Alright, we’re back with more Best MAN action!
Today we’re tackling what is widely regarded as the greatest of all Mega Man games, and potentially one of the greatest sequels in all of videogame history, the bombastic powerhouse that is Mega Man 2.
Mega Man 2 was a massive step up in quality from it’s predecessor.
The graphics were more colorful and better animated, the roster of bosses of expanded from 6 to the now traditional 8,
the difficulty level was tuned to perfection, and the music, good Lord the music; was simply breathtaking.
Personally, I don’t feel it’s an understatement to say that the Title Theme of Mega Man 2 is one of the most iconic tracks in all of gaming.
It has since been adopted as the closest thing to a theme music that Mega Man has ever had, even serving as his background music in the original Marvel vs. Capcom.
Mega Man 2 was a fantastic game, though I am still debating whether it truly is the best Mega Man game of all time.
Both Mega Man 2 and 3 were very special to me as a child, and I tend to regard them as equals in that sense.
Someday I’ll man up and take a side, but for today, we’re talkin’ about Mega Man 2, more specifically; who’s The Best MAN!
The answer is:
In short, Quick Man was a beast.
His stage was crazy fuckin’ hard for all the wrong reasons,
he was generally the last of the 8 robot masters players would face, and to make matters worse he could put up a legitimately good fight if you came in unprepared.
All that, and he had the nerve to have shitty music that sounded like someone pounding out a telegram message:
So why then do I honor Quick Man with The Best MAN honors for Mega Man 2?
Surely the vote should have gone to Bubble Man on account of my childhood love for/relation to him, right?
While that may be (regrettably) true, Quick Man gets the nod for truly the manliest of reasons:
Quick Man’s look and personality outside of Mega Man 2 more than make up for his somewhat shitty role in the game.
I mean look at him, he’s got the sleek and sexy design, a cocky glint in his eye, and well, uh, a fuckin’ BOOMERANG for a weapon!
Yeah that’s right, a BOOMERANG!
Quick Man = The Shit.
Don’t fuck with me pal, I know where you live…