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Mega Man II Weapon Hack

Hack of Mega Man 2

Description:

A heavy weapon hack for the NTSC version of Mega Man II.

This hack includes the following changes to the weapons:

  • Boss’ bar fills faster
  • Mega Man’s energy fills faster (either by energy capsule and E-Tank)
  • You start out with 1 free E-Tank in your inventory.
  • Floor friction increased. Mega Man no longer slips and stops immediately after you release the D-Pad. Mimics the response from other Mega Man titles like 4 or 5.
  • Items 1, 2 & 3 are infinite. This was done to avoid going back and forth some screens just to fill up the gauge to get over a certain portion of a stage.
  • Weapon usage reduced. Every weapon shoot will only take 1 ammo consumption.
  • Leaf Shield modified: You can now move with the Leaf Shield on and shoot it with Button B at any of the four main directions. (Bug fix from previous versions has been fixes as of v1.2)
  • Time Stopper modified: The amount of time the weapons is used is reduced to 4 seconds per use, instead of depleting your ammo in only one button press. As of version 1.1, whenever you activate the Time Stopper, Mega Man is invincible to any enemy damage (He flickers)
  • Crash Bomber modified: The detonation is now done remotely, by pressing the B button. This helps a lot in a particular stage in Wily’s Fortress.
  • Atomic Fire modified: The charge time has been reduced, it now charges twice as fast.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Mega Man II (U).nes
  • CRC32: 5E268761
  • MD5: 8E4BC5B03FFBD4EF91400E92E50DD294
  • SHA-1: 2290D8D839A303219E9327EA1451C5EEA430F53D
  • SHA-256: 49136B412FF61BEAC6E40D0BBCD8691A39A50CD2744FDCDDE3401EED53D71EDF

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omega_rugalHacking

User Review Information

Maybe makes things easier, but thats not always bad

Reviewed By: eternalsage on 14 Nov 2014

This mod/hack puts a nice twist to the old Mega Man 2 (aka one of the best games ever made) in that it changes how some of the weapons work. The walking leaf shield and the timed crash bombs are both cool tweaks that I must say fulfill certain wishes I had from my early days when this game was new. Having played this mod, however, I can see why these things were not the standard way of things. It definately makes the game easier. That being said, this is a tough game, and this is by far a better “easy mode” than many I’ve seen that make your health higher or whatever, and made for a fun playthrough. I definately used leaf shield and crash bombs (and atomic fire for that matter) more than I ever did before, so it was nice not to be “all metal blades all the time” for once. Overall, a very nice addition that even a “hardcore” player can have fun with just for a look at how something could have been.

Oh, and this hack is also compatible with the “Mystery of Dr. Willy” hack by RetroRain. Just apply this one first, then Mystery of Dr. Willy. :D

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Fixes and breaks the game at the same timeTheSiege01 Mar 20181.3No
A more balanced gamePeepus10 Dec 20171.3Yes
Removed what made MM2 special and unique.8.bit.fan23 Mar 20171.3No
Still Very UnbalancedRafaelele19 Jun 20161.3No
God Mode doesn't even begin to describe this.Sonic1097401 Jan 20161.3Yes
Maybe makes things easier, but thats not always badeternalsage14 Nov 2014N/AYes