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.
According to publisher Capcom
, Mega Man 2
has sold 1.51 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).
Information also contributed by
Andrew Shepard and
- 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