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Mega Man X2 (SNES)

83
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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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 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall MobyScore (25 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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100
HonestGamers
Challenging and rewarding, Mega Man X2 is the rarest of sequels that got everything right, even as it tried new things. You may grit your teeth when X explodes for the hundredth time into a thousand balls of light, but just try to put down the controller and play something else. It’s as difficult as the game itself. Don’t miss out.
100
GamePro (US)
Mega Man X2 is a mega monster! With all the right elements, it's one of the best installments in the series. If you dug the first game, this one's improved in almost every way. The new C4 chip energizes the already great graphics, the extremely responsive controls are perfect and the levels contain more enemies and hidden locations than any MM cart yet. Mega Man X2 is X-cellent.
90
Hardcore Gaming 101
Mega Man X2 seems to be a rather rare game, so it's going to be rather hard to find. It's also full of the fast paced action that makes me prefer the X series a bit over the original. But it's another great installment in the Mega Man series, and it captures the spirit almost perfectly!
88
Game Players
Thankfully, the Mega Man formula makes for one of the best platform-action games ever created. The games may be near-indistinguishable for one-another, but they're still the best in the biz. Let's just hope that we don't have to wait for the unavoidable 'rendered' Mega Man on Ultra 64 before the series gets a major new twist.
86
GameFan Magazine
Right now, I'm busy reminiscing with my Sega MM, so I may be a little biased. Even though this is a respectable SNES sequel, it doesn't pack the awesome platforming power of the the original pudgy little super hero that I grew up with. If you opt for SNES, go for X2. Hey, at least Capcom offers one for each platform.
80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Most platform games I've played are moronic and uninspired and it takes something really special to get me to open my eyes ad take notice. If you need some great gameplay and involving action, check out Mega Man X2. It's a worthy sequel and a really boss game!
79
Mega Fun
Capcom bleibt stur. Anstatt Mega Man ein neues Gesicht zu verleihen, blieben die Designer dem todsicheren Spielprinzip treu. Nach wie vor überzeugt der Mega Man durch ein gut konzipiertes Leveldesign, das trotz gehobener Härte niemals unfair ist. Die Motivation bezieht das Modul vornehmlich durch den dezenten Action Adventure-Einschlag. Schritt für Schritt wird Euer Held durch diverse Power Ups nämlich immer wehrhafter bzw. agiler und kann so erst beim erneuten Durchforschen eines Levels alle versteckten Items entdecken. Trotzdem: Nach der x-ten Mega Man-Auflage treten gewisse Abnutzungserscheinungen auf, zumal die zweite SN-Version wirklich nichts Neues bietet. Fazit: Unverbesserliche Mega Man-Fans kommen mal wieder voll auf ihre Kosten. Übrigens, Capcom, wie wäre es endlich einmal mit einem neuen Musikus! Das ewige Digi-Schlagzeuggetrommel nervt!
78
PGNx Media
This is weaker than X, but it still stands out as one of the more interesting Mega Man games. This game is very rare and is very hard to find. So, if you can find it at a garage sale, think of it as the holy grail and get the damn game already.
76
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Yes - finally the sequel we've been waiting for! This one has music and stages similar to the old NES series and has everything that are trademarks of the MM series: hidden items, huge bosses, etc. A must for fans!
75
FLUX
With its bizarro bosses, variety of weapons and great graphics, Mega Man X2 is a blast (at least for the two or three days it'll take you to beat it).
65
Total! (Germany)
Schon auf dem NES zeigte die Mega-Man-Reihe Abnutzungserscheinungen - doch daß Capcom im zweiten SNES-Abenteuer derart bieder und berechenbar daherkommt, ist schon traurig. Fast alle Level machen den Eindruck, als habe man im ersten Spiel nur Grafiken und wenige Brocken Programm ausgetauscht — allzuoft begegnet man Gegnern aus Teil eins. Sollte der DSP für 3D-Grafikwunder und einige Innovationen sorgen, sind die Winzeffekte, die bei einigen Endgegnern und im Intro damit gemacht werden, ein schlechter Scherz: Capcom sollte sich statt unfähiger Chip-Entwickler einige fähige Programmierer besorgen, die die Minimalsteffekte auch mit dem normalen SNES verwirklichen und nebenbei das nach immer nervige Ruckeln beseitigen könnten. Was bleibt, ist ein erstaunlich unspektakuläres Spiel, das sich so ausgiebig auf den Lorbeeren des Vorgängers ausruht, daß wirklich nur hartnäckige Mega-Man-Fans zugreifen sollten.