Welcome to Mega Man Month! Every weekday in January I’ll be listing three things I love about the original Mega Man series. Let’s go!
The legendary soundtrack
Come on, you know I couldn’t talk about the best of Mega Man 2 and not mention the music. It’s beyond incredible, and some of the most iconic on the platform. And if you want to hear just how much I love this stuff, give this a listen.
Some of the robot masters are supposed to be more lethal versions of the ones from Mega Man 1
This never occurred to me until I read the Archie comic, but it makes total sense. Crash Man is an upgrade of Bomb Man. Metal Man is an upgrade of Cut Man. Heat Man is an upgrade of Fire Man. I don’t know why but this makes the whole game so much cooler to me. It’s a fantastic touch. It’s also cool to know that I can still learn new stuff about this one all these years later.
There’s an official novelization, and it’s completely insane
The Worlds of Power novels are all complete garbage, and the Mega Man 2 one is no exception. But it’s still a crazy cool thing to have in existence at all because it’s so freaking weird. I also love how the cover is altered from the NES box art. Note Mega Man’s gun is missing. He’s just sort of… pointing his fist at Quick Man.
Of course there’s about a million things I love about Mega Man 2, but if I wrote about them all we’d be here all day. Come back on Monday for my three favorite things about my absolute favorite Mega Man game of all time, Mega Man 3.