Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge
The call from Mad Doctors Anonymous was expected. I've been tracing a pattern of robotic mischief for about a week now. And where there's mischief, there's always my nemesis, Dr. Wily.
"Is this the Meta Man residence," squeaked a voice at the end of the line.
"That's MEGA Man," I snarled. Sheesh! After saving the crummy world three times, you'd think they'd get the name right!
"Uh...right. Any how, Mr. Man, Dr. Wily hasn't been showing up at the Mad Doctor's Anonymous meetings lately, and we...
"Say no more...I'm on my way! This looks like a job for Mega Man!"
The Boys Are Back in Town
Dr. Wily is at it again and, as always, Mega Man is the only robot brave enough to take him on. The mad doctor has resurrected evil robots from the original Mega Man game: Ice Man, Electric Man, Cut Man, and Fire Man, plus some of your favorites from Mega Man 2: Quick Man, Heat Man, Bubble Man, and Flash Man.
Initially, you'll have to take on the robots from MM #1. You can start with anyone you want, but there are no weak links among these guys-all the levels are equally tough. If you played the original Mega Man game, you have a big advantage. All the obstacles (Bladers, Mets, Fleas, Spines, etc.) are the same.
Once you dispatch Ice Man, Electric Man, Fire Man, and Cut Man, it's on to Dr. Wily's lab. The lab has all the obstacles you've just faced in the last four levels-but this time they're all in one place for your gameplaying convenience.
It's All Done with Mirrors
At the end of the lab is the teleportation room where you can zip off to battle the evil robots of Mega Man 2. You get a large power pill after each battle you survive. And after four battles, you get to take on a new villain, Mega Man Hunter.
MMH is no fragile plate of glass, even though he does use mirrors as his main weapon. He'll reflect your blasts right back at you if you're not careful, but destroying him nets you the biggest prize of the game-the Miirorbuster.
The Doctor Is In!
It's no big surprise that Dr. Wily is waiting for you at the end of this game. The Doc's invented yet another large, havoc-causing machine. The guy obviously has a talent for this sort of work. Maybe he should get a job with General Motors.
Nuts and Bolts
Mega Man in Dr. Wily's Revenge has the great gameplay and graphics that has come to signify the Mega Man games. It doesn't get an "A" for Originality-this cart is really just a rehash of past MM carts. But I'll take a high quality rehash over a poorly done original cart any day. From the success of the Mega Man series on the NES, it looks like most of you will too!
- Bubble Lead works great against Heat Man.
- Use the Mirrorbuster to reflect Dr. Wily's weapon back against himself to destroy his machine.
- This password starts you off with Electric Man's Thunder Beam: B1,01, C2, A4, B4.
- When you're hopping from post to post in Fire Man's World, keep backtracking to bring out NEW Bladers. They're easy to destroy and they release power pills and energy pellets.