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Rockman Exile

Hack of Mega Man 2


Despite the name this is actually a Mega Man 2 hack, which translates it back into Japanese and adds a ton of cool features. To put it simply, this is a new Mega Man 2, the only things that still exist from the original are the robot masters, and even they’ve been changed in terms of fighting style.

Don’t take anything for granted in this hack, those weak rabbit robots in Wood Man’s stage? They shoot instant death fireballs now. Sniper Joes? In addition to their normal fighting style they also fire Crash Bombs are you!

It should also be pointed out that the music has been changed, this is very rare in ROM hacks, it seems some of it comes from the Game Boy Mega Man games and some comes from other NES titles.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Mega Man 2 (USA).nes - NOINTRO
  • CRC32: 5E268761
  • MD5: 8E4BC5B03FFBD4EF91400E92E50DD294
  • SHA-1: 2290D8D839A303219E9327EA1451C5EEA430F53D
  • SHA-256: 49136B412FF61BEAC6E40D0BBCD8691A39A50CD2744FDCDDE3401EED53D71EDF




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User Review Information

Definitely Under-Appreciated

Reviewed By: kagerato on 02 May 2017

This is one of the older Rockman 2 hacks out there and I remember playing it many years ago now. For fun, I went ahead and replayed it again recently. It’s about as good as I recalled.

It’s a tough hack, definitely harder than the original game, but the difficulty feels fair. There are very few points where you’ll find yourself blaming the game rather than your own inputs. This is, of course, in contrast with a lot of other hacks for this game which are hard as nails and couldn’t care less. Seasoned players will be able to beat this on normal difficulty without any tool assistance.

There’s four levels in the game where you have to learn what the author was thinking to successfully advance. Those are (a) Metal Man’s stage, where you must understand the rollers and the platforming, (b) Heat Man’s stage, where you must use observation and tricks to discover safe invisible ground, (c) Quick Man’s stage, where you navigate maze-wrapping passages and through the dark, and (c) Wily Stage 4, where you must survive a tough gauntlet while routing through another maze. Honestly, the types of challenges presented by the different levels are pretty diverse and this keeps the hack interesting.

Graphics and music are generally solid throughout. Some stages look and sound better than others, for sure, but none of them are hideous or grating.

For more information, check the review wrote; it’s all reasonably accurate.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Rockman Exile - GOODDobu_GM19 Apr 20191.0Yes
Definitely Under-Appreciatedkagerato02 May 20171.0Yes
Pretty hard, but well crafted.Kallisto08 Feb 20171.0Yes
One of my favorite hard Mega Man 2 hacks!8.bit.fan03 Nov 20161.0Yes
Awful to hearTimaeus24 Nov 20151.0No
Ouch, my ears...Yoshiatom28 Dec 2013N/ANo