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Mega Man Wily's Conquest 2 - Hyper Edition Turbo!

Hack of Mega Man 2

Description:

This is a complete hack to a previously unfinished version by DragonEye Studios. The abandoned version had some great ideas and lots of potential, so the purpose of this project was to refine the problematic areas and complete the hack so that the player can play all the way to the end and finish the game.

List of features, additions and changes:

1) Increased the speed of Mega Man and the Mega Buster!

2) Opened up Wily stage 4 and on so that the player can finish the game.

3) Added new challenges to all of the stages!

4) Changed the entire soundtrack with great music by Blast Hornet, WINED, Tsukikuro, Hydrawisk, DARS, and 8-bit fan.

5) Changed various weapons mechanics and physics.

6) Changed boss AIs, HP, and boss room layouts for new challenges.

7) Changed damage amount from various weapons to different bosses.

8) Updated various sound effects and graphics.

9) Increased climbing speed.

10) Fixed and refined stages from enemy spams and poor layouts from the original version.

11) Lots of new additional changes to all of the stages.

12) Updated title screen, menu screens, texts, and ending credits.

13) Reduced amount of energy used for most weapons.

14) Various bug fixes.

15) And many more various additions and fixes.

Tools and resources used:

Rockman 2 editor, visine, Tile Layer Pro, Cygnus Hex Editor, Data Crystal, thealmightyguru.com, and RHDN.

ROM / ISO Information:

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

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
DragonEye StudiosOriginal HackingUse of previous work.
8-bit fanHackingCompletion of patch work.

User Review Information

Masterful level design.

Reviewed By: lduff on 31 May 2017

This version of the hack is seriously fun to play. It’s rare enough to find a fair and yet challenging Mega Man II hack that’s not unfairly difficult, 8-bit fan was also able to turn something that was a bit of a mess into something delightful. Hats off.

The old version was all about button mashing due to awful enemy spam. This update eliminated that and turned the hack into a unique, fast paced run and gun platforming experience. Each level has it’s own set of challenges. I also like how the hardest challenges in each level are optional and are usually for special 1-ups and E-tanks. This way novice players can still enjoy the game by simply skipping the said parts without the need to get frustrated.

Like the review by Bclams mentioned, the items usage in the Wily levels are clever and not annoying. The music is wonderful and I really like how some of the Wily bosses have more health than just the 1 bar. I have one problem with this hack - the graphics in Wily level 5 where you revisit the 8 bosses. It’s too flashy and very distracting.

Overall, this is such a fun Mega Man II hack that I would honestly recommend to everyone. Great job!

Version 1.14 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Masterful level design.lduff31 May 20171.14Yes
Personal Reviewinsectduel28 May 20171.13No
Fast paced fun!Bclams28 May 20171.13Yes
One of the best Mega Man II hacks!Ziko22 May 20171.0Yes