Mega Man 2 Cheats

NES Cheats


Select a starting level, press Start, then immediately hold A + B and press the D-pad in the direction of the displayed Boss. The stars in the background will change into birds.

Longer jumps

Rapidly tap Start when jumping to remain in the air longer.

Super password

Enter A5 B2 B4 C1 C3 C5 D4 D5 E2 as a password for all weapons, items, and four energy tanks.

Passwords for levels

Airman- Enter A1 B5 C3 C4 C5 E1 E2 E3 E4 as a password; Bubbleman- Enter A1 B2 B5 C3 C4 E1 E2 E3 E4 as a password; Quickman- Enter A1 B2 B5 C3 C4 E2 E3 E4 E5 as a password; Heatman- Enter A1 B2 C3 C4 D3 E2 E3 E4 E5 as a password; Woodman- Enter A1 B2 C4 D1 D3 E2 E3 E4 E5 as a password; Metalman- Enter A2 B1 B3 C1 C4 C5 E3 E4 E5 as a password; Flashman- Enter A1 B2 B4 C1 D1 D3 E2 E3 E5 as a password; Clashman- Enter A1 B2 B4 C1 D1 D3 E2 E3 E5 as a password; Dr Willy- Enter A1 B2 B4 C1 C5 D1 E3 E5 as a password.

Password Warp

To start your battle inside Dr. Wily's hideout, input this code during the Password screen:

A - 1, B - 2, B - 4, C - 1, C - 5, D - 1, D - 3, E - 3, and E - 5. You'll also be completely powered-up for your final battle against the deadly Doc!


  • Manufacturer: Capcom

A Player's Guide

Last month, we presented the first six levels of MegaMan 2. We hope you've spent these four weeks practicing and mastering those levels, because this time, in addition to the last two levels of the first half of the game, we've got Dr. Wily's entire fortress.

In the following article and maps, we'll give you a complete look at the concluding levels of MegaMan 2, as well as provide you with tips to help you past difficult areas in the game. For that reason, if you already own MegaMan 2, we suggest you not read this article in its entirety before you've had a chance to play the game. If you do, many surprises may be spoiled for you. However, you may, if you haven't yet purchased the game, feel free to use this article as an extended review to help you decide whether MegaMan 2 interests you.

Dr. Wily's Fortress

We won't spend time here discussing the last two levels of the first half of MegaMan 2. All the hints you need are provided with the maps that follow. General playing tips were presented last month, so you should consult that issue if necessary.

The first eight levels of MegaMan 2, which comprise the first half of the game, are mostly simple arcade contests requiring little strategy to make your way through successfully. Once you learn the best ways to fight the many creatures that attack, you'll be able, with a couple of exceptions, to breeze through those levels.

Dr. Wily's fortress is another matter, however. Not only do you have to be a hot joystick jockey, but you also must be ready to use your noggin. There are some locations in Dr. Wily's fortress that seem almost impossible to pass until you figure out the trick. And, yes, most of the tricks are marked on the maps that follow, but you'll be decreasing your enjoyment of the game if you don't figure out things for yourself whenever possible. Don't be too quick to read our solutions. Use that big round thing on top of your neck (your head, dummy). That's what it's there for.

Perhaps one of the toughest things about Dr. Wily's fortress is that, until you catch up with the doctor himself, you have to start over from the beginning of the fortress when you lose all your lives. In other words, you must play through all six levels in a single game. This can be discouraging at first, but as you become more efficient at each level, you'll find it easier and easier to get through them. Eventually, you'll be whipping past all of Dr. Wily's devious traps with little difficulty.

Oh, No! Not Again!

Each time you make it past one of Dr. Wily's locations, the fortress map will come up on the screen, and the next leg of your journey will be filled in. When you get to the skull, be prepared for a nasty surprise: you have to refight and defeat, one after the other, all eight bosses from the first levels of the game. Although this is a difficult task, it's not quite as tough as it first seems. Most of the bosses will drop an energy capsule once defeated, enabling you to restore some of your lost life.

Still, it's imperative that you know exactly how to defeat all eight bosses, and it's especially important that you know the best weapons to use. The same fighting strategies you used to defeat the bosses before will work fine this time as well.

Use these weapons:

  1. Wood Man - metal blade
  2. Bubble Man - metal blade
  3. Quick Man - atomic fire
  4. Crash Man - regular shot
  5. Air Man - regular shot
  6. Metal Man - boomerang
  7. Heat Man - bubble lead
  8. Fish Man - regular shot

The Last Level?

Once you defeat all eight bosses the second time, you'll finally come face-to-face with Dr. Wily. He'll do his best to give you a good battle, but like all "tough guys", he's a coward at heart. Even though you might think you're about to win the game, you'll find that once you give Dr. Wily a good beating, he'll run away. You have to chase him into the depths of his fortress - through caverns dripping with lava - and confront him once again.

To defeat Dr. Wily the first time and make him retreat, first use your regular shot to blast out the windshield of his vehicle. Stay to the far left of the screen and, in order to avoid being hit, jump up each time Dr. Wily shoots. While you're in the air, fire at his windshield. When the windshield is destroyed, use your crash bombs to continue blasting. It's more difficult at this point to avoid Dr. Wily's fire, but take heart: you need to hit him only a few times with the crash bombs to make him run away.

Once you're in the fortress' caverns, you need to make it past the dripping lava. There are two ways to do this. First, if you're the timid type, you can make your way slowly and carefully past each drip. However, if you're the kind of player who likes taking chances, you can, if your timing's just right, run full speed all the way to the end of the caverns.

You'll meet Dr. Wily for the last time at the end of the caverns. This time your job is going to be tough. The only weapon that will work against him is bubble lead. Dr. Wily isn't about to run away and leave his fortress to the likes of you. It's a battle to the death, and a desperate Doctor makes for a formidable opponent.