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North America Details

Publisher: Capcom
Release Date: July 10, 1989
Genre: Action, Platform
Players: Single Player
ESRB: Everyone


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Game Review


Classicgamer
Nov 16 2009 12:07 AM
Dr. Wily has failed in his first attempt at taking over the world. In this, his second attempt, he has built 8 robots of his own instead of taking over the robots that Dr. Light, the creator of Mega Man, created. These eight robots are; Bubble Man, Air Man, Quick Man, Heat Man, Wood Man, Metal Man, Flash Man, and Crash Man.

Mega Man must traverse through each of these stages. Each stage has graphics and enemies that go with the boss robot master at the end of the stage. For example, Wood Man takes place in a forest and Air Man takes place in the clouds.

Mega Man may go through these eight stages in any order he pleases, but there are suggested orders to go through. Each expert has a different order that he or she likes to go through the stages in.

After these eight bosses, he must then go through an additional set of stages in Dr. Wily's castle. These levels are harder than the eight normal levels. There are some tough areas to weasel your way through. In one of the stages, you must beat the eight bosses again, each leaving an energy gain.

This game has two modes, Normal and Difficult. The difficult mode is exactly the same as the normal mode, except that every enemy or boss takes two times as many hits to kill. There is no special ending by beating the game on difficult.

You have a life bar with 28 units. Each enemy when you get hit takes off a different amount of health. When you reach zero units you die and go back to the beginning, the halfway point of the stage, or between the gates of the robot master. Falling into pits or touching spikes result in instant death

This is really a fun game and doesn't necessarily require a player to have played the first game to get the story. I enjoy this game. It's a fun play whenever I want a quick beat of a game. This game has great replay value in trying different orders to go through the first eight stages in before getting to Dr. Wily. The graphics are excellent for an eight bit game. The play control is great. Each stage has a different tune so you don't have the same background music throughout the whole game. You can continue with a password. Unlike the first game, this game doesn't require you to play straight through in one sitting. A turbo controller isn't necessary. If you haven't played this game, I highly recommend it.

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2 Comments

Nice review, CG. If you don't mind, I altered the structure of a couple of your sentences so that they sound less awkward.

Review approved.
iPhone users can pick this up in the App store now.