|Mega Man 2|
North American box art featuring Mega Man fighting Quick Man and Crash Man.
Mega Man 2 (Rockman 2: The Mystery of Dr. Wily in Japan) is a video game for the NES that was first released in 1988. It is the second installment in the Mega Man series, and unarguably the most popular. It's similar to the original game in the series, and is known for its difficulty and bosses. The game is also a title present on the Wii's Virtual Console, initially being released in Europe on December 14, 2007, and about 3 quarters of a year later elsewhere. It is also available on the Virtual Console for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Six months have passed since Megaman has stopped Dr. wily and his plans for world domination. However, Dr. wily escaped from prison and is back, only this time he has created eight robots of his own: Metalman, Airman, Bubbleman, Quickman, Crashman, Flashman, Heatman, and Woodman all made to destroy the Blue Bomber and help Wily to rule the world. As before, its up to Megaman to travel to these eight terrors' worlds and defeat them, then go on to Dr. Wily's fortress and take down that madman.
Mega Man 2 is a title that stars a young robot simply named Mega Man. The robot's objective is to travel through each of the worlds and defeat the boss that is stationed there. After he does so, he'll come in possession of the bosses' weapons, and using these weapons is essential in order to easily beat the title (or at least beat it easier than you would). You're allowed to choose which level to complete, though there is a particular order to make everything easier in the long run, as certain bosses are more vulnerable to certain weapons that you'll obtain from other bosses.
In common Mega Man tradition, the road to the boss is often more challenging than the actual boss. Each stage is themed around the boss - for example Bubble Man's stage is heavily water based, while Quick Man's will require the player to make extremely quick choices.
New to the game are E-Tanks, which you can store for later use. E-Tanks fully heal Mega Man, and is used specifically when in grave danger. They're usually hard to come in possession of, and trying to do so will often lead inexperienced players to their untimely death.
- Mecha Dragon
- Boobeam Trap
- Rematch with the Robot Masters
- Wily Machine No. 2 (has two phases)
- The game was featured on volume 7's cover of Nintendo Power magazine in 1989.
- Mega Man 2 won 2 awards in the 1989 Nintendo Power Awards: "Best Graphics and Sound" and "Best Play Control".
|Mega Man series|
|Classic Series||Mega Man • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 9 • 10|
Dr. Wily's Revenge • II • III • IV • V
|Mega Man X||X • X2 • X3 • Command Mission|
Xtreme • Xtreme 2
|Mega Man Zero/ZX||Zero • Zero 2 • Zero 3 • Zero 4|
ZX • ZX Advent
|Battle Network series||Battle Network • Battle Network 2 • Battle Network 3 • Battle Network 4 4.5 Real Operation • Battle Network 5 • Battle Network 6 • Battle Chip Challenge • Network Transmission • Rockman.EXE Operate Shooting Star|
|Star Force||Star Force • Star Force 2 • Star Force 3|
|Mega Man Collections||Anniversary Collection • Mega Man X Collection • Zero Collection • Legacy Collection|
|Other Games||Mega Man & Bass • Soccer • Mega Man 64|