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Rockman/Mega Man 2 - Slide and Charge Shot

Hack of Mega Man 2

Description:

This is a patch intended for Rockman 2 or Megaman 2, which adds sliding, and charge shots to the game. Sliding is based on Megaman 3 physics, and charge shot is the large version from Megaman 5.

Also included is Weapon Swapping via Select Button.

It is free to use for any Rockman/Megaman 2 hacks if desired.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Mega Man 2 (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File MD5: 8E4BC5B03FFBD4EF91400E92E50DD294
  • File SHA-1: 2290D8D839A303219E9327EA1451C5EEA430F53D
  • File CRC32: 5E268761
  • ROM MD5: 0527A0EE512F69E08B8DB6DC97964632
  • ROM SHA-1: 2EC08F9341003DED125458DF8697CA5EF09D2209
  • ROM CRC32: 0FCFC04D
  • *
  • No-Intro Name: Rockman 2 - Dr. Wily no Nazo (Japan)
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File MD5: 055FB8DC626FB1FBADC0A193010A3E3F
  • File SHA-1: FB51875D1FF4B0DEEE97E967E6434FF514F3C2F2
  • File CRC32: 30B91650
  • ROM MD5: 770D55A19AE91DCAA9560D6AA7321737
  • ROM SHA-1: 3E9DC769E1B63E73834786EC7FE9EDE7E706C72F
  • ROM CRC32: 6150517C

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
kuja killerHacking

User Review Information

Two great features, one broken feature

Reviewed By: G30FF on 22 Jul 2020

The sliding and charge shot features of this hack are excellently implemented, and if they were the only features this hack added, I would recommend it without question. However, there is one additional feature that is inconsistently broken: fast weapon switching by pressing Select.

At various points in the game, using this feature will cause the graphics to become garbled. After it happens, it will keep getting worse until the game becomes unplayable and crashes. I’m using version 1.1 on the no-intro US Mega Man 2 ROM, and I’ve verified this behaviour on lr-nestopia and lr-fceumm Retroarch cores. I can most often see this problem in the hallways before bosses, but I can sometimes see this earlier in stages. It is not consistent, but it’s there.

I’ve confirmed this bug does not happen in the Rockman 2 version of the patch, at least from the brief testing I did. I was able to use a hex editor to remove the weapon swap function from the US version of the patch, so that is likely how I will use this patch in the future.

This hack is otherwise excellent, and if this bug can be fixed, I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

Version 1.1 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Works very well!Mengo29 Nov 20201.1Yes
Two functions works, but...diablo66606 Jun 20201.1Yes
This is really cool...Googie05 Sep 20191.1Yes
Finally!worrow02 Sep 20191.1Yes
Two great features, one broken featureG30FF22 Jul 20201.1No
Good but somewhat innacurateNess21 Aug 20181.1Yes
Well-made, minor complaintKevvyLava14 Aug 20181.1Yes
What a Difference Two Abilities Make!Ziko06 Aug 20181.0Yes