Another fantastic update from Nintendo this week as Mega Man 2 becomes available on the Virtual Console. For a mere $5 you too can be playing the, as many consider, best Mega Man game for the NES. This was the first Mega Man game that I personally beat (still trying on hard difficulty though) and I even played through it over the weekend. With the impending launch of Mega Man 9 coming (rumored to be the 22nd of Sep.), Mega Man 2 is a great place to jump in and get the hang of how the Blue Bomber once was.
Mega Man 2 (NES™, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Cartoon Violence, 500 Wii Points): Widely regarded by fans as one of the greatest action games of all time, Mega Man 2 is the second title in the seminal NES series. With even more stages and robot masters than the previous installment, its sheer size and scope are enough to get any action gamer’s heart palpitating. The year is 200X. Dr. Light’s super-robot, Mega Man, has succeeded in smashing the evil ambition of the nefarious Dr. Wily, and peace reigns over the planet. However, Dr. Wily proves to be a hard man to keep down and has returned with a new army of robot masters in tow to challenge our hero. Can Mega Man save the world again?