Episode 030 – Mega Man 2 (1989)

Episode 030 – Mega Man 2 (1989)

Episode 030 – Mega Man 2 (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using our mega busters and mostly the metal blade to defeat evil robot masters! From 1989, we are playing Capcom’s Mega Man 2. We are also joined by special guest, friend of the show and one-time letter writer, Hawk Man 5000, a.k.a. Dave! He’s a master of the series, apparently being one of the five people left that owns a cartridge version.

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  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the buildup and classic crescendo of the Mega Man 2 main theme.
  • 55:15 – Emails. The boys talk about their favorite games from 30 years ago, dinosaur-based games and the lack of emails in Todd’s box.
  • 1:09:30 – Todd gets something off his chest.
  • 1:13:45 – Snifferoo. Between this and the Mega Man 2 theme, we are sorry that 8-bit theme songs will haunt your dreams.


– According to Price Charting, pretty much all of the NES Mega Man games are now worth some decent money, whether you have the box or not. Thanks to their popularity and scarcity, loose cart prices range from $20 for the third up to $96 for the fifth. Boxed prices range from $180 to $1,800. Even the press kit for the ninth installment, which is a sort of faux-NES game for modern systems, is $275 to $300.

– We picked Mega Man 2 because it is a bit more modern and easier than the first game, but really, any game of the main series or the X-series is worth playing. There are various collections and games available for purchase on pretty much every system and online stores.

– The good Den of Geek story on the fall of Capcom and Mega Man is by Ryan Lambie, and you can read it here. Mighty No. 9, the spiritual successor by series creator Keiji Inafune, is due out February 2016.

3 responses

  1. […] – Hawk Man 5000 previously guested for Mega Man 2, which you can listen to here! […]


  2. […] Man 11 now has a playable demo out, per Polygon. We covered Mega Man 2 for Episode 30, and it was the first guest appearance for Friend of the Show […]


  3. […] in 1996, a gap of about 12 years. We covered the second installment with Friend of the Show Hawk in Episode 30. Also coming out 10 years ago – The Lego Batman […]


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