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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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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
omega_rugalHacking

User Review Information

Fixes and breaks the game at the same time

Reviewed By: TheSiege on 01 Mar 2018

For further reference, I have provided a video walkthrough where I beat the game in roughly half an hour using this hack. I’m very well researched when it comes to Mega Man 2, so I definitely know what I’m talking about when discussing this review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEsS3IxZcaM

First the good fixes in the hack: The changes to Crash Bombs are very welcome and balances out the BooBeam Trap in Wily 4. For the most part, I love the overall changes to the weapons in general, with the exception of being invincible when using Time Stopper.

The Bad: If you thought Metal Blade was broken in the original game, you’ll see that it doesn’t even hold a candle to the new Time Stopper. Time Stopper would be good enough without being invincible, so removing invincibility would be the first fix.

That enough doesn’t warrant the NO vote, the reason for that is the change to Bubble Lead. You now only possess just enough Bubble Lead to beat Dr. Wily. Because of this, you not only CAN NOT MISS EVEN ONE SHOT against one of the hardest opponents in the game, you’re not able to use Bubble Lead against the Heat Man rematch without getting a GAME OVER first. This is completely unacceptable.

The Strange: Infinite ammo for the items? That’s a bit excessive. Why not just quadruple the ammo or something?

TL:DR Remove invincibility from Time Stopper and give Bubble lead at least twice the ammo. Doing so will give this hack a very easy recommendation. Until then, stick to the original game.

Version 1.3 Recommended - No

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