Mega Man 2 — One of Allahweh’s All-Time Favorites!

Growing up, Mega Man 2 was definitely one of my all-time favorite games on the NES and definitely a favorite in Capcom’s Mega Man series. In fact, I played Mega Man 2 before I ever touched the original (which, in fact, I didn’t play until around the mid-90s when I ordered a copy from Funcoland’s mail catalog!). As an adult, though, I think I’d rate Mega Man 3 slightly higher than this one, but both of those games are certainly fantastic even by today’s standards.

Mega Man 2 is the game that set the standard for most of the follow-ups that have been released over the years. The original game set some standards too, but the sequel took those ideas and really streamlined and perfected them in many ways. The cast of Robot Masters is a little quirky but definitely iconic, the soundtrack is awesome (the “Wily Stages 1 & 2” theme of the game has been remixed perhaps more than most any other video game track), and the gameplay is still fun but challenging in places.

Here, I sit down and play through the game in its entirety while making sure not to abuse the save-state feature of the emulator. Even then, I manage to finish the game in around 54 minutes or so, which I think is pretty darn good. Not quite something record-setting, but still certainly a pretty speedy run!

Thanks for tuning in and I’ll see you soon for more retro fun! 🙂

3 thoughts on “Mega Man 2 — One of Allahweh’s All-Time Favorites!

  1. I think part of my issue was I started with 1 and then jumped to 5 and got used to the extra game dynamics. It might also be that 2 was the only one I couldn’t play over and over :).

  2. This game is such a classic. I owned and beat M 1, 3, 4, 5, 6. For some reason 2 was the only one I didn’t have and more importantly the only one I never finished (and not for lack of trying). I used to borrow my neighbor’s copy weekly but for whatever reason I the level designs were just too difficult and this was the pre dash/charge shot days. Then again I was about 8 when I played it. Good read, thanks for the nostalgia!

    • I found that MM2 may be the easier of the classic series games, but it does have its hard spots. However, I think MM3 is definitely harder/longer by a longshot!

      Thanks for commenting – I always like bringing back a bit of nostalgia 🙂

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