Mega Man 2 is perhaps known as the best game in the entire Mega Man classic series. It was created originally for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was also released in Japan as part of the Rockman Complete Works. For an importer, it can be the route to go. It is also available by playing Mega Man Anniversary collection and also the Virtual Console.
The plot in this game is that Dr. Wily is out for revenge after being defeated by Mega Man. He has built his own robot masters instead and is using them to take over the world. While it is simple, it is effective. The classic games were not known for having a great in-depth story but just one that was simple enough to understand.
Graphically, the same is solid for the NES. There wasn’t a high level of expectation but it did a good job. Nintendo never really put an emphasis on graphics and it seemed to be more about the game experience and the gameplay. Still, the only conclusion that can be given would be that they did a rather solid job on it.
The gameplay is much like the first one except now there are two more robot masters to fight instead of six. It has a stage select until completing the game. Mega Man obtains weapons from the robot masters once they have been defeated. After completing the levels, then it becomes about the Dr. Wily levels. Controls were solid and were a fun game to play. Sure, it is challenging but it’s always a good thing. After beating them, you can obtain the password if you ever have to stop playing. While it’s not like having the save game option, it was what was done at the time.
There is a password feature, which was used more than saving at the time for the NES. After defeating a robot master, there is a password that can be obtained by simply going to it. It doesn’t show up automatically like it would in later games like Mega Man 3 or Mega Man 4. Of course, if you do that, it would be best to write them down immediately.
There also is a mode that can make the game more challenging. There is the difficult mode and can be recommended for skilled players. Anyone who considers themselves skilled and want a good challenge, it would be the way to go.
Overall, it’s a really good game and there is a reason it was considered one of the best Mega Man games in the classic series ever made. It could even be along the lines of actually being that way from all the Mega Man games ever made but it’s a matter of opinion.