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Refill Weapon after Death

Hack of Mega Man 2


This patch is meant to make the game a bit easier and less frustrating. Applying this patch to Mega Man 2 will make the weapon energy of all weapons restore fully whenever a life is lost. This mechanic is officially applied in Mega Man games for the PS1 and later.

Situations where this primarily affects the game:

  • During boss fights
  • Wily Stage 1 (Mandatory Item-1)
  • Wily Stage 4 (Mandatory Crash Bomb)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Mega Man 2 (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: 2290D8D839A303219E9327EA1451C5EEA430F53D
  • File CRC32: 5E268761
  • ROM SHA-1: 2EC08F9341003DED125458DF8697CA5EF09D2209
  • ROM CRC32: FCFC04D




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Thirteen 1355Hacking

User Review Information

Mmm... Refills...

Reviewed By: Eldrethor on 14 Sep 2021

Talk to anyone who owned a NES and they will tell you that Mega Man 2 is a classic, but no one ever talks about the clunky weapon energy management that encourage players to hoard most of their weapons for bosses. They also don’t talk about how hard subsequent Quick Man attempts are if you die after draining your Time Stopper on the first try, or how the last boss is literally unbeatable if you run out of Bubble Lead.

Of course, these issues are trivial for most Mega Man veterans. For newcomers though, this hack makes a world of difference. Refilling your weapon energy after every death opens up the opportunity to try different weapons as you explore each stage, and you’re given a fair fighting chance after each boss wipe. It also means not having to waste time refilling your Crash Bombers, if you were tricked into depleting them against the Wily Stage 4 boss. It’s a great quality-of-life change that makes extra lives worth a lot more than they previously did.

Overall, great work from Thirteen 1355. It’s especially handy if you’re new to Mega Man 2, but you probably won’t get much out of it if you already know the game like the back of your hand. Either way, this hack is totally worth a shot.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Mmm... Refills...Eldrethor14 Sep 20211.0Yes
A must have! A needed patch!danuffo22 Aug 20201.0Yes
Works as advertisedTheGershon26 Oct 20191.0Yes