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Mega Man II Simplified

Hack of Mega Man 2


The purpose of this hack was to make the original Mega Man II much easier for gamers that find games that aren’t too incredibly tough more enjoyable.

Key changes:

The vast majority of spikes and bottomless pits are eliminated. There are still some left in to provide at least some challenge.

The player has a larger capacity of Bubble Lead, Metal Blade, Quick Boomerang, and Crash Bomb.

This hack was created with the use of the Rockman2 Editor Level Editor.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Mega Man II (U) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: 5E268761
  • MD5: 8E4BC5B03FFBD4EF91400E92E50DD294
  • SHA-1: 2290D8D839A303219E9327EA1451C5EEA430F




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User Review Information

Very poorly polished

Reviewed By: NARFNra on 22 Feb 2014

This hack does about what it says it does. It makes Mega Man 2 simpler. Unfortunately, it isn’t exactly the nicest looking hack. The changes are very ugly and do not look like much work or thought was put into them. For example, there is a pit in Metal Man’s level with is one square too deep for Mega Man to escape, forcing you to reset the emulator. There’s a platform for some sections of Air Man’s stage that is too low to jump from, serving essentially no purpose unless you have Item 1 and forcing you to suicide.

In all cases, the simplification is accomplished by boring and graphically jarring additions and removals. No spikes are in ANY of the Wily stages anymore, making what little difficulty they had completely nonexistent.

In addition, the weapons chosen to be modified are a bit confusing. More Crash Bomb is always welcome, but Metal Blade, Bubble Lead, and Quick Boomerang were already by far the most numerous weapons in the hack. If anything, it would have been more useful to see Atomic Fire, Leaf Shield, and Air Shooter given time to shine.

To sum up, the hack is lazy and manages to make a fairly impressive game quite boring. I would not recommend it except for if you want to help people who don’t play games at all have a chance, and even then cases like the inescapable pit in Metal Man’s stage are more likely to turn them off than an ordinary death would.

Recommended - No

User Reviews
Modern gamers love challenge too!danuffo24 Aug 20201.0No
Really Good hack for modern gamers!legendarysnake110 Jan 20201.0Yes
Mega Man II Simplified - BADDobu_GM26 Apr 20191.0No
Very poorly polishedNARFNra22 Feb 2014N/ANo