow missed this piece of gaming lore over the past twenty years or if you simply haven't played it in a long time, fork over five dollars and spend an evening (re)discovering one of console gaming's early gems.
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Random Access
I would declare that anywhere that the original Mega Man game failed, this one compensated for it. This may have been the first Mega Man game I ever played (or at least the first one I recall playing), and it changed my gaming life forever. Now I've become a Mega Man fanatic, as anyone who knows me will attest to. So do I recommend this game? Absolutely! It may be tough to find an NES cartridge though, so run down to your local video game vendor and get the Mega Man Anniversary Collection in order to experience the nostalgia goodness of this sapphire-tinged platformer. The only Mega Man game that does it better would be the sequel to this, actually...
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The DOS Spirit
Sier du ikke «Nei, takk» til en real utfordring behøver du ikke å lete lenger hit. Vanskeligere enn å spille golf i verdensrommet skiller det menn fra pyser og de med virkelige 8bit-ferdigheter. Vi har fortsatt til gode å runde dette på en original NES, selv om det har et passordsystem. Det er til og med to vanskelighetsgrader (!!). Selve definisjonen på hardcore 8bit, og er endå vanskeligere enn det første spillet i serien. Anbefales på det sterkeste! Du er herved advart!
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Mega Man 2 is one of the best games I've played in a long time. It has a perfect blend of action and surprise that is usually seen only in games like Super Mario. The first Mega Man was a sleeper hit, but this one is even better, with plenty of new enhancements. Highly recommended!
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Game Freaks 365
So this game is fun, but easy. This game has a lot of replay value for those who would want to play it over and over, and it is a fun enough that many will. However, for those who just beat a game and move on, this one won’t last long. This game is in many ways a classic, but its longevity is dependent on the mood of the player.
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GameCola.net
If you haven’t played it, you’re missing out on a cornerstone of videogame history. And if you have played it, you’ve got around 40,319 reasons to play it again.
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Video Games
Mega Man 2 bietet zwar nichts Sensationelles oder Geniales, dafür eine ausgewogene und durchdachte Mischung aus erfolgsgeprüften Spielelementen. Eine der besten NES-Neuerscheinungen der letzten Monate und besser als der erste Teil.
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Power Play
Ich bedaure es, mich niemals an Mega Mans erstem Abenteuer versucht zu haben: Auch im zweiten Teil werden die ausgetretenen Jump'n'Run-Pfade (die mich normalerweise langweilen) nicht verlassen, dafür sorgen ein durchgehend origineller Level-Aufbau und interessante Feindtaktiken für Motivation und Abwechslung. Die Grafik ist einfach und bar jeglichem effekthascherischen Schnickschnack; Capcom entwickelte jedoch einen vollkommen eigenen Stil, umd die Mega-Man-Episoden zu illustrieren. Unterm Strich fällt vor allem die hohe Spielbarkeit positiv ins Gewicht: Einfach zu lernen, schwierig zu meistern.