Mega Man 2 (NES) Part 1

Mike Matei / December 8th, 2014


  • gone with the vint

    December 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Today is my birthday (Dec the 8th), and it couldn’t start any better than having a fresh and new episode of James & Mike Mondays! So cheers everyone!

  • December 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Yessss!!!! Thank you, sirs.

  • December 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Yay!!! Mega Man 2 one of my favourite games of ever. hey guys may I ask what’s the hardest mega man games or the bosses ever

    • y2j420

      December 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Mega Man 1 is probably the hardest NES Mega Man game just due to the lack of E tanks…though there are a few glitches/tricks to help you win (Elec Man weapon for example)…

    • awesome video games

      December 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      the entire point of mega man 2 being super easy is that it is ACCESSIBLE. you can play it as a young kid or an old man or a common joe. it’s easy to pick up and you have a lot of help along the way. it fits the casual gamer so well.

  • December 8, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    probably my best nes game ever…but in the us you had a very ugly cover!!!!thinking that i ve been always complaining about the european one, now i feel lucky

  • bigbold1023

    December 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm


  • frostare

    December 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Have you guys played Azure Striker Gunvolt? It’s made by the same person who made Megaman good and it plays a lot like Megaman Zero series.

    When my OCD was serious, I always did it in order: Metal, Bubble, Heat, Wood, Air, Crash, Flash and Quick because the last weapon beats the next. But really, Metal is effective against Flash, Wood and even himself (in the Wily final stage) and Crash is effective against Quick, so you can do in whatever order and still be simpler.

  • ddt_Eagleeye

    December 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I fucking LOVE this game. It is definitely the one I played most on NES. My order always was: Metal (best weapon in the game) – Air – Crash – Flash – Quick – Bubble – Heat – Wood (dies with one fully charged shot of Heat or two on hard). And one little spoiler for part 2 next week: If you’re in the boss-teleport-zone, try using Metal Man’s weapon on himself and see what happens. 😉

  • December 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Great to see MM2 again, and you played well, it seems.
    I´m looking forward to part 2!

  • December 8, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    damn it.. once again the comment i put in wasn’t saved and doesn’t show up.. whats going on with the comment section Mike?

  • Fabrizio Santin

    December 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Wanna listen to something good?
    Support that band, BTW, they are awesome.

  • Vunjak

    December 8, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Blew my mind you’re familiar with Anvil. Good on ya James.

  • December 8, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Mega Man 2 could be considered the easiest in the series but I feel like it’s for the wrong reasons. It’s not because of a lack of challenge, it’s because the items you get are too strong and allow you to skip a lot of things. The most effective weapons can drop bosses in 2 hits at the minimum.

    Flash Man’s weapon makes the Quick Man stage a lot easier (though in fairness if you use it and still die, that’s pretty much it for that weapon). Flash Man’s weapon also drains half of Quick Man’s life if it’s at full power and all you have to do is just stand there while it drains him… and if that’s not enough they gave Air Man’s weapon increased effectiveness on him too.

    Metal Man’s weapon can be used throughout almost the entire game. It’s virtually limitless on ammo, kills a lot of things in one hit and can be fired in 8 directions.

    Item #2 lets you skip through that whole invisible block section in Heat Man’s stage.

    None of the other Mega Man games had so many stupendously powerful weapons all in the same game like this one has. Personally my favorite is Mega Man 3 because the slide makes the bosses a lot more lively and you fight Mega Man 2’s robot masters before taking on Wily’s Castle which is a huge bump to the boss count in the game… though in 4, 5, and 6 you had 2 castles each at the end.

    The one mindrape Mega Man 2 had is the ‘turret’ boss, where you have to walk in with Crash Man’s weapon fully stocked and can’t waste a single shot of his weapon. If you do you forfeit the entire fight, die, and have to restock it before trying again. It’s kind of neat because it’s a puzzle-like boss, and if I recall they even went through the effort of hiding the layout of the room if you paused the game to try and look at it. I liked that and being able to use Bubble Man’s weapon to see where the invisible floors are.

  • Weldin Dunn

    December 8, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    This is a recreation of what just happened to me.

    What if they did megaman 2. Wouldn’t that be cool? They said they would at some point. (Clicks page). Holy shit!

  • December 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Tokuro Fujiwara, was involved in all the games you mention.
    Ducktales, Megaman 2, Ghost & Goblins.. even MAD WORLD for the nintendo Wii.
    Shinji Mikami interview:
    — By the way, At that time, did you have a role model? I mean someone you admired in the field?
    Mikami: Mr. Fujiwara

    -— He is your master?

    M: Yeah. He is scary master for me. Maybe evil master. I still can’t compete with him. I’ll put myself at his feet. He has some kind of different atmosphere than other people. He is not big or macho and he doesn’t raise his voice either but he is really scary. His way is not “Yes or No” only “YES”. I learned a lot from him, one big thing I learned from him is “Create freedom inside restriction.”

  • December 8, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I totally agree, that this is easily one of the greatest video games ever made. So simple and fun, with music you will never get sick of.

    • Randall Benoit

      December 8, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Air Man -> Metal Man -> Bubble Man -> Heat Man -> Wood Man -> Crash Man -> Flash Man -> Quick Man

  • thefro

    December 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Mega Man 2 is awesome. Kinda disappointed Mike didn’t do the whole block section though.

    I’d like to see you do a James & Mike Play of Shovel Knight because that actually tops Mega Man 2. Both of you would love it.

  • The Wicker Man

    December 8, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I fired up my NES the other day and played Mega Man 4. I still find it harder than rhino shit.

  • December 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Jame and Mike, i’m sure you’ve already heard but a new Japanesw Godzilla movie is on it’s way! it’s suppose to hit in 2016 and it’s from Toho studios.. yes! we must celebrate!

  • QuickMan

    December 9, 2014 at 2:14 am

  • QuickMan

    December 9, 2014 at 2:15 am


  • RandyPan

    December 9, 2014 at 3:09 am

    My order is Bubble, Air, Crash, Heat, Flash, Metal, Wood, Quick. Not only does it allow me to exploit the weaknesses of the harder bosses, but get every single extra life and E-tank in the game.

  • taykel

    December 9, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Knife wieners. (chuckles) You guys can be so weird.

  • videogamehunter820

    December 9, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I love MM2 but IMO, MM3 was just as good as MM2.

  • videogamehunter820

    December 9, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I love Megaman 2, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give attention to some other Megaman games (like Megaman 3). It seems like just a waste to only dwell on MM2 when the other Megaman games (on their own) are AWESOME. But I find that people say they suck and use MM2 to support their reason. Yeah it’s a great game but don’t look down on the other Megaman games just b/c of this one. For me MM3 has just as good gameplay, just as good music, just as good graphics, and a better challenge. I think they’re both equally good.

  • December 9, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Can’t seem to be able to post…

    • December 9, 2014 at 9:03 am

      • December 9, 2014 at 9:04 am

        I really know why, but I always get annoyed when I see someone play my alltime favorite game (Megaman 2) and NOT take the bosses in the correct order…

      • December 9, 2014 at 9:04 am

        I don’t know why, it should say… something’s wrong with the comment section for me…

  • MoogmanXanders

    December 9, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Heres a good Mike & James play if you’re fans of annoying control, Jet Li in Rise to Honor for the PS2, I think ive only played it a few times got fed up with the move the yoke in the direction you want to attack bullshit then tossed the game in the shitty games pile

  • December 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I think that Mega Man 2 is way too overhyped. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but if it wasn’t for the music, it’d be my least favorite in the series because it’s waaaaaay too easy.

    Personally, my favorite is MM6. Yeah, 6. I feel it has overall better music, with the themes of Plant Man, Flame Man, Knight Man, Tomahawk Man & Mr. X as solid examples. Plus, it has the best stage select music of any game in the series.

    Additionally, you can combine with Rush to utilize the greatest Rush powers the series has ever allowed.

    The whole game may be on the easy side, but at least it’s not MM2 easy.

  • berg

    December 9, 2014 at 11:44 am

    It’s great to watch you guys play this. I love the music from this game.

  • December 9, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I don’t have even Mega Man games in my collection nor have I ever really played any of them

  • December 9, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I actually do some livestream casting. The nes mega man games are some of my favorites to cast. But for me mm2 isn’t my favorite.

    • goodpenisbadpenis

      December 9, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      you can live stream my balls 🙂

      • December 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm

        Can’t really make a comment like that unless you’ve actually seen my stream, fyi o_0

  • goodpenisbadpenis

    December 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Love that sic box art.

  • December 10, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Why did you choose Normal, considering that you’ve beaten harder games like Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Street Fighter 2010? I’ve beaten Rockman 2.

    • ejp022791

      December 30, 2014 at 5:39 am

      Guessing they just wanted to have fun with it. I play it on both. Normal if I just wanna play casually and difficult if I want a challenge.

  • jerry irwin

    December 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    these guys do a awesome job playing the megaman 2 music live. they also play in sync with a guy playing the game.

  • Paul Cohen

    December 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    You should check out a band called the Advantage. They do some awesome covers of Mega Man music

  • December 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Flashman’s weapon cuts Quickman’s energy in half. He’s literally so fast stopping hurts him.

  • Vernon Schaal

    December 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Metal man u start with, cause his saw is the best weapon in the game.

  • fallout1312

    December 13, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Omg…I loved this video. Ive always loved mega man 2 also. Definitely one of those games that stick with you. Like Mike said, It’s memorable. Glad I got to play through it with James and Mike. I always noticed mike is always really good at these older games. He’s the only person ive ever really witness beat punch out. You the man Mike. Thanks so much for the video James…Mike. Preciate it.

  • December 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Metal beats……everything….
    The Metal Blade is considered one of the more memorable weapons in the game due to the overpoweredness of it….plus the energy for it was almost limitless…

  • December 17, 2014 at 8:54 am

    The easier megaman game and one of the best,having lots of fun playing this.Also if you want to go on easy just play with metal man’s weapon.But it is a nice thing you play this with the oprional weapons.

  • December 24, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I think someone may have pointed this out, but Airman’s mini tornadoes can take out the walkers in Flash Man’s stage with one shot. I think they also work decently against the shield dudes too.

  • January 11, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Two self professed video game nerds not even close to bad guy order. Doing crash with anything but wind is a massive waste of time.

    Yes, you can do it in any order you want, but Mike mentioned time and speed, which he would be nowhere near that goal in running this game.
    WR time route

    Quickman: ~1:47
    Bubbleman: ~1:58
    Flashman: ~1:32
    Heatman: ~2:00
    Airman: ~1:43
    Woodman: ~2:01
    Crashman: ~2:00
    Metalman: ~1:33
    Wily 1: ~1:52
    Wily 2: ~1:51
    Wily 3: ~1:18
    Wily 4: ~2:20
    Wily 5: ~1:44
    Wily 6: ~0:52

  • OmegaDez

    February 3, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Both Heat Man’s and Crash Man’s weapons are Wood Man’s weak points. Why do people always say it’s Metal Man’s?

  • September 18, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Definitely does NOT sound like “metal” music. Megaman is house/trance/techno/edm at its finest.

    People and their crappy heavy metal lol

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