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dharmajones93

I was pretty late to the mega man train. Never had any of the originals for NES. I started with the Anniversary Collection on Gamecube. I don't remember there being a difficulty setting on any of those. I know they weren't direct ports of the NES games (improved textures and some sound quirks).

I remember those being brutally difficult. Even Mega Man 2 was impossible; I could never get passed the Wiley Stage boss that required the crash bombs. There weren't any save states or anything either.

Anyway, its been quite a few years since I've played any of them, but picked up the MM Legacy Collection the other day, and darn near beat MM2 only dying a hand full of times. I just picked the normal difficulty at the main screen.

My question is, was there a difficulty selection on the original NES carts? If there wasn't, which option (normal or difficult) is the original difficulty setting from the original NES games?

I know the legacy collection is supposed to be a more faithful rendition of the original carts. I just want to get as close to the original experience as I can without shelling out for all those NES carts!

Thanks all!

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LinktotheFuture

I know Mega Man 2 always had the Normal and Hard difficulty options.

It is possible that the Hard difficulty is the original Japanese setting, but I am not sure.

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OorWullie

I was playing the Quickman stage on MM2 last night and man was that tough, ridiculously so. Those damn lasers. The rewind feature is a god send. I don't know how anyone managed that back in the day .I'd have thrown my NES out the window.

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dharmajones93

@Linktothefuture Then it sounds like maybe I missed that from the Anniversary collection, it was left out, or I was dumb enough to try it on hard.

@OorWullie Agreed, but I had to play it so many times I don't think I even have to look now. Got it on my first try after several years. It's just muscle memory at this point!

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I only owned Mega Man 2 as a kid...I did beat it but I know there are more difficult ones in the series, I believe 1 is especially hard

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Ralizah

@OorWullie Actually, once you really get the stage down, it's cake. I never die to those lasers.

It is infuriatingly difficult until you get the muscle memory down, though.

@LinktotheFuture Yup. Hard mode, as I recall, was the only mode available in the original Japanese version.

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@OorWullie We used Flash Man's Time Stopper until we learned the pattern.

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LinktotheFuture

@dharmajones93 Yeah, the GameCube Anniversary Collection is a bit different than the original carts. My brother has it, and I remember him telling me it wasn't as good as the originals. I have the Anniversary Collection for the PS2, which is much closer to the originals for some reason.

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toiletduck

@dharmajones93 MM2 was pretty hard indeed. It's the only game in the series that I've played, but I've played it A LOT. Especially the 8 stages before the 'boss route'. The key is to beat the levels in the right order and to make effective use of the weapons you gain, IIRC:

  • Air Man's weapon to beat Crash Man
  • Flash Man's time stopper to beat the lasers in Quick Man's level
  • Crash Man's bombs to beat Wood Man (not sure about this one, I remember using the wood shield in the Crash Man level to gain lives in the tin can phase of the level)

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toiletduck

With regard to the difficulty setting: I'm sure that the European version was on Normal difficulty by default. I never tried Hard since Normal was hard enough.

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dharmajones93

Went back and played the Gamecube version. It is definitely different and definitely significantly harder than the legacy collection. In Mega Man 2 there is no difficulty selection, so I am assuming the port is based on the Japanese version and defaults to the "hard" mode.

I'm great on the boss stages, it's the Wiley stages that kill me. I get all the way up to the boss that you have to use the crash bombs on no problem, but I can't beat it to save my life. Hopefully with the "normal" difficulty on the Legacy Collection, Mega Man 2 I will finally beat this dreadful game!

Thanks for the conversation everyone! I haven't gotten to the other games yet; everyone liking those so far or have and tips for difficult parts?

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MeatSauce

I was a kid when these games came out so I don’t really remember but why are 7&8 so graphically superior while 1-6,9 &10 look pretty much the same?

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NintendoPete

toiletduck wrote:

  • Crash Man's bombs to beat Wood Man (not sure about this one,...)

Nope - Heat Man's weapon is the right choice. Especially when you charge it up you will only need two hits.

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ACK

Mega Man 2 has never been a very tough game by series standards, it's definitely among the easiest. Japanese version (hard) was more to the standard.

@MeatSauce 1-6 were all originally released on NES. 7 was on SNES, 8 was PSX/Saturn in 1996. 9 was released 12 years later in 2008 (Wii/PS3/360), made by inti creates as a homage to the originals, replicating the NES style of the beloved classics. 10 came 2 years later as a progression from 9 in the same spirit.

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watch speedruners if you want to learn the order to play the bosses in , the sequence matters to have the right weapons and specials to make the level easier

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Yorumi

NintendoPete wrote:

toiletduck wrote:

  • Crash Man's bombs to beat Wood Man (not sure about this one,...)

Nope - Heat Man's weapon is the right choice. Especially when you charge it up you will only need two hits.

In MM2 metal blade is like the ultimate weapon. It might not do quite as much damage to woodman as heat but metal blade works on almost all the bosses for high damage. It's the weakness for like metalman, woodman, airman, bubbleman and maybe one other. When I play I always start with either flashman or metalman, metal because blade is so OP and flashman because he doesn't really have a weakness. I think metal works just from raw speed.

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LinktotheFuture

@dharmajones93 An easy way to tell if the GameCube Mega Man 2 is normal or difficult, go to Metal Man's stage. Find the enemy that looks like 4 metal barrels stacked on top of each other. If it takes one shot to the eyes to kill, it is the normal difficulty. If you shoot it, and it splits up and then reforms, it is the difficult difficulty version.

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MeatSauce

ACK wrote:

Mega Man 2 has never been a very tough game by series standards, it's definitely among the easiest. Japanese version (hard) was more to the standard.

@MeatSauce 1-6 were all originally released on NES. 7 was on SNES, 8 was PSX/Saturn in 1996. 9 was released 12 years later in 2008 (Wii/PS3/360), made by inti creates as a homage to the originals, replicating the NES style of the beloved classics. 10 came 2 years later as a progression from 9 in the same spirit.

Thank you for that info I knew there had to be a reason 8 was the last one I played as a kid and it seemed odd that graphics seemed like they were going in reverse for the later titles but this makes perfect sense.

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