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Dr. Wily has broken into the Chronos Institute and stolen a machine called Time Skimmer. According to Dr. Light's calculations, he has used the machine to travel roughly 37,426 years into the future. This can mean nothing good and so Mega Man, along with his dog Rush, sets out to find out more about Dr. Wily's plans.

Mega Man II follows the same formula as its predecessors, meaning the player has to complete a number of side-scrolling, platforming levels that are guarded by different bosses. Mega Man can only shoot left or right, but defeating a boss rewards him with a new weapon. Sometimes he will also find upgrades for Rush, which enable him to use Rush as a trampoline, a submarine or a jet.

While Mega Man II is not a conversion, the first four stages look and play very similar to some levels of Mega Man 2 for the NES. Likewise, levels five to eight resemble some levels of Mega Man 3. The bosses of the first eight stages are also old familiars from Mega Man 2 and 3.


Mega Man II Game Boy Kill that robot to get its flying platform
Mega Man II Game Boy An enemy riding on a cog
Mega Man II Game Boy Metal Man stage
Mega Man II Game Boy Typical Mega Man jumping puzzle

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rockman World 2" -- Japanese title
  • "ロックマンワールド2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Not bad, but can't stand up to his its brothers Game Boy Katharian Berg (19)
Missing a few nuts and bolts. Game Boy Adzuken (854)

Critic Reviews

Game Boy Land Game Boy May 25, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Mar, 1992 32 out of 40 80
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jul, 1998 2 out of 6 80
Power Play Game Boy May, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Video Games Game Boy Apr, 1992 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Apr, 1992 8 out of 12 67 Game Boy Dec 31, 2012 6 out of 10 60
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Game Boy Apr 29, 2020 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Random Access Game Boy May 02, 2017 5 out of 10 50
Bravo Screenfun Game Boy Aug, 1998 4 out of 6 40


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