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Rockman 2: Basic Master

Hack of Mega Man 2

Description:

Rockman 2: Basic Master is a complete level hack of Rockman 2 for the NES. New music, new (and old) enemies, different boss behaviors, and more.

Note: v1.2 (05/19/2021) is now Available!

Changes, v1.2:

  • When scrolling up and down, use some emulators such as Mesen and Nestopia. Fixed a bug that the screen is disturbed
  • Special weapons consumptions adjusted (see readme)

Changes, v1.1:

  • Some stages
  • Some graphics
  • Some BGM
  • Small fish enemy, behavior of boss
  • Special weapons
  • Other

[Specification changes, etc.]

  • If you press Select + Start with “EXIT” selected on the weapon selection screen, you can escape from the current stage and view your current password.
  • The energy balancer is the initial equipment. If the currently equipped weapon recovery has the highest priority and there is a recovery surplus, it is assigned to other weapon recovery in ascending order of energy.
  • For those who missed the previous version, get it here → Rockman2BM v1.0

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Rockman 2 - Dr. Wily no Nazo (Japan)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20210216-231042)
  • File SHA-1: FB51875D1FF4B0DEEE97E967E6434FF514F3C2F2
  • File CRC32: 30B91650
  • ROM SHA-1: 3E9DC769E1B63E73834786EC7FE9EDE7E706C72F
  • ROM CRC32: 6150517C

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
TatsuHacking

User Review Information

Rockman 2: Basic Master - EXCELLENT

Reviewed By: Dobu_GM on 27 Apr 2019

Rockman 2: Basic Master

Levels: Excellent

Graphics: Excellent

Music: Good

Enemies: Excellent

Bosses: Excellent (One is BAD)

Weapons: Excellent

Castle: Excellent

Difficulty: HARD

Comments: Basic Master is a very extensive and—dare I say—masterful hack. There are a huge amount of amazing changes to the hack, from the nearly new enemy lineup, to the wild weapon changes, to the cool idea to change up boss AI when their health is halfway down. Levels are wonderfully designed and the game is tough as nails, really forcing you to work to earn your victories. Your mileage may vary on the game’s difficulty (a lot of robot masters are brutal or nearly impossible with just the mega buster), but at least the new Item 1 and Item 2 offer the player a bit of help. Be warned—the completely new boss that replaces the Boobeam (Wily 4) is pretty atrocious, being a difficult fight that you have to complete 80% with the mega buster, which takes fooooreeeevvvveeerrrrrrrr. If you can overlook that stupid boss (and the hit-or-miss soundtrack), Basic Master is sure to deliver an absolutely sublime (and vicious) Mega Man 2 experience.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
If it's broke, don't fix itinsectduel20 May 20211.1No
1.0 = great, 1.1 = mindlessly easy, and brokenVintageDavis18 May 20211.1No
v.1.0 good hack v.1.2 - Too simple. Complication requireddiablo66622 May 20211.0-1.2Yes
Rockman 2: Basic Master - EXCELLENTDobu_GM27 Apr 20191.0Yes
v1.1? More like 2.0 -- and a good 2.0!Lyrit16 May 20211.1Yes
A fine hack marred by the change of Mega Man's physics.8.bit.fan23 Mar 20171.0Yes
Didn't expect much, but was surprised at what I got.RhysOwens10120 Mar 20171.0Yes