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  • Summary: He's Back! And this time the evil Dr. Wily (once the supreme power in the universe) has created even more sinister robots to mount his attack. But as MegaMan, you've also grown in power and ability. Can you save mankind from the evil desires of Dr. Wily? Each of the eight empires is ruled by a different super-robot. You must defeat each enemy on his own turf, building up weapons as you go. Only after all are destroyed will you go head-on with the mastermind himself, the evil Dr. Wily. Expand
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  1. Sep 10, 2011
    10
    greatest NES game ever conceived, fantastic gameplay, fantastic graphics, fantastic bosses, fantastic music, perfect difficulty, and fantastic music, everything about this game is flawless. Expand
  2. Aug 12, 2013
    9
    Games should put the biggest emphasis on gameplay. If I wanted something that was all about the story or graphics, I'd read a book or go to an art museum or watch a movie. Mega Man 2 has a slight story, but the gameplay is where it shines. It forces you to adapt, most of the time in a clever but subtle way. The difficulty was kinda hard for a newcomer like me, and that's exactly how it should be. The music was groovy. Complaints are very specific enemies, infinitely respawning enemies and that's it. Expand
  3. Feb 17, 2014
    9
    Mega Man 2 is the most praised of the Mega Man series. The music is fitting and can easily be listened to over and over while going through the levels. The nonlinear style of play is fresh and varies your gameplay from anyone else's. The difficulty here separates the men from the boys. I could only get as far as the first appearance of Dr. Wily, but I did not have the patience to try to beat him. I always felt in control of Mega Man and never felt cheated by the game if I died. There are several glitches, but that was pretty standard for that time. Also, I do not really understand the name "Mega Man" because he is neither large nor a man, but honestly I could care less anyway. Overall, a great title to enjoy, but not an easy one to say the least. Expand
  4. Aug 18, 2013
    9
    My favorite classic Mega Man game. Controls are tight, (it is your fault if you fall into a pit) visuals and animations are really good, bosses (except for Wood Man) are well designed and unique, level design is top notch. There isn't much of a story, but when compared to other NES games, it doesn't really matter. All that is necessary is to know that Wily is evil, and you have to beat him. All the weapons are great (except for the Wood Shield) are good when you find the individual use for them outside of the boss fights. The music, despite being 8-bit, is amazing. All the stage music is great, and Wily's castle theme is fantastic and is easily one of the best Mega Man tracks. And, let's face it, the Metal Blades are the almighty weapon that you would need in any situation. In total, the game is easily 9.3 out of 10. Truly an awesome game, and deserves to be download onto the Wii/3DS/Wii U, download for an NES emulator, or bought for an actual NES system. Expand