THE WILY WARS

Mega Man II was given a com­plete over­haul to ap­pear on the Mega Drive – does it still hold up?

Retro Gamer - - ULTIMATE GUIDE: MEGA MAN II -

While the SNES was re­ceiv­ing brand-new Mega Man ex­pe­ri­ences in 1994, Sega fans who hadn’t yet been ac­quainted with the char­ac­ter needed to be brought up to speed. As a re­sult, Cap­com cre­ated Mega Man:

The Wily Wars (or Rock­man Mega World in Japan), a com­pi­la­tion con­tain­ing en­hanced re­makes of the first three Mega Man games and some ex­tra ex­clu­sive bosses.

The ver­sion of Mega Man II in The Wily Wars is based on the Ja­panese re­lease, which means that the dif­fi­culty is equiv­a­lent to the ‘Dif­fi­cult’ mode in the NES game. It has been given the full next-gen treat­ment with com­pletely re­drawn graph­ics, although the ar­ranged sound­track seems to lose some of the en­ergy of the orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions. Pass­words are out, and bat­tery saves are in.

Mega Man: The Wily Wars is now an ex­pen­sive and sought-after game – it’s rare in Japan and Europe, and there’s no Amer­i­can re­lease as the game was ex­clu­sive to Sega Chan­nel in this re­gion.

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