Mega Man II
Nintendo Entertainment System
Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo
|Released By||Aeon Genesis|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Genre||Action > Platformer|
|Game Date||24 December 1988|
|Release Date||06 Mar 2000|
|Last Modified||12 February 2016|
Mega Man 2 is the most popular of the Mega Man games, and everyone just loves it to death, but… to me, it’s kind of forgettable for some reason. It’s hard to really explain why… but if you love it, that’s all that matters!
The game adds a few things to the series, such as there being 8 robot masters, as opposed to the first game, which was the only one which only had 6. The game also added energy tanks, which help a lot. You can use them to restore yourself to full life at any time! The game also added sequences to get a glimpse of what you just obtained from the stage, which the original Mega Man didn’t have. If you were playing 1 for the first time, you could completely overlook the fact that you just got a new ability!
The music is quite an improvement from the first game overall, and of course, we have the amazing Wily Castle theme that everyone knows and loves! It’s a great track!
The game is quite a bit easier than the first game, and also 3, and the ironic thing is that there’s a way to make the game even easier! You have the option of playing on either normal or difficult. In the Japanese version, there was only difficult mode. Difficult mode uses the standard rules of thumb the Mega Man series, so it’s considered to be the regular difficulty.
Mega Man 3 is my personal favourite of the NES games, and 1 is my second favourite, but 2… I don’t really know why I don’t care for it as much. I guess it just has a plain feel to it. It’s still a great game, though, and you should definitely play it!
The only truly significant change here from the original American release is the change from “Crashman” to “Clashman”. Which is ridiculous; neither name makes any sense. The only place “Clashman” appears in the entire series is in Megaman 2 for Gameboy, which had a pretty bad translation anyways. Well aside from that, there’s no real reason to prefer this over the American release, just some slight rewordings. At least the American release has an easier difficulty mode.
NOTE: This translation is for the ROCKMAN Japanese ROM
ROM / ISO Information:
- Rockman 2 - Dr. Wily no Nazo (J) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
- CRC32: 30B91650
- MD5: 055FB8DC626FB1FBADC0A193010A3E3F
- SHA-1: FB51875D1FF4B0DEEE97E967E6434FF514F3C2F2
- SHA-256: DEB88223311ACA8CA566B99D4063CA29D389D939FEE455F83AFAEC97C6F0A5D1